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Nikon Announces

Jan 8th, 2004

Nikon has today introduced the compact Coolpix 3200 and Coolpix 2200 digital cameras. As first seen in the Coolpix 3700, the Coolpix 3200 and Coolpix 2200 also record images to a Secure Digital (SD) memory card, instead of the traditional compact flash (CF) card media used in previous Coolpix models.

The latest additions to the Nikon Coolpix consumer line of products are both portable and capable, sharing a slim, new Coolpix body design, ultra-fast operation and a range of new and enhanced features.

The Nikon Coolpix 2200 offers 2.0 effective megapixels while the Nikon Coolpix 3200 incorporates a 3.2 effective megapixel CCD.

 

 


With a maximum image size of 1600x1200 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix 2200 can produce sharp prints at sizes of up to 8x10-inches.

The enhanced resolution of the Nikon Coolpix 3200 delivers a maximum image size of 2048x1536 pixels, which translates to photo print quality up to 11x14-inches.



Nikon Coolpix 3200 and Coolpix 2200
Major Features

  • Coolpix 2200 - 2.0 effective megapixels, 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, 4.7-14.1mm coverage (36-108mm in 35mm equivalent)

  • Coolpix 3200 - 3.2 effective megapixels, 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, 5.8-17.4mm coverage (38-115mm in 35mm equivalent)

  • 14.5MB of internal memory and compatibility with SD memory cards

  • One function-One button design

  • Coolpix 3200: AF assist illuminator

  • 15 Scene Modes including four with Scene Assist (Portrait, Night portrait, Landscape, Sports); Other Scene Modes (Sunset, Close up, Museum, Beach/Snow, Fireworks show, Back light, Party/Indoor, Copy, Dusk/Dawn, and Night landscape)
  • 1.6- in. TFT LCD monitor, LED backlight with 5 level brightness adjustment

  • New Panorama Assist Mode

  • Unmatched red-eye reduction capabilities - uses an LED lamp in conjunction with flash and One-Touch Red-Eye Fix™ software

  • Macro shooting capability as close as 1.6 in.

  • Nikon's Best Shot Selector (BSS) takes a series of shots, then automatically picks and records the clearest one

  • Three Movie Modes (with sound on the Coolpix 3200), including TV movie (640) at 15fps, Small size (320) at 15fps, and Smaller size (160) at 15fps - recordable until SD memory card is full

Coolpix 3200 with microphone and speaker

  • Plug-and-play USB interface for smooth connection to a computer

  • 5 Creative Color Options, including Standard color, Vivid color, Black-and-white, Sepia, and Cyanotype (blue-toned)

  • Blur Warning alerts user to photos that are not sharp

  • Can be powered by two rechargeable NiMH, one CRV3 lithium or rechargeable or disposable AA batteries (including alkaline)

  • Battery life of up to 320 shots

  • Offers direct print capability through support of PictBridge and USB Direct Print

  • In-camera editing tools such as cropping and date imprinting

  • Both cameras can display photos directly onto a television (PAL / NTSC)

Specifications Below


Press Release:

Mississauga,Ont., January 8, 2004 - Gaining simplicity doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality. Nikon Canada Inc., the world leader in photography, and its new Nikon Coolpix 2200 and Nikon Coolpix 3200 compact digital cameras prove that 'you can have it all' in an affordable digital camera. The latest additions to the award-winning Nikon Coolpix consumer line of products are both portable and capable, sharing a slim, new Coolpix body design, ultra-fast operation and a host of new and enhanced features to help digital snap-shooters get the best possible pictures out of their camera. These exciting new Coolpix cameras build upon Nikon's existing Scene Modes and Scene Assist features to deliver faster, better results without the hassle of haggling through menus and modes.

"The Coolpix 2200 and 3200 will resonate especially well for those looking for a small camera at a great price that's really easy to use," said Sean Williams, National Advertising and Communications Manager, Nikon Canada Inc. "Nikon's heritage is in understanding picture quality, and these two new cameras make it easier than ever to take great quality images, anytime, anywhere."

Nikon Coolpix 2200 and Nikon Coolpix 3200
The Nikon Coolpix 2200 offers 2.0 effective megapixels while the Nikon Coolpix 3200 incorporates a 3.2 effective megapixel CCD. Each camera incorporates Nikon's renowned enhanced image-processing technology, which gives photographers the freedom to shoot wider, crop in tighter and make larger prints, without having to sacrifice the quality of the image.

With a maximum image size of 1600x1200 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix 2200 can produce sharp prints at sizes of up to 8x10-inches. The enhanced resolution of the Nikon Coolpix 3200 delivers a maximum image size of 2048x1536 pixels, which translates to pristine images at up to 11x14-inches.

The Nikon Coolpix 2200 and 3200 employ a new LED that minimizes red-eye in-camera and assists Auto Focus during low light situations. This is combined with Nikon's One-Touch Red-Eye Fix™, built into the NikonView 6.0 software, which instantly fixes red-eye within most red-eye digital photos with a simple click of a button. No more highlighting or hand painting.

No matter the type or size of a camera, great pictures begin with great lenses. More professionals choose Nikkor lenses than all other brands combined. That very same quality is built into the Nikkor lens of every Nikon Coolpix digital camera, including the Nikon Coolpix 2200 and Coolpix 3200. The Nikon Coolpix 2200 has a zoom range of 36-108mm while the Nikon Coolpix 3200 features a 38-115mm lens (both 35mm equivalents).

Both new digital cameras incorporate NikonView 6.0 photo management software to easily transfer, browse, edit, save and print photos.

