The Coolpix 775 is Nikon's first ultra-compact digital camera and offers a 2.14 megapixel resolution and 3x optical zoom in a tiny, easy-to-handle design. The most striking thing about the Coolpix 775 is how small it is, measuring a diminutive 87 x 66 x 44 mm while the design still makes it easy to firmly hold in one hand. The small size of the camera hasn't restricted the available features. To start, the 2.14 megapixel resolution is respectable letting the camera take shots at three sizes 1,600 x 1,200, 1,024 x 768 and 640 x 480. Using the supplied 8 MB compact flash card this only stores eight shots at the top quality setting, though dropping the quality to basic bumps this to 32 shots.
In use the image quality of the Nikon is excellent, thanks to an intelligent white balance feature--no matter what the lighting conditions the camera produces images with excellent colour reproduction. The macro mode is also impressive for such a compact camera. Tie this all in with sharp final images and the results are amongst the best you can expect from a 2.1 megapixel camera.
A bonus for the Coolpix is that it comes with a high capacity rechargeable lithium battery and charger. This helps reduce the size of the camera and provides extended battery life. Overall the Coolpix 775 is slightly more expensive than most competing 2 megapixel cameras. However the end results are well worth the money and taking into account the tiny size and supplied charger and battery the price is justified.
1/2.7-in. CCD; 2.0 effective megapixels for 1,600 x 1,200-pixel images
Advanced Nikon image-processing algorithm for superior picture quality
[AUTO] Mode for point-and-shoot operation
Seven different [SCENE] Modes
Exclusive 256-segment Matrix Metering and Matrix Auto White Balance for outstanding exposure and white balance control in every image
Movie mode enables reproduction of QVGA-size images in QuickTime® file format at approx. 15 frames per second (fps) for up to 15 seconds
[TRANSFER] Button lets you automatically upload selected COOLPIX 775 image data to a computer
Advanced, built-in 5-mode Speedlight
Quick Review simultaneously shows the image just taken while enabling you to line up the next shot
Easy-to-view, 1.5-in. TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment.
Nikon Coolpix 775 Specs
- The Compact Body Type
- 2 megapixels Effective pixel
- Maximum resolution is 1600 x 1200
- Sensor size 1/2.7 "(5,312 3,984 x mm)
- Type Of CCD Sensor
- Auto ISO (100)
- 1.5 LCD screen size.
- LCD Screen resolution 110.000
- Maximum Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec
- Types of Storage Media Compact Flash (Type I only)
- Camera body weight 230 g (0.51 lb/8.11 oz)
- Camera body size 87 x 67 x 44 mm (+ 3.43 x 2.62 x 1.73 ")
- Release date 25-Apr-2001
Nikon Coolpix 775 SoftwareOperating System (s) : Windows XP, Windows ME and 2000, Windows 98
Nikon Coolpix 775 Win Xp Firmware – Download (292KB)
Nikon Coolpix 775 Win ME Firmware – Download (291KB)
Modifications/Note for Coolpix 775 Firmware Version 1.4: When video-mode settings were changed from the original default setting, photos taken with a slow shutter speed tended to contain an increased amount of noise. This problem has been resolved.
Operating System (s) : Mac OS 9.2.2, Mac OS 10.1.5
Nikon Coolpix 775 Mac Firmware – Download (293KB)
Download the software, firmware and drivers to keep your Nikon Coolpix 775 Digital Camera.