With almost 100 hundred years of experience in the field of optics and imaging technology, we can’t expect from Nikon but to amaze us further. While small brands can feel the cold wind of smartphone technology rising, a titan such as Nikon doesn’t seem to have anything to worry about.
In 2016, many have turned their attention to what has been called the “Nikon beast”, the Coolpix P900, a bridge camera belonging to the wider Coolpix series of compact cameras designed to accompany the photographer in a wide variety of situations and decors. The P900 introduces an equivalent focal length of 24-2000 mm, with 4000mm Dynamic Fine Zoom, and that, my friends, means an 83x zoom, which is enough to take a close look at the spots on the Moon or the feathers of your favorite bird. Packed with an LCD display with 921k dot-resolution, the P900 offers an electronic viewfinder, it can go from 7 fps to 120 fps, and you can transfer your work via the built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology. The only drawback of this model, according to users and testers around the world is its bulkiness, that distances it a little from the classic compact camera design.
Another Nikon breakthrough this year comes in the form of the Coolpix A900, a new arrival in the A series. The Coolpix A900. The first feature that stands out on this compact camera is how small and compact it really is, competing with any regular-sized smartphone. 4K video capture at 30fps give you the perfect tool to create beautiful photography. A 921k-dot resolution LCD screen that tilts over gives you the possibility to integrate yourself in the scenery, and all these wonderful features are topped with Wi-Fi, NFC and Blueooth connectivity.
Lastly, the Coolpix B700 comes with a 60x optical zoom with an equivalent 24-1440mm focal length, seconded by 120x Dynamic Fine Zoom, using a super telephoto Nikkor Ed glass lens. A 3’’ tilting LCD display, 4k video capture at 30fps, raw image capture and ISO 100-1600 (expandable to ISO 3200), this model is nothing but power. With the same connectivity features as its abovementioned “siblings”, the B700 is a great investment for anyone who want to rise above entry-level in creative photography.