Nikon Coolpix S80 Review

October 22, 2010 | Mark Goldstein |

Nikon Coolpix S80 Specifications

Effective pixels 14.1 megapixels
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. RGB CCD, 14.48 total megapixels
Lens Optical 5x zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length 6.3 to 31.5mm (35mm format equivalent to 35-175mm)
Aperture f/3.6-4.8
Lens construction 13 elements in 10 groups (with ED glass element)
Digital zoom Maximum 4x (35mm format equivalent to approx. 700mm)
Focus range (from lens) Approx. 80 cm (2 ft. 7 in.) to infinity; Macro mode: approx. 7 cm (2.8 in.) to infinity (at wide-angle setting)
Vibration Reduction (VR) Lens-shift type + electronic type
Other blur-reduction functions Motion Detection (conventional type), BSS (Best Shot Selector)
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 80,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (pixel addition), 6400 (pixel addition), Auto (ISO 80 to 800), Fixed range auto (ISO 80 to 200, ISO 80 to 400)
LCD monitor 8.7 cm (3.5-in.), approx. 819k-dot, wide screen, organic LED monitor (Full Wide VGA) [Electrostatic-type touch panel], with Clear Color Display, anti-reflection coating, and brightness adjustment
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 79 MB), SD/SDHC memory card* * Not compatible with Multi Media Card (MMC)
Face-priority AF/ max. number of faces to be detected 12, Face priority, Face-priority AE, Face Zoom-in
Skin Softening During shooting/playback
Smile Timer Up to three smiling faces can be detected, can be switched on/off
Blink Proof Takes two sequential shots, can be switched on/off
Blink Warning Can be switched on/off
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix Automatically corrects red eye digitally, no pre-flashes
Subject Tracking* Auto lock-on not available; AF activation and Tracking Restart are available *Tracks a touched subject automatically
Scene modes 17 scene modes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Backlight, Panorama assist)
Scene Auto Selector 6 scene modes + Auto mode (Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Night landscape, Close-up, Backlight)
Movie HD 720p: 1280 x 720/30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/30 fps, QVGA: 320 x 240/30 fps
D-Lighting Yes
Color Options 4 Color Options (Vivid color, Black-and-white, Sepia, Cyanotype), Filter Effects menu option
Quick Retouch Yes
Slide show with music 1 internal music, 1 to 2 image effects
File-sorting functions Rating mode, Auto Sort mode, Favorite Pictures playback, List by date mode
USB charging With supplied charging AC Adapter: approx. 3 hour charging time. When camera is connected with powered on PC* via supplied USB cable: approx. 3 hour charging time. *Depends on power supply from PC
Interface/Direct print compatibility Hi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Supported languages 24 languages (products for Japan feature Japanese/English only)
Power sources Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (740 mAh), AC Adapter EH-62D (option)
Number of shots per charge (battery life)* Approx. 150 frames with EN-EL10 *Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries
Dimensions (width x height x depth) Approx. 98.8 x 62.6 x 16.5 mm/3.9 x 2.5 x 0.7 in. (excluding projections)
Weight* Approx. 133 g/4.7 oz. (including battery and SD memory card), approx. 116g/4.1 oz. (camera body only) *Based on CIPA Guidelines, DCG-005-2009