Excerpt: The P7800 would have been a great camera in 2009, when its 1/1.7 sensor and Expeed C2 processor would have competed in the Advanced Compact segment. Currently selling at $349.00 refurbished, it seems a good investment, with reservations. But better responsiveness and image quality can probably now be found in 1" and four-thirds market segments. So why would someone buy and keep a P7800, going into 2015? The 28-200 lens is excellent.
Summary: I've been waiting for the entire digital camera age ( post 2001 ) for Nikon to come out with a good fast full-featured compact camera for street shooting and photojournalism. I honestly believed the P7800 was that camera , so I bought one about a year ago and have shot about 14,000 frames with it.
Summary: Three stars are not a reflection on the camera's quality, but potential buyers should be aware that this is not a very compact compact camera; the only pocket it might fit into would be a ski parka. Thought I could use it instead of lugging my DSLR around, but didn't find that much difference.
Excerpt: I am a pretty serious amateur photographer. Wanted a smaller camera to take with me to shoot both snapshots and more important subjects. Wanted some capability and control that one cannot get with a point and shoot. I am disappointed that the smallest aperture opening is F8. Biggest problem is that I cannot use the RAW feature. Although the RAW feature is available on the camera, Nikon changed the suffix to NRW instead of NEF.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Cons: Poor Flash, Smallest F-stop Is F8, Unable To Use Raw Images
Summary: This is the best of this series by a long shot, very crisp accurate color and instinctive to use. For some reason, some genious at Nikon decided that the NEF (RAW) format wasn't good enough and supplies this camera with a new RAW format , NRW. I'm sure it's very good but I don't have a program that will run this format, including the very latest Photoshop CC. "Why would they do that", I asked Nikon.
Excerpt: I had read that this series was slow to write RAW files to the SD card. I could not have believed how SLOW. I have a fast card and it still made me pause between easy shots. If you are shooting jpeg, there will be no worries.I returned the camera immediately.
Excerpt: I had read that this series was slow to write RAW files to the SD card. I could not have believed how SLOW. I have a fast card and it still made me pause between easy shots. If you are shooting jpeg, there will be no worries. I returned the camera immediately.
Summary: A first class camera however I now wish I had bought from a uk dealer as the set up for charging the camera battery only works on an extension socket and will not plug into an ordinary uk 3 pin wall socket.
Average to mediocre machine - quite disappointing considering the price.
19 December 2013
Summary: Has a few positive features, but the focusing ability lets it down completely. It is very slow, inaccurate and the refresh rate is very poor. I have a Fujifilm x20 and the difference between the two is chalk and cheese. The constant manual flicking between LCD and the EVF is very frustrating and a poor showing on modern technology ie: this would be so easy to correct!
Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Battery life, Screen size
Summary: Auf der Suche nach einer kompakten "Immer-dabei" Kamera (meine Ansprüche:kompakt, keine Wechselobjektive, Aufnahme im RAW-Format, weitestgehend manuelle Kontrolle über Kamera, ordentliche Bildqualität) fiel letztendlich meine Wahl auf die P7800. Dass die Kamera, vor allem im HI-ISO Bereich nicht mit einer aktuellen Spiegelreflex mithalten kann, ist selbstredend schon aufgrund der kleineren Chipgröße illusorisch.