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Nikon Coolpix S8000 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.2MP 10x Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Release Date
Six industry awards
Good value, great zoom, macro feature
No zoom in movies
169 Reviews + 6 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended pcworld.com_techhive.com Top 10 PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The writers at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this Nikon camera. PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Dinside.no/data all gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

The editor of one more expert review site wrote that this digital camera was very good. Ephotozine gave this Nikon camera a "Highly Recommended" award.

Pcforalla.idg.se gave this digital camera a "Good Choice" award and it received a "Top 10" award from Pcworld.com_techhive.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on fourty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine the average expert rating of this camera is 73%.

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this medium megapixel digital camera rated it as 73%.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,424 user and expert reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel cameras compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Good Value, Great Zoom, Macro Feature

Twenty-two owners thought the Nikon Coolpix S8000 was good value for money. Website Electricpig.co.uk gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Good value, great zoom, macro feature”. Expert review site V3.co.uk mentioned “The S8000 more than justifies its price tag Good points Big 10x zoom; compact size; sophisticated design”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “Keenly priced for a stylish camera with a fantastic LCD screen.” but even so they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Six owners who reviewed it agreed that it was expensive. Mcb gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon three years ago “Kind of expensive”. Diane said “It makes it an expensive camera to use”. D. Brinkley rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “Better settings and filters and a lot less expensive and smaller!”.

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Features

Very Good Feature Set

Nine people who bought the Nikon Coolpix S8000 thought it had good features. Seven years ago website Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Very good feature set”. Expert review site Pcworld.in said “Its nice set of features at mid-range prices make it a good option for travel zoom camera” in their review of this digital camera. Seven years ago R C wrote “There are many features you should explore including the feature packed Scene selections”.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium megapixel digital camera has been on the market since February 2016.


Weight & Dimensions

Slim Body

Fourty-four owners wrote that this digital camera was compact. Expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “In an ever more crowded market for high zoom compact cameras”. They also wrote “Nikon's latest foray into the the crowded super-zoom compact market is apparently the world's slimmest 10x zoom camera currently available at a mere 27.3mm wide” in their review. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on expert review site What Digital Camera seven years ago “Nikon's Coolpix S8000 offers a 14MP sensor and 10x optical zoom in a compact body”.

Eighteen owners concluded that it was thin. Mac World said in his review of this digital camera “Slim and lightweight”. Website Ld2.ciol.com mentioned “Slim body”. Camera Labs wrote “Slim and stylish with large detailed screen” in their review of this digital camera.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. M. Mcdonald rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “The macro setting is great ! The size is great, although a little bit heavier than others I seen”. Wilson W. Wyatt, Jr. mentioned in his review of this digital camera “My primary camera is a Nikon D300 with some heavy lenses” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. L. Martinez said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “When traveling it is bulky to take the charge equipment with the camera” but in spite of that they only rated it 1 stars out of 5.

Two customers considered that it was good structurally.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Nine customers who reviewed it concluded that it was noisy. Pamela Newton wrote “While I did not have any audible noise (the audio is great” in her review of this digital camera. Markel Phelps said “A CCD sensor, which can only lead to a sure problem - digital noise” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review. Wjo scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “The noise complaints worried me so I visited several stores”.


Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S8000 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Picture Quality

14.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 14.2 megapixels camera.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-GF6K (16MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-GX80 (£429) (16MP and higher rated) both from Panasonic.

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Design

Simple to Use

Twenty-nine owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S8000 considered that it was easy to use. Mac World mentioned “Extremely easy to use” nonetheless he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Expert website T3.com said in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “A well built, intuitive camera with a great lens”. Porschelover gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Amazon “Everything is so intuitive, I was able to basically unpack it, charge the battery (about 4 hours)”.

Seven owners agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. S. Heptinstall gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Navigating through the cameras settings is simple and thanks to the extremely high quality LCD screen everything is bright, crisp”. Seven years ago Just4fun wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “For users who wish to control the picture output a bit more, there are 15 scene selections and many other advanced image settings choose from”. Jeffrey Yemm scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said on expert website Amazon “Canon menu is very good.”.

Five people concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. M. Mcdonald scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “I'm trying to retrain myself on how to hold it and I'm sure I'll get used to it”. Seven years ago Busy Executive wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “I'm happy to say that the S8000 gets it about perfect - it's easy to hold”. They also mentioned “First, I place a lot of emphasis on the size and shape of the camera and whether it just feels natural in my hands” in their review.

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Sophisticated Design and Construction

Sixteen people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 was well made. Seven years ago website V3.co.uk wrote “Sophisticated design and construction” in their review of this digital camera and rated the product 80 out of 100. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is a solid entry into the travel zoom market”. Seven years ago expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “The S8000’s inexplicable start-up lag, average image quality and slow Burst mode spoil what is otherwise a solid first pocket travel-zoom camera from Nikon”.

Two owners who purchased the product said that it was strong and durable. Markel Phelps said “I was somewhat skiddish with this camera to begin with, as it touts a robust 14 megapixel imaging sensor”. Jonathan W. Lange scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote “Easy to use, compact, I dropped it on the pavement ( made me so mad)”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Seven years ago D. Brinkley gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website Amazon “Nikon wouldn't even offer me to send it in for a free repair, due to I damaged the camera”. Jackie D rated this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote “I have broken my bad habit” in his review of this digital camera.

