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LiteTouch Zoom 130 ED is introduced

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Nikon Lite•Touch Zoom 130 ED Nikon have announced that the LiteTouch Zoom 130 ED, the worlds smallest, lightest 35mm 3.4x zoom compact camera*, will be introduced in February 2002.

The latest addition to the LiteTouch Zoom family of Nikon 35mm cameras, this new compact inherits Nikon optical quality, design sophistication and operating ease.

With a zoom range to fill a gap between the LiteTouch Zoom 120 ED released in 2000 and LiteTouch Zoom 140 ED released in 2001, two popular predecessors, the LiteTouch Zoom 130 ED is similarly targeted at users who appreciate the combination of Nikon quality, ready portability, advanced zoom, and sophisticated design that every LiteTouch Zoom camera offers.

In its ultra-compact body, the LiteTouch Zoom 130 ED packs a powerful 3.4x (38-130mm) zoom with protective sliding lens cover, and provides superior picture quality, thanks in large part to Nikon high-performance ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and two aspherical lens elements. Like all LiteTouch Zoom cameras, the LiteTouch Zoom 130 ED features champagne gold color. It also has translucent lens cover accent for steady handling and is simple to operate in every way.

*Among all 35mm compact cameras with 3.4x zoom lens and sliding lens cover, as of February 1, 2002

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

Nikon LiteTouch Zoom 130 ED/130 ED QD Feature Highlights

Supremely small and light
As the world's smallest, lightest 35mm compact camera with a 3.4x (38-130mm) zoom and sliding lens cover*, this camera is easy to take everywhere and can capture every photo opportunity.

*As of February 1, 2002

Powerful 38-130mm zoom lens
The 3.4x zoom lens is versatile enough to offer expansive wide-angle vistas at 38mm focal length and vivid close-ups of distant subjects at 130mm telephoto. Users can even shoot highly detailed photos from as close as 80cm (2.6 ft.) at 130mm telephoto away from subjects.

High-performance ED glass and aspherical lens elements
Nikon's exclusive ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass and two aspherical lens elements minimize chromatic aberration and distortion, ensuring crisp, clear detail and contrast throughout the zoom range.

Wide-Area Passive Autofocus
The Wide-Area Passive Autofocus system makes it possible to shoot sharp pictures, effortlessly and precisely -- even when the subject is distant or behind a window. The wide focus area keeps focus clear, even when the subject is not in center frame.

Intelligent auto flash
Slide open the lens cover, and the built-in intelligent flash pops up, ready to adjust its light intensity according to zoom setting for more efficient coverage. Auto Flash, Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash and Night Portrait (Slow Sync Flash) offer the versatility to put most scenes in just the right light for the shot. In low-light or backlit conditions, flash can fire automatically, assuring better balance of foreground and background illumination.

Anti-Fog Eyepiece
The plastic lens surface of the viewfinder helps prevent fogging in cold or warm, humid environments.

Nikon LiteTouch Zoom 130 ED/130 ED QD Major Features

  • World's smallest, lightest 35mm 3.4x zoom compact camera with sliding lens cover*
    *As of February 1, 2002
  • 3.4x 38-130mm zoom lens handles most photographic opportunities, producing highly detailed images in wide-angle and telephoto pictures
  • Employs Nikon ED glass and two aspherical lens elements for outstanding picture quality

  • Wide-Area Passive AF enables precise focus with flexible framing, such as for off-center subjects
  • Macro capability as close as 75cm (2.5 ft.) at 38mm, 80cm (2.6 ft.) at 130mm
  • AF-Assist Illuminator lights up automatically in low light, ensuring sharp focus

  • Flash modes -- choose from Auto Flash, Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash and Night Portrait (Slow Sync Flash)
  • Red-Eye Reduction reduces the devilish gleam in eyes that can spoil low-light pictures

