Nikon camera focuses on November

Nikon is zooming in on November for shipping its COOLPIX 100, its first sub-£500 digital camera. A Macintosh version will be available in January.

The pocketable COOLPIX (£439 + VAT, about £400 including VAT on the street) weighs 160g and transfers JPEG images to the host PC via a PC Card that plugs into its integral slot. Key features include an electronic shutter and self-timer.

Two modes are available: Fine, storing 21 images at 512 x 480; and Normal storing up to 42 256 x 240 images.

Nikon can be contacted by telephone on 0181-541 4440.