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A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FROM NIKON Some Rings are Worth the Wait. PHOTO: DAVID ANG ISSUE 03 • APR 04 MITA (P) 164/07/2003 F OCUS A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FROM NIKON SINGAPORE PTE LTD 11 Chang Charn Rd, #02-01/02 Shriro House, Singapore 159640 Tel: 6559 3630 Fax: 6559 3671 www.nikon.com.sg Digital SLR Firmly rooted in Nikon's rich photographic tradition, the new D70 digital SLR reaches a new height in innovation. With its 6.1 megapixels, lightning-fast responses, increased compatibility and unmatched optical performance, plan on watching the D70 run rings around the competition.

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A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FROM NIKON

Some Rings are Worth the Wait.

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ISSUE 03 • APR 04MITA (P) 164/07/2003FOCUS

A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FROM

NIKON S INGAPORE PTE LTD 11 Chang Charn Rd, #02-01/02 Shriro House, Singapore 159640 Tel: 6559 3630 Fax: 6559 3671 www.nikon.com.sg

Digital SLR

Firmly rooted in Nikon's rich photographic tradition, the new

D70 digital SLR reaches a new height in innovation. With its

6.1 megapixels, lightning-fast responses, increased

compatibility and unmatched optical performance, plan on

watching the D70 run rings around the competition.

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PHOTO: DAREN TAN

02 EDITOR’S NOTE

03 FREE PHOTOGRAPHYWORKSHOP

04 - 19 NEW RELEASES

20 - 21 COMPARE & CHOOSE

22 - 23 WORKS OFDAVID J ZHANG

24 - 25 PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

26 - 29 EVENTS

31 Q & A CONTEST

32 CALENDAR

WHAT’S WITHIN

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Dear Readers

2004 will be a busy year for us with the introductionof various digital camera models such as Coolpix 2200,3200, 8700 and the Digital SLR D70. Our D70 providesthe entry-level Digital SLR user a better choice with its highperformance and low pricing, is stealing the limelight fromother camera brands in the low end D-SLR market.

In this issue, we are featuring another self-taughtphotographer and his captivating pictures. Photographyis something very objective and to me everyone can takegreat pictures as long as you have the interest & passionplus the flair to capture the right scene at the right time!So…. Just pick up your camera and start snapping, youmight be our next featured photographer! For those whohad just bought a Nikon digital camera and wish to learnmore about photography, we have arranged somethingjust for you! A free Digital Photography Workshop bySAFRA, see next page for more details.

Congratulation to Eric Leong for winning our previous issuephotography contest, his picture of underwater diving "Oneman’s junk…another man’s treasure" has won him theCoolpix SQ. For this issue, the theme is Scenic shot, sostart sending in your entry and you could be the nextperson to walk away with a Coolpix 3700 digital camera.

Beside the photography contest, you can also take part inour new Q&A Contest on page 31. The prize is a LowePro Ex1200 Note Book Case worth S$130.00!

If you like our newsletter and wish to be included in ourmailing list, please email us your name and address to:[email protected].

Meanwhile, enjoy reading and do email us at: [email protected] if you have anything to share with us…

*Available to selectedNikon Digital Cameras only.

Conditions apply.

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purchase a Nikon digital camera*,you are just a step away from

enjoying great photography withthe guidance of professional

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A free workshop will beconducted to arm you with

knowledge that allows you to fullyexplore and harness the powerfulfeatures in your new Nikon digitalcamera*, creating quality images

that you are proud to exhibit.

To enrol, simply log on to our website:

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Editor : Brenda Ang

Contributors : Max Sim

Production : Wang Design Station

Distributor : Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd

11 Chang Charn Road

#02-01 Shriro House

Singapore 159640

Tel: (65) 6559 3630

Fax: (65) 6559 3671

Feedback Email : [email protected]

Website : w w w. n i k o n . c o m . s g

Front Cover By David J Zhang

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NEW PRODUCTS

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NEWRELEASES

to achieve outstanding center-to-edge-to-corner imagequality. Developed concurrently as a perfect matchfor daily use with the D70 and compatible with allNikon D-Series SLR models, the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED combines topperformance and outstanding value.

The D70 is ready to use the instant it is turned on.The 5-area autofocus system is fast and precise, andincludes an AF-assist illuminator to help maximizeperformance even in dark shooting conditions. And,it can shoot a rapid 3 frames per second for acontinuous burst of 12 pictures (when using JPEGNORMAL - Large settings, and a SanDiskSDCHF256MB CompactFlash™ card) thanks toimproved buffer memory handling, faster imageprocessing, increased memory card access speedand greater system bus bandwidth.

Controls are located for easy access and smoothoperation. Menus are presented clearly and in plainlanguage on the large LCD monitor. All the camera'ssystems have been optimized to deliver quick response.And, innovative new shooting options have beenadded to simplify the photographic process, whethercontrolled manually or via advanced automaticoperation.

UNR IVALLED N IKONQUALITY WITHIN YOURREACH!

Nikon D70

In Issue 2 of Focus, we mentioned about the upcomingD70 but without much details on the camera. In thisissue, we will be covering the in depth specificationof the camera as well as the optional accessoriesthat works in hand with the D70.

The D70 is designed for a broad range of customers,from novices to serious and experienced photoenthusiasts, the D70 allows photographers to easilyadopt digital technology into their existing camerasystem, or to begin building a system that will bringongoing enjoyment in the future.

