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Nikon's Coolpix 995 digital camera. Courtesy of Nikon. Nikon Coolpix 995 - full specs and press release!
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(Wednesday, April 25, 2001 - 02:13 EDT)

Full specs for Nikon's latest swivel-body Coolpix in our database; official press release now available...

As mentioned in our earlier news item covering our full review of Nikon's new Coolpix 995 digital camera, the company has now officially announced the camera on its website somewhat ahead of time (gotta love those moving deadlines)! The Coolpix 995 extends the Coolpix line with a variety of new features, including 4x zoom lens, popup flash, rechargeable LiIon battery, 512MB / 1GB IBM MicroDrive support (unofficially), ISO ratings from 100 to 800, and new noise-reduction technology. The camera will be available in June 2001 at an MSRP of $899.95. Full specifications for the new camera are as follows, along with Nikon's official press release:

Specification Highlights - full specifications here
Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera
Nikon's Coolpix 995 digital camera. Copyright (c)  2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Click for a bigger picture!
General
Model Number: E995
Camera Format: Swivel
Image Capture
Image Sensor: 3.34 megapixel CCD
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 2048 x 1360, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480
Lens
Focal Length (effective): 38 - 152 mm
Digital Zoom: 4x stepless
Auto Focus: Yes (7123 step, Contrast-detect TTL AF)
Manual Focus: Yes (50 step)
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity; 12.2 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 cm - Infinity; 0.8 in - Infinity
Aperture Range: f/2.6 (wide) / 5.1 (tele) - 10.4
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes (Real Image Optical Zoom type)
LCD Viewfinder: Yes (1.8 inch, 110,000 pixel)
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800 (automatic)
White Balance Settings: Matrix Auto TTL, Fine / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Cloudy / Speedlight w/ fine tuning, preset, bracketing
Manual White Balance: Yes
Shutter Speeds: 60 - 1/2300 second
Exp Adj Range: +/- 2.0EV in 1/3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot and AF Spot
Exposure Modes: Automatic, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Self Timer (seconds): 10 or 3 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes (popup)
Flash Modes: Auto, Anytime Flash, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction
Flash Range Description: 32 feet / 9.75 meters at ISO100
Ext Flash: Yes (Sync socket for Speedlite SB-28, 28DX, 26, 25, 24, 22)
Image Storage
Flash Memory: CompactFlash (Microdrive compatible)
Memory Included (MB): 16MB
File Formats: JPEG, TIFF, AVI
More Information
Remote Control: Yes (corded type)
Tripod Mount: Yes (metal)
Weight: 391 g; 13.7 oz
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 137 x 81 x 41 mm; 5.4 x 3.2 x 1.6 in
Notes & Features: Bundled software is Nikon View Ver. 4 CD-ROM, Canto Cumulus 5.0 Trial, iView Media Pro (Macintosh only), ArcSoft VideoImpression 1.5, PhotoPrinter Pro 2000, PhotoStudio 2000, Panorama Maker 2000, Genuine Fractals 2.0 LE. Includes Lens cap, Neck strap, Video cable, 16MB Lexar USB Enabled CompactFlash Card, USB Cable, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1, Battery Charger MH-51. Lens has 10 glass elements in 8 groups. 5 area multi or spot autofocus with continuous or single focus. Diopter adjustment -2 to +1dp. LCD display has brightness and 11 step hue adjustment. 512MB / 1GB Microdrive works however Nikon specs state 'Microdrive is NOT compatible'. Has Best Shot Selector function. Variable sharpening, contrast, saturation. Noise reduction mode. Multi-shot (16 400x300 pixel images on one frame). Burst mode is 30fps for 70 frames at 320x240 pixels. Shutter speeds above 8 seconds in bulb mode only. 3 or 5 frame exposure bracketing, white balance bracketing.
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Nikon's Coolpix 995 digital camera. Copyright (c)  2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Click for a bigger picture!
Nikon's Coolpix 995 digital camera. Copyright (c)  2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Click for a bigger picture!
Nikon's Coolpix 995 digital camera. Copyright (c)  2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Click for a bigger picture!
Nikon's Coolpix 995 digital camera. Copyright (c)  2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Click for a bigger picture!
Nikon's Coolpix 995 digital camera. Copyright (c)  2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Click for a bigger picture!
Nikon's Coolpix 995 digital camera. Copyright (c)  2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Click for a bigger picture!
Nikon's Coolpix 995 digital camera. Copyright (c)  2001, The Imaging Resource. All rights reserved. Click for a bigger picture!
 

Source: Nikon Inc.

