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Nikon press conference at IFA 2005
IFA 2005 - Digital Imaging & Digital Music - Posted by Mark Peters.
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Nikon press conference at IFA 2005 : At 11:00 this morning Nikon is offering a press conference. Martina Beckman opens with an interesting speech. New innovations like wireless transmissions, and software user-friendly features for the consumer are key points in Nikon's strategy. Nikon needs to be creative in offering new services and solutions. New technologies and innovations are sometimes difficult to translate in an easy way to the consumer to enable him or her to use it. Nikon feels it is committed to being 'At the heart of the image'. One of Nikon's strong points is the use of glass materials but also light control technology, colour sciences and image processing technologies add to Nikon's strength and wireless is another key element within Nikon's strategy. Already for many years Nikon is working on technique for cameras and digital cameras. New software innovations are D-Lighting, Face priority AF and In-camera red-eye fix. These software solutions are developed for making progress in user-friendliness of Nikon digital cameras, like the new Nikon Coolpix cameras. Nikon has decided 2.5 inch as the new standard display size, and it's about time they did. Large LCD displays are a must, it is just more fun and definitely more convenient to view or control the image on a larger display.
Nikon PD-10 wireless adapter Nikon PD-10 wireless adapter
 Nikon PD-10 wireless adapter
 Nikon PD-10 wireless adapter
Nikon Wireless - History : Since 1983 Nikon is trying to establish wireless as a tool for the professional. In the beginning it took about one hour to send over 1 single colour photo, can you imagine?! Around 1993 the colour digital transmitter NT-3000 was born to improve transmission times. In 2003 the WT-1 transmitter and later on the WT-2 was born, still only for the Pro. Today Nikon is introducing wireless for the consumer. One of the new features will be a PD-10 wireless adapter to be plugged into a printer to allow wireless printing directly from the camera. There are several WiFi future possibilities. Unfortunately today there is still no standard for wireless transmissions so Nikon is communicating with several other companies to seek possibilities for wireless on a large scale. Think of the Internet, servers, etc where the Nikon Coolpix camera will take up a central position.
Nikon Coolpix Wireless demonstration : During the press conference Nikon demonstrated the wireless transmission by shooting 5 Megapixel photos with normal compression. An 8 Megapixel photo, best compression will take about 5-10 seconds to be transported wireless. During the 'question and answer' session: What about the energy consumption? For shooting it's the same consumption, for wireless transmission there is not much more energy wasted, cause all the energy is only used for transmission, Nikon thinks they have balanced this quite well. One question had nothing to do with the new wireless features, but the answer could be interesting: "Will Nikon use CMOS sensors in the near future?" According to Nikon: "Nikon is studying this possibility, but today we think CCD is the best solution..."
Nikon Markus Hillebrand
 Markus Hillebrand
Nikon Coolpix P digital camera - Easy transfer : The Coolpix P1 or P2 needs to be connected physically to the computer to make a connection first. After that it is possible to transfer data wireless. Turn the mode dial on the camera, choose the profile (computer), select the desired image transfer functions and choose the computer. A very easy set-up. Wireless printing on a printer is even easier. Use the Nikon PD-10 adapter and you will never need a computer again. Just choose a PictBridge printer, plug-inn the adapter and print. Set up is also easy. Rotate the mode dial, highlight the printer's profile and print. With the standard delivered Picture Project software a new feature is welcomed, adding photos to a slide show, wireless!
Nikon Wireless demonstration : During the press conference Nikon demonstrated the wireless transmission by shooting 5 Megapixel photos with normal compression. An 8 Megapixel photo, best compression will take about 5-10 seconds to be transported wireless. During the 'question and answer' session: What about the energy consumption? For shooting it's the same consumption, for wireless transmission there is not much more energy wasted, cause all the energy is only used for transmission, Nikon thinks they have balanced this quite well. One question had nothing to do with the new wireless features, but the answer could be interesting: "Will Nikon use CMOS sensors in the near future?" According to Nikon: "Nikon is studying this possibility, but today we think CCD is the best solution..."
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