Summary: In 2001 when the Coolpix 995 was introduced, it marked the last of its 9xx series and IMHO the best camera of its class. The variety of attachable lens (two wide-angle lenses, a super wide-angle fisheye) made it into a complete small camera. 13 years later and my already owning most of the other coolpix accessories made this camera worth owning.
Summary: I bought the Nikon Coolpix 995 3.2 Megapixel three weeks ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this inexpensive camera. It has a 1M-pixel camera, video camera, and speakerphone. The Nikon Coolpix 995 3.2 Megapixel's size is perfect for carrying in a small bag and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly 4 hours. , I'd recommend the camera if you're on a budget.
Summary: I purchased this used digital camera to take better images of my products. I had trouble with other camera because they did not capture the true colors of my handcrafted quilts. I purchased the Coolpix 995 from a great e-bay seller and professional photographer, and he included lots of extras that I am still trying to master with periodic e-mails to him as to my progress.
Summary: Nikon COOLPIX 995 is a camera that is has tons of features, the nomenclature is extensive and it is easy to use. This camera is so powerful and has so many great things, even writing a summary is difficult. This camera has full shutter/aperture features it quickly replaced my SLR film camera, without missing a beat. Also has Programmed Auto, where the camera automatically controls shutter speed and aperture.
Summary: I bought mine about 2 months ago and have had great results with it. It's not quite the quality of my 35mm or my medium format but I DO LOVE the ability to shoot and immediately download the images to the computer and print them out. I use the camera for composition and ideas and then return to the location and shoot the scene with my medium format. If you are shooting snapshots the 995 might be a bit overkill. You will probably never need most of the features.
Summary: A couple of weeks ago I gave my new CoolPix 995 a five-star rating after very limited use. Now, after a week of taking a lot of pictures I discovered some shortcomings: (1) In only about a week I lost the cover cap for the auxiliary flash sync terminal, and since I had not even attempted another flash source I claim that the cap comes off 'way too easily. (How do I obtain a replacement?
Summary: Purchased this camera a month ago along with the wide angle and 3x telephoto lenses. Nikon is known for their superior optics which this camera and lenses exemplify. The only downer on the camera is that the lense zoom drive is a little noisy. Also would have preferred commercially available batteries rather than propietary recharables. Would also recommend getting a larger flash card (128M or better). On the positive side... and there is a very large positive side...
Summary: I bought the Coolpix 995 to shoot action pictures of BMX, snowboarding, skateboarding etc. Part of my decision was based on the extras that I was able to add to the camera, like different lenses and external flashes. I have added the fisheye wide-angle lense and the SB50 flash and necessary mounting bracket. For regular, goof-proof shooting, the camera is excellent. The pictures are very clear with acurate colors and the main controls are quite simple.
Summary: Strengths: 1. 4x optical zoom. Most digicams in this price range only have 3x, and most lower-priced cameras only have a 2x or no zoom at all. 2. Pop-up flash. Many owners of the Coolpix 990 and 950 have significant red-eye trouble. Popping up the flash on the 995 gets it far enough away from the lens to eliminate most red-eye troubles. 3. High resolution. 3.3 megapixels in a quality camera like this is more than enough for most serious amateurs.