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Nikon Coolpix P900 Digital Camera

£445.99
£414.00 £31.99 cheaper than 30 days ago
Bridge Camera 16MP 83x Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Six industry awards
Side zoom control
Unacceptable noise level
359 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, M3.idg.se and Vido.com.ua all of whom concluded that this Nikon digital camera was good.

An additional two expert review sites endorsed this medium megapixel digital camera. This digital camera received a "Silver" award from website Digifotopro.nl who wrote it was great and the expert at review site Tomsguide.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this medium megapixel digital camera is 75 out of 100 based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Techradar.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this medium megapixel digital camera rated this camera as marvellous on average. Over 71% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Value for Money

Twenty-seven owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was good value for money. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Bargain price”. Website Bestbuy.com mentioned two years ago “Excellent price point”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Great value for the price” in their review.

Four customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P900 concluded that it was expensive. Expert website Techradar.com said “It's also big, heavy and expensive” . Peace7860 scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “The quality was not good and also they require tripods and are expensive”. Mck mentioned in their review of this digital camera last year “It is very expensive”.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix P900 in June 2015.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Four owners who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Small Sensor Noise”. They also wrote “Noisy When Zooming” in their review. Nh Flyer mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Crystal Clear and no noise” but even so they still scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix P900 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also feature voice recording.

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Loud Zoom

Four owners who purchased it considered that it was noisy. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Small Sensor Noise”. They also wrote “Noisy When Zooming” in their review.

Nh Flyer mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Crystal Clear and no noise” but even so they still scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix P900 supports video recording, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix P900 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Lumix DMC-GX80 (£429), or the Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99) both from Panasonic.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix P900 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The best video resolution of all medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix P900 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (£435.69).

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Features

Good Features

Twenty owners who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Lots of features” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Features are great” in their review. Karen said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “This camera has so many features that it will take time to figure it all out” in her review of this digital camera.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix P900 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix P900 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix P900 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Lumix DMC-GX80 (£429), the Lumix DMC-GF7 (£435.69), or the Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99) all from Panasonic.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Nikon Coolpix P900 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Lens System

Very Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera is 1x, the biggest is 83x, and the average optical zoom is 27x. When compared to other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera that we have assessed the optical zoom of, the Nikon Coolpix P900's optical zoom of 83 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera range from 51mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 550mm. At 2,000 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix P900 has a very long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Six Aspheric Elements

The Coolpix P900 has more aspheric elements than most of the medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. Most of the cameras of this age and type only have between one and five aspheric elements, however this camera has six aspheric elements.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Coolpix P900 has a fairly small minimum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera. Digital cameras that were released one year ago have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.7 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Nikon Coolpix P900 has a dioptre correction. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have a dioptre correction.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Coolpix P900 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix P900 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix P900 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Lumix DMC-GX80 (£429), the Lumix DMC-GF7 (£435.69), or the Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99) all from Panasonic.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456| 3264 x 2448| 2272 x 1704| 1600 x 1200| 640x480| 4608 x 2592| 1920 x 1080| 4608 x 3072| 3456 x 3456, which is the most commonly found still image resolution(s) on medium megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix P900 has a self-timer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago also have a self-timer.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Coolpix P900 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix P900 is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Design

Side Zoom Control

Fourty customers who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera “Side zoom control”. Dr. Jackie gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote two years ago “Great camera, easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Love the ability to use this camera indoors with or with out the flash” in their review.

Seven people mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Easy To Learn Settings”. Larrybraun mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The Auto shooting mode allows the camera to choose the best settings for each condition, whether it is a shot with poor lighting”. Marine Dan gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she wrote in her review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “A tripod should be used for higher zoom settings”.

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Well Made

Nine customers considered that the product was well made. Two years ago website Bestbuy.com wrote “Well built” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Seems Sturdy Well Made”. In April last year Ctrues mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “A solid camera as a bridge”.

Three owners who bought the Nikon Coolpix P900 concluded that it was strong and durable. Rabbitrun said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It remains to be seen how durable it is or how it does in cold temperatures” in their review of this digital camera. Chila rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Tough to steady with the zoom fully extended.”. Anila H. scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote in April this year “Sturdy and strong” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Fifteen customers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Dan scored the product 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his Nikon Coolpix P900 review “Good looking, great performing camera (for a small sensor size”. Tinman mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Difference lens, camera has it's own value, you are getting this camera for it zoom power and pretty reasonable photo quality”. In April last year Wayne wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It has optical stabilization that works pretty darn good”.

