• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1440.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Nikon A900 advantages over Nikon B600

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 99 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    289g vs 500g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon B600 advantages over Nikon A900

  • Less expensive
    $327 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,440 mm vs 840 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    19 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.7 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Nikon A900

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P610

Nikon A900
Nikon P610
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon B600
Nikon P610
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Nikon B600
Panasonic ZS60
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $359
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX540 HS

Nikon A900
Canon SX540 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $273
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon B600
Canon SX540 HS
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $273
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX720 HS

Nikon A900
Canon SX720 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $354
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Nikon B600
Canon SX720 HS
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $354
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Higher-res screen
Nikon B600
Canon SX730 HS
  • $327
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $379
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Manual focus
Compare Other Cameras?