Nikon enters the compact super zoom arena with the Coolpix P80. I guess it’s better late than never, like my posting here. This camera looks familiar, pretty much the same as the Panasonic FZ18, Olympus SP-550/560 or Fuji 8100fd, but much smaller than the fixed lens Fujifilm S100fs. If it’s going to be a copy of the others, you might as well go out and get the excellent Panasonic FZ18 for about $100 less, at $299, this camera reviewed here. I won’t be doing a review of the P80, or the following, but if you think you might like to buy one, make sure you check out the Olympus SP-570 with the manual rings, I’d like to know if it’ll be any easier to manually focus.
- Nikon Coolpix P80
- 10.1mp CCD sensor.
- 2.7″ LCD with 230,000 pixels.
up to 30 frames at 3mp or lower.
- ISO 64-6400, 3200 and 6400 at 3mp or lower.
- A claim of worlds most compact super
- Image stabilization, or Vibration reduction as Nikon calls it.
- Face detection for up
to 12 faces.
- 1/2.33 CCD.
- Continuous shooting at 1.1fps at full resolution.
- Full manual controls.
2.0 high-speed support.
- D-lighting, same as Shadow adjustment technology on other cameras.
range 27mm-486mm F/2.8-4.5.
- 50mb internal memory.
- 365g or 12.9oz without lens or battery.
battery good for a measly 250 shots.
- Body 4.3″ X 3.1 X 3.1 or 110mm X 78mm X 79mm.
- Priced at $399.
- Available (US) in April ’08.
- Nikon P80 homepage.
- Spec sheet.