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The Nikon COOLPIX 5200: compact and 5 megapixels


The Nikon COOLPIX 5200: compact and 5 megapixels - digital camera and photography newsNikon COOLPIX 5200 -- The compact digital camera offering superior quality, streamlined 5.1 megapixel performance, and enhanced ease of use

Tokyo - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX 5200. An easy-to-operate compact digital camera that boasts high-level comprehensive quality, 5.1 effective megapixel performance, and a selection of useful functions.

Superior image quality begins with a newly developed 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range of 7.8 to 23.4mm (equivalent to a 38-114mm lens in 35mm format). Featuring aspherical elements and an ED glass element, it achieves a significant reduction in aberration. It also retracts to contribute greatly to the overall slim dimensions of the body. The COOLPIX 5200 has the additional advantage of 5.1 effective megapixels, which ensures images are recorded with satisfying clarity.

The elegant aluminum exterior of the COOLPIX 5200 exudes a sense of sophistication. The camera also features the same stylish grip design as the other cameras in the popular COOLPIX range, has satisfyingly compact dimensions, and a light weight -- factors that combine to make the camera feel naturally comfortable in the hand. Furthermore, all controls are conveniently located within easy reach on the back of the camera body.
This enables highly intuitive operation in general and provides easy access to the camera's 15 Scene modes. Each of these modes adds simplicity for the shooting of a different kind of subject, while four of them offer a Scene Assistance function to make shooting even easier still.
The COOLPIX 5200 also features Advanced Red-eye Reduction, which provides automatic in-camera correction. Convenient and useful in a range of situations, it also activates automatically upon selection of Night portrait mode.

The COOLPIX 5200 achieves rapid power-up and swift, precise autofocus, which allows photo opportunities to be seized at any time. It also offers high-speed continuous shooting too, allowing the user to capture fast action as it happens. Additionally, the COOLPIX 5200 has an easy-to-see GUI, which allows the user to select desired settings and functions in minimal time, with minimal effort.

White balance offers a choice of Automatic, Preset and 7 Manual modes. What's more, it divides the shooting area into segments to determine the most appropriate setting for the capture of faithful colors. There's even a white balance bracketing function too, which takes a series of three shots at different white balance settings with just a single press of the shutter release button.

High-quality TV-size movies with sound can be recorded at the smooth rate of 30fps, allowing the user to show results to friends, family or coworkers in a much more practical manner.

For storage convenience at any time, the COOLPIX 5200 is additionally equipped with approximately 12MB of internal memory, allowing the storage of a substantial number of shots without the need for an SD memory card.

As a result of its high-level specifications, the COOLPIX 5200 achieves prints that can be enlarged all the way up to A4 size while still retaining an admirable level of quality. Printing can also be done without the need for a PC by simply connecting the COOLPIX 5200 to a PictBridge-compatible printer via the included USB cable.

The COOLPIX 5200 even offers versatility in terms of power source - with compatibility with both Li-ion rechargeable batteries and lithium disposable batteries also.

All recorded movies and images can be automatically imported into the included Nikon PictureProject software, which opens up a whole new range of possibilities for the digital photographer. Enabling organization, editing, and design capabilities for images in a unified, user-friendly interface, this exciting new software from Nikon will also allow the addition of new features as the market evolves.

The COOLPIX 4200, a 4.0 megapixel sister model to the COOLPIX 5200, will also be released to provide the consumer with an alternative.

Nikon COOLPIX 5200 Feature Highlights

Superior image quality
The COOLPIX 5200 ensures the utmost in quality at every stage of the digital imaging process. Its newly developed compact lens ensures optimal clarity through the use of a glass ED element and aspherical elements. It has also been specially designed to retract to an extent that complements the camera's slim design. The COOLPIX 5200 also offers the imaging power of 5.1 effective megapixels and a newly developed D-SLR-based image processor, which together maintain exceptional clarity.

An exterior exuding satisfying quality
The grip of the COOLPIX 5200 inherits the same qualities as those of the other cameras in the popular COOLPIX range. The COOLPIX 5200 also has a body crafted from aluminum that is as attractive as it is lightweight and compact, and has all controls positioned carefully in a logical manner that supports intuitive operation.

Swift, intelligent operation
With rapid power-up and quick, precise autofocus, the COOLPIX 5200 allows the user to seize photo opportunities in an instant. It also features a clear LCD with an easy-to-see GUI, which makes operation even smoother still, and offers Advanced Red-eye Reduction, which provides automatic in-camera correction. Convenient and useful in a range of situations, Advanced Red-eye Reduction also activates automatically upon selection of Night portrait mode.

Nikon COOLPIX 5200 Major Features
Newly developed compact lens: f=7.8-23.4mm (equivalent to f=38-114mm in 35mm format) including 2x aspherical elements and 1x ED glass element.
5.1 effective megapixels
Newly developed D-SLR based image processing engine
1.5-in., 110,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment
High precision Multi-Area AF
Offers 5 focus areas (when using Autofocus mode)
Allows manual selection of the focus area with Manual Area Focus mode employing 99 areas
Allows focus to be locked on the center of the frame with Central Area Focus mode
AF-assist illuminator enables more accurate focusing when shooting subjects in low-light situations
High-quality white balance
Offers a selection of Auto, Preset, and 7 manual modes
White Balance bracketing automatically takes 3 consecutive shots using different white balance settings with just a single press of the shutter release button
Advanced Red-eye Reduction provides automatic in-camera correction. Useful in various situations, it also activates automatically upon selection of Night portrait mode.
High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 2.5fps
High-quality TV-size movies can be recorded with sound at a rate of 30fps
15 Scene modes including four with Scene Assistance function - Scene modes with Scene Assist function (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait); Other Scene modes (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist)
Easy-to-see user interface
Approx. 12MB of internal memory enables the storing of images without use of an SD memory card
High-quality output supports prints of up to A4 dimensions
Direct printing is made possible through support of PictBridge*
* When used with PictBridge compatible printers.
Compact, long-life batteries
Compatible with two types of thin, high-capacity batteries
Li-ion rechargeable battery EN-EL5
Lithium disposable battery CP1
Swift power-up for stress-free operation
USB interface for rapid image transfer
Nikon PictureProject software (supplied) features a user-friendly interface and highly versatile functions, such as red-eye reduction, plug-in modules, communications functions, (Auto Update)
Supplied accessories* comprise Strap, USB cable, Audio Video cable, Li-ion rechargeable battery, Battery charger, Software CD-ROM, Quick Start Guide, and Instruction manual
Optional accessories include AC adapter EH-62A, Soft case, Waterproof Case**, and SD memory card
* Standard accessories may differ by country or area.
** Not available in some countries and area.

Additional information: Product information
February 11, 2004
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