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Part II. 2001/2001 various Nikon models

Coolpix 5700

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Three Digital Coolpix compacts was announced by Nikon in May, 2002. Coolpix 5700 Download PDF Brochure - a pro-consumer grade 5-Megapixel CCD digital compact with a 8x Optical Zoom-Nikkor ED Nikkor lense; Coolpix 4500 Download PDF Brochure - Nikon's 1st 4-Megapixel with a 4x Optical Zoom and an entry model, very compact Coolpix 2000 Download PDF Brochure

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Coolpix 5700 was the world's first digital camera with a 5.0 effective megapixel CCD (maximum resolution of 2,560 x 1,920 pixels) that came with an amazing 8X 8.9-71.2mm f/2.8-4.2, 14 elements in 10 groups optical Zoom-Nikkor with ED glass elements (35 - 280mm (35mm equivalent). It was also the first in the Coolpix family that offers an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) (180,000-dot polysilicon TFT LCD with an anti-reflective coating for 97% frame coverage and bright preview); Nikon's exclusive Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass for superior image quality and the ability to capture in a RAW data recording mode for ultimate image control. Other technical highlights: Body made of durable Magnesium alloy and a fully articulating LCD screen and records up to one minute of full-motion video with sound, Vari-angle LCD screen; automatic Speedlight pop-up flash; three consecutive full-sized pictures at three frames per second, or at 1.5 frames per second; 70-millisecond shutter release lag time; Quick Review; supports other Nikon playback modes including zoom, thumbnail, histogram, focus confirmation and highlight point display; comes with four exposure modes -- Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual, all featuring a top shutter speed of 1/4,000 of a second; TTL White Balance (Fine, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy and Speedlight); compatible with Compact Flash(TM) cards Type I and II as well as the IBM Corporation's 512MB & 1 GB Microdrive and uses rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. The Coolpix 4500, has surprisingly revered back to adopt the old 900 series design . The CCD is a 4.1 megapixel sensor and It also offers 4 X digital zooming Built on the body design of the earlier Coolpix 995, the camera offers advanced imaging control options as well as numerous automatic functions which a includes a variety of options provided by 16 built-in Scene modes, the most in any Coolpix camera, and an automatic pop-up flash. It also has sound features for attaching up to 20 seconds of recorded notes to photos, and for capturing 35 seconds of video movies with sound. Optional Coolpix accessories include a new Macro Cool-Light SL-1 and lenses like the fisheye and wide-angle. Coolpix 2000, is an entry level, 2.0 effective megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens (zoom range of 38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)) for those that want to make an entry into the world of Nikon digital photography. Technical highlights include: Autofocus, built-in Speedlight featuring Red-Eye reduction, Automatic, Anytime Flash, Flash Cancel and Slow Sync modes; five programmed Scene modes including: Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow and Back Light. It also has a Movie mode that captures 20 seconds of movies; a Multi-Function dial gives control of Image Quality, Image Size, White Balance, Exposure Metering, Continuous Shooting, Best Shot Selector, Exposure Compensation and Image Sharpening. A starter CD kit is also provided. The NEXT upgrade of this impressive Coolpix 5700 was the 2004's Coolpix 8700.

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Lightweight, Portable Macro Light for Coolpix Digital Cameras - it provides easy extremely portable (measures 2.8 x 3.6 x 0.8-inches and weighs approximately 2.8-ounces) , allows macro shooting without the need for special lighting equipment. With its flat front design, it lights images from a shooting distance as close as 2cm. It can be powered with two 3V CR2-type lithium batteries to provide approximately 6 hours of continuous lighting, and approximately 500 lux luminance, (can be optionally powered by most Coolpix AC adapters). More than 6 hours of continuous operation possible with two lithium batteries. Shooting distance up to 12cm makes handheld operation more flexible. Flat-front design makes possible 2cm macro photography with Coolpix 4500 and Coolpix 900-series cameras. Compact, lightweight design ensures portability and comfort.

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The Macro Cool-Light SL-1 is compatible with the following Nikon digital compact cameras (attaches directly to the Coolpix 950, 990, 995 and Coolpix 4500, but standard lens adapter ring is necessary with Coolpix 5000, 885, 880 and 775): * Coolpix 4500 * Coolpix 950 * Coolpix 990 * Coolpix 995 * Coolpix 880 (via Step Down Ring Lens Adapter UR-E2) * Coolpix 885 (via Step Down Ring Lens Adapter UR-E4) * Coolpix 775 (via Converter Adapter UR-E3)

In May, 2002. Nikon Increases Production of Digital Cameras and Imaging Products With Establishment of New Facility in China - a new facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China to increase production of digital cameras and imaging products.

Fuji Film's FinePix S2 Pro, 2002

Nikon/Fuji FinePix S2 Pro Digital Still SLR cameras, 2002

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An update version from the original Fuji S1 Pro of 2001. The chassis for this FinePix S2 Pro camera was also using the Nikon F80 (06.2000) as its backbone.

