Nikon Coolpix(R) 775 is the First Digital Camera With 'One-Touch to the Web'; Changing the Way People Share Photos and Experiences

World's Lightest 3x Zoom Digital Camera Takes the Guesswork out of Digital

Photography



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Nikon Inc.

    MELVILLE, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon (http://www.nikonusa.com),
 the world leader in photography, today introduced the Coolpix(R) 775, the
 first digital camera to feature a One-Touch button to allow users to upload
 digital images directly to the desktop or the Web.  The ultra-compact Coolpix
 775 packs a 3x zoom lens and 2.14 megapixel CCD into the lightest, pocket-
 sized point-and-shoot digital camera.  The Coolpix 775 is perfect for
 capturing digital photos anywhere, anytime, quickly and easily, and packs a
 host of easy-to-use features in a package weighing a mere 6.5 ounces.  Nikon
 has always been known for advancing photography - the Coolpix 775 will
 reinvent the way people share digital photos.
     "The Nikon Coolpix 775 truly takes the guesswork out of digital
 photography," said Deborah Sauer, general manager, marketing, Nikon Consumer
 Digital Products and Compact Cameras.  "Its combination of shooting modes,
 One-Touch to the web capability and Nikon digital image quality and design
 really makes digital photography easy.  Whether you're a proud parent waiting
 to shoot a baby's first steps or a college student sharing photos of spring
 break with friends, the Coolpix 775 ensures you won't miss an important shot."
 
     One-Touch Transfer Button on the Camera Offers Immediate Uploading to Web
     Sharing digital photos, emailing friends and family, printing digital
 photos and creating online photo albums has never been easier.  The process is
 simple and easy: after pictures are taken, users 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 (http://www.nikonnet.com) through NikonView software.
 NikonView is included with the camera and can be easily installed on any
 compatible computer.  Once photos are uploaded to NikonNet, the user can save
 the images, share them via e-mail or create online photo albums.
 
     Great Digital Photos Just a Simple Click Away
     The Coolpix 775 combines superior Nikon technology -- the technology that
 people who know photography respect and use -- with easy-to-use automatic
 operation to ensure users get a great picture with the click of a button,
 without having to worry about adjusting controls.  To make sure the ideal shot
 was taken, the camera's quick review function allows users to view images
 captured on 1/4 of the LCD monitor while simultaneously viewing the live
 action, ensuring you don't miss the next picture.
     For added ease-of-use, the Coolpix 775 provides a number of convenient
 controls that offer one-touch simplicity when operating the camera.  With a
 simple turn of the Mode Dial users can 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.
     To provide added shooting flexibility, the camera offers a versatile zoom
 range which lets users get close to the action when objects are far away or
 zoom out when taking group photos or shooting in close proximity.  At the
 heart of the camera's zoom capabilities is Nikon's exclusive 3x Optical Zoom-
 Nikkor lens, featuring a zoom range of 38-115mm (35mm equivalent).
     To ensure crisp, clear and vivid images, the Coolpix 775 features
 256-element Matrix Metering, advanced image-processing and 2.14-megapixel CCD
 that produces sharp and clean 8 x 10-inch pictures.  The camera also offers a
 Movie Mode that allows users to create QVGA movies for up to 40 seconds at
 approximately 15 frames per second.
 
     "On the Go" Digital in an Easy-To-Grip, Pocket-sized Package
     Ultra-compact and light, the Coolpix 775 digital camera can be easily
 carried in a pocket or purse to ensure that users can capture life's
 spontaneous moments.  Weighing a mere 6.5 ounces (not including battery or
 memory card), the Coolpix 775 is the lightest 3x zoom digital camera in the
 world.  The camera also features a comfortable side grip for easy shooting and
 access to all the camera's controls.
     The Coolpix 775 digital camera includes the new NikonView 4 software,
 which gives users ultimate control of how they save, view, store and use their
 digital images.  For added image creativity, the camera features an easy-to-
 use suite of software from ArcSoft.  PhotoImpression(TM) 2000, is a fun
 manipulation package that allows users to edit, retouch or apply special
 effects to photos. ArcSoft VideoImpression(TM) lets users edit and share their
 QuickTime movies. PhotoPrinter Pro(R) 2000 makes it possible to create prints
 easily, in varying sizes on one sheet of printer paper.  The Coolpix 775 also
 offers ArcSoft Panorama Maker(R) 2000, which lets users easily stitch together
 a number of images to automatically create beautiful panoramic photographs
 ready to print or e-mail.
     The Coolpix 775 comes with everything you need for quick and easy digital
 photography right in the box, offering a great overall value.  In addition to
 the Coolpix 775 camera, users get a USB cable for plug-and play simplicity, an
 8 MB Type I CompactFlash(TM) memory card and a rechargeable lithium-ion
 battery with charger (a $50 value).  Available in stores in July 2001, the
 Coolpix 775 has an MSRP of $449.95.
 
