Nikon's Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD Takes the Lead in Optical Performance.
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MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon's new Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD compact camera delivers professional results, even in the hands of a novice. It's sleek, feature-packed and lightweight, making it the perfect companion for a trip to the beach or for backpacking through Nepal. With Nikon's world-class ED glass incorporated into its optical design, the Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD surpasses the performance of any compact camera in its class.
With its 3.2x zoom and sliding lens cover, Nikon's Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD is one of the world's smallest, lightest and most versatile cameras in the 35mm compact category -- carry it in palm or pocket to catch all the action at an instant's notice.
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It's All in the Glass - In keeping with Nikon's reputation for quality and innovation, the new camera's 3.2x zoom lens is made with Nikon's proprietary ED (extra-low dispersion) glass -- the same glass favored among the world's leading professional photographers and used in Nikon's high performance lenses for its ability to produce sharp, brilliant images with minimum glare.
From Landscapes to Lips - The Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD's 38-120mm zoom range and whisper-quiet operation make it easy to grab the action from wherever the user is. Zoom in to catch a smile or zoom out to capture a deer in the snow -- either way, the results will be super sharp, picture perfect and vivid.
Focusing In - A 273-step wide area passive autofocus system instantly provides razor sharp focus precision throughout its entire 38-120mm zoom range, whether shooting a picturesque panorama or tiny portrait details. Set the focus at infinity and faraway subjects come out looking crystal clear; select the panorama mode to capture an expansive horizon at sunset.
Lights ... Camera ... Action - Nikon's Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD features five flash modes -- auto flash, anytime flash, flash cancel, slow sync and red-eye reduction. Fully automatic exposure control and an AF-assist illuminator (that helps the camera to maintain sharp focus regardless of lighting conditions) mean effortless picture-taking in any type of lighting situation.
Automatic & Beyond - All film operations are automatic, including loading, film speed setting, advance and rewind. The Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD's eyepiece features a specially treated plastic surface that prevents fogging when shooting in cold or humid environments, and a dial that allows nearsighted or farsighted photographers to adjust the eyepiece diopter -- all helping to ensure a bright, clear viewfinder image. A 10-second self-timer provides the user with ample time to jump into a shot. Sliding the clamshell-style protective lens cover open and shut powers the camera on and off. And, whether it's baby's first steps or a whirlwind vacation, the QD date and time imprint feature takes the pressure off trying to remember when an image was captured.
The Nikon Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD will be available at authorized Nikon dealers in April 2000 at a list price of $255.
For more information on the Nikon Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD, contact Nikon Inc., 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747, or phone 1-800-NIKON-US. Visit Nikon's website at http://www.nikonusa.com.
Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of the world-renowned Nikon professional 35 mm photography system, compact automatic 35mm and Advanced Photo System cameras, digital still cameras, film scanners, the Nikon speedlight system, interchangeable Nikkor lenses, Nikonos underwater photographic systems, Nikon Eyewear, Nikon Sports and recreational optics, Nikon microscopes for the biosciences, industrial and microelectronics inspection and measuring systems and Nikon surveying and ophthalmic instruments.
Nikon Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED/QD Specifications
Type of camera: 35mm autofocus lens-shutter camera with Nikon zoom lens
Usable film: DX-coded 35mm film in film cartridge
Picture format: Normal: 24 x 36mm; Panorama (Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED QD
only): 13.3 x 36mm
Lens: 38mm f/5.3 - 120mm f/10.5, 7 elements in 5 groups (ED lens and
aspherical lenses are used)
Shutter: Programmed electronic type; also serves as diaphragm blades
Shutter speed: 2 to 1/360 sec.
Lens cover: Slide type lens cover with power switch ON/OFF
Viewfinder: Real-image viewfinder; frame coverage: approx. over 80% in
regular-size frame; approx. 0.44x magnification at 38mm, approx. 1.13x
at 120mm; Dioptre adjustment: -1.5 to +1.5 DP; Antifog viewfinder
Viewfinder information: Image size frame with parallax compensation marks;
Panorama-format frame marks (Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED QD only); Autofocus
frame marks: Green LED (in-focus indicator) --- Lights up: subject
focused; Blinks slowly (at 2Hz): subject is too close to achieve
correct focus; Blinks quickly (at 8Hz): subject is difficult to focus;
Orange LED (flash-ready light) --- Lights up: flash ready; Blinks
slowly (at 4Hz): flash being charged; Blinks quickly (at 8Hz): the
popped-up flash unit is being pressed down
Focusing: Wide-Area Passive Autofocus system; Activated by lightly
pressing shutter release button; Distance range from approx. 2.4 ft to
infinity (approx. 2.6 ft to infinity at 120mm).
Focus lock: Focus is locked as long as the shutter release button is
Exposure control: Electronically controlled program AE: auto exposure
range (ISO 100): EV 4 - 17 at 38mm or EV 6 - 19 at 120mm; (ISO 400): EV
6 - 17 at 38mm, EV 6 - 19 at 120mm; Flash fires automatically if the
available light is low
Film speed setting: ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 film
Film loading: Film automatically advances to the first frame upon
completion of film loading; With a film cartridge confirmation window
Frame counter: Shown in the LCD panel; Additive type; Counts back during
Self-timer: Electronically controlled; Activated by depressing the shutter
release button; Self-timer lamp blinks and lights up to show when
ready; 10 sec. duration; Cancellable
Film advance: Film automatically advances by one frame after each shot;
Auto rewind at the end of film roll; Mid-roll rewind function available
Remote control (optional): Infrared wireless remote control; 2 sec. delay
shutter release; Effective range is within approx. 5m straight in front
of the camera; Battery will last for approx. 10 years; Dimensions (W x
H x D): approx. 60 x 27 x 10mm; Weight (including battery): approx. 13g
Built-in flash: Four flash modes available: Auto Flash, Flash Cancel,
Anytime Flash, and Slow Sync; Flash automatically fires when there is
not enough light or subject is backlit; Flash shooting range (ISO 100,
ft): approx. 0.75 - 4.1m at 38mm, approx. 0.8 - 2m at 120mm; (ISO 400):
approx. 0.75 - 8.2m at 38mm, approx. 0.8 - 4m at 120mm; Shutter release
button is locked during flash charging; Recycling time approx. 6 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction mode: Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights up for approx. 1
sec. before flash fires
Battery life: Approx. 12 rolls of 24-exposure film when flash is used for
half the exposures
LCD panel (Power is on): Frame counter, Flash mode, Red-Eye Reduction,
Self-timer/Remote control, Infinity Focus mode, Low battery power, Date
recording (Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED QD only), Time/Date (Lite-Touch Zoom
120ED QD only)
Power source: One 3V lithium battery (CR123A type or DL123A)
Data imprint function (Lite-Touch Zoom 120ED QD only): Imprint uses 7-dot
LED; Functions with panorama-format pictures; Auto film speed setting
with DX codes (ISO 50 - 3200); Printed date include year, month, day,
hour, (24-hour cycle with no AM/PM) and minute with five choices:
Year/Month/Day, Month/Day/Year, Day/Month/Year, Day/Hour/Minute, and
no-imprint; Leap year adjustment until 2039; Power source is the same
as the camera body; Built-in clock with timing accuracy within =+/-
90 sec. a month
Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 4.5 x 2.4 x 1.6 in.
Weight (without battery): Approx. 7.3 oz.
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