Nikon Coolpix 775 Digital Camera, retail $329.00*
Manufactured by Nikon (
Last updated 07-03-10

I've had this for quite a few years now (since 2001 anyway), that's why it does not look brand spanken new in the above photograph!!!

This product does not emit light of its own, so the standard review format will not be used and the product will not be assigned a rating. This website is mostly about light-emitting products, but occasionally, you'll see non-light emitting products on it too if it's something I use regularly and/or really like (this camera meets both of those criteria!). It *DOES* have several LEDs in it, so it's at least a bit germane to the theme of this website.

The Nikon Coolpix 775 Digital Camera is a fairly nice digital camera -- much better than many actually.

It comes in a mainly plastic body, and feeds from a special rechargeable Li:ION battery (which is included).

* Product has been discontinued.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

Charge its battery first (see directly below), and THEN you can go shoot those dragonfly nymphs (larvae).

For true "point and shoot" functionalty, just follow these three easy steps:
  1. Turn the larger dial on the top of the camera's body so that the green icon with the label "AUTO" is at the line (so that the icon is located at the 9:00 position).
  2. Turn the smaller "ON / OFF" dial on the top of the camera's body at the front right toward the "ON" position.
  3. Frame your subject, and press & release the button in the center of the "ON / OFF" dial.
Turn the camera off when you're finished using it by turning the smaller "ON / OFF" dial on the top of the camera's body at the front right toward the "OFF" position.

This camera has a female receptacle on its underside for a ž" 20 threads-per-inch "standard" tripod mounting screw.

To charge the Li:ION battery in the Nikon Coolpix 775 Digital Camera when it starts going down the tube, plug the small rectangular plug coming from the power supply "brick" into the receptacle on the right side of the camera body. It is polarised to fit only one way. Plug the two-prong AC plug on the end of the second cord coming from the power supply "brick" into any standard (in north America anyway) 110 volts to 130 volts AC 60Hz wall receptacle (or "wall outlet" or even "wall socket" if you prefer).

There is no indication (e.g., LEDs, etc.) as to the battery's State of of discharge (there I go thing about the metal band Anthrax again!!!), so I honestly do not know how long you're suppose to let the battery charge.

When the charge cycle is complete (or when you think it is -- 6 hours is a very conservative value here), unplug the power supply brick from the camera and then from the wall receptacle.

The Nikon Coolpix 775 Digital Camera is designed to be used as a digital camera (and I should say not exactly an "el-cheapo" model either!), not as flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, and abused; so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a front porch, let my mother's big dog's ghost or my sister's kitty cats spring a leak (uranate) all over it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a medium or large ball peen hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata, drop it down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central {aka. "Party Central"}), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

In fact, those photographs (taken by this very unit), and the spectrographic analyses located directly below may very well be it.

A cruise ship, the "Radiance of the Seas", docked along the waterfront of downtown Seattle WA. USA in the summer of 2001 or 2002.

Sunset in summer as seen from my old place at 1st and Pike in downtown Seattle WA. USA.

Snow, as seen from my old place at 1st and Pike in downtown Seattle WA. USA.

A bumblebee.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the incandescent "autofocus" lamp.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LCD screen displaying "white".

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Unit was purchased in mid-2001 after my Polaroid PDC700 went to pot; this camera subsequently went down the tube near 10-01-06 (or "01 Oct 2006" if you prefer).

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: Digital camera
    LAMP TYPE: LED and incandescent
    No. OF LAMPS: At least 2 LEDs and 1 incandescent
    SWITCH TYPE: Numerous rotary and pushbutton switches
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 1x Li:ION battery; 7.20 volts 750mAh
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistant at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: USB interface cable, CD-ROM, lithium battery, AC adapter/charger, 8mb RAM card
    SIZE: 87mm x 66.5mm x 44mm (3.4" x 2.6" x 1.7")
    WEIGHT: 8.10oz (230.0g)
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    <>Product is not intended to be used as a light emitter,
    so the conventional "star" rating will not be used.

Nikon Coolpix 775 Digital Camera *

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