Summary: I purchased the Nikon P80 the same month it debuted in the US. The zoom was amazing at the time, in comparison to other cameras in its price range. It was a good purchase at the time, and while I realize there is a new version of this camera available, I thought my experience with this particular...
Summary: The major problem with this camera is the quality of indoor pictures. The camera would distort color tremendously. It's great outdoors, but i need a camera that can do both. Also, I took it to a party (even though it was indoors so the camera was worthless) and it completely broke when i dropped it.
Summary: I have had to send this camera back to Nikon two times. At first I loved it, then it started giving me problems focusing. Even outside, I understand that some camera's just don't work as good indoors, or in low light. But when it started giving me problems outside, I sent it back.
Summary: I begged for this camera as a Christmas gift. After using it for several months now, I wish I hadn't! I agree that the Nikon Coolpix P80 can do amazing things. The manual is extensive, and for someone into photography who wants to set up the camera for each shot, it is a good camera.
Summary: There are many compact super-zoom cameras to choose from and all perform very similarly. There are some differences so selecting from this group should depend on your preferences and shooting style. I selected the Nikon P80 based on some reviews and have been very disappointed.
Excerpt: I have bought the camera after reading reviews "it's nearly as good as a DSLR". The shape looks promising too ;-) Well, the construction and body shape are fine, but the innards not really. After testing the camera in various conditions for a whole day I decided to return it.
Excerpt: It will do almost everything my Minolta SLR will do and is very light and easy to use. Not quite pocket size unless it's a large pocket Image quality in the lower ISO range is more than acceptable Problems: It could do with a filter thread for at least a UV filter as a lens protector and for a...
Excerpt: After extensive testing and fidgeting with this camera I am returning it. I understand all limitations of the small sensor size, but the image quality of this camera is mediocre at best. I am talking about sharpness, resolution and noise.
Summary: I was very optimistic about this camera, but like several other reviewers, I'm returning it soon after receiving it. I made a direct comparison between this camera and the one I've had for 4 years (Olympus C-750UZ, 10x, 4MP).
Summary: I have had this camera for only 2 days and it is on its way back. Its not terrible but it satisfies neither uses of a good Digital SLR camera or a convenient point and shoot. It is not in the class with for example a Nikon D40X as a (near) pro backup type of camera that I had hoped it might be for...