But it embodies an improved large-size 3rd generation “Super CCD” with its unique octagonal-shaped photo diodes arrange in an interwoven array and LSI algorithm, was able to deliver even higher image resolution (twice the image size of its predecessor), sensitivity and a broader dynamic range with excellent S/N ratio than earlier model. The new 23mm x 15.5m CCD has an image capacity of 6.17 million effective image pixels sensor and is capable of producing 12.1 million (4,256 x 2,848) recorded pixels for picture quality.

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Another Digital Compact, Coolpix 2500 was also being announced in May, 2002. it is an entry level sleek and stylish digital camera featuring the world's first inner-swivel lens design for compact portability. It is a pocket-sized 2.0 effective megapixel digital camera featuring a 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens and unique inner-swivel lens design. This inner-swivel lens makes shooting from various angles -- including a 180-degree flip for self-portraits and built-in One-Touch Upload button.

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A month later June 2002, a film based Compact, Nikon Lite-Touch Zoom 110s/QD was also announced. It is also basically an entry, family model. Features a compact, lightweight design ( 4.5 x 2.5 x 1.9 inches, weighing only 7.6 ounces), with a versatile 2.9x (38mm-110mm) Nikon Zoom lens with Autofocus and a built-in flash with five flash modes (including Red-Eye Reduction) and a wide shooting range from a remarkable 2.6 feet to infinity. Other highlights: a built-in Quartz Date function; standard self-timer and optional ML-L3 wireless remote control; Infinity Focus option etc.

Download PDF Brochure Another 4-Megapixel Nikon digital compact, was introduced in August, 2002. The Coolpix 4300 with either a chrome silver or black coloured body, was larger based on the framework of the earlier Coolpix 880 design. It features a 4.0 effective Megapixel CCD and 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens ( zoom range of 38-114mm (35mm equivalent); Weighing in at only 7.9 ounces without battery and Compact Flash card; it comes with a fully Automatic Mode and 12-programmed Scene modes including: Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, close-ups, Copy, and Back Light.

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The camera's Macro Shooting Mode allows users to take pictures from as close as 1.6 inches. It provides manual control and has a wide working shutter speeds ranging from 1/1000 to 8 seconds; Matrix Metering system; five-mode built-in flash, Best Shot Selector (BSS) - only the sharpest image is saved to the card. Compatible with optional Nikon Telephoto, Wide-angle and Fisheye Converter Lenses and Slide Copy Adaptor (all used with optional Step Down Ring Lens Adaptor UR-E4). It also incorporates Nikon's simple built-in One-Touch Upload(TM) system. Software includes: Nikon View 5, Photo Impression, ArcSoft and the camera uses rechargeable Li-ion battery.


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In September, 2002, Nikon Lite-Touch® Zoom 150 ED/QD was announced. It Nikon's flagship compact camera at the time of its introduction. It extended the zoom range to 150mm from the early 130mm on Lite-Touch® Zoom 130 ED/QD introduced back in February - so within a year, the zoom has extended by 20mm on its longer focal length section. The new model came with an even more powerful 4x (38mm - 150mm) Nikon Zoom lens that features ED (extra-low dispersion) glass (with two aspherical lens elements) and an optical design that permits close focusing to as close as 2.5 feet . It is quite compact (4.6" x 2.4: x 1.8") and weighs only 7 ounces in its titanium-colored body & a safely protective sliding lens cover. Other highlights: Uses a Wide-Area Passive Autofocus and an Automatic Exposure mode, a Choice of Five Flash Modes (includes Slow Sync Flash); a real-image optical viewfinder; built-in Quartz Date function; optional wireless Remote Control (Model ML-L3); mid-roll rewind and panorama mode.

The September, 2002 offering on digital is a other Nikon Coolpix 3500 that also uses Nikon's inner-swivel lens design. First featured on the popular Nikon Coolpix 2500, the inner-swivel 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens brings subject close with a zoom range of 37-111mm (35mm equivalent. With 3.2 effective megapixel, the Coolpix 3500 produces high-definition images (for prints up to 11x14 inches) and metering is handled by its 256-segment Matrix Metering. It weighs approximately six ounces and measures only 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.2 inches.

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Versatile features including a fully Automatic Shooting Mode, Continuous Shooting Mode (Scene modes include: Party, Portrait, Night Portrait, Sunset, Landscape, Night Landscape, close-ups, Back Light, Fireworks Show, Beach/Snow, Museum and Copy) to capture fast action and 12 preprogrammed Scene modes which automatically adjust exposure and other camera settings; it can also capture 15 seconds of QVGA movies at 15 frames per second; Quick Review function; enhanced LCD panel that incorporates Nikon's own BriteView(TM) technology & One-Touch Upload(TM) transfer button. Starter kit includes Nikon View 5, ArcSoft software, tutorial CD-ROM, USB cables, quick battery charger, EN-EL-2 Li-Ion battery and Nikon Coolpix 16MB Starter Memory Card .

