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Nikon Coolpix 8800 8 to 10 Megapixel

4 star rating
                      4 / 5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $999.00

  • Image Sensor TypeCCD
    Resolution8.31 Megapixel
    Optical Zoom10x
    Camera TypeStandard Point and Shoot
    Interchangeable LensNot Interchangeable Lenses
    35mm Zoom Lens35 - 350 mm
    Digital Zoom4x
    Focus TypeAutofocus & Manual Focus
    Focus Range19.7 in. to Infinity (w) / 39.4 in. to Infinity (t)
    Macro Focus Range1.2 in. to Infinity (w)
    Focal Length8.9 - 89 mm
    Camera Resolution8.31 Megapixel
    Image Resolutions640 x 480 • 3264 x 2448 • 3264 x 2176 • 2592 x 1944 • 2048 x 1536 • 1600 x 1200 • 1280 x 960 • 1024 x 768
    Video Resolutions320 x 240 (QVGA) • 640 x 480 (VGA)
    Video Speed30 fps
    Max Movie LengthWithout Limit (Depends on the camera free memory size)
    Video FormatQuickTime
    Aperture Rangef8 (t) - f2.8/f5.2 (w/t)
    Shutter Speed8 - 1/3000 sec
    White BalanceAuto • Manual • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Incandescent (Preset) • Shade (Preset)
    Frames Per Second2.3 Frames
    Memory TypeCompactFlash Card Type I • CompactFlash Card Type II
    Compression ModesFine • SuperFine • Normal • Uncompressed • Basic
    Compression TypeJPEG • TIFF • Raw Image
    File Size (High Res.)25.6 MB (5 images on 128MB card)
    File Size (Low Res.)0.1 MB (about 1,280 images on 128MB card)
    ISO SpeedsAuto • 50 • 100 • 200 • 400
    Flash TypeBuilt-In & External
    Flash FunctionsFlash Off • Auto Flash • Rear Sync Flash • Fill-in Flash • Red-eye Reduction Flash • Slow Sync
    LCD PanelWith LCD Panel
    LCD Panel Size1.8 in.
    LCD Screen Resolution134,000 pixels
    LCD Protected PositionWithout LCD Protected Position
    Interface TypeUSB 2.0
    Video InterfaceVideo Out
    Battery TypeProprietary Lithium
    Battery Life240 Images
    Self Timer10 Sec. • 3 Sec.
    Mp3 Built In
    Built-in MicrophoneWith Built-in Microphone
    Tripod MountWith Tripod Mount
    Operating SystemApple Mac OS X • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows XP
    Width4.6 in.
    Depth4.8 in.
    Height3.3 in.
    Weight1.31 lb.
    Included AccessoriesSoftware • USB Cable • Video Cable • Lithium Battery • Battery Charger • Remote Control • Lens Cap • Strap
    Product ID22773805

Product Description

8 megapixel enthusiast compact digital camera with 10x optical zoom and vibration reduction

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by polopaul69 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2005

Strengths:    10x good Optical Lens - 35-350mm
VR - stops blurring (when on maximum zoom helps a lot)
Good Lithium-ion battery - normally get to take 800 photos on 8MP level before I need to charge it again

Weaknesses:    Slow focus time
Slow lag

Bottom Line:   
I have read other reviews on this camera, and personally as you can see from my gallery, it does produce great shots time and time again.

The 8800 does take a bit of playing around with in order to create the best settings for you, but that is why it has programmable modes, rather than just using the Auto mode. Plus it makes you a better photographer in the long run.

It does take a while to focus, but with all cameras, it depends what you are using it for...

I mainly take photos of nature and landscapes, which doesn't really need a fast lag time or focus time. If I was taking action shots, I’d probably use my dad's 350D.

I bought the camera back in August, I have used it for my sisters wedding, parties, visiting London, Windsurfing, on the beaches and cliffs of Cornwall and all manner of occasions, and to say the least, I would rather have this by my side than have to worry about taking lenses, tripods etc with me wherever I wanted to go - especially down the sides of cliffs etc.

You can use it as a simple point and click camera, but that isn't what it was designed for. It was designed for professional minded enthusiasts who wanted a good 10x optical lens which works well in ALL situations, VR to reduce the blur caused by camera shake, changeable settings (ISO, WB, Bracketing etc) multiple modes and settings and to feel like a DSLR without having to lag around with you all of the extras you would with a DSLR.

These are afterall my own views and opinions. If you don't like it - take it back and change it. A photographer should be happy with their equipment at the end of the day, and if it doesn't do what you want it to do, change it to one that does.

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Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   Jessops

Similar Products Used:   Cannon Powershot PRO 1
Cannon Powershot S1 IS
Cannon Powershot S2 IS
Nikon Coolpix 8700

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Heymagee a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2005

Strengths:    The camera is small and easy to take along.

Weaknesses:    Poor focusing. I have yet to get a nice sharp picture. The images are very noisey in low light situations.

Bottom Line:   
This camera leaves a lot to be desired.

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Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   B&H PhotoVideo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by racom a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2005

Strengths:    Exceptional lens, VR shake control, excellent handling, easy to use menu and controls, good battery life, IR remote device.

Weaknesses:    slow write time.

Bottom Line:   
I've had this camera for 3 months. My second digital so the learning curve was not so steep. My results have been mixed mostly due to MY errors. The camera handles very well, has a very good feel, not as small as some which I like better. The lens is exceptional which is my prime reason for the puchase. The write time complained about by many is not a problem for me, I use a 80x card and usually 5mp setting, works very well. I have to believe that mosy complaints about results are due to user error. I love what it does.

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Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   buydig.com

Similar Products Used:   nikon film cameras

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tonymgr1710 a Expert

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2005

Strengths:    Superb picture quality, it is NOT slow as some say. The zoom is excellent as is the VR which impressive.

Weaknesses:    None that I can think of, only the person behind the camera

Bottom Line:   
I have to say that the camera overall is excellent, well balanced and capable of producing excellent (which I have). Some see to expect DLSR performance, but if you want that then spend another £500+ and remember all the extras you have to lug around with you!!! I also use an EOS20D and this little machine is perfectly capable of keeping sides with it image wise. Alright the speed is not as fast, but thats where the extra money goes to in a DLSR. I use it when I am out on the mountain bike and to/from work, where I don't want bags of equipment and security risks, this one you can slip into a large coat pocket and no-ones any the wiser.

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Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Pixmania

Similar Products Used:   Nikon CP 5700

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cp8800 a Casual

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2005

Strengths:    excellent image quality. i have definitely put the camera's zoom capabilities to good use. videos are smooth and clean. battery life is decent.

Weaknesses:    need to buy a fast writing media card (i use an 80x lexar compact flash) & i have not experienced slow write time except when writing a full video file at the max setting.

Bottom Line:   
i think the people that give this camera really bad reviews are those expecting a DSLR performance. i am upgrading from another digital camera so i quite, quite happy with this camera's image quality & video capabilities.

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Price Paid:    $650.00

Similar Products Used:   cp8700
olympus 2 meg camera

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