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Nikon Coolpix S8000 Digital Camera

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17 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Dinside.no/data all of whom thought that this digital camera was good.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine who thought that this Nikon digital camera was great.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Average

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

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 103 user reviews this camera has an overall user rating of 73%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “This camera takes very good photos as other Nikon does” in their review. Ann Stahmer mentioned “I was able to capture some incredible shots, including clear photos of birds flying near the ship we cruised on”. Ann Stahmer also wrote “The 3-inch viewscreen is a plus and makes framing the pictures easy”.

Nine people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S8000 concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Seven years ago Amazon Customer wrote “With its high resolution sensor, I have made some cropped 13X19 prints” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Classic Movie Watcher said “Actually, at ISO 125, I did observe that Nikon's resolution was better” in their review. Jeffrey Yemm wrote in his review on Amazon “It will more likely be with you when the subject you are shooting presents itself”.

A few people agreed that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 was good in low light. Honest mentioned in their review of this digital camera six years ago “We did many close up zooms, outdoor, indoor, evening low light - all came out amazingly good! It is very easy to use” . Jeffrey Yemm mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “Low light is the only real strain” and rated the product as very good. Raymond L. Payne wrote on Amazon “Above) from the jpeg files and it is super in low light levels”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was able to produce clear pictures. Elder Statesman Doctor mentioned on Amazon “He had much more zoom than I did with great clarity”. Eric A. Vasallo mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “The zoom is amazing without loss of clarity and focus” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S8000 concluded that it had a good ISO range. Anthony V. Loh wrote on Amazon “This camera has good ISO performance of up to 800”. Jonathan Pevarnek rated the product 4 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on 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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Good Quality Lens

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Arealavfan wrote on Amazon “At full 10x optical zoom” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review nonetheless they rated the product 3 stars. B. mentioned on Amazon “Nice Zoom” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review. Cardfan17 gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The 10x zoom is a VERY nice feature to have on a compact camera”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners thought the Nikon Coolpix S8000 had a good lens. Jct said “Excellent lens”. Markel Phelps said “The 10X Nikkor lens (30-300mm# is great for taking picture without the hassle of changing lenses everytime you turnaround”. Seven years ago Wilson W. Wyatt, Jr. wrote “The lens is very good” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 and rated the product 4 stars.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S8000 reckoned that it had a good autofocus. Busy Executive said on Amazon “It does great close-ups, letting you focus up to about half an inch from your subject”. Robert Testa said on Amazon seven years ago “Fast and accurate focusing means I get what I shoot”. In the same month S. Gebhardt said “GREAT Auto Focus Camera”.

Three Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers reckoned that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Eric A. Vasallo scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The image stabilization is superior and i am a person that has very shaky hands”. Jonathan Pevarnek wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 on Amazon “The image stabilization is amazing along with many of the other features in the camera”. Expert website Cameras.co.uk gave the Nikon Coolpix S8000 a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review seven years ago “Features include High Definition movies, images stabilisation and I like the fa”.

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Easy to Use

A few customers concluded that this digital camera was easy to use. Seven years ago Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review “This is a very capable camera that is still easy to use”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The level of manual control when desired is impressive in a camera at this price point”. Ann Stahmer wrote on Amazon “I haven't read the instruction book yet because using this camera is so intuitive”.

Some Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who bought the Nikon Coolpix S8000 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Busy Executive scored the product 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Whether it just feels natural in my hands”. Busy Executive also wrote “I'm happy to say that the S8000 gets it about perfect - it's easy to hold”. Six years ago Honest mentioned “Was easy to hold the camera without needing to have my finger on top of the camera” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review and scored it 5 stars.

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use the menus. D. Brinkley said on Amazon “Better settings and filters and a lot less expensive” in their review of this digital camera. Hannah mentioned “Menu is easy and intuitive, no more than 1 level deep” in her Nikon Coolpix S8000 review and rated the product 4 stars. Seven years ago Jeffrey Yemm scored it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Outstanding menu system”.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 owner who purchased it considered that it had a good experience. Michael Kinney said “I'll do my best to describe my experience with it” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Several Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Porschelover said on Amazon seven years ago “I probably should read the manual.I'm sure I'll be pleasantly surprised at some additional features I'm currently unaware of” in their review. R C gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Amazon “It has terrific features including”. R C also wrote “There are many features you should explore including the feature packed Scene selections”.

