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Nikon Coolpix P80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 531 reviews of Nikon Coolpix P80. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and zoom. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the image stabilizer, and there are some negative comments about the viewfinder and shutter.

performance, portability, usability, zoom, image quality

low-light, flash, color, shutter, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix P80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix P80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and zoom. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

portability, performance, usability, zoom, price

size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix P80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix P80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and price. The usability and zoom are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the durability. Many are less positive about the performance.

portability, zoom, usability, price, image quality

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon Coolpix P80

 

Nikon's latest P-series model, the P80, is equipped with a host of manual and digital features for image control, while retaining traditional handling.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix P80 digital camera

 

The Nikon P80 is the company's new flagship zoom digital camera offering a whopping 18x optical zoom in a small, compact-ish case, but will it get you into the action? Following our play with a pre-production evaluation sample we got our hands on the...

18x optical zoom, large display

Bulky, some features are only available at 3 megapixels, plenty of noise on images, EVF is awkward to use

If you are looking for a big zoom in a small package then the P80 will give you just that. There are some really nice features on here like the distortion control that will correct the distortion caused by the lens.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix P80 digital camera - First Look

 

Nikon's new flagship zoom digital camera offers an 18x optical zoom but will it get you into the action? Pocket-lint was given a pre-production evaluation sample to find out. If you are looking for a zoom-centred digital camera in a fairly small...

18x optical zoom

Bulky, some features are only available at 3 megapixels

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (techradar.com)

Nikon CoolPix P80 review

 

Who needs an SLR? The Nikon P80 offers the same exposure modes at half the price

Easy to use ; Compact and solid

Poor quality viewfinder ; Awkward to handle ; Slow autofocus

The P80 demonstrates the gulf between what looks good on paper and what works well in practice. Yes, it does have an 18x zoom and image stabilisation, but the AF is too slow to make those long shots feasible, and the electronic viewfinder is inferior...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix P80 review

 

The P80 is Nikon's first new SLR-shaped superzoom camera for almost four years, but its specs are barely distinguishable from the Canon, Fujifilm, Olympus and Panasonic equivalents.

They shoot horses, don't they? A promising camera inexplicably let down by speed and image quality.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker, Macworld.co.uk (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix P80 review

 

The 35mm equivalent focal range of the 10.1Mp, 18x optical zoom Nikon Coolpix P80 starts at a wide angle 27mm and stretches all the way up to 486mm, allowing for a broad variety of compositions and subject matter.

The Nikon Coolpix P80 is a competent all rounder, if not particularly trailblazing in any way.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon Coolpix P80 review

 

How does Nikon's contender in the superzoom stakes, the P80, compare to its big lens rivals?

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Ian McGurren (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Nikon P80 review

 

Nikon's P80 superzoom digital bridge camera, is it a viable alternative to a DSLR? The Nikon P80 The P80 was introduced in April 2008 and was Nikon's first look at the true superzoom market. It features a massive...

However, having used the P80 for the past two weeks my opinion has changed. The camera is light to carry, easy to use and produces clear sharp images in a wide variety of situations. More importantly two of my work colleagues were impressed enough to...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Mobile Tech Addicts (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

However, having used the P80 for the past two weeks my opinion has changed. The camera is light to carry, easy to use and produces clear sharp images in a wide variety of situations. More importantly two of my work colleagues were impressed enough to...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (thedigitalnewsroom.com)

Nikon Coolpix P80 review

 

With reduced dimensions and a weight of only 365 grams, the P80 is a very compact bridge camera – therefore a multipurpose and handy device that you can take everywhere with you. Taking into account that it has no less than a 18x lens, this is worth...

Nikon often takes advantage of its know-how in exposure management (cf the 3D colored matrix exposure of D300s). The P80 offers a correct exposure inside but tends to overexpose bright lights, which destroys fine details in high tonalities. Of course,...

Jan, 2009

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