Nikon Coolpix P7800 vs Nikon D80

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Nikon Coolpix P7800

60

Nikon D80

30

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
1.50x
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
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Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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Advantages of the Nikon P7800

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Size
Significantly smaller
119×78×50 mm vs 132×103×77 mm
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2.3x smaller
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Viewfinder size
Significantly larger viewfinder
1.50x vs 0.62x
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Around 6x larger viewfinder
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.7 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1 f-stops more dynamic range
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight
Lighter
399 g vs 668 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
2" vs 3"
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More than 30% thinner
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price
Cheaper
$499.95 vs $1,599.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,099 cheaper (3.2x less)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P7800's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon D80

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 21.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Better image quality
61.0 vs 54.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
524 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The D80 has excellent image quality: 1.4 f-stops higher ISO than the P7800
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              P7800Digital
              D80Pentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              P780011.7 EV
              D8011.2 EV
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              P7800200 ISO
              D80524 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              P780054.0
              D8061.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix P7800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $484 - $649

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Nikon Coolpix P610

              Super zoom

              $374 - $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $411 - $600

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Nikon D80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $755 with 18-105mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $897 body only

              $948 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

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