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Nikon Coolpix P90 Digital Camera (12MP, 24x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD

by Nikon
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • 12MP digital camera with 3 inch LCD viewing screen
  • 24x optical zoom with 26mm wide-angle capability
  • Image sensor shift VR image stabilisation
  • Motion detection, auto scene selector and smart portrait system
  • Distortion control, quick retouch and image optimiser
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Nikon COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera - Black (16.1 MP, 60x Zoom) 3.0 inch Vari-angle LCD Electronic Viewfinder with Wi-Fi Nikon COOLPIX P600 Digital Camera - Black (16.1 MP, 60x Zoom) 3.0 inch Vari-angle LCD Electronic Viewfinder with Wi-Fi 3.8 out of 5 stars (9)
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 11.4 x 8.3 cm ; 399 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: VMA320B1
  • ASIN: B001R4BT4E
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 Feb 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,698 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

24x zoom that delivers bothwider and longer reach

The COOLPIX P90 offers the unbeatable compositional freedom of a quality 24x Zoom-NIKKOR that features outstanding focal range from 26mm wide-angle to 624mm super-telephoto. It even covers macro shooting ability from as close as 1 cm (0.4 inch.) from your subject.

The 3" vari-angle LCD adds greater framing freedom.

Given the versatile reach and range of the 24x zoom lens, you are bound to find yourself wanting to shoot from the hip, or from a higher angle. That’s why, in addition to its electronic viewfinder, the COOLPIX P90 features a 3" highresolution vari-angle LCD with antireflection coating. The LCD can be tilted upward as much as 90 degrees, or 45 degrees downward.

Advanced shooting modes (P, S, A, and M). The Mode Dial provides quick access to greater personal control over the camera operation and rich creative possibilities offered by Programmed Auto [P], Shutterpriority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A], and Manual [M] exposure modes.

ISO 6400 capability Light sensitivity range up to ISO 6400* creates new opportunities to take sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions, or when shooting fastmoving subjects.* ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

15 frame-per-second high-speed capability. Sport Continuous Mode lets you shoot as many as 45 consecutive pictures* at 15 fps to stay ahead of most any action scene you wish to capture. Furthermore, the Pre-shooting Cache option enables you to record up to 10 frames just before releasing the shutter.* Feature available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

Box Contains

  • Nikon Coolpix P90 digital camera
  • EN-EL5 high capacity lithium-ion battery
  • Instructions

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    140 of 141 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great All-Rounder 10 April 2009
    The Nikon P90 is a great idea if you want the capability of a full size Digital SLR without the cost of or the messing about with different lenses. The Wide Angle, Macro and Zoom are well above anything else I've seen in this class of hybrid digital camera.
    I got the Nikon P90 mainly because of it's amazing built in 24x optical zoom, to give me the ability to take pictures of birds (the feathered variety), without lugging several different cameras, lenses and the tripod all the time, just in case you came across a sudden opportunity, which would invariably pass by the time you got the DSLR set up.
    On the up-side, the P90 does everything you need, it is relatively compact and light, the 3" LCD screen is high resolution and the electronic view-finder is reasonable. I prefer to use the electronic viewfinder as it is a more natural position to hold the camera and adds stability when hand-held as opposed to being on a tripod, also it conserves battery life.
    The lag between pressing the shutter to being able to frame the next shot is about 2 seconds and is no slower on the highest photo quality setting than on the least, much faster than my Olympus compact C-765 but perhaps not as fast as a Canon DSLR, still it is fine for what the camera is.
    On the down side, there is no live histogram facility, only when reviewing pictures after you have taken one! Also there are too many fancy features such as smile and blink warning, scene settings and features for dummies; why not just use Auto? The technology could then be diverted to having the much more useful live histogram.
    A word of warning: You must remember to remove the lens cover before you switch it on, as the lens extends 3/4" when it powers up and if you forget, (like I do), causes an error message on the screen. Again some kind of sensor could prevent this, perhaps more useful than the probably never used features!
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    85 of 86 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Nikon Coolpix P90 16 April 2009
    Verified Purchase
    Having had my Nikon P90 for 4 weeks I wouldn't be without it. As a bridge camera I can carry it around without having to worry about having the right lens for my DSLR. The 24x optical zoom covers all my photograph needs. The flip out movement of the 3" LCD screen makes composing the picture very easy. I like taking flowers and the Macro facility is superb for this. There is some purple fringing on high contrast subjects mainly at the 640mm end of the zoom. The thing I would like is a RAW record mode hopefully there will be an update of the firmware as Cannon have done. Like I. L. Knowles review I keep leaving the lens cap on which I hope doesn't damage the lens motor and a live histogram would be an advantage as it is all to easy to burn the highlights out. Overall I am very pleased with my Nikon P90 and meets all my photograph requirements

