|Nikon Coolpix P90 digital camera review : The Nikon P90 is one of the latest mega-zoom cameras from the Coolpix stable. On one hand, the mega-zoom camera finds itself under pressure, mainly due to the appearance of the entry-level digital SLR camera. On the other hand however, this type of camera still has the advantage of a compact size and light weight, combined with a large optical zoom range like the Nikon Coolpix P90 with its 24x zoom. The P90 is the successor to the Coolpix P80 and challenges the mega zoom as well as the DSLR cameras, including Nikon's own line of digital SLR cameras.
Nikon Coolpix P90 megazoom camera
The Nikon Coolpix P90 has inherited many features from its predecessor. Some of which have been adapted to current standard criteria. As expected, the resolution has been increased from 10 to 12.1 Megapixels, the monitor on the back of the camera has increased from 2.7 to 3.0-inch, and the optical zoom lens has been equipped with a range of 24x instead of 18x. The many options that come with a sophisticated camera are naturally still there. The 24x optical zoom lens is assisted by a so-called Vibration Reduction, which is nothing less than an effectively working image stabilizer.
Automated features on the Nikon P90
In terms of hardware, the changes have been only minor; rather than spectacular, it is more of a logical upgrade. The functionality has been further automated, and we now also find smile and blink detection, auto scene recognition, active D-Lighting and a continuous high mode, 15 fps (in low resolution) on the Nikon Coolpix P90. Other than that, Nikon has not changed much when it comes to the Megazoom concept, which ensures the camera treads along quietly.
Nikon Coolpix P90 review including a DIWA Labs test
We had the Nikon Coolpix P90 in our office for a considerable amount of time. In addition, the Nikon P90 was extensively technically tested in the DIWA Lab. The combination of testing in practice and the technical lab tests enables us to provide a balanced final verdict. Our findings can be read in the following Nikon Coolpix P90 review.
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"The Nikon P90 has become the new top model in the extensive range of Nikon Megazoom cameras that we have seen passing by continuously. In spite of the fact the digital SLR camera drops in price every so often, and the market share has been increasing fast, the Megazoom segment remains appealing. Naturally, the compact size in combination with the large optical zoom range is the basis for this success. The following Nikon Coolpix pictures were taken in Amsterdam, the Netherlands."
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