Nikon will release a new model in its line of Coolpix digital cameras in April. The new model, the Coolpix 990, offers a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 (3.34 megapixels). It will come bundled with Altamira Genuine Fractals 2.0 limited-edition software. Genuine Fractals, which comes as a plugin for Photoshop, can save files in a format that allows for changes in the image size with little loss of image quality. Altamira claims that an 8" x 10" 200 DPI image can be resized to 20" x 27" with no loss of image quality.
The camera comes equipped with a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with 38 mm to 115 mm coverage (35 mm equivalent) and a 4x step-less digital zoom. It accepts all optional Coolpix lenses and accessories, including fisheye, wide-angle and telephoto. It also offers two frames per second for full-resolution image capture, 30 frames per second QVGA and 15 frames per second QVGA movies for 40 seconds in M-JPEG mode.
Other specifications of the camera include:
Altamira Genuine Fractals 2.0 LE software included in the bundle enables users of the Coolpix 990 to save images as resolution-free files. Users of the Coolpix 990 are eligible to purchase the full version of Genuine Fractals for a special discounted price. The LE plugin supports RGB mode. The full version, in addition to RGB, also supports grayscale, indexed color, multichannel (up to 16 channels) and duotone color modes. The full version of genuine Fractals 2.0 is $159.
For more information, visit http://www.nikonusa.com/products/detaila.cfm?id=282. For more information on Genuine Fractals, visit http://www.altamira-group.com.
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