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Nikon Coolpix 8800 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 8MP 10x CCD Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Five industry awards
Reasonably priced
Good size
39 Reviews + 5 Awards
letsgodigital.org/nl/ Excellent Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites Trusted Reviews and DP Review, both of which thought that this low megapixel digital camera was good.

This digital camera was given a "Best Buy" award by websites Expert Reviews who decided that this camera was good.

This digital camera received an "Excellent" award from both Letsgodigital.org/es/ and Letsgodigital.org/nl/.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including DP Review, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this low megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 80%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 28 owner reviews the average owner rating of this low megapixel digital camera is exceptional. 9 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars. This means that users think this digital camera is one of the better digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Three customers who bought it wrote that it was expensive. Frank Hollis said “It's not a replacement for a good digiscoping kit, or a digital SLR with a big (expensive) zoom lens with image stabilisation.” and rated the Nikon Coolpix 8800 the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Frank Hollis also wrote “That woiuld be very expensive” in his review. David Wray wrote in his review of this digital camera “Accesories expensive”.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Frank Hollis wrote in his review of this digital camera thirteen years ago “It's small and relatively cheap and will provide you with satisfactory results” .

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix 8800 had a good battery life.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix 8800 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who bought the product concluded that it was compact. T3.com mentioned “Nikons new ultra-zoom camera gives you eight-megapixel resolution and full-on photographic control in a remarkably compact body” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Photoradar.com gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “It's still a comparatively compact camera for an 8-megapixel model, especially one with a zooming range as long as this one.” in their review of this digital camera.

One person reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix 8800 was heavy and bulky. Twelve years ago Goodgearguide.com.au scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The 8800 looks and operates much like its predecessor, with the same bulky, black body”.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera the weights range from 50g to 1.3kg. With a weight of 600 grams, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is quite heavy compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Design

Robust

Three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was well made. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “The Coolpix 8800 is a solid, though not spectacular, enthusiast option”. Expert website T3.com gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote twelve years ago “First-rate build and a flip-out-and-swivel LCD make it a pleasure to use too”.

One owner thought the product was strong and durable. Thirteen years ago Pocket-Lint.com wrote on expert website Pocket Lint “Rugged with a good battery life”.

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Good Ergonomics, Sticky Rubb

One customer reckoned that it was ergonomic. Twelve years ago Dp Review mentioned “Good ergonomics, sticky rubb” in their review of this digital camera.

One person reckoned that the product was well designed. Twelve years ago expert website Dpexpert.com.au said “That camera caused a sensation at the time with its attractive design and appealing concept -- one fixed long range zoom at” in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review.

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Easy to Use

Four customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. T3.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 “Easy to use” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Sallyt wrote on Amazon “It is quite straightforward to use” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who purchased it wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Twelve years ago Michael H. Black mentioned 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 owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to setup. Frank Hollis said on Amazon “Within 5 seconds of switching on you can be taking pictures, while your gear-burdened friends are still setting up” in his review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to handle. Twelve years ago "dave35345" wrote on Amazon “Such a shame, as otherwise the results are excellent and the camera handles so well” in their review of this digital camera.

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First Class Image Quality

Three people who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Twelve years ago T3.com said “First class image quality”. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org said “In general the image quality is perfect, visible is the rich detail rendition due to the high resolution”. Thelastwind gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Picture quality remains sharp due to digital make up of the camera” in their review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.5x. With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 8800 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£427) (24x), or the Lumix DMC-FZ200 (£299) (24x) both from Panasonic.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon 1100D + EF-S 18-55 IS II which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Coolpix 8800 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 1.8 inches, the Coolpix 8800 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. Low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have display diagonals of between 1" and 3.5".

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 420,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 134,000 pixels, the Coolpix 8800 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 256 megabytes, the Coolpix 8800 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera the internal memory range from 8MB to 7.5GB.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix 8800 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Picture Quality

Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 8800 had a good screen. Cnet.com said “Digital camera, 8,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8 in - Color”.

10x Zoom Lens

Fourteen owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good zoom. Techradar mentioned “Great long-range zoom” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. T3.com mentioned “Excellent optical zoom and macro shots”. Twelve years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Biggest zoom of any eight megapixel, with Vibration Reduction”.

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 8800 said that it had a good image stabiliser. Frank Hollis said “I'd grown to love the image stabilisation on my Canon binoculars” in his review of this digital camera. One owner who purchased it considered that it had a good lens. Michael H. Black gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon twelve years ago “Magic! The new lens really is versatile”.

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Sharp Lens, At Both Ends of Zoom Range, Respectable Resolution

Seven customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Pcmag.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review “If you need (and are willing to pay for) sharper images th Specs”. Twelve years ago expert website T3.com said “The 10x optical zoom has an image stabilis”. Michael H. Black mentioned on Amazon “You would take good pictures, no doubt” in his review of this digital camera.

Three owners concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Twelve years ago Dp Review said “Sharp lens, at both ends of zoom range, respectable resolution”. Also twelve years ago Goodgearguide.com.au wrote on expert website Good Gear Guide.com.au “The Coolpix 8800 combines powerful (8-megapixel) imaging resolution and a long (10X) optical zoom”.

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Nikon Coolpix 8800 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix 8800 review we compared this digital camera to 1,214 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,600 product attributes, 169,860 digital camera reviews and 2,794,400 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.
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