Nikon CoolPix 900S (© digicammuseum.com)

Nikon CoolPix 900S (1998)

The Nikon CoolPix 900S was an improved version of the CoolPix 900 and was announced the same month as the CoolPix 910. Many claim that this was the reason why the 910 was a short-lived and unsuccessful model. Which seems a bit strange because there has not been a proper press release of the 900S and almost no advertising. Also, the CoolPix 900S was an almost impossible to obtain digital camera. Almost immediately after market release it was either sold out or on back order. So where is the mystery between the CoolPix 910 and 900S? They were announced only weeks apart and both incredibly difficult to obtain. Hence I believe that only few models ever made it into consumer's hands.

For unknown reason, Nikon included a copy of the latest Duke Nukem game for Windows in the 900S package. A violent but popular game. The other differences between the 900S and the 900 were:

A lens cap, settable timeout values while in 'record' mode, 1/2 steps in exposure value compensation manual adjustments. Added flash synch plug-in port for external Nikon speedlights. Came with a 8MB CompactFlash memory card. Card format function available in  'play' mode.

Specifications

  • Brand: Nikon
  • Model: CoolPix 900S
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $995
  • Imager Type: 1.25MP 1/2.7" CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x960
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Compact Flash
  • Lens: 3x zoom Nikkor 5.8 ~ 17.4 mm
  • Shutter: 1/4s - 1/750s
  • Aperture Range: F2.4 - F6.6
  • LCD screen size: 2" LCD
  • Size: 157 x 75 x 35mm
  • Weight: 360 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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