Yes, I have done it again, I have bought a new camera in my everlasting quest for the perfect little camera. this time I think I have found the best little Nikon camera for serious photographers- the p7800.
The 7800 is a brand new camera that Nikon brought out about 6 weeks ago. I have had mine for about a month now and I couldn’t be happier. What I like about it is that it is set up like a serious DSLR but it less than half the size. It has a lens the equivalent to a 28-200, I get very good results up to ISO 1250, the dials are easy to find, it takes 24fps HD video and the important controls are not buried in the menu. It has good heft so it feels good in the hand, it is quick to autofocus and it has a articulating LCD screen that allows me to put the camera into positions I don’t want to be in.
If you want the actual specs go to the Nikon website. If you want a lot of hot air and worthless opinions go to Amazon.
Anyway, I really, really like my p7800. It is no my go to camera for when I don’t want to carry my big Nikon D4 around. Here are some sample images. Most were taken between ISO 320 and ISO 640. Enjoy!
I have been looking for a small camera for my wife. She has had small cameras in the past, but the shutter lag was so slow that eye contact would be lost before the camera would fire, How is the shutter lag on the P7800?
I really like the P7800. I don’t think there is much shutter lag at all. I’ve taken perhaps 400 pictures with it and I don’t recall any delay. It doesn’t have a really fast motor drive but it can’t have everything. the only delay is the delay in writing so you can’t take 5 in quick order but there is none in the taking of the picture.