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Nikon Unveils Coolpix 3500 Digital Camera

Company also recalls some Coolpix models By Dave Nagel
Nikon has unveiled its new Coolpix 3500 digital camera. At the same time, according to a report from Reuters, the company is also recalling some 9,100 Coolpix 2000 cameras sold in the United States, citing a potential for shorting, though no incidents have been reported in this country. Customers who purchased a Coolpix 2000 should visit Nikon's Web site for information on the recall.

As for the new model, the Coolpix 3500 is based on the Coolpix 2500, offering multi-angle shooting capability with an inner-swivel design on the lens. The lens itself is a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens with a 35 mm equivalent range of 37 mm to 111 mm. The camera has a 3.2 megapixel resolution and comes in a pocket-sized configuration, weighing six ounces and measuring 4.5" x 2.3" x 1.2". Other features include

  • Fully automatic shooting mode;
  • Continuous shooting mode;
  • Twleve pre-programmed Scene modes (Party, Portrait, Night Portrait, Sunset, Landscape, Night Landscape, Close-Up, Back Light, Fireworks Show, Beach/Snow, Museum and Copy);
  • Ability capture 15 seconds of QVGA movies at 15 frames per second;
  • Picture in picture capability on the LCD display for displaying previously shot frames over live viewing;

The camera also includes NikonView 5 software and ArcSoft PhotoImpression 2000, VideoImpression 2000, Panorama Maker and PhotoBase (for Palm OS). It will be available in November for $399.95. For more information, visit

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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