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Nikon COOLPIX P7800 Digital Camera

BH #NICPP7800B • MFR #26427
Nikon COOLPIX P7800 Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 12.2MP 1/1.7" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED C2 Image Processor
  • NIKKOR ED 7.1x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 28-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
The Nikon COOLPIX P7800 Digital Camera is an advanced compact point-and-shoot featuring a 12.2 megapixel 1/1.7" backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and EXPEED C2 image processor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video recording at either 25 or 30 fps. The backside-illuminated sensor design enables impressive low-light performance, with a maximum native sensitivity of ISO 1600, for enhanced low-light shooting with reduced noise. The image processor contributes to producing a maximum full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 8 fps and also supports RAW shooting in the NRW format for greater post-production control over imagery.
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Nikon P7800 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 212.2MP BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED C2 Image Processor
  • 3Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens
  • 4Camera Design
  • 5Full HD Movie Recording
  • 6Other Camera Features

The Nikon COOLPIX P7800 Digital Camera is an advanced compact point-and-shoot featuring a 12.2 megapixel 1/1.7" backside-illuminated CMOS sensor and EXPEED C2 image processor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video recording at either 25 or 30 fps. The backside-illuminated sensor design enables impressive low-light performance, with a maximum native sensitivity of ISO 1600, for enhanced low-light shooting with reduced noise. The image processor contributes to producing a maximum full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 8 fps and also supports RAW shooting in the NRW format for greater post-production control over imagery.

The built-in 7.1x optical Zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-200mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. An f/2-4 maximum aperture benefits working in dim conditions and for greater control over selective focus. Also benefitting control over focus, and how movement is depicted, a built-in 3-stop neutral density filter can be utilized to provide enhanced control over exposure settings. Lens-shift type VR image stabilization is incorporated into the camera, too, to help minimize the appearance of camera shake in order to produce sharper imagery when working with greater zoom magnifications and in difficult lighting conditions.

For live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation, both a rear LCD monitor and electronic viewfinder are available for bright, clear viewing. The EVF features a 921k-dot resolution and is especially beneficial for accurate monitoring in bright conditions while the 3.0" 921k-dot vari-angle LCD features a tilting design to better support working from both high and low angles. A hot shoe and dedicated accessory port are both integrated into the P7800's design to facilitate the use of a wide range of accessories, including external Speedlights, the GP-1A GPS Unit, or the WU-1a Wireless Adapter. Additionally, the magnesium alloy covered body employs a highly intuitive, DSLR-like interface design for greater handling capabilities in regard to efficient camera control.

12.2MP BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED C2 Image Processor

A 12.2 megapixel back side illuminated 1/1.7" CMOS sensor and EXPEED C2 image processor work together to deliver high-resolution still imagery and full HD 1080p video with notable low-light quality and a native sensitivity range of ISO 80-1600, which is further expandable to ISO 6400. The processor also affords a fast full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 8 fps for up to six consecutive frames.

Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens

The built-in 7.1x optical Zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-200mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of conditions. Two extra-low dispersion elements are integrated into the optical design to reduce chromatic aberrations and improve clarity, sharpness, and contrast and the f/2-4 maximum aperture, and 7-blade rounded diaphragm, benefits working in low-light conditions as well as providing greater control over the plane of focus at both ends of the zoom range. Lens-shift type VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization works to minimize the appearance of camera shake, which further enhances image sharpness when working in dim conditions or with greater zoom magnifications. Additionally, an internal 0.9 (3 stop) neutral density filter allows for greater control over movement and focus within the image.

Camera Design

Within the compact form-factor of the P7800 is both a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and large LCD monitor. The 921k-dot EVF provides a bright, clear means, with 100% frame coverage, for eye-level finding that is ideally suited to use in difficult lighting conditions. Equally adept for critical viewing, the 3.0" 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor can swivel up to 180° to the side and tilt 270° forward/backward to benefit working from both high and low angles. It also utilizes an RGBW design to improve overall brightness to better support its use in daylight conditions.

The intuitive design also integrates a range of physical controls to mimic the handling capabilities of a DSLR. A manual exposure compensation dial, quick menu button, and variety of function buttons enable more efficient control over the most oft-used camera settings. A hot shoe is also incorporated into the design for utilizing external flashes or, alternatively, a built-in pop-up flash is available and can be used as a commander within the Nikon Creative Lighting System for control over external, off-camera Speedlights. An accessory terminal can be used to connect a variety of different accessories, including the WU-1a Wireless Adapter as well as the GP-1A GPS Unit or ML-L3 Remote Control. A magnesium alloy body cover enhances the durability of the camera and the lens features a threaded 40.5mm filter ring diameter to accept the use of additional screw-in type filters.

Full HD Movie Recording

Full HD 1080p video recording is supported in both 25 and 30 fps frame rates with both manual and aperture-priority exposure control capabilities. The built-in ND filter greatly benefits exposure control when recording movies and the dedicated movie button allows for instant switching between still and video modes. A built-in stereo microphone can be used to record sound or, alternatively, an external microphone jack is integrated into the design to support usage of an optional mic for higher quality sound with recordings. Voice memos can be recorded, too, in addition to the sound with movies for dictating notes during shooting. AV stereo, USB, and HDMI ports are all available to support a range of methods for sharing video files.