Original Source Press Release:

NIKON COOLPIX® SETS NEW BENCHMARK IN DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Coolpix 995 Incorporates Pop-up Flash, Extended Zoom Range and More Creative Controls into Award-Winning Design to Make Best Even Better

MELVILLE, NY, April 25, 2001 – Nikon (www.nikonusa.com), the world leader in photography, today introduced the new Coolpix® 995, a 3.34-megapixel CCD digital camera that builds upon the award-winning design of the Nikon Coolpix 990 to set a new standard in digital photography. The Coolpix 995 combines a pop-up flash for added shooting performance, a 4x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens that extends picture-taking capabilities, and a host of creative controls to offer the ultimate Coolpix digital camera available today.

“With the Coolpix 995, Nikon once again raises the bar in digital photography design, control and performance,” said Deborah Sauer, general manager, marketing, Nikon Consumer Digital and Compact Cameras. “When Nikon designed the Coolpix 995, we listened to user feedback to develop the perfect blend of features and superior Nikon quality and innovation. As a result, we created a digital camera that is driven by the photographer’s imagination and offers the power and ease-of-use to be as creative as you want to be,” Ms. Sauer added.

New Design for Greater Functionality

The Coolpix 995 incorporates a multi-mode pop-up flash into the same compact, swivel design as the Coolpix 990 and 950, for added convenience and performance when shooting from any angle. This new flash design also allows for improved Red-eye reduction when taking pictures. The camera provides increased flash power and versatility with the Multi-Flash Sync Terminal that offers the capability to work with up to five optional external Speedlight flashes. In addition, the optional Coolpix accessory lenses may be used with external Speedlights.

Superior Zoom Range & Lenses Capture Superior Images

What makes Nikon imaging products superior to the competition are high quality optics - the Coolpix 995 continues this tradition. To get closer to the action, the camera features a 4x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens with 38-152mm coverage (35mm equivalent), the highest zoom range in the Coolpix line. For extended zoom reach, the Coolpix 995 offers a 4x stepless Digital Zoom.
The camera’s lens boasts two aspherical elements to maximize optical performance while maintaining a compact lens design. The Coolpix 995 also features Super Integrated Coating (SIC) to provide remarkable sharpness and quality. For ultimate versatility, the camera accepts all optional Coolpix accessories and converter lenses giving users the unprecedented focal length range of 8mm-456mm optically and 1,824mm (35mm equivalent) with 4x digital zoom.

Speed and Choice to Capture Your Images Your Way

Not all subjects sit still to be photographed, so the Coolpix 995 offers
high-speed full resolution image capture at three frames per second, an improved shutter speed of 1/2300 per second, and fast maximum ISO of 800 to ensure the user doesn’t miss out on the moment. To make sure the photographer got the shot, there is a quick review function, plus 6x zooming playback for immediate image confirmation.

For greater creativity, as well as ease-of-use, the Coolpix 995 includes four saturation modes to allow users to create their final image in one less step. The saturation modes enable users to control color saturation based on final output goals, such as printing or uploading images straight to the Web.

More Creative Controls Without Worry

The Coolpix 995 offers a host of features to give photographers the ultimate quality and creative control, while still providing easy-to-use, automatic operation. The camera includes White Balance Bracketing to guarantee proper color balance under difficult or mixed lighting conditions plus Noise Reduction mode to minimize digital artifacts and get clean and clear long exposures. Nikon’s exclusive 256-element Matrix Metering and 7,123-step Multi-Area Autofocus system produces sharp and crisp images. The Coolpix 995 also offers a 50-step Manual Focus and a Manual Exposure mode for complete creative control.

Added Extras Increase Digital Experience & Camera Value

To offer a complete out-of-box experience at an incredible value, the Coolpix 995 comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and charger (a $50 value), a Lexar Media™ 16MB USB-enabled CompactFlash™ Card and a USB cable for plug-and-play high-speed connectivity. The Coolpix 995 camera operates from three different power sources allowing users to choose between a rechargeable or disposable battery, or an A/C adapter. The camera also supports both CompactFlash Type I and II cards, allowing users a personal choice of storage methods.

The Coolpix 995 digital camera includes the new NikonView 4 software, which gives users ultimate control in how they save, view, store and use their digital images. For added image creativity, the camera also features a suite of software from ArcSoft. PhotoStudio‚ 2000 is a digital image-processing program that enables photographers to edit, retouch and enhance images. ArcSoft VideoImpression™ lets users edit and share their QuickTime movies. ArcSoft PhotoPrinter Pro‚ 2000 makes it possible to create prints easily, in varying sizes on one sheet of printer paper. The Coolpix 995 also offers ArcSoft Panorama Maker‚ 2000, which lets users easily stitch together any number of images to automatically create beautiful panoramic photographs ready to print or e-mail.

The Nikon Coolpix 995 will be available in June 2001 at an MSRP of $899.95.

About Nikon

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 www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the web’s most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities.
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