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Nikon Coolpix 7900 Discussion
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Comments (14)

Excellent and very accurate review.

Two of Dave's points made a strong impression to me showing that Dave is really professionalist in reviewing cameras.

Those points are: Dave wrote: Best Shot Selector shoots up to 10 shots and picks the one with the least blur from camera shake or poor focus. My Comment: Dave states that camera keeps the "least blur" picture while the Nikon manual says it keeps the "sharpest" picture. The "least blur" is more correct though given the possibility that someone might not have steady hand at all and never be able to take a very sharp picture. Dave wrote: In my view, reviewers making a big deal of the 7900's soft images obviously haven't looked at prints made from it's images.) Shots at 11x14 were tack-sharp. My comment: This is what I keep saying all the time to a Nikon forum of another site to people arguing about the 7900 sharpness. Only prints can tell the truth so it is mistaken to judge pictures only in PC monitor. My 7900 Pictures.

Http://www.cfang.us/gallery/index.php?cat=10001 Regards.

Archangel_GT..

Comment #1

Dave's review is very reassuring to me, as I purchased a 7900 earlier this week. This is my second Nikon Coolpix, the first being an 880, with which I was very pleased. I opted for Nikon again because of my past experience with Nikon film cameras (F2 & F3HP, and I still own the latter), and I opted for the 7900 first for the increased image resolution and second because a slide scanner comes before a digital SLR. I like to crop pictures to get the best scene, and the jump from 3MP to 7MP has really helped. I have taken about 70 pictures with it so far, and I am extremely pleased. The most recent shot was of my two children to send to their grandmother across the country.

The 7900 also does wonderfully on close ups, as seen in this shot of an evergreen in our front yard shows. Note the lighter tips on the palest green new growth. I was struck by the small size of the camera, but it feels very solid. Dave's recommendation that you make use of the camera strap is excellent advice. Thanks for the great report.

Mike..

Comment #2

Dear Archangel_GT! I tried the link to the photo gallery, but all I get is a grayed-out screen with links, but I'm unable to view the pictures. None of the pictures show up on the screen. Any help? Do I need to log in? How? There is no log-in for guests available that I can detect. Appreciate if you can help. Thanks,.

Rolf...

Comment #3

Disable the firewall if you have one.

The link works fine. I check it at least 10 times per day...

Comment #4

Hi Archangel_GT, thanks. I do have a firewall, and that blocked the traffic. Rolf...

Comment #5

Hello!Recently when I compared some photo samples of "HOUSE", downloaded from Imaging Resource>Digital Camera Home>Digital Camera Reviews, taken by different cameras, such as: File Name CAMERA DATE TIME CP88HOUSEWBA.jpgNikon E880011.10.2004 07:34:09 A52HOUSEWBM.jpg canon A520 02.09.2005 10:05:14 A95HOUSEWBM.jpg canon A95 10.12.2004 08:06:50 CP52HOUSEWBM.jpg nikon E5200 05.24.2004 08:54:32 CP79HOUSEWBM.jpg nikon E7900 03.28.2005 11:04:07 D10HAWB.jpg nikon D100 05.28.2002 14:33:32 S50HMWN.jpg canon S500 03.08.2004 09:13:15 W7HOUSEWBA.jpg sony DSC-W7 04.21.2005 11:40:23 Their EXIF data told us, these pictures were taken in different year, different month,.

On different date, and at different time, but after carefully compare the every small part of these picture, I found out that these pictures are so consistent with each other in shadows under sunshining, arrangement of tree branches, pieces of small flowers and grasses. I had supposed this house is a paint, not a real house, but the shadows under sunshining has somewhat small difference. What explanation you can give out for this question? Peter..

Comment #6

Peter: See my response to your other duplicate post at: sysop "Nikon Coolpix 8800 Discussion" 5/24/2005 3:16pm Hope this helps. Forum Admin..

Comment #7

Hi, Just have 1 question here...... I'm thinking of buying a camera and choosing between Sony DSC W7 and Nikon Coolpix 7600/7900. Anyone has any comments?..

Comment #8

I tested sony V3 (better than w series) and this nikon coolpix 7900 and I thinked better the nikon because the photos quality is better than sony. The display luminosity and definition and macro too...

Comment #9

Hello all, I've read a lot of messages saying that coolpix 5900 and 7900 having the same ccd captor, image quality will be better on a 5900 because it is 5Mp, is it true ? Will the image quality be REALLY better or just a little bit ?

Which one of these cameras is better ? (I don't care about the price). Thank you for your answers!..

Comment #10

In reviewing the sample pictures from the Nikon 7900 I noticed streaking in the upper right hand portion of many images. This was most noticeable in the "house" samples. I've attached a jpeg of the area I'm referring to. Do you have an idea as to the cause? Thank you, Dan Riker..

Comment #11

I'm looking at the Coolpix 7900 as a camera for taking pictures whilst scuba diving, excellent quality for price & housing waterproof to 40m.

Any experience in this environment?.

When camera goes to sleep (after 30 secs) how long does it take to wake up, if you where to point & push would it record a pic?.

I've been told issues to consider for diving camera are - shutter lag, to pick out those -look at that!!... you missed it.. moments and sleep mode whereby it can take an age to wake up to take a quick shot. Any comments James..

Comment #12

I had found good deals on this and the Fuji e550, and so I come here to decide between them, and, darn you Dave, they're both picks of yours! The Nikon has more pixels, is smaller, has the best shot selector, has cheaper memory, a more visible screen in daylight, and less noise. The Fuji has more zoom, more exposure control, a somewhat better optical veiwfinder, and is available for somewhat less money. I'm probably missing a few important things, but I think that's most of it. Any comments on how to choose between them?..

Comment #13

I am also trying to decide between the Nikon 7900 and the Fuji E550. Anyone have any opinions out there? Also what would see as the need to go from the 5900, up to the 7900. I'm trying to justify the extra $...

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