PMA 2004: Nikon today announced the four and five megapixel compact Coolpix 4200 and 5200. These two metal bodied digital cameras are noticeably thinner than the 2200 and 3200 and have a more stylized design. Both cameras feature a 3x optical zoom lens, are powered by a supplied Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery and store images on SD (Secure Digital) media or the built-in 12 MB of flash RAM. These compact cameras weigh in at just 180 g (6.3 oz) ready to shoot. Nikon also announced the WP-CP2 waterproof case which can be used for either camera.

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Coolpix 4200 Press Release:

Nikon Coolpix 4200

The compact digital camera offering superior quality, streamlined
4.0 megapixel performance, and enhanced ease of use

Amsterdam, February 12, 2004 - Nikon, a world leader in film and digital cameras, today announced the introduction of the COOLPIX 4200. The COOLPIX 4200 is an easy-to-operate compact digital camera that boasts high-level comprehensive quality, 4.0 effective megapixel performance, and a selection of useful functions.

Superior image quality begins with a newly developed 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range of 7.8 to 23.4mm (equivalent to a 38-114mm lens in 35mm format). Featuring aspherical elements and an ED glass element, it achieves a significant reduction in aberration. It also retracts to contribute greatly to the overall slim dimensions of the body. The COOLPIX 4200 has the additional advantage of 4.0 effective megapixels, which ensures images are recorded with satisfying clarity.

The elegant aluminium exterior of the COOLPIX 4200 exudes a sense of sophistication. The camera also features the same stylish grip design as the other cameras in the popular COOLPIX range, has satisfyingly compact dimensions, and a light weight — factors that combine to make the camera feel naturally comfortable in the hand. Furthermore, all controls are conveniently located within easy reach on the back of the camera body.

This enables highly intuitive operation in general and provides easy access to the camera’s 15 Scene modes. Each of these modes adds simplicity for the shooting of a different kind of subject, while four of them offer a Scene Assist function to make shooting even easier still.

New to the Nikon COOLPIX range, the camera incorporates automated reduction of the “red-eye” effect, a highly-demanded feature which Nikon is pleased to be able to offer purchasers of this camera. Advanced Red-eye Reduction is fully integrated into the Nikon image processing system within the camera and once enabled operates without the need for any user intervention.

The COOLPIX 4200 achieves rapid power-up and swift, precise autofocus, which allows photo opportunities to be seized at any time. It also offers high-speed continuous shooting too, allowing the user to capture fast action as it happens. Additionally, the COOLPIX 4200 has an easy-to-see GUI, which allows the user to select desired settings and functions in minimal time, with minimal effort.

White balance offers a choice of Automatic, Preset and 7 Manual modes. What’s more, it divides the shooting area into segments to determine the most appropriate setting for the capture of faithful colors. There’s even a white balance bracketing function too, which takes a series of three shots at different white balance settings with just a single press of the shutter release button.

High-quality TV-size movies can be recorded at a rate of 15fps, allowing users to show results to friends or family in a much more practical manner.

For storage convenience at any time, the COOLPIX 4200 is additionally equipped with approximately 12MB of internal memory, allowing the storage of a substantial number of shots without the need for an SD memory card.

As a result of its high-level specifications, the COOLPIX 4200 achieves prints that can be enlarged all the way up to A4 size while still retaining an admirable level of quality. Printing can also be done without the need for a PC by simply connecting the COOLPIX 4200 to a PictBridge-compatible printer via the included USB cable.

The COOLPIX 4200 even offers versatility in terms of power source — with compatibility with both Li-ion rechargeable batteries and lithium disposable batteries also.

All recorded movies and images can be automatically imported into the included Nikon PictureProject software, which opens up a whole new range of possibilities for the digital photographer. Enabling organization, editing, and design capabilities for images in a unified, user-friendly interface, this exciting new software from Nikon will also allow the addition of new features as the market evolves.

The COOLPIX 5200, a 5.1 megapixel sister model to the COOLPIX 4200, will also be released to provide the consumer with an alternative.

Sales release schedule: Nikon Corporation will launch the COOLPIX 4200 worldwide from June 2004.

Nikon Coolpix 4200 Feature Highlights

Superior image quality

The COOLPIX 4200 ensures the utmost in quality at every stage of the digital imaging process. Its newly developed compact lens ensures optimal clarity through the use of a glass ED element and aspherical elements. It has also been specially designed to retract to an extent that complements the camera’s slim design. The COOLPIX 4200 also offers the imaging power of 4.0 effective megapixels and a newly developed D-SLR-based image processor, which together maintain exceptional clarity.

