Play, Edit and Print Functions
Inputs and Outputs Notes
3.0" Vari-angle LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix P7800
has a 3.0" high resolution, Vari-angle LCD monitor featuring
approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a six-level
brightness adjustment. The angle of the monitor can be rotated up to 270° for
better viewing when holding the camera at high or low shooting positions. The
LCD monitor has approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in both
shooting and playback modes.
Electronic Viewfinder: In addition to the 3.0" LCD monitor,
the camera has a 0.2" Electronic Viewfinder with approximately 921,000 dots, and
approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in both shooting and
playback modes. The EVF has a diopter adjustment to allow you to set the image
to your eyesight. You can switch between the viewfinder and monitor using the
Image Sensor: The Coolpix P7800 features a
1/1.7" CMOS image sensor with approximately
12.76-million total pixels and 12.1-million effective pixels.
Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or
SDXC Memory cards. When an SD Memory card is inserted in the camera, the images
are automatically recorded onto the card. When no card is inserted, the images
automatically record to the 86 MB internal memory. The camera can support 2 GB SD
cards, SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards of 64 GB to 128 GB. In
addition, the camera is compatible with Eye-Fi cards.
Optics: The Coolpix P7800 digital camera uses a 7.1x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens for superb image
quality. Every aspect of the lens manufacturing process is controlled by Nikon.
The Zoom-NIKKOR lens is designed for the specific camera and image sensor combination.
The lens has a focal length of 6-42.8mm that is equivalent
to a 28-200mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the
camera's total zoom capability is 28.4x. The angle of view is equivalent up to a
800mm lens (35mm format). For movies, the digital zoom is 2x with an 400mm
equivalent angle of view when zoomed completely in.
Vibration Reduction: The Coolpix P7800 offers Vibration Reduction (VR)
image stabilization to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when shooting. The
camera automatically detects the panning direction (horizontally or vertically)
and compensates for camera shake by
shifting the lens.
Optional Wi-Fi: You can attach the optional
WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter to the USB/AV connector. This will allows the
camera to be connected via Wi-Fi (wireless LAN) to a smart device, such as a
smartphone or tablet. Through the wireless connection (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), you
can automatically load photos and videos to your device as you take them, use
your smart device to remotely take photos on the camera, or download existing
pictures from the camera's memory card to your device. Once you have downloaded
images to your smartphone, you can share them via email, texts, or social
Note: The smart device must have the Wireless Mobile
Adapter Utility application, available for devices running Android 2.3 or
later (smartphones), Android 3.0 or later (tablets), or iOS 6.0 or later
Optional GPS: The optional GP-1a GPS unit records location data with
each shot you take, allowing you to follow the path of your trip along the way.
A log of your trip can be created and displayed on a map, using the location
data recorded by the camera at regular intervals. Your photos can be displayed
on a map, showing precisely where the pictures were taken.
File Formats: The Coolpix P7800 records still images in JPEG
and uncompressed RAW formats. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV
format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo). You can choose Fine (1:4)
or Normal (1:8) compression ratios for still images. There are eight still image size options and
nine movie options:
- Still Images:
- 12M: 4000 x 3000
- 8M: 3264 x 2448
- 4M: 2272 x 1704
- 2M: 1600 x 1200
- VGA: 640 x 480
- 3:2: 3984 x 2656
- 16:9 9M: 3968 x 2232
- 1:1: 3000 x 3000
- HD 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps) High Quality
- HD 1080/30p: 1920 x 1080 (30 fps) Normal Quality
- HD 720/30p: 1280 x 720 (30 fps)
- VGA/30p: 640 x 480 (30 fps)
- HS Movies:
- HS 480/4x (640 x 480): 1/4x speed playback (record up to 7 min 15
sec; playback 29 min)
- HS 720/2x (1280 x 720): 1/2x speed playback (record up to 14 min
30 sec; playback 29 min)
- HS 1080/0.5x (1920 x 1080): 2x speed playback (record up to 29
min; playback 14 min 30 sec)
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose one of the following shooting modes:
- Auto Mode: This is an automatic "point-and-shoot" mode
recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
- Programmed Auto Mode: The Programmed Auto Mode is a
simple point-and-shoot mode in which the majority of camera settings are
controlled by the camera. The camera will automatically set the shutter
speed and aperture. This mode is recommended for most situations.
- Shutter-Priority Auto Mode: The Shutter-Priority Auto
Mode allows you to choose the shutter speed and lets the camera select the
aperture value for best results when freezing or blurring motion.
- Aperture-Priority Auto Mode: The Aperture-Priority Auto
Mode allows you to choose the aperture value and lets the camera select
shutter speed for best results when using to blur background or bring both
foreground and background into focus.
- Manual Mode: The Manual Mode allows you to control
exposure by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture manually. You can set
the camera's shutter speed from 1/4,000 to 8 seconds and adjust the
aperture value between f/3 and f/8.3 (W) and f/5.9 and f/8.3 (T).
