updated 09:55 am EDT, Wed September 4, 2002
Nikon last week introduced its pocket-sized Nikon Coolpix 4300, based on its Nikon Coolpix 885 camera. It features a 4.0 effective Megapixel CCD and 3x optical zoom-Nikkor lens in "a compact, sleek intelligent design." It weighs under 8 ounces (without battery and CompactFlash card) and offers advanced settings for metering, focus, noise suppression, white balance, and flash and shutter speeds (ranging from 1/1000 to 8 seconds). It also features a Best Shot Selector, which automatically chooses the sharpest among multiple images within the camera's buffer. The camera is compatible with the optional Nikon Telephoto, Wide-angle and Fisheye Converter Lenses and Slide Copy Adaptor. It will be available at the end of the month for $500.