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Nikon Coolpix P80
Nikon Coolpix P80

Hey! You should know that Nikon has released a newer version of this product: the Nikon Coolpix P100.

Nikon Coolpix P80

We've given the Coolpix P80 a grade of C+.

Editor's Review

This has since been replaced by the P90, which in turn is soon to be replaced by P100. Here's what we had to say about the P80 when it was released in April 2008.

Nikon's Coolpix P80 is a robust superzoom compact of the sort usually referred to as "bridge cameras"--a bridge between the snapshooting possible with the average compact digital camera and the infinite possibilities of a digital SLR. Featuring a 10-megapixel sensor matched with an 18x optically-stabilized zoom wide angle lens, full manual controls, and a huge ISO range of 64-6400, this camera can cover a wide range of shooting conditons with ease. Packed into a compact frame, it nevertheless offers a 2.7-inch LCD screen as well. It's an ideal choice for those not quite ready to make the leap to the dSLR class.


  • 10.1 Megapixels
  • 18x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • Movie mode with Sound
  • JPEG file format
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Auto focus
  • Auto and manual exposure
  • ISO 64-6400
  • 2.7-inch LCD display
  • Secure Digital and SDHC memory storage (50mb internal)
  • Proprietary Lithium-ion battery
  • Part Number: P80
  • UPC: 689466075144
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2008

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Nikon Coolpix P80 Reviews

Nikon Coolpix P80 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent (Sam Thomas Cheriyan — 03/11/2009)

It is an excellent camera with slight edge in outdoor shooting.
The only problem is that you need to take sometime to learn the techniques. It is just like a pro camera-You'll have to adjust various modes to suit the environment. If you have the true spirit of photographer then this camera is highly recommended.
(U'll need sometime to get familiarised with it. But if v learn to take photos from it then its far better than Sony DSC H50)

  • 5.0 out of 5
Awesome camera with best image quality (Jamil Sayed — 03/09/2009)

Vey good camera, which enchanted me. Image quality is superb. I am not a perfectionist, so I do not know the grammer of photography, but I must say that it is the best camera with 18X zoom for novice photographers.

  • 4.0 out of 5
VR and Zoom is good (Edwin — 12/17/2008)

Excellent for quick photo shoots. With the VR, the picture is still focused even if the handling is a little wobbly. Zoom doesn't affect the picture quality even at 18x zoom. Excited to try during an F1 race.

  • 4.0 out of 5
coolpix p 80 digicam (mpaired hal seitz — 09/03/2008)

a decent ewntry - the clinchrer is the 18X optical zoom. Really the MAIN reason to buy it. It does everytrhing a good digicam is suposed to do- not outstanding, but in the typical Nikon journeyman way...It's responce time could be a wee bit better and there is shutter lag, but almost undesernable except for real MOVEMENT shots.. Thef eatures are easy to use once you get used to the menu options. set up time for a shot is enchanced by quick ques to where you want to go. Manual controls are available, BUT for the plain snap shooter, AUTO and PROGRAMMED work as well as anything , you can do on your own, except for trying to be arty photo ops..all in all it is a great second digicam, if yoiur primary digicam d SLR does not have a long optical telephoto capability- ASs a first digicam it is , as said before , a working,journeyman product that wil not let youdown,providing you learn its nuances and don't expect d SLR performance. Amistake easy t make...hal5141

  • 4.0 out of 5
GOOD (ANAND Y PATEL — 09/02/2008)


  • 5.0 out of 5
Awesome (John Strong — 05/14/2008)

After one week and many varied situations, I am truly impressed with this camera! I have used it indoors and out and the clarity of the pictures coupled with the ease of use is outstanding. The zoom is super smooth and the VR feature is flawless. I cannot believe that there is so much packed into such a small, lightweight package. This the perfect camera for anyone like me who wants to step up from low end digital cameras, but not all the way to a DSLR. I have used the panorama feature with the included PanoramaMaker4 software and am very pleased with the results. I took all pictures for panorama in the auto setting and they look fantastid. Thanks Nikon!

  • 5.0 out of 5
"The best camera I have bought in years!!" (Art — 05/02/2008)

I have had this camera for 2 days now, and I could be happier. It beats the Canon S3 IS and S5 IS, the Olympus SP 560 and 570, and the Panasonic FZ18. I have done extensive research on all of these models, and tried them all at a store. I took a gamble and went with this new nikon model and i love the speed, picture quality, and the super fast zoom lens. The VR is extremely effective when i am taking pictures of my kids in their sports leagues. I can't put this camera down!!