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I have a nikon 995
Check the MODE. Dark images can be recorded when camera is in MANUAL and there is not enough light. Without changing anything. Move to BRIGHTER location and take another photo. if the photo is brighter you are in a manual mode.
on Nov 07, 2019
My nikon coolpix 995 won't download pictures
Consider NOT connecting your camera to your computer.
The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use Nikon Transfer or any other photo cataloging program.
on Apr 06, 2011
Need a manual for a
You can download and print the instruction manual in PDF format by clicking this link.
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Hope this helps. Thanks for using FixYa.
on Sep 29, 2010
Every time I change the battery on the coolpix 995
Your problem is that your camera actually has two batteries. There's the obvious user-accessible one but there's also a tiny rechargeable one hidden inside the camera which recharges from the main battery. The smaller battery is designed to provide has just enough power to maintain the camera's memory of time and date settings for up to a few months when the camera isn't being used.
Like all rechargeables, it doesn't last forever and needs to be replaced to fix the problem. Unfortunately, it's not easy to get at and the camera must be partially dismantled to access it. It's been a long while since I took a 995 apart simply because there are so few left in working order; yours is nearly ten years old and it was only designed to last a maximum of five years so has done really well.
I cannot provide a link to a free servicing manual, but if you search online you should find one but it will cost more than your camera is worth. In any case, I strongly advise you not to bother: your camera may be into extreme old age (compared to it's original design life) but it still works mostly correctly. Disturbing it by taking it apart is likely to cause more problems than it solves. If I recall correctly, the internal battery is not especially difficult to get to, but is soldered in place and so is not easy to replace. It's also very easy to ruin the new battery by getting it to hot when re-soldering it back in.
The 995 was a fine camera in it's time, but like all old digital cameras is now virtually worthless simply due to the fact that it's now immensely obsolete and also due to the uncertainty of knowing what other component will fail next due to age or wear. My sincere advice is to live with the fault and continue to enjoy use of the camera while you still can. It's extremely surprising that the rotating body joint hasn't yet failed, and the fact that the sensor still works is also impressive. If nothing else kills the camera, it will likely be the sensor and probably in the near future. You won't find that modern Nikon consumer-grade models are anywhere near as well built.
on May 01, 2010
Nikon Coolpix keep resetting Time and Date and menu settings.
I am listing this tip for the Nikon Coolpix 995, but the tip is valid for all Nikon Coolpix models.
The Nikon cool pix settings are saved into an internal memory.
The internal memory is maintained by an internal rechargeable battery, that is recharged from the main Li-Ion battery.
If you leave your Nikon overnight with no main battery, or if the Li-Ion batteries have drained, then the internal battery will also drain , resetting the clock and other settings, saved on the internal memory. The camera may even drain in about 6 hours depending on the camera, normally it takes at least 12 hrs to drain the clock battery.
If the internal battery is resetting immediately, after you set the clock, or just after few minutes, then the clock battery must be replaced.
The camera must be disassembled completely to replace the battery located on one of the two main internal boards.
Nikon says that the clock battery loosing charge is normal. I quote what they say on the publication titled " The Nikon Guide to digital photography with Coolpix"
"…Backup battery of the clock
The clock-calendar is powered by a separate rechargeable battery, which is charged as necessary when the main battery is installed. If the camera has been stored with the main battery removed for a long period of time, the clock may need to be reset. Once the main battery has been reinserted, the clock battery will recharge in several hours, during which time the main battery should be left in the camera."Original file: Download here
If the clock does not work at all, and is resetting immediately, even though the Li-Ion batteries are fully charged, then the best thing to do is calling Nikon, at the number listed on the owners manual, telling them that you did not do any improper use of the camera, and trying to get the fault repaired as factory defect. That is not always possible, and the decision depends on Nikon customer service.
See also: Nikon | Contacts
on Feb 05, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix 995 Digital Camera
Camera will not focus
Remove battery and try to reinstall.
If that doesnt work, goto the setup dial and find the default settings and click it!
Also, make sure the front of the camera's sensors are clean and free of any debris....clean the lens very carefully with a Q-Tip dabbed in alcohol....Should work!
on Dec 29, 2008
CF Card for Coolpix 995
Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below: Coolpix 995
See page 162:
So it seems that only 128 Mb is officially supported, however elarger cards may be OK but you would need to try, don't forget to format the new card in the camera. You may find a friendly high street shop that will let you try various card to see.
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on Sep 03, 2008
My Nikon b500 Coolpix won't turn on just flashes green
It flashes green when it is basically on but in a sub mode that I'll call CHARGE MODE. If it is flashing that means the battery is charging. I suggest to let it continue to charge until it stops flashing and then remove the charger connection. When the camera is sitting all by itself with nothing connected you can then turn it on.
on Sep 24, 2019
The screen on my Coolpix 500 looks like a chemical was poured on it. It is not scratched, what can I do
Is it the screen, or the screen protector ? If the latter, just remove it and replace it. If it is the actual screen, first of all try a lint-free cloth barely dampened with distilled water, and test it on a corner, see if that works. On no account get the camera wet. If that is unsuccessful, try adding a very little diluted washing-up liquid, and try again. Should that not succeed, I would advise taking the camera to your local repair facility for their expert advice.
on Aug 24, 2019
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