LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S80 has a Fixed Type 3.5″ LCD screen with a resolution of 819k dots. The Nikon S80's 3.5″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
S80 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S80 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1.3 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately S80 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S80 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon S80 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S80, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
S80 has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Nikon S80 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect S80 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon S80 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 150 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Nikon S80 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend S80 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S80 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S80 Features Compared to Main Competitors