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Nikon Coolpix S800c

72

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Nikon Coolpix S800c

£375.00
Nikon Coolpix S800c
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An award winning and fully featured compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
Compact 16MP 10x Yes Oct 2012
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Nikon Coolpix S800c Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S800c number 465 across all digital cameras.
83
Reviews
56 Reviews + 2 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
5 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has ok expert reviews and below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 65%, based on 56 reviews. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from M3.idg.se and an industry award from Pcforalla.idg.se. Praktica cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is robust, excellent design and great product quality. However they also report poor battery life.
This Nikon digital camera has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
\\Built-in gps: record the exact location (latitude and longitude) where you took your photo as a geotag in the image data (exif). compatible with any google application that requires gps.\
\\EXPEED c2 image processing system: provides enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.\
\\Internal memory: 1.7 GB of space is reserved for your photos or movies and 680mb for any applications you download. when you need more space, the camera is compatible with sd/sdhc cards (up to 32 gb).\
\\Continuous mode (8.1 fps): capture sharp shots of the action at a fast eight frames-per-second.\
\\Easy panorama 360/180: move the camera vertically or horizontally to create dynamic panoramas.\
\\Backlighting hdr: delivers detailed images of high-contrast scenes.\
\\Anti-blur: high ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity reduces blurred images in low light. motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. best shot selector (bss) selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots.\
\\Lens-shift vibration reduction: capture steady photos and movies thanks to nikon\'s automatic vibration reduction technology, which counters the effects of camera shake in real time.\
\\Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound: easily record life in motion. you can use the 10x optical zoom with autofocus when filming, and record slow- or fast-motion movies using recording speeds up to 240 fps (vga).\
MyPicturetown.com: view your photo gallery from wherever you are. an in-camera application lets you connect directly to nikon\'s internet-based photo storage service.\
Smaller than average optical zoom
\\Do more with android: with hundreds of thousands of google play apps at your fingertips, you could read a party invite from a friend, download directions, upload the best new photo filters to use at the party, and play a game when traveling: all on your camera. the possibilities are endless.\
\\Touch control: as sensitive as the best smartphones, the anti-reflective, ultra-high resolution 8.7 cm (3.5-in.) OLED (819k-dot) touch screen with wide viewing angle makes operation a joy.\
\\Stunning images: the NIKKOR wide-angle 10x optical zoom lens (25 250mm) with ED glass delivers superior sharpness and color whether you re shooting up close or from some distance away.\
\\Back-illuminated 16-mp CMOS sensor: this highly sensitive image sensor works with the EXPEED processor to deliver clear photos and movies in any light. enjoy sharing stunning images on any platform.\
\\Share your world: easily connect to the internet via wi-fi. upload photos and movies to social media and photo sites, or transfer images directly to your smartphone or tablet.\
The power of android os: download any application from google play straight to your camera. take advantage of photo apps, social media apps, games and much more.\
Has an image stabilizer
Average minimum aperture number
\\USB and AC charging: the camera can be charged from your computer with the USB cable included or via a regular power outlet

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Coolpix S800c with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 397 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 418 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 414 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Nikon Coolpix S800c Video Reviews

Nikon Coolpix S800c In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

Website M3.idg.se endorse this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editor of one other expert review site thought that this camera was very good. This was from Pcforalla.idg.se who gave it an "Good Choice".

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 36 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 66%.

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Poor User Reviews

This camera has an average user rating of 60 out of 100 based on 20 user reviews. Users aren't convinced by this Nikon digital camera.

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Users Report Poor Battery Life

Three owners said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life.

Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 40,636 expert and user reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Four people who purchased it agreed that it was well made.

  • The pictures do come out huge, with good solid colour and strong crisp quality when it's working at its best…
    Chris Hall (Amazon) - January 2013
  • It has a very good build quality…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012
  • The flash is built in to the front of the camera, so you won't have to delay by popping up a flash before taking your pictures in auto mode…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012
  • It looks clean and uncluttered and feels well engineered and robust…

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was well designed and two customers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good looking.

