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Nikon Coolpix 8800 Digital Camera

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8MP 10x CCD 4x Jun 2010
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23 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This compact camera digital camera has received five awards from digital camera experts.

This camera received a "Recommended" from both Trusted Reviews and DP Review, both of which wrote that this Nikon camera was good.

The reviewer at one more expert review site thought that this Nikon digital camera was a sensible purchase. Expert Reviews gave this camera a "Best Buy" award.

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this compact camera digital camera was good. Letsgodigital.org/es/ and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ both gave this Nikon digital camera an "Excellent" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 80 out of 100 based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including DP Review, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews. That puts this digital camera in the bottom 82% of all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 23 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is exceptional. If all the digital cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average user review score then this camera is in the top 17%.

Good Quality Lens

A few customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Frank Hollis rated it 5 stars and he wrote “With VR enabled it's easy to take handheld shots at the full 10x zoom at very slow shutter speeds - with pin-sharp results” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800. Michael H. Black said on Amazon “The new 10x optical zoom is a real winner, so are the improvments Nikon have made in the acessability of the menus” in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review. Michael H. Black also said “Yesterday, on a cold, dark, murky morning, I photographed birds on the Otter Estuary using full optical and digital zoom”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Eleven years ago Michael H. Black he said in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review on Amazon “Magic! The new lens really is versatile”. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “10X zoom lens; effective vibration reduction; excellent red-eye prevention; ultrahigh-speed 30fps burst mode”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it had a good image stabiliser.

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Easy to Use

Three Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Eleven years ago Sallyt said “It is quite straightforward to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 and rated the Nikon Coolpix 8800 5 stars. Expert review site T3.com mentioned “Nikons new ultra-zoom camera gives you eight-megapixel resolution and full-on photographic control in a remarkably compact body”.

A few Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Michael H. Black mentioned in his review 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 Nikon Coolpix 8800 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Frank Hollis wrote in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review “Within 5 seconds of switching on you can be taking pictures, while your gear-burdened friends are still setting up”.

One customer who bought this digital camera considered that it was easy to handle. "dave35345" gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon eleven years ago “Such a shame, as otherwise the results are excellent and the camera handles so well” in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review.

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 8800 was well made. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned “The 8800 is a solid, though not spectacular, enthusiast option.” in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review and gave it a score of 72 out of 100. T3.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 “First-rate build and a flip-out-and-swivel LCD make it a pleasure to use too”.

One person who bought it considered that it was strong and durable. Pocket-Lint.com gave it a score of 4 stars and said on Pocket Lint “Rugged with a good battery life”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people who bought it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Twelve years ago Frank Hollis mentioned on Amazon “I'd grown to love the image stabilisation on my Canon binoculars” and rated it as excellent. Michael H. Black wrote on Amazon “You would take good pictures, no doubt” in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned eleven years ago “Are willing to pay for) sharper images th Specs”.

Several people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com rated it 72 out of 100 and wrote “Digital camera, 8,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8 in - Color”. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au said “The Coolpix 8800 combines powerful (8-megapixel) imaging resolution and a long (10X) optical zoom” in their review.

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Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers agreed that this digital camera was compact. Photoradar.com wrote “It's still a comparatively compact camera for an 8-megapixel model, especially one with a zooming range as long as this one.” and rated the product 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix 8800 owners concluded that it was good quality. Thelastwind mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review “Picture quality remains sharp due to digital make up of the camera”. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org rated it 4 stars and said ten years ago “In general the image quality is perfect, visible is the rich detail rendition due to the high resolution” in their review.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix 8800 considered that it had a good battery life.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good screen.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Eleven years ago Dpexpert.com.au said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 “That camera caused a sensation at the time with its attractive design and appealing concept -- one fixed long range zoom at”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix 8800, the Coolpix 8800 supports video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix 8800 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 8800.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an electronic,mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix 8800 is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this Nikon digital camera. The white balance modes auto,Cloudy,daylight,Fluorescent,Incandescent,manual,Shade are also found on this camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the internal memory range from 8MB to 8.2GB. With an internal memory of 256 megabytes, the Coolpix 8800 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Coolpix 8800 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found photo effect is Black&White, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects black&white,Sepia are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Features One Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix 8800 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus continuous auto focus,single auto focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Small Minimum RAM Requirement

