Nikon Coolpix P7800
12.2-megapixel digital camera with 7.1X optical zoom and optional Wi-Fi®
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Item #: 054P7800
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $549.95
Looking for a compact alternative to your DSLR? Or perhaps you're ready to graduate from a simple point-and-shoot to something more sophisticated. In either case, the Nikon Coolpix P7800 offers excellent image quality and manual control to fulfill your needs. The large, backlit CMOS sensor is perfect for shooting in low light without your photos looking washed out. And the fast f/2 to f/4 lens zooms to an impressive 7.1X — a generous telephoto range among compact enthusiast cameras. Grab this lightweight camera and go, without sacrificing exquisite detail and color in your photos.
With so many cool features packed into the compact P7800, it's a great alternative to a DSLR or a budget-priced point-and-shoot. The manual shooting options, RAW recording, and control dials will satisfy serious photographers. Plus, the P7800 sports an electronic viewfinder — a feature the previous model '7700 lacked. Anyone can appreciate the high-resolution LCD monitor that pulls out from the body, for versatile multi-angle shooting. Sound a little intimidating? Don't worry — Nikon has you covered with 19 scene modes for common kinds of shots, a worry-free Auto mode, and quick in-camera editing, so operation can be as easy as you like.
The Coolpix P7800 offers two ways to set up shots: a 3" flip-out screen for multi-angle shooting and an electronic viewfinder.
One advantage SLRs usually have over compact cameras is expandability. But the P7800 holds its own thanks to its compatibility with an array of optional Nikon accessories. You can add Wi-Fi with the WU-1a wireless adapter for wireless photo sharing and camera control using your smartphone. Geotag photos to track your travels with the GP-1A GPS module. The full-size accessory shoe also lets you add compatible Nikon flashes and microphones, taking this camera's capabilities beyond its already substantial feature set.
From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||28-200mm|
|Effective Megapixel Count||12.2|
|Highest Resolution||4000 x 3000|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/30p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||14.1|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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 monitor button.
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 networking sites.
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 (iPhone, iPad).
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:
Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose one of the following shooting modes:
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:
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:
Focus Modes: You can choose a focus mode according to the subject and composition. The choices include:
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.
Exposure 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:
White Balance: 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:
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-700, SB-600, SB-400, and SB-R200.
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.
Slide 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 screen.
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:
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:
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.
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.
USB/Audio/Video 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 format.
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:
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with the following Operating Systems:
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