Nikon Corp. will launch a compact LED light for Nikon 1 and Coolpix cameras that can be used to provide light to still images and movies recorded at a close distance. The LD-100 LED light features a diffusion panel that enables a natural rendering of textures with a soft light, ideal for close-ups and still photography. The degree and effects of continuous lighting can be previewed in the Live View display. Another way of controlling the angle of lighting is to remove the bracket and hold the LED light in one’s hand. Four AA batteries run the LED light for 30 minutes with alkaline type, or about 120 minutes with Lithium-ion type. The light is expected to be available by October 31.