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Nikon Coolpix 8800 Digital Camera

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

Five Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of this type and age, this camera is one of the most highly awarded by camera experts.

The editors of Trusted Reviews and DP Review both endorse this compact camera digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The reviewer at one more expert review site wrote that this camera would make a great purchase. Expert Reviews gave this digital camera a "Best Buy" award.

Letsgodigital.org/es/ and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ both gave this digital 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 the average expert rating of this digital camera is 80 out of 100. This puts this camera in the bottom 82% of all the compact cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this compact camera digital camera rated this digital camera as marvellous on average. Owners think this Nikon camera is one of the better cameras of this age and type.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Frank Hollis mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 thirteen years ago “With VR enabled it's easy to take handheld shots at the full 10x zoom at very slow shutter speeds - with pin-sharp results” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Michael H. Black gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 “The new 10x optical zoom is a real winner, so are the improvments Nikon have made in the acessability of the menus”. 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”.

Two customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good lens. Michael H. Black said on Amazon “Magic! The new lens really is versatile” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 and rated it as excellent. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned twelve years ago “10X zoom lens; effective vibration reduction; excellent red-eye prevention; ultrahigh-speed 30fps burst mode” in their review of this digital camera.

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 owner mentioned that the Nikon Coolpix 8800 had a good image stabiliser.

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Easy to Use

A few Nikon Coolpix 8800 owners who purchased it thought it was easy to use. Sallyt mentioned on Amazon “It is quite straightforward to use” in their review. Expert review site T3.com rated the product 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera twelve years ago “Nikons new ultra-zoom camera gives you eight-megapixel resolution and full-on photographic control in a remarkably compact body”. T3.com also mentioned “A flip-out-and-swivel LCD make it a pleasure to use too”.

A few people who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to use the menus. Michael H. Black wrote in his review of this digital camera “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” and gave this digital camera a very good review.

One customer said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Twelve years ago "dave35345" said “Such a shame, as otherwise the results are excellent and the camera handles so well” in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review.

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewer considered that this digital camera was easy to setup. Frank Hollis said in his review “Within 5 seconds of switching on you can be taking pictures, while your gear-burdened friends are still setting up”.

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Robust

A number of Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers considered that this digital camera was well made. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “The 8800 is a solid, though not spectacular, enthusiast option.” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable.

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Good Quality Pictures

Five people who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Frank Hollis wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 on Amazon “I'd grown to love the image stabilisation on my Canon binoculars”. Michael H. Black said “You would take good pictures, no doubt”. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review on expert website PC Mag “Are willing to pay for) sharper images th Specs” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera twelve years ago “Digital camera, 8,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8 in - Color” and rated the product 4 stars. Also twelve years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Coolpix 8800 combines powerful (8-megapixel) imaging resolution and a long (10X) optical zoom” in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Compact cameras manufactured by Nikon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Nikon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was compact. Eight years ago Photoradar.com said in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review on expert review site Photo Radar “It's still a comparatively compact camera for an 8-megapixel model, especially one with a zooming range as long as this one.”.

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix 8800 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Thelastwind wrote “Picture quality remains sharp due to digital make up of the camera”. Expert website Letsgodigital.org gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “In general the image quality is perfect, visible is the rich detail rendition due to the high resolution”.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert website Pocket Lint “Rugged with a good battery life”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who reviewed the product said that it had a good screen.

Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was a good design. Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “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 digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as 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 Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix 8800 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix 8800.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an electronic|mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 256 megabytes, the Coolpix 8800 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of compact cameras that have been available for more than two years is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 300MB.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix 8800 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix 8800. The white balances "Cloudy", "daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "manual" and "Shade" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Coolpix 8800 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Nikon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix 8800. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is more than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix 8800. The light exposure modess "aperture priority AE", "manual" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

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

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Quite Small Minimum RAM

Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum RAMs of between 64MB and 1.1GB. When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 8800, the Coolpix 8800's minimum RAM of only 64 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space

Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 8800 have minimum hard disk spaces of between 25MB and 1.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space is 270MB. At only 60 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 has a quite low minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800.

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15 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of customers agreed that the product was not cheap. Thirteen years ago David Wray said on Amazon “Accesories expensive”. Frank Hollis mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “That woiuld be very expensive”. Frank Hollis also wrote “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 Display Diagonal

When compared to other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have checked the display diagonal of, the Nikon Coolpix 8800's display diagonal of only 1.8 inches is one of the smallest. Compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix 8800 have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Canon 150 (£109.99) (2.7"), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F (3").

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Quite Low Megapixel

Compact cameras that came out more than two years ago have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP. With a megapixel of only 8 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 has one of the lower megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-Q1 (£199.00) (12MP).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix 8800 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 do have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Coolpix 8800 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Sony DSC-HX100V which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 do not support wi-Fi. The Coolpix 8800 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 8800, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX100V.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

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

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to 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 a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 8800 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F (5x).

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Coolpix 8800 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix 8800 is 1 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 134,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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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 cameras of this spec and age. Most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix 8800 the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. The best video resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Heavy

The weights of cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 range from 20g to 840g. When compared to other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Coolpix 8800's weight of 600 grams is one of the heaviest.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX100V (525g) which also has a higher rating.

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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 standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Samsung GC100 (£259.74) (21x), or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (30x).

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MicroDrive Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a cf|microdrive compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
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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