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Nikon F75QD / N75QD; 02.2003

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F75QD Black version, 2003

Japan U2 SLR model

Incidentally, N75 or F75 was not label or marketed in the domestic market in Japan. The closest I can find is the Nikon U2 model which resembles closely with the F75. In fact, the three models of Nikon U, Us and U2 are almost replicas of the Nikon F55/N55, F85/N65 and F75/N75 sold overseas.


A simple-to-operate, lightweight entry level SLR model that won't intimidate budding photographers. It incorporates a 3-Modes Focus Area Selector switch, an all-new 25-segment Matrix metering system, 12 Custom Functions, 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and three Dynamic Autofocus modes (cover a wide area, both horizontally and vertically, and offers three modes to control the focus area selection. Using the "Closest Subject Priority" mode enables the camera to automatically focus on the subject closest to the camera.); It also offers five Vari-Program scene modes and a built-in speedlight pops up automatically when shooting in low light conditions or when photographing strongly backlit subjects; the 3D Multi-Sensor also provides Balanced Fill-Flash capability; weighs less than 13.5 ounces, compatibility with G-type and D-type Autofocus Nikkor lenses. It is a very easy to use camera and may be a good consideration for those who have not began investing into any of the Nikkor lenses yet. But it is not an entirely friendly SLR for those who still owned many of the older, Manual Focus Nikkor optic (or even early versions of AF-Nikkor).

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Minus the aperture ring, Nikon was able to update the 1998's 7.1X zoom ratio AFD-Nikkor 28-200mm IF Zoom-Nikkor as a world's smallest 28-200m: The AF Zoom Nikkor 28-200mm F/3.5-5.6G IF-ED of 2003 now came with a G-spec, 3 x ED lens elements + 3 x aspherical lense elements in its rather complex 11 elements in 12 group optical composition, This lightweight, dual rings, affordable zoom lens features an ultra-compact design, and its G-type design enabling lens apertures to be selected directly from Nikon SLR camera bodies that have a command dial for aperture selection. Technical highlights includes Super Integrated Coating (SIC), Internal Focusing Construction (IF), and Extra Low Dispersion glass (ED) as well as aspherical lens elements. However, the filter attachment size is still 62mm and the minimum focusing distance is 1.3 ft. For those Nikon SLRs that do not have the command dial control, you may have to sacrifice the ADR, aperture priority, Manual control. For MF Nikon owners, avoid. This Nikkor zoom was announced in February, 2003.

Another Nikkor zoom that went through this AF-Nikkor lens updating program during February, 2003 was the popular 1996's AF 24-120mm zoom Nikkor. Four major features were added, an AF-S, VR G-spec Nikkor that uses ED glass elements in its optical composition. This AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED added to Nikon ever expanding new lineup of AF-S Vibration Reduction (VR) optics where its major selling points were still centered on Silent Wave Motor and Vibration Reduction technology. The lense has a conventional AFS-Nikkor Manual/Automatic mode (Manual Automatic mode (M/A) which permits instant switching between autofocus and manual focus and it uses two Extra Low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and two Aspherical lens elements, Internal Focusing construction and Super Integrated Coating (SIC). As mentioned, the G-Type design may post many compatibility issues with MF Bodies and limiting this new Nikkor to new series of AF Nikon that employed with Command Dial for controlling apertures. But for earlier AF Nikons, it will also operate using Shutter Priority and Program Mode operation in many Nikon models that do not have a built-in aperture control.

Another AF Nikkor introduced was a DX AF-Nikkor 12-24mm F/4G which was exclusively designed for Nikon D-Series Digital SLR models. It was the first lens in a newly created F-Mount autofocus DX-Nikkor interchangeable lens category, offering a 2X Zoom ratio with an unprecedented angle-of-view from 61° at 24mm to 99° at 12mm (comparable to that of an 18-36mm lens on the 35mm format) with Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC), Silent Wave Motor Technology (SWM), Extra Low Dispersion Optical Glass (ED) and a G-Type design.

