Play, Edit and Print Functions
3.0" LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix A900 has
a 3.0" TFT LCD monitor featuring
approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a six-level
brightness adjustment. You can tilt the monitor 180° upward so that the screen
is facing forward, or 90° downward for difficult high-angle shots. The LCD monitor has approximately
98% horizontal and vertical coverage in the
shooting mode and approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in the playback mode.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix A900 features a
1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with 21.14-million total pixels and 20-million effective pixels.
Optics: The Coolpix A900 digital camera uses a Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for superb image
quality. The Coolpix A900 uses a 4.3-151mm lens
that is equivalent to a 24-840mm lens in the 35mm format. The lens has a 35x optical zoom,
and a 4x digital zoom for a 140x total zoom. You can use the 70x Dynamic Fine
Zoom (35x optical 2x digital) to zoom in without degrading the images. The equivalent angle of view at
total zoom is equivalent to that of a 3360mm lens (35mm format).
Vibration Reduction (VR): The Coolpix
A900's Photo VR (Vibration Reduction) allows you to shoot sharper and clearer
images without blurring. When camera shake is detected, the camera compensates
using lens shift. Electronic VR is applied through image processing in the
following conditions: flash doesn't fire, shutter speed slower than 1/30 second
at wide angle or 1/250 second at telephoto, self timer off, or ISO sensitivity
ISO 200 or lower.
Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 44 MB internal
memory for taking and viewing a few test shots to check focus or exposure.
Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or
SDXC Memory cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards that are compliant with UHS-I.
Cards rated Speed Class 6 or higher are recommended for HD movie recording. When
recording 4K movies, cards with a UHS Speed Class 3 or higher are recommended.
When a memory card is inserted in the camera, the images are automatically
recorded onto the card. When no card is inserted, the images automatically
record to the internal memory.
SnapBridge: Nikon's SnapBridge app for smartphones and
tablets helps you to stay connected to your camera. Using Wi-Fi, NFC, and
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the Coolpix A900 can automatically transfer photos
directly to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing, or uploading to
social media. The SnapBridge app also lets you control the camera remotely.
SnapBridge is compatible with Android devices (requires version 4.4 and up), and
with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (running iOS 8.4 or later).
Still Image Size: The Coolpix A900 records still images in JPEG format. You have a choice of the following image
- 20M (5184 x 3888)
- 10M (3648 x 2736)
- 4M (2272 x 1704)
- 2M (1600 x 1200)
- VGA (640 x 480)
- 16:9 15M (5184 x 2920)
- 1:1 (3888 x 3888)
4K Ultra HD Movies: The A900 can record 4K Ultra HD and
1080p Full HD movies in MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video format with AAC stereo sound in
the following resolutions:
- 4K UHD: 3840 x 2160 (30p/25p)
- Full HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p, 30p/25p)
- HD: 1280 x 720 (50p, 30p/25p)
- 4x Fast Motion: 640 x 480 (record 15s, playback 1 min)
- 0.5x Slow Motion: 1920 x 1080 (record 2 min, playback 1 min)
Continuous Shooting Modes: You can choose one of the following
continuous shooting modes:
- Single: The camera records one picture each time the shutter release button is
- Continuous H: While the
shutter-release button is held down, up to 7 pictures are taken at a rate of about
7 frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to 20M (5184 x 3888).
- Continuous L: While the
shutter-release button is held down, up to 15 pictures are taken at a rate of about
2.2 frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to 20M (5184 x 3888).
- Pre-shooting Cache: If you want to avoid missing an
event, you can start recording in a pre-shooting cache by pressing the
shutter release halfway. The camera captures about 25 images continuously at
a rate of 15 fps. When the shutter release is pressed fully, the camera
captures the current images, as well as the five images captured just before
the button was pressed. Image size is fixed at 1M (1280 x 960).
- Continuous H 120: Each time the shutter release button is pressed
all the way down, the camera captures about 50 images at a rate of 120 fps.
Image size is fixed at VGA (640 x 480).
- Continuous H 60: Each time the shutter release button is pressed
all the way down, the camera captures about 25 images at a rate of 60 fps.
Image size is fixed at 1M (1280 x 960).
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10-second and 2-second
self-timer mode. There is also a special Self-portrait mode that focuses the
camera and releases the shutter in 5 seconds.
Smile Timer: When the smile timer is activated, the camera
waits until it detects a smiling face in the frame and releases the shutter
Auto-Focus Modes: There are three auto-focus modes that you can choose
from when shooting still images or movies:
- Single AF: Camera
focuses when shutter-release button is pressed halfway and locks at this
position during shooting.
AF: Camera adjusts focus
continuously until focus is acquired and locked.
- Pre-focus (still image mode only): The camera focuses when
subject movement is detected, even if the shutter-release is not pressed
halfway, or when the composition of the framed image significantly changes.
AF Area Mode: You can select
between the following AF Area Modes to determine where the camera focuses: Face
Priority, Center, Subject Tracking, Target Finding, and Manual.
Macro Mode: Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close
as 3.6". The flash may be unable to light the entire subject at distances less
AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist
illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of just about 16 feet at the maximum wide-angle position and
14 feet at the
maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.
Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can select from the
following shooting modes:
- Auto: Use this mode for general shooting in a variety
- Creative: With one shot, the Creative Mode saves four
images with effects and one without effects.
- Scene: When the mode dial is set to Scene Mode, you can
press the menu button and select from the following scenes: Scene Auto
Selector, Portrait, Landscape, Time-lapse Movie, Sports, Night Portrait,
Party/Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up,
Food, Fireworks show, Backlighting, Easy Panorama, Pet Portrait,
Multiple Exposure Lighten, Superlapse Movie, and Smart Portrait.