    The Right Camera for Me
    Nikon Coolpix P90 Digital Camera (12.0MP, 24x Optical Zoom) 3.0" LCD
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    69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera 26 July 2009
    I used this camera for several trips around the world and took breathtaking photographs, all the while it was reliable and user friendly.
    Who needs a professional DSLR camera when you have the P90? Ok i know those professional photographers who take pictures for a living will not agree, but if you're an amateur who wants to take fantastic pictures with all the options and features that you might want, including the far reaching zoom (sniper zoom i call it!), then this one is definitely for you. For us amateurs, any additional complication won't bring in any benefits; nikon found the right point in terms of ease of use and creating outstanding pictures with all the needed features.
    one thing i found extremely useful in sensitive areas where i wanted to take discrete photos of the local population is the retractable screen.. it allowed me to take pictures while keeping the camera on my belly attached through the strap, sneaking into the LCD turned upwards.. instead of actually holding the camera to my face!
    Buy another battery though if you'll be taking many pictures and videos and wont have access to a charger for 2 days or so..
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    59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars New Coolpix 22 April 2009
    Does everything I could hope for although many of the features I may not use e.g. asking if the subject blinked on a portrait. Luckily I bought from Amazon as the charger did not work on delivery and Nikon UK said they could only repair it taking 3/4 weeks. Amazon dekivered a complete new one on the day following my reporting it to them. What service!!
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, easy to use, great starter! 4 Jan 2010
    By HH
    This is a nice camera. Brought as my first dabble in photography it has allowed me to play with lots of different settings and is still nice and light so I can take is around with me. I love the pre-loaded settings options, like the fireworks and sunset modes which have resulted in some great photos which I love. The ultra fast shutter speed settings have got me some great shorts or moving water, falling rain etc and the macro function is brill for bugs, creatures, flowers etc. I thoughrally recommend this camera to anyone who's looking for a camera that is fun, but can take some great pictures and really experiment with too. The zoom is amazing and the flip back screen makes it realy versitile and has given me some great new angles and some great - odd photos that I would never have taken without it!
    p.s. I've only had it for a few weeks!
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars nikon p90 5 Feb 2010
    i purchased this camera as a step up from compact digital fuji x10 which id had for 5yrs,which is still working fine. after lots of internet research to decide what was best for my needs and budget the nikon p90 stood out its specification being impressive.since useing it lives up to my expectations i had.and more! i would highly recomend the nikon p90 to anyone
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars nikon p90
    this camera is ok for amateur use and is simple to use but I wish it was a DSLR LIKE THE 3200
    Published 7 months ago by edward doman
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good learning camera for keen novice photographers
    We bought this camera for our 10 year old son who is interested in photography. The reason we chose this camera is that it has manual features which allow for more creativity with... Read more
    Published on 21 May 2011 by SOberoi
    1.0 out of 5 stars Nikon P90 is a Big Dissapointment
    initially My Nikon P90 was working reasonably well, but I noted that if you position objects or people at the sides of your frame they come up on pictures extended, stretched,... Read more
    Published on 7 May 2011 by Lagerfield
    3.0 out of 5 stars Okay for what it is
    I bought this camera last january and paid around 200 for it. It has impressed many friends, mostly describing it as 'nifty'
    There are many great design features, but it... Read more
    Published on 12 Jan 2011 by Jump <3
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Camera at a silly price
    I was looking for a camera to gently introduce my 11 year old daughter to SLRs. She has been used to my Nikon D50 and her sister's D3000. Read more
    Published on 23 Dec 2010 by Mr. Martin Shepherd
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera
    This Nikon P90 has so far been abolutely fantastic, I have managed to ,take some brilliant photos and the quality when put onto the high settings are great. Read more
    Published on 3 Jun 2010 by Bob
    5.0 out of 5 stars The best on the market.
    I've been looking around for a new camera since the beginning of 2010, and this is the best one I have seen by a mile. Read more
    Published on 26 May 2010 by David
    5.0 out of 5 stars New camera
    So far so good, I am still getting to know this camera. Its real test will come when I go to Rome, lots of photos WILL be taken. I hope this camera performs as it is supposed to.
    Published on 14 Feb 2010 by Mr. Jonathan Martin
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic long zoom and wide angle camera
    This is a fantastic brillint long zom and wide angle camera, good value of money. it also can treat as a professional SLR camera, but far more cheaper.
    Published on 19 Jan 2010 by Xiaowen Li
    5.0 out of 5 stars Top Camera
    I checked out a lot of reviews for a lot of "bridge" cameras before deciding to buy the Nikon Coolpix P90. I'm extremely pleased with it. Read more
    Published on 17 Jan 2010 by Barry Senior
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