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Nikon's logo. Click here to visit the Nikon website! Nikon acknowledges DIMA awards!
By Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, February 21, 2001 - 12:33 EST)

Back on February 13, we reported on the 17 winners of the Digital Imaging Marketing Association's 'Innovative Digital Product Awards' at the Photo Marketing Association show in Orlando... Nikon, which received two awards, has now distributed a press release acknowledging them. The company's awards were for the Super CoolScan 8000 film scanner, and the Nikon D1X professional digital camera.

According to DIMA, "[criteria] to win an Innovative Digital Product Award included innovative use of new technologies and/or applications in a way that makes the products either unique or the first of their kind."

Nikon's press release follows below.

Original Source Press Release:


Nikon D1X™ Professional Digital SLR Camera and Super Coolscan® 8000 ED High-Speed Multi-Format Film Scanner Recognized for Technology and Innovation

MELVILLE, NY, February 21, 2001 – Nikon (, the world leader in 35mm and digital imaging technology, has received two prestigious DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards for the Nikon D1X™ pro digital SLR camera and the Super Coolscan® 8000 ED desktop film scanner. Nikon was honored with two of the 17 awards that recognize unique technologies and/or applications that will influence the future of digital imaging. Digital imaging editors and writers judged the annual award sponsored by DIMA, the Digital Imaging Marketing Association, which is a section of PMA.
“We are proud to be recognized by DIMA for product technology and innovation of our recently announced products. The D1X and Super Coolscan 8000 ED will set new standards in digital imaging for pro SLR photography and film scanner technology,” said Anna Marie Bakker, general manager, communications at Nikon.

The D1X digital SLR camera is optimized for superior image quality with a 5.47 megapixel CCD and a number of advanced capabilities for color reproduction, white balance and precision exposure control. It is designed for professionals requiring high image quality and the more demanding image resolution requirements for high-tech, publishing, scientific, pre-press, advertising, graphic arts and other photography that involves extremely high detail. The D1X combines with the Nikon Total Pro Imaging System to advance any pro photographer’s ability to most effectively incorporate digital photography into their workflow.
The Super Coolscan 8000 ED is a revolutionary multi-format film scanner that offers the highest dynamic range and resolution of any desktop film scanner available today. The scanner is capable of scanning a variety of film formats, including 35mm, 120/220, 16mm, electron microscope and prepared microscope slides, at true 4,000 dpi optical resolution with image quality equal to drum scanners. Designed for professionals looking to increase productivity and profitability in graphics applications, the Super Coolscan 8000 ED is the first film scanner to include Applied Science Fiction’s™ groundbreaking Digital ICE3™ technology, a suite of sophisticated digital enhancement tools for color correcting and enhancing images.

About Nikon
Nikon Inc., the world leader in precision optics, 35mm and digital imaging technology, is recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance in consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes the Nikon Total Imaging System of consumer and professional 35mm film and digital SLR cameras, Nikkor optics, Speedlights and System Accessories; Advanced Photo System cameras; 35mm compact cameras; Coolpix® compact digital cameras; Coolscan® digital film scanners; Nikonos® underwater photographic systems; and Nikon sports and recreational optics. The company plays an active role in supporting aspiring and advanced photographers through a variety of organizations, educational programs, events and workshops. For product information, contact Nikon at (800) NIKON-US or visit, which links all levels of photographers to the web’s most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities.
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