01-15-2002, 10:10 AM
Compdirect.com has pretty good deals on Coolpix. The price of Coolpix 950 is $339. No pricematching- No rebates.
01-15-2002, 12:40 PM
nice deal. comp direct does not have a bizrate rating though. maybe you will want to do a pricematch from amazon or something.
i did a pricematch for my 995 before christmas and it went through no problems.....
01-15-2002, 02:33 PM
does anyone have any opinions/ratings on this camera. i am looking to buy a midrange digital and this price looks too good to be true!! anyone have one that they can give a firsthand rating?? thanks:angel:
01-15-2002, 04:26 PM
You can go to dpreview.com to get the review. I also checked out compdirect and it says it is class 1 refurbished product. Although it comes with 90 days warranty from Nikon. Does anyone have any idea about this stuff. Is there any other recomendations for a digital camera within $400.
01-15-2002, 11:02 PM
I don't know... it's a little slim on features...
"Specifications CCD 1/2-inch high-density CCD, Total number of pixels: 2.11 million Image Size Choice of 3 pixel sizes: 1) 1,600 x 1,200 pixels (UXGA), 2) 1,024 x 768 pixels (XGA), 3) 640 x 480 (VGA) Lens 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens; multi-coated, 9 elements in 7 groups, aspherical glass lens; f = 7mm to 21mm with macro (35mm format equivalent: 38mm to 115mm); F2.6 ~ 4; Fisheye, Wide-angle, and Telephoto adapter can be attached (optional) Digital zoom 4-step digital zoom: 1.25x / 1.6x / 2x / 2.5x Autofocus Contrast-detect TTL autofocus; 4,746-step autofocus control Focus mode Selectable by menu on LCD : 1) Continuous AF mode, 2) Single AF mode, 3) Manual Focus (10 steps from approx. 4 inches (0.1m) to infinity) Shooting distance 12 inches to infinity, 0.8 inches to infinity in macro mode Exposure metering 3-mode TTL metering, 256-element Matrix, Spot, and Center-weighted Shutter Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter 1/750 to 8 sec. Aperture Electro-magnetic drive rounded diaphragm opening; 3 steps at F2.6/F4/F7 (Wide end), F11.4 minimum (Tele end) Exposure control Programmed Auto Exposure (AE), Shutter-priority Auto, Aperture-priority Auto, Manual exposure compensation (±2EV in 1/3 EV steps) Exposure range EV-2~15.5 (W), EV-0.8~16.7 (T), ISO 100 equivalent Sensitivity ISO 80; Gain increase available: 1) Default (ISO 80), 2) 100 (ISO 100), 3) +1 (ISO 160), 4) +2 (ISO 320) White balance Automatic TTL homing system, can be set manually for 1) sunny, 2) cloudy, 3) incandescent, 4) fluorescent, and 5) flash conditions. Preset white balance available, which allows users to set white balance using a white subject, such as a white card or sheet of white paper, prior to actual shooting Tone curve selection 5 User selectable image tone curve settings: Standard Contrast+ Contrast- Brightness+ Brightness- Self-timer Selectable 10-second or 3-second duration Viewfinder Real image optical zoom viewfinder; Magnification: 0.44x to 1.2x; Frame coverage 80 ~ 85%; Diopter adjustment: -2 to +1 dpt.; LED indication for Speedlight Ready and Focus Ready LCD monitor 2-inch, 130,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD; Adjustable back light; Update rate: 30 frames/sec.; Frame coverage: approx. 97% Auto power save Factory default 30 seconds auto shut-off; can be changed to 1, 5, or 30 min. Image recording File Format - TIFF RGB (Uncompressed) or JPEG (Exif 2.1); 24 bit RGB color Multiple folders supported - Folders except for the default folder can be renamed Mode - Hi = Uncompressed RGB TIFF, Fine = 1:4 JPEG, Normal = 1:8 JPEG, Basic = 1:16 JPEG (Approx.) Storage Media - Removable CompactFlash™ card Capacity* - Hi = 1 img., Fine = 8 imgs., Normal = 16 imgs., Basic = 32 imgs. (8MB) * Number of images may vary depending on the image captured and the resolution selected. Shooting mode Fully automatic mode (A-REC); Programmable manual mode (M-REC); allows 3 custom groups of settings chosen from shooting menu options Shooting menu Metering Capture mode Sensitivity White balance Tone compensation Best-shot selector Monochrome Digital zoom Converters (for adapter lenses) Auto file numbering Best-shot selector Camera takes 10 shots automatically (within approx. 