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Stylish At the Front

Twenty-three people mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Digital Versus mentioned seven years ago “Stylish at the front” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Expert website Itreviews.com said “A quick scan of the Web reveals prices as low as £180 for Nikon's stylish 10x ultra-zoom compact” in their review of this digital camera. Pamela Newton wrote in her review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “The menu buttons and menu itself are pretty easy to understand” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Nine people concluded that it was well designed. Website Cnet.co.uk said “Efficient design” yet they rated it 3 stars out of 5. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Well designed” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Cnet.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said “A nice design and a couple extra features keep the Nikon Coolpix S8000 from being an also-ran compact megazoom” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Expert website T3.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The 30-300mm zoom is smooth and quick to focus – speed is something of a theme with this camera – at wide a” and scored it 80 out of 100. Michael Kinney said “Pictures and videos are very smooth on this camera” in his review of this digital camera. Arealavfan mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The HD video didn't seem smooth”.

Two owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was ugly. Expert website T3.com said “The 14-megapixel S8000 sits at the pinnacle of Nikon’s oddly unstylish Style range”. Seven years ago Markel Phelps mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This really rears its ugly head when you may want to crop a picture taken with the Nikon S8000” although they only rated this digital camera 40 out of 100.

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Well Designed

Fourty owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Seven years ago Pcworld.in wrote “Above average image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine mentioned “Attractive finish and good build quality”. Seven years ago website Digitalcamerareview.com said in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “Excellent image quality”.


No Zoom in Movies

Thirty-one owners wrote in their reviews that it was not good for video recording. Pcworld.in mentioned “No optical zoom during video recording” although they scored this digital camera 75 out of 100. Website Good Gear Guide.com.au said seven years ago “No manual shutter or aperture settings, no hand grip, flimsy doors and compartment covers, video mode allows only digital zoom” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 60 out of 100. Website Ld2.ciol.com mentioned “No zoom in video recording”.

Lacks Manual Exposure Control

Three owners who reviewed the product said that it did not have good exposure controls. Camera Labs said “Lacks manual exposure control” but even so they still gave the Nikon Coolpix S8000 a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Good Screen

Fifteen people concluded that it had a good screen. Ephotozine mentioned “Bright three inch screen”. Pcworld.in scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “Sharp screen with good visibility”. Pamela Newton gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and she wrote “The 3" Clear Color Display is crisp” in her review of this digital camera.

Five owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 had a good viewfinder. Website Ld2.ciol.com said “Large viewfinder”. R. Boss wrote on expert review site Amazon “The Nikon LCD view finder is BY FAR BETTER to see in bright light conditions than the 740” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mom22boys mentioned on expert website Amazon “I bought this camera after my Kodak Point and Shoot broke (after I *oops* dropped it) I picked the Nikon Coolpix S8000 for the huge viewfinder and the 14 mp”.

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Very Good Zoom Range

Fourty customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom. What Digital Camera said “Impressive zoom range, decent image quality on occasion” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000. Expert website Ld2.ciol.com wrote “The Nikon S8000 has been touted as the world's slimmestwide-angle super zoom camera”. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “Has plenty of benefits outside its claimed status as the thinnest 10x zoom compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Seven owners reckoned that this digital camera had a good lens. Markel Phelps wrote seven years ago “The 10X Nikkor lens (30-300mm# is great for taking picture without the hassle of changing lenses everytime you turnaround” but despite that they rated it 2 stars out of 5. Diane mentioned on expert website Amazon “I suspect the lens mechanism is cheap plastic that is just worn out” in her review of this digital camera. Jct said on expert review site Amazon “Excellent lens”.

Seven people agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. Website Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this digital camera “Superior optical image stabilization”. Pcworld.in wrote “Good Image Stabilization” in their review of this digital camera. Website Asia.cnet.com mentioned “Effective image stabilizer”.

Five customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Tom Cat mentioned on expert review site Amazon seven years ago “I found that the panasonic could focus better in low light” in his review of this digital camera. He also said “It has a shorter focus range than the ZS7” in his review. S. Gebhardt wrote seven years ago “GREAT Auto Focus Camera” and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.

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Excellent Image Quality

One hundred and fourteen owners who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine wrote “Plenty of functions to assist picture taking”. Seven years ago Macworld.com said on expert website Mac World “It takes almost no effort from the user to capture great images, which casual snapshooters will love” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website V3.co.uk wrote “Such specifications make it the slimmest camera of its type, so it’s ideal for photographers who travel”.

Ten people agreed that the product had a good picture resolution. Camera Labs mentioned “Dedicated video shooting button” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com wrote “With a high resolution 3.0-inch LCD that wasn't hard to do” in their review of this digital camera. Patricia M Brown mentioned “This camera would stop after, say, 20 shots! It has fewer shooting modes than I am used to having with the Casio”.

Eight people who bought the product agreed that it was good in low light. Expert review site Infosyncworld.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is a premiere example of why the low light revolution should be proud” in their review of this digital camera. R C gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera “Low light photography is much easier with the Vibration Reduction feature too”. Raymond L. Payne wrote on expert review site Amazon six years ago “I can print some awesome enlargements (20 x 20 and above) from the jpeg files and it is super in low light levels”.

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “It has a 14.2-megapixel sensor, 720p high-definition movie mode” .

Two people considered that the product had a good ISO range. Anthony V. Loh said on expert website Amazon “This camera has good ISO performance of up to 800” in his review of this digital camera. Seven years ago Jonathan Pevarnek mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The only thing that is manually adjustable is ISO and even that is a pain to adjust from the menu”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Twelve people said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 had a good battery life. Pamela Newton wrote “It also came with a 2gig SD card and a fully charged battery so right out of the box it was ready to go”. Seven years ago Mylissa Russell said in their review of this digital camera “So even if the battery charges correctly” however despite that they gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars out of 5. Loon Potts gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon in the same month “The battery, while exclusive, lasts a long time”.

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Review Sources

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