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2 megapixel Coolpix 2500 digital camera from Nikon

2 megapixel Coolpix 2500 digital camera from Nikon - 

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Nikon have added a new digital camera to their line-up. It is aimed at the lower end of the market but seems to offer quite an advance in design to previous models. As the picture to the right shows the lens swivels inside a frame making the camera stronger and hopefully offering good handling characteristics as well. Appearing more stylish than other digital cameras of this class the Coolpix 2500 should be popular with those looking to buy their first digital camera.

ePHOTOzine hope to have a hands-on preview of this camera at the Focus show so keep checking back for more news.

Full Nikon press release included below.

A stylish and simple-to-use digital still camera featuring 2.0 effective megapixels, the COOLPIX 2500 is a strategic product designed to penetrate and lead the largest and most competitive digital camera market -- the 2-megapixel model sector. This uniquely designed camera will also establish a new COOLPIX brand image that places emphasis on the stylish and fun aspects of the COOLPIX line.

The cameras core users extend across generations to include those seeking a stylish, easy-to-use digital camera that offers excellent portability and superior image quality, and who are also looking for greater fun in digital photography.

Featuring a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens, with a 5.6-16.8mm (equivalent to 37-111mm in 35mm [135] camera format) focal range and 4x digital zoom, the Nikon COOLPIX 2500 delivers exceptional optical performance, and together with the 2.0 effective megapixels, ensures images of remarkable color, contrast and clarity.

The stylish and unique inner-swivel lens design offers the fun and flexibility of free-angle picture taking, while the cameras flat surface and newly developed compact rechargeable battery ensure excellent portability. The COOLPIX 2500 features ergonomic button arrangement for easy operation.

Auto mode is ideal for most photo-shooting situations, and manual mode allows photographers the freedom to select camera settings as they like. The cameras 12 Scene Modes further enhance the flexibility and creativity of shooting and provide optimal image results for a range of situations.

The Transfer function simplifies image data uploading and the Small Picture function produces reduced-size pictures ideal for e-mailing or Web posting.

The COOLPIX 2500 comes with some essential accessories -- including the newly developed rechargeable battery and charger, CompactFlash Card, USB cable and Nikon View 5 software. The optional LCD Hood HL-2500 increases LCD monitor visibility when shooting in daylight.

With its array of features and accessories and remarkably innovative design, the COOLPIX 2500 promises to increase the fun and excitement of digital photography for countless users.

Note: Specifications, design, product name and standard accessories may differ by country or area.

Nikon COOLPIX 2500 Feature Highlights

Stylish, small, simple
The COOLPIX 2500s unique inner-swivel lens design enables easy, versatile shooting capability from different angles. The camera is also small and light (165g/5.8 oz.), and with the lens retracted, its flat, sleek form fits easily into ones pocket or handbag. Its ergonomic, easy-to-use buttons ensure easy, swift and intuitive operation.

Great image quality
The COOLPIX 2500 features a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range of 5.6-16.8mm (equivalent to 37-111mm in 35mm [135] camera format) to deliver sharp images of near or distant subjects. The cameras 2.0 effective megapixels deliver high-definition 1,600 x 1,200-pixel images of exceptional clarity and expression. Furthermore, Nikons proven advanced image-processing algorithm delivers remarkably authentic color reproduction.

Versatile and easy operation
The COOLPIX 2500's Auto mode and 12 programmed Scene Modes make it easy to capture optimal image results for a wide variety of situations. Even a novice photographer can 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. Movie recording mode provides up to 15 seconds of recording time.

Emphasizes a subject with natural skin tones against a soft, pleasing background.
Captures the details of dimly lit scenes. The Speedlight fires automatically in extremely low-light situations.
Night Portrait
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.
Captures distant scenes with exceptional sharpness and clarity.
Enables users to capture the natural beauty of sunsets.
Night Landscape
Employs slow shutter speeds to capture stunning night landscapes.
Produces clear indoor pictures without triggering the flash.
* Note: In some museums and exhibitions, photography is prohibited, even without flash. Be sure to obtain permission before taking any pictures.
Fireworks Show
Instantly responds to the shutter release button to capture fireworks at the ideal moment.
Close Up
Takes up-close pictures with an artistically blurred background.
Renders clear black and white reproductions of text or drawings from a whiteboard or printed matter.
Back Light
Speedlight fires automatically to illuminate the shadows that cover a subject.

Quick-and-easy image transfer
The COOLPIX 2500s Transfer function enables easy one-touch data upload* via the USB cable. This automatically transfers selected pictures in the COOLPIX 2500 straight to the users computer.
*Requires Nikon View 5 software (supplied).

