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Nikon Coolpix 7900 Digital Camera

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7.1MP 3x 4x SD Jun 2010
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18 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both endorsed this camera. The reviewer at DP Review gave this compact camera camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Trusted Reviews.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 76 out of 100 based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and T3.com.

Good Size

Eleven people who bought it reckoned that it was compact. Eleven years ago expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “Compact, Maximum Resolution”. Expert website T3.com said in their review of this digital camera “The ink was hardly dry on our review of Nikons five-megapixel 5900 compact before the company released this seven-meg versi”. Expert website Neocamera.com said “This compact camera has a lot of competition, even with its its 7 megapixel resolution” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix 7900 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera was good structurally.

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Nice Design

Some people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 7900 reckoned that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com said on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com eleven years ago “The Nikon Coolpix 7900 is a stylishly designed 7 megapixel compact digital camera that was first announced at the PMA show back in February 2005” in their review. In the same month expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned “Its small black body makes it one of the more stylish Coolpix models and it packs an impressive 7.1 effective megapixels onto” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900. Expert review site Cameras.co.uk rated it 4 stars and said “Likeable, stylish digital camera”.

One Nikon Coolpix 7900 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 7900 was a good design. Dpreview.com wrote on expert website DP Review “Design, build and ease of use are excellent” in their review of this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

A number of Nikon Coolpix 7900 reviewers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Eleven years ago expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote “The stylish 7900 combines an intuitive menu system, many scene modes”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Easy to hold” and rated this digital camera 77 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Dpreview.com said on DP Review “There is a surprising amount of power hidden in the extensive menus, offering control over focus, metering, whit” in their review.

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Nikon Coolpix 7900 owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 7900 had good features. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900 on expert review site CNET.com “Great looking and compact; unique set of features for its class; above-average image quality, no red-eye”. Cameras.co.uk said in their review “A good set of features for this type of camera”. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900 eleven years ago “A few advanced features” .

Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix 7900 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “Beautifully built and all-metal construction”. Expert review site Megapixel.net wrote “The Nikon Coolpix 7900 feels solid”.

Good Quality Pictures

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “Digital camera, 7,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900. Neocamera.com said “Good resolution and good edge-to-edge consistency” in their review yet they only rated it 2 stars.

A few Nikon Coolpix 7900 owners thought the product was able to produce good images. Eleven years ago expert website Pcmag.com scored this digital camera 4 stars and said “Intermediates to take good images, thou Specs”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix 7900 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 7900 agreed that it was good quality. Cnet.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote on expert review site CNET.com “Despite a few shortcomings, this handsome little camera packs a punch, with practical snapshot features and solid picture quality.” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900. Photographyblog.com wrote eleven years ago “Easy to use digital camera that produces great image quality” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix 7900 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 7900, the Coolpix 7900 has a built-in flash.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Coolpix 7900 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix 7900.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix 7900 is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix 7900.

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Narrow

Digital cameras of this age and type have widths of between 16mm and 470mm. The Coolpix 7900 is one of the narrower digital cameras of this age and type (only 88 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Short

The shortest digital camera of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix 7900 is 10mm tall, the tallest is 750mm, and the average height is 61mm. With a height of only 36.5 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix 7900 is one of the shorter digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix 7900 amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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16 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer thought the Nikon Coolpix 7900 was not noisy. Neocamera.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix 7900 review “Low ISO results relatively noisy using default settings”.

Very Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of digital cameras of this type and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel count of only 7.1 megapixels, the Coolpix 7900 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix 7900 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 7900 which have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Coolpix 7900 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3 times zoom factor) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Coolpix 7900 does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix 7900 range from 1" to 4.8". With a screen size of only 2 inches, the Coolpix 7900 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 7900.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix 7900 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Nikon Coolpix 7900 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix 7900 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix 7900 also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 7900 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix 7900 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The digital zooms of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix 7900 range from 1x to 810x.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modes "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 115,000 pixels, the Coolpix 7900 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 7900 have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix 7900 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 7900 maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Coolpix 7900 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The playback mode "single image" is also found on this camera.

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Thick

The Coolpix 7900 is fairly thick (60 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 7900. Compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 7900 have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 7900

Released Over Six Years Ago

This compact camera camera was released over six years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 150 grams, the Nikon Coolpix 7900 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 7900.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Size
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Digital SLR

2 Awards

Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice DP Review Recommended

Expert Reviews

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31 December 2006

This compact camera has a lot of competition, even with its its 7 megapixel resolution and high-resolution movie mode. Overall, the image and build quality of the Nikon Coolpix 7900 is decent for... Read more…

Very compact and pocketable
Beautifully built and all-metal construction
Good resolution and good edge-to-edge consistency
Excellent natural color and exposure - very few blown highlights
Manual (custom) white balance
Images soft (though they respond well to unsharp masking)
Very poor low light focus - even with the new AF illuminator
Some focus errors at the long end of the zoom even in good light
Low ISO results relatively noisy using default settings
Finest qual

Small but easy to hold, the stylish 7900 combines an intuitive menu system, many scene modes, and a few advanced features...

12 August 2005

If digital cameras upgrade any faster, well have to start printing the mag on web-linked smart paper with real-time updates. The ink was hardly dry on our review of Nikons five-megapixel 5900... Read more…

27 July 2005

« [ PENTAX digital slr web site ] | Main | [ PREPARE TO BE AMAZED! ] » July 27, 2005 [ REVIEW?NIKON Coolpix 7900 ] Price: $799Rating: 4.9 The NIKON COOLPIX 7900 has been named Best Digital... Read more…

The Coolpix 7900 does its best to prevent you from taking bad shots. Its Blur Warning lets you know when camera shake or hand shake has affected a shot--but we found far too many blurred shots... Read more…

27 June 2005

The Nikon Coolpix 7900s innovative scene modes provide an easy way for beginners and intermediates to take good images, thou Specs: Included Memory: On Board, Media Format: Secure Digital, Type:... Read more…

15 June 2005

Spec: Digital camera, 7,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color
Good: Great looking and compact; unique set of features for its class; above-average image... Read more…

15 June 2005

Despite a few shortcomings, this handsome little camera packs a punch, with practical snapshot features and solid picture quality...

4 June 2005

The 7.1-megapixel Nikon Coolpix 7900 and the 5.1-megapixel Coolpix 5900 combine state-of-the-art technology, image quality, and speed, with a unique all-metal design to give consumers what they... Read more…

1 June 2005

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 feels solid. The exterior is metallic, finished in a metallic black paint, and the lens barrel and its trim are silver, matching the band that divides the front and back of... Read more…

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