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Nikon Coolpix 8800


Nikon Coolpix 8800

Category: Advanced Amateur - Prosumer

One of the major improvement the Nikon Coolpix 8800 has over the Coolpix 8700 it replaces is a 10x optical zoom (35-350mm, 35mm equivalent) with Nikon's own Vibration Reduction technology. Image stabilization is a feature that is most welcomed and that is fast becoming common place in digital cameras.

Other differences that are not so dramatic, but still substantial are:

  • More powerful battery
  • The AF-assist illuminator is now on the body instead of on the pop-up flash (i.e. you don't need to pop up the flash to use AF-assist)
  • You don't get a CF card, but a Remote Controller is included
  • Movie time is upped from 35 sec. clips to 60 sec. clips
  • D-Lighting: in Playback, fixes underexposed and backlit images without harming the properly exposed areas of your image
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix(TM): corrects most typical instances of red-eye during the picture taking process
  • USB 2.0

The Nikon 8800 is slightly larger than the 8700 and now has a more rounded professional look. Retaining all the other great features that made the 8700 popular among its fans, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 should appeal to advanced amateur photographers.

Nikon Coolpix 8800
QuickFact™ Sheet
  The Nikon Coolpix 8000 Home Page  
  Image Sensor 8.0 effective megapixels
2/3 in. CCD
  Lens Zoom Nikkor  
  Focal Length 8.9-89mm (35-350mm, 35 mm equivalent) with Vibration Reduction  
  Maximum Aperture F2.8(W)-F5.2(T)  
  Optical Zoom 10x  
  Macro 3 cm / 1.2 in.  
  Auto Focus
Contrast-detect TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator
Center, Auto 5-area multi AF, manual 9-area multi AF selectable
1) Continuous AF, 2) Single AF, 3) Manual Focus (from 1.2 in. [3cm] to infinity with focus confirmation indication)
  Shutter Speed Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter; 2-1/3,000 sec (auto and exposure mode P), 8-1/3,000 sec (exposure modes S and A), BULB/TIME (max. 10 min.) and 8-1/3,000 sec (exposure mode M), 1/30-1/8,000 sec (Ultra HS), Maximum at some apertures is 1/1,500 sec  
  Exposure Control 1) Programmed Auto with Flexible Program [P], 2) Shutter-Priority Auto [S], 3) Aperture-Priority Auto [A], 4 Manual [M]  
  Shooting Modes

Still: AUTO, SCENE, P, S, A, M, MOVIE; Scene Modes: Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night landscape, Museum, Fireworks show, Close up, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, Sports, Dusk/Dawn

Movie: TV movie 640(640x480/30fps up to 60 secs), Small movie 320(320x240/15fps up to 895 secs), Time-lapse movie (640x480/30fps up to 35 secs (1050 frames), Sepia movie 320 (320x240/5fps up to 895 secs, B/W movie (320x240/15fps up to 895 secs)

  Capture Modes 1) Single, 2) Continuous H (2.3 fps; up to 5 frames), 3) Continuous L (1.2 fps; up to 11 frames), 4) Multi-shot 16 (consecutive 16 frames at 1.6 fps), 5) Ultra HS (high-speed) (640 x 480 pixels; 30 fps, up to 100 frames), 6) 5 shot buffer (0.7 fps), 7) Interval Timer Shooting, 8)TV movie 640 (640 x 480 pixels) with audio at 30 fps; up to 60 seconds, or Small movie 320 (320 x 240 pixels) with audio at 15 fps; up to 895 seconds**, Time-lapse movie (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 fps; up to 35 seconds; Sepia movie 320 (320 x 240 pixels) with audio at 5 fps; up to 895 seconds**; B/W movie 320 (320 x 240 pixels) with audio at 15 fps; up to 895 seconds** are selectable  
  Exposure Compensation +/-2EV in 1/3 EV steps; Auto Exposure Bracketing; AE-BSS  
  Light Metering 4-mode TTL metering: 1) 256-segment Matrix, 2) Spot, 3) Center-Weighted, 4) Spot AF Area  
  White Balance 1) Matrix Auto White Balance with TTL control, 2) 6-mode Manual with fine tuning (Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Speedlight, Shade); 3) Preset, 4) White Balance Bracketing  
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)
0.44-inch type, 235,000-dot, polysilicon TFT color LCD viewfinder; Diopter adjustment: -3 to +1m-1
  LCD 1.8-inch type, 134,000-dot High Transmissive advanced TFT LCD monitor with brightness and hue adjustment; approx. 97% horizontal and vertical (shooting), 100% (Playback); Vari-angle  
  ISO Sensitivity Approximately equivalent to ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, and Auto (auto gain to ISO 200 equivalent)  
  Storage Media CF Card Type I/II (CF), Microdrive(TM) cards  
  Battery One rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL7 (included); DC input: AC adaptor (optional);
Battery Life: 240 images (EN-EL7; based on CIPA standard*) * Industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 25°C (77°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in Speedlight fired with every other shot, image mode set to NORMAL
  Included Accessories
No memory card included
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1 with Battery Charger MH-53
A/V Cable, USB 2.0 Cable
Software CD-ROM (NikonView)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 116 x 85 x 121 mm /
4.6 x 3.3 x 4.8 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 21 oz.  
  MSRP US$999.95  

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