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Nikon Coolpix 990 Specifications

Nikon Coolpix 990.. resting.. (click for larger image)

Body
Magnesium alloy, split swivel design (270 degree)
Street Price
US$900
Max resolution
2048 x 1536 (2048 x 1360 @ 3:2 ratio)
Low resolution
1024 x 768, 640 & 480
Image ratio w:h
4:3 (3:2 switchable)
CCD pixelsClick for help
3.34 megapixels (3.24 effective)
CCD sizeClick for help**
1/1.8" (0.556")
ISO ratingClick for help
Auto, 100, 200, 400
Zoom wide (W)Click for help
38 mm
Zoom tele (T)Click for help
115 mm (3 x)
Digital zoomClick for help
Yes, 1.2x - 4.0x in 0.2x steps
Auto Focus
Yes (Auto or five-area multi AF or spot AF)
Manual FocusClick for help
Yes, 50 positions, 2cm (0.8") - Infinity
Focusing accuracy
4896 steps, continuous AF
Normal focus range
30 cm
Macro focus range
2 cm
Lens
Nine elements in eight groups, ashperical lens element incldued.
Aperture
Seven blade iris diaphragm
White balance override
Yes - 5 position with fine tuning, manual preset
Aperture rangeClick for help
F2.5 - F7.0 (wide), F4.0 - F11 (tele)
Min shutterClick for help
8 s plus BULB
Max shutterClick for help
1/1000 s
Built-in Flash
Yes, internal
Flash Guide No.
9m/30ft at ISO 100
External Flash Yes, Nikon Speedlight sync connector
Flash modes
Auto, Fill-in, Anti-red-eye, Slow Sync, Off
Exposure adjustmentClick for help
-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
MeteringClick for help
256 Segment Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF Area (5 manually selectable points)
Aperture priorityClick for help
Yes, full range manual (10 positions)
Shutter priorityClick for help
Yes, full range manual (14 positions)
Lens thread
Yes, 28 mm
Continuous / Burst
Yes (1.5fps full size), 80 @ 320 x 240 (30 fps), 40 sec QuickTime (15 fps)
Tripod mount
Yes (rubber based)
Self-timer
Yes, 3s or 10s delay
Time-lapse recording
No
Video out
Yes (NTSC / PAL switchable)
Storage types
Compact Flash (Type I only)
Storage included
16 MB CompactFlash
Uncompressed format
Yes, TIFF
Compressed format
JPEG (EXIF)
Quality Levels
Hi (TIFF), Fine, Normal, Basic
Viewfinder
Optical (85% frame coverage)
LCD
1.8", 110,000 pixels (97% frame coverage)
Playback zoom
Yes, 1.2x to 4.0x in 0.2x steps
Operating system
Proprietary
Connectivity
USB & Serial PC / Mac
Battery / ChargerClick for help
No
BatteryClick for help
4 x AA (NiMH rechargeable recommended)
Weight (inc. batteries)
450 g (15.9 oz)
Dimensions
149 x 79 x 38 mm
(5.6" x 3.1" x 1.5")
Official Brochure Nikon Coolpix 880 Brochure (PDF - 786 KB)

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** 

What that means is that if it were a vidicon tube it would be 0.556 inches in diameter.

This measuring system is a leftover from the days of video TUBES and has nothing to do with the surface area of the chip in a direct sense. The Edmund Scientific Optics catalog has a sidebar that completely backs up the idea.

For instance, a "one inch" chip has a 16mm diagonal sensor array. A "one half inch" chip has an array of only 8mm in the diagonal. This means that the 1/1.8 = 0.555 inch measurement means NOTHING about the sensor array size. Unless they have changed the entire measurement system just for this chip, the actual sensor patch is 11% larger than the 8mm of a 1/2 chip or 8.88mm in diagonal.

(Mark Schubin of Videography Magazine)

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Tord S Eriksson
By Tord S Eriksson (9 months ago)

Still in use by some ;-)!

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Ashley Pomeroy
By Ashley Pomeroy (9 months ago)

By coincidence I won one of these on eBay yesterday, with the original box n'ting. Then I popped over to DPReview to see how they covered it, and a day later your comment appeared!

It was the first digital camera I ever used. It'll be interesting to see how it's held up. I remember it ate batteries *but* I'm sure battery technology has moved on since then. I hope it reads 2gb cards, that's the smallest size I have.

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