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Nikon Coolpix 8800 Digital Camera

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8MP 10x CCD 4x Jun 2010
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23 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the cameras of this spec and age.

This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" from both Trusted Reviews and DP Review, both of which concluded that this digital camera was good.

This camera was given a "Best Buy" award by Expert Reviews who said that this Nikon digital camera was a sensible purchase.

Letsgodigital.org/es/ and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ both gave this camera an "Excellent" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including DP Review, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this compact camera camera has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100. Camera experts are not sure about this camera.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 23 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Nikon digital camera is exceptional. This puts this camera in the top 17% of all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age when ranked by average owner review score.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Frank Hollis rated it 5 stars and he wrote “With VR enabled it's easy to take handheld shots at the full 10x zoom at very slow shutter speeds - with pin-sharp results” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800. Michael H. Black said on Amazon “The new 10x optical zoom is a real winner, so are the improvments Nikon have made in the acessability of the menus” in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review. Michael H. Black also said “Yesterday, on a cold, dark, murky morning, I photographed birds on the Otter Estuary using full optical and digital zoom”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Eleven years ago Michael H. Black he said in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review on Amazon “Magic! The new lens really is versatile”. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “10X zoom lens; effective vibration reduction; excellent red-eye prevention; ultrahigh-speed 30fps burst mode”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good image stabiliser.

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Easy to Use

Three Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Eleven years ago Sallyt said “It is quite straightforward to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 and rated the Nikon Coolpix 8800 5 stars. Expert review site T3.com mentioned “Nikons new ultra-zoom camera gives you eight-megapixel resolution and full-on photographic control in a remarkably compact body”.

A few Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Michael H. Black mentioned in his review on Amazon “I think there are about 100 menus listed in the very concise, informative handbook)But as a professional photographer what has blown me away is the Vibration Reduction system”.

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Frank Hollis wrote in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review “Within 5 seconds of switching on you can be taking pictures, while your gear-burdened friends are still setting up”.

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to handle. "dave35345" gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon eleven years ago “Such a shame, as otherwise the results are excellent and the camera handles so well” in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review.

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Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

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Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 8800 was well made. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned “The 8800 is a solid, though not spectacular, enthusiast option.” in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review and gave it a score of 72 out of 100. T3.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 “First-rate build and a flip-out-and-swivel LCD make it a pleasure to use too”.

One person who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Pocket-Lint.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said on Pocket Lint “Rugged with a good battery life”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Twelve years ago Frank Hollis mentioned on Amazon “I'd grown to love the image stabilisation on my Canon binoculars” and rated it as excellent. Michael H. Black wrote on Amazon “You would take good pictures, no doubt” in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned eleven years ago “Are willing to pay for) sharper images th Specs”.

Several people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com rated it 72 out of 100 and wrote “Digital camera, 8,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8 in - Color”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “The Coolpix 8800 combines powerful (8-megapixel) imaging resolution and a long (10X) optical zoom” in their review.

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Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers agreed that this digital camera was compact. Photoradar.com wrote “It's still a comparatively compact camera for an 8-megapixel model, especially one with a zooming range as long as this one.” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix 8800 owners concluded that it was good quality. Thelastwind mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review “Picture quality remains sharp due to digital make up of the camera”. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org rated it 4 stars and said ten years ago “In general the image quality is perfect, visible is the rich detail rendition due to the high resolution” in their review.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix 8800 considered that it had a good battery life.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Eleven years ago Dpexpert.com.au said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 “That camera caused a sensation at the time with its attractive design and appealing concept -- one fixed long range zoom at”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix 8800 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix 8800 also support video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix 8800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an electronic|mechanical camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix 8800 the internal memory range from 1MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. With an internal memory of 256 megabytes, the Coolpix 8800 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Coolpix 8800 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 8800. The light exposure modes "aperture priority AE", "manual" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix 8800 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus continuous auto focus and single auto focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum RAM Requirement

With a minimum RAM requirement of only 64 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix 8800's minimum RAM requirement is one of the smallest amongst cameras of this age and spec. The minimum RAM requirement of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 range from 64MB to 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 360MB.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

At only 60 megabytes, the Coolpix 8800 has a fairly low minimum hard disk space requirement compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest minimum hard disk space requirement of compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 8800 is 25MB and the highest is 2.1GB.

