Nikon has released P90, which is a prosumer camera, featuring functions found in professional cameras. This is a good alternative if you need more than a point-and-shoot but are not yet ready for an SLR.

Many people buy an SLR and then they continue to shoot in auto mode because they don’t know how to use the other features. Or once they start using those features, they don’t have the means to buy all the lenses.

A very good alternative is the Nikon P90, which has several features found in an SLR with the only limitation that you can’t change the lens. The need of which may not arise as the lens included is quite versatile.

What I liked.

  • 24X Optical Zoom
  • 12Megapixel camera
  • Vari-angle LCD
  • Image Stabilisation
  • 3″ LCD
  • 2.8 Aperture
  • ISO 64-6400
  • Electronic View Finder
  • Option of Manual Mode, apart from Program model, Aperture/Shutter priority
  • Face detection and Smile mode, automatically releases the shutter when the person smiles.
  • Blink warning, warns you if the person has blinked.
  • Macro mode
  • Li-on battery
  • SD Card
  • 460g Weight
  • Shutter speed upto 8 seconds, wish they had more

What I didn’t like:

No RAW mode.