The latest prosumer digital camera from the Nikon company has been unveiled. The new Nikon Coolpix P7800 is the latest performance camera for the Coolpix brand, it offers features consumers with pro-level camera desires will find appealing. Carrying a manufacturer suggested retail price of $549.99 this new performance orientated point-and-shoot digital camera is also designed for consumers with pro-level camera budgets.
With a price that crosses into the same area as new entry-level DSLR camera plus lens bundles the new CoolpixÂ P7800 needs to deliver capabilities that consumers find in entry-level DSLRs with their more compact P7800 camera. The hardware features for the Coolpix P7800 start with the cameras large image sensor, a 12.1 megapixelÂ 1/1.7?-typeÂ BSI (Backside illuminated) CMOS sensor, that is capable ofÂ up to 4000 x 3000 pixels high-resolution images. Nikon has also equipped the Coolpix P7800 with their EXPEED C2 image processor that helps this camera offer Full HD 30fps video, continuous shooting at 8 fps for 6 consecutive shots, RAW format image shooting, and ISO 80-1600 sensitivity in auto modes withÂ ISO 3200/Hi 1 (6400 equiv.) under manual control.
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Speaking of manual control, the Coolpix P7800 comes with the manual P/A/S/M controls you will find on Nikon DSLR cameras. Beyond the manual control dial the Coolpix P7800 also has a manualÂ exposure control dial, quick menu button for quickly accessing the cameras menu system, and a function button for quick access to frequently used features. Nikon has done their best to design the Coolpix P7800 like they do their DSLR cameras when it comes to buttons and dials, but the camera also has aÂ Magnesium alloy body that provides some of the durability you can get out of a Nikon DSLR.
The Coolpix P7800 is a fixed-lens camera and Nikon has made sure to provide a Nikkor lens that offers enough zoom flexibility to satisfy a majority of consumers. The Coolpix P7800?s lens has a zoom range that includes up to 7.1x optical, 4x digital, and 28.4x total zoom. The Coolpix 7800?s lens also features image stabilization technology with lens-shift VR (Vibration Reduction). Nikon reports the lens offers an aperture range of f/2.0-4.0.
Like most DSLR cameras the Nikon Coolpix P7800 also has a built-in Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), the P7800?s EVF offers users a resolution of 921,000-dots with a frame coverage of 100%. If you want to get a shot at an angle that negates the EVFs usability then Nikon has wants you to use the 3-inch vari-angle Â TFT-LCD located on the back of the camera, the vari-angle LCD comes withÂ 6-level adjustable brightness and the same 921,000-dots resolution as the EVF.
There are still yet more features that the Coolpix offers prosumers. One feature is the camerasÂ built-in neutral density (ND) filter which is designed to cut the amount of light the cameras f/2.0-4.0 Nikkor lens allows to pass through, the filter allows this point-and-shoot camera to have a three-stop decrease in shutter speed when shooting under bright conditions. Another feature is Nikonâs ownÂ commander function which allows a camera to control oneÂ remote Speedlight external flash right from the cameras internal flash controls. There will be an optional compact LED light accessory designed just for the Coolpix P7800 available to provide continuous lighting when shooting in poorly lit areas, the light is called LD-1000Â and it will be sold with Black or White color options for $99.95.
Just like most new high-end cameras today the Coolpix P7800 does come with Wi-Fi built-in. Leveraging the Wi-Fi capabilities of the Coolpix P7800 Nikon has also made the camera compatible with their Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a, which lets you transfer images to a computer wirelessly as youâre shooting and you can use smart devices or Nikon remote controls to remotely control your P7800s shutter release and other photo functions. The Coolpix P7800 is also compatible with Nikonâs external GPS units the olderÂ GP-1 and the newÂ GP-1A, either one with be able to give you location data for all the photos you snap with the P7800.
The new Nikon Coolpix P7800 is available for pre-orders now in a Black body color from major retailers. Online you can place a pre-order for this camera through Amazon, Best Buy, BH Photo and Video,andÂ JR. The earliest the P7800 will begin shipping is September 26th according to Amazon, but the other retailers are saying expect your camera to ship on October 7th.
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