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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nikon Coolpix P80 (New Launch)

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.

Nikon Coolpix P80 is a point-and-shoot camera that has an 18X optical zoom lens that's a 35mm equivalent of 27-486mm. It integrates a 10.1 megapixel CCD image sensor with Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept. The P80 offers Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-priority Auto [S], Aperture-priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] modes, optical vibration reduction and up to 6400 ISO at lower resolutions. It boasts of a 2.7-inch LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating, wide viewing angle and 230,000 dots of high resolution.

The P80 also offers quick access to a selection of 15 different scene-optimized and movie modes including the ability to shoot pictures in both black and white and color simultaneously. The new graphical user interface has an enhanced pop-up design allowing for more precise menu navigation and interaction.

Nikon Coolpix P80 Spec:
  • 10.1 effective Megapixel CCD
  • F2.8-4.5, 18X optical zoom lens, equivalent to 27 - 486 mm (sounds like the same lens as on the Olympus SP-560 and Fuji FinePix S8100)
  • Optical image stabilization (which Nikon calls Vibration Reduction)
  • Most compact body in its class, according to Nikon
    2.7" LCD display with 230,000 pixels + electronic viewfinder
  • Full manual controls; ISO 3200 and 6400 available when resolution is 3M or less
  • Sport Continuous mode lets you take up to 30 shots in a row at 13 fps
  • All the usual Nikon features: redeye reduction, D-Lighting, and face detection
  • VGA movie mode with sound (or at least I think it's VGA)
  • 50MB onboard memory + SD/SDHC card slot
  • Uses EN-EL5 lithium-ion battery; 250 shots per charge
  • USB 2.0 High Speed support

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