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Part I, various Nikon Models 2001-2002

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Nikon D1X / Nikon D1H Digital Still SLR cameras, 05.02.2001

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Nikon announced two models at the same time during mid of 2001:- one is optimized for image resolution and the other is optimized for action based photography where the emphasis is on fast workflow. Both models form the digital-core of Nikon's Imaging System, which together with top film-based performers Nikon F5, F100, Nikkor optics, various speedlights, system accessories, present a formidable, complete-solution photographic system. With the debut of these two models, Nikon's Professional Total Imaging System will now boast the amazing combination of two 35mm SLRs, the F5 and F100, plus the D1 and the new Nikon D1x and D1h models.

Kodak DCS700 Series models

Kodak DCS700 Series models

Kodak/Nikon DCS-760

Kodak/Nikon DCS-720x

Kodak / Nikon DCS-720(x) & DCS-760 Digital Still SLR cameras, 1999

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05.1999. Kodak updated their top of the line DCS series using a Nikon F5 chassis, It was the 6th Nikon SLR models that Kodak used in modifying them as digital SLRs. Each of the early version of the Kodak DCS620 and the later DCS 660 models have different technical configurations with differing image resolution (Performance of the subsequent DCS-760 (2001) was also varied).. See below for a quick overview on the Kodak DCS-600 series:-

Image Resolution:
DCS 760:
6 million pixel imager (2:3 aspect ratio) operating at 80 - 400 ISO
DCS 720x:
2 million pixel imager (2:3 aspect ratio) operating at 400 - 4000 ISO

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The Nikon COOLPIX 995. Perhaps the "995" could have given a clue and signaled the end of the unique swivel, revolving design of the 900 series Nikon Digital Compacts. True enough, the subsequent models were reverting to a more conventional design as with other Nikon compacts. But as everyone thought the unique design of the 900 came to its end, actually Nikon re adopted this design with the 4500 model in 2002 again, surprised huh ? This 2001 top of the line Nikon D-compact was employed with a 4X Zoom ratio 8-32mm Nikkor (equivalent to 38-152mm in the 35mm format) and it also came with a 4x digital zoom. The sensor delivered a maximum image resolution of 2,048 x 1,536-pixel with its 3.2 effective megapixel CCD. New innovation deployed within were an improved image-processing algorithm, Noise Reduction Mode, auto Matrix White Balance Bracketing, Saturation Control Mode and a 7-blade iris diaphragm for precise control over aperture settings. The 4-modes TTL Metering System used is a 256-segment Matrix Metering as well as for Matrix Auto White Balance.

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The AF modes is powered by a 5-Areas Multi AF system with 7,123 steps. The shutter speed range is an extended 1/2,300 sec. to 8 seconds. Other significant features were: a LED Backlight LCD Monitor, built-in pop-up Speedlight, auto quick image review, extended battery life capability (approx. 110 min. with a dedicated rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1). It is compatible with a wide range of converter lenses and accessories such as Fisheye Converter FC-E8, Wideangle Converter WC-E63 (Wideangle Converter WC-E68 usable but requires Lens Adapter UR-E7) and Telephoto Converters TC-E2 / TC-E3ED. This last of the Nikon D-900 compact was eventually replaced with the Nikon COOLPIX 4500 a year later in 2002. Download PDF

Nikon Capture Software (Mac or PC) -- Complementing the new models will be a new version of Nikon Capture. This version advances performance with full 16-bit image quality and control that is ideal for post-processing of Nikon's NEF (Nikon Electronic Files) raw files as well as a host of other file formats that are produced by the D1x and D1H The new Capture will also work effectively with the Nikon D1. NEF files are composed of raw CCD data that is later processed into final images using Nikon Capture software. AF, AF-G, AF-I, AF-S Ai and Ai-S Nikkor lenses and many other special Nikkor lenses are compatible with the cameras; best performance is possible when using any D-Type AF Nikkor lens