The D70 employs the popular Nikon DX Formatsensor and Nikon F lens mount design. This maintainsseamless compatibility with all AF Nikkor lenses whileallowing photographers to take full advantage ofhigh quality DX Nikkor lenses designed exclusivelyfor Nikon's D-series digital SLR cameras and optimized

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1. New Mode dial for acombination of personal controland powerful automation.

2. The 5-area autofocus systemis fast and precise.

3. Menu are comprehensivelypresented on the large LCDmonitor.

RCP for D70 Kit SIN$2288

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NEW RELEASES - NIKON D70

RCP for D70 body SIN$1888

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NEW RELEASES - NIKON D70

Of particular note are Nikon's seven new automatedDigital Vari-Program selections accessed from thenew Mode dial for a combination of personal controland powerful automatic operation that helps achievegreat results under even complex shooting conditions.Shutter speeds of 30 to 1/8,000 sec. ensure fullcreative control. The built-in auto pop-up flash cansynchronize at shutter speeds of up to 1/500 sec.for great fill flash effects. Sensitivity can be set betweenISO 200 to 1600 or controlled automatically acrossthe same range of settings to maximize availablelight.

A new 6.1 effective megapixel Nikon DX FormatCCD image sensor featuring wider dynamic rangeand a higher signal to noise ratio produces 3,008x 2,000-pixel images with high resolution andsuperbly sharp details suited for making large prints,or for cropping for creative detail.

The D70's advanced System LSI processor isprogrammed for next generation performance toproduce the finest in vivid colors and clarity, whilemaximizing the speed of file compression, memorybuffer handling, simultaneous recording of JPEGand NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) files, and near-instant LCD image display.

Nikon's acclaimed 3D Color Matrix Meter with1,005-pixel sensor assures accurate auto TTL whitebalance. Six different manual white balance modes,

preset white balance, and white balance bracketingare also available for full creative control. Exposurecompensation and flash exposure compensationcombine with auto exposure bracketing to furtheraid in achieving the perfect shot.

The rechargeable high-energy EN-EL3 lithium-ionbattery that earned high acclaim in the D100 deliversthe power to shoot up to 2,000 images on a singlecharge. And, the D70 also comes with a batteryholder that lets you use disposable batteries as well,should the need or desire arise.

Diverse playback options, versatile custom settings,a USB interface for easy connectivity or direct printingto any PictBridge compatible printer, and a bevy ofother features packed into the lightest and mostcompact Nikon digital SLR camera to date make theD70 the best performing camera in its class.

The Nikon D70 beautifully combines the best ofdigital technology with quick and efficient camerahandling. Add to this the advantages of Nikon'sTotal Imaging System, from high-quality AF, AF-Sand DX Nikkor lenses and advanced Speedlighttechnologies to powerful software that will empowerand inspire the shutterbug in everyone, and you aresure to enjoy Nikon digital SLR photography andsuperb pictures that are vivid and accurate in color,and crisp and clean in detail.

Information provide by HWM

Automated Digital Vari-Program

Close-upLandscape

Night Landscape

Quick Response - Ready to shoot when you are

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8 T I V A T E Y O U RI M A G I N A T I O N

Coolpix 8700

elements to minimize chromatic aberration and giveyou clear and crisp image reproduction. In addition,the Optical Low-Pass Filter is optimized, which helpsthe new high-definition CCD image sensor make themost the incredible optical performance. The resultis remarkably clear, natural images with unparalleleddetail and contrast. The basic performance of theCOOLPIX 8700 has also improved. This includesfaster start-up time, faster data recording, shorterrelease time lag and a new AF-Assist illuminator forquick AF operation in low light.

The camera incorporates four exposure modes:Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S],Aperture-Priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] combineto give you the greatest degree of creative controlpossible. The COOLPIX 8700 also offers [AUTO]mode, in which the camera automatically selectsappropriate exposures and shutter speeds, givingusers high-quality point-and-shoot capability. Andfor striking images in practically any situation, thenew COOLPIX features 12 versatile [SCENE] modes.Simply select the mode appropriate to your lightingconditions, and the camera is able to automaticallyadjust the focus, flash, contrast, sensitivity and whitebalance.

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8tivate your imagination with the new Coolpix 8700.With an impressive 8.0 effective megapixels and apowerful 8x zoom lens, the COOLPIX 8700 ispositioned as the lineup’s newest flagship model. Itdelivers unmatched image quality -- a hallmark ofall Nikon products -- and offers an advancedergonomic design, which greatly enhancesoperational ease and comfort.

The camera primarily targets users who alreadyexplore advanced forms of photographic expression,but are unsatisfied with current compact digitalcameras. The COOLPIX 8700 meets their demands,especially those that require state-of-the-art imagequality, higher zoom power and even greaterportability and ease of use. Anyone in search of anextremely versatile, high-quality digital still camerawill find the COOLPIX 8700 loaded with possibilities

The COOLPIX 8700 carries an astonishing 8.0effective megapixels for ultrahigh-definitionphotography. The clarity of your images is ensuredby the professional-quality 8x Zoom-Nikkor lens.With its 8.9 - 71.2mm focal range (equivalent to35 - 280mm in 35mm [135] camera format), thelens incorporates two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens

NEW RELEASES - COOLPIX 8700

8Optical Zoom

8Megapixels

NikkorED Lens

AF AssistIlluminator

The COOLPIX 8700 features many advanced digitalcontrols, such as BSS (Best Shot Selector), AE-BSS(Auto Exposure-Best Shot Selector) mode, NoiseReduction mode, Saturation Control and WhiteBalance Bracketing. These are often crucial toobtaining optimum image quality. To help ensurethat you don’t miss those unexpected or fleetingmoments, the COOLPIX 8700 also has a 5 shotbuffer mode. Versatility is further enhanced by handy,innovative features such as movie capability withaudio and the Time-lapse movie mode, which isideal for observational recording.

