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Nikon Selects SanDisk CompactFlash Cards For The New Coolpix 775 -- The World's Lightest 3X Zoom Digital Camera

May 22, 2001

Pocket-Sized Point-And-Shoot DIgital Camera Includes SanDisk Card To Capture Digital Photos And Video Clips

SUNNYVALE, CA, May 22, 2001 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced today that Nikon has selected SanDisk's CompactFlash™ cards for its latest ultra-portable digital camera, the Coolpix® 775. An 8-megabyte (MB) SanDisk CompactFlash card will be included with each camera.

Nelson Chan, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at SanDisk, said, "Nikon is a leader in bringing the advantages of digital photography to a broader range of consumers and we are proud to continue our close relationship with them. With more than 20,000 retail outlets in North America, Europe, Canada, South America, Japan and Asia, Nikon customers can be assured of finding original equipment SanDisk CompactFlash cards and accessories wherever they want to take pictures."

Deborah Sauer, general manager, marketing, Nikon Consumer photography, said, "The Nikon Coolpix 775 was designed as an easy to use, go-anywhere point-and-shoot digital camera. We partnered with SanDisk due to its deep history of developing rugged, industry-standard removable storage cards that help us to deliver the digital cameras our customers demand."

The Nikon Coolpix 775 features a 3x zoom lens, 2.14 megapixel CCD, USB cable for one-touch image transfers to the web and a Movie Mode that allows users to create video clips. The Coolpix 775 is the lightest pocket-sized point-and-shoot digital camera and is expected to be available in July at a suggested retail price of $449.95.

SanDisk CompactFlash cards are rugged, reusable, matchbook-sized storage cards that are available in capacities ranging from 8 to 512MB, with suggested retail prices starting at $34.99.

SanDisk Corporation, the world's largest supplier of flash data storage products, designs, manufactures and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging and audio storage products using its patented, high density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is based in Sunnyvale,CA.

Nikon Inc., the world leader in precision optics, 35mm and digital imaging technology, is recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance in consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes the Nikon Total Imaging System of consumer and professional 35mm film and digital SLR cameras, Nikkor optics, Speedlights and System Accessories; Advanced Photo System cameras; 35mm compact cameras; Coolpix® compact digital cameras; Coolscan® digital film scanners; Nikonos® underwater photographic systems; and Nikon sports and recreational optics. The company plays an active role in supporting aspiring and advanced photographers through a variety of organizations, educational programs, events and workshops. For product information, contact Nikon at (800) NIKON-UX or visit, which links all levels of photographers to the web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities.

The matters discussed in this news release contain forward looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties as described under the caption "Factors That May Affect Future Results" in the company's annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company assumes no obligation to update the information in this release.

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