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Nikon Coolpix 7900
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Nikon Coolpix 7900 Digital Camera

Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice DP Review Recommended
7.1MP 3x 4x SD Jun 2010
Megapixel Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites liked this Nikon camera. DP Review conluded that they would endorse this compact camera digital camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and it received a Trusted Reviews "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Nice Design

Several people agreed that it was good looking. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera 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”. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix 7900 review “Its small black body makes it one of the more stylish Coolpix models and it packs an impressive 7.1 effective megapixels onto”. Cameras.co.uk rated the Nikon Coolpix 7900 4 stars and said in their Nikon Coolpix 7900 review eleven years ago “Likeable, stylish digital camera”.

One Nikon Coolpix 7900 owner who bought it thought it was a good design. Dpreview.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website DP Review “Design, build and ease of use are excellent”.

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Good Size

A few customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix 7900 said that it was compact. Eleven years ago Pcmag.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900 on expert review site PC Mag “Compact, Maximum Resolution”. Expert website T3.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix 7900 review “The ink was hardly dry on our review of Nikons five-megapixel 5900 compact before the company released this seven-meg versi”. Neocamera.com wrote in their review “This compact camera has a lot of competition, even with its its 7 megapixel resolution”.

One Nikon Coolpix 7900 owner who bought the product thought it was good structurally.

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Easy to Use

A few customers thought this digital camera was easy to use. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “The stylish 7900 combines an intuitive menu system, many scene modes” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Dpreview.com wrote “There is a surprising amount of power hidden in the extensive menus, offering control over focus, metering, whit” in their Nikon Coolpix 7900 review.

One Nikon Coolpix 7900 owner who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 7900 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said eleven years ago “Easy to hold”.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Nikon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

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Good Technical Features

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

Robust

A number of Nikon Coolpix 7900 owners who bought the Nikon Coolpix 7900 concluded that it was well made. Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Beautifully built and all-metal construction” however despite that they only rated it 40 out of 100. Expert website Megapixel.net said in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix 7900 feels solid”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said “Digital camera, 7,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color”. Ten years ago Neocamera.com said “Good resolution and good edge-to-edge consistency” in their Nikon Coolpix 7900 review.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Eleven years ago Pcmag.com said “Intermediates to take good images, thou Specs”.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 7900 agreed that it was good quality. Eleven years ago expert review site Cnet.com said “Despite a few shortcomings, this handsome little camera packs a punch, with practical snapshot features and solid picture quality.” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900 on PhotographyBlog.com “Easy to use digital camera that produces great image quality”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix 7900 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable spec and 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 Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 7900 which do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix 7900 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix 7900.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon Coolpix 7900 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Has One Photo Effects

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

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14 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person wrote that it was not noisy. Neocamera.com mentioned ten years ago “Low ISO results relatively noisy using default settings” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 7900.

Very Low Megapixel

Digital cameras of this age and spec have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP. The Coolpix 7900 has one of the lower megapixels (only 7.1 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 7900's optical zoom is one of the smallest amongst digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 7900. The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 7900 is 3x and the biggest is 63x.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 7900 have an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Coolpix 7900 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support Full HD video. The Coolpix 7900 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the Coolpix 7900 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst cameras of this age. Across all the compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8".

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix 7900, the Nikon Coolpix 7900 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 7900, the Coolpix 7900 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix 7900 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Nikon Coolpix 7900 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Coolpix 7900 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 7900 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 115,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix 7900 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix 7900. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 7900 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Coolpix 7900 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 7900. The flash modess "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. The best video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix 7900 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 7900

Released Over Six Years Ago

This Nikon camera has been on the market for over six years.

Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 has a pretty typical weight (150 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Type
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
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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