The 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.