PhotographyBlog’s Mark Goldstein has recently posted a review of the Nikon Coolpix P4, an 8.1 megapixels (CCD sensor) with 3.5x optical zoom lens, a 2.5″ LCD screen, and a built-in Vibration Reduction (VR).
“…The Nikon Coolpix P4 produced images of very good quality during the review period. The 8 megapixel images were a little soft straight out of the camera at the default sharpening setting and ideally require some further sharpening in an application like Adobe Photoshop. Alternatively you can change the in-camera setting to one of four levels to suit your taste. The Nikon Coolpix P4 dealt very well with chromatic aberrations, with limited purple fringing appearing only in high contrast situations and at the edge of the frame. Macro performance is above average, allowing you to focus as close as 4cms away from the subject. The built-in flash worked well indoors, with no red-eye and good overall exposure. The night photograph was a weak point, with the maximum shutter speed of 8 seconds in the Night Landscape scene mode not being that versatile. “