- Short Movie: A short movie up to 30 seconds is created
from multiple recorded movie clips that are several seconds long.
- Programmed Auto (P): The camera sets the shutter speed
and aperture based on the lighting conditions. You can adjust the
combination to achieve a faster/slower shutter speed or a more open/closed
aperture, and the camera will adjust the other factor accordingly.
- Shutter-priority Auto (S): You can set the shutter
speed, and the camera automatically selects the aperture setting (f-number).
- Aperture-priority Auto (A): You can set the aperture
setting (f-number), and the camera automatically selects the shutter speed.
- Manual (M): The Manual setting allows you to select
both the shutter speed and the aperture setting (f-number).
Blink Proof: You can activate the Blink Proof feature to
detect whether subjects had their eyes closed when the picture was taken. Two
images are taken with every shot, and saves one image in which the subject's
eyes are open.
Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the
camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from
-2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 steps.
Metering: The camera features two metering modes:
- Matrix: Camera sets exposure for entire frame; recommended in
- Center-Weighted: Camera meters entire frame but assigns greatest
weight to subject in center of frame (when digital zoom less than 2x)
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is
the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the
sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the
following ISO settings:
- Auto: Sensitivity is automatically selected within the
range of ISO 80 to 1600.
- Fixed Range Auto: You can choose a range in which the
camera automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity between ISO 80-400 or ISO
- Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the specified value: ISO
80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600,
2000, or 3200.
You can set the White Balance to Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset Manual and use a
neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual
You can add the following special effects to your images:
- Soft: Softens the image by adding a slight blur to the
- Nostalgic Sepia: The
camera will add a sepia tone and reduce the contrast to simulate old
- High-contrast Mono: The image is saved in black and
white with sharp contrast.
Color: The images will be recorded in black and white with only a
specified color remaining (red, blue, green).
This mode increases the color saturation of the entire image for a
- Cross Process: The image will have a mysterious
appearance based on a selected color.
- Toy Camera Effect 1 & 2: The Toy Camera effects
simulate the images as seen through a toy camera. Effect 1 creates an image
with a yellowish hue and darker edges. Effect 2 decreases the image's color
Flash Modes: The Coolpix A900 has a pop-up flash with a range of
1'-8" to 19 feet (Wide angle) and 5' to 9'-10" (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
- Auto: flash fires automatically when lighting is poor
- Auto with Red-eye Reduction:
pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce
- Fill Flash: flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
- Slow Sync: auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds
- Flash Off: flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor
Play, Edit and Print Functions
Copy: You can internally copy
images and voice recordings between the camera's internal memory and an inserted SD card.
Slide Show: You can play back images one-by-one in an
automated slide show. The interval between images can be set to 2 sec, 3 sec, 5
sec, or 10 sec. The slide show can repeat automatically if you select "Loop" in
During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, 16, or 72) at a time.
While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to
highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.
Playback Zoom: During playback,
you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the
multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can
record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Rotate Image: Recorded pictures
can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD
Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix A900 to edit recorded
pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose from the
following editing functions: You can add the following effects to your photos:
- Quick Effects: Painting, Photo Illustration, Soft
Portrait, Portrait (Color + B&W), Fisheye, Cross Screen, and Miniature
- Quick Retouch: You can enhance the contrast and
saturation by applying Quick Retouch.
- D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back
an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the
corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
- Red-eye Correction: If an image contains subjects with
red-eye, you can apply correction. Red-eye correction can even be applied to
pets, even if their eyes are not red.
- Glamour Retouch: Various effects can be applied to portrait
photos for a pleasing effect, including small face, skin softening,
foundation makeup, glare reduction, hide eye bags, big eyes, whiten eyes,
eye shadow, mascara, whiten teeth, lipstick, and redden cheeks.
- Small Picture: You can create small copies of large
images for adding to websites or sending in emails. Copy sizes include: 640
x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, 640 x 360 (for 16:9 images), and 480 x 480 (for
1:1 images). Edited copies have a 1:8 compression ratio.
- Crop: You can enlarge the image or refine the
composition and create a copy containing only the portion visible in the
Protect: The camera allows you
to protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Multi-Language Menu: You can
choose from 33 different menu display languages including English,
Spanish or French.
Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the
internal memory or on the memory card by connecting the camera to a
PictBridge-compatible printer (Direct Print). In the menu, you can select the
number of copies and paper size, and print images one at a time or select
multiple images for printing.
Power Requirements: The Coolpix A900 is powered by the
EN-EL12 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (3.7 volts, 1050 mAh, 3.9 Wh). The battery will last
approximately 270 shots (still images) or 50 minutes (movies) on a full charge.
The battery charges in approximately 2 hours 20 minutes when using the EH-73P
Charging AC Adapter and the UC-E21 USB cable (both included).
Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the
Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the
batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the
Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1
minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
HDMI Micro Connector: The Coolpix A900 is equipped with an
HDMI Micro Connector (Type D) for connecting the camera to a TV. If you are
playing back 4K video from the camera, you must use a 4K-capable HDMI cable. No
HDMI cables are included with the camera.
Micro USB: The camera features a single
proprietary jack for connecting the supplied
USB cable to your computer. This output allows you to upload your photos to
your computer or to printer via USB, or to connect the camera to the EH-73P
Charging AC Adapter for charging the battery. The USB interface is USB 2.0 High