Nikon Coolpix 5900

Review Date: April 18th 2005

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Introduction / Price
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Features
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Specifications
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Design
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Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Conclusion / Links

Specifications

Effective Pixels: 5.1 million
Image Sensor: Imaging Sensor: 1/1.8-inch type; Effective pixels: 5.1 million
Image Size: 5M (2592x1944), 3M (2048x1536), 2M (1600x1200), PC (1024x768), TV (640x480)
Lens: 3x Zoom-Nikkor; 7.8-23.4mm [35mm (135) format equivalent to 38-114mm]; f/2.8-4.9; 7 elements in 6 groups, Digital zoom: up to 4x
Autofocus: Contrast-detect TTL AF
Focus Range: 12 in. (30cm) to infinity, 1.6 in. (4cm) to infinity in Macro Mode
Focus Area: Auto (5-area automatic focus selection), Manual (99-area manual focus selection) and Center-focus area selection available
LCD Monitor: 2.0-inch type, 115,000-dot Amorphous silicon TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment; frame coverage: approx. 100%
Media: SD memory card (optional), Internal memory equipped
Shooting Modes -- Still: Auto, Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait), Scene (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, Underwater), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Image adjustment, Image sharpening, Saturation control, Auto exposure bracketing, White Balance (Auto, Preset and 7 manual modes), WB bracketing, Digital zoom (max. 4x), Noise reduction, Self-timer (3 sec., 10 sec)
Shooting Modes -- Movie: TV movie (640x480) at 15fps or 30fps, Small size (320x240) at 30fps, Smaller size (160x120) at 30fps
Capture Modes: 1) Single, 2) Continuous (approx. 2fps), 3) 5-shot buffer, 4) Multi-shot 16 (available only at 5M image size)
Number of Frames: (5M): (w/ Internal memory): Fine approx. 5, Normal approx. 10, Basic approx. 21
Shutter: 4-1/2,000 sec.
Aperture: Two-step (f/2.8 and f/4.9 [wide], f/8.2 and f/4.9 [telephoto])
Built-in Speedlight: Range: 0.3-4.5m/ 1-14.8 ft. (W), 0.3-3.5m/ 1-11.5 ft. (T); Flash modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction Auto (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Anytime Flash, Flash Cancel and Slow sync.
Interface: USB, Audio Video output (NTSC/PAL)
Supported Languages: German/English/Spanish/French/Italian/Dutch/Swedish/Japanese/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese/Korean selectable in menu display
Power Requirements: One EN-EL5 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (Supplied ), one CP1 lithium battery (Optional), EH-62A AC adapter (Optional)
Battery Life (approx.):: One rechargeable lithium-ion battery EN-EL5 (supplied), 270 images. Duracell CP-1 prismatic battery, 290 images. (based on CIPA standard*)
Dimension (W x H x D): Approx. 3.5 x 2.4 x 1.4 in. (88 x 60 x 36.5mm)
Weight: Approx. 5.3 oz. (150g) 5.3 oz. (without battery and memory card)
Supplied Accessories: Strap, USB cable, Audio Video cable, EN-EL5 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-61 Battery charger, PictureProject CD-ROM
Optional Accessories: EH-62A AC adapter, Case/Battery Kit, Soft case, WP-CP4 Waterproof Case, and SD memory card
PictureProject System Requirements: OS: Macintosh: Mac(R)OS X (10.1.5 or later)/ Windows: Windows(R) XP Home Edition / Professional, Windows(R)2000 Professional, Windows(R)Me, Windows(R)98SE pre-installed models RAM:64MB or more recommendedHard disk:60MB required for installationDisplay:800 x 600 or larger with 16-bit color (full color recommended)Others:CD-ROM drive required for installationOnly built-in USB ports are supported
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Page 1
Introduction / Price
Page 2
Features
Page 3
Specifications
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Ease of Use
Page 6
Image Quality
Page 7
Sample Images
Page 8
Conclusion / Links

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