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Nikon COOLPIX A900
A900

Nikon COOLPIX A900
91
Reviews
247 Reviews + 3 Awards
91
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
78
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
3 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An optical zoom and award winning 278g camera, good for landscape photography. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, supports Wi-Fi and features bluetooth. Purchasers report that this camera has very good features, it's able to produce good images and very easy to use.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (20.3MP)
Huge optical zoom (35x)
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution (3840x2160|5184x3888 pixels)
ok minimum aperture number (3.4)
Image stabiliser
Ephotozine Recommended dkamera.de Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
20.3MP
5184 X 3888
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
35x
OPTICAL ZOOM
4K
VIDEO RESOLUTION
3.4
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
278g
70x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Nikon COOLPIX A900 number 29 across all digital cameras and number 71 in best selling cameras.

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Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
92
Features
88
Popularity
79
Value for Money
76
Age

85

85
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 87% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received three awards including a "Recommended" award from Dkamera.de plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Looking across the entire Nikon digital camera range, the average reviews for all Nikon cameras are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The COOLPIX A900 has some great features:
High megapixels
Huge optical zoom
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution
Ok minimum aperture number
Capture close-up action shots with a 35 x optical zoom
Shoot detailed photographs with the 20.3 megapixel sensor
Record stunning video in 4k ultra HD
Take creative control with manual settings

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for everyday photography, ranking number 14 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 57 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 50 in landscape photography cameras.
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Average Review Score

4.1 stars (247 reviews)

56%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
139 Reviews
4 Stars
59 Reviews
3 Stars
14 Reviews
2 Stars
8 Reviews
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2 Recommended Awards

The Nikon COOLPIX A900 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Ephotozine and dkamera.de.
Recommended from Ephotozine Recommended from dkamera.de

Highly Recommended Award

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from PhotographyBlog.com.
Highly Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com

What Are People Saying About the Nikon COOLPIX A900?

Picture Quality
85
13
Lens System
38
11
Features
62
3
Ease of Use
65
6
Price
36
9
Size and Weight
29
5
Video Capability
7
6
Viewfinder / Screen
10
1
Design
15
2
Connectivity
6
4
Landscape Photography
3
0
Flash
1
2
Battery
4
3
Support
2
0
Robustness
2
0
Capacity
1
0
Noise Level
0
1
8 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had a Good Price
  • ... a... Considering the price, image quality and feature set, the Nikon A900 is a pretty good value. Although we'd prefer a touch screen and a viewfinder, ...
    tomsguide.com 8 Jul 2018
  • ... 'you get what you pay for' which is so true BUT in this case the camera you are getting is an absolute bargain! Picture quality is amazing in auto, but ...
    TT - Argos.co.uk 8 Jan 2019
  • This is excellent value for money. This compact camera does everything asked of it. Nothing is perfect but this is as close as you can get. This is excellent ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Jun 2017
  • Easy to use. Good features, And value for money. None I have found.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Dec 2016
  • Three People Thought This Digital Camera Was Reliable

    Two people thought that the Nikon A900 was well made.

  • Easy to use with lots of built in options. None that I can think of.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 17 Jun 2017
  • Just what I wanted.. Well made, compact and great zoom. Battery life not brilliant so bought 2nd one as spare. Nice pics...
    Spook - Amazon.co.uk 30 Sep 2017
  • Five People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Battery Life

    Several people thought that the Nikon A900 had a bad battery life and wasn't quick to charge.

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    Has a Bad Battery Life
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • Battery life to short Start up time too long Low light focus inadequate.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 May 2018
  • ... what I wanted.. Well made, compact and great zoom. Battery life not brilliant so bought 2nd one as spare. Nice pics...
    Spook - Amazon.co.uk 30 Sep 2017
  • ... the moment she thinks it's brilliant but the only down side is the battery life doesn't seem as good as her last, only time will tell...
    Neil - Amazon.co.uk 7 Jan 2019
  • View All Reviews About Battery Life
    Not {More} Quick to Charge
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

    Over 20 people thought that the Nikon A900 was very compact and several people thought that it was also a brilliant size, was very easy to carry around and was lightweight.

