LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon A900 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
A900 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (Compare) or Canon PowerShot G16 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Nikon A900 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec . Unfortunately A900 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon A900 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Nikon A900, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. This means that Nikon A900 provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.A900 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon A900 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus XZ-2 iHS or Nikon Coolpix P7100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon A900 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( Has 'always on' Bluetooth to maintain connection) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, A900 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other. Nikon A900's bluetooth connectivity feature comes handy for connecting other devices that supports it.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our A900. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon A900 is powered by EN-EL12 battery which provides a shooting life of 300 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon A900 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Nikon A900 is $346.95