Nikon COOLPIX S80 - Touch to Snap

Launch SRP: S$549

Introduction

Introduction

Finding the right compact camera isn't easy these days, given the frequent influx of new camera models. Now that the manufacturers are slowly abandoning physical buttons and turning its gears to touch-friendly controls, users have even more variety to choose from. What we've here today is the 14.1-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S80, the successor to its 12.1-megapixel predecessor, the S70, which was released back in 2009. 

Aside its heavy reliance on touch controls, the 14.1-megapixel Nikon S80 stands out for its clean, and unobtrusive design. The large 3.5-inch, 819,000-dot organic light emitting diode (OLED) screen also sets it apart from other competitors. Furthermore, it's equipped with a 5x optical zoom lens (35-175mm in 35mm equivalent) and has the ability to capture 720p HD video at 30 frames per second. So how does it fare in actual use? Hit the jump for more details on its performance. 

8.0
Performance
8
Design
9
Features
8
User-Friendliness
7.5
Value
7.5
The Good
Thin and stylish body
Large 3.5-inch OLED screen
Good image quality
The Bad
Sluggish and insensitive touchscreen
Cumbersome user interface
No physical zoom dial