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Pre-PMA 2005: In the first of two 7 million pixel camera announcements from Nikon today comes the Coolpix 7600. Nikon has included D-Lighting technology which corrects exposure problems in playback and in-camera red-eye removal. Face-priority AF is a new features which finds and focuses on people's faces in Portrait mode. The Coolpix 7600 also boasts a 3x optical zoom (38-114mm), 1.8-inch LCD, five movie modes and take SD storage. It will be available in Europe in Springtime in black and silver.The Coolpix 7600 will only be available in black in the US.
Tokyo — Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX 7600, a compact and easy-to-operate digital compact camera that combines 7.1 effective megapixel performance with a host of new and enhanced in-camera features designed to appeal to today’s digital camera users of all levels.
COOLPIX 7600 produces clear and sharp images even after cropping and enlarging up to A3 size thanks to its 7.1 effective megapixel high-resolution image sensor and 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens equivalent to a 38-114mm lens in 35mm format. Macro shooting enables the user to take close-ups as close as 4cm (1.6 inches)
The COOLPIX 7600 incorporates Nikon’s innovative features which produce outstanding images straight out of the camera. Nikon’s exclusive D-Lighting function is available in Playback mode for use on images with excessive backlight or insufficient flash. At the touch of a button, D-Lighting keeps bright areas bright, while automatically adding light and detail to the darker parts.
Face-priority AF is another key advantage of the COOLPIX 7600. Available in Portrait mode, this unique capability has the power to automatically find and focus on people’s faces to ensure sharpness in portrait images where it is needed.
There’s also the In-Camera Red-Eye Fix — a function that can detect the annoying red eye effect sometimes caused by flash and correct it in-camera to leave you with pleasing night portraits.
And last, but definitely not least, there’s Blur Warning too, which alerts the user whenever a shot is compromised by camera shake, allowing another shot to be taken before leaving the scene.
The COOLPIX 7600 is surprisingly simple to operate. Compact dimensions and a well-designed grip make it feel extremely comfortable in the hand. It also features a new Graphic User Interface (GUI) which enables the user to select functions by name or by icon according to their preferences. What’s more, the COOLPIX 7600 also features a useful HELP button. Located conveniently on the back of the camera, the HELP button provides an explanation for functions on the main menu, so there’s no need to worry if you haven’t had time to read the manual.
The COOLPIX 7600 is also more easy to use for people around the world, as the menu can be displayed in a total of 12 languages on the large, bright 1.8-inch, 85,000-dot LCD that is ideal for both composing shots and viewing the results. The COOLPIX 7600 has even been designed to be more energy efficient — enabling the user to take up to 100 images when using two AA-size alkaline batteries.
Like all other cameras in the popular COOLPIX range, the COOLPIX 7600 features a selection of handy Scene Modes that can make operation even easier. All the user has to do is select the Scene Mode that most closely matches the subject, such as Sunset or Portrait — the COOLPIX 7600 then takes care of selecting the optimal settings for the best results. Four of the Scene Modes feature the additional advantage of Scene Assist too, which makes it easier for virtually anyone to achieve more appealing composition. And new to the COOLPIX 7600, there’s also a BSS copy function available in Copy mode, which automatically activates the BSS function to achieve the best possible results.
As well as taking great still images, the COOLPIX 7600 offers movie capability too. Users can choose from a selection of five movie modes, two of which can shoot movies at a smooth 30fps. Furthermore, the COOLPIX 7600 features Nikon’s new Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) function, which can be activated during movie shooting to achieve more stable results when it is difficult to keep the camera steady. The COOLPIX 7600 can also be easily connected to a TV making it easy to enjoy the results with friends and family.
A choice of five Color Options allows the user to be a little more creative with their picture taking, enabling them to select one before shooting to change the mood of an image by making it sepia or shooting in cyanotype, for example.. The COOLPIX 7600 also has approximately 14MB of internal memory, enabling images to be recorded on the camera without a SD memory card.
Printing pictures from the COOLPIX 7600 is easy too. PictBridge compatibility makes it possible to print directly to a compatible printer without the need for a computer. The COOLPIX 7600 also offers the added convenience of being able to select different print sizes actually in the camera.
Like all other cameras in the COOLPIX range, the COOLPIX 7600 comes complete with Nikon’s own PictureProject software, which offers a wide range of versatile functions and is very user-friendly.
Sales release schedule: This camera is scheduled for release in Europe in Spring 2005.
Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.
Nikon COOLPIX 7600 Feature Highlights
More megapixels and a powerful ED lens
The COOLPIX 7600 makes it simple for anyone to get results they can be proud of. The 7.1 effective megapixel shooting capability allows the user to capture much more detail than most other entry level digital cameras, while the powerful 3x optical 38-114mm* Zoom-Nikkor ED lens achieves superior sharpness and optimal color correction.
* 35mm  equivalent.
Innovations that improve images in-camera
With the previously mentioned advantages alone, it’s easy for virtually anyone to achieve satisfying pictures. The handy In-Camera Red-Eye Fix function automatically detects, then corrects red eyes in-camera, turning shots compromised by flash into pleasing night portraits. The highly impressive D-Lighting function automatically compensates for excessive back light or insufficient flash — transforming the quality of such recorded images at the touch of a button. The Face-priority AF function automatically detects people’s faces in the picture and provides optimal focus accordingly.
User-friendly, easy operation
The COOLPIX 7600 is designed to be easy to use and provides even beginners with the confidence to enjoy digital photography! A redesigned Graphic User Interface (GUI) lets users navigate and select functions by either name or icon, and a handy HELP button displays a description for each of the functions on the main menu - so there’s no need to worry about getting confused! The COOLPIX 7600 also has a 1.8-inch LCD with increased brightness that makes it easy to compose shots and view the results. In addition to these factors, the COOLPIX 7600 is compact and has a well-designed grip — so it feels comfortable in the hand and helps make taking pictures easy.
Nikon COOLPIX 7600 Other Features:
1/1.8" Type CCD
|Image sizes|| 3072 x 2304
2592 x 1944
2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 160 x 120 @ 15 fps
320 x 240 @ 15 fps / 30 fps
640 x 480 @ 30 fps
Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction available)
|Lens|| 38-114 mm (35 mm equiv) 3x optical zoom
F 2.8 - 4.8
|Digital zoom||Up to 4x|
|Focus distance||Macro: 4 cm (1.6 in)|
|Scene modes|| Auto
Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait),
BSS (Best Shot Selector)
|White balance|| Fine
|Self timer||10 secs|
1.3 fps up to 14 frames
|Image parameters|| Cyanotype
|Flash|| Built-in Speedlight
Auto, Red-eye Reduction by pre-flash, Anytime flash, Flash cancel and Slow sync
Range: 0.4-3.4 m / 1.3 – 11.2 ft. (W), 0.4-2 m / 1.3 – 6.6 ft
|LCD monitor|| 1.8" TFT LCD
|Storage|| SD card
14 MB internal memory
|Power|| 2x LR6 AA-sized batteries
|Weight (no batt)||145 g (5.1 oz)|
|Dimensions||85 x 60 x 39mm (3.3 x 2.4 x 1.5 in)|