Nikon - COOLPIX A900 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black

Capture mesmerizing images and videos with this Nikon Coolpix camera. Record your treasured memories in 20-megapixel photos and crisp 4K Ultra HD videos, even in low light. Share your pictures wirelessly through the Wi-Fi, NFC or Bluetooth features. This Nikon Coolpix camera can also be controlled remotely to stage selfies.

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What's Included


  • Nikon COOLPIX A900 20.0-Megapixel Digital Camera
  • EN-EL12 rechargeable battery
  • AN-CP19 strap
  • UC-E21 USB cable
  • EH-73P charging AC adapter

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Overall Customer Rating:
87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (118 out of 136)

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Features


20.0-megapixel low-light CMOS image sensor

Captures high-resolution images up to 5184 x 3888 pixels.

35x optical/up to 4x digital/70x total zoom

Through a super telephoto NIKKOR glass lens for precise zooming and accuracy.

3" tilting TFT-LCD display

For clear viewing and easy navigation.

Video mode

Records 2160p 4K UHD movie clips up to 30 fps with audio.

Lens-Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) technology

Counteracts camera shake to keep your shots steady and sharp.

Full range of scene modes

Provides wide range of shooting mode (includes backlighting, beach, close up, panorama, fireworks, food, night landscape, portrait, sport, superlapse movie etc).

Burst shooting mode

Captures up to 7 fps in continuous shooting mode.

Auto and preset white balance controls

Help achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions.

Built-in TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

Helps taking pictures with a lack of light exposure.

Contrast-detect autofocus system

Provides the excellent autofocus speed.

Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth® wireless technology

Allows for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos with friends and family.

Remote shooting with the SnapBridge app

Provides remote shooting functions of the camera through your compatible smartphone or tablet.

Multicard slot supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards

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Customer rating

4.3
87%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

3.8

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting but flawed

    Posted
    Mitch
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    I was following the release for the COOLPIX A900 and was looking forward to seeing this camera. I'm a videographer and typically film and take photos with a camcorder. The 30x zoom and 4K video along with the small footprint of this camera I hoped would suffice for filming at shows when I didn't want to use a larger camcorder. While I am handy enough with the menu items for adjusting the ISO and focus I do count on the automatic settings allowing a default quality to my pictures and video. Interestingly the camera did better on the video than on the stills under low light. Within a minute or so filming at 4 K the camera gets hot enough to start worrying a bit. Camera would shut down with no warning, using 4K on this camera isn't a great idea. I went with 1080 which seemed to make the camera a bit less fussy. Buttons are flimsy, the flash is an accident waiting to happen. The mic is among the worst I have heard compared to Canon or Sony. I took advantage of Best Buy's 10 Day guarantee and returned the camera. I did pass it around among better photographers in my field who all agreed I could do better at that price point. I wasn't happy with the camera, I was impressed with Best Buy .Here's some test footage I posted though it did a bit better for more acoustic acts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p38vWdNe4B0

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good camera but has many non functional features

    Posted
    Todd

    The camera itself takes good pictures for the size. I like the long zoom and smaller overall size(although not tiny) I will use it for birding while cycling/kayaking. It has a better/more accurate autofocus than the 9900 it replaces. The image quality is sharp and acceptable but not as good as the smaller and frankly better SONY HX90V that unfortunately just suddenly died on me. I am pretty tech savvy and I could not get the wifi /Bluetooth/Nikon apps to work to pair with my iPhone. The video function is also not very user friendly/intuitive. If you just want a decent pocket-able camera for general photos it's good. I like the tilt-able back viewing screen that allows comfortable picture taking at difficult angles. The other features are worthless IMO.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the novice

    Posted
    ladymaryj
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    This camera is good for the novice user and provides adequate optical zoom for the average user. PROs easy to use rechargeable battery pocket sized CONS not capable of more than 4 continuous shots shutter speed and recording speed to memory card could be a bit faster (I used a SANDISK SDXC Ultra card) For those taking self-portraits without a monopod, this device is awkward to use compared to its predecessor the S9900 (A900 has fixed flip-up screen vs S9900 having side flip out and rotating screen). I needed a quick replacement for my broken S9900 and this did the trick however I greatly preferred the S9900 design. Do NOT plan to use the full digital zoom on this camera as it cannot keep up with the subject without being very shaky. If you need more than 40x optical zoom, then upgrade to a camera that can deliver over 40x optical. I utilized this camera for a vacation through Alaska with rapidly changing scenery. The photo quality was clear and crisp.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what was Expected

    Posted
    NoNameNeeded
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    I bought this camera as a replacement to my Coolpix S9000 which was lost in a natural disaster. It was equally pricey when it came out a few years back and never disappointed! I always have a point and shoot with me. I love the idea of the small handheld to capture life's little moments cameras as apposed to the larger, bulky professional ones. I was excited to use the features allowing me to change the shutter and aperture speeds. I couldn't wait to use my new toy at the Holiday party...huge mistake. The camera, despite changing the settings, focused only on the most lit areas of the frame. Weather it was manual or automatic, all the photos are either over processed or under processed and blurry. My S9000 did a much better job in the same light. I even tried changing the cameras setting for brightness. I would change the settings and photo after photo it was if nothing had changed! Very Disappointed! My BF, who has over 20 years experience as a photographer, didn't understand the lack of response from the setting changes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera, 4k video, 30x zoom, 20MP pics