Looked like beginning from Y2K onwards, it seemed every camera manufacturers could easily smell where the $$$ was .. so, in Feb.18 2003, Nikon also introduced a total of 3 COOLPIX models to tackle the feverish Digital Compact market. The Nikon COOLPIX 2100, Nikon COOLPIX 3100 & Nikon COOLPIX SQ. Except for the quite innovative appearance of the COOLPIX SQ, both the plain-looking COOLPIX 2100 and 3100 were seemingly meant to target first item digital camera users.

CoolPix 2100

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Coolpix 2100, 03.2003

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Coolpix SQ, 03.2003

     

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The 2100 has a 3x optical 4.7-14.1mm f/2.6-4.7 (36-108mm- 35mm format) Zoom-Nikkor lens which delivers 2.11 million effective megapixel for High (1600), Normal (1600), PC Screen(1024), TV Screen (640) image sizes (Four Movie modes*:- TV movie @ 640, Small movie @320, B/W clip @320 & Sepia clip @320)). Main features still still confined to portability but the so-so performance of the image size made this model less desirable. A total of 14 SCENE Modes (AUTO with Scene Assistance for Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait; Scenes:- Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy and Back light, Manual (includes shooting menu for control of White balance & Exposure compensation. Close focuses down to 4cm (1.6 in.). Print function is possible and a Small Picture function that can help creates smaller file size image direct e-mailing (equipped with a simple one touch Transfer mode for downloading to PC/Mac. A slightly larger LCD than 3100 1.6-in. low res 75,000-dot TFT LCD was also provided for quick picture viewing and editing. uses Compact Flash™ Card Type I as storage in compressed JPEGs, Apple's Quick Time files. The built-in Speedlight has a working range from approx. 0.4 to 3.0m (1.3 to 9.8 ft.) and it delivers various flash control functions such as s Auto, Flash Off , Red-Eye Reduction, anytime Flash. Battery life approx. 120 min. with EN-MH1 battery. Dimensions approx. 87.5 x 65 x 38mm (W x H x D); Weight approx. 150g (5.3 oz.) without battery and Compact Flash™ Card.

The companion sister model, Nikon Coolpix 3100 has a slightly improved spec than the 2100. Most of the operation sequences and controls are similar except it has 1.5" LCD screens and more importantly, the 3100 delivers images sizes of High (2048*), Normal (2048), Normal (1600), PC Screen (1024), TV Screen (640) with its 3.34 million CCD sensor. The lens used in the 3100 is also different, it was a 3x Zoom ratio 5.8-17.4mm f/2.8-4.9 (38-115mm 35mm format) Nikkor zoom with 4X digitized zoom.
* Lastly, the Nikon Coolpix 3100 can record up to 40 seconds of Quick Time video (at 15 frames per second) in Movie Mode (320x240) and 20 seconds in TV Movie (640x480) format while Nikon Coolpix 2100 can deliver only 15 seconds and 7 seconds. Movies can be shot in color, black and white and sepia tone (at 5 frames per second)

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The Nikon Coolpix SQ has a very innovative design with its 900-series type of a stylish swiveling all metal body chassis but offered in a more compact and slim design. The swivel lens design that enables shooting from various angles. Neither it performed badly with its 3.34 million-megapixel CCD, 3x optical 5.6-16.8mm f/2.7-4.8 Zoom-Nikkor (37mm-111mm in 35mm format) and delivers 2,016 x 1,512 pixels, 1,600x 1,200 pixels, 1,024 x 768 pixels, 640 x 480 pixels image sizes (JPEG (EXIF2.2/DCF), Quick Time Motion JPEG (Movie) at approx. 15 frames per second (fps.) for up to 40 seconds with audio. The zoom Nikkor can close focuses down to 4cm (1.6 in.) for Macro shootings. AF employed with a 9-area autofocus & auto exposure with 5 versatile SCENE Modes ([AUTO], [Manual] (includes shooting menu for control of White Balance, Capture Mode, Best-Shot Selector, Exposure Compensation and Noise Reduction), Scene (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy, Back Light, Sports, Dusk/Dawn, Panorama Assist), [Movie with audio], Voice Memo, Self-timer.

