IM­AGE QUAL­ITY & PER­FOR­MANCE - NIKON COOLPIX P900

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In terms of reach, there cer­tainly is no beat­ing the COOLPIX P900. The 83x op­ti­cal zoom brings you an op­ti­cal zoom equiv­a­lent of a 2000mm tele­photo lens, in a de­cid­edly smaller and lighter pack­age. Fo­cus is fairly fast even at the full ex­tents – on par with the Pow­er­Shot G3 X, but slower than the LU­MIX DMC-FZ300. Like the G3 X, the COOLPIX P900 has a fea­ture where press­ing a but­ton zooms out tem­po­rar­ily to let you find your sub­ject be­fore zoom­ing back in (with fo­cus), which cer­tainly helps with fram­ing your sub­ject. There isn’t RAW sup­port on the cam­era, and the 7fps burst mode is also slightly lim­ited in the sense that the buf­fer fills af­ter seven shots, but the big­ger fac­tor is that im­ages at max­i­mum zoom tend to be a lit­tle soft. How­ever, if you re­ally want tele­photo reach with­out the in­vest­ment of a full DSLR and lens, then there’s noth­ing else quite like it.

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DE­CEM­BER 2015

The COOLPIX P900 re­tains just about enough de­tail to be us­able at ISO 1,600.

The im­ages of the CoolPix P900 are a lit­tle soft at the ex­treme tele end.

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