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The Nikon Coolpix P90 is a promising looking new super zoom camera with a big zoom and the ability to take a lot of shots very quickly.
The P90 features a 24x optical zoom lens (equivalent of 26mm to 624mm), optical image stabilization, 3.0 inch LCD display (vari-angle to allow you to angle it up or down) and 12 megapixel image sensor.
The Nikon Coolpix P90 features 15 frames per second shooting (it will shoot at this rate for 45 shots in a row – it’ll even start recording images before you hit the shutter release when in sports mode!) as well as ISO of up to 6400. it also has motion detection (to detect if your subject is moving and automatic adjustment of the shutter speed and ISO to compensate).
It also has the usual raft of ‘modes’ including ‘smile mode’, enhanced face priority and blink detection.
Expect to see the Nikon Coolpix P90 in stores in March 2009 with a retail price of $399.95 USD. Amazon already have the Nikon Coolpix P90 available for Ordering.
Also announced by Nikon Today are the:
Update: Check out our Nikon Coolpix P90 Review
Powerful New Nikon P90 Unleashes Creative Freedom With 24x Optical Wide Angle Zoom, Vari-Angle LCD And Advanced Shooting Modes
Photographers seeking high performance with a long zoom in a compact body now have the ideal camera with Nikon’s unveiling of the new P90. As part of the flagship Performance Series of COOLPIX cameras, the P90 offers new features that include a 24x Optical Zoom, a new 3.0-inch vari-angle LCD monitor with tilt function and anti-reflection coating; and 15 frame-per-second1 (fps) high-speed capability (up to 45 frames). The P90 is the ideal photographic tool for photo enthusiasts, travel photographers and consumers with more advanced photography skills.
“Our portfolio of cameras is designed to ensure that any photographer, at any level can find the camera that feels right for them,” said Bill Giordano, General Manager Marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon Inc. “The P90 blends the best of the digital compact and D-SLR camera worlds, allowing the more advanced consumer to really stretch their photographic capabilities.”
The key to the versatility of the P90 is its 24x Optical Wide Angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens. This lens offers unbeatable compositional freedom, with its wide angle (26mm) to super telephoto coverage (624mm). The broad range lets consumers capture a variety of shots and scenes, ranging from sweeping landscapes to close-up action shots taking place on a sports field.
Additional features of the Nikon Coolpix P90 include:
12.1 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 20 x 30 inches, while retaining fine detail.
3.0-inch Vari-Angle High Resolution LCD and Electronic Viewfinder make it easy to compose and share pictures with friends and family. The new LCD, with anti-reflection coating, can tilt as much as 90 degrees upward or 45 degrees downward. This enables photographers to shoot from higher angles or from the hip, and thereby make the best use of the reach and range of the 24x zoom lens. The incorporation of the high-resolution electronic viewfinder enables consumers to see through the lens in any lighting condition.
4-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization
Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual Exposure modes give ultimate control over images. The D-SLR-type mode-dial on the top of the camera offers consumers greater personal and creative control, in any type of lighting condition.
New Sport Continuous Scene Mode for shooting at up to 15fps1 (up to 45 frames). This high-speed capture setting helps photographers stay ahead of the action.
Smart Portrait System, which integrates the following to make it a snap to capture stunning portrait photos of friends and family:
The P90 will be available nationwide in March 2009 and will retail at $399.95.