There’s mechanical image stabilization for still captures and electronic for movies, a 12.1 megapixel sensor, Nikon’s EXPEED processing technology and full manual controls in addition to the usual automatic and scene-specific shooting options Nikon Coolpix Battery Charger. The 3.0 inch LCD monitor is articulated and can rotate through 135 degrees of motion.
Face detection and automatic shooting of smiling faces is available, along with a blink-proof option that takes two shots of smiling faces and then selects one in which the subject’s eyes are open. High speed continuous shooting is available at reduced resolution, along with Nikon’s D-Lighting feature to enhance brightness and contrast, expanding the camera’s apparent dynamic range.
Folks who are considering an ultrazoom and have studied the market might say that there are a bunch of cameras out there that offer similar features, and they’d be right. Technology marches on and it seems everyone is offering face detection this and smile detection that, so for me the critical factors tend to be performance-based: does it focus quickly, shoot quickly, produce good quality images and have ISO performance that at least compares favorably with the norms for the class?
The camera accepts SD memory media and has about 47MB of internal memory. Nikon includes a lithium ion battery and charger, USB and AV cables, lens cap and attachment cord, neck strap and CD-ROM software with each camera.
The body has a deeply sculpted handgrip with a nicely tacky rubber-like material Nikon Coolpix Camera Charger that wraps around it – another patch of the same material covers the thumb rest area on the camera back. There is good clearance between the grip and the lens barrel, but folks with really large fingers may find a bit of a tight squeeze. The shooting finger falls naturally onto the shutter button and control placement will insure that any accidental activation are few and far between.
While most cameras that extend the lens on power up will send a lens cap flying, the P90 detects the presence of the lens cap and instead of deploying the lens gives you a “lens error” message directing you to shut off the camera, remove the lens cap and try again.
The Nikon Coolpix P90 arrived at my house barely 48 hours before the wife and I started the drive to Alaska and back that will find us on the road for some 35 days. With all the last minute “make sure we haven’t forgotten anything” going on I barely had time to make the product shots and take a few captures with the P90 before it disappeared into the bag. But some things I saw from the camera in that brief shoot were enough to get me excited about taking this ultrazoom up north. There’s a lot of shooting yet to be done before the final verdict on the P90 Nikon Coolpix Charger can be rendered, but things are looking promising.