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Nikon COOLPIX P4

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Overall 7
6.9
Design 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 7
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Performance 5
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Photo quality 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P4

Digital Photography Interface
7 September 2009
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P4 has some 8 megapixels in a CCD behind its 3.5X optically image stabilized lens as well as a 2.5 inch LCD on its back. The Coolpix P4 has good build quality except the plastic piece over the battery/card slots and tripod mount. The camera has a good lens, 8 megapixels and produces very good photos too. With low noise (for 8 megapixels) and low levels of chromatic aberration, the P4 still has no high sensitivity option.
  • Pros: 3.5x zoom lens with optical image stabilization, 2.5 inch LCD with average resolution and visibility, Good build quality, Aperture control and some other changeable settings, User-friendly; many scene modes and built-in help, Interval shooting feature can be useful, Nice VGA movie recording at 30 FPS, Above average, good image quality
  • Cons: Below average battery life, Not for low-light; average flash, poor AF in the dark, no ISO 800, Slow performance in almost all aspects, small buffer, No control over shutter speed, no live histogram either, Plastic compartment door and tripod mount, WiFi enabled Nikon P3 retails at around same price
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Nikon Coolpix P4 Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
15 September 2007
  • Excerpt: The Coolpix P4 is the same camera as , except that it’s lacking the Wi-Fi feature (IEEE 802.11b/g wireless range up to 30m). Nikon Coolpix P4 is also the first compact to include their Vibration reduction technology (image stabilisation) . It’s build upon a metallic body, not the lightest camera in its class and not the stylish either. The LCD screen has a great anti-reflective finish that makes it easier to use in bright sunlight.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon CoolPix P4 Review

Digitaltrends
30 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Nikon recently introduced two new members for its P for Performance series Coolpix point-and-shoot digicams. The P3 and P4 are very similar other than Wi-Fi capability found on the more expensive P3 ($449). Whether you want to spend 50 bucks to wirelessly beam images to a printer or PC is entirely your call but I‘d spend the cash on a high-speed SD card instead.
  • Pros: 8MP resolution; Vibration Reduction; 3.5x zoom, Good 8MP images, VR optical image stabilization, Built-in red-eye reduction
  • Cons: Poor low light focusing; strange control layout; ho-hum styling, Poor control layout, Not as responsive as it should be, So-so battery life, LCD screen should be better
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
7 June 2006
  • Excerpt: Despite Nikon and Canon being at the forefront of optical image stabilisation in stills cameras, rivals such as Sony and Panasonic have been the fastest to establish this technology as the latest must-have feature across their product ranges.
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Expert Review

Kickstartnews
16 April 2006
  • Excerpt: The Nikon P4 is the latest in a rather good line of Point & Shoot (P&S) models from this well known and highly regarded camera maker. Although Nikon's reputation for dominance in the professional photography business is well known, like its fiercest competitor (Canon), Nikon has also been producing a healthy selection of competitively priced consumer P&S cameras for many years.
  • Pros: Fast F2.7-5.3 optics. Built-in Nikon Vibration Reduction (VR) is an absolute joy in situations where you can't stabilize the camera or when you're shooting at full zoom in average or poor light. Though some photos appeared slightly soft with VR, non-VR (standard) shooting modes produced lots and lots of razor sharp photos with accurate colors and realistic saturation. The digital sensor in the P4 is very forgiving and performs well in a wide variety of lighting condit...
  • Cons: While we didn't actually drop the camera, we did have a couple of close calls and wished for a grippier surface in place of the smooth, brushed and polished metal body (besides which it's still cold outside during early Spring in upstate New York and southern Ontario). To help hang onto the P4, use the supplied Lanyard—that's what it's for. The tripod mount is not centered under the lens which can cause a bit of extra fiddling when positioning for a portrait shot. Pho...
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Nikon Coolpix P4

Steve's Digicams
21 February 2006
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The Coolpix P4 compared to a standard CD disc. The Coolpix P3 and the Coolpix P4 which is identical but lacks WiFi capability. Continue to the Features & Controls Page Coolpix P4 Specifications Effective pixels: 8.1 million CCD: 1/1.8-inch high-density CCD (8.3 million total pixels) Image modes: 8M (3264), 5M (2592), 3M (2048), PC (1024), TV (640), 3:2 (3264) Lens: 3.5x Zoom-Nikkor; 7.5-26.3mm (35mm format equivalent to approx.
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Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
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Color and saturation 9
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Nikon Coolpix P4

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P4 is a middle of the road point and shoot digital camera. It offers plenty of megapixels and takes a decent photo in most situations. The lack of red eye in the indoor shots is likely to appeal to many people.
  • Pros: Colours, No red eye in test shot
  • Cons: Shutter lag
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix P4

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Looking for a feature packed, high quality compact camera? Check out the Nikon P4.
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Nikon Coolpix P4 Review – 012

D-Photo and The Photographer's Mail
30 April 2009
  • Conclusion: The Nikon P4 is a great camera. However, if you’re using a wireless network and want all the same features, then you may want to check out the Wi-Fi-enabled Coolpix P3.
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon Coolpix P4

PhotographyBLOG
23 April 2007
  • Summary: The "P" in Nikon Coolpix P4 stands for "Performance", and overall this camera delivers on that promise. This is a fairly compact camera that you can take everywhere, which is well-designed in the sense that it is intuitive to use, rather than good to look at. The 3.5x zoom lens covers a versatile focal length of 36-126mm, and the new Vibration Reduction feature is a very effective addition to the Coolpix range, especially as the fastest ISO speed of 400 is rather noisy.
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