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Pre-PMA 2003, 15:00 TOKYO: Nikon has today announced the radical new Coolpix SQ. Once more Nikon has taken their trademark split body design and implemented it into a different form factor. The SQ is a pocketable almost square digital camera which has a twisting lens / flash portion which would typically be orientated 90 degrees to the front in normal shooting situations. The Coolpix SQ measures just 83 x 85 x 25 mm (3.3 x 3.3 x 1.0 in) and weighs 216 g (7.6 oz) fully loaded, slightly larger and heavier than Minolta's DiMAGE X/Xi but still small and pocketable. And it has an AF assist lamp!! Another first for a Nikon Coolpix digital camera.
Press Release (Nikon Europe):
There is no need for technology to be boring - Nikon's new announcement of today 18th Feb 2003 proves that in the field of Digital Camera design, form and function can be combined to produce stunning results.
The product in question is the COOLPIX SQ, a 3 million pixel 3x zoom digital camera with a unique appearance that is equally design statement and technological wonder.
Inside, the camera is 100% Nikon, developed by a team who were given the freedom to range freely within the company, incorporating the best ideas from Pro, Colour Science, Optical and other specialist groups. The resulting images are vibrant in colour and of exceptional clarity delivered though a fast-action shutter and rapid autofocus system.
The sleek exterior of the all-metal body is intended to appeal to the style-conscious audience who will also enjoy the potential of the unique swivel design when taking pictures from any angle, at any place and any time.
Compact size and operational ergonomics make the COOLPIX SQ the ultimate pocketable photo gadget and, exclusive to the COOLPIX SQ, the monitor display uses incident and back lighting to ensure visibility even in bright sunlight.
Elegantly concealed within the body is a slim rechargeable battery that will give up to 65 minutes of operation and Compact flash memory card ready to record still images that will print comfortably at A4 and video clips of up to 40 seconds with audio.
The COOLPIX SQ is supplied with the COOL-STATION MV-10 docking station which serves as a communications station for the camera with a personal computer and recharging station for the battery. Copying of pictures to the computer is achieved with a single press on the COOLSTATION's transfer button, which then sends images to the camera over the fast plug and play USB connection.
Each camera comes with a copy of Nikon View 6 software, which brings a host of features to allow easy management, organisation and editing of pictures, and then provides rapid e-mail print and on-line sharing of pictures with colleagues, family and friends.
The COOLPIX SQ delivers outstanding image quality and formidable functionality in a totally modern, leading-edge design.
Sales release schedule: This camera is scheduled to be released in Spring,
The COOLPIX SQ boasts a stylish design with a sleek square body and full-metal casing. Details such as a diamond-cut logo and aluminum lens ring contribute to the camera's sophisticated personality. The camera has a unique swivel lens design that gives users the flexibility to capture images from nearly any angle - including self-portraits.
Impressive image quality
The camera's 1/2.7-in. high-density CCD employs 3.1 effective megapixels to produce ultrahigh-definition 2,016 x 1,512-pixel images. Its 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens - featuring a 5.6-16.8mm focal range (equivalent to 37-111mm in 35mm  camera format) - and Nikon's advanced image-processing algorithm ensure exceptional color and sharpness for great-looking images on screen, online and with prints as large as B4 size.
Convenient shooting modes provide ease and versatility
The general-purpose Auto mode and 15 Scene Modes make getting great shots easy. Just select the appropriate mode and the COOLPIX SQ will handle all the adjustments automatically. Movie mode can record clips as long as 40 seconds with audio.
Cradle for easy charging and upload
The COOLPIX SQ comes with the Cradle COOL-STATION MV-10. The battery recharges while the camera is in the cradle. Uploading images to a computer (via USB cable) requires a single press of the cradle's transfer button.
