Nikon - Nikon Coolpix 990

 
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Nikon Coolpix 990 Digital camera Review

Coolpix 990 Specifications

Type Of Camera Digital Camera
CCD 1/1.8-in. high-density CCD; total number of pixels: 3.34 million
Image size 2,048 x 1,536 pixels
XGA-size (1,024 x 768)
VGA-size (640 x 480)
3:2 (2,048 x 1,360) selectable
Lens 3x Zoom-Nikkor; f = 8-24mm (equivalent to 38-115mm) F2.5-4 with macro; 9 elements in 8 groups; all glass
Autofocus Contrast-detect TTL AF; 4,896-step autofocus control including macro range
5-area Multi AF or Spot AF selectable
Focus modes 1) Continuous AF mode (when using LCD monitor)
2) Single AF mode (when not using LCD monitor and/or selectable from shooting menu)
3) Manual [50 steps from 2cm (0.8 in.) to infinity with Peaking indication]
Shooting distance 30cm (11.8 in.) to infinity
2cm (0.8 in.) to infinity in Macro mode
Optical viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
magnification: 0.4~1.1x
frame coverage: approx. 85%
diopter adjustment: -2~+1 DP
LCD monitor 1.8-in., 110,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD
brightness/hue adjustment
frame coverage: approx. 97% (through/freeze image)
Auto OFF mode 30 sec.; can be set manually (1/5/30 min.)
Image Storage uncompressed TIFF or compressed JPEG
Media CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
Shooting modes Fully automatic ([A]-REC) mode
Custom ([M]-REC) mode (three combinations of mode settings can be memorized)
Shooting menu 1) White balance
2) Exposure metering
3) Continuous
4) Best-Shot Selector (BSS)
5) Converters
6) Tone compensation (Auto/Normal/More Contrast/Less Contrast/Lighten/Darken/Monochrome)
7) Image Sharpening
8) Digital zoom (stepless, up to 4x)
Capture modes 1) Single
2) Continuous
3) Multi-Shot 16 (16 frames in 1/16 size)
4) VGA Sequence
5) Ultra High-speed Continuous (approx. 30 fps for 80 QVGA-size images)
6) Movie (40 sec. for QVGA-size images at 15 fps)
Exposure metering 4-mode TTL metering:
1) 256-segment Matrix
2) Center-Weighted
3) Spot and
4) Spot AF Area
Shutter Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
Bulb (max 60 secs), 8 sec. to 1/1,000 sec.
Aperture 7-blade iris diaphragm
3 EV range in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure control 1) Programmed Auto with Flexible Program
2) Shutter-Priority Auto (with Sensitivity control)
3) Aperture-Priority Auto
4) Manual; Exposure Compensation (±2 EV in 1/3 EV steps)
Auto Bracketing (5 steps within ±2/3 EV)
Exposure range EV -2~+15.5 (W), EV -0.8~+16.7 (T) (ISO 100 equivalent)
ISO Sensitivity 100, 200, 400 or Auto
White balance 1) Matrix Auto White Balance with TTL control
2) 5-mode Manual with 7-step fine tuning (Fine/Incandescent/Fluorescent/ Cloudy/Speedlight)
3) Preset
Self-timer 10 sec. or 3 sec. duration
Built-in Speedlight Guide number 9/30 (at ISO 100, m/ft.)
Flash control Flash modes:
1) Auto Flash
2) Flash Cancel
3) Anytime Flash
4) Slow Sync
5) Red-Eye Reduction
External Speedlight Multi-flash sync terminal connects to external Nikon Speedlight SB-28/28DX/26/25/24/22 through the Multi-Flash Bracket Unit SK-E900; built-in Speedlight can be canceled when using external Speedlight(s)
Playback menu 1) 1 frame
2) Thumbnail (4/9 segments)
3) Slide show
4) Zoom playback (stepless up to 3x)
Histogram indication & highlight point display
Peaking indication
Hide and protect attributes can be set to each image
Delete function Deletes all frames or selected frames
Interface USB interface; Serial interface (Windows: 115kbps, Macintosh: 230kbps)
Video output NTSC or PAL (selectable)
I/O terminal Power input
Video output
Digital output terminal (USB/Serial)
Sync terminal for external Speedlight
Bundled Software NikonView Version 3, Altimira Group's Genuine Fractals 2.0 LE, Canto's Cumulus 5.0 LE Image and Asset Management Software, iPIX's Immersive Imaging Software, and QuickTime Video Version 4. Great Photo! image correction software for Mac and PC to be added by June 2000. The Reference CD-ROM includes Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0, Instructions for Using Nikon View Version 3, and Nikon's "Guide to Digital Photography" (Online Camera Manual for the CoolPix 990).
Power requirements 4 x 1.5V alkaline "AA"-size batteries; 1.5V FR6 lithium or 1.2V Ni-MH “AA"-size batteries can also be used; AC adapter (optional)
Battery life Approx. 1.5 hrs. when using LCD monitor and four 1.5V alkaline "AA"-size batteries at normal temperature (20(C/68(F)
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
Approx. 5.9 x 3.1 x 1.5 in. (2.5 in. at grip)
Weight
(without battery)
Approx. 370g (13.1 oz.)

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