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Nikon Coolpix S8000 Digital Camera

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16 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

The writers at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and Dinside.no/data all gave this Nikon camera a "Recommended" award.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine who said that this Nikon digital camera was very good.

Two additional expert review sites both concluded that this Nikon digital camera was good. Pcforalla.idg.se gave this camera a "Good Choice" award and it received a "Top 10" award from Pcworld.com_techhive.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Fourty-four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews have rated this camera on average 73 out of 100.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 103 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 73 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 had a good zoom. Arealavfan said “At full 10x optical zoom” in their review although they scored the product 3 stars. B. mentioned in their review on Amazon “Nice Zoom”. Seven years ago Cardfan17 mentioned in their review on Amazon “The 10x zoom is a VERY nice feature to have on a compact camera”.

Eight customers said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Jct wrote “Excellent lens” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they only scored the product 1 stars. Markel Phelps mentioned “The 10X Nikkor lens (30-300mm# is great for taking picture without the hassle of changing lenses everytime you turnaround” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 2 stars. Wilson W. Wyatt, Jr. said in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on Amazon “The lens is very good” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Several people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good autofocus. Busy Executive said in their review of this digital camera “It does great close-ups, letting you focus up to about half an inch from your subject” . Robert Testa he wrote “Fast and accurate focusing means I get what I shoot” in his review of this digital camera. S. Gebhardt said “GREAT Auto Focus Camera” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 had a good image stabiliser. Eric A. Vasallo mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The image stabilization is superior and i am a person that has very shaky hands”. Jonathan Pevarnek said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The image stabilization is amazing along with many of the other features in the camera”. Cameras.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Features include High Definition movies, images stabilisation and I like the fa” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

One hundred and two Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who purchased it said that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer said “This camera takes very good photos as other Nikon does” in their review. Ann Stahmer she said in her review of this digital camera 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”.

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer mentioned “With its high resolution sensor, I have made some cropped 13X19 prints” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 and scored the Nikon Coolpix S8000 5 stars. Seven years ago Classic Movie Watcher said “Actually, at ISO 125, I did observe that Nikon's resolution was better” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 and rated the Nikon Coolpix S8000 80 out of 100. In the same month Jeffrey Yemm mentioned on Amazon “It will more likely be with you when the subject you are shooting presents itself” in his review.

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S8000 wrote that it was good in low light. Six years ago Honest rated the product 5 stars and mentioned “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. Jeffrey Yemm gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “Low light is the only real strain”. Raymond L. Payne said on Amazon “Above) from the jpeg files and it is super in low light levels” in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review.

A number of customers who purchased it thought it was able to produce clear pictures. Elder Statesman Doctor said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 six years ago “He had much more zoom than I did with great clarity” and rated it 5 stars. Seven years ago Eric A. Vasallo wrote on Amazon “The zoom is amazing without loss of clarity and focus” and scored the product 5 stars.

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

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Good Size

Several Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who bought it thought it was compact. Anthony V. Loh mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “A compact alternative” . Anthony V. Loh also said “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”.

Some Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners reckoned that it was thin. Arealavfan wrote on Amazon “A longer optical zoom than the typical 3-4x found in the Canon slim cameras” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review. Arealavfan also said “Very few slim cameras offer this level of optical zoom, one of the main features I was seeking”. Arealavfan also mentioned “Want a slim camera with lots of optical zoom”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was a good weight. Honest said on Amazon six years ago “It is light weight and small enough to easily take with us” in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review. J. Mclean gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “High marks for ease of use and size/weight measurements”. Loon Potts scored this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon seven years ago “I wanted a small, reasonably light weight idiot camera to carry with me all the time”.

One customer thought this digital camera was lightweight. Gary N. Helfrich gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote “If you want a small lightweight camera for all around shooting then I highly recommend this one”. One Nikon Coolpix S8000 owner who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

Twenty-three Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review on Amazon “This is a very capable camera that is still easy to use”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The level of manual control when desired is impressive in a camera at this price point”. Ann Stahmer gave it a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “I haven't read the instruction book yet because using this camera is so intuitive”.

A number of people who reviewed the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Busy Executive wrote on Amazon “Whether it just feels natural in my hands”. Busy Executive also wrote “I'm happy to say that the S8000 gets it about perfect - it's easy to hold”. Honest wrote “Was easy to hold the camera without needing to have my finger on top of the camera” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

Several Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. D. Brinkley scored the product 4 stars and said seven years ago “Better settings and filters and a lot less expensive”. Hannah rated the Nikon Coolpix S8000 80 out of 100 and she said “Menu is easy and intuitive, no more than 1 level deep” in her review of this digital camera. Jeffrey Yemm mentioned on Amazon “Outstanding menu system” in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had a good experience. Michael Kinney gave it a very good review and he said “I'll do my best to describe my experience with it” in his review of this digital camera.

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Robust

Twelve customers who purchased this digital camera thought it was well made. Elder Statesman Doctor mentioned in their review six years ago “With the zoom that is built into the camera, after the picture was taken” . Goldy said seven years ago “Built in flash” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 but they only scored it 1 stars. Hannah mentioned “Build is great quality, not cheapy plastic” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Jonathan W. Lange mentioned on Amazon seven years ago “Easy to use, compact, I dropped it on the pavement ( made me so mad)”. One Nikon Coolpix S8000 owner said that it was reliable. Expert website T3.com wrote “Perfect for anyone who wants a reliable point-and-shoot”.

