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Nikon Unveils 6.1 Megapixel SLRNew 'swivel' Coolpix also announced
The D100 incorporates a high-definition CCD that captures 6.1 million effective pixels, producing images at 3,008 x 2,000 pixels. Nikon says the camera has an improved image-processing algorithm and an enhanced auto white balance system. Features include
- 3D Matrix metering system.
- D-TTL flash control capability.
- A top shutter speed of 1/4000 second..
- Flash sync speed of up to 1/180 second.
- Three color mode options for different color gamut environments.
- Five area autofocus with dynamic AF operation.
- USB 1.1 interface.
The D100 is compatible with more than 40 AF Nikkor Lenses and advanced speedlights, including the new SB-80DX.
The D100 will be available in the second quarter of 2002, along with the optional Multi Function Battery Pack that features voice-memo, vertical shutter release button, command and sub-command dials, AF start button and a 10-pin remote terminal. Pricing has not yet been announced.
The new Coolpix 2500 is a pocket-sized 2 megapixel point and shoot model targeted toward consumers. It has a 3x optical zoom lens that can be swiveled 180 degrees. It has a zoom range of 37 mm to 111 mm (35 mm equivalent). It also has a built-in speedlight annd red-eye reduction. It will sell for $379.95 when it becomes available this April.
For more information, visit http://www.nikonusa.com.
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