Nikon Coolpix P80 Digital Camera with 18x Optical Zoom - Nikon P80
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  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.
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)|
(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|
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