Nikon Coolpix 4100

May 28, 2004 at 06:03 GMT

Nikon today announced a four megapixel version of the Coolpix 3200, the new Coolpix 4100. The 4100 has a four megapixel CCD and a three times optical zoom lens, it has 14.5 MB of built-in flash storage and an SD memory card slot. Designed to be as easy to use as possible the Coolpix 4100 has a straightforward control layout, a new simplified Graphic User Interface and a range of scene shooting modes designed to help even the complete novice get results in different situations.

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Nikon COOLPIX 4100

The 4.0 effective megapixel compact digital camera that captures quality images with ease

Amsterdam - May 28, 2004 (8:00 CET) Nikon, a world leader in film and digital cameras, today announced the introduction of the COOLPIX4100 (www.europe-nikon.com), a new consumer digital camera with slim dimensions, 4.0-megapixel performance and surprisingly simple operation.

Building on the success and capabilities of the COOLPIX 3200 and featuring the same stylish grip, the COOLPIX 4100 feels comfortable in the hand and makes operation easy through its enhanced Graphic User Interface (GUI), which displays easy-to-see menus on a bright 1.6-in. TFT LCD monitor. Furthermore, all controls are placed on the back of the camera for convenient access.

The COOLPIX 4100 even has the advantage of 14.5MB of internal memory. This allows the user to shoot pictures when there's no SD memory card inserted, or copy shots between the internal memory and SD cards as desired.

Like all other models in the popular COOLPIX series, the E4100 has been designed to make things simple for the user and to allow increased versatility without compromising the fun of the moment. In line with this it features 15 handy Scene modes, four of which offer a Scene Assistance function. These do away with most of the preparation when shooting in common situations, achieving quality results when taking shots that range from sunsets to fireworks, to portraits. Users can also enjoy recording movies with sound, preserving special moments in a much more expressive way.

With a high-quality 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens and 4x digital zoom, the COOLPIX 4100 gives users a high degree of control over the way they compose their shots. The COOLPIX 4100 makes it easy for the user to zoom in close on a single subject or person, zoom out to take group shots, and even use the handy Macro mode which can be used as close as 4cm so that small objects can fill the frame. However you compose, you'll find the COOLPIX 4100 achieves vibrant colors, faithful contrast, and impressive clarity - all made possible by Nikon's advanced image processing algorithms.

A range of other features make shooting more fun. Five Color options comprising Standard color, Vivid color, Black-and-white, Sepia, and Cyanotype can be used to achieve creative results. A handy AF illumination assist function makes it easier to achieve sharp focus when shooting in poor light. A useful Blur Warning function alerts users of shots compromised by camera shake, giving them the choice to record them or not. The COOLPIX 4100 is also compatible with a wide range of rechargeable and disposable batteries, including alkaline batteries, which are easy to find. There's even an AC adapter too, which is available as a handy option.

Sales release schedule: This camera is scheduled for release in Summer 2004.

Note: Specifications, design, product name and standard accessories may differ by country or area.

Nikon COOLPIX 4100 Feature Highlights

Exceptionally easy to use

With slim dimensions, a surprisingly light weight and the same stylish grip as the popular COOLPIX 3200, the COOLPIX 4100 enables comfortable shooting with a natural feel. To allow easy access to the variety of convenient functions, all mode dials and controls are located on the back of the camera, while a larger, clear LCD (1.6-in., 80,000-dot TFT) makes for easy composition and pleasing playback.

Achieves satisfying results

With 4.0 effective megapixels and a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, the COOLPIX 4100 blends high-level clarity with compositional freedom. It also offers the advantage of an AF assist illuminator, which makes it so much easier to obtain sharp focus when shooting subjects in low light.

Further convenience

With 14.5MB of internal storage memory, the COOLPIX 4100 allows the user to take shots at any time, even when not carrying compatible memory media, and enables the copying of shots between the internal memory and SD cards as desired. It's also compatible with a wide range of rechargeable and disposable batteries, including alkaline batteries which can be easily purchased virtually anywhere. Furthermore, a waterproof case is available as an exciting option*, allowing the user to push the limits of their digital photography by shooting in the rain, in the snow, or even when scuba diving to depths of up to 40m.

* Not available in some countries and areas.

Nikon COOLPIX 4100 Major Features

* Ships with two LR6 (AA) alkaline batteries in some countries and areas.
** Not available in some countries and areas.

Nikon Coolpix 4100 specifications

Sensor • 1/2.5" type
• 4.23 million total pixels
• 4.0 million effective pixels
Lens • 3x optical zoom
• 35 - 105 mm equiv.
• F2.8 - F4.9
AF assist illuminator Yes
Image sizes • 2288 x 1712
• 1600 x 1200
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Movie clips • 640 x 480, 15 fps
• 320 x 240, 15 fps
• 160 x 120, 15 fps
• Limited only by storage
• With audio
Shooting modes • Auto
• Scene Assistance
Scene modes • Portrait
• Landscape
• Sports
• Night portrait)
• Scene (Party/Indoor
• Beach/Snow
• Sunset
• Dusk/Dawn
• Night landscape
• Close up
• Museum
• Fireworks show
• Copy
• Back light
• Panorama assist
Capture modes • Single
• Continuous
• Multi-shot 16 (16 frames 1/16 size)
Color modes • Standard
• Vivid
• Black and white
• Sepia
• Cyanotype
Flash • Built-in
• Range: 0.4 - 3.4 m (w), 0.4 - 2.0 m (t)
• Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, On, Off, Slow sync
LCD monitor • 1.6 in TFT LCD
• 80,000 pixel
Connectivity • USB (1.1)
• Video out
Storage • 14.5 MB internal flash
• SD card slot
Power • 2 x AA batteries (NiMH recommended)
or • 1 x CRV3 battery
Dimensions 88 x 65 x 38 mm (3.5 x 2.6 x 1.5 in)
Weight (no batt) 140 g (4.9 oz)

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