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New Nikon Coolpix L100 firmware supports Ni-MH batteries

Nikon announces rechargeable NiMH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) batteries: one set of four Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B4, and a set that includes the battery charger MH-73. The battery charger MH-73 allows you simultaneous charging of sets of four batteries.
In addition, a firmware update will be released for the Coolpix L100 camera (supports four AA batteries) that adds support for these NiMH rechargeable batteries. The firmware update is scheduled for this Summer.
Update: The US firmware is available now...
Check-out the Nikon Coolpix L100 specifications & reviewsGoto to the US - Nikon Coolpix L100 firmware download page
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PRESS SUMMARY

Release of Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 and Battery Charger MH-73/Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 Set

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of a genuine Nikon set of four nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4, and a retail set that includes the Battery Charger MH-73, for charging sets of four nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries, and one set of four Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4.

In addition, a firmware update for the COOLPIX L100 (supports four AA batteries) that adds support for nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries will be released to coincide with release of these new sets of Nikon NiMH batteries and dedicated battery charger. Please look for information regarding acquisition of the firmware provided by companies or shops selling the camera.

Support for rechargeable batteries makes the COOLPIX L100 an even more convenient digital camera

The Battery Charger MH-73, which allows for simultaneous charging of sets of four batteries, is the perfect companion for the COOLPIX L100 with added support for nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries. Released in March of this year, the COOLPIX L100 supports AA batteries that are easily acquired anywhere. This convenience has made the COOLPIX L100 an extremely popular digital camera. The added support for nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries not only reduces the burden on the environment, but further increases the practicality of the COOLPIX L100 by increasing the number of shots that can be taken with a set of fully charged batteries.

Nikon will continue to respond to the demands of its customers with services and products that offer ever increasing ways of enjoying digital cameras.

Product overview
Product name Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4,
Battery Charger MH-73/Rechargeable Ni-MH
Batteries EN-MH2-B4 Set
Scheduled release date Summer, 2009

COOLPIX L100 Nikon digital camera specifications with use of Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2

Power sources Four AA alkaline batteries (supplied), four AA lithium batteries (available commercially), four Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 (available separately in sets of four), or AC adapter EH-67 (optional)

Number of exposures possible (battery performance)* Approximately 350 shots with alkaline batteries, 600 shots with EN-MH2 batteries, and 900 shots with lithium batteries

*Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) testing standards

Additional information: Check-out the Nikon Coolpix L100 specifications & reviews
July 1, 2009
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