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Nikon Coolpix P80 10.1MP Digital Camera with 18x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction Zoom (Black)

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  • 10.1-megapixels for stunning prints as large as 20 x 30 inches
  • 18x optical wide-angle Zoom-Nikkor glass lens; Optical VR image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD display
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Face Priority AF, and Nikon's D-Lighting feature
  • Capture images to SD memory cards (not included)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.1 x 3.1 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00176BDD4
  • Item model number: 26114
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,521 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 24, 2003

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The new Coolpix P80 combines 10.1 megapixels and an incredible 18x (27mm-486mm) optical Zoom-Nikkor lens for exceptional image quality and stunning prints as large as 20 x 30 inches. Optical VR Image Stabilization minimizes the effect of camera shake, for sharper images. The incredible, bright 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD and electronic viewfinder make composing and sharing pictures easier than ever. Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Exposure Modes give you personal control over camera operation. A new Sports Continuous Mode lets you capture up to 30 frames at up to an amazing 13 FPS!

Coolpix P80 Highlights

10.1 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 20 x 30 inches Plenty of sharp resolution to capture the finest details, crop creatively and produce incredible enlargements.

Amazing 18x Optical Wide-Angle Zoom-Nikkor Lens This lens is built on Nikon's proud heritage of producing precision camera optics that deliver superb color and razor-sharp results. This amazing lens offers unbeatable compositional freedom with it's wide-angle (27mm) to super-telephoto coverage (486mm). You can photograph sweeping landscapes and zoom in to capture the action on the baseball or soccer field!

New EXPEED image processor Ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness. Nikon's comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates the know-how and the technologies acquired throughout our long history of photographic and digital imaging development. EXPEED is customer-tuned for Coolpix and renders natual-looking pictures of incredible quality and quick response so you won't miss that special moment.

Bright 2.7-inch LCD and electronic viewfinder Makes it easy to compose and share your pictures with friends and family. The incorporation of the high-resolution electronic viewfinder enables you to see through the lens in any type of lighting condition.

Optical Vibration Reduction image stabilization Compensates for camera shake to prevent blur and produce clearer, sharper results in lower light or unsteady conditions. In addition, the benefits of Nikon's VR system extends to faster framing on the monitor as well as smoother action when using the movie mode.

Program, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority and Manual Exposure modes Gain ultimate control over your pictures. The D-SLR-type mode dial on the top of the camera provides quick access to this greater personal and creative control. Now, you can adjust the camera's settings for any type of lighting conditions and get as creative as you want.

Auto Adjusts up to ISO 6400 and lets you keep shooting, even in lower light With a light sensitivity range of up to ISO 6400 in manual control, this creates new opportunities to take sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions. ISO 3200 and ISO 6400 settings are available at 3MP or lower resolution.

New Sports Continuous Scene Mode For shooting up to 13fps, up to 30 frames, when you set the resolution to 3MP or lower. These high-speed capture settings help you stay ahead of the action, whether it's a swift golf or baseball swing, or the speed of the soccer field. At 13fps, you'll capture all the action.

Nikon Image Innovations Include: In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, that automatically looks for and fixes most instances of red-eye; Face Priority AF, Nikon's face-finding technology that can quickly find and focus on up to 12 faces in a group portrait; and D-Lighting which rescues pictures that are too dark for printing by enhancing the underexposed areas of the picture while not touching the properly exposed areas.

High-quality TV movies with sound Now just a press of a button away with your Coolpix P80. Record TV-quality movies with sound whose duration is only limited by the space available on your SD/SDHC card. Connect your camera to your TV, and you have instant home movies.

Product Description

Nikon Coolpix P80 10.1MP Digital Camera with 18x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction Zoom - Black

