Play, Edit and Print Functions
Inputs and Outputs Notes
83x Optical Zoom: The Nikon Coolpix P900 digital camera is
equipped with an 83x
Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens for superb image quality. The lens has a focal
length of 4.3-357mm that is equivalent to a 24-2000mm lens in 35mm photography.
There are two stages of digital zoom: Dynamic Fine Zoom and full Digital Zoom.
Dynamic Fine Zoom is approximately 2x the optical zoom value (up to 166x total)
with little or no degradation of image quality. Beyond 2x, the full digital zoom
enlarges the image up to 4x the optical zoom (up to 8000x), but with a noticeable
reduction in image quality.
3" Vari-angle LCD Monitor: The Coolpix P900
has a 3" high resolution LCD monitor featuring
approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a six-level
brightness adjustment. The
LCD monitor has approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in both
shooting and playback modes. The Vari-angle display swivels out 180° and rotates 270°
for high- and low-angle shots, as well as self-portraits.
Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to the 3" LCD monitor,
the camera has a 0.2" Electronic Viewfinder with approximately 921,000 dots, and
approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in both shooting and
playback modes. The EVF has a diopter adjustment to allow you to set the image
to your eyesight.
Image Sensor: The Coolpix P900 features a
1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with approximately
16.76-million total pixels and 16.0-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or
SDXC Memory cards. When an SD Memory card is inserted in the camera, the images
are automatically recorded onto the card. The camera can support 2 GB SD cards,
SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards of up to 128 GB.
Zoom Memory: When the zoom control is operated, the zoom
stops at the following preset focal lengths: 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm,
105mm, 135mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm, 800mm, 1000mm, 1200mm, 1440mm,
1800mm, and 2000mm.
The function is similar to having 18 different prime lenses on a DSLR camera.
You can select any or all of the presets in the menu. (Zoom Memory is only
available in the P, S, A, M, or U shooting modes.) You can set the camera to a
specific Startup Zoom Position in advance (24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 105mm,
Vibration Reduction: The Coolpix P900 offers Vibration Reduction (VR)
image stabilization to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when shooting. The
camera automatically detects the panning direction (horizontally or vertically)
and compensates for camera shake by shifting the lens. For still images, the
camera uses the lens-shift method of vibration reduction. For movies, a
combination of lens-shift and electronic VR is used.
Built-in Wi-Fi/Nikon Snapbridge: The Coolpix P900 has
built-in Wi-Fi, which allows you to connect the camera with your smartphone or
tablet. The camera's built-in NFC (Near-Field Communications) functionality
allows you to wirelessly connect with compatible Android devices (running
version 4.0 or later) by simply touching the device on the camera's "N" logo
(located on the right edge). Through the wireless connection and Nikon
Snapbridge, you can automatically load photos and videos to your device as you
take them, use your smart device to remotely take photos on the camera, or
download existing pictures from the camera's memory card to your device. Once
you have downloaded images to your smartphone, you can share them via email,
texts, or social networking sites.
Note: To enjoy Nikon Snapbridge, the smart device must have
the Wireless Mobile Utility application, available for devices running
Android 4.0 or later, or iOS 6.0 or later (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).
Built-in GPS: The camera's built-in GPS records location
information with each photo you take. If you upload your photos to Google Maps,
Google+, or use the downloadable Nikon View NX2 software, you can show the
shooting location of each photo. The map's Points of Interest (POI) give you
suggestions for other scenic locations in your area. You can track your travels
on a map by creating a GPS log with location data recorded at a set interval (5
sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 30 sec, and 1 min).
File Formats: The Coolpix P900 records still images in JPEG
format. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV
format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: LPCM stereo). You can choose Fine (1:4)
or Normal (1:8) compression ratios for still images. There are nine still image size options and
nine movie options:
- Still Images:
- 16M: 4608 x 3456
- 8M: 3264 x 2448
- 4M: 2272 x 1704
- 2M: 1600 x 1200
- VGA: 640 x 480
- 16:9 12M: 4608 x 2592
- 16:9 2M: 1920 x 1080
- 3:2 14M: 4608 x 3072
- 1:1 12M: 3456 x 3456
- HD 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps)
- HD 1080/60p: 1920 x 1080 (60 fps)
- HD 720p/30p: 1280 x 720 (30 fps)
- HD 720p/60p: 1280 x 720 (60 fps)
- VGA/30p: 640 x 480 (30 fps)
- HS Movies (no sound recorded):
- HS 480/4x (640 x 480): 1/4x speed playback (record up to 7 min 15
sec; playback 29 min)
- HS 720/2x (1280 x 720): 1/2x speed playback (record up to 14 min
30 sec; playback 29 min)
- HS 1080/0.5x (1920 x 1080): 2x speed playback (record up to 29
min; playback 14 min 30 sec)
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose one of the following shooting modes:
- Auto Mode: This is an automatic "point-and-shoot" mode
recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
- Programmed Auto Mode: The Programmed Auto Mode is a
simple point-and-shoot mode in which the majority of camera settings are
controlled by the camera. The camera will automatically set the shutter
speed and aperture. This mode is recommended for most situations.
