Love this lil gem
Perfect camera when you don't want to carry around heavy professional gear!
Great for portraits- Love the zoom (equivalent to that of 28-200 mm lens in 35mm  format at 2.0 aperture) so basically you get the effect of a larger dslr when you zoom in and shoot headshots- the background blurs beautifully
Image Quality- The color, sharpness, and vibrance is spot on and you can shoot both RAW and JPEG
Full HD 1080p Video- awesome
Variety of Effects/Settings- Its easy to make great pictures using the auto modes such as backlight, closeup, panoramic, night landscape, sports, portrait and many more. And for photographers like me, it also has completely manual settings
A Viewfinder AND a Screen- I love that is has both an electronic viewfinder for bright sunlight situations as well as a flip screen for those of you used to using iPhones. But trust me, the quality that comes out of this thing is 1000 times better than the iPhone
Built in Flash- Great party camera to grab those snapshots at events
The Monochromatic black and white- for when you want to get artsy, love this auto black and white setting
December 6, 2013
Excellent compact digital camera!
I bought the Coolpix P7800 about a month ago. As a professional photographer I am very impressed by the versatility and excellent quality of this digital camera. I love the ease of operation when you use the auto features and very user friendly in the full manual mode. The menu is also easy to use. Having a view finder comes in handy in bright sunlight. The onboard popup flash is another feature that helps to illuminate subjects in low light situations. This digital camera also has a f2.0 lens 28mm to 200mm. Another great compact and powerful Nikon camera. You can also take 1080p digital movies. For a professional photographer it is a great camera to carry with you when you don't want to carry all your professional equipment. For the avid photographer you will love this new Coolpix P7800.
November 14, 2013
A fine photographic instrument
My first Nikon camera was a Nikkormat FT2, in 1977. The P7800 is my latest, and now only camera. Why I choose to carry the P7800 alone, is that it is a fine photographic instrument, yet easily carried everywhere. Its finest points in my experience are its excellent 28-200 equivalent lens, intuitive buttons and dials for manual interventions, fully articulating LCD, and the latest development of an EVF. Its sensor and processor produce images rivaling those from my digital SLR cameras, only a few years ago. Its full HD movies are of high quality for its class. My rating would have been five stars if the P7800 were capable of faster raw write times. It is the only liability that at times holds my shooting back. Still, I can highly recommend it.
January 13, 2015
Considering its price, Nikon P7800 is great in everything. It is an all round good camera. But display quality of EVF is not satisfactory.
July 31, 2014
Could be a perfect camera, but...
I've been waiting for the entire digital camera age ( post 2001 ) for Nikon to come out with a good fast full-featured compact camera for street shooting and photojournalism. I honestly believed the P7800 was that camera , so I bought one about a year ago and have shot about 14,000 frames with it.
This camera is S-L-O-W to shoot. Like many other compacts, it has way too much lag between the instant the photographer wants to capture the scene, and the camera finally gets around to doing so. I've always been a sharpshooter and capable of grabbing fleeting expressions and micro-moments with cameras. I began my 45 year photo journalism career with a Nikon SP rangefinder film camera ( Nikon's Leica M competitor). The Coolpix 7800 is a descendant of that camera , or rather COULD BE if Nikon would get their collective engineering fecal mater together , and resolve a couple of issues once and for all. SPEED THE CAMERA UP, and clean up the wretched Menu selection process. Te Menus are a gauntlet. I've lost so many shots because I was messing with menus when I should've been shooting. But I lost a lot more trying to do sports, action , and instantaneous pics with a camera that balks. The really exasperating this is the P7800 has the fundamentals to be a perfect camera, but Nikon designed away the joy and functionality
November 17, 2014
Great Camera with an unusable RAW format
This is the best of this series by a long shot, very crisp accurate color and instinctive to use. For some reason, some genious at Nikon decided that the NEF (RAW) format wasn't good enough and supplies this camera with a new RAW format , NRW. I'm sure it's very good but I don't have a program that will run this format, including the very latest Photoshop CC. "Why would they do that", I asked Nikon. and they responded that at some point, a third party supplier will come up with something. Seriously, I have the email. It's a great camera, but it does not have a usable RAW format!
December 2, 2013