The Nikon Coolpix P90 Megazoom has a 24X-optical-zoom, 12 mega-pixels, and offers full manual controls, a tiltable LCD screen, making it one of the easiest megazoom and Coolpix cameras to use. This Coolpix focuses on exactly what the name states- to show the solidity and versatility of its megazooming capabilities. The lens ranges from 26mm on the wide-angle end to 624mm telephoto, and has a built-in optical image stabilization that does well for any picture-taking occasion. The P90 runs on a rechargeable lithium ion cell, which is great because nobody likes to have to go out and buy batteries when you could just plug the battery into the wall. It’s got a great high-quality JPG mode, but unfortunately it doesn’t give you the option to shoot in RAW. The camera’s feature set comes with full manual settings, beginner-friendly scene modes, and aperture- and shutter-priority settings. With the camera’s top-mounted control dial, you get access to all 11 modes: Auto, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Movie, Sports, Scene mode (which lets you select from 15 different options, including Portrait, Panorama Assist, Fireworks, Backlight, and other choices), an automated scene-selection mode, and two user-defined setting modes. The Sports mode, for fast-action shots, lets you shoot up to 15 frames per second at a reduced 3-megapixel resolution. All of these settings may seem daunting to some, but the P90 has only 3 simple buttons- a four-way directional pad, a menu dial, and a scroll dial handle. The ISO range for this camera offers up to 6400, however there is a substantial amount of visible grain once you get past 800, so use the higher ISOs for the pitch black scenes you want to take photos in. The Coolpix P90 also has a nifty time-lapse video feature that sets it apart. Select a shot interval ranging from 30 seconds to 60 minutes and leave the camera in one place, and you get an automatically stitched-together time-lapse video. The camera also powers down between shots to conserve battery life.
Check out more information on the Nikon Coolpix P90 on the official Nikon website.