An exterior exuding satisfying quality

The grip of the COOLPIX 4200 inherits the same qualities as those of the other cameras in the popular COOLPIX range. The COOLPIX 4200 also has a body crafted from aluminium that is as attractive as it is lightweight and compact, and has all controls positioned carefully in a logical manner that supports intuitive operation.

Swift, intelligent operation

With rapid power-up and quick, precise autofocus, the COOLPIX 4200 allows the user to seize photo opportunities in an instant. It also features a clear LCD with an easy-to-see GUI, which makes operation even smoother still, and offers Advanced Red-eye Reduction, which provides automatic in-camera correction. Convenient and useful in a range of situations, Advanced Red-eye Reduction also activates automatically upon selection of Night portrait mode.

Coolpix 5200 Press Release:

Nikon Coolpix 5200

The compact digital camera offering superior quality, streamlined
5.1 megapixel performance, and enhanced ease of use

Amsterdam, February 12, 2004 - Nikon, a world leader in film and digital cameras, today announced the introduction of the COOLPIX 5200. An easy-to-operate compact digital camera that boasts high-level comprehensive quality, 5.1 effective megapixel performance, and a selection of useful functions.

Superior image quality begins with a newly developed 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range of 7.8 to 23.4mm (equivalent to a 38-114mm lens in 35mm format). Featuring aspherical elements and an ED glass element, it achieves a significant reduction in aberration. It also retracts to contribute greatly to the overall slim dimensions of the body. The COOLPIX 5200 has the additional advantage of 5.1 effective megapixels, which ensures images are recorded with satisfying clarity.

The elegant aluminum exterior of the COOLPIX 5200 exudes a sense of sophistication. The camera also features the same stylish grip design as the other cameras in the popular COOLPIX range, has satisfyingly compact dimensions, and a light weight — factors that combine to make the camera feel naturally comfortable in the hand. Furthermore, all controls are conveniently located within easy reach on the back of the camera body.

This enables highly intuitive operation in general and provides easy access to the camera’s 15 Scene modes. Each of these modes adds simplicity for the shooting of a different kind of subject, while four of them offer a Scene Assist function to make shooting even easier still.

New to the Nikon COOLPIX range, the camera incorporates automated reduction of the “red-eye” effect, a highly-demanded feature which Nikon is pleased to be able to offer purchasers of this camera. Advanced Red-eye Reduction is fully integrated into the Nikon image processing system within the camera and once enabled operates without the need for any user intervention.

The COOLPIX 5200 achieves rapid power-up and swift, precise autofocus, which allows photo opportunities to be seized at any time. It also offers high-speed continuous shooting too, allowing the user to capture fast action as it happens. Additionally, the COOLPIX 5200 has an easy-to-see GUI, which allows the user to select desired settings and functions in minimal time, with minimal effort.

White balance offers a choice of Automatic, Preset and 7 Manual modes. What’s more, it divides the shooting area into segments to determine the most appropriate setting for the capture of faithful colors. There’s even a white balance bracketing function too, which

takes a series of three shots at different white balance settings with just a single press of the shutter release button.

High-quality TV-size movies with sound can be recorded at the smooth rate of 30fps, allowing the user to show results to friends or family in a much more practical manner.

For storage convenience at any time, the COOLPIX 5200 is additionally equipped with approximately 12MB of internal memory, allowing the storage of a substantial number of shots without the need for an SD memory card.

As a result of its high-level specifications, the COOLPIX 5200 achieves prints that can be enlarged all the way up to A4 size while still retaining an admirable level of quality. Printing can also be done without the need for a PC by simply connecting the COOLPIX 5200 to a PictBridge-compatible printer via the included USB cable.

The COOLPIX 5200 even offers versatility in terms of power source — with compatibility with both Li-ion rechargeable batteries and lithium disposable batteries also.

All recorded movies and images can be automatically imported into the included Nikon PictureProject software, which opens up a whole new range of possibilities for the digital photographer. Enabling organization, editing, and design capabilities for images in a unified, user-friendly interface, this exciting new software from Nikon will also allow the addition of new features as the market evolves.

The COOLPIX 4200, a 4.0 megapixel sister model to the COOLPIX 5200, will also be released to provide the consumer with an alternative.

Sales release schedule: Nikon Corporation will launch the COOLPIX 5200 worldwide from May 2004.

Nikon Coolpix 5200 Feature Highlights

Superior image quality

The COOLPIX 5200 ensures the utmost in quality at every stage of the digital imaging process. Its newly developed compact lens ensures optimal clarity through the use of a glass ED element and aspherical elements. It has also been specially designed to retract to an extent that complements the camera’s slim design. The COOLPIX 5200 also offers the imaging power of 5.1 effective megapixels and a newly developed D-SLR-based image processor, which together maintain exceptional clarity.

An exterior exuding satisfying quality

The grip of the COOLPIX 5200 inherits the same qualities as those of the other cameras in the popular COOLPIX range. The COOLPIX 5200 also has a body crafted from aluminum that is as attractive as it is lightweight and compact, and has all controls positioned carefully in a logical manner that supports intuitive operation.

Swift, intelligent operation

With rapid power-up and quick, precise autofocus, the COOLPIX 5200 allows the user to seize photo opportunities in an instant. It also features a clear LCD with an easy-to-see GUI, which makes operation even smoother still, and offers Advanced Red-eye Reduction, which provides automatic in-camera correction. Convenient and useful in a range of situations, Advanced Red-eye Reduction also activates automatically upon selection of Night portrait mode.

Nikon Coolpix 5200 specifications


Sensor • 1/1.8" Type CCD
• 5.1 million effective pixels
Image sizes • 2592 x 1944 (5M)
• 2048 x 1536 (3M)
• 1600 x 1200 (2M)
• 1024 x 768 (PC)
• 640 x 480 (TV)
File formats • JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• AVI (Motion JPEG)
Movie clips • 640 x 480, 30 fps
• 320 x 240, 30 fps
• 160 x 120, 30 fps
• Limited only by storage (streaming)
• With audio
Lens • 3x zoom
• 38 - 114 mm equiv.
• F2.8 - F4.9
• 7 elements in 6 groups, 1 ED and 2 aspherical elements
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Auto focus • TTL
• Auto area (5 area automatic)
• Manual area (99 area selection)
• Center focus area
• Single / Continuous AF
AF assist beam Yes
Focus range • Normal: 30 cm (11.8 in) - Infinity
• Macro: 4 cm (1.6 in) - Infinity
Shooting modes • Auto
• Scene
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Sports
• Night portrait
• Movie
Scene assist modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Sports
• Night portrait
Scene modes • Party
• Beach/Snow
• Sunset
• Dusk/Dawn
• Night landscape
• Close up
• Museum
• Fireworks show
• Copy
• Back light
• Panorama assist
Metering modes • Matrix
• Center-weighted average
• Spot
Sensitivity equiv. • Auto
• ISO 64
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Exposure compen. • -2.0 to +2.0 EV
• 0.3 EV steps
Bracketing • AE bracketing
• WB bracketing
Shutter speed 4 - 1/2000 sec
Noise reduction • On
• Off
White balance • Auto
• Preset
• Daylight
• Incandescent
• Fluorescent
• Cloudy
• Shade
• Speedlight
Image parameters • Tone (Auto, Normal, More contrast, Less contrast)
• Sharpening (Auto, High, Normal, Low, Off)
• Saturation (Normal, Enhanced, Moderate)
Viewfinder Optical
LCD monitor • 1.5" TFT LCD
• 110,000 pixels
Self-timer 3 or 10 sec
Continuous modes • Single
• Continuous (2.5 fps, max 5 images)
• Multi-shot 16 (16 frames on a single image)
Flash • Built-in
• Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction Auto, Flash on, Flash off, Slow sync
Direct print PictBridge compatible printers
Other features • BSS (Best Shot Selector)
• Histogram in playback
• Playback zoom 2x - 10x
Connectivity • USB 1.1 (mini-B)
• A/V out
• DC-IN via dummy battery
Power • Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
• Charger supplied
• Optional CP1 Lithium battery (non rechargeable)
Storage • 12 MB Built-in flash storage
• Secure Digital (SD) slot
Dimensions 88 x 60 x 37 mm (3.5 x 2.3 x 1.4 in)
Weight (no batt) 155 g (5.5 oz)
Weight (inc. batt) 180 g (6.3 oz)
Supplied accessories Strap, USB cable, Audio Video cable, Li-ion rechargeable battery EN-EL5, Battery charger MH-61, Software CD-ROM, Quick Start Guide, and Instruction manual

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