Nikon US has today announced an additional $50 saving on the four megapixel Coolpix 4500, this in addition to the $50 mail-in rebate already available (valid until 31st December). This should bring the effective list price of the Coolpix 4500 down to an attractive $599. We reviewed the Coolpix 4500 back in August and were very impressed with this evolution on the unique Nikon split-body design.

Press Release:

MAKE YOUR LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE WHEN CHOOSING A DIGITAL CAMERA THIS SEASON

Nikon® Announces Additional Holiday Savings On The Nikon Coolpix 4500 Digital Camera

MELVILLE, NY, November 19, 2002 - This holiday season, between November 15 and December 31, 2002, consumers will receive another gift from Nikon® to make shopping even easier for digital photographers. Nikon, the world leader in photography, today announced its latest offer for holiday shoppers -- an additional instant savings added to the mail-in rebate on the Nikon Coolpix 4500 digital cameras (www.nikoncoolpix.com).

Nikon is offering $50 instant savings upon the purchase of the Nikon Coolpix 4500, in addition to the $50 mail-in rebate that is currently available to consumers between November 15 and December 31. The Nikon Coolpix 4500 offers a 4.0 effective megapixel CCD to capture superior quality images and a 4x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens in a swivel lens body, with a combination of full manual control options and automatic features.

To learn more about the complete Coolpix line of digital cameras, please visit the Coolpix website at www.nikoncoolpix.com. The site features interactive product descriptions, a "Compare Cameras" tool and links to other Coolpix related programs and news.