The newest member of the COOLPIX family comesequipped with a large, Vari-angle LCD monitor forincreased visibility -- even during bright daylight.Moreover, the improved high-resolution EVF(Electronic Viewfinder) offers greater contrast anda clearer images. And the compact, lightweightmagnesium (Mg) alloy body has been designed formaximum durability and portability, with a secure,comfortable grip for stability during shooting.

New Framing guides on the LCD monitor offer anoptional means of achieving ideal composition, andthe new real-time histogram display lets you selectthe best exposure value while shooting. For thosewho desire more creative freedom when editing, theCOOLPIX 8700 also offers RAW data image mode.

The COOLPIX 8700 comes loaded with all theessential accessories: a battery and charger, an A/Vcable, a USB cable and the comprehensive NikonView software package. The camera is alsocompatible with a host of optional accessories,including wideangle, telephoto and fisheye converters.It can also be fitted with a Lens Hood that uses lensfilters. In addition, the COOLPIX 8700’s accessoryshoe accommodates a number of Nikon’s externalSpeedlights.

This incredible array of features and qualityaccessories helps make the COOLPIX 8700 a trulyspecial achievement in digital photography.

RCP SIN$1888

NEW RELEASES - COOLPIX 8700

8X OPTICAL ZOOM

LONG TIME EXPOSURE with NOISE REDUCTION

3CM(1.2”) MACRO SHOT

SHOT with FISHEYE CONVERTER FC-E9

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NEW RELEASES - COOLSCAN NEW RELEASES - COOLPIX 4200/5200

SLIM BODY THAT DELIVERSGREAT ‘PUNCHES’

Nikon Coolpix 4200/5200

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The elegant aluminum exterior of the COOLPIX 4200and 5200 exudes a sense of sophistication. Thecamera also features the same stylish grip designas the other cameras in the popular COOLPIX range,has satisfyingly compact dimensions, and a lightweight — factors that combine to make the camerafeel naturally comfortable in the hand. Furthermore,all controls are conveniently located within easyreach on the back of the camera body.

This enables highly intuitive operation in generaland provides easy access to the camera’s 15 Scenemodes. Each of these modes adds simplicity for theshooting of a different kind of subject, while four ofthem offer a Scene Assist function to make shootingeven easier still.

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Tokyo — Nikon Corporation is pleased to announcethe introduction of the COOLPIX 4200 and Coolpix5200. Both easy-to-operate compact digital camerasthat boast high-level comprehensive quality and aselection of useful functions.

Superior image quality begins with a newly developed3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with a focal range of 7.8 to23.4mm (equivalent to a 38-114mm lens in 35mmformat). Featuring aspherical elements and an EDglass element, it achieves a significant reduction inaberration. It also retracts to contribute greatly tothe overall slim dimensions of the body. The COOLPIX4200 has an effective 4.0 megapixels while theCoolpix 5200 has an effective 5.1 megapixels, whichensures images are recorded with satisfying clarity.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING TO BE ANNOUNCED

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NEW RELEASES - PROMOTION BUNDLE

The COOLPIX 4200 and 5200 also featureAdvanced Red-eye Reduction, which providesautomatic in-camera correction. Convenient anduseful in a range of situations, it also activatesautomatically upon selection of Night portrait mode.

The COOLPIX 4200 and 5200 achieves rapidpower-up and swift, precise autofocus, which allowsphoto opportunities to be seized at any time. It alsooffers high-speed continuous shooting too, allowingthe user to capture fast action as it happens.Additionally, the COOLPIX 4200 and 5200 havean easy-to-see GUI, which allows the user to selectdesired settings and functions in minimal time, withminimal effort.

White balance offers a choice of Automatic, Presetand 7 Manual modes. What’s more, it divides theshooting area into segments to determine the mostappropriate setting for the capture of faithful colors.There’s even a white balance bracketing functiontoo, which takes a series of three shots at differentwhite balance settings with just a single press ofthe shutter release button.

High-quality TV-size movies can be recorded at arate of 15fps for Coolpix 4200 and 30fps forCoolpix 5200, allowing the user to show results tofriends, family or coworkers in a much morepractical manner.

For storage convenience at any time, the COOLPIX4200 and 5200 is additionally equipped withapproximately 12MB of internal memory, allowingthe storage of a substantial number of shots withoutthe need for an SD memory card.

As a result of its high-level specifications, the COOLPIX4200 and 5200 achieves prints that can be enlargedall the way up to A4 size while still retaining anadmirable level of quality. Printing can also be donewithout the need for a PC by simply connecting thecamera to a PictBridge-compatible printer via theincluded USB cable.

The COOLPIX 4200 and 5200 even offer versatilityin terms of power source — with compatibility withboth Li-ion rechargeable batteries and lithiumdisposable batteries also.

All recorded movies and images can be automaticallyimported into the included Nikon PictureProjectsoftware, which opens up a whole new range ofpossibilities for the digital photographer. Enablingorganization, editing, and design capabilities forimages in a unified, user-friendly interface, thisexciting new software from Nikon will also allowthe addition of new features as the market evolves.

