Excerpt: 06/14/03 Conventional astrophotography began with a lot of fans, many amateur astronomers entered this branch of astronomy with many expectations, but when they discovered that it was not that simple since there are many things you have to consider like film type, camera, exposure time and the development of the negatives.
Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 775: (2 megapixel ultra-compact) The Coolpix 775 marks Nikon's first foray into the ultra-compact market. It has all the elements, it's small, very light, has good ergonomics (it's amazing what difference a decent hand grip can make) and a 3x optical zoom lens. Features are simple but adequate, the camera is easy to use, handle and is quick enough for its chosen market (except maybe for that 6 second start-up time).
Pros: Good metering, good tonal balance, relatively good colour, Noise free, 'smooth and clean' images, Auto white balance works well, manual preset option, Auto Focus is fast, good continuous AF, Good macro (at wide angle - barrel distortion is visible), Ultra-compact size, light weight, Comfortable ergonomics, hand grip helps small size, Easy to understand menus, thoughtful point-and-shoot features, Scene exposure modes, Good build quality, Automatic lens cover, Optional ...
Cons: Lens quality / barrel distortion at wide angle, Overall image softness, Didn't produce the resolution we'd expect of a second generation two megapixel digital camera, Some chromatic aberrations, Resets certain settings on power-up (flash, white bal., sharpening), Relatively slow startup time, Movie mode doesn't capture audio
Conclusion: Beginners will be content to rely on the 775's fully automatic, point-and-shoot mode, while more serious photographers will use the same mode but take advantage of the LCD menu options to adjust exposure compensation (-2 to +2 EV, in 0.3 EV increments); image sharpening (auto, normal, high, low, off); and white balance (auto, incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, sunny, flash, or manual -- the last a bit unusual in a consumer-oriented camera with no provision for manual...
Pros: Itty-bitty size, Rechargeable battery and charger included -- that's $40 or $50 worth of value right there, Scene exposure modes and best shot selection are great improvements on generic point-and-shoot
Cons: Slightly soft, "merely 2-megapixel" image quality is a letdown compared to other features, Typical bare-minimum 8MB instead of larger memory card, No uncompressed or TIFF image mode; no sound in video clips
the major camera manufacturers, Nikon probably has the smallest
product line. There's the Coolpix 995 at the top, the 885 in the
near-top, and the 775 at the bottom. Of course, the 775 isn't really
a "bottom of the line" camera -- it's more like a midrange
camera, like the Olympus D-510Z (see
our review), Fuji FinePix 2600Z, and Sony DSC-P50 (see
our review). Along the way, I will compare the Coolpix
775 ($449) to the competition, as much as possible.
Pros: Very good bundle, Support for conversion lenses, Very small and light, One touch image transfer
Cons: Proprietary battery, Lackluster photo quality, Feels "cheap", Not competitive with Sony and Olympus models in this price range
Excerpt: Continue on to Page Two Coolpix 775 Specifications CCD: 1/2.7-in Interline CCD; 2.14 million total pixels; 2.01 million effective pixels Image Size: Full (1600x1200), XGA (1024x768), VGA (640x480) Lens: 3x Zoom-Nikkor; f = 5.8 ~ 17.4mm (35mm equivalent to 38~115mm) F2.8 ~ 4.9 with macro Autofocus: Contrast-detect TTL AF Focus modes: 1) Continuous AF mode (when using LCD monitor) 2) Single AF mode (when not using LCD monitor) Shooting distance: 30cm (11.8 in.
Excerpt: Of all the little (lower resolution) point-and-shoots we've played with, we've got to say the CoolPix 775 was our favorite. It's so cute in a sturdy kind of way, handles well, is quick and responsive, and everything you need to know...
Summary: A Coolpix sorozat a kezdetben egy időben csak egy modellből állt, majd a félprofi vonal mellett megjelent egy hasonló tudású, de egyszerűbb és olcsóbb automata vonal is. Tavaly ez a sorozat is kettévált és megszületett a Nikon első igazi kompakt, automata digitális fényképezőgépe a 775-ös.
Summary: Net als de andere camera’s van Nikon produceert de Coolpix 775 foto’s met een koele kleurbalans. Als je de camera de beelden automatisch laat verscherpen zijn de foto’s verrassend genoeg wat minder scherp dan de andere 2 megapixeltoestellen. Gelukkig kan je een en ander manueel corrigeren. De detaillering is voldoende.
Excerpt: Nikon Coolpix 775 ble lansert i april 2001, presentert som et lite, ergonomisk og ikke minst brukervennlig kamera. Med et modushjul som gir rask tilgang til syv forskjellige innstillinger samt vanlig automodus med helmanuelle overstyringsmuligheter, er dette kameraet ment å være et hendig og anvendelig zoom-kamera innenfor Nikons Coolpix-serie.