Nikon P7800 review

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Nikon P7800 review

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The P7800's maximum aperture of f/2.0 makes it a good option for shooting portraits.

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The camera's metering system has done a decent job of producing an accurate exposure, despite the high contrast in lighting.

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At its widest point, the Nikon P7800 offers an equivalent of 28mm, which is wide enough to capture some interesting wide-angle shots.

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The P7800 features a 7.1x optical zoom function. Here is an image shot at the widest point of 28mm (equivalent).

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Here we can see at the full 7.1x optical zoom (200mm equivalent): the image stabilisation system has done a good job of producing an image without any blur and plenty of detail.

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A digital zoom is also available, which does produce images with much more noise and image smoothing, but is a good option if you really need the extra reach. The digital zoom reaches a maximum of 800mm (equivalent).

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The P7800's macro mode allows you get extremely close to the subject to produce detailed macro shots. The f/2.0 maximum aperture also means you can get creative with shallow depth of field.

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Colours from the P7800 are bright and punchy without being overly vibrant. You can boost contrast if you prefer by altering the Custom Picture Control to Vivid.

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By shooting at mid-range apertures of f/8.0 (which is actually the narrowest the P7800 will shoot), we can assess the sharpness of the lens. Here we can see that detail is good for the majority of the image, although there is some loss of detail in the very corners of the edges of the frame.

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Fine detail is even resolved when shooting at the far end of the telephoto optic, such as here. At the furthest reach, the maximum aperture of the lens stops down to f/4.0.

Digital filters

The P7800 includes a number of digital filters which you can shoot in. Unfortunately, these can only be used when shooting in JPEG.

Filters are as follows:

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Creative Monochrome

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Painting

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Zoom Exposure

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Defocus during exposure

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Cross Process (blue)

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Cross Process (red)

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Cross Process (green)

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Cross Process (yellow)

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Soft

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Nostalgic Sepia

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High Key

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Low Key

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Tech Specs

Product TypeBridge Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution12.2 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
Product FamilyCoolpix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom7.1x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function, External Flash Shoe, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC, H.264
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)399 g
Image Sensor Size1/1.7" (7.60 mm x 5.70 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height77.5 mm
Width118.5 mm
Depth50.4 mm
Focal Length6 mm to 42.80 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelP7800
Product NameCoolpix P7800 Bridge Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number26427
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

For those who seek the best

A harmonious blend of design and technology with a single goal-to capture views of your life that are simply incredible. An outstanding 7.1x Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass lens matched to an extra-large backside illuminated CMOS image sensor, Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound, compatibility with optional accessories like Nikon Speedlights, Wi-Fi® and GPS adapters, plus as much (or as little) control as you want. For those who simply want the best, the COOLPIX P7800 delivers.