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The built-in speedlight capable of working within a range between approx. 0.15-5.0m / 0.5-16.4 ft. (wide), approx. 0.15-3.7m / 0.5-12.1 ft.(Tele) and Flash control modes include Auto, Flash Off, anytime Flash & Red-Eye Reduction. The camera can connect to the computer through Nikon's Cool-Station Power Base, a system included with the camera that not only transfers images to the desktop or the Web, but also charges battery in-camera and can charge a spare. The Rear LCD used is a 1.5-in. 117,600-dot low-temp. poly silicon TFT transflective LCD (with brightness adjustments). Battery life is approx. 65 min. with Li-ion EN-EL2 battery when using LCD monitor Dimensions: approx. 82 x 82 x 25.5 mm (W x H x D); Weight: approx. 180g (6.3 oz.) without battery and storage media.

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01.04.2003. launching a new logo on April fool day ? Yes. no joke.
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Would you believe the center logo that I created was happily being copied & used on the Internet ?
but it is all right, no credit is necessary but then, WHY ? Affection, I think and all these changes of the corporate logo ..err..

Not all development in digital imaging was for Nikon SLRs or Coopix Compacts. Nikon announced the DXM1200F Color Digital Camera (PDF File 1.2MB) in 21.04.2003. The Digital Eclipse DXM 1200F camera is a high-resolution color digital camera that produces true-to-life, extremely high-quality images with an output capability of up to 12 million pixels and is specifically designed to accommodate fluorescence lighting techniques. Highlights: high-speed, streaming, data-transfer of 12 frames per second at a 640 x 512-pixel, live-image display; Camera mounting versatility, allowing attachment to any microscope C-mount; Zoom capabilities of up to 800% for accurate focusing on specimens, particularly useful in low-magnification applications. More information relating to this camera/setup is available by clicking here. Another model meant sold under Nikon Instruments Inc. (microscope and advanced digital imaging), Digital Sight Series 5 Megapixel Camera (PDF File 1.2MB) was also introduced in May 14, 2003. The Digital Sight series of high-resolution, stand-alone, network-ready color digital cameras. The camera's five-million-pixel CCD offers scientific and industrial microscope users the ability to capture extremely precise, detailed images that can be seen at the camera's own IP address. Boasting a fully independent, stand-alone design, the DS-5M-L1 captures high definition images at 2560 X 1920 effective pixels and is equipped with a 6.3-inch, high-definition LCD monitor and preprogrammed imaging modes specifically designed for photomicrography applications.


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Nikon COOLPIX 5400 Digital Compact Camera, 05.2003.

A high-performance, 4X zoom ratio compact digital camera that was built on a durable, magnesium-alloy body chassis with a unique 5.8-24mm (28-116mm f/2.8-4.6;) (9 elements in 8 groups, 1 x ED, 2 x Aspherical) Zoom-Nikkor lense. which also provide a 4X digital zoom function. The sensor is a 5.1 effective megapixel CCD sensor. Important features include a 256-segment Matrix Metering with 5-Areas Multi Autofocus system that able to provide continuous shooting of up to 7 full-size (2,592 x 1,944-pixel) images at a high speed 3 fps film advance rate.

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The varied-angle rear LCD is one of the technical highlights (copied Canon G-series ? who cares ?...). Exposure modes/Matrix metering: 256-segment Matrix Metering with AUTO, SCENE (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy, Back Light, Sports, Panorama Assist, and Dawn/Dusk), P, S, A, M (includes shooting menu for control of White Balance, Metering, Image Adjustment, Image Sharpening, Saturation Control, Noise Reduction and so on), Movie The Nikkor lense also provides Macro shooting as close as 1cm (0.4 in.). AE-BSS (Auto Exposure-BSS) for automatic selection of the best relative exposure with 3 Movie modes in TV movie (640), Small movie (320), Time-lapse filming. The rear section is a conveniently placed, Vari-angle TFT-LCD monitor for all lighting viewing. It also packed with a built-in Speedlight (Auto, Flash OFF, Red-Eye Reduction, Anytime Flash (Fill-Pash), Night Portrait (Slow Sync Flash), Rear-Curtain Sync; Repeating Flash) and accessory shoe for external mounted Nikon speedlights.

