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Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900 Digital Camera

20.3MP 35x CMOS Feb 2016
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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 19,122 expert and owner reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras which do not support Full HD video, the Nikon Coolpix A900 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon SX610 HS (£134.99) which has better reviews.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the Rollei Sportsline 85 (£54.99).

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The average screen size of cameras that were launched in the last year is 2.8", and the screen sizes range from 0.5" to 3". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix A900 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (£176.99), and the Canon SX610 HS (£134.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix A900 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix A900 do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix A900 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other new compact camera digital cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 35 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix A900 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras. The average optical zoom of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A900 is 12x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 50x.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

Across all the digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months the megapixel counts range from 8MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP. The Coolpix A900 has a quite high megapixel count (20.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix A900.

Other 20.3MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX540 HS (£276.99), or the SX720 HS (£242.03) both from Canon.

If this compact camera camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon DL (20.8MP).

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080|3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on new similar spec digital cameras. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 840 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix A900 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths amongst digital cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year range from 20mm to 1,200mm.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Nikon Coolpix A900 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on latest digital cameras.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

When compared to other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A900, the Coolpix A900's total megapixel count of 21.14 megapixels is one of the most. The average total megapixel count of digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix A900 is 19MP.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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5184 X 3888 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix A900 has a 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most recently released digital cameras. Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution amongst all similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix A900.

The worst image resolution across similar types of camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras that were launched in the last year range from 230,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 460,000 pixels. The Coolpix A900 has a fairly high display resolution (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix A900.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix A900 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 80, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon Coolpix A900 is more than most latest comparable spec cameras. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix A900. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

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270 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon Coolpix A900 is a digital camera that takes 270 shots shots per battery charge.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

At only 2.2 hours, the Coolpix A900 has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The battery recharge times of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A900 range from 1.8h to 3h.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Coolpix A900 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. New compact camera digital cameras have minimum focal lengths of between 22mm and 28mm.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Coolpix A900 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix A900. Digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix A900 have minimum ISO speed of between 80 and 160.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix A900 does not have a GPS. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the IXUS 180 (£49.99), the IXUS 285 HS (£154.00), or the PowerShot SX540 HS (£276.99) all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix A900, the Coolpix A900 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung MV800 (£49.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix A900 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other latest compact camera digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix A900 does not support video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix A900 also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the Samsung MV800 (£49.95), or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (£176.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other recently released compact camera digital cameras, the Nikon Coolpix A900 does not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to look at including the Samsung MV800 (£49.95), or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (£176.99) which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

The Coolpix A900 is one of the heavier recently released digital cameras (299 grams) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix A900 the weights range from 98g to 480g.

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Only Three Diaphragm Blades

Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix A900 have between three and eight diaphragm blades, including the Coolpix A900 which has three diaphragm blades.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Coolpix A900 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on recently released cameras. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix A900 is more than most latest digital cameras. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months the field of view range from 97% to 100%. At only 98 percent, the Nikon Coolpix A900 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix A900.

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Thick

Recently released similar spec digital cameras have depths of between 18mm and 92mm, and the average depth is 33mm. At 39.9 millimeters, the Coolpix A900 is fairly thick compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix A900.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix A900

Released Ten Months Ago

This digital camera was released ten months ago.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S6900 (£176.99), or the Coolpix S6900 (£176.99) both from Nikon or the Canon SX610 HS (£134.99).

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Rollei Sportsline 85 (£54.99) (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix A900 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX540 HS (£276.99), or the IXUS 180 (£49.99) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (£176.99).

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Pixpro FZ152 (£89.00) (6x), the Pixpro FZ43 (£50.64) (6x), or the Pixpro FZ42 (£54.53) (6x) all from Kodak.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon Coolpix A900 has a better sensor type than most latest similar spec cameras. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including the PowerShot SX540 HS (£276.99), or the IXUS 285 HS (£154.00) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6900 (£176.99) which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering include the Samsung MV800 (£49.95) (CCD), or the Canon IXUS 180 (£49.99) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Direct Printing
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
USB Connectivity

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208947171, 00018208948949

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