Posted on June 4th, 2009
While the Nikon Coolpix P90 doesn’t have a lot to offer in the features and controls department, it more than makes up for it in the image processing department. In order to explain how well this DSLR camera captures images, we’ll use an analogy consisting of you and your doctor. Generally, when you go to your doctor’s office, you describe your symptoms and a medically licensed expert offers his or her diagnosis. It would be rather silly in this scenario to disagree and diagnose yourself in converse to a professional opinion, which is comparable to wanting more image capture options and features on a camera that already knows how to take a great picture in whatever conditions it faces. That is where the Nikon Coolpix P90 shines.
With a nice feel but not a lot of weight to it, the best feature of the Nikon Coolpix P90just might be the price tag – and this isn’t one of those “it’s okay for the price” sort of cameras, it’s way better than it’s price tag. Super zoom is a feature that one normally is required to shell out big bucks for on most DSLR’s. Many top-of-the-line DSLR’s might struggle to capture clear pictures in bright and low light situations, but here at 42ndStreet Photo, we’ve found that the Coolpix P90 handles all light conditions extremely well.
The LCD screen pivots, which is very nice for those akward angle shots. While it does take amazing pictures, potential buyers should know that this is not a camera for those just starting into the world of photography. It’s relatively easy to use if you know what you’re doing, but an inexperienced user might find themself taking many uninspiring pictures if they don’t want to dedicate the time to learning how it works.
All in all, the Nikon Coolpix P90 is a good camera for anyone who wants to take good pictures, but for those that crave lots of features, this may not be the camera for them.