Nikon Challenges America for the Summer's Funniest Photo to Win A Party With 'Samantha Jones' of 'Sex and the City'

Emmy Nominee, Kim Cattrall to Host Coolpix 775(R) Summer Fun Photo Contest

Aug 09, 2001, 01:00 ET from Nikon Inc.

    MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon (, is
 calling all photo lovers to submit their ultimate funny summer photos for the
 Coolpix 775, Zoom in on the Fun: "Search for Summer's Ultimate Funny Photo"
 Contest.  One grand prize photo contest winner will spend two nights in New
 York City and win a private party with Emmy and Golden Globe nominated
 actress, Kim Cattrall, of "Sex and the City."  The contest will be promoted
 for the next month on Nikon's Coolpix 775 Summer Fun Tour to bring consumers
 closer to easy digital photography.  The Coolpix 775 is the first digital
 camera to feature a One-Touch Upload to the Web(TM) button allowing users to
 upload digital images directly to their desktop or the Web.  To enter,
 participants submit their photo to
     The photo contest will run for four consecutive weeks, officially
 beginning today, and ending on September 10, 2001.  Photos will be judged on
 overall quality, creativity and most importantly, "funny" content.  The grand
 prize is an all-expenses paid trip to New York City for the winner and ten
 friends, and includes a private party for the group, hosted by Nikon, with Kim
 Cattrall, and a Coolpix 775 digital camera.  Four (4) first runners up will
 each win a Coolpix 775 camera.  A complete list of rules for the contest can
 be accessed at
     Nikon Coolpix 775 Road Tour
     The photo contest will be promoted for the next month on the Coolpix 775
 Summer Fun Road Tour, which is traveling to 12 major U.S. cities including New
 Orleans, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and San
 Francisco.  The Nikon van and road team will visit key tourist sites offering
 consumers the chance to use the Coolpix 775 camera and experience its cool
 design and ease of use.  Consumers can track the tour's highlights across
 America by visiting, where they can also
 submit a funny photo for the "Search for Summer's Funniest Photo" photo
     Simple One-Touch Transfer Button Instantly Uploads to World Wide Web
     The Coolpix 775 is a pocket-size digital camera featuring the
 groundbreaking One-Touch Upload to the Web(TM) button that makes sharing
 memories effortless.  Users simply connect the camera to a computer (with the
 included USB cable), press the "Transfer" button on the back of the camera,
 and photos can be automatically moved to the desktop or uploaded to NikonNet
 for sharing and image storage.  This feature, along with a 3x Optical
 Zoom-Nikkor lens, and a multitude of efficient components come in a
 pocket-sized, easy-to-grip package weighing a mere 6.5 ounces.  The camera
 also features a Mode Dial to get the best photo in a variety of situations by
 allowing the camera to automatically focus, set exposure and balance color.
 Users can choose from one of seven Scene Modes including party/indoor,
 backlight, portrait, night portrait, landscape, beach/snow and sunset mode.
     About Nikon
     Nikon Inc., the world leader in precision optics, 35mm and digital imaging
 technology, is recognized for setting new standards in product design and
 performance in consumer and professional photographic equipment.  For product
 information, contact Nikon at (800) NIKON-UX or visit,
 which links all levels of photographers to the web's most comprehensive photo
 learning and sharing communities.
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