FULL review of Nikon Coolpix 995 is posted! (UPDATED)|
(Tuesday, April 24, 2001 - 22:55 EDT)
Nikon jumped their own schedule by about 8 hours, Steve posted his review, so we went ahead and posted ours too...
Well, this has to be one of the most-awaited digicam announcements of the year: Nikon has updated their wildly popular Coolpix 990, calling the new model the Coolpix 995. New features include a 4x zoom lens, popup flash to reduce redeye problems, an (included!) rechargeable LiIon battery, support for the new 512MB and 1GB IBM MicroDrives (but not the original 340MB model, which has compatibility problems with several digicams), variable ISO from 100 to 800, and new noise-reduction technology for incredibly clean low-light time exposures. To accommodate the fancy molding needed to house the popup flash, the lens side of the case is high-impact polycarbonate, while the grip side is still the magnesium alloy so popular in the 950 and 990. Phew! The new camera is very much an evolutionary upgrade of the 990, so we suspect that few 990 owners will be tempted to trade in their cameras for the new model. It may entice some 950 owners to finally upgrade to 3 megapixels though, and will certainly compete strongly against competing models from other manufacturers.
We'll have full specs in the database by tomorrow AM sometime, but meanwhile check out the review for all the details!
Oh - And Steve has HIS review of the 995 up also: It's just a "first look", but he does a good job of going through the screens & menus. Check out Steve's Coolpix 995 Review for the details.
UPDATED 2001-04-25 01:23ET:As promised earlier, full specifications for the Nikon Coolpix 995 are now in our digital camera database!