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Storage medium includes: Compact Flash™ Card Type I/II, 512MB/1GB IBM Microdrive. Uses Li-ion EN-EL1 with battery life approx. last for 110 min or 6V 2CR5 (or DL245) lithium battery, AC Adapter/Battery Charger EH-21. Compatible with Coolpix accessory lenses including the 1.5x ED glass Teleconverter (TC-E15ED) (174mm*), the 0.8x Wide Angle Adapter (WC-E80)(23mm*) and the new Fisheye converter lens (FC-E9)(5.6 mm* for an unprecedented 190° of coverage). Other applicable accessories such as Slide Copy Adapter (ES-E28) for copying slides. Movie Mode can record up to 180 seconds of Quick Time video (at 15 frames per second) in Movie (320x240) Mode and 70 seconds in TV Movie (640x480) format with audio.

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Nikon D2H Digital Still SLR camera, July 22, 2003

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The first Nikon that offered a preview of how the external apearance of the future newer Nikon SLR would be as it has adopted a new, refreshing look in design. If solely based on image resolution - one would expect the D2H should be classified as the older Nikon D-1H instead. But within the stylish, modern looked body shell, the camera peforms entirely different in level of performance from the D1H.Hailed by Nikon as the world's fastest full system digital SLR at the time of its introduction as it can captures high quality Images at 8 frames per second (fps) that buffers up to a staggering 40 JPEG images (25 in NEF (RAW) mode). Another highlight is its Wi-Fi Transmission Capabilities. The camera incorporated with an 11-sensors autofocus system with 9 cross type sensors and an additional two sensors placed at the horizontal ends of the frame in the picture frame. Interesting features include a new DX format-type 4.1 effective megapixel JFET imaging sensor called 'LBCAST' (Lateral Buried Charge Accumulator & Sensing Transistor Array) designed by Nikon. It was specifically being designed to produce data-rich files that are compact enough for immediate transmission and for rapid workflow. The new sensor is optimized for both high image quality as well as high-speed performance. The sensor reads 2 channels of data from each pixel -- while also handling brightness data in the same process to achieve maximum image reproduction speed.). Additionally, its JFET technology was also designed to enable the sensor to render low noise and better color accuracy. In addition, a new ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) design significantly reduces color artifacts and 'jaggies' on oblique lines, while helping improve overall image sharpness. Next, the signal processing algorithms has also improved other automatic functions (such as auto white balance, auto tone control and auto color correction). A high signal-to-noise ratio combined with high-level image processing offers enhanced performance at high ISO settings. The camera is also able to produce both NEF (Nikon Electronic Format raw files) and JPEG files simultaneously (requires Capture 4.0 software to edit later). The revised white balance system has a wider color working range of 2,500K to 10,000K, and is able to detect and compensate for artificial light flicker (such as stadiums, indoor courts, etc.). With an impressive startup lag time of mere 37ms, which incidentally ranks as the best in its class. The AF system employed was a Nikon Multi-Cam 2000 autofocus system which can handle AF shooting as low light as EV-1. It also offers enhanced Dynamic AF and a new Group Dynamic AF detection option, as well as Focus Tracking with Lock-On technology. The D2H has Lexar Media's Write Accelerated ("WA") technology standard, allowing faster write-to-card speeds when used with Lexar's WA enabled Compact Flash cards. It also features a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 remote connectivity as well as compatibility with Wi-Fi for image transfer over a wireless Local Area Network (LAN). The Wi-Fi connection features integrated Wi-Fi connectivity when used with the optional WT-1 accessory. Based on IEEE industrial standard, the WT-1 can be attached to the bottom, and connected to the camera via its USB 2.0 port. It transmits images via a local area network to a host computer access-point using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) method, and can wirelessly transfer data over a radius of approximately 30 meters (100 feet) with a supplied one-inch antenna. An optional antenna is available for an extended range of up to 150 meters (approx. 490 feet). The power management system utilizes a new Lithium-Ion based battery system with improved display alerts such indicates accurate battery life on a percentage scale, with 5 percent increments, while a picture meter indicates the number of images taken on a single battery charge.. The SB-800 Speedlight Featuring New i-TTL Advanced Wireless Lighting, providing photographers a new dimension in multiple flash photography. A personal short remarks:-: Should be marked as the D1H with its 4.1 megapixel JFET Imaging Sensor OR alternately, should have put some effort in providing the camera with a higher image quality deliveries.

