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Nikon Coolpix 3500

Sep 19, 2002 at 07:13 GMT

Pre-Photokina 2002, 0600 GMT: Nikon has today announced the new three megapixel Coolpix 3500. The 3500 is based on the uniquely designed 2500 but now has a grey coloured body and increases imager resolution to three megapixels. "The COOLPIX 3500 boasts a sophisticated grey color and unique inner-swivel lens design that lets users shoot from nearly any angle. With the lens retracted snugly into the body, the camera's slim shape makes it easy to carry anywhere, and all essential controls are placed in comfortable reach."

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Press Release (Nikon Europe):

Nikon COOLPIX 3500 Feature Highlights

Stylish, ergonomic design

The COOLPIX 3500 boasts a sophisticated grey color and unique inner-swivel lens design that lets users shoot from nearly any angle. With the lens retracted snugly into the body, the camera's slim shape makes it easy to carry anywhere, and all essential controls are placed in comfortable reach.

Impressive image quality

The camera's 1/2.7-in. type CCD employs 3.2 effective megapixels to produce ultrahigh-definition 2,048 x 1,536-pixel images. Its 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens - featuring a 5.6-16.8mm focal range (equivalent to 37-111mm in 35mm [135] camera format) - and Nikon's advanced image-processing algorithm ensure exceptional color and image sharpness for great-looking images on screen, online, and on prints at A4 size.

Convenient shooting modes provide ease and versatility

The general-purpose Auto mode and 12 Scene Modes make getting great shots easy - even for digital beginners. Just select the mode for the scene, and the COOLPIX 3500 will handle all the adjustments automatically. For moving subjects, Movie mode (without audio) lets users record clips up to 35 seconds long.

Scene modes

One-touch image upload

The COOLPIX 3500 makes sending images to one's computer simple. Just connect the camera to a computer with the supplied USB cable and press the Transfer button. Images in the camera are then transferred automatically to the computer with Nikon View 5 software (supplied). The Small Picture button creates a reduced-size image for easy e-mailing.

Nikon View 5 software

The supplied Nikon view 5 software allows users to browse uploaded images in thumbnail format for an overall view, and enlarge the image for closer look. This software also allows users to adjust the color balance or change the image size for e-mailing or Web posting, run a slide show of selected images and print them out directly.

Nikon COOLPIX 3500 Major Features

* Depending on the country or area, the battery and charger may not be included, but will be available as an option.
** "Exif Print" is the industrial term for Exif 2.2, which is a newly established standard for Digital Still Camera Image File Format.

Nikon Coolpix 3500 specifications


Body type Split body twisting lens portion
Sensor 1/2.7" 3.34 million total pixels
Effective pixels 3.2 million
Sensitivity Normal: ISO 100 (Auto ISO 200-400)
Lens 3x optical zoom, 37 - 111mm equiv., F2.7 - 4.8
Lens construction 7 elements in 6 groups
Focus distance  • Normal: 30 cm - Infinity
 • Macro: 4 cm - Infinity
Auto focus Auto 5-area AF
Digital zoom Up to 4x in 0.2x steps
Image sizes  • 2048 x 1536
 • 1600 x 1200
 • 1280 x 960
 • 1024 x 768
 • 640 x 480
Image formats (JPEG)  • Fine (4:1)
 • Normal (8:1)
 • Basic (16:1)
Shooting modes  • Auto
 • Scene (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy, Back Light)
 • Manual (includes shooting menu for control of White Balance, Capture Mode, Best-Shot Selector, Exposure Compensation, Noise Reduction, and Image Sharpening)
 • Movie (up to 15 sec. of QVGA frames at 15 fps)
Metering 256-segment Matrix
Shutter speed 2 sec - 1/3000 sec
Apertures Wide: F2.7, F4.5
White balance  • Auto
 • White balance preset
 • Fine
 • Incandescent
 • Fluorescent
 • Cloudy
 • Speedlight
Drive modes  • Single
 • Continuous
 • Multi-shot 16 (16 frames on a single image)
Flash Internal, beside lens
Flash range  • Wide: 0.4 - 3.0 m (1.3 - 9.8 ft)
 • Tele: 0.4 - 1.7 m (1.3 - 5.6 ft)
Flash modes  • Auto
 • Flash cancel (off)
 • Red-Eye Reduction
 • Anytime Flash (fill-flash)
 • Slow Sync
Storage Compact Flash Type I
Viewfinder None
LCD monitor 1.5" 110,000 pixel
Playback modes  • Single image
 • 4 or 9 thumbnail
 • Magnify up to 6.0x in 0.3x steps
 • Picture information display
Connectivity USB 1.1
Compliance EPSON Print Image Matching (PIM), DCF, DPOF
Power Nikon EN-EL2 Lithium-Ion rechargable battery
Battery charger Included
Dimensions 114 x 60 x 32 mm (4.5 x 2.3 x 1.2 in)
Weight (no batt, CF card) 175 g (6.2 oz)
Supplied accessories Strap, 8MB CF card, USB cable, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL2, Battery Charger MH-60, Nikon View 5 (COOLPIX) CD-ROM
Optional accessories Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL2, AC Adapter Kit EH-60, Various size CF cards, LCD Hood HL-2500, Case CS-2500