The Nikon Coolpix 2200 and Nikon Coolpix 3200 provide users with all the equipment they need to get started including the new NikonView 6.0 software, wrist strap, USB cable, video cable, Nikon rechargeable batteries and a quick charger.

The Nikon Coolpix 2200 and Coolpix 3200 will be available nationwide in February 2004. Nikon Coolpix digital cameras purchased through an Authorized Nikon Canada dealer are covered under a 2 year Canadian warranty.


Specifications

Model

Nikon Coolpix 3300

Nikon Coolpix 2200

CCD

Image size: Effective resolution 2048 x 1536
1 /2.7" CCD size

Image size: Effective resolution 1600 x 1200
1 /3.2" CCD size

Lens zoom

3 x optical zoom, 38 - 115 mm equiv. (4x digital) 3 x optical zoom, 36 - 108 mm equiv. (4x digital)

Lens aperture

F2.8 - F4.9 (@115 mm)

F2.6 - F4.9 (@115 mm)

Effective pixels

3.2 MP 2.0 MP

Max resolution

2048 x 1536 High Quality 1600 x 1200 High Quality

Lower
Resolutions

2048 x 1536 Normal
1600 x 1200 Normal
1024 x 768 PC
640 x 480 TV
Small Pic function: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120

1600 x 1200 Normal
1024 x 768 PC
640 x 480 TV
Small Pic function: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120

Image modes

JPEG

JPEG

JPEG quality modes

Fine, Normal, Basic

Fine, Normal, Basic

LCD

1.6" TFT LCD backlight 80,000 pixels with 5 step brightness adjustment, Grid line overlay possible for ease of composition

1.6" TFT LCD backlight 80,000 pixels with 5 step brightness adjustment, Grid line overlay possible for ease of composition

Sensitivity

ISO 50, (Auto gain up 200 ISO)

ISO 50, (Auto gain up 200 ISO)

AF mode

TTL Contrast Detection, Auto 5 Area AF, AF assist light

TTL Contrast Detection, Auto 5 Area AF, AF assist light

AF distance

Normal: 30cm Infinity
Macro: 4cm Infinity
Normal: 30cm Infinity
Macro: 4cm Infinity
Continious 1.5 frames per sec up to 5 frames at 2048 x 1536 1.5 frames per sec up to 7 frames at 1600 x 1200

White Balance

Auto, Manual preset, Fine, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Speedlight, Auto, Manual preset, Fine, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Speedlight,

Exposure modes

Auto, 15 Scene modes, 4 with Scene Assist

Auto, 15 Scene modes, 4 with Scene Assist
Shutter 1/3000 sec to 4 sec 1/3000 sec to 4 sec

Metering

256 segment Matrix Metering 256 segment Matrix Metering

Movie clips

3 movie modes with sound recording (limit when card is full)

TV movie at 640 x 480 at 15 fps

Small size at 320 x 240 at 15 fps

Smaller size at 160 x 120 at 15 fps,

Voice memo 20 sec long

3 movie modes (limit when card is full)

TV movie at 640 x 480 at 15 fps

Small size at 320 x 240 at 15 fps

Smaller size at 160 x 120 at 15 fps,

Noise Reduction Yes, Auto at 1/4 sec or longer (Night Landscape, Dusk/Dawn mode) Yes, Auto at 1/4 sec or longer (Night Landscape, Dusk/Dawn mode)

Video Support

NTSC and PAL

NTSC and PAL

Self Timer

10

10

Viewfinder

Yes

Yes

Flash

Fixed internal

Fixed internal

Flash range

0.4-3.4m Wide
0.4-2.0m Tele

0.4-3.7m Wide
0.4-2.0m Tele

AF Assist Illuminator

Yes

No

Power

Ni-MH rechargeable battery (EN-MH1) x 2 and charger supplied (in Canada)
or use AA-size Alkaline battery x 2
AA-size Rechargeable Ni-
CR-V3 Lithium battery x 1
AA-size Nickel-manganese battery x 2
AA-size Nickel battery x 2
AA-size Lithium battery x 2
DC input: AC adaptor

Ni-MH rechargeable battery (EN-MH1) x 2 and charger supplied (in Canada)
or use AA-size Alkaline battery x 2
AA-size Rechargeable Ni-
CR-V3 Lithium battery x 1
AA-size Nickel-manganese battery x 2
AA-size Nickel battery x 2
AA-size Lithium battery x 2
DC input: AC adaptor

Storage

SD memory card (optional) SD memory card (optional)

Storage supplied

14.5 MB Internal Memory

14.5 MB Internal Memory

Dimensions

(3.46 x 2.55 x 1.49 in) (W x H x D)

(3.46 x 2.55 x 1.49 in) (W x H x D)

Printer support

EXIF 2.2, DPOF, Compatible with PictBridge enabled printers EXIF 2.2, DPOF, Compatible with PictBridge enabled printers

Other

BSS (Best Shot Selector), Monitor brightness adjustment (5 steps), Grid Shaped guide (shown on LCD) feature for selecting compositions available, Date Imprint feature, . Optional Wireless SB-30 Speedlight Flash available,

BSS (Best Shot Selector), Monitor brightness adjustment (5 steps), Grid Shaped guide (shown on LCD) feature for selecting compositions available, Date Imprint feature, . Optional Wireless SB-30 Speedlight Flash available,

Included accessories

Ni-MH rechargeable AA battery x 2 and charger, USB cable, Audio-Video Cable, NikonView 6. Instruction manual,

Ni-MH rechargeable AA battery x 2 and charger, USB cable, Video Cable, NikonView 6. Instruction manual,

Warranty

Two year Canadian warranty

Two year Canadian warranty

Weight w/o battery

140 g

140 g

Software

NikonView 6.1, NikonView 6.1,


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