Along with the announcement made, there were also three new Nikkor lenses including the world's first extreme wide-angle AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED lens and the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED lens, both designed exclusively for Nikon digital SLR cameras, and the world's first super-telephoto AF-S VR 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED lens with Nikon's advanced Vibration Reduction technology designed for Nikon's 35mm and Digital SLR models.

Nikon also announced Capture 4.0 Software on 22.07.2003. The new Capture 4.0 software to support all Nikon digital SLR models including the, D2H professional digital SLR camera designed for photojournalism and sports/action photography. Extends the capabilities and offers comprehensive control of NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) images. Complemented with new Nikon View 6.1 image organizing and browsing software
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AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED

AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED

Nikon used to made some fabulous tele-zom in their manual focus days. Remembered the stunning MF Zoom Nikkor 200-400mm f/4.0 ED back in 1984 ? After 20 years of wait, it was given a rebirth as an all new package AF-s VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED in 2003. Main highlights include Vibration Reduction (VR), Silent Wave Motor technology and uses of 4 x ED glass elements in its truly massive 24 elements in 17 groups optical construction. There are two VR modes: Normal mode or Active Mode for when taking pictures with extreme movement and even automatically detects when photographer is panning and compensates With Internal Focusing (IF) design it is capable of focuses down to a minimum distance at 6.2 feet (AF), MF at 6.4 ft)at all focal lengths and fully compatible with AF-S Teleconverter: TC14E II, TC-17E II, and TC-20E II for even more extended shootings. offers users a choice of either Normal or Active mode (Manual/Automatic mode) complimented by Nikon's automatic Focus Tracking with Lock-on technology to provide virtually no time lag even during AF servo operation. Other features: Rounded diaphragm (9 blades), no power consumption during manual focus operation and a detachable tripod mounting collar provided.

However, the G-Type feature in this lens made to designed it to be used for the newest Nikon SLR models only (fully compatible with newer range of both 35mm film-based and digital Nikon SLRs such as D1X, D2x, D2H, D100, D70, F6, F5, F100, N80, N75 and N65 etc.). Older AF Nikon models (those which don't equipped with Command Dials) can used with Shutter priority or Program AE only). The rear inserted filter has an attachment size of 52mm. included accessories are HK-30 Hood, CL-L2 Soft Case, front cover, rear cap. Dimensions:approx. 4.9 x 14.1 inches; Weightapprox. 7.2 ibs.