- Shutter-Priority Auto Mode: The Shutter-Priority Auto
Mode allows you to choose the shutter speed and lets the camera select the
aperture value for best results when freezing or blurring motion.
- Aperture-Priority Auto Mode: The Aperture-Priority Auto
Mode allows you to choose the aperture value and lets the camera select
shutter speed for best results when using to blur background or bring both
foreground and background into focus.
- Manual Mode: The Manual Mode allows you to control
exposure by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture manually.
- User Setting Mode: Settings that are frequently used
for P, S, A, and M shooting modes can be saved in the User Setting Mode. The
saved settings can be immediately retrieved for shooting by simply rotating
the mode dial to "U".
- Special Effects: Lets you apply special effects during
shooting. Choose from: Soft, Nostalgic sepia, High-contrast monochrome,
key, Low key, Selective color, High ISO monochrome, and Cross process.
- Scene Mode: You can select Scene Auto Selector to let
the camera choose the appropriate scene setting, or manually select
one of 17
scene modes: Portrait, Sports, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Close-up, Food, Museum,
Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy Panorama, Pet portrait,
Moon, Bird Watching and Time-lapse Movie.
- Night Portrait: Lets you shoot evening and night
portraits that included background scenery.
- Night Landscape: For capturing the atmosphere of night
landscapes. You can choose between hand-held and tripod settings.
- Landscape: Enables you to shoot a sharp landscape with
a wide depth of field. You can choose between a Noise Reduction burst and a
Continuous Shooting: In the P, S, A, M, or U shooting modes,
you can select in the menu from the following single or continuous shooting options:
- Single: One image is shot each time the shutter-release
button is pressed.
- Continuous H: Up to 7 pictures are shot at a rate of
about 7 frames per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image
size is set to 16M: 4608 x 3456 pixels.
- Continuous L: Up to 200 pictures are shot at a rate of
about 2 frames per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image
size is set to 16M: 4608 x 3456 pixels.
- Pre-shooting Cache: To avoid missing a shot, the
pre-shooting cache begins when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway, and continues when the button is pressed all the way. Frame rate is
about 15 fps. Up to 20
frames are captured, including up to 5 frames captured in the pre-shooting
cache. Image size is fixed at 1M: 1280 x 960.
- Continuous H 120 fps: Each time the shutter-release
button, 60 frames are captured at a speed of about 120 fps or faster.
Image size is fixed at VGA 640 x 480.
- Continuous H 60 fps: Each time the shutter-release
button, 60 frames are captured at a speed of about 60 fps. Image
size is fixed at 16:9 2M 1920 x 1080.
- Best Shot Selector: Camera captures up to 10 images while the
shutter release is held down, and the sharpest image in the series is
selected and saved.
- Multi-shot 16: Camera takes 16 shots at about 30 fps and arranges
them in a single image of 5M: 2560 x 1920.
- Interval Shooting: The camera shoots still images
automatically at a set interval. You can choose an interval of between 30
seconds to 60 minutes in 30-second increments.
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second and
2 second timer for self-portraits. In addition, the camera can use face
detection to detect human faces, and automatically release the shutter when a
smile is detected (Smile Timer).
AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area
Modes to determine how the camera selects the focus area for Auto Focus:
- Face Priority: When the camera recognizes a face (front
view only), the camera will focus on the face automatically.
- Manual: You can manually select one of up to 99 focus areas
in the monitor. This method is handy when the intended subject is not
positioned in the center of the frame, and is relatively still. You can
choose spot, normal, or wide to change the size of the movable focus area.
- Subject Tracking: Once you select a subject to focus
on, the focus area will move and follow the subject.
- Target Finding AF: The camera will adjust the focus on
what it determines to be the main subject. If no main subject is detected,
it automatically selects the subject closest to the camera as the subject.
Focus Modes: You can choose a focus mode according to the
subject and composition. The choices include:
- Auto Focus: Camera automatically adjusts the focus. Focusing
distances: 1' 8" to infinity (W), 16'-5" to infinity (T).
- Macro Closeup: Macro mode is used for taking pictures
of objects as close as 0.4"
- Infinity: For use when shooting distant scenes through window
glass or when shooting landscapes. A second infinity setting is for use when
shooting the sky or a fireworks show.
- Manual Focus: The focus can be adjusted for any subject
infinity from the lens. The rotary multi-selector is used to adjust the
focus while viewing the image on the monitor. (Only available in certain
Focus Lock: The Focus Lock
feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in
Center AF mode.
