Nikon Coolpix 995 Review
Full review posted 4/29/01
Introduction & Physical Views
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The Coolpix 995 is Nikon's newest 3.34-megapixel digital camera and the flagship of the Coolpix line. It's available now for the incredible price of just $599. The price includes the camera, Lexar 8x 16MB CF card, Nikon EN-EL1 rechargeable lithium battery pack, MH-51 charger and a host of software titles; NikonView 4, Genuine Fractals 2.0 LE, ArcSoft PhotoStudio 2000, ArcSoft VideoImpression, ArcSoft PhotoPrinter Pro 2000 and ArcSoft Panorama Maker 2000. (Software and accessories may differ by country or area.)
Building on the feature set of its predecessor, the COOLPIX 990, the Coolpix 995 is packed with even more features such as a new 4x optical (38-152mm equiv 35mm) Zoom-Nikkor lens with a stepless 4x digital zoom, a built-in pop-up Speedlight that drastically minimizes red-eye effect, a real 7-bladed lens diaphram for true depth of field control, Nikon's advanced image-processing algorithms provide exceptional color and a new Noise Reduction system for dramatically improved long exposure pictures. The Quick Review function (inhereted from the Coolpix 880) is convenient for confirming captured images at the press of a button.
The Coolpix 995's unique swivel design allows for a wider range of shooting angles, enhancing creative leeway. The photographer can decide on the camera position while rotating the camera body, and view the LCD panel from virtually any angle. This swiveling lens feature makes the Coolpix 950, 990 and 995 cameras an excellent choice for attaching to microscopes, telescopes and other optical devices.
The Coolpix 995 sports a full range of exposure options; Program AE, Flexible Program, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority, Full Manual, AE Bracketing of both the exposure value and white balance and Best Shot Selector. Shutter speeds from 8 to 1/2300sec plus Bulb (max. 60 seconds) and aperture settings from F2.6 to F10.3. Drive modes include: Single, Continuous, Ultra High Speed Continuous, VGA Sequence, 16-Shot Multi and QVGA 320x240 Movie. User selectable white balance with Auto, Fine, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent and Speedlight presets as well as a custom manual mode. The ISO sensitivity can be fixed at ISO 100, 200, 400 or 800. Metering options include 256-element matrix, center-weighted averaging, spot or spot AF that follows the exclusive 5-area Multi AF focusing system.
Coolpix 995 Features at a Glance:
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