1.5 fps) and records the most detailed image of the shots using anti-jitter logic, which is effective for telephoto shooting and macro shooting. Not available when the Speedlight is on Capture mode Single Continuous High-speed continuous Multiple continuous Capture speed Single mode: Approx. 1 fps for full size or smaller size images. Users need to release the shutter button after every shot. Continuous mode: Approx. 1.5 fps for full size or smaller size images up to 10 images. Camera captures 1 frame every 0.8 sec. when the shutter button is depressed. High-speed continuous mode: Approx 2 fps for VGA size images up to 60 images. Camera captures 1 VGA size image every 0.5 sec. when the shutter button is depressed. Image size is fixed in VGA in this mode. Multiple continuous: Approx. 2 fps. Camera captures 16 continuous images and puts all 16 into 1 full-size image frame. Built-in Speedlight Guide number - 30 feet (at ISO 100) Flash modes - 1) Auto-flash, 2) Flash-off, 3) Force fill flash, 4) Slow-sync and 5) Red-eye reduction (Flashes for 0.8 sec. before main flash) External Speedlight - Multi-flash sync terminal connects to external Nikon Speedlight SB-28, SB-26, SB-25, SB-24, SB-22s through the Multi-flash Bracket Unit (SK-E900). Built-in Speedlight can be disabled when external Speedlight is used Playback function 1 Frame Thumbnails Slide show 2x or 3x zoom playback with panning capability, Hide and protect attributes can be set for each image Delete function Deletes all frames or selected frames Platform Windows® 95/98, NT4.0 or later, Macintosh® OS 7.6 or later Interface Serial interface (Windows: 115 kbps, Macintosh: 230 kbps) Video output NTSC video signal output for image display on standard TV set I/O terminal Power input, video output, Serial port, Sync terminal for external Speedlight(s) Power requirements 4 x Alkaline, 1.2V Ni-Cd, 1.5 NiMH or 1.5V FR-6 Lithium AA batteries, AC adapter (optional)Battery life Approx. 60 min. with LCD monitor on using alkaline batteries at room temperature. Approx. 90 min. in playback mode Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.6 x 3.0 x 1.4 in. Weight Approx. 12.3 oz. without batteries Tripod mount Built-in Warranty 1 year Accessories included Soft case, Strap, Video Cable; 8MB CompactFlash™ card , Serial Cable (Windows), Mac adapter; NikonView Version 2.5 CD ROM, Lens cap; 4 AA batteries, "Open me first" envelope; Registration / Warranty card, Fast Track Guide, Hardware & Software Manuals Bundled software NikonView Version 2, Hotshots (PictureWorks), IPIX (Interactive Pictures) Optional accessories Wide angle adapter: WC-E24 Number of lenses: Two elements in two groups Magnification: x0.66 Combined focal length: 24mm - 72mm (35mm equivalent) Combined F number: 2.4 at maximum angle Angle: 88° at maximum angle Minimum distance: Approximately 2 inches from the lens Dimension: 1.95-inch diameter x 0.98-inch length Weight: 2.04 oz. Fisheye lens: FC-E8 Number of lenses: Five elements in four groups Magnification: x0.209 Combined focal length: 8mm (35mm equivalent) Combined F number: 2.4 Angle: 183° Tele converter lens: TC-E2 Number of lenses: Four elements in three groups Magnification: x2.0 Combined focal length: 230mm (35mm equivalent) Combined F number: F4 (E950), F3.6 (E900) Angle: 11° Dimension: 1.77-inch diameter x 2.56-inch length Weight: Approximately 5.29 oz. AC adapter EH-30 CompactFlash™ cards EC-64CF, EC-96CF PC card adapter: EC-AD1 USB CompactFlash™ Reader Coolpack: Case, rechargeable batteries and filters "
01-17-2002, 03:58 PM
I just looked up the camera at pricegrabber and read the review of CompDirect(which naturally had the cheapest price on the camera). Seems like it's better to stay away from this merchant. go read'em yourself.
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