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Old Apr 14, 2005, 8:04 AM   #1
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Any opinions on the 7600 versus the 7900. I like the idea of being able to use standard AA batteries in the 7600, but that may not be the best of reasons to purchase it.
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Old Apr 14, 2005, 12:23 PM   #2
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We'll have reviews for all of the new Coolpixcameras soon. Bear in mind that you are comparing apples and oranges here - the 4600/5600/7600 are plastic bodied, entry-level (lower priced) point and shoots, the 5900/7900 are metal bodied and have higher quality ED glass lenses, rechargeable batteries andfeatures like Face Priority AF, D-Lighting, 2" LCD, 640x480 video w/VR, etc.

You get what you pay for as always.
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Old Apr 14, 2005, 5:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the prompt reply. I am very new to the world of Nikon and have only owned two prior digicams-- a .9 megapixel Kodak and a 4 megapixel Casio. I'm looking forward to your review of the 7900.


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Old Apr 15, 2005, 5:55 PM   #4
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Coolpix 7600 is different camera than the 5600 and 4600.

All of them have a plastic body (instead of metal in the 5900-7900), 1.8" LCD (instead of 2"), use AA batteries (instead of Propietary Lition-ion battery) and has less manual options than the 5900-7900.

The 7600 have options only available in the 5900-7900 like a 3x lens with ED glass, D-Lighting, Face Priority AF and advanced video: 40x480 pixels resolution, 30 fps and Electronic Vibration reduction (also 7.1 Mpixels!!)

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Old Apr 18, 2005, 10:13 PM   #5
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Hello, I am new to the Digital Camera scene, and have been waiting till last weekto finally purchase my first digital camera. I decided on the Nikon coolpix 7600, since I could not find the 7900 anywhere near me, I was in a hurry to make my purchase since I was in a wedding this last weekend. I find the 7600 is quite small, compact, and quite powerful, but I am really confused how to properly set this camera up from defaults. I tried taking pictures in shooting mode, scene mode, portrait mode, and got some blury pictures, looking for some advice on how to set-up and use with a new photo printer the Epson R-200. Is there really any difference in the lense, zoom, manual functions, I'm sure there has to be something since the 7900 costs a bit more. I believe I have a 30 day unconditional warranty, if I'm not satisified I could return for a different one, I was going to go with the 8400, but thought I'd start off with something smaller. Thanks for the info...:|
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steve wrote:
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We'll have reviews for all of the new Coolpix*cameras soon.
Can't wait! Very soon, I hope. Looking at the 7900.

Thanks for your insightful reviews.
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Old May 1, 2005, 12:09 PM   #7
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I dont understand about the comment made about the 7900 having a better ed lense?, when you look up the informationabout the 7600 and the 7900 at Nikon's web site, the lense is stated exactly the same, not different, so I do't understand why or how the 7900 lense can be a little better. Can't wait till your reviews of these camera's!!! :G.
One comment I will make about the 7600: It's a really small camera, fits in your pocket, really nice quality photo's, I used this camera at a wedding and it took really nice photo's, but I'm use to a SLR type camera..

I guess I should have got a D70 or the D100......I only like paying for things once..:?

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