    Posted
    RJPG
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    This camera is really easy to use and feels great in your hands. The 4k video looks pretty good, keep in mind that there is a limited amount of continuous recording time when using the 4k resolution (~7minutes). I believe the recording time varies depending on the temperature of the camera. There is no recording limit when using 1080 resolution. The zoom on this camera works great, and it is a pretty compact device. The camera includes a charger, battery, and safety strap. The menu is really easy to navigate and it shows you a brief description on the screen. The screen can be move to multiple positions, excellent feature when taking pics from the ground or high spots. You will get access to the Nikon page, where you can upload and store your pics for free. Use the Nikon app to download pics or videos to your phone and share them online, GPS information, and video edits.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic camera for travel

    Posted
    Knerl
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased Nikon coolpix A900 to take for a two week vacation in Europe. The small size is convenient for getting around in crowds. The zoom is great and it takes fast pictures. I was able to capture pictures even when others with manual cameras were still setting up. I kept it on automatic but this camera does have some manual settings. Battery life is great. I have a spare battery also but found that one battery was sufficient for a full day of pictures. SnapBridge works great. I did have to update the firmware before it worked but the directions were easy to follow. Love this camera and look forward to using it all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Camera, but Not For Everyone

    Posted
    BobTheTog
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    The Nikon A900 is a nifty little point-n-shoot that takes decent pictures in reasonable lighting conditions. Do not expect much in low light, though. While you can push up the ISO, it’s a small sensor, and it can only do so much. I was told it shot RAW files, but it does not, and that was a deal breaker for me. JPEG quality is good, however. Video quality is surprisingly good - billed as 4K, probably close to it. Optical zoom is a little noisy in video, but not overly so. Warning: this camera is TINY, which can make using the controls a real challenge. In the end I returned it. I need more than what the A900 can deliver, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t suit the needs of someone who needs a good, reasonably priced camera for family photos and videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera

    Posted
    rhanes
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    I use this mainly for Macro and close up pictures. Auto Focus is always sharp and clear. White Balance is good. Colors are realistic and accurate. Almost every picture I take is useable and sharp. I had to buy an external AC Battery Charger and an extra Battery but they're cheap if you go to certain on-line Auction sites. Use only NIKON Batteries. Overall, it's the best Camera I've ever had is well worth the price tag. It's a little slow in downloading images to the PC, but it's worth the extra time. Even the cheaper NIKON Cameras are good, so you can't go wrong with this. The High Quality Pictures have saved me a lot of time and trouble.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about energy, sensor, optics and design. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 89/100 = Very good quality.
  • Tom's GuideRating, 3.5 out of 5Theano Nikitas on July 9, 2018
    Nikon Coolpix A900 Review: Best Budget Super-Zoom
    Considering the price, image quality and feature set, the Nikon A900 is a pretty good value. Although we'd prefer a touch screen and a viewfinder, the Nikon A900 is a sold option for those who want to travel light with a camera that has many moreFull Review
  • ePHOTOzine (UK)Joshua Waller on July 4, 2017
    Nikon Coolpix A900 Review
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  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Amy Davies on December 21, 2016
    Nikon Coolpix A900
    In the world of compact cameras, manufacturers have to work hard to tempt you away from the ever-present smartphone. One way this is still possible is the optical zoom -- and if you're travelling or looking for flexibility, the bigger the better.Full Review
  • which.co.ukNovember 11, 2016
    Nikon Coolpix A900 review
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  • gadgetreview.comKyle Schurman on May 11, 2016
    Nikon Coolpix A900 Review
    Although my Nikon Coolpix A900 review shows a camera with limited image quality, it has enough desirable, cool features to make it a strong compact camera.Full Review
  • LetsGoDigital (UK)Mark Peters on February 28, 2016
    Nikon Coolpix A900
    Nikon Coolpix A900 superzoom camera : The Nikon Coolpix A900 digital camera delivers outstanding performance in a compact body. Nikon recently introduced the Coolpix A900. Enjoy exceptional quality Nikkor optics in a pocket-sized body to fit anyFull Review
  • The Imaging Resource!William Brawley on February 22, 2016
    Nikon A900 Review
    Photographers looking for a svelte, pocketable yet powerful compact camera with a lot of zoom might want to take a look at Nikon's brand-new travel zoom, the Coolpix A900. The spiritual successor to last year's S9900, the Nikon A900 travel-zoomFull Review
  • Steve's DigicamsMichael Palmer on February 22, 2016
    Nikon Coolpix A900
    The Coolpix A900 is one of three new Nikon super-zoom point-and-shoots announced for Spring 2016. While this doesn't offer the longest range of this year's models, it is the most compact, and sports a 20MP BSI CMOS image sensor capable ofFull Review



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