DCRP Reviews Nikon 995|
(Monday, August 6, 2001 - 14:52 EDT)
Our good friend Jeff Keller over at the DC Resource page has just posted his review of the Nikon Coolpix 995.
We reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 995 while back, now our friend Jeff Keller at the Digital Camera Resource Page (DCRP for short) has gotten his hands on one and put it through its paces on his recent vacation trip to Hawaii. Along with the rest of us, Jeff found much to like about the 995, his main beefs being the proprietary LiIon battery and a movie mode that lacks sound.
Here's his conclusion:
The Nikon Coolpix 995 continues to be one of the cameras to beat in the 3 Megapixel field. It's excellent photo quality, amazing macro mode, and wealth of manual controls make it an excellent choice for the amateur photographer. The biggest complaint about the Coolpix 990 was redeye; with the flash moved up away from the lens, those problems should be substantially reduced. On the downside, I wasn't too happy to see a proprietary battery in the box, and the movie mode is still not as good as other similarly priced cameras (but this won't bother most photographers). Many will wonder why they should buy a 3.3 Megapixel camera when you can get a 4.0MP camera for the same money? Most people, unless they're making very large prints, don't need al those extra pixels -- and with all the features and quality Nikon lens, the Coolpix 995 is a great choice.
Read his review for all the details!