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Nikon Coolpix S8000 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.2MP 10x Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Release Date
Six industry awards
No zoom in movies
No manual mode
169 Reviews + 6 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended pcworld.com_techhive.com Top 10 PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The authors at websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Dinside.no/data all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at websites Ephotozine said that this Nikon camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Pcforalla.idg.se gave this Nikon digital camera a "Good Choice" award and Pcworld.com_techhive.com gave it a "Top 10" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on fourty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 73%.

User Reviews Are Average

Based on 104 user reviews the average user rating of this medium megapixel camera is 73 out of 100.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Very Good Feature Set

Ten owners who purchased the product concluded that it had good features. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “Very good feature set”. Expert website Pcworld.in said seven years ago “Its nice set of features at mid-range prices make it a good option for travel zoom camera”. Porschelover scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “I probably should read the manual.I'm sure I'll be pleasantly surprised at some additional features I'm currently unaware of”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Nine customers who reviewed it agreed that it was noisy. Pamela Newton wrote in her Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “While I did not have any audible noise (the audio is great” . Markel Phelps wrote “A CCD sensor, which can only lead to a sure problem - digital noise” in their review of this digital camera. Wjo gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “I could not find one camera with this noise problem”.


Design

Sophisticated Design and Construction

Seventeen customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was well made. V3.co.uk said “Sophisticated design and construction” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Digitalcamerareview.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Robust mainly metal construction, top notch features including technology borrowed from its DSLRs”. Seven years ago Ephotozine rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said “Attractive finish and good build quality” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

Two people who reviewed it wrote that it was strong and durable. Markel Phelps said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I was somewhat skiddish with this camera to begin with, as it touts a robust 14 megapixel imaging sensor” but even so they rated this digital camera 2 stars out of 5. Jonathan W. Lange said on Amazon “Easy to use, compact, I dropped it on the pavement ( made me so mad)”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. D. Brinkley gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote seven years ago “Nikon wouldn't even offer me to send it in for a free repair, due to I damaged the camera”. Three years ago Jackie D wrote on Amazon “I have broken my bad habit” in his review of this digital camera.

One person concluded that it was reliable. Expert website T3.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Perfect for anyone who wants a reliable point-and-shoot” .

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Simple to Use

Thirty-two customers concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 was easy to use. T3.com wrote seven years ago “10x optical zoom Intuitive controls” in their review of this digital camera. Also seven years ago Mac World wrote “Extremely easy to use” but in spite of that he gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Ld2.ciol.com said “10x optical zoom, easy to use”.

Seven owners thought the product was easy to use the menus. Mr. S. Heptinstall said “Navigating through the cameras settings is simple and thanks to the extremely high quality LCD screen everything is bright, crisp” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Just4fun mentioned seven years ago “For users who wish to control the picture output a bit more, there are 15 scene selections and many other advanced image settings choose from”. K. Yee said in their review of this digital camera also seven years ago “This is because all the selections are done via the menu screen” however they scored it 2 stars out of 5.

Five people considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Seven years ago Busy Executive said in their review of this digital camera “I'm happy to say that the S8000 gets it about perfect - it's easy to hold” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Busy Executive also mentioned “First, I place a lot of emphasis on the size and shape of the camera and whether it just feels natural in my hands” in their review. M. Mcdonald rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “I'm trying to retrain myself on how to hold it and I'm sure I'll get used to it” in their review of this digital camera.

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Stylish At the Front

Twenty-three customers said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Digital Versus wrote “Stylish at the front”. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Slim and stylish with large detailed screen”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Keenly priced for a stylish camera with a fantastic LCD screen.” .

Eleven people considered that this digital camera was well designed. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Efficient design”. Photographyblog.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Ansprechendes Design” in their review of this digital camera. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Well designed” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people who bought the Nikon Coolpix S8000 concluded that it was smooth. T3.com mentioned “The 30-300mm zoom is smooth and quick to focus – speed is something of a theme with this camera – at wide a”. Michael Kinney wrote on Amazon “Pictures and videos are very smooth on this camera”. Arealavfan wrote on Amazon “The HD video didn't seem smooth” in their review of this digital camera although they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was ugly. Expert review site T3.com said “The 14-megapixel S8000 sits at the pinnacle of Nikon’s oddly unstylish Style range” in their review of this digital camera. Seven years ago Markel Phelps said on Amazon “This really rears its ugly head when you may want to crop a picture taken with the Nikon S8000” in their review of this digital camera.

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Well Designed

Fourty-one customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. What Digital Camera said “Impressive zoom range, decent image quality on occasion” in their review of this digital camera. Pcworld.in said “Above average image quality” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Digitaltrends.com mentioned seven years ago “Quality 3-inch LCD”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size

Fourty-five customers thought it was compact. Cnet.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote on CNET.com “10x zoom in an attractive compact body”. Pcworld.in said “The Coolpix S8000 has a simple compact design despite its 10x optical zoom” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000. Pcworld.in also mentioned “Are the hottest in the camera market right now, with each company has at least one compact long zoom cameras in their line-up” in their review.

