updated 12:45 pm EDT, Thu September 13, 2007
T-Mobile Wi-Fi for Nikon
Nikon has announced that its upcoming COOLPIX S51c camera, due later this month, will come with a special subscription offer to promote its wireless functions. Users will be able sign up for a free six-month period of T-Mobile's HotSpot, a series of about 8,500 Wi-Fi points located in places such as airports, Borders, Kinko's and Starbucks. This will then allow people to send photos and video directly from the camera, using Nikon's my Picturetown service to guide the photos towards e-mail, websites like Flickr, or owners of BlackBerry phones.
The S51c is an 8.1-megapixel camera, and has features such as ISO 1600 sensitivity and the EXPEED image processor used in the D300. Its lens has 3x optical zoom, and uses a mechanical image stabilizer to reduce blur. Pricing is set at $330.