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Thursday, October 22, 2009

NIKON ANNOUNCES HIGH COMPATIBILITY BENEFITS WITH WINDOWS 7


D5000 D-SLR and COOLPIX S230 among Products Compatible with New Windows Platform

MELVILLE, N.Y. (Oct. 22, 2009) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced its customized design compatibility with its line of COOLPIX compact and digital SLR cameras and the new Windows 7 Device Stage feature of the Windows 7 platform. The D5000 D-SLR and COOLPIX S230 boast the highest level of compatibility available with Windows 7, once again emphasizing Nikon Inc.’s dedication to providing its customers with capable photographic tools and a simple-to-use interface.

“We are excited to continue bringing new innovations and features to our customers, specifically those compatible with the Windows 7 platform,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing and planning, Nikon Inc. “It is exciting to see the new innovations, not only with our line of photographic products, but with seamless compatibility with one of the world’s foremost operating systems.”

The Windows 7 Device Stage interface for the D5000 and COOLPIX S230 cameras, available in November, will provide users with a graphical representation of their specific camera model when connected to their Windows 7-based computer. Users will be able to easily identify their camera as a disk drive and quickly access and manage their photos and videos. In addition, the windows for accessing these specific cameras are customized with Nikon’s logo and branding, and provide links to Nikon’s product Web pages, allowing consumers to quickly navigate to their product’s individual online resource.

Microsoft Corp. will highlight Nikon’s D5000 and COOLPIX S230 cameras as part of the Windows 7 launch, showcasing the above compatibility and user navigation at the Windows 7 launch event in New York City on October 22.

For more information about Nikon cameras compatible with the Windows 7 Device Stage interface, please visit http://support.nikontech.com. For more information about Nikon’s line of photographic and imaging products, as well as those compatible with Windows 7, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

About Nikon
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™. Nikon Inc. is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; COOLSCAN® digital film scanners; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics. For the second consecutive year, Nikon D Series digital SLR cameras are recognized as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with digital SLR cameras, Two Years in a Row, Tied in 2008.” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 and 2008 Digital Camera Usage and Satisfaction StudiesSM. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its legendary F-mount lens-mounting system. Only Nikon has sustained an original lens mount for such an extraordinary period, ensuring that photographers can continue to leverage their previous investments while still taking advantage of new innovations. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-UX or visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the Web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities.

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