Nikon are historically first and foremost an optical company. In fact it’s early name Nippon Kogaku KK  from memory (no I’m not that old), was formed through an amalganation of there optical companies.

And while the cameras tend to get the limelight Nikon are famous for other optical items such as binoculars and spotting scopes. They have just announced the following where you get a free, yes free Nikon compact with specific purchases. And they are not bad compact cameras either. Here are the official details:



    October 2012: Nikon UK is pleased to announce its new EDG promotion which entitles customers to a free COOLPIX AW100 or COOLPIX P310 compact digital with any purchase from the Nikon EDG range

Customers purchasing any product from the EDG range, including fieldscopes and binoculars, from 22 October – 31 January 2013 (inclusive) can claim a free Nikon COOLPIX AW100 or P310 camera worth £279.99 each (RRP). All claims must be received by 1 March 2013.

Nikon’s class-leading ranges of EDG binoculars provide superior ergonomics, whilst being extremely durable and portable, making them the perfect outdoor companion. The water-proof, shock-proof and freeze-proof Nikon COOLPIX AW100 is a high performance camera that is idea for outdoor activities, whilst the COOLPIX P310 features full manual control, 16 megapixels and Full-HD recording; making both compacts ideal for shooting when on the move

Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager for Nikon UK, says: “Now is an ideal time to upgrade to a Nikon EDG product; not only are customers able to enjoy the benefits of the premium glass found in the scopes and binoculars, they can now capture stunning scenes with a lightweight Nikon camera at no extra cost.

For further details about the promotion and terms and conditions

End. (21/10/12).