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Nikon Sets Pricing on Expanded Camera Line

Company also brings OS X support to film scanners By Dave Nagel
Nikon today announced pricing for some of the forthcoming models in its CoolPix line of digital cameras. As we reported last month, the new lineup will include the 5700, 4500 and 2000, offering resolutions up to 5.0 megapixels. The company also announced Mac OS X support for its line of film scanners.

On the camera side, the 5700 offers a resolution of 5 megapixels and an 8x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens. It includes an Electronic Viewfinder, Nikon's Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass and the ability to capture in a raw data mode. It can also record up to a minute of video. It will sell for $1,199.95.

The Coolpix 4500 offers a 4.0 megapixel CCD and a 4x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens in a swivel lens body. It includes full manual controls as well as a range of automatic features. It will sell for $699.95.

The Coolpix 2000 is a 2.0 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens and several automatic features, including One-Touch Upload, built-in scene modes and a VCD explaining the basics of digital photography. It will sell for $249.95.

All of the models will be available in July.

Nikon has also introduced Nikon Scan 3.1.3 scanner software, a new version that brings Mac OS X support to Nikon's line of film scanners. These include the Coolscan IV ED, Super Coolscan 4000 ED and Super Coolscan 8000 ED. Nikon Scan 3.1.3 scanning software gives Mac OS X users all of the imaging capabilities and restoration functionality available in Nikon's film scanners, including Applied Science Fiction's Digital ICE3 applications, according to Nikon. Nikon Scan 3.1.3 will be shipping with the scanners in the summer and is currently available as a free download for all current Nikon Coolscan owners at

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Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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