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    Very Compact
    21 people agree
    No people disagree
  • The Nikon Coolpix A900 is a new superzoom compact camera which offers a 35x optical zoom, or an equivalent to 24-480mm in 35mm terms. Inside the camera ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 22 Dec 2016
  • ... Coolpi... The Nikon Coolpix A900 offers a 35x optical zoom lens, in a fairly compact travel zoom camera. The camera also offers a proper tilting screen, ...
    Ephotozine 3 Jul 2017
  • ... While this doesn't offer the longest range of this year's models, it is the most compact, and sports a 20MP BSI CMOS image sensors capable of recording ...
    Steve's Digicams 22 Feb 2016
  • Oh what a brilliant compact camera. I wasn't intending to buy a camera but noticed it as I walked through the John Lewis department. I have the earlier ...
    JDB8B - Johnlewis.com 2 Oct 2017
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Brilliant Size
    8 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Very Easy to Carry Around
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Lightweight
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Was Thoughtfully Designed

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon A900 was really good-looking and two people thought that it was also well designed.

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    Very Good-Looking
    14 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... a... Considering the price, image quality and feature set, the Nikon A900 is a pretty good value. Although we'd prefer a touch screen and a viewfinder, ...
    tomsguide.com 8 Jul 2018
  • ... previously) and the zoom was great! The pictures are great---makes us look like better than the amateur photographers that we are! Good purchase!
    JulieMpls - Bestbuy.com 23 Jun 2017
  • Beautiful camera small but great pictures, take anywhere with me love my camera...
    Pancho - Bestbuy.com 17 Jan 2019
  • All the bells and whistles.Nice!Lightweight and beautifully designed for everyone...
    Rlmain - Bestbuy.com 2 Feb 2017
  • View All Reviews About Look
    Well Designed
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    More Than 70 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 60 people thought that the Nikon A900 was very easy to use and three people thought that it also had good controls.

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    Very Easy to Use
    68 people agree
    5 people disagree
  • Easy to use with lots of built in options. None that I can think of.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 17 Jun 2017
  • ... zoom and its performance in low light. Great mid ranged point and shoot that is easy to use and has a ton of features found on the larger DSLRs...
    Kingsixx - Bestbuy.com 3 Feb 2017
  • ... we saw that the A900 was the newer model. This is just a great easy to use camera with wonderful picture quality...
    Angelcindy - Bestbuy.com 25 Sep 2017
  • I've always enjoyed the easy to use Nikon cool pix cameras. I recently upgraded to the A900 and loved the Bluetooth/WiFi feature on my recent trip to Ireland. ...
    Cheri - Bestbuy.com 6 Oct 2017
  • View All Reviews About Handy
    Has Good Controls
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Nikon A900 Had Good Technical Features

    More than 60 people thought that the Nikon A900 had excellent features.

  • ... The screen can be move to multiple positions, excellent feature when taking pics from the ground or high spots. You will get access to the Nikon page, ...
    RJPG - Bestbuy.com 23 Jan 2017
  • Very pleased with this Nikon A900 Coolpix compact digital camera - Superb features and easy controls for excellent and rewarding results. Genuinely very ...
    Welsh - Amazon.co.uk 11 Feb 2017
  • Takes crystal clear pictures and the zoom feature is awesome...
    NellBell - Bestbuy.com 23 Jun 2017
  • Best Camera I've ever bought! The pictures are clear, and the zoom feature is awesome. I love that I can stand far away and zoom in real close to an object ...
    Jellyznellyz - Walmart.com 8 Apr 2017
  • Eight People Thought it Had Good Connectivity

    Several people thought that the Nikon A900 had really bluetooth support and had wifi capacity.

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    Has Very Bluetooth Support
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Love the Bluetooth and the simplicity of how it works...
    Johny - Bestbuy.com 20 Dec 2018
  • ... cameras. I recently upgraded to the A900 and loved the Bluetooth/WiFi feature on my recent trip to Ireland. Sharing instantly with my iPhone made it so ...
    Cheri - Bestbuy.com 6 Oct 2017
  • ... lens. Low price for a 4K capable camera. Screen tilts up and down. Bluetooth image transfer. Very good macro performance. Two control dials. Nikon Coolpix ...
    Ephotozine 3 Jul 2017
  • ... and shutter speeds. I found it fairly easy to connect Bluetooth to my phone with the Smartbridge app through a clear instruction manual, but actually downloading ...
    TallChris51 - Johnlewis.com 30 Jan 2018
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    Has Wifi Capacity
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Some Customers Thought it Had Good Technical Guidance

    Three people thought that the Nikon A900 had good technical guidance.

