Canadian website reviews Nikon's Coolwalker|
(Monday, April 26, 2004 - 13:12 EDT)
The Digitalreview.ca website has today posted a first-look review of Nikon's Coolwalker MSV-01 photo viewing / storage device.
First announced back in late January, the Coolwalker weighs 12.3 ounces and has dimensions of 3.2 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches. In this fairly small package are a 30GB hard drive and a 2.5 inch LCD display, suitable for storing and viewing roughly 10,000 6 megapixel JPEG ("Fine" compression) images. Full specifications for the device can be found in our earlier news item.
Digitalreview's Mike Collins notes in the conclusion of his first-look review that:
"From my first impressions of the Nikon MSV-01 Coolwalker, I must say that I really like what I see. The slideshow and direct print capability are useful and practical features, however, where the Nikon Coolwalker really proves its worth, is in terms of a portable storage solution. On a recent three week vacation, I brought two 512MB CF cards and found myself downloading twice to my laptop. I specifically brought the laptop for this purpose, and was saddled with the inconvenience and weight of taking it with me. A storage device like the Nikon Coolwalker would have been a very handy and welcome solution." For more, including the full conclusion, be sure to visit the Digitalreview.ca Nikon Coolwalker MSV-01 Digital Photo Storage Viewer First Look.