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

He loves the camera...although I will admit that's partly because it has the famous Nikon brand attached to it. And the rapid-shot mode is totally awesome! It's really cool… Read more ›
I would…However, the images are clear and crisp, it's easy to handle and offers several modes which I think will improve my overall picture taking, when I get to know them. Read more ›
I have not used the video function. The photos are amazing compared to my last camera. I have recommended this camera to everyone I know. Read more ›
My advise is simple; If you intend to be a professional, or get paid, go ahead…If photography is are more of a hobby, and you like taking pictures, this is a great camera. Read more ›
It really is easy to use for beginners. The quality is GREAT!! If you are sitting on the fence about buying this: BUY IT YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID! Read more ›
Easy to operate on all the presets which does a great job to just point and shoot. Portrait shots are amazing. Cool panaramic assistance. Read more ›
Manual setting are just what you need as an amateur photographer and the camera does good justice in that aspect. 18x zoom is good, but impractical unless used with a tripod. Read more ›
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… Read more ›
Had I put the camera on a tripod and taken the time to adjust all the settings I am sure…The zoom is amazing, but it is nearly impossible to capture the photo without blur. Read more ›
I am working on learning manual settings and…The zoom is fairly nice although occasionally the automatic focus makes it go funny and it takes a bit to make it work again. Read more ›
You can use it as a point and shoot and the picture is great, if you are willing to spend some time and effort…The 18x zoom is amazing, just have to have a steady hand! I… Read more ›
very happy with this product not had time to really know what it can do as I have only had this for about 4 weeks,but the zoom is great and the ease of use is good pictures… Read more ›
You can't go wrong with a Nikon camera. Easy to use for professional quality shots Read more ›
Most of us will never utilize all of the features available in this camera but they are there. It takes great pictures and is very easy to use. Sometimes I wish it had a… Read more ›
I'm definitely a novice. There's a lot I need to learn in order to be able to take better photos, but this camera is easy to use. I can take pretty good pictures with… Read more ›
Large LCD screen, with option to turn it off and only use the viewfinder, which I do often. Comes with software to transfer pics to computer, and is easy to use. As of… Read more ›
I received my camera, charged the battery, was charged in two hours just like it states, and was using the camera…It is so easy to use, pictures are great, zoom is awesome! Read more ›
is by far the best. I'm very into my photography and this camera just fits perfectly into my hands, its easy to use and the quality of the pictures is just incredible. I… Read more ›
I think I figured out most of the settings when I need to adjust them. But the auto settings still work the best. I used this for semi-professional use in weddings. Read more ›
I read online that it had a slow…I am still learning more about it's features using the manual, but I was able to figure most of it out on my own: the menus are easy. F… Read more ›
I've used a Canon Pro IS 2 for years and switched…This is a very easy camera to use, and the controls are intuitive, easy to access and offer a great deal of flexibility. Read more ›
We can actually see our kids in action, up close and in focus. The sports mode is wonderful. We really enjoyed zooming in on the picture after we took it to see even more… Read more ›
I have been very satisfied with this product. The picture quality is simply wonderful at ISO settings at 400 and below. I have recommended this camera and Nikon to many… Read more ›
Yes, there probably are better cameras, but I have never experienced them and this camera works…This lightweight camera has amazing features and takes the best pictures. Read more ›
Sure, there are a lot better and newer cameras out there, but they carry a lot bigger price tags…If you want a great, compact camera and great value - the P80 is for you. Read more ›
This review is not going to discuss technical attributes because…I simply wanted a compact and lightweight camera with extensive zooming capabilities at a reasonable price. Read more ›
if your an ameture photographer, this is the camera for you. it takes great quality pictures, and it's at a great price. =]. Read more ›
Overall, I think it's great point&shoot camera that looks like DSLR but not as good as DSLR.(but price wise, P80 is the best) Read more ›
Just came back from CA & I got some SWEET pictures. Still experimenting, but absolutely love the camera and feel it's WELL worth the price! Read more ›
But if you don't want to be messing with lens changes and like to 'shoot-on-the-go', then you simply can't do…It's a versatile, easy to use product at a reasonable price. Read more ›
So I returned it and bought a Nikon D60 with two zoom lenses, which is fast in all respects. Read more ›
It works smoothly, and is relatively quiet during operation. The lens is high quality, and it has the standard Nikon layout on the selection dial. Curiously, it maintains… Read more ›
I bought mine to use with a…The mountain setting for manual focus beats what I can get with any of my SLRs, and this camera has a nice long lens for a point and shoot. Read more ›
Awesome camera at twice the price. Beautiful color saturation and great lens. Able to shoot candid pictures at 300 yards. Read more ›
Many have complained about the cheap plastic lens cap, but it's actually designed to easily pop off when you…A more solid lens cap would over time screw up the lens drive. Read more ›
To be able to have the range of wide angle and 18X zoom in one single lense is wonderful, you would have to carry around a big heavy camera with at least two telephoto… Read more ›
The battery life is amazing. I charged it before our week long trip and I took a few hundred pics over that week and never had to charge it once. Read more ›
Good Camera for SLR hungry people, photo quality, lenses, battery everything is good. But having bit learning curve, may be because first time i m handling such camera. Read more ›
It feels and appears to be very solid and well made. 3. Great battery life. After a full charge, I usually could get nearly 300 shots before having to plug it back in. Read more ›
One thing…Having been sure to fully recharge the battery the Friday night before my trip, I have been getting the "low battery" indicator by Sunday afternoon on both trips. Read more ›
We paired our camera with a small bag and an 8GB SD chip, plus an extra battery which we carried with us fully charged. Thus we could change the battery on the fly and… Read more ›
I purchased this camera 2 months back and i like the picture quality of the pictures taken from this ,battery is also good only drawback with this is it is a bit slow in… Read more ›
Some were blurred because of subject movements but those are expected with digital cameras. Color is excellent. Did have some red eyes. Read more ›
I have used small point-and-shoot cameras for several years, and am happy to be back to this format (used SLRs in my film stock days). Color balance is excellent. I also… Read more ›
I love the spot meter and focus used at the same spot. I can shoot faces in the dark and have face colors that are quite good and from my purse to photo takes seconds. I… Read more ›
It can be kind of tedious…I've owned a variety of Nikons and Canons...I must say that Canon seems to be far better in the way of vivid, sharp color straight out of the box. Read more ›
Will reveal my ignorance, but can't decide on a #1 among similar grade from Panasonic (sharpness, but color seems off) or Sony (no complaints) Just don't like Canon-some… Read more ›
The facial recognition and in-camera red eye fix is perfect for family events. Prints come out sharp and with good color. I would highly recommend this camera. Read more ›
The auto-programs and auto-white balance are spot-on. Focusing is quick and silent. The zoom is excellent, and the min f-stops are impressive throughout the focal range. Read more ›
Provided you…I was able to take some really nice potraits while in manual mode, with the camera effectively fuzzing out the background and sharply focusing on my subject. Read more ›
You can shoot great perfectly focused photos of moving objects or if shooting from a car and you want to get that unique photo moment. Read more ›
You must learn to use it before you critize or return it. It has a nice sharp focus. The streaks you see or read about in the samples or prior reviews are due to the user… Read more ›
With your trusty tripod set up, you want to get a…But you don't want the ocean to be in sharp focus because you want to immediately draw your viewer's eyes to the surfer. Read more ›
It has excellent focusing zoom and vibration reduction for my old hands with a view finder I use instead of the viewing…I don't like to focus on a subject using the screen. Read more ›
The zoom lens is phenomenal and the sports continuance picture taking is great when you have small active kids who never stay…LCD screen is very bright and easy to see. I… Read more ›
The Viewfinder isn't what you would expect. When looking through it you see a mini digital screen, which is pretty neat. Read more ›
Many pre-set Scene Modes are…The camera is very intuitive and easy to navigate using the bright LCD screen for actions such as changing Scene Modes and reviewing pictures. Read more ›
I've…And its odd, because some photos look out of focus in the LCD and end up being very sharp, and others that look sharp in the LCD are soft when viewed on my computer. Read more ›
He wanted something that he could be a bit more craetive with, while at the same time having the option to just use it…Camera comes with a very nice, large, viewing screen. Read more ›
I have not figured out how to use the sports cont mode. It is light and easy to carry. Read more ›
Battery…I took about 300 pictures. very compact and nice to carry around, all in one , no need for other lenses with this wide angle and a great zoom it's all you need. T… Read more ›
The camera body is smaller and feels less substatial that the 8800 camera body. That is good thing for carrying the P80 but seems to be a detriment to steady holding. The… Read more ›
The P80 is easy to carry around and covers all the bases (video, wide angle, super zoom, full manual control, etc.). If you know the features of this camera and know how… Read more ›
I take a lot of nature…I've also filmed some hockey games with this and the sport mode does a great job of capturing the action and shooting in video mode is great too. Read more ›
The zoom is incredible for a camera at this price. The video mode was very easy and recorded a surprisingly clear clip. I can't wait to learn how to use the manual mode. Read more ›
Some people complain that it is not perfect for videos or something like this. I think people are really expecting quite a lot from a digital camera these days. Read more ›
Simple to use with great zoom and video. Slow to write the pic between takes though. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

416 of 433 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Lum VINE VOICE on May 25, 2008
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If you don't care to know about the art of photography and you don't like to read manuals, don't buy this camera and you can stop reading right here. Otherwise, read on.

I can take any camera and take bad shots with it. But if I use most modern cameras to their full potential, I tend to end up with great shots. By that I mean using correct focus, exposure compensation when necessary, and selecting the proper ISO, shutter speed, and aperture for the situation. Those are just the basics. There are also other adjustments and tweaks like Face Detection, D-Lighting (Nikon's term for bringing out more detail from dark areas of the photo), white balance, etc..

Essentially, if you know how to use all those things (and your camera lets you adjust them yourself), you can end up with some pretty great shots from any camera. You can get creative in ways that auto-only cameras will not allow. Some people end up with blurry shots because they don't know how to take sharper shots. Better shooters can take sharp shots - or they can make them blurry on purpose for an artistic effect. I personally can't stand blurry shots - except for the occasional shots where only the subjects are a bit blurry (to accentuate motion).

This camera has 6 settings that affect the sharpness of the photo - and that doesn't include aperture. One of them is the macro focus setting. Although normally used for close-ups, you can keep it in "macro focus" in most of the different shooting modes (Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program, etc.). The other setting is the Sharpness setting. By default, the camera is in the middle of the scale. Some might consider the middle of the scale to be too soft. Simply click it up to the "sharp" level, or one more for the sharpest level.
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263 of 292 people found the following review helpful By RonAnnArbor on May 6, 2008
I tried this camera this week, and found myself returning it within a couple days. In all honesty, I had read good things and I had hoped perhaps this would serve me as a bridge camera between my Canon G9 and my dSLR camera.

First, it is nicely made, and feels good in the hand. It works smoothly, and is relatively quiet during operation. The lens is high quality, and it has the standard Nikon layout on the selection dial. Curiously, it maintains the separate setting on the dial for SETTINGS which should be standard for all creative zone options. This is similar to all other recent Nikon cameras.

In use, the camera feels more like a point and shoot than a true tool of the trade -- and therein my average review. If you are working your way up from a point and shoot and not quite ready for a dSLR, this might be the camera for you.

But based on my observations: the camera had a difficult time focusing in low-light conditions, and then defaults to grainy high ISO defaults -- sure you can set that, or use Manual mode, but it won't work right out of the box in auto or Programmed Auto or Aperture or Shutter mode.

The image quality is fair -- many photos needed saturation boosts -- they just seemed bland out of the box. Again, this is programmable, for those who venture into the menu, or those who like playing with photoshop.

In general, all photos looked soft, and they all need sharpening in photoshop. This is something I would clearly not want to waste my time on with every photo taken that I might want to use for print purposes. The image quality just us NOT what you would expect with a camera of this price. That being said -- the image quality is consistent from closeup to faraway landscape.
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125 of 139 people found the following review helpful By NeuroSplicer TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 10, 2008
This is what practitioners of Kyudo, the Japanese martial archery, seek: "correct hitting is in correct shooting". And this is how this camera makes you feel after mastering and getting used to its controls and abilities.

After months of research I decided and bought this ultrazoom. SLRs take better pictures but I refuse to carry all the extra equipment when on vacation. NIKON P5100 was the choice on the other end but it lacked both the x18 tele and the wide end zoom.

The (close) second contender was OLYMPUS SP-570UZ but here is why I found the NIKON a better choice and did not regret it: although the OLYMPUS comes with a larger zoom (x20) it is controlled solely by an awkward (motorized) ring that requires both hands and has an uneven feeling. Moreover, both cameras sport 10MP but, contrary to the OLYMPUS which just had more mega-pixels crammed onto the old (550 & 560) sensor, the NIKON comes with a newly developed sensor. On top of that, I avoided the slow and limited XD-cards OLYMPUS seems stuck on. On the other hand, I missed on 2mm of wideness and x2 on tele zoom.

I have been using the camera with undiminished enthusiasm for over a week and I have only good things to tell you about it. It took me a while to familiarize myself with the settings - full auto will not get the best results under any conditions. Once that harmonious point is reached though, this is the camera you would want to be using in most situations.
Where it looses the 5th star: the flash does not pop up automatically when needed. Forget to do so and a high (and noisy) ISO creeps in. So yes, this piece of equipment is not without its caprices...

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle (and Zen masters) warn about the observer altering the event being observed. With NIKON P80 one can obtain the shot visualized either from very close or from afar. And it does so with simplicity and style.
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