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Nikon COOLPIX 990

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Nikon Coolpix 990

PC Magazine
3 September 2002
  • Excerpt: As one of the first 3.4-megapixel cameras on the market, the Nikon Coolpix 990 raised the bar for other cameras. Despite its high cost, the Coolpix doesn't include an AC adapter, batteries, or a carrying case, so buyers can expect to add $50 to $100 to the price tag. At first glance, the Coolpix looks like a large point-and-shoot camera that's been cut in half and put back together incorrectly. But the Coolpix feels and operates very much like a high-end camera.
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Coolpix 990 Review

By Thom
20 July 2002
  • Excerpt: Great things sometimes come in small packages. The Coolpix 990 proves why it was named Time's product of the year (2001).
  • Pros: 2048 x 1536 Basic -- 19 pictures, 2048 x 1536 Normal -- 10, 2048 x 1536 Fine -- 5, 2048 x 1536 Hi -- 0 (one image takes over 9MBs), 1024 x 768 Basic -- 73, 1024 x 768 Normal -- 38, 1024 x 768 Fine -- 19, 640 x 480 Basic -- 161, 640 x 480 Normal -- 91, 640 x 480 Fine -- 48, Extreme Light Conditions . The ISO 100 sensitivity is a little on the low side, and the camera can only shoot up to EV 15.5 at wide angle (EV 16.7 at telephoto). In bright snow or sunny conditions, ...
  • Cons: 2048 x 1536 Basic -- 19 pictures, 2048 x 1536 Normal -- 10, 2048 x 1536 Fine -- 5, 2048 x 1536 Hi -- 0 (one image takes over 9MBs), 1024 x 768 Basic -- 73, 1024 x 768 Normal -- 38, 1024 x 768 Fine -- 19, 640 x 480 Basic -- 161, 640 x 480 Normal -- 91, 640 x 480 Fine -- 48, Excellent Color Rendition. I've seen digital cameras that require lots of fiddling in Photoshop to get the color balance correct. The Nikon Coolpix cameras, while not providing the most saturated co...
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Overall 9
Value for money 10
Features 10
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 9
Construction 9

Expert Review

DP Review
15 May 2002
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Nikon Coolpix 990: (3 megapixel compact prosumer) Where should I start? Nikon have taken one of the most capable, reliable and popular digital cameras of 1999 and brought it up to the next level. They've avoided simply upgrading the imager and have updated the camera inside and out, lots of new features, fixes to old niggles and improvements on what was already a great digital camera.
  • Pros: Class leading image quality, great resolution, colour balance, sharpness, Plenty of pixels (2048 x 1536), New 7-blade Iris Diaphragm increases exposure options and aperture selection, Lots of manual features including shutter priority, aperture priority and full manual modes, Lots of purists features (TIFF, no sharpening, no image effects), Good control over internal imaging algorithms (contrast, sharpness and saturation control), Continuous focusing cuts down AF lag,...
  • Cons: Chromatic Abberations visible at wide angles, Barrel & Pincushion distortion, Still a little red channel noise in blue skies, Low light / Long exposure noise, Self-Timer cancels itself after each shot, Low light AF is poor, the Coolpix's need an AF lamp!, Noisy focus system, Flash still causes red-eye, Histogram not implemented in record mode preview (in playback mode it's just a bit of fluff, in record mode it's a useful tool), Plastic cover over LCD needs an anti-re...
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Overall 6

Expert Review

9 May 2002

Album: Nikon 990

5 November 2005

Kipróbáltuk: Nikon Coolpix990

14 April 2002
  • Summary: Idén január végén a 3,3 megapixeles hullám elején a többi gyártó közt a Nikon is bemutatta a 2000-es évre szánt digitális kompakt gépét. A Coolpix 990-es a 1998-ban útjára bocsátott 9xx széria 3. generációs tagja úgy tűnik nem csak képminőségben és szolgáltatásválasztékban tud többet elődeinél, de azok gyermekbetegségeit kinőve igazán könnyen használható gép lett.
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Nikon Coolpix 990

18 August 2000
  • Excerpt: Seit dem 900er-Modell fährt Nikon mit der Coolpix-9xx-Serie auf Erfolgskurs. Jede Ankündigung einer neuen Coolpix-Generation sorgt in der Branche für Aufruhr und für überstürzte Vorbestellungen. Nicht umsonst liegt die Coolpix-9xx-Serie weltweit mit an Spitze der Verkaufscharts bei den Kompakt-Digitalkameras. Dies wird auch bei der Coolpix 990 der Fall sein, die in der Praxis beweist, daß nicht nur der Name Nikon für die hohen Verkaufszahlen bürgt.
  • Pros: sehr großer Funktionsumfang, viele Möglichkeiten zur Bildbeeinflussung, Anzeige von Blende und Belichtungszeit, schwenkbarer Monitor
  • Cons: recht langsames Speichern
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