October & November, 2002 Firmware, Version 1.7 for Nikon Coolpix 5000 series models was announced by Nikon It adds a number of powerful new features and capabilities. The upgrade includes support for RAW shooting mode, improved auto focus functionality, enhanced LCD monitor display performance and flash controls, which allow you to turn off the internal Speedlight when shooting in studio conditions. Similarly, another upgrades, Enhance Nikon Digital SLR Camera System. In addition to upgrading firmware on its D1X, D1H and D100 digital SLR cameras, Nikon also announced upgrading the Capture photo editing software - Capture 3.5 (esp. when handling with Nikon Electronic Format (NEF) files (Capture 3.5 can now process NEF files produced by the Nikon D1X to 10MB in size, resulting in better potential for making large size prints directly from NEF files). It will also be offering buffer memory size enhancement service for its D1X camera as it directly affects how many pictures can be taken in one continuous sequence before the camera pauses to write images to the memory card. With the upgrade, this will effectively increase the buffer size of the camera, enabling it to capture 21 JPEG or TIFF files or 14 NEF raw files in continuous mode from the previous 3 fps up to 9 fps in JPEG or TIFF mode, and 6 in NEF raw mode. Lastly this upgrade costs money ..(approx. 230USD)..

The AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lense was announced by Nikon in December, 2002. I am not sure if it was intended to replaced the legendary 80-200 Nikkor Zoom. It is a fast speed telephoto zoom lens which feature Nikon's Vibration Reduction system, newly enhanced to compensate for image blur caused by hand shake and also shake caused by movement of the photographer, the compensation can handle shutter speeds about three times slower than one might otherwise use without VR technology. Further, active vibration mode selection possible and VR ON/OFF mode available. In addition to Vibration Reduction, the lense includes a selection of Nikon advanced technologies such as Manual/Automatic mode, 5 x Extra Low Dispersion glass (ED) reduce chromatic aberrations, Silent Wave Motor Technology (SWM), Internal Focusing (IF) design, M/A mode enable instant switching from autofocus to manual with virtually no lag time even during AF servo operation, No power consumption during manual focus operation, Rounded diaphragm (9 blades, focuses as close as 4.9ft (AF) 4.6ft (MF), Detachable tripod mounting collar provided, Maximum Reproduction Ratio: AF: 1:6.1 (x 0.16), MF: 1/5.6 (x 0.18). and G-Type design aperture control exclusively for new series of Nikon camera bodies .Distance Technology (included in D-type and G-type Nikkor lenses) provides precision distance information from the lens. This information is incorporated into exposure calculations for both ambient light and flash illumination, as well as combinations of both. The distance information enables more precise calculations, leading to improved exposure control. Additionally, D-technology also enhances the Nikon system for automatic balanced fill flash. Fully compatible with Nikon TC-14E II and TC-20E II Teleconverter, Filter Attachment Size: 77mm and Case: Semi-soft case CL-M2 (Supplied). Dimensions (Diameter x Length): Approx. 3.4 x 8.5 inches. Weight: 3.2 lbs. with Tripod Collar; 3 lbs w/o Tripod Collar. Fully compatible with D1X, D1H, D100, F5, F100, N80, N75, N65 and other applicable bodies.

At the same time, an AF DX Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G lense designed exclusively for the Nikon D-Series Digital SLR Cameras was also being introduced in December, 2002. This compact, lightweight lense is probably the first lens designed exclusively for the Nikon D-series digital SLR cameras. The lens will incorporate Nikon advanced technology features including Nikon Super Integrated Coating, Silent Wave Motor Technology (SWM), Extra Low Dispersion Optical Glass (ED) and a G-Type design for compatibility with each camera model's built-in Command Dial aperture control. Zoom focal length range will provide a 2X Zoom ratio and variable angle-of-view from 61o at 24mm to 99 o at 12mm. This range of angle-of-view is comparable to that of an 18-36mm lens on the 35mm format.

With the G-type Nikkor, DX Nikkor optic's lens aperture control is accomplished exclusively with each Nikon Digital SLR model's built-in Command Dial aperture control. Compatible Nikon models include all current Nikon Digital SLR cameras (D1X, D1H and D100) and the original Nikon D1, the first among the D-Series cameras. While the DX Nikkor lenses will incorporate the Nikon F-Mount, its optical design is specifically for use with a Nikon Digital Sensor and therefore is not designed for use with cameras that incorporate the Nikon F lens mount and either a larger digital sensor or 35mm film. Note: he DX-Nikkor lens category will compliment other recent developments of Nikon firmware upgrades and service enhancements including firmware upgrades for the D1X, D1H and D100 Digital SLR models, service buffer memory upgrade for the D1X and Capture 3 software upgrades that will benefit all Nikon digital SLR models.

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