Travel zoom with ultra high resolution LCD. The Nikon Coolpix S8000 features 14.2MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD), 10x optical zoom (30-300mm equiv.), built-in optical image stabilization, and a 7.5-cm (3.0-in.) LCD display screen with an ultra high 921-k dot resolution.
The 10x optical zoom is ideal for telephoto shots such as distant sports, wildlife action, and school events. Optical Image Stabilization helps reduce camera shake and avoid blurred photos at the long zoom settings or in challenging low lighting conditions.
For general purpose photography, Scene Auto Selector analyzes your scene and automatically selects the appropriate setting. For more challenging shooting situations, match the scene yourself to the appropriate Scene Mode. For example, Night Portrait scene mode sets the camera so you can take a night picture where the main subject (lit by flash) and the background (long exposure) are both recorded. D-Lighting adds light and detail where necessary while leaving correctly exposed areas untouched.
For those who desire a bit more control, switch to Program AE (P) mode and dial in an exposure compensation to compensate for scenes that are too bright or too dark. Custom (Preset manual) White Balance allows you to obtain the correct colors under artificial lighting situations.
You can shoot HD 720p movie 1280×720 pixels at 30fps with monaural sound. An HDMI mini connector enables connection to high-definition TV displays.
Smart portrait system provides advanced automatic features for perfect portraits. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the subject smiles. Blink Warning alerts you when a subject has blinked in the picture. Blink Proof shoots five sequential frames then saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are wide open. Advanced Face Priority AF with in-camera Red-eye Fix lets you quickly detect and focus accurately on up to 12 faces in the frame and corrects red-eye. Skin Softening function ensures smooth skin tone on the face of subjects.
The Nikon Coolpix S8000 superzoom is ideal for soccer moms to use as an automatic point-and-shoot camera as well as for those requiring a compact travel zoom camera. It comes in Black, Bronze or Red, priced at about US $300 (CAD $340).
|US | CA | UK|
|Image Sensor||14.2 Megapixel, 1/2.3-in. CCD|
|Optical Zoom||10x (30-300mm equiv.)|
Eelectronically-controlled ND filter, 2 steps f/3.5 and f/7 [W]
|Image Stabilization||Lens-shift (Optical)|
|Media||SD/SDHC Memory Card, Internal Memory 32MB|
|Shooting Modes||Auto, P, SCN|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 – 8 sec. (ISO 100, 200, 400)
1/2000 – 2 sec. (ISO 800)
1/2000 – 1 sec. (ISO Auto, 1600, 3200)
4s (Fireworks show scene mode)
|Continuous Shooting||0.7fps (10 frames), BSS, Multi-shot 16Sport Continuous (3fps, 45 frames, 2048×1536)|
|Exposure Metering||224-segment Matrix, Center-weighted|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto (auto gain from ISO 100 to 1600)
Fixed range auto (ISO 100-400, 100-800)
Sport Continuous (ISO 400 to 6400)
|Macro||1 cm / 0.4 in.|
|White Balance||Auto, Preset manual (Custom), Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash|
|Display Monitor||3.0 in. LCD, 921k-dot|
|Movie||HD 720p: 1280 x 720, 30fps (29 min Clip)|
|Battery||Li-ion EN-EL12 (210 shots, CIPA) included|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||103.0 x 57.0 x 27.3 mm / 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.|
|Weight (body only)||183g / 6.5 oz.|
|MSRP||US $299.95 / CAD $339.95 / UK £249.99 / €300.00 (RRP)|
*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.
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