The COOLPIX 950 digital camera from Nikon is recognizable for its swivel-lens design. Because the lens rotates freely around the camera body, it is easy for the photographer to take pictures from tricky perspectives and unusual angles. This flexible configuration is also handy for shooting high-quality self-portraits and for taking candid photographs.The Nikon COOLPIX 950 camera was released in 1999 and comes with a 2.1-megapixel sensor that can produce pictures with a 1600 by 1200 pixel resolution. It also has both an LCD viewfinder and an optical viewfinder. It is easy to insert or remove a memory card from the rear of the camera to store and transfer pictures. This camera comes with a carrying strap to make it easy to carry.The 2-inch LCD display is easy to read, and the 3x optical zoom, 2.5x digital zoom lens is equipped with auto focus for quality photos even from a distance. When you’re taking pictures of family and friends, you’ll appreciate this camera’s red-eye reduction flash mode. There’s also a synchronized slow flash setting that is great for nighttime photography. A lens cap protects your camera’s lens when it’s not in use.The Nikon COOLPIX has a maximum shutter mode of 1/750 second and a minimum of 8 seconds. The exposure compensation is ±2 EV range in 1/3 EV steps. The exposure modes you can choose from include program, manual, shutter-priority, and aperture-priority.The large RAM buffer makes it possible to take continuous shots at a rate of 1.5 fps, and the serial port lets users easily connect 950 cameras to a computer to view or transfer files. The COOLPIX supports still image formats of JPEG and TIFF. You can take black-and-white photos using this camera, and you can also make panoramas. In Playback Mode, you can organize your photos into folders and view your pictures as a slideshow. The Print Set option prepares your photos for printing.This Nikon has two main modes: A-rec and M-rec. The A-rec mode will automatically focus, choose a shutter speed and aperture value, and perform white balance to capture superb images. In the M-rec mode, you adjust all the settings yourself, giving you full creative control over the final result. Take advantage of autofocus area, manual focus, sensitivity (ISO), white balance rate, best-shot selection, and advance rate when shooting pictures.The Nikon COOLPIX can be connected to your TV or VCR with a video wire to view your photos on the TV screen. The COOLPIX has a 28-millimeter threaded lens. COOLPIX lenses have a macro focus range of between 2 and 30 cm.The COOLPIX has a battery duration of up to 60 minutes. There is an adjustable sleep mode built into this camera that helps to preserve battery life. This Nikon has an LCD with built-in display rotation. The dimensions of the Nikon are 1.4 inches by 3.01 inches by 5.6 inches, and it weighs 12.3 ounces, making it easy to carry. The 950 COOLPIX digital cameras include a flash-sync socket that is compatible with Nikon external flash units.