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Nikon Coolpix 990 wins award

By dpreview staff on Jul 2, 2000 at 04:00 GMT

"Nikon's Coolpix 990, 3.34 megapixel, 3X Zoom-Nikkor lens digital camera has won the PC World "2000 World Class Award'' for Best Digital Camera. Awards were announced in the July 2000 issue of PC World and winners will be honored at an awards ceremony to be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2000, from 5-8 p.m. at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. "

"It's a great honor to have Nikon's Coolpix 990 awarded Best Digital Camera by such a well-respected publication,'' stated Bill Giordano, National Marketing Manager, Consumer Digital Products at Nikon. "This award is a testimony to Nikon's commitment to introducing exciting new products that set the standard for image quality.''

Throughout it's eighteen-year history, the World Class Award from PC World has honored the top hardware, software and Web products in the computer industry that show the best performance, value, consistency, and innovation. Nikon's Coolpix 950, 2.11 megapixel, 3X Zoom-Nikkor lens digital camera took home the PC World "World Class Award'' for Best Digital Camera in 1999.

Nikon's new Coolpix 990 is a 3.34 megapixel, 3X Zoom-Nikkor lens digital camera with incredible resolution and all the features that lets even amateurs take exceptionally crisp, clear images with the push of a button. The Coolpix 990 offers 4,896-step Multi-Area Autofocus with manual control; a choice of fully automatic, shutter priority, aperture priority, and manual exposure control; a new USB interface for quick downloading of images; a built-in macro lens that allows focusing as close as 0.8 inches from the subject; fast 1.5 frames per second (fps) full-resolution image capture; 30 fps QVGA and 15fps movies for 40 seconds in Motion JPEG mode; and a stepless 4X digital zoom.

For more information on the Coolpix 990, stop by Nikon's PC Expo booth #4372, or write to Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747, or phone 800-NIKON-UX. Visit the Nikon website at http://www.nikonusa.com.

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