  • ... I would definitely recommend this camera. The instruction manual was good apart from the assembly of the plug. It showed a picture of a European plug so ...
    Chrissy1 - Johnlewis.com 17 Jul 2018
  • ... the plug. It showed a picture of a European plug so would recommend reading the instructions well as you won't be able to get the plug off yourself. Fortunately ...
    Chrissy1 - Johnlewis.com 17 Jul 2018
  • ... and shutter speeds. I found it fairly easy to connect Bluetooth to my phone with the Smartbridge app through a clear instruction manual, but actually downloading ...
    TallChris51 - Johnlewis.com 30 Jan 2018
  • One Owner Thought it Was a Bit Noisy
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    One Person Thought it Had a Large Capacity
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    Over 50 People Thought it Had a Good Lens

    Over 40 people thought that the Nikon A900 had a good zoom and several people thought that it also had a good lens and autofocus.

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    Has a Good Zoom
    47 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... Coolpi... The Nikon Coolpix A900 offers a 35x optical zoom lens, in a fairly compact travel zoom camera. The camera also offers a proper tilting screen, ...
    Ephotozine 3 Jul 2017
  • ... share my photos day to day on vacation. Quality of photos are amazing with the even better zoom on this camera. I highly recommend this camera and super ...
    Cheri - Bestbuy.com 6 Oct 2017
  • I purchased this camera primarily because of its excellent zoom capabilities. It has all the features anyone would need and the zoom is truly remarkable ...
    Ljs99 - Johnlewis.com 16 Oct 2017
  • ... is a little heavy for a compact ... More I purchased this camera primarily because of its excellent zoom capabilities. It has all the features anyone would ...
    Ljs99 - Johnlewis.com 16 Oct 2017
  • View All Reviews About Zoom
    Has a Good Lens
    6 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Good Autofocus
    6 people agree
    2 people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Over 10 people thought that the Nikon A900 had an outstanding screen and several people thought that it was also mirrorless and had a good viewfinder.

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    Has a Superb Screen
    16 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... lens, in a fairly compact travel zoom camera. The camera also offers a proper tilting screen, that tilts both forwards and down. This will be useful if ...
    Ephotozine 3 Jul 2017
  • The zoom is excellent. And the moveable screen is really good. The zoom is excellent, And the moveable screen is really good.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Oct 2017
  • The zoom is excellent. And the moveable screen is really good. The zoom is excellent, And the moveable screen is really good.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Oct 2017
  • ... camera. It has a nice moulded side to hold it steady. The flash is very useful as is the tilting screen view. Can be set up with a smart phone for synchronizing ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 19 Sep 2018
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Mirrorless
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Viewfinder
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Over 100 People Thought This Digital Camera Took Good Pictures

    Over 100 people thought that the Nikon A900 was able to produce good images and over 30 people thought that it also had a brilliant picture quality. Several people also thought that it had a good picture resolution and was able to produce clear pictures.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    105 people agree
    13 people disagree
  • ... this year's models, it is the most compact, and sports a 20MP BSI CMOS image sensors capable of recording 4K Ul...
    Steve's Digicams 22 Feb 2016
  • Wish I could give it more stars!!!! Best camera ever. Awesome pictures, quick file transfer to my cell phone...
    Dellz - Bestbuy.com 19 Jun 2018
  • ... products. My new purchase takes the same batteries as my last and once again terrific photos ! I am not a professional but when others view the photos ...
    LindaT - Bestbuy.com 29 Nov 2016
  • ... Cameras are good, so you can't go wrong with this. The High Quality Pictures have saved me a lot of time and trouble...
    Rhanes - Bestbuy.com 15 Feb 2018
  • View All Reviews About Pictures
    Has a Brilliant Picture Quality
    30 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Most People Thought the Nikon A900 Took Good Videos

    Seven people thought that the Nikon A900 was good for video recording.

