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NikonCoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Blue)
 
4.3

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Large clear LCD (30)
  • Compact (25)
  • Good image quality (24)
  • Nice body color (21)

Cons

  • Short battery life (6)
  • No viewfinder (4)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (28)
  • Travel (26)
  • Low light (17)
  • Landscape/scenery (15)
  • Video (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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How do they cram so much into such a small space? I was immediately intimidated by all the settings available until I discovered the "Easy Auto" mode. It may be the...Read complete review

How do they cram so much into such a small space? I was immediately intimidated by all the settings available until I discovered the "Easy Auto" mode. It may be the only mode I ever use. It does it all for you. The only problem I found was that I had difficulty holding it steady. An inexpensive handle solved the problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Camera-Just not for me.

I ordered this camera with the intent of traveling with it, and casual photography. What really sold me was the fish eye capability and number of mega pixels. Upon arrival I found myself...Read complete review

I ordered this camera with the intent of traveling with it, and casual photography. What really sold me was the fish eye capability and number of mega pixels. Upon arrival I found myself disappointed. The fish eye looks horrible, and the quality is just OK. I also did not like the touchscreen.

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5.0

Pocket sized Nikon S80 fits my needs

By gk

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Black):

    The slim, "fits in my shirt pocket", S80 form factor and its wallet friendly price fills in when my full sized megazoom digital isn't handy. Other reviews I've seen criticize the touch screen sensitivity, but I find that the larger display with easy touch access to all the S80's functions makes capturing spur of the moment images fast and easy. Low light, high ISO performance is good for those "don't wanna use flash" situations and a very good flash performance covers the rest. Full light performance is as expected, Nikon excellent. The compact sliding on/off function case protects the lens when in my pocket and insures its on when I want it on. Image stabilzation, two auto modes, adequate 5x optical zoom for an economical pocket camera, along with scene, flash and manual choices all make quick "would've missed that" images easier to catch. Easy access to HD video also makes catching the stuff one picture just won't do justice to that much easier as well. Consider all that and more and the S80 will make as good a pocket sized alternative for you as it did for me.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Nice Camera

    By robby

    from Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Blue):

    very good photo

     
    4.0

    A nice gift for a nice lady.

    By Bibescu

    from Whitby, ON

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Gold):

    This camera will be used by a woman. She will keep it always in her purse. Two extra batteries will ensure it is always ready. Simple to use, intuitive commands, works like a touch phone.
    It is not toy, but looks like one. With attention you can get professional quality films.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 10
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    2.0

    I don't like the product

    By Karina de Souza

    from São Paulo - Brazil

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Silver):

    The display freeze up.
    It is not anatomical.
    Short Battery Life.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 4
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    It was a very good camara and price!

    By J Norberto

    from Vitoria-Brazil

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Silver):

      Small, simple to use, design

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The Screen Is Amazing

      By Jul

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Pink):

        The size of the screen is really amazing. If you like pink, the two shades look good together. I guarantee you will love your new camera in any color because the screen is what stands out.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        A great camera for the price

        By Will the Photographer

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Black):

        I have been shopping for a new pocket camera to use when the I can't use my DSLR. This is a great slim camera that has multiple in camera functions that work great. The touch screen is big and easy to navigate. The only drawback is I have finger prints on the touchscreen, so buy a screen protector to protect your investment.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I love my camera, is amazing

        By Carito

        from Mexico, DF

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Pink):

          I have used my camera no more than 5 times and I'm in love with it. It has a good image quality and a very great zoom. The only problem I had found is that when trying to erase a photo it comes back to the first one and no where you had left.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 7
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          TOO MUCH WHIZ AND NOT ENOUGH TIME

          By FELLITA

          from HACKENSACK NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Gold):

            very easy to operate and very detailed CD instructions

            The touch screen sometimes does not respond
            and have to press it many times

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            nice concept but

            By JM

            from N Carolina

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Silver):

              My older point and shoot died and I wanted to replace it with another, better point and shoot. The S80 seemed, at least on paper, to fit the bill and although I returned the camera, it has several nice features. First of all the LCD is fantastic for viewing, a 3.5" hi-res screen is terrific. Also, it is quite compact. And it looks good.