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 about 16' at maximum
wide angle and telephoto positions. You can turn this function on or off.
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 EV steps, using a rotary dial on the top of the camera.
Exposure Bracketing: The exposure can be changed
automatically during continuous shooting. With Exposure Bracketing, the camera
takes three images, one at the set exposure, one overexposed, and one
underexposed. You can set the compensation interval to +/-0.3, +/-0.7, or +/-1.0
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 set to ISO 100 when there is sufficient
lighting, and raises the sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 1600 when lighting
- Fixed Range Auto: Select from two ranges in which the
camera automatically sets the sensitivity: ISO 100-400 or ISO 100-800.
- Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the set value: ISO 100,
200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, and 6400. A Hi1 setting, equivalent to ISO 12800,
is available when using the High ISO monochrome setting in Special Effects
You can set the White Balance to Auto Normal, Auto Warm, Daylight,
Incandescent, Fluorescent (FL1 cool white, FL2 day white fluorescent, FL3
daylight 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 lighting conditions.
Color Temperature: You can choose one of 11 different Color
Temperature settings (instead of a preset White Balance setting): Sodium-vapor
lamps (2700K), Incandescent/Warm-white fluorescent (3000K), White Fluorescent
fluorescent (4200K), Day white fluorescent (5000K), Direct sunlight (5200K),
Flash (5400K), Cloudy (6000K), Daylight fluorescent (6500K), High temp.
Mercury-vapor (7200K), and Shade (8000K).
Built-in Flash: The Coolpix P900 has a built-in pop-up flash with a range of
1'-8" to 37' (Wide angle) and 16'-5" to 22' (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.
- Rear Curtain Sync: Fill flash fires just before the shutter closes,
creating the effect of a stream of light behind moving objects.
Flash Exposure Compensation: You can adjust the flash output
in cases where the flash is too bright or too dark. Flash Exposure Compensation
lets you increase the flash output by +0.3 to +2.0 EV, or decrease the output
from -0.3 to 2.0 EV.
AF Modes: When shooting still images or movies you can choose between two auto-focus modes:
- Single AF: The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed
halfway and locks at this position during recording.
AF: The camera constantly adjusts focus, even when the
shutter-release button is not pressed.
Play, Edit and Print Functions
Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an
automatic slide show with 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds between pictures. If
desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum
slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
Thumbnail Playback: 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.
Calendar Display: This feature displays a calendar allowing
you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.
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.
Mark for Wi-Fi Upload: Still images stored in the camera can
be selected in advance before transferring to a smart device.
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 P900 to edit
recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose
from the following editing functions:
- Quick Retouch: Quick Retouch can be used to easily
create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
- 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.
- Skin Softening: The camera recognizes faces in pictures
and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
- Filter Effects: You can apply the following digital
filter effects: Soft Portrait, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Fisheye, Miniature
Effect, Painting, Vignette, Photo Illustration, and Portrait (color + B&W).
- Resizing Pictures (Small Picture): You can create a
small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file with
a compression ratio of 1:16. You can choose from the following sizes: 640 x
480 (suited to television playback), 320 x 240 (suited to display on web
pages), or 160 x 120 (suitable for email attachments).
- Crop: Creates a copy containing only a portion visible
on the monitor.
Multi-Language Menu: You can
choose from 36 different menu display languages including English,
Spanish and French.
Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the
internal memory or on the memory card using the following methods:
or Photo Lab: insert the memory card into a printer, or take the memory
card to a digital photo lab.
- PictBridge-compatible Printer: connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible
printer via USB cable
- Transferring to Computer: transfer the images to a computer before
printing them via USB
Power Requirements: The Coolpix P900 is powered by a supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (EN-EL23).
The battery is charged using the supplied EH-71P Charging AC adapter. The supplied rechargeable battery will
last up to approximately 360 still image shots or 1 hour 20 minutes of movie shooting on one charge. A fully-exhausted battery
charges in about 3 hours 40 minutes using the supplied EH-71P Charging AC Adapter. You can also charge the battery in the camera
in about 6 hours 10 minutes when it
is connected to a computer via USB.
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.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The Coolpix P900 is equipped with a Micro-HDMI (Type
D) output, allowing you to connect the camera to an HDTV.
USB Port: The camera features a Micro USB port on the side of
the camera for connecting the supplied USB cable (UC-E21) to download your photos to your computer or printer.
The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible.
ViewNX 2: The Coolpix P900 does not include software for
organizing your photos. Nikon's ViewNX 2 software can be downloaded from the
- Nikon Transfer 2: to transfer pictures from the camera
to the computer
- ViewNX 2: for viewing your images and movies on the
System Requirements: The ViewNX 2 software will work with
the following operating systems:
- Windows: Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista
- Mac: OS X 10.8.5, 10.9.5, 10.10.1