As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix P90 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, compacts and travel zooms. The Nikon Coolpix P90's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L340 and the Coolpix P4) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ35 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P90 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a screen which flips out and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 20 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a much shorter battery life (200 shots vs 600 shots) and is older (february 2009 vs july 2013).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
5 months newer
$750

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the P90)

  • Much longer battery life: 470 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the P90)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and P90

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×76×89 mm) vs Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm)
  • Very light: 367 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 3.9"

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
6 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the P90)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 200 shots
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the P90)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L340 and P90

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
4 years newer
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the P90)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 26 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the P90)

  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and P90

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 400 g

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
7 years newer
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the P90)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 200 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the P90)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and P90

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 3.9"

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
7 years newer
$242 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the P90)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 200 shots
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the P90)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and P90

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm)
  • Light weight: 541 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
2 years older
$1,199

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the P90)

  • Much longer battery life: 360 shots vs 200 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ50 (vs the P90)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 26 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Larger: Large (141×86×142 mm) vs Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ50 and P90

  • Light weight: 734 g vs 400 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P90 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and is slightly lighter (400 g vs 770 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 300 ms).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
3 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the P90)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the P90)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the D3200 and P90

  • None found

Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D
4 years older

Significant advantages of the 20D (vs the P90)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much thinner: 2.8" vs 3.9"

Significant disadvantages of the 20D (vs the P90)

  • Much lower true resolution: 8.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the 20D and P90

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
2 years newer
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the P90)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the P90)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the T3 and P90

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the P90)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the P90)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the T2i and P90

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P90 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16.1 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
4 years newer
$573 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the P90)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (vs the P90)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NEX-3N and P90

  • Light weight: 269 g vs 400 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1
2 years newer
$436 (body only)

Significant advantages of the V1 (vs the P90)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the V1 (vs the P90)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the V1 and P90

  • Light weight: 294 g vs 400 g

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P90 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 4.9 MP).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (83×114×99 mm) vs super compact (112×54×18 mm)), is thicker (3.9" vs 0.7") and is much heavier (400 g vs 145 g).

Nikon Coolpix P4

Nikon Coolpix P4
2 years older

Significant advantages of the P4 (vs the P90)

  • Much smaller: Compact (92×61×31 mm) vs Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 200 g vs 400 g

Significant disadvantages of the P4 (vs the P90)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.5x vs 24x
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the P4 and P90

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Pentax Optio X

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the Optio X (vs the P90)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (112×54×18 mm) vs Prosumer size (83×114×99 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 145 g vs 400 g

Significant disadvantages of the Optio X (vs the P90)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the Optio X and P90

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P90 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 36 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a screen which flips out and has a slightly longer battery life (200 shots vs 140 shots).

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (83×114×99 mm) vs mid size (109×71×47 mm)), is thicker (3.9" vs 1.9") and is significantly more expensive ($999.99 vs $599.99).

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1 year older
$600

Significant advantages of the SX100 IS (vs the P90)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 3.9"

Significant disadvantages of the SX100 IS (vs the P90)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the SX100 IS and P90

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8