11-08-2008 11:27 AM
I was interested in the Nikon p80 but after reading some reviews Im not sure if its what I want...heard its not for people who arent experienced with anything other than point and shoot cameras.
This is what Im looking for, and reviews/advice would be helpful.
-good optical/digital zoom
-big viewing screen
-efficiency in low light
-easy to use or learn to use
-price range of about $300-$500
11-10-2008 02:39 PM
Although the Nikon p80 has a more advanced capability than the average point and shoot camera, it can also be set to operate the same as any point and shoot camera would. The most significant difference between the Nikon p80 and the average point and shoot camera is the lens on the p80 has a significantly more telephoto capability, which should allow you to shoot much more distant subjects. With $300 to $500 to spend there are very few point and shoot cameras that would be outside of your price range. When deciding what to purchase my first concern is always quality of construction, because when I spend $300 to $500 I want it to last a long time. In my personal opinion the best point and shoot camera on the market right now is the Canon G10, which retails for $499.99 on BestBuy.com. With the Canon G10 you would sacrifice some of the lens reach that the Nikon p80 has, but I feel like the quality of construction of the G10 outweighs the longer focal length of the p80. The Nikon p80 is also a great camera, and with a budget of $300 to $500 there are many options for you. I would suggest going to a Best Buy® store and start trying some out. I hope this helps out!
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