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Nikon Coolpix S80 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x Aug 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Two industry awards
Nice design
Good size
20 Reviews + 2 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This medium megapixel camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review websites PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs, both of which concluded that this camera was good.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar this camera has an overall expert rating of 69%.


Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon Coolpix S80 features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also feature connection to PC.

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Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix S80 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 4.8, the Coolpix S80 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this spec and age is 2.5 and the smallest is 38.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1.7 and the largest is 22. With a minimum aperture number of 3.6, the Coolpix S80 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 35 millimeters, the Coolpix S80 has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Across all the digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S80 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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 Canon SX150 IS, or the Nikon L31.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F (5x), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S80 has a pretty standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon L31, or the Canon A3300 IS which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Battery

Only 150 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Coolpix S80 which takes 150 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Support

Poor Support

One Nikon Coolpix S80 reviewer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “The lack of manual settings on this camera might not be an issueOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features”.


Power

Poor Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix S80 owner who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S80 concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Cameras.co.uk wrote six years ago “Poor battery performance” in their review however they still gave it a rating of 78 out of 100.


Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S80 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Coolpix S80 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Leica X Vario, or the Pentax K-01 is also worth considering.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB. With an internal memory of 79 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix S80 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S80 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S80 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon camera has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all digital cameras of this age and type the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4928 x 3264.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix S80 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was compact. Seven years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “The Nikon COOLPIX S80 differentiates itself in the ever-increasing compact market by offering some impressive extras, including a 3.5" touchscreen” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Also seven years ago Cameralabs.com scored the Nikon Coolpix S80 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Camera Labs “The Nikon COOLPIX S80 is a 14 Megapixel compact with a 3.5 inch OLED touch-screen” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S80. Cnet.co.uk said in their Nikon Coolpix S80 review on expert website CNET.co.uk “Its minimalist exterior makes the S80 Nikon's slickest Coolpix compact camera yet, even though its touchscreen can make for fiddly operation at times”.

Five customers reckoned that the product was thin. Cameralabs.com said on expert website Camera Labs seven years ago “A slim tablet-style design with a sliding front panel” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Nikon Coolpix S80 a score of 4 stars. Expert website Cameras.co.uk wrote “A very slim design that means the Coolpix S80 can fit into just about any pocket” in their review. Cameras.co.uk also wrote “It is an extremely slim and stylish digital camera”.

A few Nikon Coolpix S80 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Whatdigitalcamera.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S80 “With a sliding front panel and sleek, stylish body there's plenty to admire aesthetically”. Six years ago Cameras.co.uk wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S80 “Thin and stylish body”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 133 grams, the Coolpix S80 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix S80 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support video capability.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support video capability currently available including the Canon 140 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S80 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Coolpix S80 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Coolpix S80 has a very large display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3.5" screen digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, or the Nikon L31 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Leica T (£359.00) (3.7"), or the Samsung Camera (£22.90) (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon Coolpix S80 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon Coolpix S80 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) (819,000 pixels) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 430,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One Nikon Coolpix S80 reviewer concluded that it was quiet. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “The word 'wow' may well form silently on your lips” in their Nikon Coolpix S80 review and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix S80 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S80 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three Nikon Coolpix S80 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S80 had good features. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar six years ago “The new Coolpix S80 brings improved features to the mid-range compact camera market with updated styling” in their Nikon Coolpix S80 review. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review seven years ago “Tweet The Nikon Coolpix S80 is Nikon’s latest touchscreen controlled digital compact that features a 14-megapixel CCD sensor” and gave the Nikon Coolpix S80 a rating of 70 out of 100.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Nikon Coolpix S80 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “Has an excellent OLED screen” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website About.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S80 review “If you like large and sharp touch screen displays on your camera, my Nikon Coolpix S80 review showcases a camera that will fully meet that requirement” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “Large OLED touch screen is very sharp” in their Nikon Coolpix S80 review and gave the product a score of 78 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Three people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S80 concluded that it was able to produce good images. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “It's easy to shoot inadvertent photos because of shutter button placement” . Cameras.co.uk also mentioned “Simple to use, takes decent photos, bright screen”.

Two customers reckoned that the product had a good picture resolution. Cameras.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S80 “Poor continuous shooting performance”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Nikon Coolpix S80 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Cameras.co.uk mentioned “Lens is easy to block with your finger” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars. Several people who purchased it reckoned that it had a good zoom. Techradar.com mentioned six years ago “The Coolpix S80 comes with a useful 5x optical zoom (equivalent to 35mm”.

One person who bought it thought it had a good autofocus. Six years ago Cameras.co.uk wrote “Focus is sharp and accurate on closeup photos” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 78 out of 100.

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Design

Nice Design

Fifteen Nikon Coolpix S80 owners said that it was good looking. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “Our modern lifestyle demands trendy, stylish products that have functionality as well as looks”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “We have here a very slick and stylish camera”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S80 “The Nikon Coolpix S80 is an undeniably stylish point and shoot camera that features a love or hate it touchscreen interface, with only one physical button on the entire camera”.

Three Nikon Coolpix S80 reviewers who bought it said that it was a good design. Cameras.co.uk wrote “Cool design”. One customer concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S80 was smooth. Seven years ago expert website Cnet.co.uk said “Metal body, this compact camera feels smooth, solid and elegant”.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S80 concluded that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk gave this digital camera a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote “With a huge touchscreen, sliding lens cover and metal body, this compact camera feels smooth, solid”. Cameras.co.uk gave the product a rating of 78 out of 100 and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S80 review six years ago “Good image quality”. Cameras.co.uk also wrote “Image quality, styling, ease of use, high resolution screen”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S80 considered that it was well made.

Difficult to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix S80 owners who bought it thought it did not have a good interface. Cameras.co.uk wrote “Cumbersome user interface”. Cameras.co.uk also wrote “Slow, outdated interface”. One Nikon Coolpix S80 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was not easy to use the menus.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the Coolpix S80.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208920136, 00018208920211, 00182089201360, 00182089202114, 03610170013532

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