Nikon S80 Landscape Photography Score
Nikon S80 has a score of 17
for Landscape Photography which makes it a POOR
candidate for this type of photography. If Landscape Photography is important for you, we strongly recommend you to consider the Alternative cameras listed at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Nikon S80 Review
Nikon S80 Landscape Photography Detailed Analysis
Average Resolution Sensor: 14.0MP
Nikon S80's 14.0MP resolution is not ideal for landscape photography but you can still achieve large prints with good framing and technique.
No Manual Exposure Mode
A correct exposure of a landscape shot is very important. Even though modern digital cameras features advanced algorithms to calculate the right exposure, they still may fail some difficult conditions. Lack of manual exposure mode in these conditions means lot of shadow and highlight clipping. No Manual Focus Mode
Manual focus in landscape photography is very useful in order to have a sharp image and minimize the areas that are out of focus. Autofocus may not consistently give you the best results. 35 mm - Poor Wide Angle Coverage
Even though there are very good examples of landscapes photos taken with tele lenses, most of the landscape photos are taken with wide angle lenses. Unfortunately, with the widest focal length of 35mm, Nikon S80 doesn't provide a real wide angle coverage. No RAW shooting capability
RAW files contains much more color information compared to JPEGs, and gives you more room for post processing without significant quality loss. They provide wider dynamic range and option to recover shadow and highlight clipping to some degree. Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
Nikon S80's small sensor struggles in low light situations compared to larger sensors. No Environmental Sealings
Landscape photographs are taken outdoors and you should be prepared for all kind of weather conditions.
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