Nikon P90 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix P90 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Predecessor:  
Successor:  
General
Model Number: P90
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $399.95
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2009-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 17.5 oz (495 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.5 x 3.3 x 3.9 in.
(114 x 83 x 99 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.33 inch
Sensor size: 28.198mm2 (6.13mm x 4.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.53 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3984 x 2656 (10.6 MP, 3:2),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/15)
320x240 (15)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Nikkor ED lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 624 mm
Zoom Ratio: 24.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (Wide) - f/5.0 (Tele)
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast detect with Face-priority AF; 9-area Auto, 99-area manual select, center
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type; 0.24", 230K pixel color LCD
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (64 - 800), 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200*, 6400* (* at 3MP or less)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset
Shutter Speed Range: 8 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF area
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes:  
Self Timer: 10 or 3 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync., Rear-curtain sync
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: [Wide Angle]: Approx. 0.5 to 8.0m; [Tele]: Approx. 1.7 to 5.0m
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Included Memory: 47.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.02
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 13
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.53
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.48
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.84
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.015
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.8
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 6.6
Power
Battery Form Factor: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL5
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL5 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 200
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows Vista (32bit), XP; Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical VR image stabilization, Motion Detection, Best Shot Selector (BSS), In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Enhanced Face-Priority AF, Smile Mode, Blink Proof.

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