              Unfortunately, the nice features are also the cameras downside. The LCD while nice for viewing, is not consistently responsive as a touchscreen device and touchscreen is all you get with this camera, no buttons or dials. (For purposes of comparison, the touchscreen is not nearly as responsive as my iPhone.)

              I did not purchase a case for the camera, intending to do so after I tried it out. I found that no matter how carefully I placed it in a snug pocket of my purse, the sliding lens cover would often slide open on its own. While this be unlikely to happen if I put the camera in an SD specific case, it was disconcerting and I worried about lint and dirt eventually getting caught underneath the cover.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 6
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              A Nice, Little Carry Around Camera...

              By hugh

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Snaps on the go

                Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Silver):

                I got this little camera so I would always have one without having to carry around a DSLR. I tried a different brand, but was unhappy with the choice of features. This camera is easy to use, particularly the touch-screen features, and produces decent results.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Amazing camera

                By Mari Mek

                from New York, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good in Low Light
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Poor Image Stabilization

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Black):

                Used it for not fancy photography, regular point and shoot uses.
                But over all a very good quality picture, nothing less than you'd expect from a Nikon camera.
                I love that it's so slim! You can carry it in your pocket!
                Still working with the touch screen, not that it's bad, it's just that I'm not really used to it.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 8
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                2.0

                Good price, but not that intuitive

                By Ma

                from Ny

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good in Low Light
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Limited Zoom
                • Poor Image Stabilization

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Pink):

                I loved the design of the camera and also the price, but it took me a little while to know how to handle the flash and other light issues, was not that intuitive as a touch screen should be.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 1
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great all-around camera

                By Moses Smith

                from Plano, TX

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel

                Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Silver):

                I like to carry a small camera with me for those unexpected photo opportunities, and this CoolPix S80 more than fits the bill. Compact, very light weight, easy to use, and produces extroidinary excellent results in a wide range of lighting situations. I like the 16:9/8 megapixel option for high quality, widescreen images. The fact that you can acheive up to 14 megapixel images is a bonus. Also, good images with very little "noise" in low-light situations without a flash.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                One of best new releases

                By WilfB

                from Sydney Australia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great touch screen menus
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro and detail
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Silver):

                  I use this camera for macro and general out and about photography and chose it especially as it's the first Nikon with AMOLED display.It turned out to be everything I was looking for!!! Nikon quality plus a viewing screen that has beautiful colour and is clearly visible outdoors in all lighting, even bright clear skies.It's image stabilisation works as well as any I've used and face recognition is quick and sure too.The only real hiccup I've found is when editing/deleting images in a series, the view goes right back to your last take and you need to navigate right back. Painful!It produces beautiful lifelike tonalities and fine colour balance.The current price at [@] belies its quality - simply one of the best.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 8
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  daughter loves it!!! :)

                  By steph<3

                  from elizabeth,nj

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Pink):

                  its a great product, everything is great

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  CoolPix S80 review

                  By verd

                  from minnesota

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Blue):

                    Love this camera! Third Nikon and couldn't be happier! Easy touch screen menu, so simple to use. B&H was the best. We shopped for quite a while before choosing B&H, best price, everything was what it said it was going to be.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Good, with one reservation

                    By thundercloud

                    from high desert, ca

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Silver):

                    Battery charge can only be accomplished w/ camera. Can't have battery charging while also out taking px.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 6
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    This is a great, easy to use camera

                    By shutter bug gina

                    from Katy, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Travel

                    Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Silver):

                    I was able to pull the S80 out of the box and use it right away. The quick start guide is as simple as it gets and easy to get through. It is great camera if you are looking for something small to travel with. I would recommend buying a case for it and an extra SD card since they are not included with the camera. I really like the touch screen, but it does get a bit dirty. So, keep a microfiber cloth on hand to clean off fingerprints. Overall, it is a great small camera.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great camera!

                    By Diane

                    from San Bruno, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about CoolPix S80 Digital Camera (Pink):

                      I just love this camera, from being two tone pink to all that the camera can do.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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