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Nikon Coolpix 5900 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 5.1MP 3x CCD Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Average expert reviews
Good size
Good quality pictures
18 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twelve expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Techradar and T3.com the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 77 out of 100.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,424 user and expert reviews (including 514 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was able to produce good images.

One person who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Digital camera, 5,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color” in their Nikon Coolpix 5900 review but in spite of that they rated it 3 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix 5900 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au wrote twelve years ago “The two cameras are identical except for the pixel count -- the 7900 has a 7 megapixel sensor and the 5900 has 5”.

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Good Technical Guidance

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 5900 had good technical guidance. Cnet.com mentioned in their review on expert review site CNET.com “Few fully manual controls; tiny, inaccurate optical viewfinder; slow autofocus in dim light”.


Design

Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix 5900 owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Solid image quality; lots of scene modes; versatile burst mode; in-camera help; innovative shooting”. Twelve years ago Photographyblog.com said in their review on PhotographyBlog.com “Easy to use digital camera that produces great image quality”.

Nice Design

A few Nikon Coolpix 5900 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 5900 considered that it was good looking.

Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix 5900 reviewers agreed that it was well made.

Easy to Use

One customer considered that it was easy to use.


Features

Good Technical Features

Some customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix 5900 reckoned that it had good features. Cnet.com mentioned “A few fun and useful features spice up this competent 5-megapixel point-and-shoot Nikon Coolpix 5900, aimed at snapshot photographers.”. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote twelve years ago “A smattering of gee-whiz features lifts this compact point-and-shoot model above the busy crowd of highly automated 5-megapixel pocket cameras”.


Price

A Bit Expensive

One person who bought it thought it was not cheap. Cnet.com.au wrote on CNET.com.au “A less expensive stablemate of the 7-megapixel Coolpix 7900” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix 5900 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Twelve years ago Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix 5900 is a stylishly designed 5 megapixel compact digital camera that was first announced at the PMA show back in February 2005” in their review of this digital camera. Photoradar.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 5900 on expert review site Photo Radar “The meagre 1.5-inch screens on the CoolPix range (the smallest available on any compact) ha”.

One Nikon Coolpix 5900 reviewer who purchased it thought it was a good weight. Techradar rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote “Product Summary Coolpix 5900 Price at launch 250 Key specs Optical Zoom 3 Price at Launch MPN Weight (g) Full spec For”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 150 grams, the Coolpix 5900 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix 5900 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Other

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This digital camera was released in June 2010.


Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 5900 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 3x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Nikon D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, or the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII (£149.99).

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Samsung ZZBPWFR (3.3x and higher rated), or the Canon A800 (3.3x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix 5900 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the SX220 HS, or the SX130 IS both from Canon which and both of have better reviews.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix 5900 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix 5900 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of their better review scores, the Coolpix 8800, or the P7700 both from Nikon.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Coolpix 5900 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the Nikon Coolpix 5900 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera the display diagonals range from 1" to 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6".

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Rollei Sportsline 60 (£36.99) (2.4").

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 115,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix 5900 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age is 410,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix 5900 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix 5900 has a higher image resolution than most low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has a 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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5.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 5.1 megapixels digital camera.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix 8800 (8MP and higher rated).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208902972

Nikon Coolpix 5900 Review Sources

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