This is a look at the Nikon Coolpix 995 camera which was introduced by Nikon in about 2001. It follows the design of other Coolpix cameras in that the optical unit is separate from the display unit, making it possible to hold the body at an angle where the screen is easily seen while the lens is pointing at the subject. In effect, this was an early attempt to solve the problem which is currently solved with an articulating screen. […]Read more
Bridge camera type.
The Camedia series of cameras were made for a long time by Olympus and ranged from some quite simple point and shoot units to much more sophisticated cameras. The Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom is certainly towards the top end of that line. Olympus Camedia C-5050 Images My Olympus Camedia C-5050 I paid a total of £11-30 for this camera which, considering the quality of the unit is a fantastic buy. I bought it because it is in the same family […]Read more
Last week I wrote a review of the Ricoh G600 ruggedised camera, and over the last couple of days I’ve been trying the camera out and taking some test pictures with it. Ricoh G600 Sample Pictures Ricoh G600 Shooting Experience and results In common with most compact cameras the G600 doesn’t have an optical viewfinder and therefore the LCD has to be used to compose and review pictures. Although LCDs generally are really not good for this, I found the […]Read more
The Nikon Coolpix 950 is one of Nikon’s earliest digital cameras and is interesting because of its novel design. The lens unit and the monitor unit are on different sides of the camera and are joined by a swivel joint which allows the monitor to be visible while the lens unit is positioned at any angle. Nikon Coolpix 950 Images These pictures can also be viewed full sized here. My Nikon Coolpix 950 Camera I paid only £5 for this […]Read more
The Nikon Coolpix series of cameras included versions with an iconic design that solved the problem of how to compose a picture on an LCD as the camera is held in multiple positions in a novel and interesting way. The camera was split into a monitor section and a lens section, with a swivel joint between the two parts. The series started in the late 1990’s with the Coolpix 900 and there were several improved models in the range. The unit […]Read more
As a collector of vintage camera equipment I normally look out for traditional film cameras to add to my collection, but over the last few weeks, since I acquired a Fuji S2 Pro DSLR, I’ve been more and more interested in digital cameras and recently picked up a Fujifilm MX-2900 digital camera. Although they are not as old as the 35mm and medium format cameras I own, I’m really interested in all forms of photographic history, so I decided that […]Read more