Review: Nikon Coolpix P80

Nikon Coolpix P80 Digital is a great camera, but what makes it great?

Our review of Coolpix Nikon P80 finds is an exciting camera to own. We explore the features and quality you would expect with this Performance camera (yes, the P of P80 indeed stands for Performance). But let us tell this outright, we have included the P80 in this review simply because it appears to be an outstanding camera on its own merits. - Team CWGLive

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Nikon Coolpix P80: Our Rating

Nikon Coolpix P80 is a compact digital camera with a 2.7-inch TFT LCD monitor. The resolution of the monitor is 230,000 pixels. It is assisted by a 0.4 inch electronic viewfinder. The dimensions are 110 mm wide, 79 cm height and 78 mm thick. Weight without battery and memory card is 365 grams.

The P in Nikon Coolpix P80 stands for Performance. It inherits from the P60 model, and is characterized by exceptional performance, almsot as fast as reflex. Works great for starters and is suitable also for the more experienced. The camera has a sensor image of CCD type, size 1/2, 33-inch and 10.1 megapixel is its effective resolution. This results in very high quality photos, reaching up to 3648 x 2736 pixels. Additionally one can choose lower resolutions.

The camera is like an SLR such that one can point and shoot. But it doesn't have interchangeable lenses. However, it is accompanied by a 18x optical zoom, which is one of the highest ever among compact cameras. At the optical zoom is also added the digital 4x, combining the two types. The result of the combination is a world of nearly limitless possibilities.

Nikon Coolpix P80 provides image stabilization Vibration Reduction feature. This gets the photographer to compensate for the movements made by moving subject and shaking/poor/learning hands and makes the pictures sharp. With sensitivity up to ISO 6400 using the lowest resolutions, the camera further betters the sharpness while shooting a fast moving subject and low-light situations. One can apply special effects to the photos. Over and beyond, the camera also provides a wide choice of recovery modes including portrait, landscape, beach and snow to name a few among many.

Finally, Nikon Coolpix P80 has the capability to perform video recording with audio. It captures a maximum of 30 fps (frames per second) at a maximum resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The internal memory of Nikon Coolpix P80 is about 50 MB. This can be expanded using secure digital cards.

In summary, this is clearly one of the best compact cameras existing today.

Merchants we recommend if you want to add this to your cart:

  • Amazon: Amazon has a good stock of this camera, and as a merchant they have always been world class.

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