Nikon Coolpix P900

Here’s our concise review of the Nikon Coolpix P900 superzoom bridge camera…

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900

This superzoom bridge camera from Nikon is ideal if you’re on a budget. Though its 1/2.3in sensor may not provide the best image quality in class, its 83x optical zoom lens gives you a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24-2000mm with a variable aperture of f/2.8-6.5. You can even double this to 4000mm with the Dynamic Fine Zoom feature, though this will affect image quality.

Under the hood, there’s a 1/2.3in CMOS sensor with 16MP resolution, contrast detection autofocus system and 5-axis optical image stabilisation – a must when shooting at 2000mm. The P900 supports manual shooting, which is great when you need to input your settings, though it doesn’t support RAW files. The EVF is very handy for composing your shots, especially in bright daylight, and the 3in 921k-dot rear screen is perfect for reviewing your images to make sure you’ve nailed the shot.

Although the autofocus isn’t the best in class, you can select the handy Moon or Bird-watching modes to make it easier to capture those stunning images.

Find out more at the Nikon website.

Pros
Battery life
Huge zoom range
Image stabilisation

Cons
Aperture range
Small sensor
Bulky

Spec
Weight: 899g
WxHxD: 140x103x137mm
Battery: 360 shots
Card type: SD, SDXC, SDHC
AF: 99 points
Flash: Yes
Video: 1080p