Summary: Many years ago I had this camera and it was a great camera 10 years ago... and still pretty good today... the megapixel amount is laughable..however..with a few modifications this camera is one of the best infrared converted cameras you can buy. Easy to disassemble ..remove IR blocking filter.. insert a new hot mirror or plain glass and use an external ir filter... takes awesome IR pics and a lot cheaper than buying a D50 or D70 and modding a 500.00 to 1k camera .
Summary: We use these camera's at work to take photos through our microscopes. Because the lens does not move and is threaded, we can use this with an adapter from Zarf Enterprises to work with our microscopes. 2MP is not a problem for our 3x5 printed photos.
An oldie but great camera with some neat attributes.
11 March 2012
Summary: I am a Nikon fan so I’m bias. I bought my first 950 years ago. I have an underwater housing for it and have taken many great dive shots with it. I have moved to an 8 MG pixel system but picture quality of the 950 is good for an 8x10 print and I have pushed it beyond. I have bought 2 new 950's and two off E-bay. Besides the quality of the camera, the swivel head allows easy aiming of the camera for my day job which requires hard to reach industrial shots.
Summary: After many years of photographic experience, having earned a living with cameras for the past four decades. I started out with a 4x5 Speed Graphic and latched onto a 35mm SLR almost as soon as Pentax made them available, so I can speak from hands-on experience. This camera--the 950 Coolpix model is a royal pain in the ash!
Summary: This is a good Ebay picture taking camera for its close up shots. Not a good as the Nikon 990 but very close. One thing to watch out for is bad battery doors, Nikon made a good camera but fell short on the doors.
Summary: This camera has been the easiest camera ever to use and takes great pictures. As stated when i bought this that there is an issue with the battery cover. I need to keep an i on it and find a fix for future so the batteries from come out.
Summary: There is no such thing as a "mint" Coolpix 950 from Nikon. Even if it was brand new in the box, it would still not be "mint". The main reason is because of the "clock battery" on the internal circuit board which is inaccessible. The camera was made in 1999 and all of these clock batteries have expired and no longer function as intended. This means that when you set the clock after you turn the camera on, everything works until your AA batteries need to be replaced.
Summary: I really live this camera. The clarity it superb even at 2.1 megapixels. It has a macro feature which allows close up focus to be extra sharp. The lens rotates to orient the flash as needed. I haven't found anything else with the features of this unit. Great camera!
Nikon Coolpix 995 with WC-E63 wide angle still the best
18 October 2010
Summary: The Coolpix 950 camera and the WC-E63 wide angle lens were packed well and fast delivery - a great value. Thank you. In my view, the Coolpix 950/995 series are stil better than the "latest and greatest" digital cameras from Nikon, Canon et al - none of them can equal the view of the screw-on wide angle of the WC-E63 without spending over a thousand dollars for the lens alone.