Good news if you're in the US and considering the Nikon Coolpix 950 or Coolpix 800, Nikon has rebates of $100 on the Coolpix 950 and $75 on the Coolpix 800. These rebates are available on cameras purchased between July 1st 2000 (April 1st 2000 for the 950) and September 30th 2000. We have reviews of both cameras on this site and they should certainly be in consideration of you're looking for a 2 megapixel digicam.
Nikon press release:
Nikon's Latest Rebate Program Extends Through Summer
And Now Includes Coolpix 800
Share Your Summer Memories Instantly with Nikon Coolpix Digital Cameras
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer's here and Nikon has made it easier than ever to share your summer memories with rebates on two of its award-winning Coolpix digital cameras. Beginning July 1, 2000 Nikon is offering a $75 rebate on the Coolpix 800, 2.11 megapixel, 2X Zoom-Nikkor camera, currently priced at $599 MSRP. Nikon has also extended the $100 rebate on its Coolpix 950 2.11 megapixel, 3X optical Zoom-Nikkor lens digital camera, currently priced at $899 MSRP. The rebates are effective July 1, 2000 and end September 30, 2000.
"Between the kids at camp, summer homes, and traveling college students, it's tough to keep in touch during the summer,'' said Bill Giordano, National Marketing Manager, consumer digital products at Nikon. "Some people are great at sending post cards, but if you're the type that wants instant gratification, a Nikon digital camera is a great way to go.''
To qualify for Nikon's summer rebate, buyers must simply obtain an application provided by authorized Nikon dealers nationwide or download it from Nikon's website at http://www.nikonusa.com. Once completed, customers can mail in the application with proof of purchase. Customers will then receive a rebate check from Nikon Inc. All rebate applications must be postmarked to Nikon no later than October 15, 2000.
Nikon's Coolpix 950 camera was the first digital camera to break the two-megapixel resolution standard to create vastly superior images, while taking digital enlargements to the 11" x 14'' realm. It is faster, more responsive, more technologically innovative, simpler to use and even smaller than its predecessors. Images captured by its 3X Zoom-Nikkor lens on the 2.11 megapixel, 1/2 inch CCD can be saved in an uncompressed TIFF format plus three JPEG compression modes. It also offers two-second boot-up, and Nikon's exclusive Matrix metering system and precision focus.
The top-rated Coolpix 800, like the Coolpix 950 is a 2.11 megapixel digital still camera. Not only is this camera small and light, for take-anywhere shooting, but it's 2X Zoom-Nikkor lens offers unprecedented sharpness, clarity and color. And, with a touch of a button, photographers can zoom 1X, 1.25X, 1.6X, 2X, or 2.5X zoom, letting them zero in all the action. Users can even shoot subjects as close as 2.8 inches away with the Macro setting.
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