     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.  Nikon Inc.
 distributes the Nikon Total Imaging System of consumer and professional 35mm
 film and digital SLR cameras, Nikkor optics, Speedlights and System
 Accessories; Advanced Photo System cameras; 35mm compact cameras; Coolpix(R)
 compact digital cameras; Coolscan(R) digital film scanners; Nikonos(R)
 underwater photographic systems; and Nikon sports and recreational optics.
 The company plays an active role in supporting aspiring and advanced
 photographers through a variety of organizations, educational programs, events
 and workshops.  For product information, contact Nikon at (800) NIKON-UX or
 visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the
 web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
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SOURCE Nikon Inc.
    MELVILLE, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon (http://www.nikonusa.com),
 the world leader in photography, today introduced the Coolpix(R) 775, the
 first digital camera to feature a One-Touch button to allow users to upload
 digital images directly to the desktop or the Web.  The ultra-compact Coolpix
 775 packs a 3x zoom lens and 2.14 megapixel CCD into the lightest, pocket-
 sized point-and-shoot digital camera.  The Coolpix 775 is perfect for
 capturing digital photos anywhere, anytime, quickly and easily, and packs a
 host of easy-to-use features in a package weighing a mere 6.5 ounces.  Nikon
 has always been known for advancing photography - the Coolpix 775 will
 reinvent the way people share digital photos.
     "The Nikon Coolpix 775 truly takes the guesswork out of digital
 photography," said Deborah Sauer, general manager, marketing, Nikon Consumer
 Digital Products and Compact Cameras.  "Its combination of shooting modes,
 One-Touch to the web capability and Nikon digital image quality and design
 really makes digital photography easy.  Whether you're a proud parent waiting
 to shoot a baby's first steps or a college student sharing photos of spring
 break with friends, the Coolpix 775 ensures you won't miss an important shot."
 
     One-Touch Transfer Button on the Camera Offers Immediate Uploading to Web
     Sharing digital photos, emailing friends and family, printing digital
 photos and creating online photo albums has never been easier.  The process is
 simple and easy: after pictures are taken, users 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 (http://www.nikonnet.com) through NikonView software.
 NikonView is included with the camera and can be easily installed on any
 compatible computer.  Once photos are uploaded to NikonNet, the user can save
 the images, share them via e-mail or create online photo albums.
 
     Great Digital Photos Just a Simple Click Away
     The Coolpix 775 combines superior Nikon technology -- the technology that
 people who know photography respect and use -- with easy-to-use automatic
 operation to ensure users get a great picture with the click of a button,
 without having to worry about adjusting controls.  To make sure the ideal shot
 was taken, the camera's quick review function allows users to view images
 captured on 1/4 of the LCD monitor while simultaneously viewing the live
 action, ensuring you don't miss the next picture.
     For added ease-of-use, the Coolpix 775 provides a number of convenient
 controls that offer one-touch simplicity when operating the camera.  With a
 simple turn of the Mode Dial users can 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.
     To provide added shooting flexibility, the camera offers a versatile zoom
 range which lets users get close to the action when objects are far away or
 zoom out when taking group photos or shooting in close proximity.  At the
 heart of the camera's zoom capabilities is Nikon's exclusive 3x Optical Zoom-
 Nikkor lens, featuring a zoom range of 38-115mm (35mm equivalent).
     To ensure crisp, clear and vivid images, the Coolpix 775 features
 256-element Matrix Metering, advanced image-processing and 2.14-megapixel CCD
 that produces sharp and clean 8 x 10-inch pictures.  The camera also offers a
 Movie Mode that allows users to create QVGA movies for up to 40 seconds at
 approximately 15 frames per second.
 
     "On the Go" Digital in an Easy-To-Grip, Pocket-sized Package
     Ultra-compact and light, the Coolpix 775 digital camera can be easily
 carried in a pocket or purse to ensure that users can capture life's
 spontaneous moments.  Weighing a mere 6.5 ounces (not including battery or
 memory card), the Coolpix 775 is the lightest 3x zoom digital camera in the
 world.  The camera also features a comfortable side grip for easy shooting and
 access to all the camera's controls.
     The Coolpix 775 digital camera includes the new NikonView 4 software,
 which gives users ultimate control of how they save, view, store and use their
 digital images.  For added image creativity, the camera features an easy-to-
 use suite of software from ArcSoft.  PhotoImpression(TM) 2000, is a fun
 manipulation package that allows users to edit, retouch or apply special
 effects to photos. ArcSoft VideoImpression(TM) lets users edit and share their
 QuickTime movies. PhotoPrinter Pro(R) 2000 makes it possible to create prints
 easily, in varying sizes on one sheet of printer paper.  The Coolpix 775 also
 offers ArcSoft Panorama Maker(R) 2000, which lets users easily stitch together
 a number of images to automatically create beautiful panoramic photographs
 ready to print or e-mail.
     The Coolpix 775 comes with everything you need for quick and easy digital
 photography right in the box, offering a great overall value.  In addition to
 the Coolpix 775 camera, users get a USB cable for plug-and play simplicity, an
 8 MB Type I CompactFlash(TM) memory card and a rechargeable lithium-ion
 battery with charger (a $50 value).  Available in stores in July 2001, the
 Coolpix 775 has an MSRP of $449.95.
 
     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.  Nikon Inc.
 distributes the Nikon Total Imaging System of consumer and professional 35mm
 film and digital SLR cameras, Nikkor optics, Speedlights and System
 Accessories; Advanced Photo System cameras; 35mm compact cameras; Coolpix(R)
 compact digital cameras; Coolscan(R) digital film scanners; Nikonos(R)
 underwater photographic systems; and Nikon sports and recreational optics.
 The company plays an active role in supporting aspiring and advanced
 photographers through a variety of organizations, educational programs, events
 and workshops.  For product information, contact Nikon at (800) NIKON-UX or
 visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the
 web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X91831280
 
 SOURCE  Nikon Inc.