Nikon P80 overview
Nikon P80 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first announced on January of 2009. The camera has a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The P80 is placed #231 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #1005 out of 1422 for cameras in our database. You can check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your custom criteria.
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Nikon P80 history
The Nikon P80 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can identify all previous and more recent models alongside important specifications.
Nikon P80 Gallery
You can look at the P80 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon P80 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Nikon P80 based on factors that are typically seen as important in a digital camera.
Nikon P80 Sensor specs
The sensor measurement in the Nikon P80 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor has 10MP and has a standard ISO range of 64 - 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below illustrates the P80's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The P80 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is pointed out in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon P80 dimensions
Nikon P80 weighs in at 0.89 lbs (405g or 14.29 ounces) & the dimensions of the camera is 110mm x 79mm x 78mm (4.3" x 3.1" x 3.1"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g so the Nikon P80 is very similar as compared to other competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a visual of the Nikon P80 beside a soda to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will highlight the button layout on the P80.
Nikon P80 Lens details
The P80 has an inbuilt lens offering a focal range of 27-486mm giving it a 18.0 x zoom which is significant and can make it easier to zoom right in.
At it's widest 27mm, the lens has an aperture of f2.8 which will be quite sluggish and not good for low light events and you may struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost your ISO setting resulting in noisy shots. For the long end, 486mm is phenomenal zoom and comes to f4.0 which is quite good and lets you maintain higher shutter speeds.
Nikon P80 Connectivity
The P80 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send files and oftentimes alter camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. Virtually all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB port.
Nikon P80 Video details
The highest video quality in the Nikon P80 is 640 x 480 and you can record in file format. 480p is terrible for today's standards. You should target at least FUll HD quality for good video. The body doesn't include a microphone and headphone jack which means that you get absolutely no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to purchase a different camera in case you need good sound for your videos.
Nikon P80 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Nikon P80 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Nikon P80 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon P80 has a 2.7" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon P80 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are rather helpful.
Nikon P80 Shutter details
The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Nikon P80 Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon P80 has just inbuilt flash without external flash ability.
Nikon P80 Autofocus details
Nikon P80 has only Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact as compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Nikon P80 has manual focusing when needed during low light conditions or you need more exact control on focusing.
Nikon P80 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest (600) battery life within this type of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the best battery life:
Nikon P80 for specific kinds of photography
The following chart indicates a summation of the Nikon P80 for specific kinds of photography. To understand more, have a look at the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Nikon P80
The Nikon P80 has a points tally of 28 which is horrible, meaning that it is simply not good for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support along with the potential to use off-camera flash.
Street photography with Nikon P80
With a decent score of 48, the Nikon P80 is somewhat adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Nikon P80
A horrible sports photography score of 37 suggests the Nikon P80 is simply not good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have good focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon P80 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is pretty crucial when picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Nikon P80 gets a modest 56 as a travelling camera which is relatively acceptable to take on your trips.
Landscape photography with Nikon P80
When you are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon P80 at it's horrible grade of 37 for a landscape camera is simply not good among its competition.
Nikon P80 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera ought to posses a articulating display, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon P80 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a horrible score of 25.
Nikon P80 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the P80, below is a number of the highest rated cameras which fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram here provides you an overview of the P80 compared to it's highest ranking rivals suggested earlier.
Following are several cameras you might take into account as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.