Nikon SB-50DX AF Speedlight, 05.02.2001
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This digital ready Nikon n speedlight works compatibly with all Nikon SLR models that feature TTL flash control, including the new Nikon FM3A, all Nikon Digital SLRs & work in concert with the built-in speedlight on the Nikon N80(TM), N65(TM) & possibly other coming Nikon 35mm SLR models. 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi-Sensor (F5, F100, N90s, N80, N70 or other coming models). Flash coverage widest at 14mm (GN 39 with wide-flash adapter) & GN 85 (35mm setting) Permits close-up shooting up to 11.8 inches (flash head tilts up 90-degrees for bounce flash effects or down to minus 18-degrees for on-camera close up shooting); flash duration 1/1800 sec. at manual full output; minimum recycling time is approximately 3.5 seconds in full power manual mode; features an AF-Assist Illuminator. features include a Ready-light to indicate charge level; Flash compensation from +/-3 EV in 1/3 EV Steps (film) and 1/6 EV steps (digital); Flash button for test firing; Wide-flash adapter for 14mm lenses; Diffuser for double-flash operation and a Light sensor for remote operation, also includes a Lock lever & LCD panel illuminator to automatically turn off the flash when not in use and an Infrared Filter SW-91R to offer the user an infrared remote commander. Weighing just 8.3 ounces, using Two CR123A or DL123A-type 3V lithium batteries.

Nikon COOLPIX 775 that introduced in April, 2001 is the first digital camera to feature a One-Touch button to allow users to upload digital images directly to the desktop or the Web. Its ultra-compact dimension packs a 3x zoom lens and 2.14 megapixel CCD. Features includes: quick review function allows users to view images captured on 1/4 of the LCD monitor while simultaneously viewing the live action with its 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, featuring a zoom range of 38-115mm (35mm equivalent). Also features 256-element Matrix Metering, advanced image-processing and 2.14-megapixel CCD that produces sharp and clean 8 x 10-inch pictures and Movie Mode that creates QVGA movies for up to 40 seconds at approximately 15 frames per second. Weighing a mere 6.5 ounces. Packaged software: Nikon View 4, software from ArcSoft. Comes with USB cable, 8 MB Type 1 card and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with charger. Download PDF Brochure

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Nikon DN100 camera, 31.05, 2001

Nikon announced introduction of the Nikon's DN100 (Digital Network) Camera for Industrial and Life Science applications The camera allows user to capture, transfer and monitor micro/macro images simultaneously. The networking capability enables viewing of high-resolution images by many people in different locations, whether in multi-user facilities or across continents, in real time and at megapixel resolution. The DN100 is not platform dependent, attaching directly to a local area network (LAN) or the Internet. It is a browser based communications programs network system. The system is stand-alone, using any standard monitor up to 1280x1024 resolution without the need for a PC or special software to capture and transfer images. This makes it a perfect tool for a wide variety of industrial, bio-science and educational applications. It delivers color 1.3 megapixel resolution at a rate of 15 frames per second and alleviates the need to first record images before sharing them. Captured images can be transferred to networked parties simultaneously at 1 frame per 2 seconds through 1 frame every 10 minutes, making it ideal for time lapse applications.

Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G Ultra-Compact, very affordable wide angle-to-portrait zoom lens for general photography. It has a built-in aperture control (via the Command Dial), a feature on the newest Nikon SLR cameras, which does not require that the lens have an aperture ring (meaning, it is not usable with older Nikon bodies). However, although it is a new series of G-designated optic which can be used with bodies like F5, F100, N80, N65, APS Models like Pronea S and Pronea 6i, it can also be used with as all Nikon's D-series Digital SLR cameras + other coming models. For the F4), N90-series, N70, N8008-series and N6006 bodies, this G-lense can only be used in programmed auto or shutter-priority auto exposure modes. Technical highlights: one aspherical lens element, Nikon Super Integrated Coating; A rounded diaphragm opening with seven blades. Main advantage is, it is very affordable for many budget strapped photographers. Two VR modes available (VR operation can be canceled): 1) VR for both the viewfinder image and the image on film: Moderate VR operation is activated ensuring viewing comfort for the viewfinder image. 2) VR for the image on the film only: Reduces possibility of viewfinder- induced "nausea" and conserves battery power. Its new optical design that incorporates three ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements. Highlights: 17 elements in 11 groups (3 ED glass elements); 7.5' to infinity; Built-in A/M switch, focus Lock mechanism,, Focus range limiter, Attachment size of 77mm, works with TC-14A and TC-201.Weighs 46 oz and measures 5.5 x 10.4".