  • It also takes terrific videos in 4K. Enjoyed using it in Spain, Morocco and Portugal last week...
    Huskyfan9 - Bestbuy.com 7 Jun 2018
  • ... brighter but more importantly now adjustable so better in bright light. Good video modes and 4K is possible. Flash is better. Easy to carry in a pocket ...
    JDB8B - Johnlewis.com 2 Oct 2017
  • ... quality to my pictures and video. Interestingly the camera did better on the video than on the stills under low light. Within a minute or so filming at ...
    Mitch - Bestbuy.com 9 Dec 2016
  • ... camera is really easy to use and feels great in your hands. The 4k video looks pretty good, keep in mind that there is a limited amount of continuous recording ...
    RJPG - Bestbuy.com 23 Jan 2017
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought the Nikon A900 Did Not Have a Good Flash

    Four people thought that the Nikon A900 had a bad flash.

  • Long zoom movable back screen. Delicate pop up flash.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Sep 2018
  • Takes lovely quality photos. I feel the flash is a little flimsy and could possibly be snapped off.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 21 Sep 2018
  • ... my hand isn't as steady as it was once and even with image stabilization shots without flash are not brilliant, but overall I am well pleased with the ...
    Mickieb - Johnlewis.com 7 Nov 2017
  • ... make the camera a bit less fussy. Buttons are flimsy, the flash is an accident waiting to happen. The mic is among the worst I have heard compared to Canon ...
    Mitch - Bestbuy.com 9 Dec 2016
  • The Vast Majority of Customers Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos

    Five people thought that the Nikon A900 was good for macro photography.

  • ... zoom, with full tele limited to 6ft. 7 inches (2 meters). The Coolpix A900 offers a special Macro mode, however...
    Imaging Resource.com 22 Feb 2016
  • Fits in my pocket. Macro at 1cm. Fits in my pocket macro at 1cm.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Sep 2017
  • Fits in my pocket. Macro at 1cm. Fits in my pocket macro at 1cm.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Sep 2017
  • ... capable camera. Screen tilts up and down. Bluetooth image transfer. Very good macro performance. Two control dials. Nikon Coolpix 900. Images are a little ...
    Ephotozine 3 Jul 2017
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    Huge optical zoom
    3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution
    ok minimum aperture number
    Has an image stabiliser
    Very short camera shutter speed
    Has a touchscreen
    Features bluetooth
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Has a built-in flash
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    Big digital zoom
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Supports direct printing
    Has a tripod mount
    High display resolution
    3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels video resolution
    Has a self-timer
    Very short battery recharge time
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Tiny maximum aperture number
    5184 x 3888 pixels image resolution
    ok maximum ISO sensitivity
    ok weight
    ok display diagonal
    Does not have a GPS
    Narrower than average field of view
    Only 1/2 to 1/2.5" image sensor size
    5184 X 3888 Pixels Image Resolution

    The Nikon A900 has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3888 pixels. That's 27% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. §.

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    High Megapixels

    Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The Nikon A900's sensor megapixels of 20.3MP is in the highest 13% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Huge Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of the Nikon A900 of 35x is very big compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Video Resolution

    The Nikon A900 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. This Nikon digital camera also has a maximum video resolution of 3840x2160 pixels and 5184x3888 pixels. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 5976 x 3992 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as UHD.

    A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 is known as UHD.

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    ok Minimum Aperture Number

    The Nikon A900's minimum aperture number of 3.4 is ok compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 28% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Nikon A900 has an image stabiliser, as do 71% of cameras.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The camera shutter speed of the Nikon A900 of only 0.00025s is in the shortest 27% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The shortest camera shutter speed of cameras is 0.000016s, the longest is 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s.

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    ok Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Nikon A900's maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200 is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 60% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Touchscreen
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    The Nikon A900 has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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    Does Not Have a GPS

    Like most other digital cameras, the Nikon A900 does not have a GPS. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Features Bluetooth
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    The Nikon A900 features bluetooth, unlike 92% of cameras which do not feature bluetooth.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Nikon A900 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Nikon A900 has a built-in flash. 75% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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