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Nikon Coolpix S80


$329.00 Released September, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:3.5" high resolution OLED touchscreen display (819k dots). Records video in 720p high definition with stereo sound. HDMI output for direct playback of recorded video and images on compatible HDTVs and displays.

The Cons:No physical playback button - camera must be opened / turned on to view your images. No physical controls, everything is controlled via the touchscreen display - a poor choice for the pre-iPhone generation user. Short 35-175mm (5x) zoom lens, also somewhat slow at f/3.6-4.8.

The Nikon Coolpix S80 is a mid-cost 14.1 megapixel compact digital camera. Nikon promotes the Coolpix S80 as having a user-friendly interface. It operates on touch controls, offering smooth orientation for either vertical or horizontal orientation.

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The S80 is equipped with in-camera filter effects such as fisheye, miniature and soft filter, so that you can add the artistic touch to your images. This camera has the ability to record 720p HD movies (1280 x 720, 30 fps) with full stereo sound. The OLED display screen of this camera is 3.5", and has a resolution of 819 megapixels. The HDMI connectivity of the S80 allows you to view your pictures and video on your HD TV. There are color options available for the Nikon Coolpix S80 compact digital camera.

Features

  • Color options
  • 3.5" OLED screen (819Mpx)
  • 180 degree wide viewing angle
  • Touchscreen controls
  • 14.1 megapixel resolution
  • In-camera filter effects (such as fisheye, miniature and soft filter)
  • 720p HD movie recording (1280x720, 30fps)
  • HDMI connectivity
  • 5x zoom NIKKOR lens
  • Five advanced VR image stabilizing features
  • Smart Portrait System
  • Easy Auto Mode
  • USB charging via AC adapter or PC
  • ISO: 80-6400
  • High-speed USB interface
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (150 shots per charge)
  • Dimensions: 3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7"
  • Weight: 4.7oz.

Color Options

  • Red
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Black
  • Silver

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    3.5" high resolution OLED touchscreen display (819k dots)

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    records video in 720p high definition with stereo sound

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    HDMI output for direct playback of recorded video and images on compatible HDTVs and displays

  • 1

    sensor shift vibration reduction (optical image stabilization)

  • 1

    available in 6 different colours

  • 1

    sliding lens cover - acts as a power switch, protects the lens, flash and AF assist lamp when the camera is not in use

  • 1

    good build quality

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    cool 'Touch Shutter' shooting ability - allows the user to touch a point on the live display to have the camera focus and take a quick snap

  • 1

    records to affordable, easy to find and capacious SD / SDHC / SDXC flash storage cards

Cons
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    no physical playback button - camera must be opened / turned on to view your images

  • 1

    no physical controls, everything is controlled via the touchscreen display - a poor choice for the pre-iPhone generation user

  • 1

    short 35-175mm (5x) zoom lens, also somewhat slow at f/3.6-4.8

  • 1

    display is fully exposed and used for control - gets marked up with fingerprints, and is prone to scratches

  • 1

    poor battery life - only about 150 shots per charge

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