has rolled out the Coolpix 3700, a sub-compact, 3.2 megapixel digital camera that’s the first Coolpix camera to use SD memory. It’s also the first Coolpix digital camera to allow for TV-resolution (640 x 480 pixels) movies at 30 frames per second (fps) with sound.
The Coolpix 3700 — which has a 4.6 ounce brushed aluminum case — comes equipped with 15 scene modes, including Portrait, Party/Indoor, Sunset, Museum, Fireworks Show and the Panorama Assist Mode, which automates the process of capturing and piecing together panoramic images.
The camera also boasts Nikon’s Macro Mode for focusing at distances as close as 1.6 inches. The Coolpix 3700 can record up to five hours of voice or 20 seconds of audio tagged to each image. Additional features include eight movie modes, 256-segment Matrix exposure metering and Auto White Balance (AWB) with TTL control.
With the Coolpix 3700, Nikon has introduced a new rechargeable, Lithium-ion battery, the EN-EL5 and charger, MH-61, that the company says offers up to 200 shots between charges. The camera also supports the new Duracell CP-1 battery, which will allow for up to 250 shots before disposal. It will ship with the EN-EL5 Battery and MH-61 Charger.
The Coolpix 3700 incorporates NikonView 6 photo management software for transferring, browsing, editing, saving and printing photos. It includes One-Touch Red-Eye Fix software, expanded e-mailing capabilities, new color management functionality and an option to create online photo templates using HTML. NikonView 6 is compatible with Mac OS X (10.1.5 or higher) and Mac OS 9.x. The Nikon Coolpix 3700 — which will be available in late autumn at a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$399.95 — also comes with a variety of bundled third party software.