In the base of the handgrip
is the battery compartment, again another
very solid piece of design which incorporates
a sliding lock which must be pushed upwards
(red dot showing) before sliding the door
Noteably this is the only
piece of plastic which makes up the exterior
of the camera.
Compact Flash Compartment
Here you can see the compact
flash compartment, protected by a rubberised
door which "pushes" into place,
the new flip/push eject button (same as PCMCIA
ejectors in laptops) works efficiently, ejecting
the CF card without any strain on the card.
Note, this is a CF Type I slot
and will not take CF type II cards (such as
the 340MB IBM microdrive).
about the CF compartment door is that on occasions
it would flop open (there's really nothing to hold
it closed other than friction).
images above you can also see the badly positioned
tripod mount (although, with this compact design and
bottom compartment layout there's hardly anywhere
else to put it). So, unfortunately, when the CP950
is on a tripod or tripod quick release (such as Manfrotto
tripods utilise) you cannot eject the CF card or change
the batteries without unscrewing the tripod mount.
(cunning red rubber
band is an optional extra)
Shown left, the
video connector (cable included, output varies PAL/NTSC
by region) for connecting to a TV or VCR and DC power
(AC adapter not included, 6.5V +ve center).
External Nikon Speedlight Flash connector
(with protective plastic cap removed).
Here shown the serial RS232/RS432 cable
(included) connector. Up to 115Kbp/s on a PC and 230Kbp/s
on a Mac
Shame Nikon didn't decide to go with USB, serial
is almost pointless for a camera which generates 500KB-1MB image
the camera is this very attractive soft padded case (ahem).
Actually an improvement over the previous Coolpix 9xx case,
has several "hard" sections internally and a belt
strap on the side (although I found the 950 just a little
too big and a little too heavy to carry on my belt). Also
supplied is a shoulder strap.
Supplied Software / Manuals
At the time of writing this review
software and manuals were not included with the review unit.