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Nikon Coolpix S800c

£375.00
pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice M3.idg.se Recommended
A compact camera with average reviews and average features
Compact 16MP 10x Yes Oct 2012
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S800c Review

With good reviews and average features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S800c number 391 across all digital cameras.
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46 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Poor
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Average Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has average expert reviews and below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 65%, based on 46 reviews. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from M3.idg.se and an industry award from Pcforalla.idg.se. Canon cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is robust, design and superior product quality. However they also report inferior battery life.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Only 140 battery life

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Coolpix S800c with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for wildlife photography, ranking number 313 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 314 in landscape photography cameras as well being mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 298 in sports photography cameras.
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Nikon Coolpix S800c Video Reviews


Nikon Coolpix S800c In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Review website M3.idg.se recommend this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Pcforalla.idg.se gave this Nikon camera a "Good Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 36 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and T3.com the average expert rating of this camera is 66%.

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Poor Owner Reviews

Based on 10 owner reviews this camera has an average owner rating of 60%. That puts this Nikon digital camera in the bottom 5% of all the digital cameras.

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Customers Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Three customers who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good battery life.

Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 30,771 owner and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Robust

Four owners who bought it reckoned 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 considered that it was well designed and two customers reckoned that this digital camera 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
  • Looks and layout ================ This is quite a good looking camera…
  • In the box ========== The camera comes neatly packaged in a commendably busy little box with a number of accessories…
  • It looks clean and uncluttered and feels well engineered…

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that the product 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 people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S800c 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 it is Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it 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 it is a Good Size

Six owners who purchased it 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 people reckoned that 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…
  • Mega pixels are not everything in the world of photography though some people might try…
    Helpless (Amazon) - November 2012
  • 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
  • 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

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £375.00 it is more expensive than 55% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The Coolpix S800c's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix S800c of 10x is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon Coolpix S800c of 3.2 is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Nikon Coolpix S800c of only 3,200 is in the lowest 20% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S800c has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S800c's weight of 184g is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix S800c has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix S800c supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of all digital cameras is 390MB, with the smallest being 1MB and the biggest being 32GB. The internal memory of the Coolpix S800c of 1.7GB is fairly big compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 6% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Coolpix S800c supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon Coolpix S800c features multi-shot function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S800c has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix S800c has an HDMI port. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Night Mode

The Coolpix S800c has a night mode. 96% of digital cameras do not have a night mode.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Coolpix S800c of 3.5" is in the largest 3% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Only 140 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Coolpix S800c which takes 140 battery life.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Coolpix S800c's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Coolpix S800c has a touchscreen, unlike 84% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S800c supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

This camera supports a still image resolution of 4608 x 3456|4608 x 2592|3264 x 2448|2272 x 1704|1920 x 1080|1600 x 1200|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S800c's digital zoom of only 4x is quite small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Features Bluetooth

The Coolpix S800c features bluetooth, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix S800c has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in October 2012.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon coolpixs800cw, nikon s800cwh
Barcodes 00018208263561, 00018208263585, 00018208929788, 00018208929849, 04960759136886, 08033737552681, 08033737552698

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