Nikon Coolpix P80 Review
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The latest super-zoom from Nikon, the Coolpix P80 is a high-performance compact camera built to satisfy the needs of camera enthusiasts and family photographers alike. The P80 integrates a 10.1 megapixel CCD image sensor with Nikon's innovative EXPEED™ digital image processing concept and an 18x optical Zoom-NIKKOR lens designed with the compact and comfortable styling of the Nikon Coolpix brand.
Packing the power of 10.1 megapixels, the P80 captures fine detail with the creative freedom to crop and edit. The P80 features Nikon's legendary NIKKOR optics, ensuring quality images even while at a distance to subjects. The P80's 18x Zoom-NIKKOR lens covers focal lengths from 27-486mm (35mm format equivalent). To ensure steady shots while utilizing the camera's versatile zoom capabilities, the Coolpix P80 is equipped with Optical Vibration Reduction (VR).
In line with other Coolpix P-Series cameras, the P80 includes intuitive controls via dedicated command and mode dials, providing easy access to shooting controls and exposure mode settings. The P80 offers Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] modes granting users the ability to tap into the creativity of D-SLR functions while maintaining the simplicity of Coolpix functionality. What's more, the P80 has the benefit of an all-new Sport Continuous Mode, allowing users to shoot as many as 30 consecutive pictures at four, six, or a quick 13 frames per second (at 3MP).
Nikon has incorporated its user-friendly Imaging Innovations into the P80, designed to make the photo-taking process easier and more
intuitive. These technologies, referred to as "Nikon In-Camera Innovations" include In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, D-Lighting, and Face-
Priority AF. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography. In
playback mode, D-Lighting compensates for excessive back-light or insufficient flash in images. Nikon's enhanced Face-Priority AF
automatically finds and focuses on one person's face or up to 12 people's faces within one frame. Face-Priority AF provides faster and
sharper focus to produce clear, crisp portraits wherever the subjects are positioned in the frame.
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