Unlike the 200-400 Zoom-Nikkor, the two wideangle lenses announced with the debut of the D2H were designed exclusively for DX-Sensor Nikon Digital SLR camera models. The AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED can be claimed as the world's first extreme wideangle Fisheye lense for Nikon digital SLRs offers (after all, no one competes in such a claim but as at 2003, it did offered the broadest wide-angle coverage available for digital SLR cameras). AF-S is not necessary due to its relatively wide depth of field yields. Whatever it is, the lense works/equivalent to the 16mm AF Fisheyes in 35mm format, offers a swapping 180° diagonal angle-of-view full frame Fisheye effect image. But due to the DX-format, it produces a smaller image circle (the size of the image that is projected by the lens on to the sensor) enabling smaller lens diameter, lighter weight and optimal image quality from center-to edge-to-corner on the image. Employed with Nikon's famed Close-Range Correction (CRC) system, the minimum focusing distance is 0.14m (5.5 in.), or 0.03m (1.2 in.) from the lens front, making it suitable for wide range of photographic applications. If that is not enough, one piece of Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element was also used in its 10 elements in 7 groups optical design to minimizes chromatic aberration, if it has any. Naturally, like any of the new Nikkor offerings, the lense uses a G-spec, which means it is is designed exclusively for use with Nikon Digital SLR models which began from the D-1, virtually all models are deploying the Command Dial control for aperture adjustments Other features include:Rounded diaphragm to make out-of-focus elements appear more natural Built-in Flower type lens hood and Gel filter holder built-in at the rear section. Included Accessories: CL-0715 Soft Case, lens cover, rear cap. Dimension: approx. 2.5 x 2.5 inches and weighs approx. 10.8 oz.

On the other hand, the DX Format 3.2X zoom ratio AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED offers a broad 28° 50'~79° angle-of-view (25.5mm to 85.5mm in 35mm format as it is like a 24-85mm zoom) and with a fast, constant f/2.8 aperture throughout its entire zoom range. 3 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements and 3 all-glass aspherical elements were used in its 14-element, 10-group optical compositions which also aided with an Internal Focusing (IF) & Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology to improve its operational performance. This lightweight Nikkor with DX design uses Silent Wave Motor in enabling high-speed, yet quiet autofocusing. the M/A and M mode controls allow rapid switching between AF and MF operation. Others: Nikon D-type design, rounded diaphragm. Closest focusing distance is 14.2" with maximum magnifications of 1:5 (0.20 at Tele). Filter attachment size (front-mounting) is 77mm. Included Accessories: HB-31 Hood, CL-1120 Case, 77mm lens cap, rear cap. Dimensionsapprox. 3.4 x 4.4 inches; weighs approx. 26.6 oz.

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Due to the two mainstream camera types (film-based & digital) which resulted in maintaining two versions of speedlights, Nikon eventually designed a whole new series of AF flash units (SB-600 and SB-800) for users to share only one single type of flash. The top model Nikon Speedlight SB-800 was introduced along with the few Nikkor lenses mentioned earlier and the D2H digital Still SLR camera. Other than i-TTL flash control system for D-SLRs, it also offers full automatic balanced Fill-Flash and wireless lighting capabilities in multiple flash setup. Main features include: auto power zoom, a new wide-area AF Assist Illuminator that is tailored for the newer Nikon D-SLRs such as D2H's 11-areas Multi-Cam 2000 AF sensor module. Other highlights: auto white balance adjustment using flash color temperature Information; FV-Lock; auto FP high-speed sync flash; modeling flash; quick battery recycle pack (cuts recycling time in the SB- 800 to as short as 2.7 seconds for full power manual flash) and zoom coverage, bounce and rotating flash head, a large rear LCD read-out panel, accessory filters for special color effects and emulation of fluorescent and incandescent lighting, robust locking flash shoe, and autofocus assist light. Also provides D-TTL performance with Nikon digital SLR cameras including the D1x, D1H, D1, and D100. Fully compatible with all DX-series Nikon speedlights for multiple flash photography, including the earlier models such as SB-80DX, SB-50DX and SB-28DX etc. and usable fully with other Nikon SLR models in applicable AF/Auto/Manual modes.

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Nikon Coolpix 3700, 28.10.2003

