Nikon Coolpix P7800 Review

4.5
October 10, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Product name COOLPIX P7800
Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 12.2 million
Image sensor 1/1.7-in. type CMOS; approx. 12.76 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 7.1x optical zoom
Focal length 6.0-42.8 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-200 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/2-4
Construction 13 elements in 10 groups (2 ED lens elements)
Digital zoom magnification Still pictures: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 800 mm lens in 35mm [135] format). Movies: Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 400 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 80 cm (2 ft 8 in.) to infinity. Macro close-up mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), center (wide, normal), manual with 99 focus areas, subject tracking, target finding AF
Viewfinder Electronic viewfinder, 0.5 cm (0.2-in.) approx. 921k-dot LCD with the diopter adjustment function (-3 - +1 m-1)
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (RGBW), wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 6-level brightness adjustment, vari-angle TFT LCD
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage - Media Internal memory (approx. 86 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3 and DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG, RAW (NRW) (Nikon's own format). Sound files (voice memo): WAV. Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
Image size (pixels) 12M 4000 x 3000 - 8M 3264 x 2448 - 4M 2272 x 1704 - 2M 1600 x 1200 - VGA 640 x 480 - 3:2 3984 x 2656 - 16:9 9M 3968 x 2232 - 1:1 3000 x 3000
Shooting Modes Auto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama, Pet portrait), Special effects, P, S, A, M, User Settings (U1, U2, U3), Movie, Movie custom setting
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (The frame rate for continuous shooting is about 8 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 6), Continuous M (The frame rate for continuous shooting is about 4 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 6), Continuous L (The frame rate for continuous shooting is about 1 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 30), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16, Continuous H:120 fps (The frame rate for continuous shooting is about 120 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 60), Continuous H:60 fps (The frame rate for continuous shooting is about 60 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 60), Intvl timer shooting
Movie 1080(fine)/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080 (High)/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080(fine)/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080 (High)/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 1080/25p: 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 30 fps, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9/approx. 25 fps, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 25 fps, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3 (1/4-speed slow motion movies), HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9 (1/2-speed slow motion movies), HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9 (2x speed fast motion movies)
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 80 - 1600; ISO 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 6400) (available when using P, S, A or M mode)
Exposure - Metering mode Matrix, center-weighted, or spot. Also when AF area mode is set to Manual, the AF area can be coupled to the metering using Focus-coupled metering.
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing (Tv, Av, Sv) enabled, exposure compensation (in steps of 1/3 EV in the range of +/-3.0 EV for still pictures and +/-2.0 EV for movies) enabled
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/4000 * - 1 s. 1/4000 * - 60 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 80 - 400 in M mode). *When the aperture value is set to f/4.5 - f/8 (wide-angle position) or the value is set to f/7.1 - f/8 (telephoto zoom position)
Aperture Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm
Range 13 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s, 2 s and 1 s
Built-in flash - Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 - 10 m (1 ft 8 in. - 32 ft). [T]: 0.5 - 5.5 m (1 ft 8 in. - 18 ft)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes; manual flash control available
Flash exposure compensation In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV
Accessory shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System i-TTL flash control support in combination with Nikon Creative Lighting System-compatible Speedlights (only Standard i-TTL flash control is supported during spot metering mode). Flash Color Information Communication is supported. Advanced Wireless Lighting is supported by setting SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 to master flash or by setting SU-800 to the Commander mode (the remote flash setting is only applicable to Group A). Advanced Wireless Lighting is supported by setting the built-in flash to the Commander mode (only applicable to Group A and fixed at 3 CH).
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video output; digital I/O (USB). HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output). External microphone connector (stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter), plug-in power type). Accessory terminal
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (included). AC Adapter EH-5b (used in combination with the Power Connector EP-5A) (available separately)
Battery life¹ - Still pictures Approx. 350 shots when using EN-EL14
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)² Approx. 1 h 15 min when recording in NTSC mode using EN-EL14. Approx. 1 h 20 min when recording in PAL mode using EN-EL14
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 118.5 x 77.5 x 50.4 mm (4.7 x 3.1 x 2.0 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 399 g (14.1 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment - Temperature 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Accessory Shoe Cover BS-1, Lens Cap LC-CP26, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14 (with terminal cover), Battery Charger MH-24, USB Cable UC-E16, ViewNX 2 CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessories AC Adapter EH-5b, Power Connector EP-5A, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600, SB-400, SB-R200, SU-800, Lens Hood HN-CP17, Stereo Microphone ME-1, Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, Remote Control ML-L3, Remote Cord MC-DC2, Wireless Remote Controller WR-R10, Wireless Remote Controller WR-T10, GPS Unit GP-1, Hand Strap AH-CP1

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