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Nikon Coolpix 7900 Review

Review Date: June 6, 2005


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Photoxels Editor's Choice 2005 Award

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 is housed in a stylish metal body that is both durable and easy to grip, and with an elegant black finish.

The Nikon 7900 features a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens that can focus as close as 4 cm (1.6 in.), shutter speed range of 4-1/2,000 sec., and has scene modes to simplify shooting in a range of common situations.

A new Underwater Scene Mode gives true-to-life colour when snorkeling or scuba diving. Intended for use with the optional Waterproof Case WP-CP4.

Nikon's innovative D-Lighting function compensates for exposure problems by adding light and detail to dark areas of shots, while keeping brighter areas just as they are. Nikon's In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically does away with red eyes in-camera. A handy Blur Warning alerts you immediately whenever an image is blurred due to camera movement so you can recompose and shoot again. And Nikon exclusive BSS (Best Shot Selector) selects and saves the best of a series of several shots.

New is the Nikon Face Priority AF* function that uses advanced biometric facial recognition technology to detect a person's face at typical portrait taking distances, then automatically focuses on the face area.

* Face recognition capability may be limited depending on the shooting conditions.

The Nikon Coolpix 7900 (and the 5.1MP Nikon 5900) should appeal to point-and-shoot photographers.

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QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix 7900  
  Image Sensor 7.1 effective megapixels (3072x2304)
1/1.8 in. CCD
 
  Lens Zoom-Nikkor ED  
  Focal Length 7.8-23.4mm (38-114mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture F2.8(W)-F4.9(T)  
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Macro 4 cm / 1.6 in.  
  Auto Focus
Contrast-detect TTL AF
Auto (5-area automatic focus selection), Manual (99-area manual focus selection) and Center-focus area selection available
 
  Shutter Speed 4-1/2,000 sec.  
  Exposure Control Programmed Auto  
  Shooting Modes

Auto;

Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait);

Scene (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, Underwater);

BSS (Best Shot Selector);

Image adjustment, Image sharpening, Saturation control, Auto exposure bracketing, White Balance (Auto, Preset and 7 manual modes), WB bracketing;

Digital zoom (max. 4x);

Noise reduction;

Self-timer (3 sec., 10 sec);

Continuous: approx. 1.7fps, 5-shot buffer, Multi-shot 16 (available only at 5M image size);

Movie: TV movie (640x480) at 15fps or 30fps, Small size (320x240) at 30fps, Smaller size (160x120) at 30fps, Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) available

 
  Exposure Compensation -2.0 - +2.0EV in steps of 1/3EV; Auto Bracketing available  
  Light Metering TTL metering: 256-segment matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF area  
  White Balance Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Cloudy, Shade, Speedlight, Preset (manual)  
  Viewfinder Real-image zoom optical  
  LCD 2.0-inch type, 115,000-dot Amorphous silicon TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment; frame coverage: approx. 100%  
  ISO Sensitivity    
  Storage Media SD memory card (optional), Internal memory equipped (13.5MB)  
  Battery One Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL5 Battery (Supplied ), one CP1 lithium battery (Optional), AC adapter EH-62A (Optional)  
  Included Accessories
No memory card included
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 with Battery Charger MH-61
A/V Cable, USB Cable
Strap (Wrist)
Software CD-ROM (PictureProject)
 
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 88 x 60 x 36.5 mm /
3.5 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
 
  Weight (Camera body only) 150g / 5.3 oz.  
  MSRP US $449.95 / CDN $569.95  

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