• Aluminium body

• 4 Megapixels [Coolpix 4200], 5 Megapixels [Coolpix 5200]

• 3x Optical Zoom

• AF Assist Illuminator

• 15 Scene Modes

• Unlimited Movie Recording at 15fps [Coolpix 4200],

30fps [Coolpix 5200] with Audio

• Built-in 12.4MB Internal Memory

• Support SD Memory Card

NEW RELEASES - COOLPIX 4200/5200

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quality results when taking shots that range fromsunsets to fireworks, to portraits. Users can alsoenjoy recording movies, preserving special momentsin a much more expressive way.

With a high-quality 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lensand 4x digital zoom, the COOLPIX 3200/2200gives users a high degree of control over the waythey compose their shots. The COOLPIX 3200/2200makes it easy for the user to zoom in close on asingle subject or person, zoom out to take groupshots, and even use the handy Macro mode whichcan be used as close as 4cm so that small objectscan fill the frame. However you compose, you'll findthe COOLPIX 3200/2200 achieves vibrant colors,faithful contrast, and impressive clarity - all madepossible by Nikon's advanced image processingalgorithms.

A range of other features make shooting more fun.Five Color options comprising Standard color, Vivid

color, Black-and-white, Sepia, and Cyanotype canbe used to achieve creative results. A useful BlurWarning function alerts users of shots compromisedby camera shake, giving them the choice to recordthem or not. The COOLPIX 3200/2200 is alsocompatible with a wide range of rechargeable anddisposable batteries, including alkaline batteries,which are easy to find. There's even an AC adaptertoo, which is available as a handy option.

NEW RELEASES - COOLPIX 2200/3200

A GOOD GRIP OFFERSSTABILITY AND COMFORT

Nikon Coolpix 2200/3200

The COOLPIX 3200/2200 even has the advantageof 14.5MB of internal memory. This allows the userto shoot pictures when there's no SD memory cardinserted, or copy shots between the internal memoryand SD cards as desired.

Like all other models in the popular COOLPIX series,the COOLPIX 3200/2200 has been designed tomake things simple for the user and to allow increasedversatility without compromising the fun of themoment. In line with this it features 15 handy Scenemodes, four of which offer a Scene Assistancefunction. These do away with most of the preparationwhen shooting in common situations, achieving

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Tokyo – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announcethe introduction of the COOLPIX 3200 and COOLPIX2200 Digital Camera. Both cameras offer ease ofoperation in a slim light weight body. The Coolpix3200 is a 3.2 Megapixels camera while the Coolpix2200 is a 2.0 Megapixels.

Comfort begins with the same successful grip designas the COOLPIX 2100 and COOLPIX 3100 for anatural feel in the hand that instills a sense ofconfidence. Smooth operation is made possible withan enhanced Graphic User Interface (GUI), whichdisplays easy-to-see menus on a bright 1.6-in. TFTLCD monitor. Furthermore, all controls are placedon the back of the camera for convenient access.

RCP for Coolpix 3200 SIN$499

RCP for Coolpix 2200 SIN$399

• 2 Megapixels [ Coolpix 2200 ], 3.2 Megapixels [ Coolpix 3200 ]

• 3x Optical Zoom

• AF Assist Illuminator [ Coolpix 3200 only ]

• 15 Scene Modes

• Unlimited Movie Recording with Audio [ Coolpix 3200 ],without Audio [ Coolpix 2200 ]

• Built-in 14.5MB Internal Memory

• Using SD Memory Card

Great News for UnderwaterPhotographer

Nikon will be releasing underwater casing for Coolpix2200 and Coolpix 3200.

The waterproof case is available as an excitingoption, allowing the user to push the limits of theirdigital photography by shooting in the rain, in thesnow, or even when scuba diving to depths of up to40m.

Nikon will be releasing an under water casing forCoolpix 4200 and 5200 as well.

NEW RELEASES - COOLPIX 2200/3200

TO BE ANNOUNCED

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

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[Continue from pg 15] - NIKON D2H HIGHLIGHTS

NEW RELEASES - NIKON DX LENS

A GREAT PERFORMER ATALLURING PRICE

AF-S DX Zoom-nikkor18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED

– Ideal for use with the D70

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-EDis a compact standard zoom lens with a highlypractical wide-angle to medium telephoto focalrange, good cost performance, and optics optimizedfor use with Nikon digital SLRs.

This Nikon DX format exclusive lens covers the mostfrequently used focal range of 18-70mm (35mmequivalent: 27mm-105mm/ digital 28mm-105mm)While, the doption of an SWM (Silent Wave Motor)enables swift, silent AF (Auto Focus) performance.In addition, a handy focus mode switch enablessimple selection between AF (Auto Focus) and MF(Manual Focus) shooting.

Optical performance is augmented through theincorporation of 3 ED glass elements and 1 compositeaspherical lens that together provide appropriatecompensation for aberrations. A rounded 7-blade

• 3 ED glass elements effectively compensate for magnificationand eliminate chromatic aberration for minimized color fringing

• ED glass and composite aspherical lens elements alsocompensate for coma, astigmatism, and other forms ofaberration

• Achieves satisfying light intensity at the periphery

RCP SIN$599

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Focal Length: 18-70mm

Maximum Aperture: f/3.5

Lens Construction:15 elements in 13 groups (3 x ED glass lens elements,1x aspherical lens element)

Picture Angle: 76°-22°50’

Minimum Focus Range: 0.38m (15 in.)

