This review is devoted to Coolpix P7800 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Nov 25, 2013. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
This is an upgraded model that Nikon released to replace their older product .
In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #306 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 42/100 and it takes a rank of #700 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix P7800 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Nikon Coolpix P7800. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.
Nikon Coolpix P7800 has the following external dimensions 119 x 119 x 50 mm (46.85 x 30.71 x 19.69″) with the weight of 399 g.
The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Nikon Coolpix P7800, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Nikon Coolpix P7800 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 50mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix P7800 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Nikon Coolpix P7800 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Nikon Coolpix P7800 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix P7800 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix P7800 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Nikon Coolpix P7800 boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
The base of Nikon Coolpix P7800 has the following ISO range 80 - 1600 and it also comes with a possibility of extending this indicator to 6400.
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
Nikon Coolpix P7800 features a 12.0 MP 1/1.7" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
DxOMark gives us a possibility to make a clear and scientific assessment of the quality of camera sensors’ image. Nikon Coolpix P7800, in its turn, features a sensor that was already studied and assessed by DxO Mark. After a complete evaluation, this type of sensor has received a score of 54 for the image quality. If you are looking to see how DxO Mark has tested and evaluated the Nikon Coolpix P7800’s sensor.
Nikon Coolpix P7800 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/1.7" sensor featured in Nikon Coolpix P7800 with other standard sensor sizes.
Nikon Coolpix P7800 is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 921k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.
The Nikon Coolpix P7800’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 100 and a resolution of 921k dots.
100% ensures that the resulting photo will capture the exact scene you could see in the viewfinder while shooting. Such coverage indicator also means that the framing of your shot will be more accurate, so there won’t be need for further cropping.
Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix P7800 are its 8.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Besides, Coolpix P7800 comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.
Coolpix P7800 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.
In addition, Coolpix P7800 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.
As for the video quality characteristics of Nikon Coolpix P7800, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Nikon Coolpix P7800 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.
Nikon Coolpix P7800 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
In addition, Nikon Coolpix P7800 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.
You can connect Coolpix P7800 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Nikon Coolpix P7800 provides a shooting life of 350, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 241 shots.
Compared to all models in the Small Sensor Compact category, Nikon Coolpix P7800 offers the highest battery life that reaches 350 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix P7800’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix P7800’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix P7800 to the average Compact camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P7800 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 20. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P7800 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P7800 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 93. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P7800 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P7800 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 86. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P7800 can be called a 86 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P7800 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 71. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P7800 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P7800 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 65. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P7800 can be called a 65 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Nov 25, 2013|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||5|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated|
|Screen Resolution||921k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||921k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||60 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||8.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|DxO Sensor Scores|
|DxO Sensor Scores||54|
|DxO Color Depth||21.2|
|DxO Dynamic Range||11.7|
|DxO Low Light ISO||200|
|Sensor Dimensions||7.44 x 5.58 mm|
|Sensor Area||41.52 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||12.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Max Native ISO||1,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||6,400|
|Min Native ISO||80|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||99|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (25p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p); high-speed: 1920 x 1080 (15 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Physical Dimensions||119 x 78 x 50 mm|
|Battery Life||350 shots|
|Battery Type||350 shots|