The Good Relatively speedy; tiltable LCD; two custom settings slots on mode dial.
The Bad Subpar photo quality; poor battery life.
The Bottom Line While the Nikon Coolpix P90 brings its performance up to speed with the rest of its class, it now falls behind in photo quality.
Nikon Coolpix P90
Nikon joins the ranks of manufacturers ramping up their top-of-the-line megazoom models to 24x. The replacement for the Nikon Coolpix P80, the P90, outzooms its 18x predecessor with a 24x f2.8-5 26-624mm-equivalent lens, and outpixels it by upping the resolution from 10 megapixels to 12. More useful, Nikon incorporates a tilting 3-inch LCD into the camera, bringing it into parity with competing megazooms from Canon, Sony, and others.
Nikon bails on advanced compacts and that's not good
Opinion: The company announced that it was dropping the attempt to produce its ill-fated series of enthusiast-targeted fixed-lens models and it doesn't sound like it plans to try again.
Nikon Coolpix P90: Lucky for some
Nikon is flying in the face of Fate by launching the Coolpix P90, a 12-megapixel 24x superzoom, on Friday the 13th. Dun dun dunnn!