Max. Reproduction Ratio: 1/6.2 (.16)

Dimensions (Diameter X Length):Ø73 x 75.5mm (2.9 x 3.0 in.)

Weight: Approx. 390g (14.8 oz.)

Included Accessories:Lens cap: front (LC-67); Lens cap: rear (LF-1); Softcase (CL-0915); Hood: bayonet-type (HB-32)

diaphragm opening gives out-of-focus backgroundelements a more natural appearance, which can beideal when shooting tight portraits. It also enablesfocus from as close as 0.38m(15 in.) from the subjectthrough its entire focal range.

Information provide by HWM

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STORE, VIEW ON THE GO

Coolwalker MSV-01

Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce theintroduction of the COOLWALKER MSV-01, an idealaccompaniment to digital cameras for the easys torage and viewing of digi ta l images.

Image transfer to the MSV-01 is extremely easy, dueto its compatibility with CompactFlash, Microdriveand even SD cards*. It is also capable of supportingJPEG, TIFF, NEF (RAW), Motion JPEG, and WAVformats. Perhaps most impressive of all, the MSV-01 is empowered with 30GB of hard disk space,giving it the capability to store an incredible 10,000images (approx.)**. What’s more, its dimensions ofapproximately 81 X 130 X 35mm and light weightof approximately 350g make it comfortable to carryanywhere and view images on its easy-to-view, built-in , 117,600-pixe l , 2.5- inch co lor LCD.

Direct printing is possible without the need for a PCthrough support of PictBridge. It can also be easilyhooked up to a PC using the included cable for swiftimage transfer via Hi-Speed USB 2.0. And becauseit is compatible with both CompactFlash andMicrodrive, images can be easily handled by shopsoffering print services.

The MSV-01 can also be hooked up to a television,allowing the user to make the most of the handy

Slideshow function with the included remote controlterminal.

Rubber sides on the casing of the MSV-01 make iteasy to grip, and shock absorbers are employed onall four corners of the internal hard disk for furtherconfidence. The GUI is also as easy to view aspossible, accompanied by a Multi-Selector that allowsthe swift navigation of functions and only twoadditional buttons.

• When used with a CF adapter purchased from a third-partyvendor.

• ** Approximately 10,000 X 6-megapixel images can be storedin JPEG FINE.

NEW RELEASES - SB-600

BUILT FOR PERFECTPARTNERSHIP WITH DSLR

SB-600 Speedlight System

A camera system is never complete without aspeedlight to go with. The SB-600 is the ideal choicefor D70 user.

SB-600 is a compact flash packed with impressivefunctionality inherited from the renowned SB-800,it serves as a solid base for the Nikon CreativeLighting System when used in combination with NikonD70 or D2H digital SLRs.

When used in combination with Nikon’s latest digitalSLRs, the D70 or D2H, the SB-600 supports AdvancedWireless Lighting as a remote Speedlight that canbe positioned as one of multiple remote flashes tosignificantly extend creative possibilities. To assist insuch situations, the Speedlight SB-600 also has twoReady Lights located on both the left and right of thefront that can be easily seen from a distance. TheSB-600 can also emit an audible alert for furtherassistance.

Auto FP High-Speed Sync enables the use of Fill-Flash even in bright daylight with wide aperturesettings for the achievement of outstanding resultsand new creative possibilities, including the effectiveblurring for of out-of-focus background elements.

An optional color filter set SJ-1 is also available,allowing imaginative shooting to be pushed evenfurther.

White balance is optimized through the use of flashcolor information obtained by the Speedlight. TheSB-600 also features FV lock, which gives the userthe convenience of being able to maintain themeasured flash value while recomposing the shot toachieve the appropriate flash output for the subject.

It also offers uncomplicated operation made simplerby an easy-to-view LCD with only six buttons, eachof which is backlit and simple to understand.The Nikon Speedlight SB-600 also delivers plenty ofstyle, both in its compact dimensions and a triangularmotif consistent with the Nikon D-SLR theme.

The Nikon Speedlight SB-600 comes complete witha Speedlight stand and a soft case, while two flashcables (the SC-29 and SC-28) and the Color FilterSet (SJ-1) are available as options.

TO BE ANNOUNCED

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

30 Gigabytes Storage Capacity

Ultra Compact and Light Weight

USB 2.0 Connectivity

NEW RELEASES - COOLWALKER MSV-01

TO BE ANNOUNCED

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

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Unlimited With Audio

Movie TV Mode (640 x 480@ 30 frames/sec)

TV Mode (640 x 480 @ 15frames/sec)

Movie Mode (320 x 240 @ 30frames/sec)

Movie Mode (320 x 240, 40sec. @ 15 frames/sec)

AA-size Alkaline batteries:approx. 150 frames

Nikon EN-MH1 batteries:approx. 350 frames

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MEGAPIXELS

5.1 Effective Megapixels

OPTICAL ZOOM

3x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom[35mm] : 38 - 114mm

VIEWFINDER

MACRO CAPABILITY

4 cm

MOVIE RECORDING MODE

Unlimited With Audio

TV Mov ie (640 x 480@ 30 frames/sec)

Small Movie Mode (320 x 240@ 30 frames/sec)

S m a l l e r M o v i e M o d e(160 x 120 @ 30 frames/sec)

