Nikon Coolpix P7800 review: Good image quality, but slow operational speed is a letdown
8 March 2014
Summary: Nikon Coolpix P7800 comes at a price of Rs 27,950, which is considerably less than the Sony RX100 II and Canon Powershot G16, who are its closest competitors. The Sony RX 100 II is certainly a much better low light and overall performer than the Nikon P7800, which can be attributed to its larger sensor size and faster lens (f/1.8 maximum aperture).
Excerpt: Advanced compact cameras are now a dime a dozen, so the 12.2-megapixel Nikon CoolPix P7800 finds itself in a tough fight with both compact camera systems, such as the Panasonic GM1, and compact cameras such as the Sony RX100 and Canon S120. Armed with a 7.1x lens that can shoot anything from 28mm to 200mm (at full frame equivalent), the P7800 is pretty versatile when it comes to reach.
Excerpt: It helps now and then to look around the market and see what’s out there. Occasionally, a downscale camera that has escaped your notice can precisely answer your needs. Successor to the COOLPIX P7700, reviewed only six months ago, the P7800 delivers full-scale manual shooting, with some functions normally available only in DSLRs.
Conclusion: Overall though, this is a very likeable camera, with just a few let downs. It's worth noting that it is a lot cheaper than the Sony RX100 II, although the price point is similar to an entry level DSLR, so we're not talking cheap either.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is great as a travel camera for users who wish to shoot mostly JPEGs at low sensitivities. It offers a wide zoom range, great build quality, a good maximum aperture and excellent resolution in the lower range of ISO sensitivities. However, push ISO speeds to higher thresholds and detail starts to deteriorate. Not only that, but the processing of burst or raw shooting is painfully slow.
Excerpt: This 12 mega pixel camera is a small upgrade of the P7700, the main difference being the addition of an electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder is small and crude but is nevertheless a welcome feature. The 28—200mm f2—4 is unchanged. The 75mm LCD hinges horizontally and swivels vertically. Ergonomics are good with a dedicated exposure compensation dial. Functions are selected with two knobs, front and back.
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a compact camera that can do it all
Good Gear Guide.au
30 October 2013
Summary: Nikon's Coolpix P7800 is a good all-rounder. The lens can be used for macros and also for zoomed shots up to 200mm, and the end results are very good. Furthermore, it does a good job in auto mode, but it also has extensive manual controls.