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Friday, Oct 14, 2005

Nikon Coolpix 5900 Review - CNET Reviews

Oct 14, 2005 | Category: Nikon Coolpix 5900

Nikon Coolpix 7900A smattering of gee-whiz features lifts this compact point-and-shoot model above the busy crowd of highly automated 5-megapixel pocket cameras. A less expensive stablemate of the 7-megapixel Coolpix 7900, the Nikon Coolpix 5900 shares its sibling’s Face-Priority Autofocus, postshot shadow-brightening tool, help features, and blur detection, all of which spice up an otherwise mundane feature set.

The Nikon Coolpix 5900 turned in mostly unimpressive performance figures and a few that were downright horrible. Despite the built-in focus-assist lamp, this camera’s autofocus system stumbled under low-contrast lighting, producing shutter-lag times of almost 2 seconds. If you shoot mostly under higher-contrast lighting conditions, you’ll be more pleased with this Coolpix’s 0.6-second response.

It took 4.48 seconds to awaken the camera from its slumber and take a shot; thereafter, shot-to-shot times were a reasonable 2.04 seconds (4.2 seconds with flash). In continuous-shooting mode, we captured 9 full-resolution photos in 5.18 seconds and were able to snap low-resolution shots until our finger tired. We got 108 640×480-resolution photos in 60 seconds.

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Monday, Jun 06, 2005

Nikon Coolpix 5900 Review - Steve’s Digicams

Jun 06, 2005 | Category: Nikon Coolpix 5900

Nikon Coolpix 7900The ultra-compact Nikon Coolpix 5900 is the “little brother” of the Coolpix 7900, having 2-megapixels less resolution but retaining all the of 7900’s features except Electronic Vibration Reduction in movie mode. It integrates a 5-megapixel imager, Nikkor 3x optical zoom lens and advanced features in a durable and stylish package. Designed for simplicity, it offers users a point-n-shoot “Auto” exposure mode, and helps the less-experienced photographer obtain good results with its wide variety of pre-programmed scene modes. There’s also scene-assisted modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait) that help you compose the shot with framing assist outlines on the LCD. The Coolpix 5900 will appeal most to beginners and photographers with intermediate skill levels; it lacks the shutter-priority, aperture-priority and manual exposure controls that advanced users demand.

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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Nikon Coolpix 5900 Review - Imaging Resource

May 28, 2005 | Category: Nikon Coolpix 5900

Nikon Coolpix 7900Nikon’s Coolpix line of consumer digicams has always been well-received, appreciated for their image quality and ease of use. The Coolpix 5900 continues that trend, upgrading the design with a 5.1-megapixel CCD and a good-quality lens. The Coolpix 5900 is a good choice for anyone who wants an easy to use camera that delivers good-looking pictures with pleasing color and plenty of resolution. For those willing to delve just slightly deeper than “just pushing the button,” its extensive scene modes and unique framing-assist options greatly extend the camera’s capabilities, making it easy to bring back good-looking shots of what might otherwise be difficult subjects. I’d have been happier with the 5900 if it did better at high ISO settings, for available-light photography, but on the whole it’s a very capable little camera, good enough to warrant being named a “Dave’s Pick,” and coming in at a good price point. If you like the features of the Nikon 5900 and can afford the roughly $100 difference in retail price though, the Nikon Coolpix 7900 offers better high-ISO performance, more resolution, and a vibration-reduction feature in its movie mode. Going in the other direction, the Nikon Coolpix 4600 offers a slightly pared-down feature set and 4-megapixel resolution, but at a list price that’s $100 less. All in all, a good choice for the point & shoot user looking for an easy to use, compact digicam with a surprising range of capabilities.

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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Nikon Coolpix 5900 Review - DigitalCameraInfo

May 12, 2005 | Category: Nikon Coolpix 5900

Nikon Coolpix 7900In short, the Nikon Coolpix 5900 is a great buy at $349.95 (USD); you get all the frills of a more expensive camera (Nikon Coolpix 7900) at a lower cost. The only reduction that I can spot is a diminished megapixel count. With 5.1 effective megapixels and an all-glass 3x optical Nikkor zoom lens, performance should be solid. Applying a 2-inch LCD, a host of preset modes and some manual control options, along with an innovative help button, smart design and an intuitive menu system, the Nikon Coolpix 5900 is a great solution to your low budget digital imaging needs regardless of photographic competence.

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Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005

Nikon Coolpix 5900 / 7900 Review - DCRP

Apr 26, 2005 | Category: Nikon Coolpix 7900, Nikon Coolpix 5900

Nikon Coolpix 7900The Coolpix 5900 and Coolpix 7900 are compact but not tiny cameras (wait for the Coolpix S1 if you want that) with sturdy metal frames. They’re easy to hold and operate with one hand, and they can go anywhere that you do. The Coolpix 5900 comes in silver while the 7900 comes in a more “professional looking” black. The Coolpixes offer a large 2.0″ LCD that works very well in low light conditions. Photo quality on both cameras is very good, though I would up the sharpness to “high”, since the images are a little soft at the default sharpness setting. The only other image quality issue I noticed is a tiny bit of blurriness in the corners of some of my photos. Camera performance is good in most areas including startup speed, focusing times, and shutter lag. Low light focusing was very good thanks to the cameras’ AF-assist lamps. Battery life was also above average.

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