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Nikon announce successor to Coolpix 990

Nikon announce successor to Coolpix 990 - 

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The Coolpix 995 adds further refinements to features found in their swivel-design digital cameras, bringing more photographic capability to the enthusiast and professional.
The new model has a 4x Zoom-Nikkor lens, advanced image-processing algorithms and matched 3.34-megapixel CCD.

Echoing the design of Nikon's mid-range 35mm SLR series, a powerful pop-up Speedlight has been incorporated to minimize red-eye effect and to produce a more natural shadow around the subject.

The Coolpix 995's distinguishing design takes on the swivel lens to give users an extensive range of shooting angles with complete freedom to choose camera position and composition. A new quick review function allows convenient confirmation of the captured image at the touch of a button.

The Coolpix 995 adds further refinements to features found in their swivel-design digital cameras, bringing more photographic capability to the enthusiast and professional.
The new model has a 4x Zoom-Nikkor lens, advanced image-processing algorithms and matched 3.34-megapixel CCD.

Echoing the design of Nikon's mid-range 35mm SLR series, a powerful pop-up Speedlight has been incorporated to minimize red-eye effect and to produce a more natural shadow around the subject.

The Coolpix 995's distinguishing design takes on the swivel lens to give users an extensive range of shooting angles with complete freedom to choose camera position and composition. A new quick review function allows convenient confirmation of the captured image at the touch of a button.

Coolpix 995 feature highlights
4x zoom lens

The Coolpix 995 has a 8-32mm coverage (equivalent to 38-152mm in the 35mm format) and incorporates two aspherical lens elements to maximize optical performance throughout the entire zoom range. The lens has a rounded, 7-blade iris that gives precise control over aperture settings. When used with the 4x stepless digital zoom, the lens ranges from a 35mm format equivalent of 604mm. And there's a 2cm macro close-up.

Intelligent advanced image processing
Nikon continue to advance in the digital imaging field with high-tech research into fields such as colour theory, image processing, scene analysis and composition. The results of this research are realized in the design of the algorithms - the image processing engines - within Nikon digital cameras that Nikon claim 'ensure well-balanced, natural and pleasing results from all photographic situations and subjects'. The Coolpix 995 has inherited and refined the Coolpix ability to deliver colour whether subtle skin-tone, vivid colours from nature or high contrast technical detail.

White balance bracketing
A newly developed white balance bracketing function allows an automatic sequence of exposures at three different white balance settings, bringing the dimension of colour to the well-known photographic technique of exposure bracketing. Thanks to digital processing, the photographer can simulate the effect of trying three different types of film for each shot.

Saturation control mode
Saturation control mode has been introduced in recognition of the widening use of digital photography in situations, for instance, where achieving instant results on a printer or computer screen without manipulating the image is of paramount importance. The saturation control effectively pre-sets the camera for a variety of different output devices.
 
Noise reduction mode
Long exposure times for night photography have so far been beyond the reach of affordable digital cameras. Now the new noise reduction mode automatically cancels out the background noise which has traditionally been unavoidable in such images, opening up many new opportunities in long-time exposure photography.

Built-in pop-up Speedlight
Flash photography has now been made more reliable and enjoyable thanks to a pop-up design that positions the flash head away from the objective lens. This new design helps with throwing the light around any lens converter, which is attached to the camera, and also produces a far more natural top-lit flash effect.


Coolpix 995 major features

  • 3.34-megapixel CCD with non-interpolated image resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels for easy cropping, resizing and large print capability.
  • 4x Zoom-Nikkor lens with 8-32mm coverage (equivalent to 38-152mm in the 35mm camera format), plus 4x digital zoom.
  • Nikon's advanced image-processing algorithm for faithful colour reproduction.
  • 7123 AF steps, 5-Area multi-autofocus allows for more uninterrupted compositional possibilities.
  • Macro focus as close as 2cm to your subject, 50-step manual focus. Focus confirmation indication.
  • 256-segment matrix metering and matrix auto white balance.
  • Centre-weighted metering and spot metering modes give a wide range of exposure metering and control options. In AF Spot, the selected focus area and metering area track together.
  • In addition to matrix auto white balance, there are five manual modes for TTL white balance: fine, incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, and Speedlight, plus the possibility to work from a measured memorized white balance.
  • Programmed auto, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto exposure where the camera takes over and configures itself automatically for best exposure every time.
  • Manual exposure control for total creative control.
  • Extended shutter speed range from 8 to 1/2300secs for full creative control.
  • Noise reduction mode, white balance bracketing and saturation control mode deliver more creative options.
  • More versatility: greater creativity: exposure compensation, auto exposure bracketing, brightness and contrast compensation, sharpness, sensitivity control (ISO100 to 800), best shot selector.
  • Thumb-controlled command dial and multi selector, as used in the Nikon SLR range, that respond rapidly and confidently to your command.
  • Quick review allows instant check and selection or rejection of captured images at the press of a button, even while the camera is in record mode.
  • Long battery life with the dedicated EN-EL1 lithium-ion rechargeable battery.
  • Compatible with a wide range of converter lenses and accessories, including 2x telephoto, 3x telephoto, 0.66x wide-angle, 0.63x wide-angle, 0.21x fisheye, slide copy adapter, remote cord, external Speedlight and Multi-Flash Bracket unit.
  • Compatible with CompactFlash Type I and Type II cards.
  • USB connector for easy, high-speed image transfer and Nikon View 4 software for more convenient data archiving

Full specifications

Type of camera: Digital camera E995.
CCD: 1/1.8-in. high-density CCD; 3.34 million total pixels; 3.20 million effective pixels.

