Nikon Coolpix P80

Announced Apr 10, 2008 •
10 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 27 – 486 mm (18×)
Gabwalter
 
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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. But come evening, early morning, dim internal lighting (I am not talking candle light dim) ...

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Kuichi
 
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I purchased the P80 as a supplement to my D200 and find it to be an excellent choice, both in the quality of the images and the ease of use. I highly recommend this choice.

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laidbackjack
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I am a beginner, The P80 was an upgrade for me from a cannon power shot SD1000. I bought this camera 3 days before a trip, took it out the night I got it to learn the features. I took some great night city skylite shots the first day I got the camera. Very easy to learn and use. To be honest I never thought I could take some of the photo's I have. I have taken some great shots at football games from 60 rows up and some great landscape shots as well. The zoom is great! I have had some ...

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Selena
 
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An excellent one I've ever had. I'll rate it as a thumb up. It is an upgrade DC for my Canon SD750, and I used it for about 2 weeks now. Worthy to spend $280USD for this small DC with some pro features. (Some website sell it for only $235 now!) - 18x zoom is unbelievable well-performed. I used it to take pictures for the moon, Jupiter and Venus on Dec 1, and the picture is so nice, almost as same as those pictures posted by professional website for that sky scenery. - 15 different scene mode ...

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ArunasS
 
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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. Possibly, just my perfectionism, however I am feeling a lot better with my old D70 + 18-70. Problems: Combination of color noise and sharpening artifacts. Chromatic aberrations. Zoom in steps only.

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Keith Walker
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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 polariser. It could also do with a hotshoe for a separate flash

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rt22306
 
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Three months of experience, over 1000 pics with this camera. Very pleased overall. Images are very good for a superzoom (not stellar like with an SLR, but very useable), some barrel distortion on wide angle and IQ is fuzzy at longest focal length but overall not bad IMO. Handy, well built, flash powerful enough for everyday use in most settings. No problems with drained battery (about 300 shots limit though). Once you get accustomed to menu, you are off and running. Video is adequate ...

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Gyro72
 
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This camera is junk. I 'upgraded' from a panasonic fz10 only to find poor image quality. It is poor to think that a camera can be so bad in image quality these days and a significant step backwards from my old Panasonic. In sport mode quite often the picture is ruined with vertical shafts of light across the image (even on overcast days the smallest light source ((car headlights or street lights in the distance)) will trigger this). I emailed nikon about the problem and was told to avoid ...

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Alan Ralph
 
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I have bought two of these during the past couple of weeks and found them to be fantastic. Considering that I am a D70 and a D80 user I think this camera has a lot to offer. The reason for buying two was so that my wife and myself can enjoy the hobby and not have to carry quite a lot of equioment with us. I find the Zoom range and even the electronic zoom still capable of producing a "record" shot if required. Problems: None

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Ulik
 
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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. Anything above ISO 100 shows significant amount of grain (or noise reduction artifacts, if you enable that). This is noticed especially within gray areas of photos (shadows). Let me say this - I am very picky when it comes to image quality, but for the money ...

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