Pre-PMA 2009: Nikon has unveiled the Coolpix P90 superzoom with 24x optical zoom. With 26mm - 624mm (35mm equiv.) zoom range this superzoom camera sports a 12.1 MP sensor, 3.0 inch tilting LCD and includes manual and auto features such as Scene Auto Selector, Smile Mode, Blink warning and P/A/S/M exposure modes. In addition, continuous shooting mode can deliver 45 images at 15 fps, with images being recorded before pressing the shutter button.

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Nikon’s Ultra-Zoom Bridge Camera

Nikon introduces 24x zoom compact camera

Nikon UK is proud to announce the P90 compact camera that boasts an impressive 24x wide angle optical zoom. Its high-performance super-telephoto zoom, wide-angle capabilities and other powerful features are combined in an easy-to-use camera, making it ideal for users looking for the famous Nikon quality, in a camera that’s compact and portable.

Mark Pekelharing, Product Manager Consumer Products at Nikon Europe B.V: “This camera demonstrates Nikon’s devotion to camera enthusiasts. The amazingly powerful 24x zoom, 3.0-inch LCD screen with vari-angle tilt function, vibration reduction, and high sensitivity make the P90 a no-compromise bridge between a compact camera and a D-SLR.”  

Features to write home about
The P90 has an immensely powerful 24x optical zoom that offers the 35mm-equivalent of a 26mm wide-angle to a 624mm telephoto and is capable of shooting pictures as close up as 1cm. High-speed continuous shooting up to 45 shots at 15 fps means it is an ideal camera for sports photography and can even record images before you’ve pressed the button. Add to this its 12.1 effective megapixels and sensitivity up to ISO 6400, and it is clear why it excels in almost any shooting situation. Users can set it to full automatic or various manual settings using the camera’s four exposure modes (PSAM) and compose their ideal picture using the electronic viewfinder. The camera offers many other Nikon-quality features such as four Anti-blur technologies, Auto Scene and Face Priority AF, recognising up to twelve faces. It also includes the latest features, such as Smile Mode and Blink Warning, Nikon’s proprietary D-Lighting for optimising contrast and Quick Retouch. The camera can also record movies, including time-lapse movies and its 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen makes taking pictures easy even in challenging situations.

The P90 comes supplied with a USB cable, audio/video cable, strap and a software suite for COOLPIX CD-ROM. It will be available in Black All Nikon cameras come with 2GB free online image storage at Nikon’s my Picturetown service on

Nikon Coolpix P90 specifications


• 1/2.33 " Type CCD
• 12.1 million effective pixels
• 12.7 million effective pixels

Lens • 24x Zoom-Nikkor (26 - 624 mm equiv.)
• F2.8- F5.0
Image dimensions

• 4000 x 3000 (12M)
• 3264 x 2448 (8M)
• 2592 x 1944 (5M)
• 2048 x 1536 (3M)
• 1600 x 1200 (2M)
• 1280 x 960 (1M)
• 1024×768 (PC)
• 640 x 480 (TV)
• 3984 x 2656 (3:2)
• 3968 x 2232 (16:9)
• 2992 x 2992 (1:1)

Movie Modes

• 640 x 480
• 320 x 240

Image stabilization Optical
Digital zoom Up to 4x
Focus Contrast-detect TTL AF
Focus distance • 10 cm to infinity (∞)
• Macro close-up mode: 1 cm to infinity (∞)
ISO sensitivity • Full res: ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Scene Modes • Portrait
• Panorama Assist
• Close Up
• Sunset
• Night Landscape
• Fireworks Show
• Night Portrait
• Copy
• Beach/Snow
• Dusk/Dawn
• Museum
• Landscape
• Back Light
• Food
• Party
LCD monitor • 3.0-in tilting LCD
• 230,000-dot
Other features

• Smile Timer
• Blink Warning

Storage • SD / SDHC card (optional)
• Approx 50 MB internal memory
Power • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5
• Approx 230 shots
• AC Adapter EH-62A
Supplied Software Software Suite CD-ROM
Supplied Accessories • Li-ion Rechargeable Battery EN-EL5
• Battery Charge MH-61
• USB Cable UC-E6
• Audio/Video Cable EG-CP14
• Strap AN-CP18
• Lens Cap LC-CP19
• Software Suite for COOLPIX CD-ROM
Weight (no batt) Approx. 400 g
Dimensions Approx.83 x 114 x 99 mm (3.3 x 4.5 x 3.9 in)

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