Nikon has released Nikon Coolpix P80 Digital Camera, a new model in its P-Series of digital cameras. The Coolpix P80 comes with a 10.1 MP sensor and a whopping 18x optical zoom (27-486mm equiv) which should hardly ever let you run out of focal length. There are also a 2.7" LCD screen and a CCD-shift image stabilization system.

The new 10 megapixel camera features a wide-range 18x NIKKOR zoom lens with extended telephoto capability, and incorporates image stabilization for clear, blur-free results. Designed for active photo enthusiasts with an interest in fine detail, this camera features a class-leading compact body size and a zoom lens that ranges from wide-angle to super telephoto (27-486mm equivalent in 35mm [135] format). In addition to this, the camera also offers manual control of exposure (shutter and aperture) and a high sensitivity rating of up to ISO 6400 for use in low light conditions. The exceptionally powerful zoom lens is capable of focusing on subjects that are as close as 1 cm, and image-shift Vibration Reduction technology stabilises the image sensor to combat camera shake.

Nikon Coolpic P80 Digital Camera

Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX P80 offers extended reach and advanced shooting functions for satisfying performance in a wide variety of shooting scenes.

The camera features an electronic viewfinder to allow accurate composition throughout the zoom range and also includes a large 2.7 inch monitor with anti-reflection coating and a wide viewing angle. As well as offering comprehensive performance through the combination of wide-range zoom lens, image stabilization and resolution, the P80 incorporates technologies that deliver outstanding results in specific areas. Three unique Nikon innovations that are designed for group and individual portraits (Face-Priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting) are supported by the addition of high ISO sensitivity for situations when lighting levels are low. For additional creative options after taking a picture, the ?Optimize Image? feature allows users to take monochrome photographs using a choice of four different filters for effect, while still saving the original color version of the image.

Outstanding imaging ability begins with 10.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution and a new digital image processing engine that faithfully reproduces fine details and subtle tones, delivers quick response, and maintains image quality and clarity when taking advantage of extended light sensitivity settings as high as ISO 6400*1. To this it adds the clarity, precision and broad range of an 18x Zoom-NIKKOR lens that covers focal lengths from 27-486mm (35mm format equivalent). Image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization rounds out the set by adding extra reassurance that the results will be sharper and clearer.

Powered by Nikon's EXPEED image processing concept, the P80 is an up-to-date solution for the camera enthusiast, providing advanced digital features in a compact format. Kazuhiro Okano, Assistant Manager Consumer Products, at Nikon Europe comments: ?The Nikon Coolpix P80 has it all: powerful lens, manual and automatic modes and advanced technology in a compact and ergonomically-designed body. Anyone looking for versatile, high quality camera that is easy to carry around will be thrilled with the results.?

The Nikon Coolpix P80 is the ideal camera for the photo enthusiast who wants to have the convenience of a point-and-shoot camera with full manual control, and all possible options in-between. With 15 scene modes that are pre-configured for situations such as night time, fireworks, seaside, panoramas and sports photography, the camera can be preset to give the best results in many common settings. The capability for recording movies allows realistic action to be captured at a frame rate of 30 fps as well as time-lapse sequences which expose the mystery of scenes that evolve slowly over hours or even days. The camera comes with an internal memory of 52MB and will accept SDHC memory media, allowing high-speed storage of thousands of photos on a single card.

Nikon Coolpix P80 Specifications
Type of Camera Compact digital camera
Effective Pixels 10.1 million
Image Sensor 1/2.33-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 10.70 million
Image Size (Pixels) 3648 x 2736 (10M), 3264 x 2448 (8M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1600 x 1200 (2M), 1280 x 960 (1M), 1024 x 768 (PC), 640 x 480 (TV), 3648 x 2432 (3:2), 3584 x 2016 (16:9), 2736 x 2736 (1:1)
Lens 18x zoom; f=4.7-84.2mm/ F2.8-4.5
Vibration Reduction Image sensor shift VR
Digital Zoom Up to 4x
Focus Range Normal mode: 40cm, Macro mode: 1cm
LCD Monitor 2.7", 230,000-dot, wide viewing TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Storage Media SD memory cards and internal memory (approx. 50MB)
File Format Compressed [JPEG (EXIF)], mono/wav file, AVI movie
Shooting Modes Auto, Programmed Auto [P] mode, Shutter-priority Auto [S] mode, Aperture-priority Auto [A], Manual [M] mode, Voice Recording, Movie mode
Scene Modes Face-priority AF, Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist, Sport Continuous
Capture Modes 1) Single, 2) Continuous (approx. 1.1 fps), 3) Continuous flash, 4) Multi-shot 16, 5) Interval timer shooting
Video Recording Yes (with sound)
Exposure Metering System 256-segment matrix, Center-weighted, Spot, Spot AF area
Sensitivity Auto (auto gain ISO 64-800) or Manual ISO settings 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200, 6400
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, WB Preset
Self-Timer 2 and 10 sec. duration
Flash Sync Modes Auto, Red-eye reduction, Flash cancel, Anytime flash, Slow sync.
Supported Languages Total of 24 languages: Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Hungary, Turkish, Arabic
Power Requirements Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62A (optional)
Battery Life
(on fully charged battery)
Approx. 250 shots with EN-EL5 battery
Dimensions Approx. 110 x 79 x 78 mm
Weight (without batteries and memory card) Approx. 365 g

Supplied Accessories with Nikon P80 Digital Camera

USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5, Battery Charger MH-61, Strap AN-CP18, Lens Cap LC-CP18, Software Suite CD-ROM