Nineteen people who reviewed it thought it was thin. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Excellent macro mode, slim and lightweight, good backlight” in their review of this digital camera. Ld2.ciol.com said “Slim body”. Asia.cnet.com gave it a rating of 72 out of 100 and said seven years ago “Slim and sleek design” in their review of this digital camera.

Three people wrote that this digital camera was good structurally.

Three customers who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Wilson W. Wyatt, Jr. mentioned on Amazon “My primary camera is a Nikon D300 with some heavy lenses”. M. Mcdonald mentioned “The macro setting is great ! The size is great, although a little bit heavier than others I seen”. Seven years ago L. Martinez wrote “When traveling it is bulky to take the charge equipment with the camera” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good body shape. One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Gary N. Helfrich mentioned on Amazon “If you want a small lightweight camera for all around shooting then I highly recommend this one”.

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Good Screen

Nineteen people who purchased it agreed that it had a good screen. Seven years ago Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 77 out of 100 and said in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on CNET.com.au “High resolution LCD screen”. Digital Versus said “VGA screen with good viewing angles” yet they only scored the product 3 stars out of 5. Pcworld.in said “Sharp screen with good visibility”.

Five owners concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Ld2.ciol.com mentioned “Large viewfinder”. R. Boss wrote “The Nikon LCD view finder is BY FAR BETTER to see in bright light conditions than the 740”. Mom22boys mentioned on Amazon “I bought this camera after my Kodak Point and Shoot broke (after I *oops* dropped it) I picked the Nikon Coolpix S8000 for the huge viewfinder and the 14 mp”.

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Very Good Image Quality

One hundred and fourteen customers who bought this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Trusted Reviews wrote “Very good image quality” and rated it 80 out of 100. Ephotozine wrote “Plenty of functions to assist picture taking” . Expert website V3.co.uk said “Such specifications make it the slimmest camera of its type, so it’s ideal for photographers who travel”.

Twelve owners who purchased it concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Camera Labs said seven years ago “Dedicated video shooting button” . It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “3-inch high resolution 921K dots) LCD”. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned on expert review site Imaging Resource.com “With a high resolution 3.0-inch LCD that wasn't hard to do”.

Eight customers who bought the product considered that it was good in low light. Infosyncworld.com mentioned seven years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is a premiere example of why the low light revolution should be proud” in their review of this digital camera. R C wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on Amazon “Low light photography is much easier with the Vibration Reduction feature too” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Raymond L. Payne mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “I can print some awesome enlargements (20 x 20 and above) from the jpeg files and it is super in low light levels”.

Two people who reviewed it thought it had a good image sensor. Cnet.co.uk mentioned “It has a 14.2-megapixel sensor, 720p high-definition movie mode”.

Two people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Anthony V. Loh wrote “This camera has good ISO performance of up to 800” in his review of this digital camera and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Jonathan Pevarnek rated it 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote “The only thing that is manually adjustable is ISO and even that is a pain to adjust from the menu” in his review of this digital camera.

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Big 10x Zoom

Fourty-nine customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S8000 thought it had a good zoom. Seven years ago Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Slimmest camera with 10x optical zoom”. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “10x zoom 30 300mm”. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Optisches 10fach Zoom NIKKOR Markenobjektiv”.

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fast start-up time and autofocus”. Digital Versus said “Fast autofocus” in their review of this digital camera. Tom Cat he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon seven years ago “I found that the panasonic could focus better in low light”.

Seven customers considered that it had a good lens. T3.com mentioned “A well built, intuitive camera with a great lens” . Markel Phelps wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon seven years ago “The 10X Nikkor lens (30-300mm# is great for taking picture without the hassle of changing lenses everytime you turnaround”. Wilson W. Wyatt, Jr. mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The lens is very good” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Seven people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good image stabiliser. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Superior optical image stabilization”. Pcworld.in rated it 75 out of 100 and mentioned “Good Image Stabilization”. Asia.cnet.com said seven years ago “Effective image stabilizer” in their review of this digital camera.

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No Zoom in Movies

Thirty-one people concluded that it was not good for video recording. Seven years ago Pcworld.in said in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “No optical zoom during video recording”. In the same month Cnet.com wrote “No optical zoom while recording movies”. V3.co.uk wrote “No zoom in movies” although they scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Lacks Manual Exposure Control

Three people said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 did not have good exposure controls. Camera Labs wrote in their review of this digital camera “Lacks manual exposure control”.


Power

Can Recharge from Computer Over USB

Thirteen owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Camera Labs rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Can recharge from computer over USB” in their review of this digital camera. Pamela Newton mentioned “It also came with a 2gig SD card and a fully charged battery so right out of the box it was ready to go” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000. Mcb said on Amazon “I've never had any problems; battery is still working fine, never had any mechanical problems”.


Support

No Manual Mode

Twelve people who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 seven years ago “No semimanual, manual modes” yet they scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5. Also seven years ago What Digital Camera wrote in their review of this digital camera “Images tend to be soft, some fringing, no manual functions”. Mac World gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5 and he wrote “No manual shutter or aperture settings” in his review of this digital camera.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the Coolpix S8000.


Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 has a relatively average optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix B500 ($230.00) (40x).

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