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Nikon Coolpix P900 Indoor Crops

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringBuilt-In GPSBuilt-In GPSAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed review

Indoor Crops

Below are sample crops from an indoor photograph taken at each of the Nikon Coolpix P900's ISO settings. A crop from the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
at the same ISO setting is shown next to each one of the P900. Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras taken at the highest quality setting. ISO was set on camera, everything else was left on automatic.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The result is that, while you can partly reduce noise at the expense of details, the maximum acceptable print size gets smaller as ISO is increased. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Nikon Coolpix P900 ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Nikon Coolpix P900 - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Nikon Coolpix P900 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Nikon Coolpix P900 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Nikon Coolpix P900 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Nikon Coolpix P900 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 - ISO 3200 Crop
ISO 3200
Nikon Coolpix P900 - ISO 6400 Crop
ISO 6400
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 - ISO 6400 Crop
ISO 6400

Despite a lower resolution and smaller sensor, the Nikon Coolpix P900 holds very well against the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000. Its noise-reduction is much less agressive which allows it to produce better output at low sensitivities, up to ISO 400. ISO 800 is pretty much even once images are resized to match. The Panasonic takes over from there which is expected given its 1" CMOS sensor has over 4X the surface area.

Nikon Coolpix P900
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By on 2015/10/26
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Nikon P900 Facts

Large digital camera
16 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 100-6400
83.3X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/4000-15s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.20" Built-in EVF 920K PixelsCustom white-balance
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
1 Axis Digital LevelLithium-Ion Battery
7 FPS Drive, 7 ImagesSecure Digital Extended Capacity
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video Recording
3" LCD 920K Pixels
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