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The best Nikon bridge cameras are the intermediate models between point and shoot and DSLRs which are released under the Coolpix product line. Available at a price of at least $450, these digital cameras from Nikon have ultra-zooming capabilities and can capture images of at least 14 Megapixel resolution. Like many other top manufacturers, Nikon too has a limited bridge camera offering right now.

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Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900


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Nikon Coolpix P900
Nikon Coolpix P610
Nikon Coolpix L840
Nikon Coolpix S2800
Nikon Coolpix P530
Nikon Coolpix P900
Nikon Coolpix P610
Nikon Coolpix L840
Nikon Coolpix S2800
Nikon Coolpix P530
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Apr 2015
May 2015
Mar 2014
Feb 2014
Camera Type
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
83.3 x
60.0 x
38.0 x
18.0 x
41.7 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
BSI-CMOS
BSI-CMOS
CMOS
CCD
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm

  • The Nikon Coolpix P900 boasts the longest zoom range of any camera on the market, but a lack of detail at higher ISOs holds it back.


  • Using zoom ratios seems to be the new way to sell cameras where once it was all about the megapixels. Here on the Nikon Coolpix P900 we have an 83x optical zoom, which is currently the market leader. However, to get to that kind of ratio, you need to have a huge camera and that won’t be to everybody’s tastes.


  • The P900 is the longest-zoom bridge camera in the world – for now, at least – but it's also big, heavy and expensive. Image quality at shorter focal lengths is good but falls away at high zooms settings.


  • At £340/$500, the Nikon Coolpix P610 is pretty pricey for a camera that doesn’t offer any better image quality than a well-sorted compact camera. However, you do get an awful lot of bang for your buck.
    Although a 60x optical zoom range no longer makes the P610 top dog in this sector (the Canon SX60 HS has a 65x range, and Nikon’s new P900 boasts an outrageous 83x lens), it still gives pretty much all the focal length flexibility you could ever need.

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    The Nikon CoolPix P610 is a compact digicam with a huge 60x optical zoom lens that allows you to be ready for any situation. Excellent performance and good overall image quality makes this camera a must see for travel or anyone looking for an affordable camera for any situation.


  • A well performing camera that produces good quality images, especially in favourable conditions. If you're looking for a long zoom or holiday camera, Nikon has produced a good contender. But if you want raw shooting, look at the Canon SX60 instead.


  • The Nikon Coolpix L840 is a decent all-rounder that performs well and generates reasonable image quality, providing you don’t scrutinise too closely and spot the slightly disappointing detail levels. It’s fast to focus, exposes accurately and has a simple control layout that just as easy to learn and operate as a basic compact camera.


  • Using the Nikon Coolpix S2800 is a straightforward affair. The S series is one step up from the L series in that it offers slightly more manual control to the user. Some would argue that makes it more user friendly as it offers budding photographers the chance to expand their knowledge. The L series of cameras remove that possibility.


  • A great value compact for beginners, the Nikon S2800 produces good results with little effort, but its lack of manual controls probably rule it out for experienced shooters.

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    The Nikon Coolpix P530 is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand it’s hard to justify it as a compelling upgrade over the P520, mainly as it cuts so many features from the old camera. Gone are its GPS ability, tiltable (and slightly larger) screen, plus its useful secondary zoom control. Optically the P530 doesn’t bring anything new to the table either, and the same can be said of the build quality and control layout.
    However the P530’s saving grace is its new sensor.