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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Standard size 118x77x50 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

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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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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
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 Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Size Significantly smaller 118x77x50 mm vs 132x103x77 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 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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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 399 g vs 668 g
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More than 40% lighter
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P7800's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Thickness Thinner 2" vs 3"
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More than 30% thinner
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price Cheaper $546.94 vs $975.00
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The best price we've seen is $428 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 8.5x larger sensor
Overall image quality Better image quality 61.0 vs 54.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
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 Common Weaknesses
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              P7800:Digital
              D80:Pentaprism
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              P7800:200 ISO
              D80:524 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              P7800:54.0
              D80:61.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix P7800 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              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 G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $528 - $549

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $619

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $449

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Nikon D80 Competitors

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              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $689 - $929 body only

              $850 - $940 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

              $278 body only

              $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 body only

              $1,320 - $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $352 - $415 body only

              $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $749 body only

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

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