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Nikon To Ship 3 Megapixel Coolpix

New Coolpix 885 sells for $599 (August 23, 2001)
Nikon today introduced the Coolpix 885, its latest digital camera, which offers a 3.2 megapixel CCD and 3x Optical zoom Nikkor lens (8-24mm/38-114mm equivalent). It can also be used with Nikon Telephoto, Wide-angle and Fisheye Converter Lenses and features a movie mode for capturing 40 seconds of 15 FPS video.

The Coolpix 885 comes with automatic and manual features, including 12 different Scene modes. These modes include Portrait; Party/Indoor; Night Portrait; Beach/Snow; Landscape; Night Landscape; Sunset; Fireworks; Close Up; Copy; Backlight; and the new Museum mode, which cancels the flash.

The camera comes with an automatic Noise Reduction mode for clean images taken at slower shutter speeds and white balance settings and White Balance Bracketing. Additional advanced features on the Coolpix 885 include a Five-Area Multi Autofocus and a five-mode advanced built-in speedlight. The Coolpix 885 is compatible with Nikon Telephoto, Wide-angle and Fisheye Converter Lenses as well as the Slide Copy Adapter (with optional Step Down Ring Lens Adapter UR-E4).

The camera comes with a 16 MB Lexar Media CompactFlash card and a 2CR5 lithium battery, as well as a lens cap, wrist strap and USB and video cables. It will be available next month for $599.95. For more information, visit

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