Nikon Coolpix P90

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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Image quality 6.0
7.0 Overall

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Review

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.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $400
  • Brand Nikon Inc.
  • Digital Camera Type compact
  • Weight 14.11 oz
  • Sensor Resolution 12 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric) 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
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