Technical specifications

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Type of camera:   Digital camera.

1/1.8-in. high-density CCD; total number of pixels: 3.34 million (non-interpolated).

Image size: 
2,048 x 1,536 pixels; XGA-size (1,024 x 768), VGA-size (640 x 480), 3:2 (2,048 x 1,360) selectable.

3x Zoom-Nikkor; f = 824mm [35mm (135) format equivalent to 38-115mm]/F2.54 with macro; 9 elements in 8 groups; all elements are made of environment-friendly glass; Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) applied; glass-molded aspherical lens element included.

Digital zoom: 
4x digital zoom

Contrast-detect TTL AF; 4,896-step autofocus control including macro range; 5-area Multi AF or Spot AF selectable. 

Focus modes: 
1) Continuous AF mode (when using LCD monitor), 2) Single AF mode (when not using LCD monitor and/or selectable from shooting menu), 3) Manual (50 steps from 0.8 in. to infinity with Peaking Indication).

Shooting distance:
30 cm to infinity; 2cm (0.8 in) to infinity in Macro mode

Optical viewfinder: 
Real-image zoom viewfinder; magnification: 0.4 - 1.1x; frame coverage: approx. 85%; diopter adjustment: -2+1 DP; LED indication.

LCD monitor: 
4.5 cm., 110,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD; brightness/hue adjustment; frame coverage: approx. 97% (through/freeze image)

Auto OFF mode: 
30 sec.; can be set manually (1/5/30 min.)

Storage system: 
Digitally stored (uncompressed TIFF or compressed JPEG)

Media Capacity* Lexar Media 16 MB CompactFlash" (CF) Card Hi=1 img., Fine=1- imgs., Normal=20 imgs., Basic=40 imgs. Upgrades available to196 MB. 
*Number of images may vary depending on the image captured and the resolution selected.

Shooting modes: 
Fully automatic ([A]-REC) mode; Custom ([M]-REC) mode (three combinations of mode settings can be memorized).

Shooting menu: 
1) White balance, 2) Exposure metering, 3) Continuous, 4) Best-Shot Selector (BSS), 5) Converters, 6) Image Adjustment (Auto, Normal, More Contrast, Less Contrast, Lighten, Darken, Monochrome), 7) Image Sharpening, 8) Digital zoom (stepless, up to 4x).

Capture modes: 
1) Single, 2) Continuous, 3) Multi-Shot 16 (16 frames in 1/16 size), 4) VGA Sequence, 5) Ultra High-speed Continuous (approx. 30 fps for 80 QVGA-size images), 6) Movie (40 sec. for QVGA-size images at 15 fps)

Exposure metering: 
4-mode TTL metering; 1) 256-segment Matrix, 2) Center-Weighted, 3) Spot and 4) AF Spot

Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter; 8 to 1/1,000 sec. and Bulb.

7-blade iris diaphragm; 3 EV range in 1/3 EV steps.

Exposure control: 
1) Programmed Auto with Flexible Program, 2) Shutter-Priority Auto, 3) Aperture-Priority Auto, 4) Manual; Exposure Compensation (±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps); Auto Bracketing (5 steps within ±2/3 EV).

Exposure range: 
EV -2+15.5 (W), EV -0.8+16.7 (T) (ISO 100 equivalent)

Best-shot selector: 
Camera takes 10 shots automatically (within approx. 2fps) and records the most detailed image of the 10 shots using anti-jitter logic, which is effective for telephoto shooting and                           macro shooting. Not available when the Speedlight is on.

Sensitivity:   ISO 100 equivalent; default, 100, 200, 400, Auto; can be controlled in any exposure mode.

White balance: 
1) Matrix Auto White Balance with TTL control, 2) 5-mode Manual with fine tuning (Fine, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Speedlight), 3) Preset.

10 sec. or 3 sec. duration.

Built-in Speedlight:
Guide number: 30 (at ISO 100, ft.) Flash control: sensor flash system, Flash modes: 1) Auto Flash, 2) Flash Cancel, 3) Anytime Flash, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Red-Eye Reduction.

External Speedlight: 
Multi-flash sync terminal connects to external Nikon Speedlight SB-28/28DX/26/25/24/22s through the Multi-Flash Bracket Unit SK-E900; built-in Speedlight can be cancelled when using external Speedlight(s) 

Playback menu: 
1) 1 frame, 2) Thumbnail (4/9 segments), 3) Slide show, 4) Zoom playback (stepless up to 4x); Histogram indication & highlight point display; Peaking indication; Hide and protect attributes can be set to each image

Delete function:
Deletes all frames or selected frames

USB interface; Serial interface* (Windows®: 115kbps, Macintosh®: 230kbps) *Serial cables(SC-EW3 for Windows® and SC-EM3 for Macintosh®) are optional

Windows 95*/98/98SE/2000/NT 4.0* or later, Mac OS 8.1 (8.5 or later recommended) *USB cannot be used with Windows 95/NT 4.0 and requires either the optional SC-EW3 Serial cable or parallel port card reader.

Video output:
NTSC or PAL (selectable)

I/O terminal: 
Power input; Video output; Digital output terminal (USB/Serial); Sync terminal for external Speedlight

Power requirements:
4 x 1.5V alkaline "AA"-size batteries; 1.5V lithium, 1.5V Ni-MH batteries can also be used; AC adapter EH-31 (optional)

Battery life:
Approx. 1.5 hrs. when using LCD monitor and four 1.5V alkaline "AA"-size batteries at normal temperature (20°C)

Dimensions (W x H x D):
Approx.  x x mm.

Weight (w/o battery):
Approx. .

Tripod mount: Built-in

Warranty:  1 year

Accessories included: 
Lens cap, Neck strap, Video cable, 16MB Lexar Media USB Enabled CompactFlash" Card, USB cable, four 1.5V alkaline "AA" -size batteries, NikonView Ver. 3 CD-ROM

Bundled software: 
NikonView version 3.0, Genuine Fractals 2.0 LE for Compression and Scaling (Altamira Group), Cumulus 5.0 Demo for image and asset management (Canto), iPIX immersive imaging (Internet Pictures Corporation), Great Photo! for image manipulation and correction (Software Architects Inc.)

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