On the occasion of Canada’s 147th birthday, I’m pretty excited to kick-off this giveaway for a Nikon Coolpix S9600. For the month of June Staples Canada challenged me to participate in their #30DaysofSummer photo challenge on Instagram. I have to admit that looking through my pictures now, it’s been fun to watch the evolution of the season, from flowers first budding to kids playing in the pool and I’m inspired to keep going…to capture every moment!
Summer in Canada, after all, is brief. Especially this year, since we just came out of the worst winter in decades. That’s why Staples Canada also wants YOU to capture every moment with a new wi-fi enabled camera that makes it easy to take great shots and share them instantly on your favourite social network (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
Here’s what you need to know about this great camera:
16.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor
22x Optical Zoom – NIKKOR Glass Lens and Up to 4x Digital Zoom (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 2,200mm lens in 35mm  format)
3.0″ (approx. 460k-dot) TFT-LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Full HD 1080p movies with stereo sound and New 5-Axis Hybrid VR
Features Target Finding Af, intelligent autofocus that instantly and accurately determines your intended subject and focuses on it
Built-in Wi-Fi® for instant photo sharing and remote camera control with a compatible smartphone or tablet
18 Scene Modes and Scene Auto Selector for effortless photos and videos
High-performance CMOS image sensor lets you shoot without a flash
Easily apply creative Image Effects like Glamour Retouch, Quick Retouch, Red Eye Correction, Skin Softening – no need for additional photo or video-editing software
Includes Subject Tracking, which automatically locks onto a moving subject and helps keep it in focus until you’re ready to take the shot
Features Lens-shift Vibration Reduction – keeps the shot steadier, even if your hands are not
Dimensions: 2.5″ H. x 4.3″ W. x 1.3″ D.
Product Weight: 0.45 lb
2-year manufacturer’s limited warranty (details with product)
Included in the Box: Nikon COOLPIX S9600 Digital Camera (Black), Lith-ION Battery, Charger, USB Cable, DVD, Strap
This #30SummerDays giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and closes July 15, 2014 at 11:59pm. ARV of this prize is $299.