Nikon today introduced three new 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor digital cameras — the Coolpix 2100, Coolpix 3100 and the Coolpix SQ. The Coolpix 2100 and Coolpix 3100 share the smallest Coolpix body design, fast operation and are the first with Nikon’s new Scene Assist function to guide users toward the ideal shot and make picture-taking faster and easier for beginning digital photographers. The Coolpix SQ sports a 3.1 megapixel CCD, 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens and swiveling body design, which allows the lens path to remain in a straight line, using original light without the use of prisms. The camera connects to the computer through the company’s Cool-Station Power Base, a system included with the camera that transfers images to the desktop or the Web, and charges the battery in-camera and can charge a spare. The Coolpix 2100 will have an suggested retail price of US$249.95, while the Coolpix 3100 will be available for $349.95. Both cameras will be available in March 2003. The Coolpix SQ is expected in Spring 2003.