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Nikon Coolpix 2000 digital camera is unveiled - This light and compact 2 megapixel digital camera has a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens. It also features an auto mode and five scene modes and will cost around 199 when it is released in June.
Nikon have today announced the Coolpix 2000. This is a compact digital camera with 2 megapixels and is very light at 190g. Despite being priced competitively Nikon have managed to include a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens, an auto mode and five scene modes to choose from. It clearly continues the styling of the slightly higher-end Coolpix 2500 which was also announced this year.
The full press release is included below for detailed information.
A compact digital still camera with 2.0 effective megapixels, the Coolpix 2000 is the most accessible model of the Coolpix digital camera lineup. The extremely easy-to-use Coolpix 2000 is designed to meet the needs of the growing number of consumers who are seeking an ideal introduction to digital photography.
This is Nikon's first sub 200.00 digital compact and it adds depth and strength to the Coolpix range. The camera will appeal to people who have a keen interest in enjoying the many benefits of that digital brings, such as printing, e-mailing, online photo-sharing but who find the prospect of digital photography intimidating. It's also the ideal camera for anyone who just wants the convenience of point and shoot photography in a digital format.
The 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens - focal range 5.8-17.4mm (equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm  camera format, assures image quality, and an additional 2.5x digital zoom enables a wide range of photo opportunities. The 2.0 effective megapixel sensor and Nikon image processing ensures images with impressive color, contrast and clarity.
The simplified, ergonomic design of the Coolpix 2000 makes it easier than ever to enjoy the benefits of digital photography. Auto mode gives point and shoot simplicity and the 5 Scene Modes allows beginners to shoot with the confidence that they will achieve optimal image results for a range of situations.
Digital photography does not stop with the camera: to ensure simple transfer of images to the computer, the Coolpix 2000 sends pictures to the computer with a single-button, and the Small Picture function makes reduced-size copies in-camera that are ideal for e-mailing or Web posting.
The Coolpix 2000 comes all the essential accessories - including an 8MB CompactFlash(tm) card, USB cable, video cable, four AA-type alkaline batteries plus Nikon View 5 software. An optional LCD Hood HL-CP11 increases monitor visibility when shooting in daylight.
With its simplicity of operation and array of features and accessories, the Coolpix 2000 promises to show how easy and enjoyable Nikon digital photography can be.
Nikon Coolpix 2000 Feature Highlights
The Coolpix 2000 is designed to make digital photography easy for anyone to enjoy. The camera body is compact (approx. 108 x 69 x 38mm/4.3 x 2.7 x 1.5 in.) and lightweight (190 g/6.7 oz.), and the large Mode Dial and ergonomically arranged buttons make operation truly simple. The Transfer button enables one-touch copy of pictures to a computer and the Small Picture function automatically creates a second reduced-size picture for e-mail and Internet applications. The Coolpix 2000 makes all aspects of digital photography easy and enjoyable.
The Coolpix 2000 features a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range of 5.8-17.4mm (equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm  camera format) which delivers sharp images from near to distant subjects. The camera's 2.0 effective megapixels deliver high-definition 1,632 x 1,224-pixel images with impressive clarity and expression. Furthermore, Nikon's proven advanced image-processing algorithm delivers remarkably authentic color reproduction and detail.
variety of modes for satisfying results
The Coolpix 2000's Auto mode and 5 programmed Scene Modes make it easy to capture optimal image results for a wide variety of situations allowing even a beginner to take great images simply by choosing the appropriate mode for the next picture. Continuous shooting mode enables users to take several consecutive full-sized images in just seconds, while Movie recording mode provides up to 20 seconds of recording time (without audio).
Emphasizes a subject with natural skin tones against a soft, pleasing background.
Captures the details of dimly lit scenes. The Speedlight fires automatically in low-light situations.
Fires the built-in Speedlight to illuminate the subject but keeps the shutter open long enough to capture the background.
Vividly captures the brightness of subjects such as snowy fields, beaches, or sunlit expanses of water.
Speedlight fires automatically to illuminate the shadows that cover a subject.
Quick-and-easy image transfer
The Coolpix 2000's Transfer function enables easy one-touch data upload* via the USB cable. This automatically transfers selected pictures in the Coolpix 2000 directly into the user's computer.
*Requires Nikon View 5 software (supplied).
e-mail image data transfer
The Small Picture function automatically creates an image size ideal for e-mailing or Web posting.
Quick image checking
A simple press of the Quick Review button allows users to see their photos without having to switch between modes.
Nikon Coolpix 2000 Major Features
3x Zoom Digital Camera featuring 2.0 effective megapixels
- 2.0 effective megapixels for 1,632 x 1,224-pixel images
- 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with 5.8-17.4mm coverage (equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm  camera format); digital zoom up to 2.5x magnification
- Nikon's advanced image-processing algorithm ensures faithful color reproduction
- Macro shooting capability as close as 4cm/ 1.6 in. with the convenient Best-Shot Selector (BSS) function
- AUTO Mode for point-and-shoot
- 5 Scene Modes - choose from 5 different "scenes" (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Back Light)
- Advanced, built-in 5-mode Speedlight
- Quick Review allows users to view captured images at the press of a button even while the camera is in shooting mode
- Transfer function enables automatic uploading of selected Coolpix 2000 image data to a computer
- Small Picture function creates smaller size image data for e-mail attachment
- Versatile White Balance settings (including Auto White Balance)
- USB 1.1 interface for Plug-and-Play operation
- Ergonomic and simple design features intuitive
button layout for superb operability
- Compact and lightweight (190g/6.7oz.) body
- Bright, clear 1.5-in., 110,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD monitor
- 60 minutes battery life with four AA-type alkaline batteries (Ni-MH rechargeable cells can also be used)
- Supplied with Strap, 8MB CompactFlash(tm) card, Video cable, USB cable, Four AA-type alkaline batteries, Nikon View 5 (COOLPIX) CD-ROM
Availability and pricing
The Coolpix 2000 will be available in June for around 199.99.