Other Camera Features

  • Full manual exposure control is possible, in Programmed Auto, Shutter Speed Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual modes, for refined control over how both stills and movies look.
  • RAW file recording produces uncompressed NRW files that enable greater editing control in regard to exposure and color during post-production.
  • Scene Auto Selector intelligently determines the type of scene you are photographing in and automatically adjusts the exposure settings to help in accurately depicting the situation at hand.
  • In-camera image editing modes are available to help creatively enhance the look of imagery after shooting: Black Border, Copy, Crop, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, NRW (Raw) Processing, Quick retouch, Red eye reduction, Skin softening, Small Picture, Straighten
  • Language support: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
  • Nikon P7800 Specs

    Imaging
    Sensor ResolutionActual: 12.76 Megapixel
    Effective: 12.2 Megapixel
    Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Exposure Control
    White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
    Video
    Viewfinder Coverage100%
    Flash
    Flash ModesManual, TTL Auto
    External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
    Physical
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight2.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7 x 6.5 x 5"
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    why they discontinued this camera?
    Asked by: Sherwin Edward
    Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for point and shoot cameras to only stay on the market for a short time. That being said, I dont know any specific reasons why the P7800 would have been discontinued.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-24

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    Tell me about the viewfinder.. B&H told me this has a viewfinder to look through, unlike its little brother P7700, which only has the LCD monitor. The viewfinder is the only reason I will consider purchasing this model, as I already have the P7700?????
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I have used a Nikon P7800, for a one year and I love it, but there's some problems. Firts the viewfinder isn't very well. Its resolution is not good. It is usable, but its resolution is poor and its image is not like the LCD. Other problem is about the speed. Iif I were to buy a compact camera on again certainly not buy a P7800. There are other much better cameras on the market today. The only thing that the P7800 has that no other compact camera has a zoom lens is 28-200mm.
    Answered by: Haroldo A.
    Date published: 2018-08-24

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    Does the Quick menu button also include in the Nikon p7800 the following Standard, Neutral and so forth entries, Custom Picture Control and the BKT Bracketing entries and how are they accessed IT only shows Qual, ISO and WB at the Quick Menu button?
    Asked by: Morton L.
    You must have the camera in A, S, P or M mode to access the quick menu (Qual, ISO, WB ) then you will be able to make the changes you mentioned above
    Answered by: Philip B.
    Date published: 2018-08-24

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    I am looking for a small camera to carry everywhere when I don't have my heavy DSLR equipment. I have been looking at the Fuji x100s but I love the features of this little Nikon. How much image quality will i sacrifice with the P7800 compared to the DX sized sensor? I am thinking of portraits I might want to enlarge.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I love my P7800 and it is an ideal travel camera. For portraits, however, I always use my Nikon Df and an 85 or 105 mm prime lens. If you light a portrait carefully and intend to edit it in Lightroom or Photoshop, the extra pixels of a DX or FX sensor really make a difference, compared to the sensor of the P7800. Details in skin tones, eyes, hair are reproduced better with a larger format sensor. The viewfinder of a DSLR is also more conducive to taking better portraits, compared to the viewfinder on a P7800.Having said that, I have shot some really nice portraits with my 7800, especially when compared to what a smartphone camera is capable of.
    Answered by: PETER A. M.
    Date published: 2018-08-24

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    Does this camera suffer from the same type of delay in writing to the card its predecessor the P7700 has?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The P7800 is substantially faster than its predecessors in writing to SDHC memory cards. Memory card technology has also improved over the years. Use a Class 4, or even better, a class 10 SDHC card. RAW (NEF) is still slow but not as painfully slow as on my old P7000.
    Answered by: PETER A. M.
    Date published: 2018-08-24

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    I'm wanting to buy the Nikon P7800 for our trip to europe next year. I was wondering what would be a good SD card but I don't want to buy a card that I don't really need. No over kill.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I fully agree with the previous answer suggesting a 32GB Class 10 SDHC card. But I would carry two or even three SD card instead of just one. First of all, you may want to shoot in the most detailed JPEG format. Second, you never know what you run into. It is easy to shoot 100 shots on a boat tour on the canals of Amsterdam or on the Seine. Memory cards are cheap compared to the costs of a trip. Another Europe trip suggestion: the P7800 EN-EL14 battery is good for lots of pictures, But be sure to take your MH-24 battery charger. This auto ranging charger work with 110-220V but you have to use a plug adapter to convert from the flat blades (US) on the charger to the round pins of the plugs that are common in Europe.
    Answered by: PETER A. M.
    Date published: 2018-08-24

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    Will I be able to process RAW files with Photoshop Elements? If not, Will Nikon NX2 software be able to do this?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Elements 12 will process Nikon Coolpix P7800 raw files. http://bhpho.to/1uEL1ww
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-24

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    Will a Wireless Remote Control (infrared) work when standing in FRONT as well as BEHIND the camera? I like to use the remote to eliminate camera shake when shooting a landscape scene.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    An Infrared type remote requires a line of sight between the camera's remote sensor and the remote. Standing behind the camera would not achieve the required line of sight. It is possible to trigger it whilst standing behind the camera but holding to the remote just off to the front/side of the camera and out of the composition however.
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-24
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