That word ‘exceptional’ is underrated for this camera. Its zooming features are so remarkable that they don’t do justice to the rest of it. Aside from its zoom which is the headline feature, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has also a lot of other features. It has been dubbed as the “Bridge” in the camera industry because it contains features of both traditional compacts and SLRs. Even though it is shaped like an SLR, its image sensor is only 1/2.3in which is usually found in find compact cameras and smartphones.
Other features include 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and highly efficient Autofocus system. It has also made sharing and syncing easy by allowing sharing between compatible smartphones and tablets through inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. Let’s have an in-depth look at this beauty:
The highlight of this camera is its powerful 83x optical zoom and the ability of the extra-low dispersion glass lens to reach 166x when using Dynamic Fine Zoom. This results in extremely sharp images and long videos. It boasts an Autofocus system which is capable of shooting seven frames-per-second and delivering photos of moving objects with superb quality making it ideal for sports, action and wildlife photography.
Other features include 1080p video and 16-megapixel images, which enhance quality. Furthermore, this camera has a 3in 921k dot articulating screen. It also has built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC so that you can make quick transfers to your phone and your memories are also geotagged.
The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a maximum aperture f/2.8, and even at extreme zoom, it has a suitable optical stabilization system enabling it to cope with blur. This is due to the inclusion a Dual Detect Optical VR system.
The P900 is equipped with a 1/2.3 inch back-illuminated CMOS 16 million pixel sensor which professional shooters will appreciate as it provides outstanding image quality. The DSLR appearance also provides a firm grip. It also sports both a Vari-angle display and a high-resolution Electronic viewfinder that starts automatically, when raised to your eye, giving you two modes to frame your shots. You can now capture photos and videos from any perspective you want. Be it very-low, or overhead.
It also includes a PSAM mode control dial which enables you to control your shots and overcome challenging shooting situations. It also can record remarkable videos with sound. Secondly, you can use creative tools to highlight your images. You can create portraits, combine multiple exposures and do so much more.
One of the most significant advantage of this camera is its built-in Near Field Communication technology and Wi-Fi which will quickly connect you to a compatible tablet or smartphone and result in remote camera control and, instant sharing and. Another advantage is its EN-EL23 battery that charges efficiently and can deliver approximately 360 shots per charge.
Body type: SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution: 4608 x 3456
Image ratio: 4:3
Effective pixels: 16 megapixels
Sensor type: BSI-CMOS
Processor: Expeed C2
ISO: Auto, 100-6400
Focal length: 24–2000 mm
Optical zoom: 83.3×
Maximum aperture: F2.8–6.5
Minimum shutter speed: 15 sec
Maximum shutter speed: 1/4000 sec
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash range: 11.50 m
Resolutions: 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480
Format: MPEG-4, H.264
Videography: 12.5p to 120p
Storage types: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Battery type: EN-EL23 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA): 360
Weight: 899 g (1.98 lb / 31.71 oz)
Dimensions: 140 x 103 x 137 mm
What’s in the box?
1 x Coolpix P900
1 x Charging AC Adapter EH-71P
1 x EN-EL23 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
1 x UC-E21 USB Cable
1 x AN-CP21 Strap
1 x LC-67 Snap-on Front Lens Cap 67mm
– Reasonable sharpness even with a huge zoom range
– Full manual controls.
– 83x optical zoom lens.
– Extraordinary image stabilization system.
– Eye-level EVF.
– Vary-angle LCD.
– Quick autofocus.
– In-camera Wi-Fi and GPS
– 1080p60 video capture.
– Sharpness suffers at moderate ISOs.
– No Raw support.
– Heavy and large.
– Time lags after burst shooting.
– The external charger is excluded.
– Over-reliance on menu navigation
– Unwieldy automatic ISO settings
Summing it, whatever happens, Nikon Coolpix P900 will remain the best camera to boasts the most extended zoom range. Indeed, the 83x zoom range makes it a must-have for photography enthusiasts. My verdict is that it is perfect for all and sundry, especially for wildlife photographers and travelers. It has a class in itself. It is an amalgamation of excellent features like outstanding image stabilization, a fully articulating LCD, manual controls, twin-dial operation, and GPS and Wi-Fi which perfectly complement each other. It is worth every penny, and I will recommend it for everyone – find it on eBay. I hope you find this article helpful. Feel free to leave feedback!
And let’s begin the journey towards capturing phenomenal images and videos!