- User Setting Modes: Settings that are frequently used
for P, S, A, and M shooting modes can be saved in the three User Setting Modes
(U1, U2, U3). The
saved settings can be immediately retrieved for shooting by simply rotating
the mode dial.
- Special Effects: Lets you apply special effects during
shooting. Choose from: Soft, Nostalgic sepia, High-contrast monochrome, High
key, or Low key.
- Scene Mode: You can manually or automatically select
one of 18
scene modes with settings optimized for the shooting situation. Available
scene modes include: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait,
Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night Landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum,
Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Panorama, Pet portrait,
and Scene Auto Selector.
- Movie Mode: For recording movies in normal, slow
motion, or fast motion speeds.
- Movie Custom Setting Mode: You can use
aperture-priority auto or manual mode and change the settings as needed.
Continuous Shooting: In the P, S, A, M, or U shooting modes,
you can select in the menu from the following single or continuous shooting options:
- Single: One image is shot each time the shutter-release
button is pressed.
- Continuous H: Up to 6 pictures are shot at a rate of
about 8 frames per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image
size is set to 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels.
- Continuous M: Up to 6 pictures are shot at a rate of
about 4 frames per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image
size is set to 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels.
- Continuous L: Up to 30 pictures are shot at a rate of
about 1 frame per second each time the shutter button is held down. Image
size is set to 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels.
- Best Shot Selector: Camera captures up to 10 images while the
shutter release is held down, and the sharpest image in the series is
selected and saved.
- Multi-shot 16: Camera takes 16 shots at about 30 fps and arranges
them in a single image of 5M: 2560 x 1920.
- Continuous H 120 fps: Each time the shutter-release
button, 60 frames are captured at a speed of about 120 frames per second.
Image size is fixed at 1M: 1280 x 960.
- Continuous H 60 fps: Each time the shutter-release
button, 60 frames are captured at a speed of about 1/60 sec or faster. Image
size is fixed at 1M 1280 x 960.
- Interval Shooting: The camera shoots still images
automatically at a set interval. You can choose from 30 seconds/600 images, 1 minute/300
images, 5 minutes/60 images,
or 10 minutes/30 images.
Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a self-timer that
will delay the shot for 10 seconds for self-portraits, or
2 seconds or 1 second to prevent camera shake. In addition, the camera can use face
detection to detect human faces, and automatically release the shutter when a
smile is detected (Smile Timer).
AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area
Modes to determine how the camera selects the focus area for Auto Focus:
- Face Priority: When the camera recognizes a face (front
view only), the camera will focus on the face automatically.
- Auto: The camera
automatically selects the focus area (up to 9) containing the subject closest
to the camera.
- Manual: You can manually select one of 99 focus areas
in the monitor. This method is handy when the intended subject is not
positioned in the center of the frame, and is relatively still. (There are
81 focus areas when the image size is set to 3000 x 3000.)
- Center: The camera focuses on the subject in the center
of the frame. You can choose from a normal or wide Center frame.
- Subject Tracking: Once you select a subject to focus
on, the focus area will move and follow the subject.
- Target Finding AF: The camera will adjust the focus on
what it determines to be the main subject. If no main subject is detected,
it automatically selects the subject closest to the camera as the subject.
Focus Modes: You can choose a focus mode according to the
subject and composition. The choices include:
- Auto Focus: Camera automatically adjusts the focus. Focusing
distances: 1' to infinity (W), 1'-8" to infinity (T).
- Macro Closeup: Macro mode is used for taking pictures
of objects as close as 0.8"
- Infinity: For use when shooting distant scenes through window
glass or when shooting landscapes.
- Manual Focus: The focus can be adjusted for any subject
infinity from the lens. The rotary multi-selector is used to adjust the
focus while viewing the image on the monitor. (Only available in certain
Focus Lock: The Focus Lock
feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in
Center AF mode.
AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist
illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release
button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 13' at the maximum
wide-angle position and 6'-6" at the
maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.
Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the
camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from
-3.0 to +3.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps, using a rotary dial on the top of the camera.
Auto Bracketing: Continuous shooting can be performed while
changing the exposure automatically with each shot. You can choose to vary the
shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity, or white balance. The number of images
(3 or 5) and the interval (-5 to +5 EV in 1/3 EV steps) can be selected as well.
ISO Settings: Sensitivity is
the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the
sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The interval can be set
to 1 step or 1/3 step. The camera features the
following ISO settings:
- Auto: Sensitivity is set to ISO 80 when there is sufficient
lighting, and raises the sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 1600 when lighting
- Fixed Range Auto: Select from three ranges in which the
camera automatically sets the sensitivity: ISO 80-200, ISO 80-400, or ISO 80-800.
- Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the set value: ISO 80,
200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 6400).
