Nikon have just launched the Coolpack accessories set & bag for the Coolpix 950, it includes: A set of four 28mm filters -- a UV, Circular Polarizer, Neutral Density 4 and a Neutral Density 8 -- all in a handy wallet that attaches to the camera strap; four rechargeable Energizer� AA NiMH batteries that can be recharged up to 1,000 times; and a battery charger with a five hour quick charge and LED indicator. The Coolpack comes in a ruggedly handsome beige canvas carrying case with a fully adjustable interior, lots of pockets, and places for assorted gear.

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Here's what Nikon say:

The Nikon Coolpack is the perfect holiday gift for shutterbugs who love taking pictures on the go. The value-loaded Coolpack has a suggested retail price of $99. It will be on retail shelves in early November 1999.

``The Coolpack is an ideal gift choice for digital photographer in your household,'' said Nancy Carr, general manager of marketing for Nikon consumer digital products and compact cameras. ``Its distinctive look and adjustable interior makes it easy to carry all that gear Coolpix shooters want with them. And the value-packed extras that come with the Coolpack makes it easy to be ready to shoot, whether you're on the road or taking candid shots at home.''

For more information on the Nikon Coolpack, visit Nikon's website at or contact Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747, or phone 1-800-52-NIKON.