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Nikon Coolpix 950

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of Nikon Coolpix 950. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and portability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. Opinions about the energy efficiency and screen are mixed. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and sensor.

performance, usability, image quality, portability, lens

price, battery, shutter, sensor, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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EISA Award - Best Product

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Nikon Coolpix 950


Nikon Coolpix 950 is a compact digital camera that breaks the 2 megapixel barrier. The high image resolution is supported by a sharp 3x zoom lens, an ingenious exposure system and comprehensive manual setting options. It also synchronizes external...

Jun, 1999

TIPA Award!

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Nikon Coolpix 950

Jan, 1999

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Nikon Coolpix 950


The Coolpix 950 was one of the first true photo-quality digital cameras to appear. Although it has now been outmoded by far superior models, it's still worth considering if you haven't yet moved to digital and want a bargain.

Feb, 2001

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Nikon Coolpix 950


Since the story broke back in mid--February, the Nikon Coolpix 950 (referred to as the 950 from now onwards) has generated a fever which has gripped the digital photography world on the Internet, firstly with its announcement and the rush from the...

Overall excellent image quality (detail, balance and colour saturation) ; Higher resolution (1600 x 1200) ; Great optics (bright and sharp) ; Little or no need for post-processing correction / sharpening of images ; Solid construction (metal case,...

Barrel distortion ; Colour fringing on high contrast areas ; Zooming from wide to tele could be faster (3.5s) ; Sometimes poor low light focusing (really could have done with an assist light) ; Inability to use Shutter Priority in anything but ISO 80 ;...

I got an email from a reader of the site who was asking me how I would rate the camera, I've previously tried not to have a "stars" rating or "out of ten" as it's really very subjective but for this camera I feel confident enough to do just that.

Apr, 1999

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Nikon Coolpix 950 Review


Why would this be so? For people new to the digital camera market this behaviour probably seems a little extreme. The excitement around the 950 grew up from the reputation of the Nikon Coolpix 900s (also known as the E910 in Japan), this very fine...

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Nikon Coolpix 950


It uses the same 28mm filter threads as the older 900 and 900s so it can mount the existing Nikon wideangle and fisheye lenses as well as all of the Raynox and other third-party filters and lenses. Nikon will be offering a new 2X telephoto adapter that...

May, 1999

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Digital Cameras - Nikon CoolPix 950 Digital Camera Review


Optics The CoolPix 950's lens appears very similar to that on the CoolPix 900, although we understand that some changes were made to accommodate the larger 1/2-inch CCD sensor element. The lens is glass (as opposed to plastic), composed of 9 elements...

The Coolpix 950 is the first digicam in Nikon's line of popular digital cameras to break the 2-megapixel barrier, boasting a 1/2-inch , 2.11-megapixel CCD capable of producing prints as large as 8 x 10 inches. Measuring just 5.6 x 3 x 1.4 inches, and...

Feb, 1999

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Coolpix 950 Review


last update: 8 February, 2004 The Basics Handling Exposure Autofocus Drawbacks Positives Footnote Even if you're a dedicated 35mm aficionado, you've probably been intrigued by the Nikon Coolpix digital cameras. Have they reached the point where they're...

The 950 has a 2-megapixel sensor, the 990 uses a 3-megapixel sensor. Those numbers aren't useful for comparisons, though. In practice, the 950 produces 1600 x 1200 pixel images while the manages 2048 by 1536. What that means in practice is that the 950...

The 950 has a 2-megapixel sensor, the 990 uses a 3-megapixel sensor. Those numbers aren't useful for comparisons, though. In practice, the 950 produces 1600 x 1200 pixel images while the manages 2048 by 1536. What that means in practice is that the 950...

Nov, 2003

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Nikon CoolPix 950



Jul, 2003

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Nikon Coolpix 950


While "professional" digital still cameras can cost up to $30,000, the Nikon CoolPix 950 packs 2.11 million pixels and has a list price of $1,000. Street prices are considerably cheaper

The lens is a 7 to 20mm zoom with a macro mode; that's the equivalent of 38 to 115 mm in a 35-mm camera. There are fisheye, wide-angle and telephoto adapters available. The aperture is f/2.6 to 4. There is a digital zoom (think of it as in-camera...

Jun, 1999

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