The smallest minimum RAM requirement of cameras of this age and spec is 64MB, the biggest is 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 370MB. At only 64 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 has a fairly small minimum RAM requirement compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 8800.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

At only 60 megabytes, the Coolpix 8800 has a quite low minimum hard disk space requirement compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. Similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix 8800 have minimum hard disk spaces requirement of between 25MB and 1.1GB, and the average minimum hard disk space requirement is 270MB.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

Digital cameras of this type and age have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". The Coolpix 8800 has a fairly small screen size (only 1.8 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this Nikon camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (2.7").

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel count of only 8 megapixels, the Coolpix 8800 has a quite low megapixel count compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix 8800.

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (12MP).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix 8800 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video. The Coolpix 8800 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix 8800 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 8800 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800, the Coolpix 8800 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Coolpix 8800 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1x to 810x.

If this digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (40x), or the DSC-RX100[pl_2319255_price] (54x) both from Sony or the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price] (5x).

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Very Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 134,000 pixels, the Coolpix 8800 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average display resolution of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 400,000 pixels.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this Nikon camera. The flash modes auto,Flash off,Red-eye reduction,Slow synchronization are also featured on this camera.

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Only 3264 X 2448 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix 8800 has a 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 5152 x 3864 pixels (best).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. The worst video resolution of all cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 8800 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Heavy

The weights of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 8800 range from 20g to 710g, and the average weight is 170g. The Nikon Coolpix 8800 is very heavy (600 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800.

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Thick

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 is very thick (121 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 8800. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have depths of between 13mm and 2,200mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 8800

Released Over Six Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera was released over six years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 8800 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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MicroDrive Memory Card

This digital camera supports cf and microdrive memory cards, which is the most frequently supported memory card on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
Shutter
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
System Requirements
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Other Features
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Minimum System Requirement
Digital SLR

5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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15 July 2009

The first thing you notice is that it's altogether larger than the 8700. It's still a comparatively compact camera for an 8-megapixel model, especially one with a zooming range as long as this... Read more…

31 December 2006

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 has very impressive specifications. Among prosumer cameras, it has the longest stabilized zoom, top image resolution and the second highest resolution movie mode. Noise... Read more…

30 November 2006

The CoolPix 8800 may look like a pretty similar successor to the 8MP 8700 model, but the styling similarities are deceptive because this is quite a different camera.The first thing you notice is... Read more…

2 February 2006

Trusted Reviews

This is a camera I've been waiting to get my hands on for quite a while. Announced over a year ago, it's still the Big Daddy of the Nikon CoolPix range. When I say big, what I actually mean is... Read more…

1 January 2006

In general the image quality is perfect, visible is the rich detail rendition due to the high resolution. The quality of the 10x optical zoom lens is undisputable and is in spite of its minor... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 October 2004 by Frank Hollis

For the last few months I've been looking for a solution to my problem - how to take photos of wildlife without having to carry a ton of equipment and spend 5 minutes setting up for a shot.... Read more…

Reviewed 4 February 2005 by Michael h. Black

This is a wonderful camera, but be warned, the Nikon 8800 is a very serious camera indeed and deserves to be treated seriously. I own a Nikon 5700 and the 8800 is a direct linear improvemnt on... Read more…

Reviewed 21 December 2004 by David Wray

I've had the camera a short while and it has fulfilled all expectations a wonderful bit of kit. The only irritation so far was when I tried to buy a simple skylight filter to protect the lens from... Read more…

Reviewed 12 April 2005 by SallyT

I researched and agonised over what camera to buy for over a year. In the end it came down to a choice between the Konica Minolta Dimage A200 and this one. I finally chose this camera because it... Read more…

Reviewed 8 February 2005 by Amazon Customer

I've owned the Coolpix 8700 in the past and it's a fine camera, with just one gripe - the autofocus ability is severely limited in low light. I talked to Nikon in case it was a one off fault, but... Read more…

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