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April 27, 2001 Nikon Introduced 3 AF-S Nikkor Lenses with their Silent Wave Motor. The AF-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8D ED-IF II, AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D ED-IF II and the AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D ED-IF II. All lenses used a lightweight magnesium die-cast body with a tripod mounting foot & Silent Wave Motor that provides fast and accurate autofocus, while maintaining quit operation. Features include M/A Mode to provide instant switching from autofocus to manual focus with virtually no time-lag delay, even during AF servo operation, Extra Low Dispersion (ED) optical glass elements (3 ED elements each in a common numbers of 11 elements in 9 groups for ALL three lenses); Distance Technology that provides focus distance information to camera's metering systems that support Nikon's 3D Matrix Metering and flash operation; come with a Trunk Case and accept Nikon's new AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II and TC-20E II; 9-blades rounded diaphragm; Internal Focusing (IF) & Nikon Super Integrated Coating.

Almost the same time, Nikon also introduced 2 Teleconverter The TC-14E II and TC-20E II. These TC are designed for use with Nikon AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses, TC-14E II Lens increases Focal length by 1.4X (5 elements in 5 groups, reduces lens aperture by one f-stop); TC-20E II increases Focal length by 2X (7 elements in 6 groups, reduces lens aperture by two f-stop) Both Teleconverter lenses allow photographers to increase focal length without reducing optical quality. Retain the same optical design, quality and compact dimensions of the existing TC-14E and TC-20E but with a new cosmetic design that matches the latest AF-S Nikkor lenses. offer full aperture metering with compatible cameras and also allow for autofocusing when used with Nikon D1, D1H, D1X, F5, F100, N80 and N65 (or other coming applicable models) AF SLR Cameras (Recommended Nikkor Lenses: AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED-IF, AF-S 300mm f/2.8D ED-IF II, AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF, AF-S 400mm f/2.8D ED-IF II, AF-S 500mm f/4 ED-IF II and AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IF II or other coming AF-S lenses) In addition, the lenses come with a new Front Cap BF-3A, which can also be used as a body cap. However: with the TC-20E II, Autofocus not possible with some earlier lenses such as AF-S 300mm f/4D ED-IF*; AF-S 500mm f/4 ED-IF II & and AF-S 600mm f/4D ED-IF II.

Note: TC-14EII Compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses except AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED, 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED, VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED and DX Nikkor lenses. While TC-20EII Compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses except AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED, 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED, VR 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED, 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED and DX Nikkor lenses.


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Nikon Lite-Touch Zoom 140 ED/QD 35mm Camera was announced in July, 2001
: It was a new inclusion of the high-powered zoom compact Lite-Touch series. It features a 3.7x zoom lens, incorporates Nikon's ED glass with an impressive zoom range of 38-140mm. Features includes: an anti-fog eyepiece for cold or humid environments and a panorama setting for those full vista shots; built-in Quartz Date function (QD model); pop-up flash to reduce Red-Eye and four flash modes (including Slow Sync mode); multicoated viewfinder, diopter adjustment as well as mid-roll change capabilities.

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Download PDF Quick Start User Guide (891) The Nikon COOLPIX 885 introduced in Aug, 2001 was like the previous 775 in appearance. This compact, lightweight 3x zoom digital camera with 3.2 effective megapixel The 8-24mm (equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm format) also delivers a 4x digitized magnification. The sensor was a 1/1.8-in. CCD which delivers a maximum resolution of 2,048 x 1,536-pixel images. Main features include were a directional Multi Selector for various control modes (12 different Scene modes (Portrait; Party/Indoor; Night Portrait; Beach/Snow; Landscape; Night Landscape; Sunset; Fireworks; Close Up; Copy; Backlight and the new Museum mode which cancels the flash);); a 5-Area Multi Autofocus system; a easy to use 1-touch image transfer button to PC/Mac for quick and easy e-mailing.