  • Multi-coated viewfinder for bright viewfinder images
  • Diopter adjustment of -3 ~ +1m-1 allows viewfinder focus to be adjusted for optimal user viewing
  • Anti-Fog Eyepiece enables shooting in cold or warm, humid environments
  • User-friendly automatic film operation
  • Self-timer mode and optional Remote Control (130 ED QD only) let you get into the picture
  • Panorama mode (130 ED QD only) captures expansive scenes and vistas with 13.3 x 36mm format
  • Date imprint function (130 ED QD only) offers a choice of four combinations of date and time; Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/Year, Day/Hour/Minute, and no imprint.
Nikon LiteTouch Zoom 130 ED/130 ED QD Specifications
Type of camera35mm autofocus lens-shutter camera with Nikon zoom lens
Usable filmDX-coded 35mm format film in film cartridge
Picture formatNormal: 24 x 36mm,
Panorama (130 ED QD only): 13.3 x 36mm
Lens38-130mm f/5.3 -10.5; 7 elements in 5 groups (ED lens and aspherical lenses are used)
ShutterProgrammed electronic type; Also serves as diaphragm blades
Shutter speed2 to 1/500 sec.
ViewfinderReal-image viewfinder;
Frame coverage: Approx. 80% in regular-size frame;
Magnification: Approx. 0.38x at 38mm, 1.05x at 130mm;
Diopter adjustment (-3~+1m-1),
Anti-Fog Viewfinder
Viewfinder information

Image size frame with parallax compensation marks; Panorama-format frame marks (130 ED QD only); Autofocus frame marks
Green LED (in-focus indicator) -- Lights up: subject focused, Blinks slowly (at 2Hz): subject is too close to achieve correct focus, Blinks quickly (at 8Hz): subject is difficult to focus
Orange LED (flash-ready light) -- Lights up: flash ready, Blinks slowly (at 4Hz): flash being charged, Blinks quickly (at 8Hz): the popped-up flash unit is being pressed down
FocusingMulti-Area Passive Autofocus system; Activated by lightly pressing shutter release button
Distance range (approx.): 0.75m (2.5 ft.) to infinity at 38mm, 0.8m (2.6 ft.) to infinity at 130mm
Focus lockFocus is locked as long as the shutter release button lightly pressed
Exposure controlElectronically controlled program AE
Auto Exposure range: EV6-16 at 38mm or EV 6-16 at 130mm (ISO 100),
EV 8-17 at 38mm, EV 8-18 at 130mm (ISO 400)
Flash fires if the available light is low
Film speed settingISO 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 film automatically set
With non-DX-coded film, automatically set to ISO 25
Film loadingFilm automatically advances to the first frame upon completion of film loading; With a film cartridge confirmation window
Frame counterShown in the LCD panel; Additive type; Counts back during film rewind
Self-timerElectronically controlled; Activated by depressing the shutter release button
Self-timer lamp blinks and lights up to show when ready
Timer duration 10 sec.; Cancelable
Film advanceFilm automatically advances by one frame after each shot
Auto rewind at the end of film roll
Mid-roll rewind function available
Remote control (130 ED QD only; optional)

Infrared wireless remote control; 2 sec. delay shutter release; Effective range is within approx. 5m (16.4 ft.) straight in front of the camera; One 3V CR2025 lithium battery; Battery will last for approx. 5 years
Dimensions (W x H x D) and weight (including battery): approx. 60 x 28 x 7mm (2.4 x 1.1 x 0.3 in.); approx. 10g (0.35 oz.)
Built-in flashFour flash modes available: Auto Flash, Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash, and Night Portrait (Slow Sync Flash); Flash automatically fires when there is not enough light or subject is backlit
Flash shooting range: approx. 0.75-3.8m (2.5-12.5 ft.) at 38mm, 0.8-1.8m (2.6-5.9 ft.) at 130mm (ISO 100),
0.75-7.6m (2.5-25 ft.) at 38mm, 0.8-3.6m (2.6-16.4 ft.) at 130mm (ISO 400)
Shutter release button is locked during flash charging
Recycling time approx. 5 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction mode

Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights up for approx. 1 sec. before flash fires
Battery lifeApprox. 10 rolls of 24-exposure film when flash is used for half the exposures
LCD panel (Power is on)

Frame counter, Flash mode, Red-Eye Reduction, Self-timer/Remote Control (130 ED QD only), Infinity Focus mode, Low battery power, Date recording and Time /Date (130 ED QD only)
Power sourceOne 3V CR123A (DL123A) lithium battery
Date imprint function (130 ED QD only)

Functions with panorama-format pictures; Auto film speed setting with DX codes (ISO 25-3200); Printed date includes Year, Month, Day, Hour, (24-hour cycle with no AM/PM) and Minute with four choices; Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/Year, Day/Hour/Minute, and no imprint
Leap year adjustment until 2040; Power source is the same as the camera body; Built-in clock with timing accuracy within 90 sec. a month
Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 116.5 x 60 x 42mm (4.6 x 2.4 x 1.7 in.)
Weight (without battery)

Approx. 188g (6.6 oz.),
Approx. 190g (6.7 oz.) (130 ED QD)

Specifications apply when a fresh battery is used at normal temperature (20C/68F).
Specifications and design are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
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