Robust

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Elder Statesman Doctor mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “With the zoom that is built into the camera, after the picture was taken”. Goldy wrote on Amazon “Built in flash” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they scored it 20 out of 100. Five years ago Hannah she mentioned on Amazon “Build is great quality, not cheapy plastic” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 owner who purchased it concluded that it was strong and durable. Jonathan W. Lange gave it an excellent rating and he said in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “Easy to use, compact, I dropped it on the pavement ( made me so mad)”.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 owner said that it was reliable. Expert website T3.com mentioned “Perfect for anyone who wants a reliable point-and-shoot” .

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Nice Design

A number of people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good looking. Anthony V. Loh said on Amazon seven years ago “Nonetheless, whether you buy this as a main camera, or as a "take-around" camera when you don't want to bring a DSLR everywhere, this camera is a pretty good choice” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Arealavfan said on Amazon “The S8000 does take beautiful still images”. Arrow Flight said on Amazon “Seems pretty simple” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 5 stars.

A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design. B. wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 seven years ago “There is one design flaw” and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Classic Movie Watcher said on Amazon in the same month “I got the silver one which had a very solid build and cool design” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Cnet.com mentioned “A nice design and a couple extra features keep the Nikon Coolpix S8000 from being an also-ran compact megazoom” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review.

A few Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S8000 concluded that it was smooth. Arealavfan wrote “The HD video didn't seem smooth”. Michael Kinney scored the Nikon Coolpix S8000 very highly and he mentioned seven years ago “Videos are very smooth on this camera”. T3.com wrote “The 30-300mm zoom is smooth and quick to focus – speed is something of a theme with this camera – at wide a” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was ergonomic. Arealavfan wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “Nikon likely foresaw this as an ergonomic design problem”.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewer who bought it wrote that it was well designed. Markel Phelps wrote on Amazon seven years ago “If a well designed camera can't pass muster in the image quality department, what do you really have in a camera? Survey says”.

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Reasonably Priced

Fourteen Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Bill Wade gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera seven years ago “Price was good too - got it right here on Amazon! Highly recommend”. D. Brinkley said “All my other older digital cameras all started up quick and the all cost a lot less” in their review and gave the Nikon Coolpix S8000 a score of 4 stars. Elder Statesman Doctor wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “Fabulous Camera for the price!” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

A few Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who bought the Nikon Coolpix S8000 thought it was a bargain for the price. D. Brinkley wrote on Amazon “Man is this camera cheaply built” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000. Diane wrote “I suspect the lens mechanism is cheap plastic that is just worn out” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000. Michael Kinney said on Amazon “Before this camera, I owned a cheap olympus and a fuji film camera”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was cheap. D. Brinkley mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality is not what I wanted from this expensive device”. J. Mclean said “After researching specifically for shutter speeds, this camera caught my eye.a Nikon, great reviews on the shutter speed issue, not too expensive”.

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Good Size

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Anthony V. Loh rated the product 4 stars and he wrote “A compact alternative”. Anthony V. Loh also said “Was looking for a compact digital camera to take with me when taking a DSLR is not convenience”. Anthony V. Loh also said “Fast start up compared to other compact”.

Several Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners said in their reviews that the product was thin. Arealavfan said seven years ago “A longer optical zoom than the typical 3-4x found in the Canon slim cameras”. Arealavfan also wrote “Very few slim cameras offer this level of optical zoom, one of the main features I was seeking”. Arealavfan also said “Want a slim camera with lots of optical zoom”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners said in their reviews that it was a good weight. Honest mentioned in their review “It is light weight and small enough to easily take with us”. J. Mclean mentioned on Amazon seven years ago “High marks for ease of use and size/weight measurements” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. In the same month Loon Potts said in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on Amazon “I wanted a small, reasonably light weight idiot camera to carry with me all the time”.

One person who purchased the product concluded that it was lightweight. Gary N. Helfrich gave the product an excellent review and he wrote in his review of this digital camera seven years ago “If you want a small lightweight camera for all around shooting then I highly recommend this one”.

One customer thought it was a good body shape.

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Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “This can offer great savings on high quality products that supplement the capabilities of this camera”. Anthony V. Loh he mentioned seven years ago “The image quality is very good; even on all auto mode”. In the same month Arrow Flight mentioned on Amazon “The 14 MP quality of pics is outstanding! I would buy again in a heartbeat”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen. Anne Robinson wrote on Amazon seven years ago “The large sharp viewing screen is a joy” and rated this digital camera as very good. Bill Wade gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned also seven years ago “You can read the darn print on the piece of paper on the wonderfully sharp and crisp screen”. Bill Wade also said “Guess only con is screen washes out in sunlight”.

