Digital Compact Camera Nikon COOLPIX P80

April 10, 2008

Packing photographic performance, intuitive operation and advanced functions into the world's most compact*1 18x optical zoom camera

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX P80, a new high-performance model tooled to satisfy camera enthusiasts. Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX P80 offers extended reach and advanced shooting functions for satisfying performance in a wide variety of shooting scenes.

Outstanding imaging ability begins with 10.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution and a new digital image processing engine that faithfully reproduces fine details and subtle tones, delivers quick response, and maintains image quality and clarity when taking advantage of extended light sensitivity settings as high as ISO 6400*2. To this it adds the clarity, precision and broad range of an 18x Zoom-NIKKOR lens that covers focal lengths from 27-486mm (35mm format equivalent). Image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization rounds out the set by adding extra reassurance that the results will be sharper and clearer.

The COOLPIX P80 is a versatile photographic tool that is ready to handle a wide variety of shooting styles. Features include a well-proportioned and highly functional body design with a rubberized grip and a thumb rest for added stability. The black leather-tone finish for both the body and lens pays tribute to the COOLPIX P80's roots as a quality Nikon camera.

Logically placed controls are designed to simplify and streamline camera operation. Dedicated Command and Mode dials can be operated using one hand, providing easy access to shooting controls and exposure mode settings, including four advanced exposure modes that offer photographers of any skill greater shooting control. And with new Sport Continuous Mode, users can shoot as many as 30 consecutive pictures at 13 fps*3.

A new electronic viewfinder enables accurate composition while providing important information under all lighting conditions.

  • *1Among competing models equipped with 18x zoom as of April 10, 2008 (according to research conducted by NIKON CORPORATION).
  • *2ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
  • *3Feature available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
  • Note:Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.

Nikon COOLPIX P80 Feature Highlights

Exposure modes that offer greater shooting control

Four exposure modes accessed via the Mode dial provide greater control over camera operation. Programmed Auto [P] mode automatically selects shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure. Shutter-priority Auto [S] lets the user select shutter speed while the camera sets the optimal aperture. Aperture-priority Auto [A] offers 10-step manual control over the aperture setting to let the user decide depth of field. And Manual [M] exposure mode provides full control over both the shutter speed and aperture settings.

VR image stabilization for sharper results

Compensating for the effects of camera shake to realize sharper results and contribute to a more reassuring shooting experience, image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization frees you to enjoy capturing special moments without worrying about slight hand movements. This is particularly helpful when taking advantage of the 18x zoom lens' super-telephoto focal lengths, or when shooting in lower lighting conditions.

ISO 6400 capability provides extended shooting range

Light sensitivity range up to ISO 6400* with manual control, along with auto control (ISO 64-800) and High ISO (ISO 64-1600) settings, creates new opportunities to take sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions, or to capture fast-moving subjects with outstanding clarity. Fixed range auto is also available, allowing you to limit sensitivity from ISO 64 to 100, 200 or 400.

  • *ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

Sport Continuous Mode

High-speed continuous shooting settings help keep you ahead of most any action scene you wish to shoot. The COOLPIX P80 can shoot as many as 30 consecutive pictures* at 13 fps in Sport Continuous Mode. In addition, you can choose to shoot at 6 fps or at 4 fps.

  • *Feature available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

Large 2.7-inch LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder

In addition to its high quality 2.7-inch LCD monitor with anti-reflection, 230k-dots of high resolution and wide viewing angle, the P80 features the versatility of an electronic viewfinder that offers greater compositional freedom and accuracy under all lighting conditions.

Nikon COOLPIX P80 Other Features

  • Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations

    – Improved Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting

  • 15 handy scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
  • Optimize image (including monochrome filter effect)
  • Distortion control corrects for barrel distortion
  • Macro shooting from as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.)
  • Five movie modes with sound, plus time-lapse movie mode
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • SDHC card compatibility
  • Approx. 50 MB of internal memory
  • USB connectivity

Nikon COOLPIX P80 Specifications

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Effective pixels 10.1 million
Image sensor 1/2.33-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 10.70 million
Lens 18x Zoom-NIKKOR; 4.7-84.2mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 27-486mm); f/2.8-4.5; 14 elements in 5 groups 11 groups ("5 groups" was corrected to "11 groups" as of April 14, 2008); Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 1944mm)
Focus range (from lens) 40cm (1 ft. 4 in.) to infinity (∞); Macro close-up mode: 1cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (∞)
Monitor 2.7-in., 230k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Electronic Viewfinder 0.24-in., approx. 230k-dot
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 50 MB), SD memory cards
Image size (pixels) 3648 x 2736 (10M), 3264 x 2448 (8M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1600 x 1200 (2M), 1280 x 960 (1M), 1024 x 768 (PC), 640 x 480 (TV), 3648 x 2432 (3:2), 3584 x 2016 (16:9), 2736 x 2736 (1:1)
Vibration Reduction (VR) Image sensor shift VR
ISO sensitivity ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200*1, 6400*1, Auto (auto gain ISO 64-800), High-Sensitivity mode (ISO 64-1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 64-100, 200, 400)
Interface USB
Power sources Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62A (optional)
Battery life Approx. 250 shots with EN-EL5 battery
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 110 x 79 x 78 mm (4.3 x 3.1 x 3.1 in.) excluding projections
Weight Approx. 365 g (12.9 oz.) without battery and SD memory card
Supplied accessories*2 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL5, Battery Charger MH-61, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP18, Lens Cap LC-CP18, Software Suite CD-ROM
Optional accessories AC Adapter EH-62A
  • *1ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
  • *2Supplied accessories may differ by country or area

System Requirements

OS Macintosh: Mac OS X version 10.3.9, 10.4.x
Windows: Windows Vista (32bit), Windows XP Home Edition/Professional pre-installed models
Note CD-ROM drive required for installation. Only built-in USB ports are supported.
  • *Microsoft®, Windows® and Windows Vista™ are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh®, Mac® OS and QuickTime® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The SDHC logo is a trademark. PictBridge is a trademark. D-Lighting technology is provided by Apical Limited. The FotoNation logo is a trademark. Products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • *Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. April 2008

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.