Good Quality

Thirty-nine customers who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great Quality Movies” . They also mentioned “Good Image Quality” in their review. And also wrote “Image quality is good”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Seven people who purchased it concluded that it had a good battery life. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Long Battery Life” in their review of this digital camera. They also wrote “Battery Life Seems Ok” in their review. Last year Jaybyrd said in their review of this digital camera “They recharge quickly” and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Eleven people said that it was heavy and bulky. In April last year Ctrues gave the Nikon Coolpix P900 a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “It's a bit heavy”. Willyp wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Too heavy (for a senior) to carry very far.”. Vj scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The camera body is a bit bulky”.

Three people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was compact. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Amazing Zoom In Compact S”. Moh Gaber gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “Best compact digital camera”.

Two owners who purchased the product considered that it was easy to carry around. In April last year Jaybyrd mentioned “It was easy to carry, easy to use” in their review of this digital camera. Weswilli1 said “Easy to carry, just a great all around camera”.

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Hesham said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It is good for travelers, if any body interested for this camera, go for it.” in their review of this digital camera but they only gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5. Tom1942 wrote on expert website Walmart.com “The camera body and mechanics has better quality on the Canon”.

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Good Flash

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good flash. In April last year Wayne wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “It has a pop up flash”. Megamegatrontron scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “The flash is very bright, which is good” in their review of this digital camera.

1080 60 Video Capture

Twenty customers said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Pc Mag wrote in their Nikon Coolpix P900 review two years ago “1080 60 video capture” . Tenniswitch mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The quality or both photos and video is superb” in their review of this digital camera. Rcm wrote “There are sixteen movie modes”.

Articulating Screen

Four people who bought it agreed that it had a good screen. Techradar mentioned “Articulating screen”. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote two years ago “Large Movable Display” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P900. In April last year Twobicycles gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The display is bright and very sharp”.

Two customers who bought it wrote that it had a good viewfinder. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Viewfinder Not Very Good” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Led Screen View Finder” in their review.

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Effective Image Stabilisation

One hundred and thirteen customers agreed that the product was able to produce good images. Two years ago website Neocamera.com said “Very consistent image sharpness” in their review of this digital camera. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in the same month “Good Photos And Video” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Edit Photos On Camera” in their review.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Ctrues mentioned last year “Definitely a quicker means to get an area scoped out for more detailed shooting”. Vj said two years ago “Very pleased with the quality of the photos The zoom feature is great for shooting in bright light” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Rick wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert website Bestbuy.com “Amazing camera for nature shooting”.

Four people agreed that the product was good in low light. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good in Low Light” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Jagv gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “At the wide end, low light performance is very good for its class”. Also two years ago Ralph Miner he mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “This camera also has an excellent scene mode for shooting the moon which works good even for low light lunar eclipses” in his review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. Jlip said on expert review site Bestbuy.com “The clarity was amazing” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 80 out of 100. Two years ago Wkgtrs mentioned “The zoom reaches an unbelievable distance and still holds together well with good clarity” in their review of this digital camera. Elliot wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “Clarity to be excellent”.

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Huge Zoom Range

Ninety-nine people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Digital Versus wrote “Framing assist with the zoom” in their review of this digital camera however they gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Adjustable initial zoom position” in their review. Two years ago expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Its Dynamic Fine Zoom digitally increases the range to approximately 4, 0” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100.

Fifteen owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Ephotozine gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Effective image stabilisation”. Pc Mag said two years ago “Excellent image stabilization system” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Website Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Highly effective optical image stabilization” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Fifteen owners mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix P900 had a good lens. Digital Versus wrote “Bright lens ( 2.8”. Website Bhphotovideo.com scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Great telephoto lens”. Two years ago expert review site Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Behind the powerful lens”.

Twelve customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Smart" Quick Focus” and rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Great Focus Time” in their review. Manfish mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The manual focus works well for isolating critters from a forest of leaves” in their review of this digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208944262

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