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Nikon Coolpix S8000 Digital Camera

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Six Industry Awards

This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Dinside.no/data all of whom thought that this camera was good.

Ephotozine concluded that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

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

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on fourty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this Nikon digital camera has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, Coolpix S8000 owners rated this digital camera 73%.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “This camera takes very good photos as other Nikon does” but in spite of that they gave the Nikon Coolpix S8000 a score of 20 out of 100. Ann Stahmer scored the product 5 stars and she said in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 on Amazon “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”.

Some people who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Six years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 on Amazon “With its high resolution sensor, I have made some cropped 13X19 prints”. Classic Movie Watcher scored the Nikon Coolpix S8000 80 out of 100 and said in their review “Actually, at ISO 125, I did observe that Nikon's resolution was better”. Jeffrey Yemm wrote in his review of this digital camera “It will more likely be with you when the subject you are shooting presents itself” and scored it very highly.

Several Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was good in low light. Five years ago Honest mentioned on Amazon “We did many close up zooms, outdoor, indoor, evening low light - all came out amazingly good! It is very easy to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jeffrey Yemm said “Low light is the only real strain” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000. Raymond L. Payne said “Above) from the jpeg files and it is super in low light levels” in his review.

Three customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was able to produce clear pictures. Elder Statesman Doctor mentioned “He had much more zoom than I did with great clarity” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review. Six years ago Eric A. Vasallo scored the Nikon Coolpix S8000 very highly and he mentioned “The zoom is amazing without loss of clarity and focus” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

Some Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who purchased it mentioned that it had a good ISO range. Anthony V. Loh said in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on Amazon six years ago “This camera has good ISO performance of up to 800”. Jonathan Pevarnek said on Amazon “The only thing that is manually adjustable is ISO and even that is a pain to adjust from the menu” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers considered that it had a good zoom. Arealavfan mentioned on Amazon “At full 10x optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they only scored it 3 stars. Six years ago B. mentioned on Amazon “Nice Zoom” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000. Cardfan17 rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “The 10x zoom is a VERY nice feature to have on a compact camera”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. Jct wrote “Excellent lens”. Six years ago Markel Phelps mentioned “The 10X Nikkor lens (30-300mm# is great for taking picture without the hassle of changing lenses everytime you turnaround” but even so they only scored it 40 out of 100. Wilson W. Wyatt, Jr. wrote also six years ago “The lens is very good” .

Some Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good autofocus. Busy Executive wrote on Amazon “It does great close-ups, letting you focus up to about half an inch from your subject” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review. Robert Testa said “Fast and accurate focusing means I get what I shoot” although he scored the product 60 out of 100. Six years ago S. Gebhardt wrote in their review “GREAT Auto Focus Camera”.

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

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Easy to Use

A few customers who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said in their review six years ago “This is a very capable camera that is still easy to use” and scored this digital camera very highly. Amazon Customer also said “The level of manual control when desired is impressive in a camera at this price point”. Ann Stahmer said six years ago “I haven't read the instruction book yet because using this camera is so intuitive”.

A few people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Busy Executive mentioned on Amazon “Whether it just feels natural in my hands” and rated it 80 out of 100. Busy Executive also mentioned “I'm happy to say that the S8000 gets it about perfect - it's easy to hold”. Honest rated the Nikon Coolpix S8000 as very good and wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “Was easy to hold the camera without needing to have my finger on top of the camera”.

Several Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus. D. Brinkley said “Better settings and filters and a lot less expensive” . Hannah wrote in her review “Menu is easy and intuitive, no more than 1 level deep”. Jeffrey Yemm wrote on Amazon “Outstanding menu system” in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review.

One person who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good experience. Michael Kinney wrote in his review “I'll do my best to describe my experience with it” .

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Good Technical Features

Some Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Porschelover wrote “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 Nikon Coolpix S8000 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. R C rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “It has terrific features including” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000. R C also wrote “There are many features you should explore including the feature packed Scene selections”.

Robust

Twelve customers who bought the product considered that it was well made. Elder Statesman Doctor said “With the zoom that is built into the camera, after the picture was taken”. Goldy wrote in their review of this digital camera “Built in flash” . Hannah said in her review of this digital camera “Build is great quality, not cheapy plastic” and rated it 4 stars.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Jonathan W. Lange wrote in his review on Amazon “Easy to use, compact, I dropped it on the pavement ( made me so mad)”. One person thought it was reliable. Expert review site T3.com said “Perfect for anyone who wants a reliable point-and-shoot”.

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Nice Design

Some customers agreed that it was good looking. Anthony V. Loh said on Amazon “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” in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review and scored the product 80 out of 100. Six years ago Arealavfan mentioned on Amazon “The S8000 does take beautiful still images” yet they scored it 60 out of 100. Arrow Flight rated the product as very good and said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “Seems pretty simple”.

Five customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S8000 concluded that it was a good design. Six years ago B. said “There is one design flaw” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000. Classic Movie Watcher wrote in their review “I got the silver one which had a very solid build and cool design”. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote “A nice design and a couple extra features keep the Nikon Coolpix S8000 from being an also-ran compact megazoom” and scored it 72 out of 100.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. Arealavfan wrote “The HD video didn't seem smooth” but even so they gave it a score of 3 stars. Michael Kinney mentioned “Videos are very smooth on this camera” in his review. T3.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote six years ago “The 30-300mm zoom is smooth and quick to focus – speed is something of a theme with this camera – at wide a”.