Convenient e-mail image data transfer
The Small Picture function automatically creates an image size just right 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 2500 Major Features

  • 3x Zoom Digital Camera featuring 2.0 effective megapixels
  • 2.0 effective megapixels for 1,600 x 1,200-pixel images
  • 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with 5.6-16.8mm coverage (equivalent to 37-111mm in 35mm [135] camera format); digital zoom up to 4x magnification (12x when combined with optical zoom)
  • Nikons advanced image-processing algorithm ensures faithful color reproduction
  • Exclusive 256-segment Matrix Metering and Matrix Auto White Balance guarantee outstanding exposure and white balance control in every image
  • Macro shooting capability as close as 4cm (1.6 in.) with the convenient Best Shot Selector (BSS) function
  • Smooth and quiet zooming and responsive camera operations

  • AUTO Mode for point-and-shoot operation
  • 5-Area Multi Autofocus for easier photo composition
  • 12 Scene Modes -- choose from 12 different scenes (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy, 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 2500 image data to a computer
  • Small Picture function creates smaller size image data for e-mail attachment
  • Versatile White Balance settings
  • Automatic Noise Reduction function for superior images at slow shutter speeds
  • USB interface for Plug-and-Play and compatible with devices that support USB Mass Storage class

  • Stylish design with an inner-swivel lens
  • Ergonomic design features intuitive button layout for superb operability
  • Compact and lightweight (165g/5.8oz.) body
  • Bright, clear 1.5-in., 110,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD monitor
  • Long battery life of approx. 80 min. with Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL2*
  • Comes with Lens strap, CompactFlash card, USB cable, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL2*, Battery Charger MH-60*, Nikon View 5 (COOLPIX) CD-ROM
  • New dedicated LCD Hood HL-E2500 is available as an option
*Depending on the country or area, the battery and charger may not be included, but will be available as an option.

Nikon COOLPIX 2500 Specifications
TypeDigital camera E2500
Effective pixels2.0 million
CCD1/2.7-in. type (2.11 million total pixels)
Image sizeSelectable from: 1,600 (1,600 x 1,200 pixels), 1,280 (1,280 x 960 pixels), 1,024 (1,024 x 768 pixels), 640 (640 x 480 pixels)
Image QualityFine: 1/4, Normal: 1/8, Basic: 1/16
Lens3x Zoom-Nikkor; f = 5.6-16.8mm (35mm camera format equivalent to 37-111mm); f/2.7-4.8; 7 elements in 6 groups
Digital zoom4X digital zoom
LCD Monitor1.5-in; 110,000-dot low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Storage mediaCompactFlash (CF) card Type I
Shooting modesAuto, Scene (Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night Portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy and Back Light), Manual (includes shooting menu for control of White Balance, Capture Mode, Best-Shot Selector, Exposure Compensation, Noise Reduction, and Image Sharpening), Movie (up to 15 sec. of QVGA frames at 15 fps)
Capture modesSingle, Continuous, Multi-shot 16 (16 frames 1/16 in size)
Number of frames w/8MB CF card

Fine: approx. 8; Normal: approx. 15; Basic: approx. 29
Built-in SpeedlightFlash Rangeapprox. 0.4 - 3.0m (1.3 to 9.8 ft.) (W), approx. 0.4 - 1.7m (1.3 to 5.6 ft.) (T)
Flash control Sensor flash system
Flash modes Auto, Flash cancel (off), Red-Eye Reduction, Anytime Flash (fill-flash), Slow Sync
Computer interfaceUSB 1.1
Power requirementsOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL2 (supplied), AC Adapter kit EH-60 (optional)
Battery lifeApprox. 80 min. when using monitor at 20C (68F)
Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 114 x 59.5 x 31.5mm (4.5 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.)
WeightApprox. 165g (5.8 oz.) without battery and CompactFlash Card
Supplied accessories*Strap, 8MB CF card, USB cable, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL2, Battery Charger MH-60, Nikon View 5 (COOLPIX) CD-ROM
* Supplied accessories may differ by country and area.
Optional accessoriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL2, AC Adapter Kit EH-60, Various size CF cards, LCD Hood HL-2500, Case CS-2500

Nikon View 5 System Requirements


OSMac OS 9.0- 9.2 (only built-in USB ports supported),
Mac OS X (10.1.2 or later)

ModelsiMac, iMac DV, Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White), Power Mac G4 or later; iBook, PowerBook G3 or later (only built-in USB ports supported)

RAM32MB (64MB or more recommended)

Hard disk15MB required for installation, with additional amount equivalent to twice the capacity of the camera memory card required when Nikon View 5 is running

Display640 x 480 with thousands of colors (800 x 600 with millions of colors recommended)

OthersCD-ROM drive required for installation

OSWindows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional pre-installed model

ModelsOnly models with built-in USB ports supported

CPUMMX Pentium or later

RAM64MB (128MB or more recommended)

Hard disk15MB required for installation, with additional amount equivalent to twice the capacity of the camera memory card required when Nikon View 5 is running

Display640 x 480 with High Color (800 x 600 with True Color recommended)

OthersCD-ROM drive required for installation

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
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