ISO

User Adjustable64, 100, 200, 400

SHUTTER

Auto Adjust: 4 to 1/2000 sec.provided

LCD Display

1.5-in; 110,000-dot low temp.polysilicon TFT transflective LCD

AF ASSIST ILLUMINATOR

Nikon EN-EL5 batteries:approx. 150 shots

SIZE / WEIGHT

3.5”x 2.3” x 1.4” / 155 gm

SUPPORT STANDARD

PICTBRIDGE

Real Image Optical ZoomViewfinder

BATTERY LIFE

Yes

PRICE

SIN$1,188

MEGAPIXELS

5.0 Effective Megapixels

OPTICAL ZOOM

3x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom[35mm] : 28 - 116mm

VIEWFINDER

MACRO CAPABILITY

1 cm

MOVIE RECORDING MODE

Unlimited With Audio

Small Movie Mode with Audio(180 sec. @ @ 15 frames/sec)

ISO

User Adjustable50, 100, 200, 400, Automatic

SHUTTER

User Adjustable: 8 to 1/4000 sec.& Bulb (10 min. max.) provided

LCD Display

1.5-in, highly transmissiveadvanced TFT LCD

AF ASSIST ILLUMINATOR

Nikon EN-EL1 batteries:approx. 110 mins.

SIZE / WEIGHT

4.3”x 2.9” x 2.7” / 320 gm

SUPPORT STANDARD

n/a

Real Image Optical ZoomViewfinder

BATTERY LIFE

n/a

PRICE

SIN$1,488

MEGAPIXELS

5.0 Effective Megapixels

OPTICAL ZOOM

8x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom[35mm] : 35 - 280mm

VIEWFINDER

MACRO CAPABILITY

3 cm

MOVIE RECORDING MODE

Unlimited With Audio

Small Movie Mode with Audio(600 sec. @ @ 15 frames/sec)

ISO

User Adjustable100, 200, 400, 800, Automatic

SHUTTER

User Adjustable: 8 to 1/4000 sec.& Bulb (5 min. max.) provided

LCD Display

Vari-angle 1.5-in., low temppolysilicon TFT LCD

AF ASSIST ILLUMINATOR

Nikon EN-EL1 batteries:approx. 90 mins.

SIZE / WEIGHT

4.3”x 3.0” x 4.0” / 480 gm

SUPPORT STANDARD

n/a

Through the lens electronicviewfinder

BATTERY LIFE

n/a

PRICE

SIN$1,888

MEGAPIXELS

8.0 Effective Megapixels

OPTICAL ZOOM

8x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom[35mm] : 35 - 280mm

VIEWFINDER

MACRO CAPABILITY

3 cm

MOVIE RECORDING MODE

Unlimited With Audio

30 sec. Movie TV Mode (640x 480 @ 30 frames/sec)

180 sec. Small Movie Mode(320 x 240 @ 15 frames/sec)

180 sec. Sepia Small MovieMode (320 x 240@ 5 frames/sec)

ISO

User Adjustable50, 100, 200, 400, Automatic

SHUTTER

User Adjustable: 8 to 1/4000 sec.& Bulb (10 min. max.) provided

LCD Display

Vari-angle 1.8-in., highlytransmissive advanced TFT LCD

AF ASSIST ILLUMINATOR

Nikon EN-EL1 batteries:approx. 210 frames

SIZE / WEIGHT

4.45”x 4.13” x 3.07” / 480 gm

SUPPORT STANDARD

PICTBRIDGE

Through the lens electronicviewfinder

BATTERY LIFE

Yes, 1.2m

PRICE

SIN$399

MEGAPIXELS

2.0 Effective Megapixels

OPTICAL ZOOM

3x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom[35mm] : 36 - 108mm

VIEWFINDER

MACRO CAPABILITY

4 cm

MOVIE RECORDING MODE

Unlimited Without Audio

TV Movie (640 x 480@ 15 frames/sec)

Small Movie Mode (320 x 240@ 15 frames/sec)

Smaller Movie Mode(160 x 120 @ 15 frames/sec)

ISO

50Auto gain up to 200

SHUTTER

Auto Adjust: 4 to 1/3000 sec.provided

LCD Display

1.6-in; High TransmissiveAdvanced TFT LCD

AF ASSIST ILLUMINATOR

SIZE / WEIGHT

3.5”x 2.6” x 1.5” / 140 gm

SUPPORT STANDARD

PICTBRIDGE

Real Image Optical ZoomViewfinder

BATTERY LIFE

Yes, 1.2m

PRICE

SIN$499

MEGAPIXELS

3.2 Effective Megapixels

OPTICAL ZOOM

3x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom[35mm] : 38 - 115mm

VIEWFINDER

MACRO CAPABILITY

4 cm

MOVIE RECORDING MODE

Unlimited With Audio

TV Movie (640 x 480@ 15 frames/sec)

Small Movie Mode (320 x 240@ 15 frames/sec)

Smaller Movie Mode(160 x 120 @ 15 frames/sec)