A few people who purchased it agreed that it had a good viewfinder. Seven years ago Loon Potts mentioned on Amazon “The view finder is nice & large”. Mom22boys said in their review “Shoot broke (after I *oops* dropped it) I picked the Nikon Coolpix S8000 for the huge viewfinder and the 14 mp” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. R. Boss wrote “The Nikon LCD view finder is BY FAR BETTER to see in bright light conditions than the 740” .

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Good Battery Life

Ten customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good battery life. Docmac1000 gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The battery had enough power for me to take two gorgeous shots of our twins”. Karen B-L gave the Nikon Coolpix S8000 an excellent review and she said in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “I like the big LCD screen & battery type (way better than having to use Double AA batteries”. Laura Forgey wrote on Amazon “Broke the housing - still worked beautiful until the battery cover came off”.

Good Video Capture

Some Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S8000 wrote that it was good for video recording. B. rated the product 4 stars and said on Amazon “The 720p video mode sounds nice” in their review of this digital camera. B. also wrote “Video images are fair”. C. Snider wrote “The video is great”.

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 15,245 user and expert reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands.

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Good Connectivity

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewer who purchased the product considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Seven years ago Pamela Newton said in her Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “Just didn't seem to fit my hand comfortably and the USB cable bothered me”.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 owner wrote that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert review site Cnet.com rated it 4 stars and said seven years ago “A 720p HD movie mode with a built-in stereo mic and HDMI output for less than $300” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review.

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10 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Several customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix S8000 agreed that it was not noisy. Docmac1000 wrote on Amazon “Once the battery was charged I took some really good video with none of the noise problems listed by other users” however despite that they still gave it a score of 5 stars. Hannah wrote on Amazon “Not great in low light, gets pretty noisy”. Seven years ago Jake Mcgee mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “There's some sort of stuttered clicking noise going on ever few seconds”.

Poor Support

A few people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. C. Vandyk said “If they can't help me, I may have to return the camera” in their review but even so they rated it 80 out of 100. Gary N. Helfrich mentioned on Amazon “It does not have any manual controls” but despite that he scored the Nikon Coolpix S8000 very highly. Mark Hungry said “Autofocus is not reliable, especially with macros while manual focus is not available 2” in his review and rated the product 40 out of 100.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S8000 does not have an image stabilizer, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months, the Coolpix S8000 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The Coolpix S8000 is not 3D. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S8000 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 does not support video capability. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S8000 also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Coolpix S8000 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S8000 also do not have a built-in flash.

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1 Other reason to consider the Nikon Coolpix S8000

Released Twelve Months Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S8000 twelve months ago.

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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13 September 2010

The Coolpix S8000 has a simple compact design despite its 10x optical zoom and it captures above average quality images. Its nice set of features at mid-range prices make it a good option for...

26 August 2010

Long-zoom compact cameras, also often called travel cameras, are a big growth area of the digital camera market. Nearly all of the main manufacturers now produce compact cameras with zoom lenses... Read more…

26 July 2010

A quick scan of the Web reveals prices as low as £180 for Nikon's stylish 10x ultra-zoom compact, and despite a few design questions the overall handling, performance and image quality should... Read more…

The Coolpix S8000 made a good first impression on me -- but with a high resolution 3.0-inch LCD that wasn't hard to do. As I shot with it, it kept impressing me -- and that was no easy feat. At... Read more…

1 July 2010

Nikon COOLPIX S8000 verdict The Nikon COOLPIX S8000 is a 14 Megapixel compact super-zoom with a 10x optical range and a high-rseolution 3 inch LCD screen. It's slim too, at least compared with...

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User Reviews

(103)
Reviewed 3 February 2011 by Mr. S. Heptinstall

I must say I am more than happy with this little camera, it took seconds to setup, and it looks lovely in red. From the moment I connected it via USB to my mac it instantly detected the camera... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2012 by Readaholic
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The best 'point and shoot' I have ever used. Several of us took a combined total of about 650 photos at my daughter's wedding and the ones from my camera equalled or were even FAR BETTER than the... Read more…

Reviewed 30 August 2015 by Value Appreciator
(Verified Purchase)

This is a superb value for this camera. The quality of this Nikon model, as far as a point-and-shoot, far surpasses any other camera in its class. As far as the price, I don't know how the vendor... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2015 by Martin Clotworthy
(Verified Purchase)

Astonishing value...

Great camera. I've had mine for over 3 years and taken about 1800 pictures and hundreds of videos. They look as good today as when I first purchased it. I've never had any problems; battery is... Read more…

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