LetsGoDigital - Photokina 2002 Live Showfloor Coverage
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Nikon at the Photokina 2002
Nikon introduced their latest series of products just before the Photokina started. The Nikon D100 was getting a lot of attention from the public, but also Nikon's latest product the Coolpix 3500 and the Coolpix 4300 were in the spotlight. The Nikon booth was a new design, it was less open and had some (small) counters were visitors could actually get their hands on the Nikon products.
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The Nikon Coolpix 3500 follows the trend set by the innovative, inner-swivel Coolpix 2500. It's one of the coolest, trendiest digital cameras on the market and has an impressive feature set too. It slots into the range above the Coolpix 2500, offering an improved resolution of 3.2 effective megapixels. Its 3x optical zoom lens has a focal range of 37-111mm (35mm equivalent) - great for a wide range of shooting situations. There's even a macro mode for shooting as close up as 4cm. The inner-swivel design allows picture taking from almost any angle and retracts neatly into the camera making it easy to carry around in a pocket or handbag. The Nikon Coolpix 3500 is simplicity itself with a general-purpose Auto mode and 12 Scene Modes, including Sunset and Party, which handle all the settings automatically. The Quick Review feature allows viewing of the last image captured without having to scroll through menus. Other features include - 5 Area Multi Autofocus, versatile 5 mode built-in speedlight, Nikon's 256-segment Matrix Metering and Noise Reduction function for clear, sharp images at slow shutter speeds. Sending images to a computer is also easy with the Coolpix 3500. Images are transferred at the touch of a button ready to review, edit and share with family and friends almost instantly.
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The new Nikon Coolpix 4300 is also one of the latest digital cameras to join the Coolpix range. Styled on the Coolpix 885, which continues in the range, the Coolpix 4300 offers improved resolution with 4.0 effective megapixels and 3x optical zoom with a focal range from 38-114mm (35mm equivalent). This new Coolpix is compact and lightweight, designed with contours that as well as giving the camera a stylish, modern look, ensure comfortable handling. A well-designed, clear layout makes all buttons and controls easily accessible.
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In keeping with the Coolpix 885, the Coolpix 4300 offers a sophisticated feature set to satisfy keen photographers, whilst the 12 programme scene modes, which include portrait, landscape, sunset and museum settings, make the camera simple and easy enough for a beginner to use. For more experienced photographers, a manual mode gives control over exposure value and various other settings. As with other Coolpix cameras, a Quick Review feature makes it easy to see the last image captured, without having to scroll through the menu. The one touch upload button allows simple transfer of images from camera to computer, and the Small picture function reduces the file to the correct size for email.
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The Coolpix 4300 boasts 4 metering modes, TTL white balance with 5 mode manual, preset and white balance bracketing, the Macro mode allows shooting as close as 4cm, the versatile built-in flash has 5 mode and there's a wide shutter speed range from 8sec to 1/1000. The Noise Reduction mode ensures for clear, sharp images - even with long shutter lags. Optional lenses, usable with the UR-E4 step-down ring, include 3x and 2x teleconverters, wide angle and fisheye lenses, making the Coolpix 4300 a versatile camera for ideal for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Bundled software includes FotoStation Easy, Nikon View, Panorama maker, Photoshop elements.
The introduction of the new Canon high-resolution SLR camera and of course the introduction of the 13.89 Megapixel Kodak DCS Pro 14n, which surprised everyone, took some of the attention away from the Nikon booth. Of course the D1x is a great PRO SLR camera, but the technological innovation Canon and Kodak made, will challenge the Nikon engineers like never before. What kind of new high-resolution digital SLR can we expect from Nikon? It will have to be a stunning camera. When?.. Well let's just enjoy our digital camera for now and use it like you attended to do. When Nikon is ready to unveil their answer to its competitors we will definitely hear from them...