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Nikon Coolpix 8800 Digital Camera

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8MP 10x CCD 4x Jun 2010
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Five Industry Awards

This compact camera digital camera has received five awards from expert review sites.

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Trusted Reviews and DP Review, both of which thought that this camera was good.

The expert at one other expert review site decided that this camera would make a great purchase. Expert Reviews gave this digital camera a "Best Buy" award.

Letsgodigital.org/es/ and Letsgodigital.org/nl/ both gave this Nikon digital camera an "Excellent" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 80% based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including DP Review, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews. Digital camera experts are not sure about this compact camera digital camera.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this compact camera digital camera rated it as exceptional. Owners think this camera is one of the better compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Good Quality Lens

Some Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Frank Hollis rated the Nikon Coolpix 8800 as very good and he said on Amazon “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 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review. Michael H. Black mentioned “The new 10x optical zoom is a real winner, so are the improvments Nikon have made in the acessability of the menus” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 and rated the product as very good. 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”.

Some people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good lens. Michael H. Black rated the product as very good and he said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 on Amazon “Magic! The new lens really is versatile”. Eleven years ago expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review “10X zoom lens; effective vibration reduction; excellent red-eye prevention; ultrahigh-speed 30fps burst mode”.

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Easy to Use

Some Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Sallyt mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix 8800 review “It is quite straightforward to use”. Expert website T3.com mentioned eleven years ago “Nikons new ultra-zoom camera gives you eight-megapixel resolution and full-on photographic control in a remarkably compact body” .

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Eleven years ago Michael H. Black wrote in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review “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 customer mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 8800 was easy to handle. "dave35345" mentioned on Amazon eleven years ago “Such a shame, as otherwise the results are excellent and the camera handles so well” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Frank Hollis said in his Nikon Coolpix 8800 review on Amazon “Within 5 seconds of switching on you can be taking pictures, while your gear-burdened friends are still setting up” and scored the Nikon Coolpix 8800 very highly.

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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

On average Nikon compact cameras have good ratings as do all cameras manufactured by Nikon.

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Robust

A few Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “The 8800 is a solid, though not spectacular, enthusiast option.”. Expert website T3.com mentioned eleven years ago “First-rate build and a flip-out-and-swivel LCD make it a pleasure to use too” in their review of this digital camera.

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Pocket-Lint.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote on expert review site Pocket Lint “Rugged with a good battery life”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon Coolpix 8800 owners mentioned in their reviews 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 scored it 5 stars. Michael H. Black wrote on Amazon “You would take good pictures, no doubt” and scored it 5 stars. Pcmag.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 on expert website PC Mag “Are willing to pay for) sharper images th Specs”.

Some Nikon Coolpix 8800 reviewers reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Eleven years ago expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Digital camera, 8,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8 in - Color”. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said “The Coolpix 8800 combines powerful (8-megapixel) imaging resolution and a long (10X) optical zoom”.

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Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix 8800 owners thought the product was compact. Seven years ago Photoradar.com wrote on expert review site Photo Radar “It's still a comparatively compact camera for an 8-megapixel model, especially one with a zooming range as long as this one.” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800.

Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix 8800 owners said in their reviews that it was good quality. Thelastwind wrote in their review “Picture quality remains sharp due to digital make up of the camera”. Expert review site Letsgodigital.org said “In general the image quality is perfect, visible is the rich detail rendition due to the high resolution” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 8800.

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good screen.

Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix 8800 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a good design. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au wrote “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 digital cameras of this age and spec. 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 Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 supports video capability, unlike most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 which do not support video capability.

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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 compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an electronic|mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Coolpix 8800 has a fairly big internal memory (256 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The smallest internal memory of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix 8800 is 6.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix 8800. The white balances "Cloudy", "daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "manual" and "Shade" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 8800. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Nikon Coolpix 8800 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Nikon camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix 8800. The light exposure modess "aperture priority AE", "manual" and "shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Coolpix 8800 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Nikon camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess continuous auto focus and single auto focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Minimum RAM

When compared to other cameras of this age and type that we have assessed, the minimum RAM of the Nikon Coolpix 8800 of only 64 megabytes is one of the smallest. The average minimum RAM of comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix 8800 is 380MB, and the minimum RAMs range from 64MB to 1.1GB.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space

The lowest minimum hard disk space of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 is 25MB and the highest is 1.1GB. With a minimum hard disk space of only 60 megabytes, the Coolpix 8800 has a fairly low minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 8800.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Coolpix 8800 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 1.8 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix 8800. Cameras of this spec and age have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (3").

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix 8800 is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel of only 8 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 has one of the lower megapixels amongst compact cameras of this age.

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm XQ1[plb_1962901_price] (12MP).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have an image stabilizer, however the Coolpix 8800 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix 8800 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix 8800 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 8800, the Coolpix 8800 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of this spec and age are not 3D. The Coolpix 8800 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix 8800 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years are also 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 cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 8800 is 1x and the biggest is 810x.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX60[plb_2166574_price] (486x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix 8800 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Coolpix 8800 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 134,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix 8800 is 450,000 pixels.

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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 the 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Across all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago maximum video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Very Heavy

The weight of the Coolpix 8800 of 600 grams is one of the heaviest amongst cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix 8800. Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the weights range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 8800

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix 8800.

Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix 8800 has a fairly average optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (21x), or the Panasonic DMC-TZ60[plb_2145753_price] (30x).

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MicroDrive Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports a cf|microdrive compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum System Requirements
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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