While I don’t typically miss the digital cameras of old, I’ve really been quite enjoying the recent trend for “reviewing” these older cameras. And while I never owned most of them, I do still have a pair of 20-year-old Nikon D100 bodies and remember seeing many of the other popular models of the day. One such camera was the Nikon Coolpix 990, a strange little camera with a swivelling lens and handle.
In this video, photographer Matt Parson – who seems to have one in particularly great condition – takes one out to put it through its paces and see how it compares to more modern digital cameras. The year 2000’s Nikon Coolpix 990 is the third iteration of Nikon’s swivel design, beginning with the Coolpix 900 in 1998 and the Coolpix 950 in 1999.