One person thought it was ergonomic. Six years ago Arealavfan mentioned on Amazon “Nikon likely foresaw this as an ergonomic design problem” yet they gave the Nikon Coolpix S8000 a rating of 3 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewer thought the Nikon Coolpix S8000 was well designed. Markel Phelps wrote in their review of this digital camera “If a well designed camera can't pass muster in the image quality department, what do you really have in a camera? Survey says” however they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who reviewed it said that it was compact. Anthony V. Loh wrote on Amazon “A compact alternative” and rated the product 4 stars. Anthony V. Loh also mentioned “Was looking for a compact digital camera to take with me when taking a DSLR is not convenience”. Anthony V. Loh also mentioned “Fast start up compared to other compact”.

A few people said in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Six years ago Arealavfan wrote in their review on Amazon “A longer optical zoom than the typical 3-4x found in the Canon slim cameras” yet they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Arealavfan also said “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 few customers concluded that this digital camera was a good weight. Honest said “It is light weight and small enough to easily take with us”. Six years ago J. Mclean mentioned on Amazon “High marks for ease of use and size/weight measurements” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review and rated it 5 stars. Loon Potts said on Amazon “I wanted a small, reasonably light weight idiot camera to carry with me all the time”.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 owner who purchased it concluded that it was lightweight. Gary N. Helfrich wrote on Amazon “If you want a small lightweight camera for all around shooting then I highly recommend this one”. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

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Good Product Quality

A few Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Six years ago Amazon Customer said “This can offer great savings on high quality products that supplement the capabilities of this camera” and gave the Nikon Coolpix S8000 a very good rating. Anthony V. Loh wrote in his review of this digital camera “The image quality is very good; even on all auto mode” . Six years ago Arrow Flight said “The 14 MP quality of pics is outstanding! I would buy again in a heartbeat”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people agreed that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 had a good screen. Anne Robinson wrote “The large sharp viewing screen is a joy”. Bill Wade gave the product a very good review score and he said on Amazon “You can read the darn print on the piece of paper on the wonderfully sharp and crisp screen” in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review. Bill Wade also mentioned “Guess only con is screen washes out in sunlight”.

Several customers who purchased the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Loon Potts rated it as excellent and said in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on Amazon “The view finder is nice & large”. Mom22boys said on Amazon “Shoot broke (after I *oops* dropped it) I picked the Nikon Coolpix S8000 for the huge viewfinder and the 14 mp”. R. Boss mentioned on Amazon “The Nikon LCD view finder is BY FAR BETTER to see in bright light conditions than the 740” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers reckoned that the product had a good battery life. Docmac1000 said in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “The battery had enough power for me to take two gorgeous shots of our twins”. Karen B-L mentioned in her Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “I like the big LCD screen & battery type (way better than having to use Double AA batteries”. Laura Forgey said on Amazon two years ago “Broke the housing - still worked beautiful until the battery cover came off”.

Good Video Capture

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good for video recording. B. mentioned in their review “The 720p video mode sounds nice” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. B. also wrote “Video images are fair”. C. Snider wrote “The video is great” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 however despite that they rated it 2 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

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Good Connectivity

One person who bought this digital camera considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Pamela Newton mentioned in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “Just didn't seem to fit my hand comfortably and the USB cable bothered me”.

One person thought the Nikon Coolpix S8000 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert review site Cnet.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “A 720p HD movie mode with a built-in stereo mic and HDMI output for less than $300”.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was not noisy. Docmac1000 mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “Once the battery was charged I took some really good video with none of the noise problems listed by other users”. Hannah wrote on Amazon “Not great in low light, gets pretty noisy” in her review. Jake Mcgee mentioned on Amazon “There's some sort of stuttered clicking noise going on ever few seconds” in his review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars.

Poor Support

A few customers who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. C. Vandyk mentioned on Amazon six years ago “If they can't help me, I may have to return the camera” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review but in spite of that they still gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Gary N. Helfrich mentioned in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on Amazon “It does not have any manual controls” but even so he still scored the Nikon Coolpix S8000 very highly. Mark Hungry he mentioned six years ago “Autofocus is not reliable, especially with macros while manual focus is not available 2”.

Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S8000 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S8000 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix S8000 does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S8000 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S8000 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for the last year also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most new similar spec digital cameras are not 3D compatible. The Coolpix S8000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S8000 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S8000 also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most recently released digital cameras do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix S8000 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix S8000 does not support video recording, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S8000 also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Coolpix S8000 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to 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 Ten Months Ago

This digital camera has been on the market for ten months.

6 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(64)
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

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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
(Verified Purchase)

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s8000, nikon s8000b, nikon s8000r, nikon s8000br, nikon s8000re, nikon s8000bl, nikon s8000bla, nikon s8000bro, nikon s8000red, nikon s8000blac, nikon s8000bron, nikon s8000black, nikon s8000bronz, nikon s8000bronze
Barcodes 00018208097463, 00018208261918, 00018208261925, 00018208261932, 00018208918492, 00042822100827

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