Nikon Coolpix P900: Featuring a 16MP Sensor and 83X Optical Zoom
Nikon has unveiled its latest SLR like Bridge camera in Coolpix P900, offering truckloads of features to rely upon. This camera boasts of a powerful sensor, lens mount and myriad connectivity schemes with the specs sheet detailed as follows:
The Coolpix P900 boasts of a powerful 16MP CMOS image sensor offering a maximum image resolution of 4608x3456 pixels. Aspect ratio choices are restricted with only 4:3 available. The sensor measures 6.17mmx4.55mm in terms of dimensions besides working in unison with the Expeed C2 image processing unit. The Coolpix P900 features an optical zooming prowess of 83.3X with the equivalent focal length range of 24-2000mm. Maximum lens aperture range is F2.8-F6.5, offering better wide angle viewing experience in addition to the telephoto range. Besides high-end optical zoom, the Coolpix P900 also supports 4X digital zoom with the normal focus range of 50cm. This camera offers a zoom extension up to 166X with the Dynamic Fine Zoom. In terms of lens mount, the Coolpix P900 offers the NIKKOR ED glass lens with extra-low dispersion added into the mix.
Photography and Videography
The Coolpix P900 offers an ISO sensitivity range of 100-6400 which is expandable up to 12800. 5 white balance presets are featured in addition to the custom white balance mode. Optical image stabilization is also supported by this camera with 5-stop notes backing up the same. Fine and Normal JPEG quality levels are supported as well. The Coolpix P900 also exhibits Autofocus with multiple modes like Contrast Detect, Center and Face detection. Both shutter and aperture priority modes are featured with the built-in flash support. Shutter speed range is 15-1/4000 with a flash range of up to 11.50m. Burst shooting is allowed at 7.0 frames per second.
In terms of video recording, the Coolpix P900 supports Full HD or 1080p at 60 frames per second. Other resolutions in HD and 480p are supported at 60 and 30 fps respectively. In terms of video formats, the Coolpix P900 supports MPEG.4 and H.264. High speed recording modes are also featured with a range of 12.5-120p. Stereo microphone and mono speaker are also included.
The Coolpix P900 offers a fully articulated3 inch LCD panel. This TFT screen offers a resolution of 921K dots in addition to the Live Viewing option. An electronic viewfinder is supported as well with 100 percent coverage and a resolution of 921K dots as well.
Connectivity and Storage
In terms of connectivity, the Coolpix P900 supports USB 2.0 with a file transfer speed of 480Mbit/ sec. Micro-HDMI is featured in addition to the built-in wireless support. NFC support is included, facilitating seamless file transfers. An orientation sensor is featured as well. In terms of storage, the Coolpix P900 supports SD, SDXC and SDHC digital cards.
Design and Battery
In terms of dimensions, the Coolpix P900 measures 140mmx103mmx137mm and weighs 899g as well. Powering the gadget is the EN-EL23 battery pack, supporting up to 360 shots on a single charge.
Nikon Coolpix P900 Rivals:
Nikon Coolpix P600
Nikon Coolpix P610
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
Canon Powershot SX530 HS
Sony Cybershot DSC HX300
Sony Cybershot DSC HX400V