Nikon Coolpix 990 is created for the serious photographer who values the quality and versatility that have made Nikon the camera of choice for professionals. This camera packs the highest digital performance, intuitive, ultimately easy-to-use features into a sleek, beautifully-crafted, eye-catching design. Coolpix 990 features incredible technology, unrivaled Nikon quality, and outstanding value. The camera offers the sleekness, ruggedness and effortless operation that have made Nikon a favorite of photographers the world over. Its slim, compact swivel design sports a charcoal gray matte finish and is incased entirely in an all-metal magnesium chassis for the ultimate in lightness and durability.Coolpix 990 continues the Nikon tradition of innovation and exceptional picture quality. It allows users to create big, beautiful, breathtaking images while achieving the ultimate in clarity and detail. Large 3.34-megapixels CCD offers easy cropping and unsurpassed print quality. Distant action is only a click away with the superbly crafted 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens with 38-115mm coverage (35mm equivalent), and a virtually stepless digital zoom up to 4x magnification for a total of 12x or 460mm telephoto. The camera incorporates an exclusive focus area selector and thumb-operable command dial. With a new USB interface, downloading rich in detail images to a PC or Mac is lightning fast and easy. And at an unprecedented 2 frames per second full resolution image capture, there's virtually no delay between shots. In cases where ultra-high speed is paramount, Coolpix 990 offers 320 x 240 QVGA resolution at a pulse-quickening 30 frames per second for up to 80 frames. Even still images can be brought to life with this versatile camera's new movie mode that shoots 40 seconds QVGA Motion JPEG at 15 frames per second. A 50-step manual focus and a full manual exposure operation allow creative control well beyond any other digital camera in its class. Users will appreciate Nikon's exclusive 256-element matrix metering and new 256-element matrix white balance feature for the best possible exposure and color balance in every shot. Even photographers with exceptional technical expertise will find Coolpix 990 a welcome addition to their camera bags. This camera includes an exclusive multi-area autofocus for quick composition without interruption, as well as a 7-blade iris diaphragm and versatile exposure control with four exposure modes including automatic, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual. Exposure compensation and auto bracketing capabilities are included. Coolpix 990 is sure to be a best seller in the marketplace. It accepts all optional Coolpix lenses and accessories, including fisheye, wide-angle and telephoto for the greatest power, expandability, and versatility in any situation.