Nikon P90 summary
Nikon P90 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially introduced on February of 2009. It comes with a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The P90 is rated #212 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & over all #943 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our collection. You should test our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your customized requirements.
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Nikon P90 history
The Nikon P90 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the full range below.
Nikon P90 Gallery
You can check the P90 from several angles in the gallery here.
Nikon P90 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Nikon P90 based on aspects that are typically considered important in a digital camera.
Nikon P90 Sensor details
The sensor size on the Nikon P90 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.Sony Japan Introduces 5G Transmitter for Alpha Cameras
The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 64 to 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less margin for error.
The image below displays the P90's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The P90 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is pointed out in green.Google Launches 'Circle to Search' on Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon P90 dimensions
Nikon P90 has a weight of 0.88 pounds (400 gr / 14.11 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 114mm x 99mm x 83mm (4.5" x 3.9" x 3.3"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Nikon P90 is very much the same compared with other rivals.Kodak's Tri-X Black-and-White Film Now 30% Cheaper
Listed below is a photo of the Nikon P90 alongside a soft drink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will show the button design on the P90.
Nikon P90 Lens specs
The P90 has a built-in lens featuring a focal range of 26-624mm giving it a 24.0 x zoom which is amazing and would allow you to zoom right in.
At the widest 26mm, it has an aperture of f2.8 and that is kind of slow and not great for low light circumstances and you will probably find it hard to get good bokeh. You will probably also need to raise the ISO giving you noisy images. At the tele end, 624mm is terrific zoom and comes with f5.0 which is very slow and you would need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Nikon P90 Connectivity
The P90 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy images and oftentimes change settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Nikon P90 Video specs
The max video resolution on the Nikon P90 is 640 x 480 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is terrible for today's standards. You should aim for at least FUll HD resolution for good video. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone jack which means that you have got little control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to look into an alternative camera should you need decent sound for your videos.
Nikon P90 Weather Sealing
Nikon P90 does not include environment sealing so damp conditions may ruin the camera.
Nikon P90 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon P90 comes with a 3 inch tilting display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The View Finder details for Nikon P90 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
Viewfinders can be very beneficial in bright outdoor situations which may make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Nikon P90 Shutter specs
The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Nikon P90 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon P90 has only in-built flash lacking external flash support.
Nikon P90 Autofocus specs
Nikon P90 has just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster & accurate when compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Nikon P90 has got manual focusing in case it is needed in low light occasions or you want more exact control on focusing.
Nikon P90 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has the maximum (600) battery life in this type of cameras.
Below is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the strongest battery life:
Nikon P90 for specific categories of photography
The following bar chart provides a rundown of the Nikon P90 for specific categories of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section below.
Nikon P90 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon P90 has a rating of 29 which is bad, and means the camera is simply not appropriate to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support plus the option to work with off-camera lighting.
Nikon P90 Street photography information
Coming in at a average points total of 55, the Nikon P90 is reasonably suitable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon P90 Sports photography factors
A bad sports photography rating of 37 suggests the Nikon P90 is simply not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera must have very good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon P90 Travel photography details
Portability is very critical when picking a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon P90 gets a reasonable 55 as a travel camera which is somewhat appropriate to purchase for your journeys.
Nikon P90 Landscape photography info
For anybody who is planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon P90 with it's bad grade of 43 as a landscape camera is simply not appropriate compared to it's rivals.
Nikon P90 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging really should posses a moving display, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Nikon P90 is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a bad rating of 24.
Nikon P90 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the P90, below is a range of the top placed cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The chart just below provides you an overview of the P90 versus it's top scoring rivals mentioned earlier.
Following are additional cameras you may see as alternative options. To read through a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.