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Nikon today announced the new ultra-compact aluminium bodied Coolpix 3700. The Coolpix 3700 has a three megapixel sensor and three times optical zoom, it's also the first Coolpix to use Secure Digital for storage and is powered by a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. Nikon are clearly going for style and design with this camera, without being too 'way out'. One unique feature of the 3700 is 'sound release' which allows you to put the camera in a sort of self-timer mode and trigger the shutter release with a loud sound (such as a clap).
Amsterdam, October 28, 2003 (8:00 CET) - Nikon, a world leader in film and digital cameras, today announced the introduction of the COOLPIX 3700 (www.europe-nikon.com ), a new digital camera that offers fast, simple operation with advanced functions and exceptional versatility in a lightweight, pocket-size design.
Small in size, yet built to the same demanding Nikon standards, the COOLPIX 3700 continues the tradition of high image quality, operating ease and reliability that distinguishes Nikon's COOLPIX series.
Superior image quality
The COOLPIX 3700, with its precision 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens and 3.2 megapixel resolution delivers superior optical performance and photo-quality (2,048 x 1,536-pixel) images packed with natural looking colour and sharp detail. The new COOLPIX camera utilises Nikon technologies and imaging expertise to ensure faithful colour reproduction, sharp contrast and clarity in virtually all shooting conditions. Excellence in image quality is ensured thanks to the high-precision 256-segment Matrix exposure metering and TTL- controlled Auto White Balance.
Stylish, sleek-compact design
Lightweight and pocket-sized, the COOLPIX 3700 is designed to be easy to carry, durable and attractive. Encased in a slim compact body with a brushed aluminium finish, the camera measures approximately (W x H x D) 95.5 x 50.0 x 31.0mm (3.76 x 1.97 x 1.22 in) and weighs just 130g (4.6oz) without battery and SD memory card.
Easy to operate, fun to use
As with all cameras in the COOLPIX series, the COOLPIX 3700 aims to make digital photography simpler for the novice and to offer potential for the advanced user to experiment and develop their skills and capabilities.
Ready to Use - All in One Package
The COOLPIX 3700 standard package includes a high power rechargeable
Li-ion battery, batter charger, 16MB SD memory card, Nikon View and Adobe
Photoshop Elements software and a protective soft camera pouch.
The COOLPIX 3700 will be expected to be available this Christmas.
|Sensor||1/2.7", 3.34 million pixel CCD|
|Effective pixels||3.2 million|
|Lens|| 3x zoom
35 - 105 mm
F2.8 - F4.9
|Digital zoom||Up to 4x|
|Focus areas|| Auto select (five area)
Manual select (five area)
|AF assist lamp||Yes, automatic|
|Image sizes|| 2048 x 1536 (High/Normal)
1600 x 1200 (Normal)
1024 x 768 (PC Screen)
640 x 480 (TV Screen)
|Movie sizes|| 640 x 480, 30 fps, up to
640 x 480, 15 fps, unlimited *
320 x 240, 30 fps, unlimited *
320 x 240, 15 fps, unlimited *
160 x 112, 15 fps, unlimited *
B&W Movie, Sepia Movie @ 320 x 240, unlimited *
All with audio
* Limited only by remaining storage space
|Time-lapse movie|| 30 sec, 1 min, 5 min, 10
min, 30 min, 60 min intervals
AE Lock on/off
640 x 480 image size
Playback at 30 fps
|File formats|| Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Movie: MOV (Motion JPEG)
|Shooting modes|| Auto
|Scene modes|| Portrait
|Self-timer|| 3 or 10 sec
|Sensitivity||Auto (ISO 50 - 200)|
|Exp. compen.|| +/-2.0 EV
0.3 EV steps
|Continuous|| Continuous H (2.5 fps)
Continuous L (1.5 fps)
Multi-shot 16 (16 frames, 1/16 size)
Interval Timer Shooting
Range: 0.4 - 3.0 m (Wide), 0.4 - 1.7 m (Tele)
Modes: Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow Sync
|White balance|| Auto
|Image parameters|| Sharpness: Auto, High, Normal,
Only in manual record mode
|LCD Monitor|| 1.5"
(The screen seems to have a very fast refresh rate)
No dioptre adjustment
|Storage|| Secure Digital (SD)
(does not support MMC)
|Power|| Nikon EN-EL5 Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery (3.7 V, 1100 mAh)
CP1 Lithium Battery
Optional EH-62A AC adapter
|Connectivity|| USB 1.1
|Dimensions||96 x 60 x 31 mm (3.8 x 2.0 x 1.2 in)|
|Weight (no batt)||130 g (4.6 oz)|
|Weight (inc batt)||162 g (5.7 oz)|
|Supplied accessories||Strap, 16MB SD card, USB cable, AV cable, Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL5, Battery charger MH-61, Nikon View CD-ROM, Photoshop Elements, Eyecup and Camera Pouch|
|Optional accessories||AC Adapter EH-62A, Camera case CS-CP17|