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In October, 2003, Nikon announced this 3.2 megapixel Coolpix digital compact with 3x optical zoom & 4x digitized zoom via its 5.4-16.2mm f/2.8-4.9 Zoom-Nikkor lense (equivalent to 35-105mm in 35mm format ). This light weight aluminum body chassis is a subcompact model that came with a refined style and capable of delivering a maximum image size of 2,048 x 1,536-pixel images (3.34 million pixels; High (2048*), Normal (2048), Normal (1600), PC Screen (1024), TV Screen (640). It is the first Coolpix model that uses SD memory card (Not compatible with multimedia Card) and equipped with 15 Scene Modes (Auto, Scene (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Museum, Fireworks show, Close up, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, Sports, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape), Manual, Date imprint, Best Shot Selector, and Image sharpening; Self-timer (3 seconds, 10 seconds, Sound release); Voice memo, Voice recording, Movie) with its Macro Mode that can handle as close as 4cm (1.6") + eight movie modes (TV Movie Mode (640) at 30 fps or 15 fps, Small size (320) at 30 fps o 15 fps, Smaller size (160) at 15 fps, B/W Movie (320), Sepia movie (320), Time-lapse Movie (640) at 30 fps). Continuous shooting up to 3 images at 2.5 fps (H) or 1.5 fps (L). Interval Timer Shooting allows you to take a series of successive still images, imprinting of data is possible and the rear 1.5-in. 134,000-pixel TFT LCD menu support in 10 languages. The COOLPIX 3700 is also the first Coolpix digital camera to allow for TV-resolution (640 x 480 pixels) movies at 30 frames per second (fps), with sound. Voice recording function records up to 5 hours of sound on a 256MB or larger SD memory card and sound release function added to the self-timer mode. The built-in speedlight provides a shooting range: approx. 0.4-3.0m /1.4-9.1 ft. (W), approx. 0.4-1.7m /1.4-5.7 ft. (at T setting); Flash modes include full Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Flash Cancel (off), Anytime Flash (Fill-Flash), Slow Sync Flash. Dimensions (W x H x D) approx. 95.5 x 50 x 31mm and weighs merely approx. 130g (4.6 oz.) without battery and SD memory card.

Before the year ended (Dec. 3, 2003), Nikon announced development of a Nikon D70 Digital Still SLR Camera to its D-series lineup. It did materialized in January, 2004 and guess what came along with it ? A whole new generation of Nikon COOLPIX digital compact models, with the Coolpix 8700 leading the packs.

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Medical Nikkor: 120mm 200mm
Reflex-Nikkor Lenses - 500mm 1000mm 2000mm
Others: Noct Nikkor | OP-Nikkor | UV Nikkor 55mm 105mm | Focusing Units | Bellows-Nikkor 105mm 135mm
Nikon Series E Lenses: 28mm35mm50mm100mm135mm | E-Series Zoom lenses: 36~72mm75~150mm70~210mm

MF Zoom-Nikkor Lenses: 25~50mm | 28~45mm | 28~50mm | 28~85mm | 35~70mm | 36~72mm E | 35~85mm | 35~105mm | 35~135mm |
35~200mm | 43~86mm | 50~135mm | 50~300mm | 70~210mm E | 75~150mm E | 80~200mm | 85~250mm |
100~300mm | 180~600mm | 200~400mm | 200~600mm | 360~1200mm | 1200~1700mm

Tele-Converters: TC-1 | TC-2 | TC-200 | TC-201 | TC-300 | TC-301 | TC-14 | TC-14A | TC-14B | TC-14C | TC-14E | TC-16 | TC-16A | TC-20E

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Nikon F
| Nikon F2 | Nikon F3 | Nikon F4 | Nikon F5 | Nikon F6 | Nikkormat / Nikomat |
Nikon FM
| Nikon FE/ FA | Nikon EM/FG/FG20 | Nikon Digital SLRs | Nikon - Other models

MIR Supports for Photographic Community: Various Message Boards/Community Forums
Nikon F-series| Nikon F2-series| Nikon F3-series| Nikon F4-series| Nikon F5-series|Nikkormat/Nikomat-series
Nikon FM-series
|Nikon FE-series|Nikon FA|Nikon Digital SLR series|Various Nikon Models|Nikkor Optic -shared

Others:- Free Trade Zone - Photography| Free Trade Zone - Business Community |Free To Zouk - Photographic Community
Apple's
Mac Public Community Message Board | Windows based PC & Apple/Mac Public Community Trade Exchange Centre

Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-153.html by: my friend, Rick Oleson
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/nikonfmount/lens2.htm
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

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