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If you're looking for one of the best compact digital cameras, meet the outstanding COOLPIX P7800. Amaze yourself over and over again with breathtaking photos and Full HD 1080p videos—tack-sharp detail, rich, vibrant colors, beautifully blurred backgrounds, dramatic lighting, soft, natural skin tones and so much more. Its superb 7.1x Zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens gives you both wide-angle and telephoto capabilities and is engineered to match its extra-large 1/1.7" CMOS sensor. With an Auto Mode you can rely on, 19 Scene Modes for getting the most out of every shooting situation, creative in-camera Image Effects, complete PSAM control, RAW shooting, optional Wi-Fi® connectivity and more, the COOLPIX P7800 will go as far as you want to go. For those who never settle for second best, COOLPIX P7800 delivers.
VR image stabilization
ISO 3200
CMOS
Clear Color Display
Smart Portrait System
Scene Auto Selector
Target Finding AF
Subject Tracking
Full HD
Landscape photo of a mountain range and its reflection

World-class optics

7.1x Zoom plus fast f/2 max aperture lens yields incredible results

Every COOLPIX camera is built around a genuine NIKKOR glass lens, the lens in the COOLPIX P7800 is no exception. It has an f/2 maximum aperture—pros call it a "fast" lens, you'll call it incredible. Create photos and videos with tack sharp subjects against beautifully blurred backgrounds, and shoot without a flash in situations you wouldn't think possible. It has a 7.1x wide-angle to telephoto zoom range—capture 180°/360° panoramas as easily as detailed close-ups. You even can get as close as 0.8-inches from your subject for exciting macro shots. And with lens-shift Vibration Reduction (VR), you never have to worry about a little camera shake ruining a shot.
Silhouette photo of a man with a surfboard standing on the jetties

Superior low-light performance

High-performance CMOS image sensor lets you shoot without a flash

Imagine being able to shoot without a flash at weddings, concerts, parties—anywhere your flash normally fires. You won't have to interrupt a moment to capture it, and your photos and HD videos will look more natural and true to your memory. The COOLPIX P7800 performs so well in low light situations that, in most cases, using the flash is optional. Of course, when the lighting is extremely poor and you need a flash, it'll be there.
Composite photo of the COOLPIX P7800's Vari-angle LCD and the photo of the surfer in silhouette

Precise high resolution monitors

Dual Viewing systems—Vari-angle display and Electronic Eye-Level viewfinder

Shooting conditions vary, so the COOLPIX P7800 has two viewing systems: a large 3-inch  921,000-dot Vari-angle display that swings and swivels to provide easy viewing from almost any position, plus an electronic Eye-Level viewfinder for D-SLR-style shooting. Find exciting new perspectives by swiveling out the Vari-angle display and moving the camera around—raise it overhead or move it to ground-level for suprirsing new views. When conditions require, use the bright 921,000-dot Electronic Eye-Level viewfinder and frame exactly the shot you want.
Close up photo of a flower with water droplets on each petal

Master the camera in no time

Simple, convenient operation for stress-free shooting

The COOLPIX P7800 is so easy to use, anyone can take great photos and videos with it. Just turn the camera on, point, shoot and marvel at the results. For maximum point-and-shoot convenience, select Scene Auto Selector. It automatically optimizes the camera settings for each shot, so you'll be free to enjoy the moment while you capture it.
Low light photo of a seascape with the Full HD video icon

Record superior videos

Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound for dazzling moving moments

If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX P7800 delivers. Full HD 1080p means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then connect to an HDTV and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.
Black and White photo of a surfer at a rocky shoreline with his surfboard

Take control of your vision

When you want to take control of exposure, the COOLPIX P7800 is ready. Select from PSAM exposure modes and the creative options will seem endless.
Photo of a surfer standing on a rock overlooking the water

Record uncompressed (RAW) files

For those who want to record the pure, unmodified versions of their photos, the COOLPIX P7800 can record in RAW (NRW) mode.
Photo of food on a yellow plate

Share to your smartphone or tablet

Connect the optional WU-1a Wireless Adapter and wirelessly transfer photos to your compatible smartphone, tablet or any compatible Wi-Fi enabled device, control the COOLPIX P7800 and more.
Low light photo of a woman taken at night, using flash

Expand your capabilities and creativity

The COOLPIX P7800 includes a full-size accessory shoe that's compatible with many exciting Nikon accessories. Take control of light with an external flash, or record ultra-high fidelity sound with an external stereo mic. Fire the camera remotely with a wireless remote control, or geotag your shots with a GPS module. You can really build a creative system around the COOLPIX P7800.

± WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera's Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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**These images were shot with a Nikon COOLPIX camera that provides equivalent image quality.

COOLPIX P7800 4.4 5 9 9
Not flawless but very, very good. Image quality, ease of shooting, and collection of features should please most owners. The viewfinder is good with or without glasses (even for myself at -4.0 diopter). It's linear, plenty large, and sharp enough for careful manual focusing and routine use. Some fault the viewfinder's weak colors, but a viewfinder is for composing, not viewing. The lens and image quality according to reviews are mainly why I selected this model. They both exceed my expectations. The only flaw is the image gets shifted while zooming out, but this should only matter if you plan to shoot videos on a tripod, probably not noticeable when hand held. The dedicated quick +/- exposure wheel is great for challenging lighting, such as people on a stage dark backgrounds. The camera Is excellent for technical, such as tight-fitting macro work or copying on a stand, thanks to its lens distortion correction and articulated screen. Construction seems very solid. There are better cameras for sports, but for controlled stills and general snapshots, it does everything I need. I would give 4 stars based on the zoom problem, but that would be a bit misleading for a minor problem given how well it performs overall. April 26, 2014
My secret to great images! This is my secret weapon when Im traveling and can't carry a DSLR. Its great when I am doing any kind of sports like skiing or horseback riding and perfect for vacations. The quality and ease of use is amazing. Whether you are telling a story about your family, a vacation you took, or its about an important event, a wedding or you are a professional photographer like me its all about story telling. GREAT technology does not get in the way of storytelling. thats what nikon does. I highly recommend this camera. February 25, 2014
Great camera when you don't want to carry kit Agree with pretty much everything said here already. Exceptional images from small sensor. Must have EVF would not own a camera without a viewfinder. Solid build, fits hand well. Fast lens with good range and image stabilization. Plenty of controls allow you to easily control all aspects of the process, or simply go program and let the camera do all the work for you. Rotating screen makes it easy to get low and high angles. Great all round camera that has become my carry around choice. January 15, 2014
Love the camera! It meets all my needs and then some! Great image quality. I want to echo the sentiments of the folks already who have indicated that the camera is a gem. The macro image quality is great. It even has bokeh in such a tiny image format, so portraits and such are nice. Will eventually add a small flash to augment the one on the camera. December 13, 2013
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 [135] 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 Cheers December 6, 2013
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Will Nikon improves display quality of EVF by firmware update in the near future
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Nikon cannot speculate about future firmware updates until official information is announced on our web site: www.nikonusa.com.
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Refer to page 51 of the camera manual, the illustrations of icons shown in various shooting modes.
Are all of these icons shown in the electronic viewfinder?

If all icons are not shown in the viewfinder, are shutter speed, aperture and EV scale shown in Manual mode?
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When using the electric viewfinder all the icons will appear in the view finder when in manual.
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When using any of the Nikon Speedlights on the COOLPIX P7800, the high sync speed would be 1/4000 which is as high as the camera's shutter speed goes.
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No,has to be charged with the supplied charger
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can i change the lens in the p7800 ?

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No, it is a fixed lens camera.
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.8 inch minimum focus distance- copy 35mm slide?

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Can the lens be used to copy 35mm film images, and would it be using nearly all of the sensor area to do so?
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Write speed faster than P7700?

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One of my biggest complaints with my P7700 is the time it takes to write a RAW file, 2 to 3 seconds on a super fast SD card. When snapping 6 continuous pics it's a 10-12 second delay. Has this been improved in the P7800?
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