Big lens, but can this camera can put up with the expectations?
The Nikon COOLPIX P900 features the 83x zoom lens, which allows you to do more with capturing far range subjects. This makes a perfect fit for wildlife photography. This Coolpix has a decent electronic viewfinder, manual shooting modes, built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, and flip-out rotating high-resolution LCD.
The only downside of the Coolpix P900 is it lacks advanced features for users that would love to have such as raw image capture and a mic jack. When fully zoomed in, the images are soft and lack fine detail. The autofocus system is slow to focus in low light. Though the Coolpix P900 is not the best mega-zoom, its lens is remarkable.
Nikon COOLPIX P900‘S Performance
The Nikon Coolpix P900 is ready to shoot in 1.8 seconds, which has an averaged of 1.2 seconds from shot to shot. When using the flash, this increases the shot time to 1.3 seconds. The fastest continuous-shooting speed at full resolution is 7 photos per second.
Unfortunately, another downside of the camera is that it takes roughly 6 seconds for the camera to store those images before you can start shooting again. You also have to adjust the setting with the right timing for once shooting the focus and exposure is likely to make the first shot standout than the next ones.
Design and features
One difficulty you would like to consider with the P900’s design is that it doesn’t have direct control for settings. There’s a single programmable function button just behind the shutter release, which has a changing continuous-shooting mode. However, this can be set for ISO, metering, white balance, AF area mode, image size, or color mode.
In capturing, you’ll get a 921K-dot-resolution 3-inch Vari-angle display and 0.5cm (0.2-inch) electronic viewfinder (EVF) with a proximity sensor. This will automatically switch from the LCD to the EVF when you bring it up to your vision.
The Nikon COOLPIX P900 has Wi-Fi with NFC, which can make you view and transfer photos and video clips to your smartphone or tablet. They limit the remote controls to zooming in and out and the shutter release and no video. The GPS is also built-in for geotagging shots and finding points of interest you might want to capture when traveling.
The Nikon Coolpix P900 exists for people who just cannot get enough zoom from any other competitors. The photo quality isn’t the greatest, particularly at the maximum telephoto end. However, its lens delivers the most shooting flexibility you will get in a camera this size. This helps you get that shots of distant subjects that other cameras can’t get.