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Nice Design

Twenty Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Anthony V. Loh mentioned 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”. Arealavfan mentioned “The S8000 does take beautiful still images” but despite that they only rated the product 3 stars. Arrow Flight said on Amazon “Seems pretty simple” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 and rated the Nikon Coolpix S8000 as excellent.

Several customers agreed that this digital camera was a good design. B. mentioned on Amazon “There is one design flaw”. Classic Movie Watcher wrote on Amazon “I got the silver one which had a very solid build and cool design” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com scored it 72 out of 100 and said in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on CNET.com “A nice design and a couple extra features keep the Nikon Coolpix S8000 from being an also-ran compact megazoom”.

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was smooth. Arealavfan said on Amazon “The HD video didn't seem smooth” although they only scored the product 3 stars. Michael Kinney wrote in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on Amazon “Videos are very smooth on this camera”. Expert website 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” in their review.

One customer who bought the product said that it was ergonomic. Arealavfan said on Amazon “Nikon likely foresaw this as an ergonomic design problem” in their review of this digital camera.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was well designed. Markel Phelps wrote on Amazon seven years ago “If a well designed camera can't pass muster in the image quality department, what do you really have in a camera? Survey says” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Seven years ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000 “This can offer great savings on high quality products that supplement the capabilities of this camera”. Anthony V. Loh said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The image quality is very good; even on all auto mode” and scored the Nikon Coolpix S8000 4 stars. Arrow Flight scored it 5 stars and said in their review “The 14 MP quality of pics is outstanding! I would buy again in a heartbeat”.

Good Technical Features

A few Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Porschelover mentioned on Amazon seven years ago “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 review. R C said in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on Amazon “It has terrific features including” and rated the product 80 out of 100. R C also wrote “There are many features you should explore including the feature packed Scene selections”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Nikon Coolpix S8000 owners concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 had a good screen. Anne Robinson mentioned in her Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “The large sharp viewing screen is a joy” and gave the Nikon Coolpix S8000 a rating of 5 stars. Bill Wade rated the product as excellent and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera “You can read the darn print on the piece of paper on the wonderfully sharp and crisp screen”. Bill Wade also mentioned “Guess only con is screen washes out in sunlight”.

A few Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers considered that the product had a good viewfinder. Seven years ago Loon Potts wrote “The view finder is nice & large” in their review. Mom22boys wrote in their review “Shoot broke (after I *oops* dropped it) I picked the Nikon Coolpix S8000 for the huge viewfinder and the 14 mp” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. R. Boss said on Amazon “The Nikon LCD view finder is BY FAR BETTER to see in bright light conditions than the 740” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers concluded that this digital camera had a good battery life. Docmac1000 said on Amazon “The battery had enough power for me to take two gorgeous shots of our twins” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Karen B-L mentioned seven years ago “I like the big LCD screen & battery type (way better than having to use Double AA batteries” . Three years ago Laura Forgey mentioned in her review of this digital camera “Broke the housing - still worked beautiful until the battery cover came off”.

Good Video Capture

Some Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who purchased the product concluded that it was good for video recording. B. said “The 720p video mode sounds nice” in their review of this digital camera. B. also said “Video images are fair”. C. Snider said in their Nikon Coolpix S8000 review “The video is great” .

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon has good average ratings for its cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections. Pamela Newton said on Amazon “Just didn't seem to fit my hand comfortably and the USB cable bothered me” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix S8000.

One Nikon Coolpix S8000 owner said that the Nikon Coolpix S8000 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Expert website Cnet.com gave this digital camera a rating of 72 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “A 720p HD movie mode with a built-in stereo mic and HDMI output for less than $300”.

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10 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few customers who bought the product considered that it was not noisy. Docmac1000 said “Once the battery was charged I took some really good video with none of the noise problems listed by other users” yet they gave the product a very good rating. Hannah mentioned on Amazon “Not great in low light, gets pretty noisy” but she gave it a rating of 4 stars. Jake Mcgee said in his Nikon Coolpix S8000 review on Amazon “There's some sort of stuttered clicking noise going on ever few seconds” and scored the product 2 stars.

Poor Support

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. C. Vandyk wrote on Amazon seven years ago “If they can't help me, I may have to return the camera”. Also seven years ago Gary N. Helfrich wrote on Amazon “It does not have any manual controls” in his review. Also seven years ago Mark Hungry scored it 2 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Autofocus is not reliable, especially with macros while manual focus is not available 2”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S8000 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S8000, the Nikon Coolpix S8000 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other latest similar spec cameras are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S8000 do not support Full HD video. The Coolpix S8000 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras that were launched in the last 12 months, the Nikon Coolpix S8000 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S8000 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S8000 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 does not support video capability. Most of the other recently released digital cameras also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S8000 do not have a built-in flash. The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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1 Other reason to consider the Nikon Coolpix S8000

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this digital camera was released.

6 Awards

dinside.no/data Recommended pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice Camera Labs Recommended pcworld.com_techhive.com Top 10 PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended

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
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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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