Image size: 2048x1536 pixels; UXGA-size (1600x1200); SXGA-size (1280x960); XGA-size (1024x768); VGA-size (640x480); 3:2 (2048x1360) selectable.

Lens: 8-32mm (35mm format equivalent to 38~152mm) f/2.6-f/5.1 with macro; 10 elements in 8 groups; all elements are made of environmentally friendly glass; Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) applied; glass-molded aspherical lens elements included.

Autofocus: Contrast-detect TTL AF; 7,123-step autofocus control including macro range; 5-area Multi AF or Spot AF selectable.

Focus modes

  • Continuous AF mode (when using LCD monitor)
  • Single AF mode (when not using LCD monitor and/or selectable from shooting menu)
  • Manual 50 steps from 2cm to infinity with Focus Confirmation indication

Focus range: 30 cm (11.8 inc.) to infinity; 2 cm (0.8 in.) to infinity in Macro mode

Optical viewfinder: Real-image zoom viewfinder; dioptre adjustment: -2 ~ +1 M-1; LED indication.

LCD monitor: 1.8-in., 110,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD (LED backlight); brightness (5 levels)/hue (11 steps) adjustment; frame coverage: approx. 97%.

Auto OFF mode: 30 sec; can also be set manually to 1, 5 or 30 min.

Storage: System RGB EXIF file (uncompressed TIFF or compressed JPEG) Design rule for camera file system (DFC)

Media: CompactFlash Type I and Type II.

Number of frames with 16Mb CF Card (approx)

  Image size
FULL UXGA SXGA XGA VGA 3:2

Image
quality

Hi 1         1
Fine 10 16 24 37 86 11
Normal 19 31 47 69 144 22
Basic 37 59 86 121 229 42

Shooting modes: fully automatic ([A]-REC) mode; Custom ([M]-REC) mode (three combinations of mode settings can be memorized)

Shooting menu options:

  • White Balance
  • Exposure Metering
  • Continuous
  • Best-Shot Selector (BSS)
  • Lens
  • Image Adjustment (auto/normal/more contrast/less contrast/lighten/darken)
  • Image Sharpening
  • Digital zoom (up to 4x)
  • Noise Reduction
  • Saturation control

Capture modes:

  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Multi-Shot 16 (16 frames in 1/16 size)
  • VGA Sequences
  • Ultra high-speed Continuous (approx. 30fps for 70 QVGA-size images)
  • Movie (40 sec. for QVGA-size images at 15 fps)

Exposure metering: 4-mode TTL metering

  • 256-segment Matrix
  • Centre-weighted
  • Spot
  • AF spot shutter

Shutter: Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter; 8 to 1/2300 sec and bulb (up to 60 sec.)

Aperture: 7-blade iris diaphragm; 10 steps in 1/3 EV increments.

Exposure control

  • Programmed auto with flexible program
  • Shutter-priority auto
  • Aperture-priority auto
  • Manual; exposure compensation (+/-2 EV in 1/3 EV steps);

Auto Exposure Bracketing: (5 steps within +/-2/3 EV).

Exposure range: EV -2 .2 to +17 (W), EV -0.3 to +18.1 (T) (ISO 100 equivalent).

Sensitivity (approx.): ISO 100 equivalent; 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto; can be controlled in any exposure mode.

White Balance:

  • Matrix Auto White Balance with TTL control
  • 5-mode manual with fine tuning fine, incandescent, fluorescent, cloud, Speedlight
  • Preset
  • White balance bracketing

Self-timer: 10 sec or 3 sec duration.

Built-in Speedlight:

  • Pop-up type
  • Guide number: 10 (at ISO100/m)
  • Flash control: sensor flash system

Flash modes:

  • Auto flash
  • Anytime flash
  • Slow sync
  • Red-eye reduction

External Speedlight: Multi-flash sync terminal connects to external Nikon Speedlight SB-28DX/28/26/25/24/22s through the Multi-flash bracket unit SK-E900; built-in Speedlight can be canceled when using external Speedlight(s).

Playback menu options:

  • 1 frame
  • Thumbnail (4/9 segments)
  • Slide show
  • Enlarged playback (up to 6x)
  • Histogram indication and highlight point display; Focus confirmation indication; Hide and protect attributes can be set to each image

Interface: USB interface.

Platform:

Windows Macintosh

OS

  • Windows 98/98SE
  • Windows 2000,
  • Windows ME or later pre-installed model.

OS

  • Mac OS 8.6, 9, 9.1
  • Only models with built-in USB ports are supported.

CPU

  • MMX Pentium or later.

Models

  • iMac, iBook, Power G3 (Blue/White), G4 or later, PowerBook G3 (USB built-in model) or later.

I/O terminal:

  • Power input;
  • Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable)
  • Digital output terminal (USB/Remote Cord)
  • Sync terminal for external Speedlight

Power requirements: 2CR5/DL245 lithium battery, lithium ion EN-EL1 battery, AC adapter (optional).

Battery life: Approx 110min when using LCD monitor and EN-EL1 battery at 20degC (68degF).

Dimensions (W x H x D):138x82x40mm.

Weight (without battery): Approx 390g.

Accessories included: Lens cap, neck strap, video cable, 16Mb CompactFlash card, USB cable, rechargeble Li-ion battery EN-EL1, battery charger MH-50, Nikon View V4 CD-ROM, Photoshop 5.0 LE CD-ROM.

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