Summary: As the smallest digital camera with 18X optical zoom, the Nikon Coolpix P80 faces several other models having a similar range. However, by being the smallest, the P80 states its uniqueness clearly, although one always expects compromises to acheive such relatively compact dimensions.
Pros: Better than average auto white-balance, Nicely saturated image colors at low ISO, Relatively good image sharpness, Generally responsive, Low distortion away from wide-angle, Good LCD visibility in bright light, Good AF in good light, Excellent macro focus, Sharp but small EVF, Good ergonomics, Mu...
Cons: Destructive noise starts at ISO 400 and up, Poor color acuracy at ISO 400, gets worse, While balance takes time to settle, Limited dynamic range, High barrel distortion at wide-angle, Only 97% frame coverage, Incorrect image preview, Slow AF in low-light, EVF way too dark, Pathetic continuous dri...
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P80 is a compact camera flirting with DSLR capabilities. In addition to the 18x zoom lens, the camera has enough features to captivate a wide-range of photographers. Learn more by reading this Nikon P80 review.
Conclusion: However, having used the P80 for the past two weeks my opinion has changed. The camera is light to carry, easy to use and produces clear sharp images in a wide variety of situations. More importantly two of my work colleagues were impressed enough to consider purchasing one.
Conclusion: Nikon Coolpix P80 Megazoom digital camera To be blunt: the specifications of the Nikon Coolpix P80 created high expectations but the camera can't live up to them. The Nikon P80 is a compact Megazoom camera with a number of interesting specifications and features.
Summary: The Nikon P80 is okay, but we have reservations. While the handling is generally good, it feels a bit of a lightweight and it?s not the most responsive. Image quality shows good exposures, but also fringing and noise.
Summary: The 35mm equivalent focal range of the 10.1Mp, 18x optical zoom Nikon Coolpix P80 starts at a wide angle 27mm and stretches all the way up to 486mm, allowing for a broad variety of compositions and subject matter.
Wide-Angle Fireworks Extravaganza: The Nikon P80 10.1 MP Digital Camera
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2008
Excerpt: Nikon is a good digital camera brand. I began looking for a high resolution digital camera with a zoom some months ago. The Nikon P80 is the bridge between SLR and high resolution digital cameras. It makes other digital cameras look like hound dogs in comparison.
Summary: Inside the Nikon Coolpix P80's lightweight body are the ingredients for a versatile camera: a powerful 18X zoom lens, optical image stabilization, lots of manual features, and a highly effective Sports Continuous mode for burst shooting.
Summary: When digital imaging first came into being as a viable consumer technology, I was firmly ensconced in the “death before digital” camp. At some point curiosity got the better of me and a Sony Mavica F717 came on board, followed later by a Nikon Coolpix 5400.
Summary: The latest super-zoom from Nikon, the Coolpix P80 is a high-performance compact camera built to satisfy the needs of camera enthusiasts and family photographers alike. The P80 integrates a 10.1 megapixel CCD image sensor with Nikon's innovative EXPEED™ digital image processing concept and an 18x...