Nikon CoolPix A900 Review and 4K Video Test
Nikon Coolpix A900 Review and 4K Video Test
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Link to Nikon Coolpix A900 (Black): http://amzn.to/2vnNIs1
Batteries and Charger for Nikon A900: http://amzn.to/2uLoIY8
SD Card for Nikon Coolpix A900: http://amzn.to/2uLz2Q0
Today I’m looking at Nikon Coolpix A900 point-n-shoot camera. Now unlike most point and shoot cameras, the Nikon A900 comes with a larger sensor for better image quality and because of that, a heftier price tag. At first glance, the Nikon Coolpix A900 is a pretty good looking camera with a mix of metal and plastic parts making up its body. It’s currently available in two colors: black and silver. I am testing the silver version today, but I’ll leave links to both colors below. The Nikon A900 has a Nikkor 35X zoom lens which tucks itself compactly back into the camera body once you turn of the camera. The Nikon Coolpix A900’s rubberized front grip isn’t very deep and I do wish Nikon had made it a bit deeper. However, since it isn’t very heavy or bulky, it’s actually pretty comfortable to shoot with, even with one hand. It has all its major buttons and dials on top, with a zoom toggle built around the shutter button. The top surface also has a popup flash built into it. The buttons on the rear face are also pretty well laid out with the video record button placed such that you can easily hit record. And this is important since the A900 records 4K video. More about the 4K video quality in a bit. The Nikon A900’s main interface and viewfinder is this 3” LCD which doesn’t just flip over for selfies and vlogs, but can also hinge outwards, so you can take shots at almost any position. You can take pictures and videos of things taller than you and even take shots of things much lower than you. Rather surprisingly though, it isn’t a touchscreen and I really do miss having a touchscreen to touch and focus on objects or scroll through menus. Despite this, the menus are pretty easy to access and everything is exactly where you’d expect to find it. The Nikon A900 is powered by this battery that lives in a compartment on the bottom. Nikon doesn’t provide a standalone battery charger to charge the batteries and instead provides a micro usb cable and wall adapter to charge the battery inside the camera. I am not a big fan of this, because over time, the usb port wears out and you’ll find it hard to charge the camera. If you do get the Nikon A900, I recommend buying a standalone charger and spare batteries, so you can pop a new battery in when your battery runs out of juice. I’ll leave a link to a battery charger and spare batteries below, in case you’re looking to buy one. The SD card also lives inside this little compartment. And when it comes to SD cards I recommend using a card with at least a UHS Class 3 rating, if you plan to shoot 4K videos. Again, if you’re looking to buy one, I’ll leave a link to the one I recommend, right below this video. The Nikon A900 can also be mounted to a tripod, if you need to do that. And you can also connect the camera to a TV, using the micro hdmi connector on the side.