Nikon Coolpix P7800

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Nikon Coolpix P7800

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Nikon D80

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Nikon D80

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P7800

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Really small
Size
Standard size 118x77x50 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

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
 

differences

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
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
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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
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
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
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              P7800:Digital
              D80:Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              P7800:200 ISO
              D80:524 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              P7800:11.7 EV
              D80:11.2 EV
              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

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              No significant shared competitors found.

              Nikon Coolpix P7800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              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
              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Nikon Coolpix P7700

              Pro digicam

              $442

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

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              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

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $929 body only

              $900 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              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

              $892 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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