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Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900 Digital Camera

20.3MP 35x CMOS Feb 2016
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19 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 15,245 expert and user reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix A900 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact cameras that were launched in the last year which do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price].

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix A900 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst compact cameras of this age. The display diagonals of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A900 range from 0.5" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.7".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for the last year which do not support wi-Fi, the Coolpix A900 supports wi-Fi.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix A900, the Coolpix A900 has an image stabilizer.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of new compact cameras is 12x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 40x. At 35 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A900 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix A900.

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Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.3 megapixels, the Coolpix A900 has one of the higher megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix A900 have megapixels of between 8MP and 21MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 20.3MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many new digital cameras.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080|3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. 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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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the new similar spec cameras the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 20mm to 960mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 310mm. At 840 millimeters, the Coolpix A900 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix A900 is more than most compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

When compared to other latest digital cameras that we have assessed the total megapixels of, the Nikon Coolpix A900's total megapixels of 21.14 megapixels is one of the most. The least total megapixels of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix A900 is 14MP, the most is 24MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP.

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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 comparable spec cameras. Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution across all compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A900.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix A900 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels. The Coolpix A900 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix A900 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that were launched in the last year. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon 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 compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Coolpix A900 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by recently released digital cameras.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The average battery recharge time of latest cameras is 2.6h. The Coolpix A900 has a quite short battery recharge time (only 2.2 hours) compared to most of the other latest digital cameras.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix A900 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months is 22mm and the longest is 28mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most cameras that were launched in the last year are not 3D. The Coolpix A900 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A900 are not waterproof. The Coolpix A900 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix A900 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other latest cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to consider including the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon Coolpix A900 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A900 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most new digital cameras do not have a built-in flash. The Coolpix A900 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

With a weight of 299 grams, the Coolpix A900 is quite heavy compared to most of the other latest similar spec cameras. Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix A900 the weights range from 98g to 480g, and the average weight is 170g.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 5184 x 2920| 3888 x 3888| 3648 x 273| 2272 x 1704| 1600 x 1200| 640 x 480, which is typical of many latest cameras.

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Only Three Number of Diaphragm Bladess

The Nikon Coolpix A900 is a three number of diaphragm blades camera.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Coolpix A900 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out in the last year. The flash modes "Manual" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Coolpix A900 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most recently released comparable spec digital cameras. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Tracking Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix A900 is 99%, and the field of views range from 97% to 100%. The Coolpix A900 has a fairly narrow field of view (only 98 percent) compared to most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix A900

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Nikon released the Coolpix A900.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec 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.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to look at include the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 285 HS[plb_3191157_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix A900 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix A900.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the IXUS 175[pl_3191143_price], or the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ152[plb_3584864_price] (6x).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon Coolpix A900 has a better sensor type than most new compact cameras. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most newly released compact cameras have a CCD sensor type.

There are a number of other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon.

If the sensor type of this compact camera camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 175[plb_3191143_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Direct Printing
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
USB Connectivity

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208947171, 00018208948949

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