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...
Nikon Coolpix P7800 review – Our verdict
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is great as a travel camera for users who wish to shoot mostly JPEGs at low sensitivities. It offers a wide zoom range, great build quality, a good maximum aperture and excellent resolution in the lower range of ISO sensitivities. However, push ISO speeds to higher thresholds and detail starts to deteriorate. Not only that, but the processing of burst or raw shooting is painfully slow. This was a complaint with the previous P7700 and it is surprising to see it has not been addressed.
Given that the EVF is the only significant change from the previous P7700, it is unfortunate that it doesn’t have better contrast, saturation or good colour reproduction.
The dynamic range is decent considering its small 1/1.7in sensor, and the colours produced are bright and punchy without being oversaturated. Also, when shooting raw, should there be any issues with the colour – or anything else for that matter – in-camera raw processing can be used for corrections. I found this feature quite useful.
Nikon Coolpix P7800 review – key features
A large dioptre-adjustment dial allows precise adjustment to match the users eyesight when using the built-in electronic viewfinder.
EV indication light
A small orange light is located by the exposure-compensation dial, which illuminates when the value is not set to zero.
To protect the LCD screen, the monitor can be folded backwards and inwards so it is not exposed.
A 40.5mm thread accepts screw-in filters around the base of the lens housing. This can be used for wideangle adapters and various filters.
With a street price of around £199.99, the Nikon GP-1 GPS Module can be attached to the GPS port on the camera to allow geotagging.
A standard microphone
jack for an external microphone is located on the side of the camera, protected by a plastic flap.