ISO

50Auto gain up to 200

SHUTTER

Auto Adjust: 4 to 1/3000 sec.provided

LCD Display

1.6-in; High TransmissiveAdvanced TFT LCD

AF ASSIST ILLUMINATOR

AA-size Alkaline batteries:approx. 140 frames

Nikon EN-MH1 batteries:approx. 350 frames

SIZE / WEIGHT

3.5”x 2.6” x 1.5” / 140 gm

SUPPORT STANDARD

PICTBRIDGE

Real Image Optical ZoomViewfinder

BATTERY LIFE

Yes, 1.2m

PRICE

SIN$599

MEGAPIXELS

3.2 Effective Megapixels

OPTICAL ZOOM

3x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom[35mm] : 35 - 105mm

VIEWFINDER

MACRO CAPABILITY

4 cm

MOVIE RECORDING MODE

ISO

50Auto gain up to 200

SHUTTER

Auto Adjust: 4 to 1/3000 sec.provided

LCD Display

1.5-in; High TransmissiveAdvanced TFT LCD

AF ASSIST ILLUMINATOR

Nikon En-EL5 batteries:approx. 200 frames

SIZE / WEIGHT

3.76”x 1.97” x 1.22” / 130 gm

SUPPORT STANDARD

PICTBRIDGE

Real Image Optical ZoomViewfinder

BATTERY LIFE

Yes, 1.2m

PRICE

-

MEGAPIXELS

4.0 Effective Megapixels

OPTICAL ZOOM

3x Optical, 4x Digital Zoom[35mm] : 38 - 114mm

VIEWFINDER

MACRO CAPABILITY

4 cm

MOVIE RECORDING MODE

Unlimited With Audio

TV Movie (640 x 480@ 15 frames/sec)

Small Movie Mode (320 x 240@ 15 frames/sec)

Smaller Movie Mode(160 x 120 @ 15 frames/sec)

ISO

User Adjustable80, 100, 200, 400

SHUTTER

Auto Adjust: 4 to 1/2000 sec.provided

LCD Display

1.5-in; 110,000-dot low temp.polysilicon TFT transflective LCD

AF ASSIST ILLUMINATOR

Nikon En-EL5 batteries:approx. 150 shots

SIZE / WEIGHT

3.5”x 2.3” x 1.4” / 155 gm

SUPPORT STANDARD

PICTBRIDGE

Real Image Optical ZoomViewfinder

BATTERY LIFE

Yes

COOLPIX 5200 COOLPIX 5400 COOLPIX 5700 COOLPIX 8700 COOLPIX 2200 COOLPIX 3200 COOLPIX 3700 COOLPIX 4200

QUICK GLANCE

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FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

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PORTFOLIO :

ABOVE: SUNSETTaken on December 2003 at Kampong Cikanang, Sukabumi, Jakarta, Indonesia.Using Nikon FM2 with Nikkor 20mm/f2.8, Cokin P028 WARM

At 800m above sea level, surrounded by hills, paddy fields and bamboo plantation. Everyevening, the same scene of sunset would be inspiring and like new piece of art. The hills,plantation and forestation provided the permanent backdrop but the ever-changing cloudpatterns, the sky and moon draws the expectation of looking forward to seeing the sunseteveryday.

RIGHT: DRUMTaken on December 2003 at Kampong Cikanang, Sukabumi, Jakarta, Indonesia.Using Nikon FM2 with Nikkor 85mm/f1.4

This drum is used to summon for meeting among villages within the community. Looks likea piece of ancient artwork but the drum was actually made from a used steel barrel.

LEFT: PRIEST

E v e r y F r i d a y,

Franciscan monks

would re-enact the

way of suffering or

the way of the cross,

the route Jesus

walked when he

carried his cross

from the place of his

condemnation by

Pontius Pilate to the

site of his crucifixion

and burial. Here,

Franciscan monks

were slowly walking

up hil l towards

a school courtyard

to prepare for

the process ion.

Following behind

them, a sister from

the Ecce Home

Convent of the

Sisters of Zion.

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Taken on : Oc t 2002 , V ia Do lo rosa ,Old City, Jerusalem, 3-4 pm facing west

C a m r a : N i k o n F M 2Lens: Nikkor 20mm/F2.8

Shutter Speed: 1/60Aper ture Size: F5.6

Started it as a hobby back in 1997 with a FM10but soon changed it to a FM2 with MD-12 attached.He finds the FM10 not hardy enough so he wentto the shop and told the salesman "I want somethingthat can work without battery, strong and rugged,even if I dropped it on the floor, it will still function!"So the FM2 had been with him ever since then.Over the years, he took up assignments mainly withoverseas NGOs basically doing photo documentary.In between assignments, he would take theopportunity to explore whatever interesting andnew environments he encountered with his camera. Black and white people shot with architectural asbackdrop is his favourite. There seems to be endlessstories to be told on each images plus the conceptof being "timeless" made him stay on althoughmonochrome pictures are out of favour now.

DAVID J ZHANG

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER

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PHOTOGRAPHY CONTESTPHOTO CONTEST WINNER

THE WINNING ENTRY OFFOCUS - UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHYCONTEST

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F100 + AF 16mm/f2.8D,Marine Housing, TwinStrobe F8, 1/60m

Photo Taken by(Model &

Setting/Mode)

Winner Eric Leong Yow Chee

F O C U S P H O T O G R A P H Y C O N T E S T

TERMS & CONDITIONS• Eligibility – Open to all Nikon users except Nikon staff; photo must be taken by Nikon camera only • Each photographer is only allowed oneentry with one photo • Only prints in 8X10 size will be accepted • Print submitted are not returnable • Nikon will not be held for entries lost ordamaged Nikon reserves the rights to use any photograph entered for publicity and other purposes related to the contest • The entries will bejudged on their relevance to the theme, creativity and overall technical quality • The winner will be notified by post and his/her name will be publishedin the next issue of FOCUS

To participate, fill in the form and attach it with your entry

Closing Date:30 May 2004

Send entry to:

FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHYCONTEST - SCENIC SHOT

Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd

11 Chang Charn Road#02-01 Shriro HouseSingapore 159640

FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST - SCENIC SHOTMaleFemale

Age:Name:

Address: Contact No. (HP):

Contact No. (O):

Email:

Title of Photo:

Photo Taken by (Model & Setting/Mode):PH

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Send in your best workon fascinating subject ofscenic view and WIN aNikon Coolpix 3700Digital Camera worthS$599 plus a chance tohave your work featuredin our next issue. Contestis open to all Nikonusers.

