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Nikon Coolpix 5900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Nikon Coolpix 5900. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the low light performance. Some have doubts about the exposure and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 5900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix 5900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix 5900 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions are divided on the image quality.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix 5900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon Coolpix 5900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and price.

price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix x900 review

 

Nikon Coolpix x900

Solid image quality; lots of scene modes; versatile burst mode; in-camera help; innovative shooting and processing aids.

Few fully manual controls; tiny, inaccurate optical viewfinder; slow autofocus in dim light.

A few fun and useful features spice up this competent 5-megapixel point-and-shoot Nikon Coolpix 5900, aimed at snapshot photographers.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5900

 

Physical Views The Coolpix 5900 compared to a standard CD disc. The 5-megapixel Coolpix 5900 and the 7-megapixel Coolpix 7900 . Continue on to the Page Two Coolpix 5900 Specifications CCD 1/1.8-in. high-density CCD 5.1 million effective pixels Image...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon CoolPix 5900

 

The 5.1-megapixel Nikon Coolpix 5900 and the 7.1-megapixel Coolpix 7900 combine state-of-the-art technology, image quality, and speed, with a unique all-metal design to give consumers what they truly desire in a digital camera.

The Nikon Coolpix 5900 will please a lot of families with its high quality images, ease of use and diminutive size. Set everything on automatic and beginners will have fun taking well exposed snapshots without being burdened with the details of camera set

Apr, 2005

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5900 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix 5900 is a stylishly designed 5 megapixel compact digital camera that was first announced at the PMA show back in February 2005. The Coolpix 5900 is one of the first Nikon...

The Nikon Coolpix 5900 is a compact, stylish and easy to use digital camera that produces great image quality. Noise and chromatic aberrations were both very well controlled, with only ISO 400 exhibiting a visible level of noise and hardly any evidence...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Nikon Coolpix 5900 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Nikon'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...

Attractive design, well-built

Very "tight" optical viewfinder, shows only 75% or less of the final image area

May, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5900/7900

 

Before we go on, two notes. First, this review is different than most in that I'm reviewing two cameras at the same time. I will be using the Coolpix 7900 as the "model" in the product photos. I will use one or both cameras for the photo tests where...

Very good photo quality (with sharpness adjusted) ; Compact metal body ; Tons of scene modes ; Useful D-Lighting, Best Shot Selector, redeye reduction features ; Good redeye test results (probably due to above) ; AF-assist lamp ; LCD "gains up" in low...

Images a little soft at default settings; some corner blurriness ; Manual controls, at least over shutter speed, are needed ; Sluggish flash recharge time ; Live histogram only available (briefly) by adjusting exposure compensation ; No exposure info...

Trying to decide between the Coolpix 5900 and 7900? Unless you're making huge prints or if you must have the black-colored body, the 5900 is fine for just about everyone. The 7900's electronic VR feature is nice, but I don't think I'd pay extra for...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

The Coolpix 5900 and 7900 ($350 and $450 respectively) are the upper-end models in Nikon's point-and-shoot line of cameras. They're upgrades to the Coolpix 5600 and 7600, with these being the major differences between the models:

Very good photo quality (with sharpness adjusted), Compact metal body, Tons of scene modes, Useful D-Lighting, Best Shot Selector, redeye reduction features, Good redeye test results (probably due to above), AF-assist lamp, LCD "gains up" in low light,...

Images a little soft at default settings; some corner blurriness, Manual controls, at least over shutter speed, are needed, Sluggish flash recharge time, Live histogram only available (briefly) by adjusting exposure compensation, No exposure info in...

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Nikon Coolpix 5900 review

 

Finally, a metal Nikon compact that sees the bigger picture

Building on the successes of the previous models, the Nikon CoolPix 5900 is an outstanding all-round package

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix 5900

 

The mostly automatic Nikon Coolpix 5900 pocket camera distinguishes itself with a few uncommon tools.

Solid image quality ; Lots of scene modes ; Versatile burst mode ; In-camera help ; Innovative shooting and processing aids

Few fully manual controls ; Tiny, inaccurate optical viewfinder ; Slow autofocus in dim light

The electronic flash provided good, even coverage -- not surprising, given the camera's limited 38mm (35mm-camera equivalent) wide-angle perspective. We were pleased to get good exposures even beyond the rated 15-foot distance, and we found the...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix 5900

 

Compact, light and easy to use, Nikon's Coolpix 5900 has the same grip as the Coolpix 5200 and 4200 models but sports a larger, 2-inch LCD screen. The sensor appears to be the same as the 5200's but Nikon has redesigned the Graphic User Interface (GUI)...

Compact, light and easy to use, Nikon's Coolpix 5900 has the same grip as the Coolpix 5200 and 4200 models but sports a larger, 2-inch LCD screen. The sensor appears to be the same as the 5200's but Nikon has redesigned the Graphic User Interface (GUI)...

Apr, 2005

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