  • There were things we liked about its design…
  • If (like me and my wife) you haven't got yourself a nifty phone that does all this then it can be a pretty cool little gadget to have…
    Chris Hall (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The touch screen is sublime, accurate, smooth and sharp…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012
  • In the box ========== The camera comes neatly packaged in a commendably busy little box with a number of accessories…
  • Looks and layout ================ This is quite a good looking camera…
  • It looks clean and uncluttered and feels well engineered…

Users Report Great Product Quality

Three owners who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was good quality.

  • It's going to appeal to many that a camera with decent image quality will also allow you to share directly to your favourite social networking s…
  • The pictures do come out huge, with good solid colour and strong crisp quality when it's working at its best…
    Chris Hall (Amazon) - January 2013
  • It has a very good build quality…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S800c considered that it had a good zoom.

  • The zoom function is certainly one of the strong aspects to the camera…
    Chris Hall (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The zoom is swift and fluid, extending the reach of the camera to quite impressive lengths…
    Chris Hall (Amazon) - January 2013

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three customers said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S800c was easy to use.

  • Extremely easy to use and responsive…
    CNET.co.uk October 2012
  • Easy to use…
    Ian M. (Amazon) - April 2015
  • It is very easy to use; you can use the physical button on the top of the camera or the touch screen to take the photograph…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012
  • The menu is easy to access and settings are just as easy to change…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012
  • The camera whilst boasting many facilities has a very confusing programme of settings and the handbook is not very helpful…

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Six people who bought the Nikon Coolpix S800c agreed that it was compact.

  • The compact camera realm and the Android device domain…
  • Buying Guide Best compact camera Because this is still a relatively new segment of the market…
    Techradar.com/au/ February 2012
  • These days, compact camera manufacturers are fighting what is pretty much a losing battle with phone makers to produce a quick snapping tool…
    Techradar.com/au/ February 2012
  • A TRULY INNOVATIVE POINT AND SHOOT COMPACT WITH AN ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012
  • Basically what this is is a compact camera…
  • Heavy enough to retain a nice heft…
  • Getting started =============== Not quite as easy as a more traditional compact…

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five owners thought it was able to produce good images.

  • It's going to appeal to many that a camera with decent image quality will also allow you to share directly to your favourite social networking s…
  • It offers a glimpse of how smart cameras can revolutionise photography, which is an exciting prospect given that the technology will probably be developed further…
  • After all, apart from being able to easily (and almost instantly) upload your photos onto social media sites or other such websites after just taking the pictures…
    Chris Hall (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The pictures do come out huge, with good solid colour…
    Chris Hall (Amazon) - January 2013
  • Mega pixels are not everything in the world of photography though some people might try…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012
  • Combine the two and you have the opportunity to upload some really decent pictures to the web, instantly…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012
  • However, there is a time lag between pressing the button and it actually taking the picture which is annoying…
    Ann5000 (Amazon) - January 2013

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 56% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £375.00 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix S800c and the United Kingdom price of £375.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $299.99 (£416.06).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S800c in October 2012.

Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Coolpix S800c of 16MP is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 49% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S800c's optical zoom of only 10x is smaller than 76% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Nikon Coolpix S800c of 0.0005s is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 63% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Coolpix S800c's minimum aperture number of 3.2 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 17% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Nikon Coolpix S800c's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is in the lowest 25% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S800c has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Coolpix S800c of 184g is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 42% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S800c has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Coolpix S800c of 5.8 is larger than 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Coolpix S800c has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix S800c of 250mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 85% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Bluetooth

The Coolpix S800c features bluetooth, unlike 95% of cameras which do not feature bluetooth.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon Coolpix S800c features multi-shot function. 90% of cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Nikon Coolpix S800c's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 22% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S800c has a GPS (satellite), unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix S800c's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 3% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Coolpix S800c's maximum memory card size of 32GB is in the largest 32% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The maximum memory card sizes of cameras range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Coolpix S800c of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 56% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix S800c has a tripod mount. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S800c supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S800c supports Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix S800c supports Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Night Mode

The Coolpix S800c has a night mode, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a night mode.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix S800c has an HDMI port, unlike 72% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Coolpix S800c supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Only 140 Battery Life

The Coolpix S800c is a digital camera that takes 140 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00018208929788, 00018208929849, 08033737552681, 08033737552698

Nikon Coolpix S800c

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