Close
Share on
Nikon Coolpix 7900
Nikon Coolpix 7900
+ 1 Video

Loading image...

Nikon Coolpix 7900 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 7.1MP 3x 4x Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
Two industry awards
Autofocus peu performant en basse lumire
Unacceptable noise level
21 Reviews + 2 Awards
Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice DP Review Recommended

Available from international sellers only

Tell Me When It Becomes Available See International Prices
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites both endorsed this Nikon camera. This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review website DP Review and the expert at review site Trusted Reviews gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and wrote it was terrific.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on fifteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Pocket Lint this Nikon digital camera has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 7900 had good features. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “Great looking and compact; unique set of features for its class; above-average image quality, no red-eye” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Twelve years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk gave it a score of 7 stars and said “A good set of features for this type of camera” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “A few advanced features” and rated this digital camera 7 stars.


Design

Nice Design

Seven owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “The stylish 7900 combines an intuitive menu system, many scene modes” in their Nikon Coolpix 7900 review and scored the product 7 stars. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “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” and scored the product 7 stars. Digitalcamerainfo.com said “Its small black body makes it one of the more stylish Coolpix models and it packs an impressive 7.1 effective megapixels onto” .

One person reckoned that it was well designed.

Read more Less

Easy to Use

Four customers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. One owner who bought it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Twelve years ago expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Easy to hold”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Twelve years ago Dpreview.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site DP Review “There is a surprising amount of power hidden in the extensive menus, offering control over focus, metering, whit”.

Read more Less

Good Product Quality

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Cnet.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix 7900 review on CNET.com “Despite a few shortcomings, this handsome little camera packs a punch, with practical snapshot features and solid picture quality.”. Photographyblog.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix 7900 is a compact, stylish and easy to use digital camera that produces great image quality” and gave it a rating of 6 stars.

Beautifully Built and All-Metal Construction

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Neocamera.com said “Beautifully built and all-metal construction” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only scored it 16.4 out of 100. Expert website Megapixel.net mentioned twelve years ago “The Nikon Coolpix 7900 feels solid” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900. Expert review site Dpreview.com said in their review of this digital camera “Design, build and ease of use are excellent”.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. Twelve years ago Cnet.com said in their Nikon Coolpix 7900 review “Digital camera, 7,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color”.

Good Resolution and Good Edge-to-Edge Consistency

Four people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Neocamera.com said “Good resolution and good edge-to-edge consistency” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only scored this digital camera 16.4 out of 100. Pcmag.com mentioned “Compact, Maximum Resolution” and rated it 6 stars.

Three customers who reviewed it said that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com gave the product a score of 7 stars and said on expert review site PC Mag “The Nikon Coolpix 7900s innovative scene modes provide an easy way for beginners and intermediates to take good images, thou Specs” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed it thought it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Neocamera.com wrote eleven years ago “Excellent natural color and exposure - very few blown highlights” nonetheless they gave it a score of 16.4 out of 100.

Read more Less

Autofocus Peu Performant En Basse Lumire

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it did not have a good autofocus. Neocamera.com said “Autofocus peu performant en basse lumire” in their review of this digital camera. Neocamera.com also mentioned “Very poor low light focus - even with the new AF illuminator” in their review. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900 “Slow shot-to-shot times with flash, dual-purpose control buttons impose a learning curve; weak low-light autofocus”.

One person said that it did not have a good zoom. Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “Some focus errors at the long end of the zoom even in good light”.

Read more Less

Weight & Dimensions

Very Compact and Pocketable

Eleven customers mentioned that the product was compact. Neocamera.com said eleven years ago “Very compact and pocketable” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Dpexpert.com.au said “4.9 The NIKON COOLPIX 7900 has been named Best Digital Compact Camera by the European Technical Image Press Associatio”. Dpreview.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on DP Review twelve years ago “In an increasingly crowded 7MP compact market”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was good structurally.

Read more Less

Average Weight

With a weight of 150 grams, the Coolpix 7900 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Video

Supports Video Recording

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

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Support

Manual (custom) White Balance

One owner thought the product had good technical guidance. Neocamera.com mentioned “Manual (custom) white balance”.


Audio

Low ISO Results Relatively Noisy Using Default Settings

One owner who purchased the Nikon Coolpix 7900 considered that it was noisy. Neocamera.com wrote “Low ISO results relatively noisy using default settings”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Unacceptable Noise Level

One owner who purchased the Nikon Coolpix 7900 considered that it was noisy. Neocamera.com wrote “Low ISO results relatively noisy using default settings”.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 7900 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 50x.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 7900 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 1", the largest is 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 2.6". At only 2 inches, the Nikon Coolpix 7900 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Coolpix 7900 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 115,000 pixels) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 420,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix 7900 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208255276, 00018208903054

Other Digital Cameras to Consider

Feedback