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Nikon Coolpix P90 Review
Digital camera review overview
Nikon Coolpix P90 Introduction
Nikon Coolpix P90 Camera
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Nikon Coolpix P90 Adjustments
Nikon Coolpix P90 Storage and Energy
Nikon Coolpix P90 Test-images
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Nikon Coolpix P90 Camera
Nikon Coolpix P90 Conclusion

Nikon Coolpix P90 Conclusion

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.
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Nikon Coolpix P90Flash Memory

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Nikon Coolpix P90 memory
The Nikon Coolpix P90 stores its images in JPEG format. Too bad the camera does not support RAW format, which photographers are starting to increasingly require of a camera. However, the JPEG quality offering three different compressions is great for average use. The difference between a DSLR and a compact (mega zoom) camera, is clearly defined. The resolution of 12 Megapixels (4000x3000 pixels) provides a file size of more than 6MB per picture (highest resolution, lowest JPEG compression). The Nikon P90 features an internal memory of approximately 47MB which serves to store only 8 pictures at 12MP. Still, this internal memory can be used conveniently by storing pictures in low resolution on it. That way, you can carry and play a few hundreds of your favorite pictures (e.g. VGA quality) at all times.

Considering 1BG of storage capacity:
12 Megapixels - 4000x3000 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 160 pictures
12 Megapixels - 4000x3000 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 320 pictures
12 Megapixels - 4000x3000 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 640 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3984x2656 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 180 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3984x2656 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 360 pictures
10 Megapixels - 3984x2656 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 710 pictures
9 Megapixels - 2992x2992 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 210 pictures
9 Megapixels - 2992x2992 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 430 pictures
9 Megapixels - 2992x2992 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 850 pictures
8.8 Megapixels - 3968x2232 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 220 pictures
8.8 Megapixels - 3968x2232 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 430 pictures
8.8 Megapixels - 3968x2232 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 860 pictures
8 Megapixels - 3264x2448 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 240 pictures
8 Megapixels - 3264x2448 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 480 pictures
8 Megapixels - 3264x2448 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 940 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 380 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 750 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2592x1944 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 1470 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 610 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 1180 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 2230 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1920x1080 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 910 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1920x1080 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 1740 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1920x1080 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 3180 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 990 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 1880 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 3350 pictures
1.3 Megapixels - 1280x960 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 1510 pictures
1.3 Megapixels - 1280x960 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 2740 pictures
1.3 Megapixels - 1280x960 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 5030 pictures
0.8 Megapixels - 1024x768 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 2230 pictures
0.8 Megapixels - 1024x768 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 4020 pictures
0.8 Megapixels - 1024x768 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 7610 pictures
0.3 Megapixels - 640x480 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 5030 pictures
0.3 Megapixels - 640x480 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 7550 pictures
0.3 Megapixels - 640x480 pixels - JPEG - Basic - 12080 pictures

Video Resolution - 640x480 pixels - 30 fps - 14 min 20 sec
Video Resolution - 320x240 pixels - 30 fps - 50 min


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