Send in your best workon fascinating subject ofscenic view and WIN aNikon Coolpix 3700Digital Camera worthS$599 plus a chance tohave your work featuredin our next issue. Contestis open to all Nikonusers.

ONE MAN'S JUNK... ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURETitle:

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EVENTS

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PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

THE WINNING ENTRY OF“NIKON CELEBRATIONS PHOTOCOMPETITION”

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LEG-ROWING BOAT RACETitle:

Nikon sponsored PSS in their Bi-MonthlyPhoto competition “NIKON CELEBRATIONSPHOTO COMPETITION’.

Mr Lim Chu Teik clinched the top prizeof a Nikon Coolpix 5700 with this entry.

NIKON CNY ‘LO HEI’DINNER3 February 2004, Goodwood Park Hotel

Our “Lo Hei” night and an opportune time tothank our dealers and business partners whohave given us their tremendous support over thepast year.

Sumptuous dinners were served while live musicplayed by Dudley & Friends filled the Tudorballroom at Goodwood Park Hotel with greatsongs and music. Our sporting MD, Iwaoka saneven played the guitar while our colleague fromJapan, Nozaki san sang to his heart content.

It was a night full of toasting and laughter………..

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EVENTS

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EVENTS

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NIKON D70 LAUNCH25 February 2004, The Gallery

To make this launched a special and memorableone and for a changed, we decided to hold it atFort Canning – The Gallery instead of our usualstyle at the hotel.

We opt for Zen look as the theme, the ballroomwere decorated with bamboo poles and lightedJapanese lanterns. At the reception, we hadJapanese clad girls serving drinks and a liveJazz band playing light music at the foyer beforethe actual party started.

Our MD, Mr Toru Iwaoka kicked off the partywith a welcome speech, followed by an impressiveTaikoo performance. Shortly after, we had MrDaren Tan (Manager of Asia Tech Office)presenting the D70, Coolpix 3200 & Coolpix2200 while Mr Max Sim (Technical SupportExecutive) presenting the Coolpix 8700.

The rest of the night was packed with games andentertainments. The most entertaining one wasthe “Showtime with Buddy Loren!!!” he made uslaughed our butt off with his jokes andimpersonation of famous artists!

Finally, we rounded off our launch party with 4lucky guests walking away with a Coolpix 5700and 3 sets of Coolpix 2100.

IT SHOW 200411-14 March 2004,Suntec Convention Hall

The 4 days IT Show at Suntec Convention Hallhas just ended with a successful turnout rateof 450,000 visitors although there were a fewmajor shows held just few months ago.

Bes ides being the main sponsor, weparticipated in the exhibition too with AlanPhoto Store representing us. The D70 was ourcrowd puller, which was launched just twoweeks ago and the rest of our models weredoing just as well.

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EVENTS Q & A CONTEST

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Simply send this completed coupon with your answers to:

FOCUS Q & A Contest,Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd11 Chang Charn Road, #02-01, Shriro House,Singapore 159640 by 10 June 2004

WINa Lowe Pro Ex1200

Note Book Case worthS$130.00

Prize sponsored by

CathayPhoto Store

ANSWER:

Q1. Q2. Q3. Q4.

NAME:

NRIC:

ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE (HP/O/R):

EMAIL:

Questions:

Q1. What is the physical size of the newlydeveloped CCD used in the Coolpix8700?

1) 3/4"2) 1-1/8"3) 2/3"

Q2. How many Scene Modes does Coolpix8700 has?

1) 82) 103) 12

Q3. What is the Macro range for Coolpix3200 / 2200?

1) 2cm2) 3cm3) 4cm

Q4. Both Coolpix 3200 / 2200 incorporatethe new feature of Auto Focus AssistIlluminator?

1) True2) False

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

• This contest is opened to all readers except employeesof Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd

• Prize must be taken as provided and is neithertransferable nor exchange for cash

• Winner will be notified by post

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MAR

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COMING EVENTS

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Exhibition Name : THE PC SHOW 2004Content : Incorporating Digital Imaging

2004 & Consumer Electronics2004

Date : 3-6 June 2004Venue : Singapore EXPO

Exhibition Name : N I K O N R O A D S H O WContent :Date : June (To be confirmed)Venue : Sim Lim Square

Exhibition Name : COMEX 2004Content : IT ExhibitionDate : 26-29 August 2004Venue : Suntec Convent ion Hal l

Exhibition Name : SITEX 2004Content : IT ExhibitionDate : 25-28 November 2004Venue : Singapore EXPO

Exhibition Name : N I K O N R O A D S H O WContent :Date : December (To be confirmed)Venue : Sim Lim Square

EXHIBITION 2004

PHOTO: DAREN TAN

J U N NOV D E CS E P