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!