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Nikon Coolpix S8



Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix S8 is a slim, stylish compact digital camera with 7.1MP resolution, a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens, and a large 2.5-in. LCD monitor with high resolution (230,000 pixels).

The Nikon S8 accepts the Secure Digital (SD) card and has about 14MB of Internal Memory. One-Touch Portrait Button automatically activates In-Camera Red-Eye Fix(TM) and Face-Priority AF.

Pictmotion allows the creation of in-camera slide shows with music. Included in the box is a rechargeable EN-EL8 battery (that takes up to 200 pictures on a single charge) and Docking Station.

A High Sensitivity mode automatically adjusts the sensivity (up to ISO 1600) to make it easier to shoot in low light.

Nikon In-Camera Innovations in the Coolpix S8: In-Camera Red-Eye Fix(TM) automatically fixes most instances of red-eye in the camera; Face-Priority AF is Nikon's face-finding technology that automatically focuses on faces; and, D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail where needed.

The Nikon Coolpix S8 should appeal to point-and-shoot photographers desiring an easy-to-use compact digital camera. [The Nikon S8 seems to be available only to the Canadian market.]

Nikon Coolpix S8
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix S8  
  Image Sensor 7.1 effective megapixels
1/2.5-inch type (7.41 million total pixels)
  Image modes High (3072*), Normal (3072), Normal (2592), Normal (2048), PC (1024), TV (640)  
  Lens 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED; 5.8-17.4mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 35-105mm); f/2.8-5.0; 12 elements in 10 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x  
  Focus range 30cm (1 ft.) to infinity, 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity in Macro mode  
  LCD monitor

2.5-inch type, 230,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment (170-degree wide viewing angle)

  Storage media SD memory card and internal memory (approx. 14MB)  
  Shooting modes Auto, 2 modes for vibration reduction (Anti-Shake, High-Sensitivity), 4 modes with Scene assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait), 11 Scene modes (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama assist), Voice Recording, BSS (Best Shot Selector), AE-BSS, Color Options, Date Imprint, Self-timer (3, 10 sec.)  
  Movie With sound: TV movie (640) at 30fps, Small size (320) at 30fps/15fps, Smaller size (160) at 15fps, Pictmotion (320) at 15fps; Without sound: Time-lapse movie at 30fps, Stop-motion movie at 15fps, Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) available Vibration Reduction (VR): Electronic VR  
  Capture modes 1) Single, 2) Continuous (approx. 1.4fps), 3) Multi-shot 16 (approx. 1.6fps, only available at image size 5M), 4) Interval timer shooting  
  ISO sensitivity 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Auto (ISO 50-800 equivalent)  
  Number of frames (w/ internal memory) 7M: High (3072*** ) approx. 4, Normal (3072) approx. 8, 5M: Normal (2592) approx. 11, 3M: Normal (2048) approx. 17  
  Built-in flash Range: approx. 0.3-7.5m /1 ft. – 24 ft. 7 in. (W), approx. 0.3-4.0m/ 1 ft. – 13 ft. 1 in. (T); Flash modes: Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash and Slow sync.  
  Flash modes S8: USB, Audio Video output (via COOL-STATION MV-14)  
  Pictmotion 5 styles selectable to playback movies or up to 30 still images, 5 music files pre-installed, max. 5 music files loadable*  
  Interface USB, Audio Video output (via COOL-STATION MV-14)  
  Supported languages Total of 20 languages  
  Power requirements

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-64 (supplied)

  Battery life (approx.)

210 shots with EN-EL8 (based on CIPA standard)

  Included Accessories Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8, AC Adapter EH-64, COOL-STATION MV-14, USB Cable UC-E10, Audio Video Cable EG-E5000, Strap, Dock Insert PV-10, PictureProject CD-ROM  
  Optional Accessories Battery Charger MH-62  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx 93 x 59 x 20 mm /
3.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 in. excluding projections
  Weight (Camera body only) 135g (4.7 oz.) without battery and SD memory card  
  MSRP CDN $429.95  

***Via PictureProject for Windows only; each file up to 3 minutes long.
**German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai, Portuguese, Polish, Indonesian, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Czech selectable in menu display

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