Nikon Coolpix 990 Specifications
Magnesium alloy, split swivel design (270 degree)
2048 x 1536 (2048 x 1360 @ 3:2 ratio)
1024 x 768, 640 & 480
|Image ratio w:h||
4:3 (3:2 switchable)
3.34 megapixels (3.24 effective)
Auto, 100, 200, 400
|Zoom wide (W)||
|Zoom tele (T)||
115 mm (3 x)
Yes, 1.2x - 4.0x in 0.2x steps
Yes (Auto or five-area multi AF or spot AF)
Yes, 50 positions, 2cm (0.8") - Infinity
4896 steps, continuous AF
|Normal focus range||
|Macro focus range||
Nine elements in eight groups, ashperical lens element incldued.
Seven blade iris diaphragm
|White balance override||
Yes - 5 position with fine tuning, manual preset
F2.5 - F7.0 (wide), F4.0 - F11 (tele)
8 s plus BULB
|Flash Guide No.||
9m/30ft at ISO 100
|External Flash||Yes, Nikon Speedlight sync connector|
Auto, Fill-in, Anti-red-eye, Slow Sync, Off
-2EV to +2EV in 1/3EV steps
256 Segment Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF Area (5 manually selectable points)
Yes, full range manual (10 positions)
Yes, full range manual (14 positions)
Yes, 28 mm
|Continuous / Burst||
Yes (1.5fps full size), 80 @ 320 x 240 (30 fps), 40 sec QuickTime (15 fps)
Yes (rubber based)
Yes, 3s or 10s delay
Yes (NTSC / PAL switchable)
Compact Flash (Type I only)
16 MB CompactFlash
Hi (TIFF), Fine, Normal, Basic
Optical (85% frame coverage)
1.8", 110,000 pixels (97% frame coverage)
Yes, 1.2x to 4.0x in 0.2x steps
USB & Serial PC / Mac
|Battery / Charger||
4 x AA (NiMH rechargeable recommended)
|Weight (inc. batteries)||
450 g (15.9 oz)
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)
|Douaumont Ossuary by Eric 54-BNF|
from Armistice Day
|Silhouette at sunset by Jill Hancock|
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