As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix P80 is also often compared to waterproofs, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and pro digicams. The Nikon Coolpix P80's top rivals come from GoPro (such as the HD Hero 2) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L100 and the Coolpix S7000)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P80 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a significantly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 420 shots) and is older (april 2008 vs march 2012).

Nikon Coolpix L100

Nikon Coolpix L100
9 months newer
$399

Significant advantages of the L100 (vs the P80)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the L100 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L100 and P80

  • Very small: Standard size (110×72×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)
  • Very light: 360 g vs 405 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
1 year newer
$489

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the P80)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the P100 and P80

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 405 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
3 years newer
$270

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the P80)

  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 250 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the P80)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L310 and P80

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)
  • Very light: 435 g vs 405 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Pentax X90

Pentax X90
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the X90 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X90 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the X90 and P80

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (112×81×99 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)
  • Very light: 428 g vs 405 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
5 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm
  • More zoom: 64.6x vs 18x
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)
  • Thicker: 4.8" vs 3.1"

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and P80

  • Light weight: 628 g vs 405 g

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm
  • Significantly longer battery life: 320 shots vs 250 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the P80)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S4800 and P80

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 518 g vs 405 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P80 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and slightly longer exposures (8 seconds vs 1/3245 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 8 mm), is much larger (prosumer size (110×79×78 mm) vs compact (98×58×34 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks and external mic jack and is older (april 2008 vs october 2011).

GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the P80)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the HD Hero 2 and P80

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P80 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs none), has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes much higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 6 MP) and is newer (april 2008 vs august 2006).

However, on average it has much more startup delay (3600 ms vs 400 ms), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.7x15.5mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), has much more shutter lag (546 ms vs 160 ms) and has a slightly shorter battery life (250 shots vs 500 shots).

Nikon D80

Nikon D80
1 year older
$266 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the P80)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D80 (vs the P80)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much larger: Professional size (132×103×77 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)

common strengths of the D80 and P80

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
similar age

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the P80)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the P80)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and P80

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)

Nikon D50

Nikon D50
3 years older
$1,342 (body only)
$2,058 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D50 (vs the P80)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the D50 (vs the P80)

  • Much lower true resolution: 6 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the D50 and P80

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P80 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a significantly longer battery life (250 shots vs 180 shots) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (110×79×78 mm) vs compact (99×60×27 mm)) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
6 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the P80)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.1"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the P80)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 250 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S7000 and P80

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Nikon P80 has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 14.6 MP), has a much shorter battery life (250 shots vs 1000 shots) and is older (april 2008 vs september 2008).

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the P6000 (vs the P80)

  • Has a GPS
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P6000 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the P6000 and P80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
5 months newer
$790

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the P80)

  • Much longer battery life: 1000 shots vs 250 shots
  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the P80)

  • None found

common strengths of the G10 and P80

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital