Nikon P7800 Deals

By Cliff Smith



November 23, 2013, 4:24 am

I am a seasoned part-time pro and shoot mostly nature, travel, and people, and do some product photography. My main systems are APS-C and M43, but I purchased the P7800 to carry it with me everywhere I go. I put the camera through its still photography paces and find it delightful to work with: good feeling in my hands, a truly effective EVF, a comprehensive set of functions and controls and, cherry on top of the cake, excellent IQ for this kind of sensor. I develop my Raw pics in DxO Optics Pro 9 and make fine-art quality prints up to 16x24" (with the Epson 3800 printer on 17x25" art paper). After diligently reading the manual, I have no problem setting up (and resetting) the camera the way I like it. With a SanDisk Pro 8GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 memory card that costs me $24, writing time for Raw + jpg is about 1.5sec/frame or 9 sec for a sequence of 6 frames. In my opinion, this is not the model and kind of camera that one would choose for demanding action and low light photography, but for general use it's a little jewel and a ton of fun to use.


January 17, 2014, 10:48 am

Fully agree with showmeyourpics. I would add that the camera may be customised in such a way that nearly all manual settings that matter can be set while keeping the camera at your eye. Very usable viewfinder and fully articulated lcd make it a very versatile camera, especially when shooting outdoors.

Also, it has some image stabilisation (quite ok for the non-pro camera) which makes shooting with shutter speed of say 1/10s quite possible without tripod. 1/8s is for my shaky hands in the maybe territory, 1/5s require usually multiple shots and still generally will end up a little blurred. However, the tilting and rotating lcd helps if you want to make low-light photos stabilising the camera partially and use say any support/wall available.

I use Sandisk Extreme PRO SDHC UHS-I card and I would say it is something you should buy at the time you are buying the camera (do not try to use any old cards you may have). I got mine for 30 AUD, delivery included - those cards are really affordable nowadays.


August 12, 2016, 4:26 am

very nice image quality.. great little camera..

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