Summary: Excellent camera for the money. Had this for about 4 years. after about a year, it did slow down a bit though, it didnt have he speed that it had when bought. it took a little longer to take pictures, and to focus. I had dropped it and cracked the LCD screen on the back, bought a replacement off of here(ebay) and had it replaced in about 15 minutes. Really easy to use, and to fix. It has served us well, but Time for an upgrade.
Summary: This review is a little too late, but may serve as a reference for other similar nikon products. 3 years after buying the camera, it still works as good as it did on day one. Takes excellent daylight pics. A lot of noise is seen at high ISO levels (night pics with flash turned off), but that is what could be expected from a camera of this range. Manual setting are just what you need as an amateur photographer and the camera does good justice in that aspect.
Great camera at a great price, a fun way to be serious
25 November 2011
Summary: When I started shooting photos for my Ebay listings, I was really a novice, so bought an older Nikon coolpix, and it opened up a new world for me. The early one took rechargable batteries and was kind of a pain as the batteries didn't last long enough. However, my shots really began to improve with the purchase of a Coolpix P80, a camera model which by now is almost outdated-- as Nikon does nothing but continue to improve its cameras.
Summary: This case is exactly as described. Just a light weight case with no strap. It is nice to just slip this into my purse or travel bag to save room and avoid carrying another bigger camera bag. There really isn't room to carry an extra battery or SD card securely in this case. Overall for the price I am pleased.
Summary: This is a nice bag that came with my camera, however, keep in mind and notice there is no strap or ability to fasten anything to this bag. The design is for the camera to go into the bag, and it shuts with velcro (which is secure). You then use the camera straps to carry it around your neck. Okay, thats all good, however, when you take the camera out of the bag, to take a picture, you are left holding the bag.
Summary: Vice nice point-and-shoot digital camera. Bought it 2n-hand to replace my Coolpix 7900. The seller described it accurately and completely. I particularly like the viewfinder option. Although not Nikon's leading-edge model in the Coolpix line, the P80 is a fine camera. Not every amateur photographer needs to go the digital SLR (single lens reflex) route. Buy a Coolpix model and work on your composition, framing, dept-of-field, and color balances. You'll be happy.
Excerpt: Extremely bad for mid-low light conditions. It cannot focus and you might have to switch to manual focus which cannot be done easily. Very disappointed with reviewers in this website who likes to give review without using ALL the functions, as I have bought it based on their reviews. I can't believe people actually say that this is the best camera. Its so irresponsible! This is a good day light camera.
Summary: I ordered this digital camera for several reasons. First, it is a Nikon and I've owned at least a dozen Nikon cameras and lenses. Second, it was small, great optical zoom and good pixel rating. I didn't think it was going to be an outstanding piece of photography equipment because of the price. I was DEAD wrong. This camera takes amazing pictures. The "VR" allows for taking images even when you have shaky hands.