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Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! Booth Report: Nikon Inc. (UPDATED)
By Shawn Barnett, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, February 21, 2005 - 14:51 EST)

Though it is surprising to see a high-end SLR with a 4.1 megapixel sensor in 2005, Nikon Inc. was unabashed introducing the D2Hs with just such a sensor.

Speed is the main purpose of the D2Hs, with an 8 frame per second shutter and a buffer that can handle 40 RAW images or 50 JPEGs, and Nikon is betting that its target market of reporters and sports photographers will still want and need such a speed demon. The JFET LBCAST sensor and firmware were redesigned to remove some of the noise that was a problem on the D2H, and a faster, more precise AF system has been employed. The body is sealed against dust and moisture, among other improvements. It is set for release in March for $3,499.95.

In a revamp of their small Coolpix cameras, Nikon introduces the Coolpix 4600, 5600, and 7600. While other manufacturers don't seem to get this principle, Nikon makes their Coolpix model numbers follow the resolution numbers, with the 4600 being a 4 megapixel camera, the 5600 being 5 megapixel, and the 7600 being a 7 megapixel. The 4600 will be priced at $199.95, the 5600 $279.95, and the 7600 goes to $379.95 including the bonus of an ED glass lens.

Moving up the ladder in the quality department are the Coolpix 5900 and 7900. They are nearly identical save for the imager size, which again matches the leading number with the resolution. With both sporting a 2.0 inch display, SD and 13.5MB internal storage, the main differentiator between the two is the color, with the 5 megapixel $349 Coolpix 5900 coming in a more common silver, and the 7 megapixel $449.95 Coolpix 7900 in a beautiful matte jet black.

We don't currently have a good picture of the D2Hs digital SLR; this item will be updated shortly with photos of that camera.

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Nikon Products
Coolpix 4600
Nikon Coolpix 4600
4.0 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
34 - 102mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
Coolpix.4600 shot at 1:2 with [A]
Coolpix.4600 shot at 2:1 with [A] Coolpix.4600 shot at 2:2 with [A]
Coolpix 5600
Nikon Coolpix 5600
5.1 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
35 - 105mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
Coolpix.5600 shot at 3:2 with [B]
Coolpix.5600 shot at 4:1 with [B] Coolpix.5600 shot at 4:2 with [B]
Coolpix 5900
Nikon Coolpix 5900
5.1 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
Coolpix.5900 shot at 5:2 with [C]
Coolpix.5900 shot at 6:1 with [C] Coolpix.5900 shot at 6:2 with [C]
Coolpix 7600
Nikon Coolpix 7600
7.1 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
Coolpix.7600 shot at 7:2 with [D]
Coolpix.7600 shot at 8:1 with [D] Coolpix.7600 shot at 8:2 with [D]
Coolpix 7900
Nikon Coolpix 7900
7.1 Megapixels
3.0x Zoom
38 - 114mm (35mm equivalent)
Specs
Coolpix.7900 shot at 9:2 with [E]
Coolpix.7900 shot at 10:1 with [E] Coolpix.7900 shot at 10:2 with [E]
WP-CP4
Waterproof case
For Coolpix 5900 / 7900
Depths up to 130 feet
All camera functions available
WP-CP4 shot at 11:2 with [F]
WP-CP4 shot at 12:1 with [F] WP-CP4 shot at 12:2 with [F]
Transparent D70 demonstration camera
 Transparent shot at 13:2 with [G]  Transparent shot at 14:1 with [G]
 Transparent shot at 14:2 with [G]  Transparent shot at 15:1 with [G]
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UPDATED 2005-02-25 18:49ET: Lots more booth and product photos added, including the transparent D70 body (very cool!)

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