Nikon Coolpix P90 Video
Nikon Coolpix P90 Video Transcript
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>> Hi, I'm Molly Wood from CNET.com here at PMA 2009. I'm taking a First Look at the Nikon Coolpix P90. Now you can see that this is basically a point and shoot digital camera that looks a little bit like an SLR. That's because of this 24x zoom here. They're calling this "uber" zoom and I think that's pretty appropriate. It goes to 624 millimeters. Obviously, it has optical image stabilization built-in which you know you need with that kind of zoom. The other big story about this camera is that it has this variable angle LCD on the back, so that when you're actually shooting you can see multiple angles. So, you could hold it, sort of down here if you're trying to shot a picture up high, up here, if you're trying to shot a picture down low. There's also an electronic view finder in here, so you can actually look here and get sort of a little image of what would be on this view finder. That's also very handy if you're shooting mega zoom -- uber zoom I mean. Now, this camera is being build as a point and shoot that also works like a dSLR. So, it has a variety of manual options built in. You can sort of tweak your photos to your hearts content or it has 15 scene detection modes to make it as easy as possible for you. Now the P90 also shoots video at 24 frames per second. I was a little disappointed that there isn't HD video shooting available, but you can shot in 16:9 aspect ratio, which is a nice little touch. This camera is available now. It retails for about $399. At PMA 2009, I'm Molly Wood. ^M00:01:26 [ Music ]
It shoots good photos, but mediocre performance and a serious design flaw may keep this 8-megapixel camera out of the hands of enthusiasts.
If 2 megapixels is enough resolution for you, this easy-to-use Nikon is a good starter camera, but like its 3.2-megapixel stablemate, it lacks manual controls.
This easy-to-use Nikon is a good starter camera for the new digital photographer, but it lacks most manual controls more-experienced shooters demand, and both the memory card and the rechargeable batteries cost extra.
The Nikon Coolpix P500 improves on its predecessor's features and shooting performance, but its photos and video quality still aren't as good as the rest of the package.
Fun features and chic styling make the Nikon Coolpix S60 a tasty choice for casual point-and-shoot use. However, if you need speed or snapshot perfection, this isn't your camera.
A useful wide-to-supertelephoto zoom range and a competent EVF are the key attractions of this 4-megapixel point-and-shoot compact.
The Nikon Coolpix S6200 is not exceptional in any way, but casual snapshooters in need of a pocket-friendly 10x zoom camera should check it out.
The Coolpix P7000 is a fine camera that lots of enthusiasts will appreciate for its smart shooting design, interesting feature set, and worthy photo quality.
The Nikon Coolpix S570 is a respectable ultracompact camera, despite average point-and-shoot performance and some high-ISO overpromising.
Nikon produces another solid point-and-shoot compact megazoom with the Coolpix S9100 by offering fast performance, good photos, and an excellent feature-to-price ratio.
Nikon Coolpix P90 Review
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 Specs
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
Part number: 26171
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