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Nikon Coopix 2200 and 3200 introduction
The CES show in Las Vegas is the right time for Nikon to introduce two new Coolpix digital cameras. The Coolpix series will be extended again with these cameras. The two new models are the successors of the Coolpix 2100 and 3100, two user-friendly, versatile digital cameras from the successful Coolpix assortment. This new duo is designed for the beginning photographer who is taking his or her first steps into digital photography, as well as for the more experienced user who is looking for a compact, easy to operate, but versatile camera. The entry-level model, the Coolpix 2200 has an effective image resolution of 2 Megapixels. The Coolpix 3200 is equipped with an image sensor that offers 3.2 effective Megapixels. Both cameras feature the famous Nikkor optics with a 3x optical zoom which is equivalent to a range of 36-108mm on a 35mm camera. The latest image editing processes guarantee a true-to-life and rich color reproduction with optimum sharpness and contrast.
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In spite of the very compact size, both new Coolpix cameras lie comfortably in the hand with a pleasant grip. The 1.6 inch size monitor with a resolution of 80.000 pixels, situated at the back of the camera, offers optimum visibility of your captured images, as well as the clear menu in ten languages. The clearness of the monitor can be adjusted to 5 levels. The most important ergonomically placed functions are within direct reach of the user. The Coolpix 2200 and Coolpix 3300 are designed to take photos in the most simple and fast way possible, just like the other models of the Coolpix series.
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This philosophy is supported by equipping the cameras with 15 handy preset settings, varying from Sunset to Fireworks, inclusive four new settings with the Composition-Assistant. Even a starting photographer can make a beautiful picture simply turning the selection wheel! The wide range of other functions enables creative photography. Five color settings offer extra possibilities (Standard, Lively, Black/White, Sepia and Cool blue). The handy indicator indicates when a picture is taken but possibly not sharp because of being moved. Beside taking pictures the new models are masters in recording video clips (Coolpix 3200 with sound) until the full capacity of the Secure Digital memory card is used up.
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Both new cameras are equipped with an internal memory of 14.5MB, with which photos can be taken straight away. The cameras feature a memory slot that supports the Secure Digital memory card. The USB 1.1 connection enables the transfer of the images onto a computer. Both Coolpix 2200 and Coolpix 3200 get their energy from different batteries, rechargeable and disposal ones, amongst them the standard Alkaline (AA/LR6) batteries or through an EH-62B A/C adapter. Delivered accessories are: a carrying cord, USB-cable, video cable, rechargeable batteries (EN-MH1), battery charger, Nikon View CDROM incl. Fotoshare software, quick reference book, and manual. A new optional accessory is the underwater housing (WP-CP1). It offers the possibility of taking pictures under the most different circumstances, on the beach, in the rain, and even in the water to a level of 40 meters deep. Other optional accessories are: NiMH rechargeable battery EN-MH1, battery charger, A/C power adapter EH-62B and a soft case. Both cameras alike the underwater housing are expected to be available in the spring of 2004.