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The built-in speedlight has a 5 simple modes operations and the 1.5-in. TFT LCD monitor came with brightness adjustment under all lighting conditions. Features included one-Touch upload to the Web feature that permits via a Transfer button on the camera for directly uploading digital photos quickly and easily to the desktop or the Internet. Weighs only 7.9 ounces, and features a movie mode for capturing 40 seconds of 15 fps video. Additional advanced features on the COOLPIX 885 include a Five-Area Multi Autofocus and a five-mode advanced built-in speedlight. It also has a Slide Copy Adapter (with optional Step Down Ring Lens Adapter UR-E4). nuclides Nikon View 4 software, software from ArcSoft, Canto Cumulus 5.0 Trial and View Media Pro. Standard package: 16MB Lexar Media Compact Flash card and a 2CR5 lithium battery , a lens cap, wrist strap, USB and video cables. Extended battery shooting is possible due to the use of rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1 that delivers approx. 90 min of shooting. Compatible with a wide range of converter lenses and accessories like Fisheye Converter FC-E8, Wideangle Converter WC-E63 and Telephoto Converters TC-E2 / TC-E3ED (requires Step Down Ring Lens Adapter UR-E4). The Wideangle Converter WC-E68 is also usable via combination of Lens Adapter UR-E7 with Step Down Ring Lens Adapter UR-E4. The 885 has a scaled down version, 775 introduced later in April. 2001. Download PDF Brochure

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Nikon first 5.24 Megapixel compact digital models, COOLPIX 5000 was launched in September, 2001: It packs with a 5.24 megapixel CCD (5.0 effective), 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens and a top shutter speed of 1/4,000 second and shooting speed of up to three frames per second at full resolution. For the first time, it incorporates a1.8-inch LCD monitor that swivels in virtually any direction for easy subject framing, a Macro shooting mode to capture images as close as 3/4 inch and a Movie mode that shoots up to 40 seconds of video with audio, into a compact magnesium alloy body weighing a mere 12.6 ounces.

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The lense is a wideangle, 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens with a 28-85mm focal length (35mm equivalent) with 3 X aspherical lens elements. Combined with a 2/3-inch 5.0 effective megapixel CCD and 12-bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) converter resulting in sharp images with vivid color and excellent saturation. Highlights: 256-segment Matrix Metering in a four-mode through-the-lens (TTL) metering system, with center-weighted, spot and spot Autofocus capabilities. Exposure can be further controlled through programs such as Automatic with Flexible, Shutter-Priority Automatic, Aperture-Priority Automatic and Manual. One significant improvement made to the COOLPIX is the addition of a delightful, multi-angled rear LCD screen, which made the Nikon 5000 series comparable to the Canon's flagship G-series digital compact models in operational functionality. The camera can reach an ISO equivalent of 800. Built-in Hot Shoe, Five-Mode flash, Five-Areas Multi Autofocus system, a Macro mode to produce crisp photos from as close as 3/4-inches; multiple capture modes including continuous shooting of up to three frames per second in full size (2,560 x 1,920 pixels) and a top shutter speed of 1/4,000 second; Movie mode that captures 40 seconds of Quick Time video. Uses rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (supports a new optional power pack that uses six 1.5-volt AA batteries ). Also works with the full range of existing COOLPIX lens and accessories as well as a new 19mm wideangle converter lens (35mm equivalent). The camera was upgraded in Dec. to accept IBM's Microdrive in high-capacity storage of 1GB or 512MB capacities. Firmware, Version 1.7 was announced in Oct. 2002 which further enhances its performances. Download PDF Brochure as reading reference.

