Nikon Coolpix S80 Review

4.0
October 22, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Nikon Coolpix S80.

Canon Digital IXUS 210

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The Canon Digital IXUS 210 (also called the Canon Powershot SD3500 IS) joins the small but growing band of cameras that offer a graceful touch-screen interface rather than a cluttered collection of external controls. Almost every aspect of the IXUS 210's operation can be controlled by interacting with the massive and high-res 3.5 inch LCD screen that dominates the rear of the camera. Other standout features include 14 megapixels, a 5x zoom with 24mm wide-angle setting, and 720p HD movie recording. Mark Goldstein gets all touchy-feely with Canon's second touch screen camera in our Canon Digital IXUS 210 review.

Nikon Coolpix S70

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The Nikon Coolpix S70 is a new 12 megapixel compact camera with a very interesting OLED screen. The S70's large 3.5 inch monitor offers a touch-sensitive interface, featuring a Touch Shutter function that allows you to focus on and photograph a subject by simply touching it on the camera’s display. Other key features of the Nikon S70 include a 5x zoom lens with optical vibration reduction, Subject Tracking, Scene Auto Selector Mode and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System. The Nikon Coolpix S70 officially costs £339 / €379 / $399.95 - we find out if it's worth it in our latest expert review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP3 is a new ultra-slim camera with touch-screen technology that won't break the bank. Featuring a clever 4x folded-optics zoom lens and large 3 inch touch screen LCD, the 14 megapixel Panasonic FP3 could be your for just £179 / $230. Gavin Stoker discovers if Panasonic have delivered a winning combination of features and value for money in our Lumix DMC-FP3 review.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 is an advanced compact camera which features a touch-screen interface, 1080i HD movies, and full creative control over exposure. Also on offer are a bright f/2.2, 5x zoom lens and a 14 megapixel CCD sensor. Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX700 review complete with sample images and video.

Samsung ST1000

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The Samsung ST1000 (also known as the CL65) is one of the most cutting-edge compact cameras on the market, offering built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS tracking and a fantastic 3.5 inch, 1,152k dot touch-screen LCD. As if that wasn't enough, there's also a 12 megapixel sensor, 5x zoom lens, 720p video recording at 30fps, and a range of auto modes for beginners. Officially retailing at £349.99 / $399.99, we find out if the Samsung ST1000 / CL65 is worth the price premium.

Samsung ST550

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The new Samsung ST550 camera pushes the envelope of user interface design, with a incredibly clever touch-screen interface that is finally worth using. Widely promoted in an expensive TV ad campaign, the ST550 (also known as the TL225) has an LCD screen on the front as well as the back, which is used for self-portraits. A 12 megapixel sensor and 4.6x wide-angle zoom complete the key specifications of the ST-550. Mark Goldstein finds out if the Samsung ST550 / TL225 is the ultimate Christmas gift in our in-depth expert review...

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7 is a slim and stylish digital compact camera. The TX7 offers a 10 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor, 3.5 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen, innovative Intelligent Sweep Panorama mode, 1080i HD movies with stereo sound, 10fps burst mode, a 4x zoom lens, and an ISO range of 125-3200. Read our in-depth Sony TX7 review to find out if it can justify its £380 / $299 price-tag.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9 is a slim, stylish and full-featured digital compact camera. The TX9 has a 12 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor-R sensor, 3.5 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen, innovative 3D Sweep Panorama mode, 1080i HD movies with stereo sound, 10fps burst mode, a 4x zoom lens, and an ISO range of 125-3200. Read our in-depth Sony TX9 review to find out if it can justify its £380 / $399 price-tag.

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