New S602Z from Nikon?!?!?


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mpenza

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from http://www.dp-now.com/news/May2002/dpnnews207/dpnnews207.html

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At the other end is the CoolPix 5700 (see top and below), a 5MP model which looks like a CoolPix 5000 fitted with a much wider-ranging 8x zoom; equivalent to 35-280mm. With the lens retracted, the camera bears more than a passing resemblance to a Fujifilm 6900. For this reason, it’s not surprising, though a touch disappointing, to discover that the 5700 employs an electronic eye-level through the lens viewfinder in addition to the flip out and swivel finder familiar to CoolPix 5000 users. The housing on the top plate is home to a pop-up SLR-style flash gun. The camera is smaller in real life than its pictures might suggest.
 

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haha, so I was right to intend to wait a while for Nikon's new monster, rather than to dive into s602z. This model will have a TTL hotshoe which is even more favourable for me.

But then, a 5MP cam with 8x optical, what's it gonna cost, $1700-$1800? :(
 

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Ah! We live in interesting times..... never expected Nikon to adopt a Minolta/Fuji-ish body....
 

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the upgrade never ends with digital cameras. digital cameras nowadys are more like computers than cameras. ;-)

people tend to worry about megapixels, optical zoom and stuff rather than the quality of the image. ;-)
 

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Originally posted by chaotic
people tend to worry about megapixels, optical zoom and stuff rather than the quality of the image. ;-)
not entirely true, many factors are taken in account, image quality included. :)
 

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Originally posted by chaotic
people tend to worry about megapixels, optical zoom and stuff rather than the quality of the image. ;-)
I thought megapixels and optical quality has direct relation to image quality?;p
 

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And this additional info from DCResource is mighty interesting too:-

Nikon also introduced the Cool-Light SL-1 macro ring light, to provide Coolpix users easy macro shooting without the need for special lighting equipment. This extremely portable and easy-to-use light works with eight, high-luminance white LED bulbs to give a lightweight, full-surround illumination. Lights images from a shooting distance as close as 2cm with the Coolpix 4500 and Coolpix 900 series of cameras. Attaches directly to the Coolpix 950, 990, 995 and Coolpix 4500 digital cameras, while a standard lens adapter ring is necessary for use with the Coolpix 5000, 885, 880 and 775 digital cameras. It will be available -- guess when -- this July.
 

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Originally posted by Goondu
Suddenly, the S602Z doesn't seems so interesting anymore. :confused:
From the looks, the TTL hotshoe, swivel LCD and additional 2x optical zoom does attracts attention away from the S602. But there is no manual focus ring. :(

Check out dpreview now. The preview is out!
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0205/02052904coolpix5700.asp
 

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Specs of the new 5700 for your information (from DCResource):-

Nikon Coolpix 5700 (stunning resemblance to Fuji S602, no?)
- 5.0 effective Megapixel CCD (2560 x 1920 photos)
- A whopping 8X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 35 - 280 mm
- Lens extends to full telephoto in < 2 secs
- Lens has no image stabilization
- Lens uses Nikon’s exclusive Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass for superior image quality and reduced chromatic aberrations
- 70-millisecond shutter release lag time
- Shutter speed range of 8 - 1/4000 sec
- Uses an electronic viewfinder (EVF) rather than optical viewfinder. It's like a little LCD. Covers 97% of the frame
- Same flip out, rotating main LCD (1.5") as the Coolpix 5000
- Backlit LCD info display on top of camera
- Still no AF-assist lamp :-(
- Hot shoe for external flash (power zoom head not supported)
- Compatible with Nikon wide-angle (WC-E80) and telephoto (TC-E15ED) lenses. Requires step-down ring (UR-E8)
- Multiple Continuous Shooting modes that can take up to three consecutive full-sized pictures at three frames per second, or at 1.5 frames per second
- Macro mode - as close to 3 cm (0.8") from subject
- AE and white balance bracketing
- RAW and TIFF modes, in addition to JPEG (of course)
- Movies up to 60 seconds, 320 x 240, 15 fps, with sound. Optical zoom disabled during filming.
- CompactFlash Type II slot - Microdrives (512MB & 1GB) supported
- Uses EN-EL1 proprietary Li-ion battery. Nikon estimates 90 minutes of usage per charge.
- Ships in July. Price not available. Includes 32MB CF card.
 

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Originally posted by Darren
And this additional info from DCResource is mighty interesting too:-
HAha, Nikon appears to have copied it from some guy who DIYed a series of macro ring lights, all using LEDs.
 

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oh boy .. the temptation lurks again. got to resist!!!! :bwhat:
 

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oh i was not very clear in my previous post. what i meant by quality of image includes photographic skills and knowledge.

digital camera encourages us to just snap and snap. :D i haven't used a film slr camera, but i do want to learn proper photography, really don't know where to start... now in the classic film vs digital dilema..
 

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Originally posted by Tweek
haha, so I was right to intend to wait a while for Nikon's new monster, rather than to dive into s602z. This model will have a TTL hotshoe which is even more favourable for me.

But then, a 5MP cam with 8x optical, what's it gonna cost, $1700-$1800? :(
;p guess it came out at the right time, just before the launch of the S602Z in Singapore.

one minor bad point.... it uses proprietary lithium battery.
 

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90 minutes of usage time?!
 

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Reviews at www.steves-digicams.com should be out later today......

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You've probably noticed a lack of news over the last four or five days but it won't be quiet much longer. We're busier than bees getting three new camera First Looks ready for a Wednesday launch - stay tuned, it will be worth it. In the meantime I hope everyone has a nice and restful Memorial Day weekend with friends and family
 

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the en-el1s (lithium battery) aren't that bad... I am using with the 995 now. they last pretty much a whole day of shooting. with a backup, it probably can last a whole day of crazy shooting! :rbounce:
 

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