Nikon is extending its Coolpix range with two stylish compacts boasting enhanced slideshow capabilities.

Nikon is extending its Coolpix range with two stylish compacts boasting enhanced slideshow capabilities.

With compact dimensions of 93x59x20mm, the S5 and S6 incorporate a ?wave-surface? style, designed to provide comfort to the user.

The cameras boast 6MP CCD?s and 3x optical zoom 35-105mm zoom lenses. Both cameras also include LCDs (2.5in on the S5, and 3in on the S6) with a wide 170° viewing angle and resolution of 230,000 pixels.

The new Pictmotion feature can creates slideshows from movies and still images; the user can choose from a selection of styles and five supplied music files.

The S6 has the added advantage of Wi-Fi capability, enabling the photographer to send pictures directly from their camera to a computer.

Features common to both cameras include: In Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting, Face Priority AF and Time-lapse movie function.

A total of 15 pre-optimised scene modes feature on the cameras; four with scene assist, and both include a dedicated portrait button.

For enhanced operation, the cameras include a rotary-multi selector, which uses a circular scrolling motion to scroll through pictures at a rate of 10fps.

Hitting the shops at the end of February, the Coolpix S5 costs £299.99, while the Coolpix S6 is available in March for £349.99. Call 0800 230 220 to find out more. A black version of the S6 is a Jessops exclusive, and a grey version is available at Comet.