Q: Why Didn't Nikon Make Any 'Canonet' Type Of Cameras?

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:confused::eek: $149 for a CoolPix 950!! Granted I paid a thousand dollars for mine, but yikes, nostalgia is expensive. I bought Royce a Kodak easy share camera for Christmas. It was $7. He loves it and takes pictures of everything. In true camera guy mode, he doesn't seem to care much about what he shoots. If I print the pictures, he just looks at them, and moves on. Maybe he's just critical ... ;)

In defense of the 950 though, it is one of the few early digitals that could shoot decent IR just by putting a filter over the lens (with no internal changes needed.) The only other one I can think of is the Leica M8.
 
I loved that first Coolpix, the CP 900 -- I was immediately attracted to its small size and easy portability and was intrigued by the whole digital thing. I bought one and used it quite a bit for casual snapshots, etc., not quite trusting it for anything "serious," but as time went on and I went through various Coolpixes I eventually was using just a Coolpix while my film cameras and lenses languished in the cabinet.

Then one afternoon I was standing outside with the Coolpix 8800 trying to get it to do something it simply was unable to do.....and that was the day I knew it was time to get back to an SLR. Went to the camera store the very next day and came home with my first DSLR, the wonderful D70.....
 
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