updated 09:35 am EST, Thu January 8, 2004
Nikon Coolpix 2200, 3200
Nikon today announced its (3.2MP) compact digital cameras. Each camera employs a new LED light that minimizes red-eye in-camera and helps Auto Focus during low light situations. The cameras also feature a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, 14.5MB of internal memory, SD card support, 15 scene modes, a new panora assist mode, macro shooting functions (as close as 1.6 in), an automatic Best Shot selector function, three movie modes (with sound on the Coolpix 3200) up to 640x480 at 15fps, and more.
Both new digital cameras incorporate NikonView 6.0 photo management software to easily transfer, browse, edit, save and print photos. NikonView 6.0 offers the One-Touch Red-Eye Fix software, extensive one-button emailing options and an option to create online photo portfolio templates using HTML (Hyper Text Mark-up Language), which can easily be added to any personal Web site or page. The cameras along bundle ArcSoft software, including PhotoImpression for basic photo editing; VideoImpression to and share QuickTime( movies taken with the camera and Panorama Maker, which lets users easily stitch together a number of images to create beautiful panoramic photos.
The Nikon Coolpix 2200 ($200) and Coolpix 3200 ($300) bundle the new NikonView 6.0 software, wrist strap, USB cable, video cable and 2 AA Alkaline batteries. Optional Nikon rechargeable batteries and a quick charger are also available as an accessory. They can be powered by two rechargeable NiMH, one CRV3 lithium or rechargeable/disposable AA batteries. Both cameras will be available nationwide in February 2004.