The Nikon 7900 review is posted on dpreview! This review took a bit longer then I expected. When the Canon SD500 was reviewed on the 17th of April, the photos were compared to the Nikon 7900! Therefor I expected the review within a few days afther than one. Anyway now it is here.
Like a lot of the camera’s in this range, the Coolpix is not a winner in low light focussing. A lot of contrast detection focus mechanisms are plagued by this ‘feature’.
As said before, this camera’s photos are compared with the Canon SD500 — which delivered more processed images, more saturated and slightly more details after sharpening. At ISO400 however the quality of the Nikon is much better then the Canon. ALthoug more grain is visible in the Nikon photo, the Canon os heavily processed and seems very soft.
As shown in the latest coolpixes, we get some nice software features included:
So all in all it might be good value for money for a 7mpix camera assuming that the focussing is not too bad. But I think I wait for the S1!