|12 Megapixel Nikon Coolpix P90 megazoom digital camera
There is a significant amount of mega-zoom cameras available to the consumer. The Nikon Coolpix P90 must therefore really distinguish itself from the masses. Moreover; the expectations of a "real" Nikon camera are often higher than average. There is no shortage of advanced innovative imaging solutions for this camera. From smart portrait features to an auto scene recognition system; you'll find it all on the Nikon P90.
Competitively priced Nikon cameras
However, the camera seems to be bothered by the competitively priced Nikon DSLR cameras, even though the large optical zoom range stands out and distinguishes itself from the standard kit lens that comes with the Nikon D3000. The prices are close, and there seems to be an overlap for the experienced or enthusiastic photographer. It is a pity that Nikon has not applied the mega zoom camera with RAW support. It is understandable from the marketing viewpoint, but too bad for the user. You can of course turn to the P6000, but that camera lacks the large zoom range.
Nikon Coolpix P90 digital camera quality
What remains, is an all-round mega zoom camera with a variety of settings for the experienced as well as the novice photographer. The high resolution of 12 Megapixels is a pity, while this amount of pixels on the small sensor forces Nikon to strongly use the noise reduction in order to make high ISO possible. Because it has to be said, the ISO range is not at all usable. Even at 400 ISO, there is an apparent loss in detail, which certainly does not improve at higher ISO values. Distortion, chromatic aberration and other minor flaws are effectively corrected by the intelligent algorithms of the internal image editing system, so that the JPEG file does not need a lot of editing afterwards.
Nikon P90 a user friendly camera with a good picture quality
The Nikon Coolpix P90 is a versatile mega zoom camera with advanced features. It's a nice tool for the photo enthusiast, offering a generally fine quality that allows for shooting a variety of subjects. However, if you demand a lot from image quality, prefer RAW support and think high resolution is fine as long as a decent signal/noise ratio is maintained, you'd be better off looking for a digital SLR camera. It might be bigger and heavier, but it's just as simple and easy to use.