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


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Nikon Coolpix P7800 review – In-camera processing

One very useful feature on the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is its in-camera raw-file processing. This allows some adjustments and changes to be made to improve or correct the raw file.

Once a picture is taken, select Playback>Menu>Raw (NRW) processing. This will allow the user to select the picture that is to be processed. To the right is a menu where it is possible to change the white balance to any of those featured in the shooting mode, and alter the exposure by ±3EV in whole steps.

Below that is an option to select different picture controls, including standard, neutral, vivid and monochrome. These can be adjusted to add sharpening, contrast and saturation. On top of this, picture quality can be altered, as can image size, while distortion correction and control of the intensity of Nikon’s D-Lighting is also possible.

Once the image is adjusted according to preference, selecting the EXE menu and pressing OK will allow users to export the image as a JPEG. This function was of great use when I didn’t have time to change my settings before taking the shot. It’s also good for fine-tuning images and is a lot less hassle than loading them onto a computer and editing that way. Of course, this is never going to be a complete workflow, but it is a handy addition for a quick photo fix.

Image: Using the in-camera raw file processing. I was able to bring back more detail from the sky

  1. 1. Nikon Coolpix P7800 at a glance:
  2. 2. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - In-camera processing
  3. 3. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - Metering
  5. 5. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - Autofocus
  7. 7. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  10. 10. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - The competition
  11. 11. Nikon Coolpix P7800 review - Our verdict
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