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Nikon Coolpix 995

alaTest has collected and analyzed 735 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and performance. The lens and image quality also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the shutter and features. The responsiveness and portability get mixed views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 995 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix 995 2048X1536 3.34MP 16MB Camera Review - PCWorld


People who want excellent performance and maximum creative capabilities will like the Coolpix 995. But less-exacting users may prefer something less complicated.

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Nikon Coolpix 995


Nikon announced the 995 on 25 April 2001. It marks the latest incarnation of a series of Coolpix cameras which started back in 1998 with the 900. The design team for the 995 had a tough job, they had to evolve one of the most popular and revolutionary...

Excellent image quality, superb metering, good colour (better than 990) ; Relatively sharp with "expected" resolution ; Low image noise at ISO 100, relatively clean and usable ISO 200 (better than 990) ; Less red channel noise than the 990 ; Large...

Lens distortion quite apparent (both barrel and pincushion distortion) ; Chromatic aberrations are still visible (same level as 990) ; Corners of frame can sometimes appear un-sharp (lens) ; Relatively "slow" lens (F2.6 - F5.1) compared to some of the...

As an evolution the 995 certainly addresses quite a few of our comments / criticisms and those of 990 owners. It also carries forward the "9 series" model to a more rounded and complete conclusion. I'm sure many people will be wondering what's next for...


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Nikon Coolpix 995


The Coolpix 995's unique swivel design allows for a wider range of shooting angles, enhancing creative leeway. The photographer can decide on the camera position while rotating the camera body, and view the LCD panel from virtually any angle. This...

The Coolpix 995 sports a full range of exposure options; Program AE, Flexible Program, Shutter speed priority, Aperture priority, Full Manual, AE Bracketing of both the exposure value and white balance and Best Shot Selector. Shutter speeds from 8 to...

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Nikon CoolPix 995 Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


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I've seen plenty of color saturation-adjustment features on cameras before, but they very often overdo the effect, with the minimum adjustment steps resulting in either neon colors or very flat, washed-out looking pictures. The 995's color adjustments...

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Nikon Coolpix 995


What's in the Box

Excellent photo quality ; The camera for macro shots ; Every manual control ever conceived ; New 4X optical zoom lens ; Pop-up flash reduces redeye ; Support for external lenses, filters, and flashes ; Lots of info about your photos in playback mode

Proprietary battery ; No sound in movie mode ; Very complex- takes lots of time to learn

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...

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Nikon Coolpix 995 Review


An evolutionary step in the Coolpix line. Unfortunately, the step is a small one.

Excellent FINE JPEGs. Plenty of resolution to print 8x10" prints, and the color fidelity is excellent. JPEG artifacts at the Fine setting are minimal. Color fidelity is improved over the 990, as is saturation of some colors, such as yellows. Shadow...

Lens still has defects. The redesigned lens, while giving more telephoto reach, still has very visible barrel distortion and chromatic aberration. Both keep the Coolpix line from seriously crossing over into the pro world. And frankly, neither should...

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Nikon Coolpix 995


I've owned a 995 since 2001, added every possible accessory, and recently bought a second one on e-Bay. Didn't get used for several years, but I now use the two of them together for stereoscopic (3D) photos, and they work great. This is a Nikon...

Poor low-light, high ISO quality. Otherwise, no problems at all. Wonderful camera

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Owners Opinion: Nikon Coolpix 995 (noegd, 27 Jan 05)


I bought this one second hand on eBay (hence the excellent value for money). I love swivel bodies and this camera handles much like a DSLR: not only does it have a lot of features, but they are easy to access too! The exposure is usually spot on...


Product Specifications

Set your sights on a higher level in digital photography. Designed for the person who is passionate about photography, the Nikon Coolpix 995 merges the well-known Nikon Coolpix-style camera body with all the advantages of digital technology. Its 4x Zoom-Nikkor lens gets you close to the action, and the 4x stepless digital zoom let you capture intricate details missed by other cameras. At any distance, Coolpix 995 takes sharp, clear pictures with brilliant color through its 3.34-megapixel CCD. High-resolution images contain a wealth of information that result in pictures with exceptional clarity and detail. Versatile exposure controls and multiple flash modes maximize your creative potential in any shooting situation. Tailor image resolution levels to meet your exact needs, and download images with a few simple mouse clicks through the standard USB interface for Plug and Play compatibility with the latest PCs and Macintosh computers. Nikon Coolpix 995. Simply a higher standard in digital photography.

Audio Input

Type: None

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash/Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:CompactFlash Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6-5.1
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:8mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical