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Nikon Coolpix P7800 Digital Camera

£491.57
Compact Camera 12.2MP 7.1x CMOS Oct 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Two industry awards
Good battery life
Chunky design won't suit all, viewfinder quality limitations, price considering competition, some exposure oddities, no physical lens ring
66 Reviews + 2 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this Nikon camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from review site Ephotozine and the author at website PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 77 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 31 user reviews this digital camera has a brilliant average user rating. Over 95% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 13 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Tony B wrote on Amazon “Battery life is very good” in his review of this digital camera. Ip4 gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Replaces my SLR as I find it too heavy and prefer the P7800 now Excellent battery life Compact easy carried Don't use for action shots”. Patrick Martin mentioned “Other than battery charging no problems, good piece of kit” but in spite of that he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.


Design

Nice Design

Two customers concluded that this digital camera was good looking. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Beautiful photos and sublime ergonomics.”. One person said in their reviews that the product was well designed.

Sturdy Build

Thirteen people who reviewed the product said that it was well made. Dp Review wrote “Construction solide, cran l'affichage fidle, dtaill, et orientable” in their review of this digital camera. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Sturdy build” but in spite of that they only rated it 60 out of 100. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “HANDLING AND FEATURESThe magnesium alloy body also has the same tank-like build quality that upmarket SLR owners are used to”.

Three people who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Techradar.com said “The premium end of the compact camera market appears to be one sector that remains reasonably robust in what is generally a declining market”. Tony B wrote “It's built like a tank, extremely well designed and robust, absolutely no complaints from me on this one” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Build Quality

Nineteen customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Superb picture quality”. Digital Versus also wrote “Very good quality 7x zoom lens” in their review. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Strong build quality” in their review of this digital camera however despite that they scored the Nikon Coolpix P7800 3 stars out of 5.

Full Manual Control

Eight people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Dp Review mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix P7800 “Full manual control”. Itreviews.com mentioned on expert review site IT Reviews.com “The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is an enthusiast compact with a great control layout and 7.1x lens.” in their review of this digital camera. Dpreview.com wrote four years ago “Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “You can tweak settings easily” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago G. Thompson mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The quick menu button is not well placed for easy access”. Gary Briggs mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Would recommend, solid piece of kit and very easy to understand menus”.

One person concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Brisbanetimes.com.au said four years ago “The camera is responsive and a pleasure to hold and use, with fast auto-focus”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to handle. Three years ago Chang K. Park mentioned “It looks and handles like a modern semi automatic pistol with solid feeling alloys” in his review of this digital camera.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. Stann said in their review of this digital camera “Images on the noisy side” .

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon Coolpix P7800 features voice recording, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Five people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “When you consider the current price tag of just short of £500, while there are some redeeming features with th”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint three years ago “If you're after a high-end compact camera with an abundance of features then the Nikon Coolpix P7800 certainly ticks all the boxes.” in their review of this digital camera. Chang K. Park wrote on Amazon “The controls and features are very good”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix P7800 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix P7800 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Good Video Capture

One customer who bought it considered that it was good for video recording.

Good Flash

Five customers who bought this digital camera thought it had a good flash. Chang K. Park wrote on Amazon “Like all nikons the flash exposure is very consistent” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix P7800. Chang K. Park also wrote “I often use an SB400 speedlight on top for outdoor fill flash on bright days” in his review.

Standout Lens Performance

Nine customers reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix P7800 had a good lens. Trusted Reviews mentioned four years ago “Standout lens performance” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they rated it 3 stars out of 5. Three years ago Dp Review said “28200mm 2.04.0 lens range”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “The lens can be used for macros” and rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5.

Seven people who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good zoom. Four years ago Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Zoom 7x de trs bonne qualit” in their review of this digital camera. Also four years ago What Digital Camera wrote in their review of this digital camera “Feast zoom lens”. Also four years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “An updated RGBW screen with better brightness for outdoor shooting, while retaining the same 7.1x optical zoom lens with a bright f/2.0 - f/4.0 aper”.

Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it had a good autofocus. In April last year Tony B said on Amazon “Focusing is fine”.

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Builtin EVF and Flash

Seven people who purchased the Nikon Coolpix P7800 reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Builtin EVF and flash” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Itreviews.com mentioned “It adds a built-in EVF” . Three years ago G. Thompson wrote in their review of this digital camera “Not a decision maker for me, however the EVF is a huge step forward in compact cameras”.

Six people who bought the product agreed that it had a good screen. Dp Review mentioned “Articulating screen”. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Accurate display, swivel screen, sharp and detailed onscreen image” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 60 out of 100. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Impressive variangled LCD screen” .

Four owners who bought the product agreed that it had a good viewfinder. G. Thompson said “I am not saying the view through the viewfinder is great”. Adrian Simmonds scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera “This is an DSLR because it has an electronic viewfinder also the quality of the images are superb”. Mr John Mills rated it a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Picture quality is improved and the digital viewfinder is much better than I expected (I use it more frequently than the screen”.

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Clear Image Quality

Nineteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Dp Review said “Qualit des photos, cran orientable agrable, bonne tenue en main, connectiques” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “Clear image quality”. Brisbanetimes.com.au mentioned “The image quality is good, with slightly restricted dynamic range” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “A good maximum aperture and excellent resolution in the lower range of ISO sensitivities”. Jim Walsh wrote on Amazon “So for shooting in bright light it is a breeze to use when monitoring your shot”.

Two people who purchased it concluded that it was good in low light. Expert website Firstpost.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Sony RX 100 II is certainly a much better low light and overall performer than the Nikon P78” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Dpreview.com mentioned on DP Review four years ago “Good low-light performance” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Three years ago Chang K. Park wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “This is somewhat offset by the very sharp lens and at ISO 400 and below the results are excellent in decent light” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.

One owner considered that this digital camera was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Chang K. Park said “Other highlights are built in ND filter”.

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Support

Full Manual Control

Four people said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Convenient manual controls” in their Nikon Coolpix P7800 review. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote also four years ago “It also has extensive manual controls”.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II (£494.99), or the G12 (£439.99) both from Canon or the Fujifilm X100 (£449.20).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix P7800 has an HDMI port. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Twenty-eight customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix P7800 concluded that it was compact. Four years ago expert website Photographyblog.com scored it a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is the new premium model in Nikon's extensive range of Coolpix compact digital cameras”. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “What is the Nikon P7800? Nikon's advanced compact offering has long taken the form of the Coolpix ‘P' series, with the four-digit range sitting at the top” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said “It's a compact 12-megapixel camera that packs a big zoom” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Dpreview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site DP Review three years ago “Most are compact enough to be considered appealing alternatives to heavier, bulkier, interchangeable lens camera systems”.

One owner concluded that it was good structurally.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Chang K. Park he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Is actually quite lightweight and slim with the lens retracted which allows it to slip into a jacket pocket easily”.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix P7800 has a pretty typical weight (399 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Coolpix P7800 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Coolpix P7800 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon G15 (£389.00), the Sony DSCHX300 (£429.00), and the Fujifilm X100 (£449.20) is also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Coolpix P7800 has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an HDMI

The Coolpix P7800 has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix P7800 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix P7800 has a hand strap. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a hand strap.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix P7800 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix P7800 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Price

Chunky Design Won't Suit All, Viewfinder Quality Limitations, Price Considering Competition, Some Exposure Oddities, No Physical Lens Ring

Two people who bought it concluded that it was not good value for money. Three years ago Dp Review said “Chunky design won't suit all, viewfinder quality limitations, price considering competition, some exposure oddities, no physical lens ring”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus four years ago “Although the Nikon Coolpix P7800 takes excellent-quality pictures, that unfortunately comes at a price”.


Smart TV

There is No Inbuilt Wifi Connectivity

One person concluded that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Dp Review mentioned “There is no inbuilt wifi connectivity”.


Picture Quality

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 3984 x 2656 and 3968 x 2232 and 3000 x 3000.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is actually the worst still image resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456.

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Lens System

Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera that we have checked the minimum aperture number of, the Nikon Coolpix P7800's minimum aperture number of 4.5 is one of the largest. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 1.7 and the largest is 4.5.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix P7800 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the G12 (£439.99), or the G15 (£389.00) both from Canon.

If this Nikon digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony RX100 III (£498.00) (11x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 7.1 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix P7800 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208936243, 00840014103300, 08033737552971

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