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3.3 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX 950

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Overall 2
2.0

Expert Review

energenix
23 June 2012

Coolpix 950 Review

By Thom
28 November 2003
  • Excerpt: last update: 8 February, 2004 The Basics Handling Exposure Autofocus Drawbacks Positives Footnote Even if you're a dedicated 35mm aficionado, you've probably been intrigued by the Nikon Coolpix digital cameras. Have they reached the point where they're good enough to use in place of a film-based camera? What do you gain and/or lose by going digital?
  • Pros: The 950 has a 2-megapixel sensor, the 990 uses a 3-megapixel sensor. Those numbers aren't useful for comparisons, though. In practice, the 950 produces 1600 x 1200 pixel images while the manages 2048 by 1536. What that means in practice is that the 950 produces great 5" x 7" prints (and an adequate 8" x 10"), while the 990 produces good 8" x 10" (and an adequate 11" x 14" if you've got a printer that can handle larger paper)., The 990's shutter goes to 1/1000 and incl...
  • Cons: The 950 has a 2-megapixel sensor, the 990 uses a 3-megapixel sensor. Those numbers aren't useful for comparisons, though. In practice, the 950 produces 1600 x 1200 pixel images while the manages 2048 by 1536. What that means in practice is that the 950 produces great 5" x 7" prints (and an adequate 8" x 10"), while the 990 produces good 8" x 10" (and an adequate 11" x 14" if you've got a printer that can handle larger paper)., The 990's shutter goes to 1/1000 and incl...
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Construction 10
10

Expert Review

DP Review
28 July 2003
  • Excerpt: would this be so? For people new to the digital camera market this behaviour probably seems a little extreme. The excitement around the 950 grew up from the reputation of the Nikon Coolpix 900s (also known as the E910 in Japan), this very fine camera opened peoples eyes to the abilities of digital cameras to capture the moment in a high quality, detailed and well balanced manner, some people found it's swivel body design (now inherited by the 950) a little quirky but...
  • Pros: Overall excellent image quality (detail, balance and colour saturation), Higher resolution (1600 x 1200), Great optics (bright and sharp), Little or no need for post-processing correction / sharpening of images, Solid construction (metal case, improved controls, improved swivel), Swivelling lens barrel, Excellent matrix metering, The continual focusing (4700+ focus points) makes for fast focus and fast shots, Much improved built-in flash, External flash sync connector...
  • Cons: Barrel distortion, Colour fringing on high contrast areas, Zooming from wide to tele could be faster (3.5s), Sometimes poor low light focusing (really could have done with an assist light), Inability to use Shutter Priority in anything but ISO 80, Poorly positioned tripod mount (cannot access CF or batteries without removing the camera from the tripod), No support for CF type II cards, Serial port (what's wrong with USB, Nikon?), Small bundled CF card (8MB on a 2 mega...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

energenix
13 September 2001

Expert Review

Dc Resource
23 December 1999
  • Excerpt: The new 2,000,000+ pixel cameras are here, and two of the hottest are the Nikon Coolpix 950 ($999), and the Olympus C-2000Z ($999). I was able to test both of them to see how they compare, and I also tested them against my old Olympus D-600L, to see if the move to 2 Megapixels is really worth it.The modes you can choose from are a little different here.
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Nikon CoolPix 950

PC Authority
28 July 2003

Nikon Coolpix 950

digitalkamera.de
12 October 1999
  • Excerpt: Eine der derzeit populärsten Digitalkameras, die Nikon Coolpix 950, haben wir jetzt einmal gründlich unter die Lupe genommen und auf Praxistauglichkeit sowie Kompatibilität mit Zubehör von Nikon und Fremdherstellern untersucht. Die Verwendung von optischem Zubehör von Fremdherstellern ist jetzt möglich, weil der Zubehörhersteller Hama seit kurzem einen Adapterring vom exotischen Filtergewinde-Durchmesser der Nikon Coolpix 950 (28 mm) auf den bei Videokameras...
  • Pros: professionelles "Look and Feel", schwenkbarer Monitor, optimale Systemblitz-Ansteuerung
  • Cons: Autofokus nicht kontinuierlich, Autofokus mit nur einem Messfeld, hoher Preis
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