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16 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was not cheap. David Wray said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon twelve years ago “Accesories expensive”. Frank Hollis said “That woiuld be very expensive” in his review. Frank Hollis also mentioned “It's not a replacement for a good digiscoping kit, or a digital SLR with a big (expensive) zoom lens with image stabilisation.”.

Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1" and the largest is 4.8". The Coolpix 8800 has a quite small screen size (only 1.8 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

If this digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X100 (£209.00) (2.8").

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 8800 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. The Coolpix 8800 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 8 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Fujifilm XQ1 (£189.00) (12MP).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix 8800 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Coolpix 8800 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The Nikon Coolpix 8800 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 are not 3D compatible. The Nikon Coolpix 8800 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix 8800 do not have a GPS. The Nikon Coolpix 8800 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 8800, the Coolpix 8800 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 8800 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix 8800 range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the DSC-WX350 (£159.00) (40x), or the DSC-RX100 (£269.99) (54x) both from Sony or the Samsung WB150F (£269.99) (5x).

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Coolpix 8800 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix 8800. The flash modes "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 400,000 pixels. The Coolpix 8800 has a fairly low display resolution (only 134,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix 8800 has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. The best video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix 8800 that we have checked, the weight of the Coolpix 8800 of 600 grams is one of the heaviest. The lightest compact camera camera that came out more than two years ago is 20g , the heaviest is 710g, and the average weight is 170g.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot G16 (£246.99) (314g).

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Thick

When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the depth of the Coolpix 8800 of 121 millimeters is one of the thickest. The depths of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 4mm to 2,200mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 8800

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix 8800 over six years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 8800 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix 8800.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Samsung WB150F (£269.99) (18x).

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MicroDrive Memory Card

This digital camera supports a cf|microdrive memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Digital SLR

5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(24)
15 July 2009

The first thing you notice is that it's altogether larger than the 8700. It's still a comparatively compact camera for an 8-megapixel model, especially one with a zooming range as long as this... Read more…

31 December 2006

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 has very impressive specifications. Among prosumer cameras, it has the longest stabilized zoom, top image resolution and the second highest resolution movie mode. Noise... Read more…

30 November 2006

The CoolPix 8800 may look like a pretty similar successor to the 8MP 8700 model, but the styling similarities are deceptive because this is quite a different camera.The first thing you notice is... Read more…

2 February 2006

Trusted Reviews

This is a camera I've been waiting to get my hands on for quite a while. Announced over a year ago, it's still the Big Daddy of the Nikon CoolPix range. When I say big, what I actually mean is... Read more…

1 January 2006

In general the image quality is perfect, visible is the rich detail rendition due to the high resolution. The quality of the 10x optical zoom lens is undisputable and is in spite of its minor... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 October 2004 by Frank Hollis

For the last few months I've been looking for a solution to my problem - how to take photos of wildlife without having to carry a ton of equipment and spend 5 minutes setting up for a shot.... Read more…

Reviewed 4 February 2005 by Michael h. Black

This is a wonderful camera, but be warned, the Nikon 8800 is a very serious camera indeed and deserves to be treated seriously. I own a Nikon 5700 and the 8800 is a direct linear improvemnt on... Read more…

Reviewed 21 December 2004 by David Wray

I've had the camera a short while and it has fulfilled all expectations a wonderful bit of kit. The only irritation so far was when I tried to buy a simple skylight filter to protect the lens from... Read more…

Reviewed 12 April 2005 by SallyT

I researched and agonised over what camera to buy for over a year. In the end it came down to a choice between the Konica Minolta Dimage A200 and this one. I finally chose this camera because it... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2005 by Amazon Customer

I've owned the Coolpix 8700 in the past and it's a fine camera, with just one gripe - the autofocus ability is severely limited in low light. I talked to Nikon in case it was a one off fault, but... Read more…

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