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Nikon Coolpix P7800 review

November 14, 2013

Overall Rating:

3

Nikon Coolpix P7800


Manufacturer:

Manufacturer:

Price as Reviewed:

£495.00

It has a 921,000-dot EVF and articulated LCD screen alongside its 12.2-million-pixel sensor and premium build body, so is the Nikon Coolpix P7800 the best P-series compact camera yet? Read the Nikon Coolpix P7800 review...

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Nikon Coolpix P7800 review – The competition

Nikon’s P series has always faced competition from Canon’s PowerShot G-series compacts. However, further rivals now exist in the form of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II, Fujifilm XF1 and Ricoh GR, all of which offer larger sensors. The RX100 II (currently around £399) features a 1in sensor capable of producing highly detailed images, and has a larger dynamic range than the 1.1/7in sensor used in the Nikon Coolpix P7800.

That said, the Canon PowerShot G16 (around £530) remains the chief competitor, with a similar 12.1-million-pixel CMOS sensor and slightly brighter 28-140mm f/1.8-2.8 lens. The P7800 has the advantage of a longer focal length and EVF, but the G16 has built-in Wi-Fi, 9.3fps shooting, faster processing and an ISO range of ISO 80-12,800.

  • Video: Full 1080p HD at 30fps or 25fps: 1280 x 720 pixels (30fps or 25fps), VGA: 640 x 480 pixels (120fps, 30fps)
  • AF Assistance: Yes, built-in lamp
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC and SDXC
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • White Balance: Auto1, Auto2, 7 presets, plus 4 custom
  • Output Size: 4000 x 3000 pixels
  • Viewfinder Type: 921,000-dot electronic viewfinder
  • White Balance Bracket: Yes
  • LCD: 3in, TFT LCD vari-angle RGBW monitor with 921,000 dots
  • Sensor: 1/1.7in CMOS sensor with 12.2 million effective pixels
  • Hotshoe: Yes
  • Max Flash Sync: 1/4000sec
  • Exposure Modes: Program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, auto, effects and scene modes
  • Weight: 399g (inc battery and card)
  • Power: Rechargeable EN-EL14 Li-Ion battery
  • Lens: Nikkor 6-42.8mm (equivalent to 28-200mm in 35mm format)
  • File Format: Raw (NRW+) + JPEG simultaneously, JPEG
  • AF array: Multi-point AF, centre spot, selectable point
  • Shutter Speeds: 60-1/4000sec
  • RRP: £499.99
  • Exposure Comp: ±3EV in 1/3EV steps
  • Drive Mode: Up to 8fps in continuous high full-resolution, BSS selector, multi-shot 16 and 120fps in high-speed mode
  • ISO: 80-3200 (H1 6400 expanded)
  • Focusing Modes: Auto, manual, centre normal, centre wide, subject tracking, target-finding AF and face detection
  • DoF Preview: Yes (half-press shutter release)
  • Connectivity / Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Metering System: 224-segment matrix, centreweighted and spot
  • Dimensions: 118.5 x 77.5 x 50.4mm
  • Compression: 3-stage JPEG

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