Nikon View software
With the supplied Nikon View software, users can browse uploaded images in thumbnail format, enlarge them and obtain shooting information. The software also allows users to adjust the color balance, change the image size for e-mailing or Web posting, run a slide show of selected images, make direct print-outs and eliminate red eyes with a touch of a button.
|Portrait||Emphasizes a subject with natural skin tones against a soft, appealing background|
|Party/Indoor||Captures the details of dimly lit scenes. The Speedlight fires automatically in low-light situations|
|Night Portrait||Fires the built-in Speedlight to illuminate the subject but keeps the shutter open long enough to capture the background|
|Beach/Snow||Vividly captures the brightness of difficult-to-photograph settings such as snowy fields, beaches and sunlit expanses of water|
|Landscape||Captures distant scenes with exceptional sharpness and clarity|
|Sunset||Enables users to capture the natural beauty of sunsets|
|Night Landscape||Employs slow shutter speeds to capture stunning nightscapes|
|Museum*||Produces clear indoor pictures without triggering the flash|
|Fireworks Show||Instantly responds to the shutter release button to capture fireworks at the ideal moment|
|Close Up||Takes up-close pictures with an artistically blurred background|
|Copy||Renders clear black and white reproductions of text or drawings on a whiteboard or from printed matter|
|Back Light||Speedlight fires automatically to illuminate shadows covering a subject|
|Sports||Uses a fast shutter speed to capture sharp, clear images that freeze the action|
|Dusk/Dawn||Catches the natural-light beauty of dimly lit or hazy situations, such as just before sunrise or after sunset|
|Panorama Assist||Allows you to take several side-by-side images, all at the same exposure and white balance setting, then combine them later using the supplied photo editing software to create spectacular wide-vista images|
* Note: Photography is prohibited in some
museums and exhibitions.
Be sure to obtain permission before taking pictures in these places.
* Depending on the country or area, the battery and charger may not be
included, but will be available as options.
** "Exif Print" is the industrial term for Exif 2.2, which is a newly established standard for Digital Still Camera Image File Format.
|Sensor||1/2.7" CCD 3.34 million pixels|
|Color Filter Array||RGB|
|Effective pixels||3.1 million|
|Lens|| 3x optical zoom
37 - 111 mm equiv.
F2.7 - F4.8
|Digital zoom||Up to 4x|
|Focus range|| Normal: 30 cm - Infinity
� Macro: 4 cm - Infinity
|Auto focus|| Contrast AF
Multi area (Auto: 5 points, Manual: 9 points)
AF assist LED light at low levels
Continuous / Single AF
|Image sizes|| 3M (2016 x 1512)
2M (1600 x 1200)
PC (1024 x 768)
TV (640 x 480)
|Image type|| Still: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Movie: QuickTime Motion JPEG
|Image quality|| Fine
|Movie clips|| 320 x 240, 15 fps, max 40 sec (with audio)|
|Sensitivity||Auto (ISO 70 - 200)|
|Shutter speeds||2 - 1/2000 sec *
* 1/2000 sec only at maximum aperture
|Apertures||2 stops: Wide: F2.7 / F4.8|
|Expoure compen.||+/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps|
|Shooting modes|| Auto
|Scene modes|| Portrait
Party / Indoor
Beach / Snow
Dusk / Dawn
|Manual features|| White balance selection
Best Shot Selector
|White balance|| Auto
Five pre-programmed presets
|Drive modes|| Single
|Self timer||10 or 3 seconds|
|Flash|| Built-in, beside lens
Modes: Auto, Flash Cancel, Fill Flash, Red-Eye reduction
|Flash range|| Wide: 0.15 - 5.0 m
Tele: 0.15 - 3.7 m
|LCD Monitor|| 1.5" TFT LCD (Transreflective
- better performance outdoors)
97% frame view
|Playback|| Single frame
Thumbnail (4, 9 segments)
Shooting information display
Zoom playback (Up to 4x, Position can be set)
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I
xx MB card included
|Power||Lithium-Ion EN-EL2 battery (included)|
|Connectivity|| A/V out (on camera)
DC in (on camera)
Cool station connector (has DC-IN and USB connector)
|Dimensions||83 x 85 x 25 mm (3.3 x 3.3 x 1.0 in)|
|Weight (no batts)||180 g (6.3 oz)|
|Weight (fully loaded)||216 g (7.6 oz)|
|Supplied accessories||Strap, Lens Cap, CF card, USB cable, Audio/Video cable, Cradle COOL-STATION MV-10, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL2, AC Adapter EH-61, Nikon View CD-ROM|
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