Nikon S80 summary
Nikon S80 is Nikon's Ultracompact camera first introduced on September of 2010. The camera houses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The S80 is placed #34 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & over-all #847 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should use our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your personal factors.
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Nikon S80 family
The Nikon S80 has a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can find all earlier and new models alongside main specifications.
Nikon S80 Gallery
You can check the S80 from different angles in the gallery here.
Nikon S80 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of positives and negatives of the Nikon S80 based on things which are generally considered useful in a camera.
Nikon S80 Sensor specifications
The Nikon S80 houses the Expeed C2 processor chip. The size of the sensor in the Nikon S80 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4320 x 3240 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor has 14 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. This ISO can be extended digitally to a high of 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the S80's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The S80 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon S80 dimensions
Nikon S80 weighs around 0.29 lb (133 grams or 4.69 oz) & has external dimensions of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7"). The weight of typical Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Nikon S80 is very much the same in comparison with its rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Down below is a shot of the Nikon S80 with a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the S80.
Nikon S80 Lens specifications
The S80 houses a built in lens featuring a focal range of 35-175mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be ideal however it will surely be very helpful in a few cases.
At the widest 35mm, the lens features an aperture of f3.6 making it very slow and not ideal for low light conditions and you will likely struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You could also need to up the ISO resulting in noisy files. With the tele end, 175mm comes to f4.8 making it quite sluggish and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S80 Connectivity
The S80 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can transfer pictures and at times alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Several applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Nikon S80 Video specifications
The max video quality in the Nikon S80 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in H.264 format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You really should strive for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera does not have a microphone and headphone port which means that you have got little control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to purchase an alternative model should you need decent audio for your video clips.
Nikon S80 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Nikon S80 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.
Nikon S80 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S80 is equipped with a 3.5" fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 819k dots.
Moreover the display screen is touch friendly which means you can change focus points as well as adjust settings by using your fingertips.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon S80 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be rather useful.
Nikon S80 Shutter specifications
Nikon S80 continuous shooting rate is 1.3 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Nikon S80 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Nikon S80 features only integrated flash with no external flash support.
Nikon S80 Autofocus specifications
Nikon S80 features just Contrast Detect AF & is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and accurate when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be helpful for people photography.
Nikon S80 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to adjust focus. It also includes Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Nikon S80 has no manual focus. Manual focus is useful during low light scenarios or you need to have more precise control on focus.
Nikon S80 Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL10) on the Nikon S80 is fashioned to last for 150 clicks based on the CIPA standards which is lower when compared to it's competition. The usual Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the maximum (320) battery life within this group of cameras.
Here is a listing of Ultracompact cameras that have the highest battery life:
Nikon S80 for specific kinds of photography
The following chart gives a rundown of the Nikon S80 for specific kinds of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Nikon S80 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon S80 receives a points total of 34 which is horrible, meaning that it is just not suitable for portraits. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos in addition to the potential to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon S80 Street photography advice
Getting a very good score of 63, the Nikon S80 is a fine choice to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Nikon S80
A horrible sports photography score of 41 indicates the Nikon S80 is just not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon S80 Travel photography features
Weight is really critical in selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Nikon S80 gets a very good 61 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable pick to take with you on your holidays.
Landscape photography with Nikon S80
In case you're looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon S80 at it's horrible score of 37 as a landscape camera is just not suitable compared to its competitors.
Nikon S80 Vlogging info
A vlogging camera ought to posses a articulating display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Nikon S80 is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a horrible score of 30.
Nikon S80 Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the S80, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall within the family of Ultracompact.
The line graph followed below shows you a summary of the S80 vs it's highest scoring competitors shown above.
Following are additional cameras you might see as alternatives. To read through a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.