You can set the White Balance to Auto Normal, Auto Warm, Daylight,
Incandescent, Fluorescent (FL1 to FL3), Cloudy, or Flash. The color temperature
can be set directly from 11 presets. You can also choose
Preset Manual and use a neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white
balance under unusual lighting conditions.
Built-in Flash: The Coolpix P7800 has a built-in pop-up flash with a range of
1'-8" to 32' (Wide angle) and 1'-8" to 18' (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto: Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
Auto with Red-eye Reduction: Pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce
Fill Flash: Flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
Slow Sync: Auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds.
Manual: Allows you to adjust the flash output of the
built-in flash or an optional flash unit whose flash can be set on the
camera. The flash output can be set to Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, and
1/64. You can also choose 1/128 for an optional flash unit.
Rear Curtain Sync: Fill flash fires just before the shutter closes,
creating the effect of a stream of light behind moving objects.
Commander Mode: The camera's built-in flash emits low-level
flashes and an off-camera optional flash unit is controlled wirelessly as a
External Flash: In addition to the built-in flash, the P7800
has an accessory hot shoe for adding an optional Nikon Speedlight, including the
SB-910, SB-900, SB-800,
SB-400, and SB-R200.
Remote Compatible: You can control the camera remotely,
ML-L3 wireless remote control or
MC-DC2 wired remote cord. The MC-DC2 plugs into the Accessory Terminal.
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: If the camera detects red-eye after the pre-flash has fired, advanced
red-eye reduction processing is used to further reduce red-eye, slightly
increasing the time required before the next picture can be taken.
Voice Recording: Audio voice memos for pictures can be recorded over
the camera's built-in microphone and played back over the unit's built-in
speaker. Memos can be up to 20 seconds in length. Memos are saved as WAV files.
Play, Edit and Print Functions
Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an
automatic slide show with 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds between pictures. If
desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum
slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images
(4, 9, 16, or 72) at a time.
While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to
highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.
Calendar Display: This feature displays a calendar allowing
you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.
Playback Zoom: During playback,
you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the
multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can
record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Rotate Image: Recorded pictures
can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD
Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix P7800 to edit
recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose
from the following editing functions:
- Quick Retouch: Quick Retouch can be used to easily
create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
- D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back
an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the
corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
- Skin Softening: The camera recognizes faces in pictures
and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
- Filter Effects: You can apply the following digital
filter effects: Soft, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Fisheye, Miniature
Effect, Painting, and Vignette.
- Resizing Pictures (Small Picture): You can create a
small copy of a recorded image. The copy will be stored as a JPEG file with
a compression ratio of 1:16. You can choose from the following sizes: 640 x
480 (suited to television playback), 320 x 240 (suited to display on web
pages), or 160 x 120 (suitable for email attachments).
- Crop: Creates a copy containing only a portion visible
on the monitor.
Multi-Language Menu: You can
choose from 37 different menu display languages including English,
Spanish and French.
Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card by
using the Print Set option in the playback menu. Using DPOF (Digital Print Order
Form), you can designate which images to print, and how many copies to print.
Pictures can be printed as followed:
or Photo Lab: insert the memory card into a printer, or take the memory
card to a digital photo lab (images stored in the internal
memory need to be transferred to a memory card prior to printing).
- PictBridge-compatible Printer: connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible
printer via USB cable
- Transferring to Computer: transfer the images to a computer before
printing them via USB
Power Requirements: The Coolpix P7800 is powered by a supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (EN-EL14).
The battery is charged using the supplied MH-24 Battery Charger. The battery will
last up to approximately 350 shots on one charge, or approximately 1 hour 15
minutes when recording movies. A fully-exhausted battery
charges in about 1.5 hours using the supplied MH-24 Battery Charger.
Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the
Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the
batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the
Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1
minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The Coolpix P7800 is equipped with a mini-HDMI (Type
C) output, allowing you to connect the camera to an HDTV. An optional
mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. The camera's HDMI output can be set to
Auto, 480p, 720p or 1080i.
Output: The camera features a single proprietary jack on the side of
the camera for connecting the supplied USB cable for downloading your photos to your computer or printer. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible.
You can also use the output to plug in the optional EG-CP16 AV cable for
connecting the camera to a TV. The video output can be set to NTSC or PAL
Accessory Terminal: The camera's Accessory Terminal can be
used to connect the optional GP-1 GPS Unit or the MC-DC2 Wired Remote cord.
Microphone Input: A 3.5mm mini-jack is provided for an
optional external microphone, such as the
ME-1. The external mic sensitivity can be set to Auto, High, Medium, or Low
when recording movies.
ViewNX 2 Software CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
contains the following modules:
- Nikon Transfer 2: to copy (transfer) pictures from the
camera to the computer
- ViewNX 2: for viewing, editing, and printing your
- Nikon Movie Editor: for basic editing of transferred
- Panorama Maker: for
creating a single panoramic image from a series of images shot in panorama
assist scene mode
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with
the following Operating Systems:
- Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows
- Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8