Nikon UK are pleased to announce the introduction of the Coolpix P80, a new high-performance compact camera model designed for photography 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 advanced features for advanced performance.
The new model offers outstanding imaging quality with 10.1Mp of sharp resolution and a new digital image processing engine that faithfully reproduces fine details and subtle tones. The Coolpix P80 also delivers a quick response, as well as maintaining image quality and clarity when taking advantage of extended light sensitivity settings as high as ISO6400. In addition, this model also benefits from the clarity, precision and broad range of an 18x Zoom-Nikkor lens that covers focal lengths from 27-486mm (35mm format equivalent). Sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation adds extra reassurance for sharper, clearer images.
The Coolpix P80 is a versatile photographic tool that is able to handle a wide variety of shooting styles. Features include a well-proportioned and highly functional body design with a rubberised grip and a thumb rest for added stability. The black leather-tone finish pays tribute to the Coolpix P80’s roots as a quality Nikon camera.
Intuitively 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 f/p/s.
A new electronic viewfinder enables accurate composition while providing important information under all lighting conditions.
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 stabilisation for sharper results
Compensating for the effects of camera shake to realise sharper results image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilisation allows users to capture 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.
ISO6400 capability provides extended shooting range
Light sensitivity range up to ISO6400 with manual control, along with auto control (ISO64-800) and High ISO (ISO64-1600) 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 ISO64 to 100, 200 or 400.
Sport continuous mode
High-speed continuous shooting settings help keep users capture action scenes, shooting up to 30 consecutive pictures* at 13 f/p/s in Sport Continuous Mode. In addition, you can choose to shoot at 6 f/p/s or at 4 f/p/s.
Large 2.7in LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder
In addition to its high quality 2.7in 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.
The Nikon Coolpix P80 will be available from 25th April 2008 at a RRP of £299.99. For more information please visit the Nikon website.