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Nikon F55QD / Nikon U 35mm SLR camera, 05.01.2002

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A very similar camera, Nikon Us model, sold only within the Japanese market

Developed with the amateur photographers and first-time SLR users in mind, Nikon N55 35mm SLR Camera features include a Three-Area autofocus system with Focus Tracking & Nikon's Lock-On technology, a wide range of exposure modes, advanced light metering systems with 3D matrix metering, (with additional Five-Segment Matrix Metering and Center Partial Metering) and the added convenience of an automatic built-in speedlight that provides Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash. It also provides auto exposure bracketing, exposure compensation and multiple exposure; a large LCD panel with easy-to-read characters simplifies mode selection and monitoring. The F-Lens Mount makes it compatible with the ever enlarging AF-Nikkor lense family of more than 40 AF Nikkor lenses, however, older MF Nikkor are not fully compatible. This camera may have been sold as Nikon U in domestic Japanese market were both models shared many similarities.


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Feb. 21, 2002 Nikon announced two new models compact 35mm film cameras. It was the first in what we referred as the "mid-high end" power zoom-compacts - the Lite-Touch® Zoom 130 ED/QD used to hailed as the world's smallest and lightest 3.4x zoom compact camera by Nikon with a sliding lens cover ( 4.6 x 2.4 x 1.7 inches and a weight of only 6.7 ounces), an automatic pop-up flash and a 3.4x zoom lens, with a zoom range of 38-130mm. Another was the One-Touch® Zoom 90s/QD, is a 2.4x zoom compact camera ( equaling a zoom range of 38-90mm), it measuring at a compact 4.6 x 2.5 x 2.1 inches and weight at a mere 7.9 ounces. it comes with shooting options including a Macro mode to shoot the subject from as close as 12 inches. Both feature five flash modes, including a Red-Eye reduction mode, built-in Quartz Date function and optional Remote Control (130 ED/QD only).

Nikon SB-80DX AF Speedlight, Feb. 21, 2002

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The new AF Nikon Speedlight was the top ranked models available for both the film-based as well as Digital SLRs during this period. By adding more power (a powerful guide number of 125 (at 35mm position, ISO 100); extended working zoom range (from 24mm to 105mm + 14mm wide panel) and wide angle capability along with innovative new features; it is designed for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts, provides seamless compatibility and offers enhanced creative lighting capabilities with most Nikon 35mm and digital SLR cameras ( The SB-80DX offers 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash function with the F5, F100, N90s and N80 film SLR cameras as well as D-TTL performance with the Nikon digital SLR cameras (include the D1x, D1H, D1, and the new D100 or other coming models). It also offers Matrix balanced Fill-Pash with the N65 35mm film SLR camera). Its advance features include: With off-camera, wireless TTL capabilities (up to 23 feet in TTL auto-mode and 131 feet in manual-mode), the SB-80DX can be used with other Nikon speedlights and accessories including the SB-50DX, the new SB-30 and the SU-4 Wireless TTL Slave Flash Controller for multiple flash photography. An extended Flash compensation up to +/- 3-EV; eight new built-in Custom Settings; a new Standby function that lets photographers adjust settings from 40 seconds to 300 seconds, providing power saving control during multiple flash photography, a new selector style controller gives quick access to most functions of the speedlight in one or two jogs on the dial. A multi-angle flash head tilts as low as minus seven-degrees for close up photography and up to 90-degrees for bounce flash with an all-metal mounting foot with safety lock.

A new G-series Nikkor Zoom, an AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF was announced by Nikon in February, 2002. It is an ultra-compact, lightweight lens featuring Nikon's Silent Wave Motor(TM) technology, Extra Low Dispersion Optical Glass (ED), Super Integrated Coating (S-IC), Internal Focusing Construction (IF), Aspherical optic (ASP), Silent Wave Motor Technology (SWM), Distance Technology, and G-Type design (aperture control exclusively from camera body). Works with newer Nikon bodies that has Command Dials only.

