Excerpt: I had this camera for about a year. I bought it in September of 2006. The camera itself wasn't bad. It took okay pictures. In October of 2007 (about 13 months later) I was using my camera and I went to go turn it off. It said lens error and the lens wouldn't go all the way back in. I was not impressed. I took it to Best Buy where I bought the camera from and they said they couldn't do anything because the 1 year warranty was up in September.
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'm a Nikon fan, and saw this as a economical way of getting DSLR-like features. In particular the "super-zoom" functionality and sports shot setting -- seemingly perfect for the games my children play -- motivated me to pull the trigger on this purchase. I'll leave the in-depth analysis of the camera to others who are more knowledgeable but what has me disappointed are the streaks of light that showed up on several hundred photographs I took, using the high speed...
Summary: I got tired of waiting for Canon to come out with a new superzoom, and decided to buy a P80 instead. Unfortunately, the P80 operation can be frustratingly slow and the pictures are noisy. When fixing the auto ISO to a range of 64-100 the pictures are still noisy. Even when fixing the ISO to 64 I regard the pictures as noisy compared to the results I can get with a Canon.
Summary: Well, after reading about it in the NYTimes I was excited at the idea of having a camera with a zoom 18x and for that price range. I currently own a Lumix FX100. Let me tell you that I returned the Nikon yesterday after 2 days of trying to get a decent picture out of it. First off when zooming all the way to 18x you would see shadows on the corner of the picture. The noise was pretty bad and most pictures even in low ISO looked grainy.
Summary: I have been using this for two months now it is my second digital camera my first being the fuji finepix E900. I bought this as a step up from the E900 but have been disappointed, I chose Nikon because I have several film SLRs and have thought them very good. I wanted a veiwfinder so I didn't have to rely on the screen in bright sunlight but you still can't see in bright sunlight also when you zoom in and out it jumps in steps rather than a smooth movement making things...
Summary: Expected a lot from this camera because of the Nikon name, but it didn't live up to its billing. Some friends and I used our different cameras to take the same shots on each to see which was best - the P80 failed to excel against the much older Canon A530 compact and was outperformed by the smaller, tougher similar priced Olympus MJU1030SW.
Summary: Creía que Nikon tendría una gran cámara pero me defraudó mucho, hasta tal punto que la devolví y pille la Lumix FZ28 que si es una maravilla y por un precio similar. No me gusto por lo siguiente: - Por 290 € no tiene una gran óptica y el estabilizador deja que desear con un zoom potente. - No tiene muchos extras de escenas ni nada de eso. - Tiene una gran aberración cromática. - Las modificaciones de Isos y velocidades son limitadas.