Nikon Coolpix 775 reviewed!|
(Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - 12:58 EDT)
Nikon's 2.14 megapixel, 3x optical zoom gets the 'IR Review' treatment...
It's looking like July is the month of prototype digicams at IR. The latest is the Nikon Coolpix 775, which looks like a very interesting "downmarket" model from high-end leader Nikon. By providing a large number of Scene Modes (for things like backlit portraits, night scenes, beaches & snow, and even parties), the 775 promises to make even challenging subjects accessible to the point & shoot photographer.
Besides the Scene Modes, the 775 offers an interesting collection of features brought down from Nikon's higher-end cameras, including matrix metering for accurate exposures and our favorite digicam feature, the Best Shot Selector, for sharp handheld shots even with long shutter times.
At this point, the 775 review is more of an extended First Look, as the unit we received to test wasn't anywhere close to final form with regard to color and image quality. We did come away with the impression of a camera that combines point & shoot ease with unusual flexibility, in a compact affordable package that's sure to entice many aspiring-but-novice photographers. Check the review for all the details!