Nikon D100 Digital SLR camera, Feb. 21, 2002

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Regarded as the most popular Nikon D-SLRs introduced thus far due to its modest entry price and has enabled many Nikon enthusiasts be able to own it. Used the body chassis of the Nikon F80, it incorporated a high-definition CCD that features 6.1 million effective pixels, producing high-definition 3,008 x 2,000-pixel images with improved image-processing algorithm and enhanced auto white balance system assures accurate color rendition. Integrated features including the 3D Matrix metering system and D-TTL flash control capability. It also uses a new one-chip system LSI (Large Scale Integrated Circuit) provides faster image processing while improving power consumption. Other highlights include top shutter speed of 1/4000 second, built-in speedlight with D-TTL flash control and a flash sync speed of up to 1/180 second; an on-demand grid lines and a five area autofocus with dynamic AF operation, a system-wide compatibility with more than 40 AF Nikkor Lenses, advanced speedlights, including the new SB-80DX, and other accessories; complemented with Nikon View 5 and Nikon Capture 3 software to provide Nikon's exclusive NEF (Nikon Electronic File) RAW image file format; new accessory includes an optional Multi Function Battery Pack that features voice-memo, vertical shutter release button, command and Sub-Command dials, AF start button and a 10-pin remote terminal.


Nikon SB-30 Speedlight, Feb. 21, 2002

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Don't get fooled by model number, this is not a hi-tech advance Nikon flash unit, but rather an extremely compact and lightweight pocket
sized speedlight. At 3.2 ounces and the flash's shoe allows the flash to be rotated down by 50-degrees, nearly flush with the camera top with a safety lock system. Its flash coverage provides a wide-angle area of 28mm, consistent with popular wide-angle zoom lenses, and can cover up to 17mm with the built-in wide flash filter. The same 50-degree downward tilt also allows users to shoot on-camera close-ups at 1 to 3.3 feet from the subject. A new built-in wireless mode lets the SB-30 fire synchronously, triggered from as far as 131 feet (manual mode) by other speedlights in the Nikon Multiple Flash System (Maximum range varies with ambient light brightness). Using its built-in infrared filter, the SB-30 can act as a remote commander for triggering other Nikon speedlights during a multiple flash set-up. This compact speedlight has a guide number of 52 (At 28mm setting, ISO 100), and a minimum recycle time of approximately four seconds in full power manual mode, when using fresh batteries. The flash works with virtually all Nikon 35mm SLR cameras that feature TTL control, all digital SLR cameras, select Coolpix(R) cameras and a growing family of Nikon speedlights.

Nikon AF500SV a basic typical entry level AF cum AE compact camera that has a fixed focus 28mm f/5.6 lense which close focus down to 1.2m (3.9 ft.). It has a few basic flash modes with redeye reduction and self timer. An alternate QD version provides basic date imprint. It is very similar to the AF250SV (almost cannot distinguished the differences and kepi me wondering why Nikon has two models which carries almost the same spec.). Download a Brochure Nikon AF250SV The little brother of the EF500SV model. The 250SV is a simple, back to basic AF compact. Has a large, clear viewfinder and a fixed 28mm wide-angle lense. Auto Flash, Flash Cancel and Anytime Flash modes. Other features include Red-Eye Reduction LED lamp, self-timer mode and Date imprint function (QD model only). Download a Brochure

Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G Lens: Provides an affordable package of wide-angle to telephoto flexibility in a compact, lightweight lens. As a new inclusion of the G-series family, this lense packs some common features such as the use of Super Integrated Coating (S-IC), Distance Technology, and G-Type design (aperture control via Sub-Command Dial exclusively from newer series of Nikon film-based or Digital SLR bodies).


Two Nikkor was introduced during Feb. 2002. AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Lens - used to be the standard lens of 35mm photography. The lense has distance chip set within that provides Distance Information, a technology that enables the lens to pass focused distance data to the compatible Nikon camera's advanced Matrix Meter and Balanced Fill-Flash Systems (works with 3D Color Matrix Meter, other Matrix Meter versions, 3D Digital Image Matrix Control, and Fill-Flash and balanced Fill-Flash performance are provided in current Nikon 35mm and Digital SLR models).Super Integrated Coating is treated on all lens surfaces, and it is fully compatible with all current Nikon 35mm and digital SLR camera bodies. These include the D1X, D1H and D100 digital SLR cameras and the F5, F100, N80, N65, and N55 35mm SLR cameras. With its F Mount, the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D can also be used with every Nikon SLR made since 1959 (a Rare & real treat from Nikon lately...)

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