The COOLPIX A900 delivers outstanding performance in a compact body.
Enjoy exceptional quality NIKKOR optics in a pocket-sized body to fit any lifestyle: shoot stunning travel scenes in fine detail with the high-power 35x optical zoom lens, extendable to 70x Dynamic Fine Zoom¹, or capture memorable moments in crisp 4K UHD movies. Get creative with the tilting screen and manual exposure modes (P/S/A/M), and keep your camera connected to your smart device with SnapBridge.
Be ready to shoot at a moment’s notice with High-speed AF, easily recapture a subject with the Snap-back zoom button, and make impressive Superlapse movies with ease.
The 20.3-megapixel A900 lets you capture life creatively.
A deceptively small camera body packs in the exceptional power of NIKKOR optics to capture crystal clear images and smooth movies. This classically designed compact camera will take you to places you’ve never seen before.
Capture even the most distant subjects while travelling, or get up close at events and celebrations with the power of a NIKKOR 35x optical zoom lens that’s extendable to 70x Dynamic Fine Zoom¹. It covers wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 840mm angles of view (35mm format equivalent) so you can cover every inch of the action with ease and shoot macro subjects as close as approximately 1 cm to the lens.
Even with a small camera body, your shots will be crisp and your movies smooth, thanks to High-performance vibration reduction’s capacity to reduce camera shake even at full zoom. Lens-shift VR and Electronic VR work together to produce clear stills, providing an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 4.0 stops faster (measured in accordance with CIPA standards at the maximum telephoto position). The 5-Axis hybrid VR system stabilises the camera as you shoot movies, so recording will always be sharp.
With a high megapixel count ensuring outstanding performance and sharp shots with low noise, the powerful Backside illumination CMOS image sensor also adds an advantage in low-light situations. You’ll achieve superb high-resolution shots even in dark shooting conditions.
Switch to shooting exceptional quality 4K UHD movies (3840x2160/30p) with stereo sound at a single touch of the dedicated Movie record button. The Pause recording function lets you take a break from shooting and resume shooting the same movie, plus you can save stills during movie playback or use the Movie-editing function to delete unnecessary footage before or after the action you want to save.
SnapBridge maintains a constant, low-power connection between your camera and your smartphone or tablet to give you easy control over your photographic life. Now you can sync shots to your smart device while you shoot, and share Nikon-quality images in an instant. You can also control key camera functions via your phone, keep your camera on time and up-to-date, and more.
When there are no second chances for a shot, you need a camera that’s fast and responsive so you’ll never miss that perfect moment.
Create stunning Superlapse and Time-lapse movies with ease. Superlapse movies save stills from a recorded movie to automatically produce a 30 or 25 frames per second fast-motion movie. You can record different points of view, changing the composition in Superlapse, unlike the fixed position of a normal Time-lapse. With the Time-lapse feature, a 10-second movie is automatically produced from stills captured with interval-timer photography. Simply select a shooting scene like Cityscape, Landscape or Sunset and the most appropriate interval will be set for you.
Easily access the exposure modes (P/S/A/M) via the mode dial at the top of your camera for manual control of shutter speed or aperture, and use the command dial to adjust the shutter speed or aperture value. Manual controls help you to capture decisive moments, like taking photos of fast-moving action where shutter speed needs to be increased to avoid blur. The command dial gives fast access for a number of functions: when a menu or setting is displayed, you can select an option by rotating the command dial or multi-selector, plus it can be used to adjust the zoom in playback or to fast-forward or rewind movies. No more scrolling through menus – just turn and go.
¹ Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of optical zoom.
Compact digital camera
20.3 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
1/2.3-in. type CMOS, Total pixels: approx. 21.14 million
NIKKOR lens with 35x optical zoom
4.3 to 151 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24–840 mm lens in 35 mm  format)
f/3.4 to 6.9
13 elements in 11 groups (4 ED lens elements)
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 3360 mm lens in 35 mm  format)
Lens shift and electronic VR (movies)
[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 2 m (6 ft 7 in.) to infinity, Macromode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Face priority, center, manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF, touch AF
7.5 cm (3-in.) diagonal; Approx. 921k-dot, TFT LCD (RGBW) with anti-reflection coating, and 6-level brightness adjustment
Approx. 98% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant
Storage file formats
Still images: JPEG, Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels)
20M (High) [5184 x 3888 (High)], 20M [5184 x 3888], 8M [3648 x 2736], 4M [2272 x 1704], 2M [1600 x 1200], VGA [640 x 480], 16:9 15M [5184 x 2920], 1:1 [3888 x 3888]
ISO 80 to 1600
Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/2000 to 1 s, 1/2000 to 8 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at ISO 80, 100 or 200 in S, A, or M mode), 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting), 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode), 25 s (Star trails of Multiple exp. Lighten scene mode)
Can be selected from 10 s, 5 s and 2 s
Electronically-controlled 3-blade iris diaphragm
7 steps of 1/6 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Flash range (approx.)
[W]: 0.5 to 6.0 m (1 ft 8 in. to 19 ft), [T]: 1.5 to 3.0 m (4 ft 12 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Micro-USB connector, Hi-Speed USB, Do not use any USB cable other than the UC-E21 for Micro-USB connector. Supports Direct Print (PictBridge)
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards
IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included), AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Approx. 2 h 20 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
Approx. 270 shots when using EN-EL12
Actual battery life for movie recording
Approx. 50 min (1080/30p) when using EN-EL12
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 113.0 x 66.5 x 39.9 mm (4.5 x 2.7 x 1.6 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 298 g (10.6 oz) (including battery and memory card)
Operating environment - temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P1, USB Cable UC-E21, Camera Strap
1. A plug adapter is included if the camera was purchased in a country or region that requires a plug adapter. The shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase.
Unless otherwise stated, all figures assume a fully-charged battery and an ambient temperature of 23 ±3°C (73.4 ±5.4°F) as specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA).
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