Features & Controls
The 5X optical zoom lens offers a wide angle and wide maximum aperture of f/1.8. The 5X zoom range (24mm-120mm, 35mm equivalent) may be modest, but the lens is outfitted with optical image stabilization and doesn't suffer from vignetting at the edges, like some zooms do. There is some distortion, however, at wide angle, which can make objects at the fringes look like they're leaning when you know them to be perfectly vertical (i.e. barrel distortion).
Images are recorded on a 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor that can record approximately 12.76 million pixels total, or 12.2 effective megapixels. Again, not the most powerful spec, but the camera makes up for it with attractive exposures and loads of SLR-like adjustments. For example, the camera can record in RAW format as well as RAW + JPEG, and do so in high-speed burst mode without slowing down (chugging along at 8fps at full resolution).
The auto focus failed me a few times in Auto mode, and I ended up with a few blurry landscapes and macro shots. But you have seven other AF area modes to choose from, which makes it much easier than guesswork to lock focus on your intended target.
- Manual focus
- Face priority
- Center (normal)
- Center (wide)
- Subject tracking
- Target finding AF (camera detects main subject)
- [W]: 1 ft. 8 in. - 21 ft.
- [T]: 1 ft. 8 in. - 8 ft. 2 in.
- 1/3 EV steps from -2 to +2 EV
- Auto with red-eye reduction
- Fill flash
- Slow sync
- Rear-curtain sync
- Image quality
- Image size
- Picture Control
- White balance
- Continuous shooting
- ISO sensitivity
- AF area mode
- Built-in ND filter
- Vibration reduction
The battery is rated to last approximately 200 shots, which isn't too impressive. But in my testing the battery lasted slightly less than this on the first pass (though this was out of the box and possibly not fully charged). On a second, definitely full, charge, the battery lasted a total of 391 still images and four short video clips. The Nikon website includes a footnote that this specification, done to CIPA standards, means half of the shots are taken with flash, and that the focus is adjusted with each shot. Fewer flash shots and a lot of burst mode shooting could take you far past the 200-shot specification.
Supported memory cards:
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