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Nikon Coolpix 8400


Nikon Coolpix 8400

Category: Advanced Amateur - Prosumer

The Nikon Coolpix 8400 has an ultra-wide angle optical zoom of 24-85mm (35mm equivalent) in its compact and rugged magnesium-alloy body. When getting the whole picture matters, as in interior real estate shots, landscape shots or large group shots, nothing beats having a wide angle lens, and the Coolpix 8400's 24mm is the widest angle on any lens in its class.

Equipped with 8 megapixels resolution on a relatively large 2/3 in. image sensor, the Coolpix 8400 can produce prints as large as 20x30 in. Besides providing full exposure flexibility, an AF-assist illuminator to help achieve AF lock in low-light situation, 15 easy-to-use Scene Modes, 10 min. BULB setting for those desiring to take real night photography, 640x480 (at 30fps) movie, Vari-Angle LCD monitor, the 8400 has a couple of innovative features:

  • D-Lighting: fixes underexposed and backlit images in-camera without harming the properly exposed areas of your image;
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: the camera analyzes the image data and corrects most typical instances of red-eye automatically.

The Nikon Coolpix 8400 should appeal to advanced amateur photographers desiring a "real" wide-angle lens on their digital camera without resorting to optional wide-angle attachments.

Nikon Coolpix 8400
QuickFact™ Sheet
  The Nikon Coolpix 8400 Home Page  
  Image Sensor 8.0 effective megapixels
2/3 in. CCD
  Lens Zoom Nikkor  
  Focal Length 6.1-21.6mm (24-85mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture F2.6(W)-F4.9(T)  
  Optical Zoom 3.5x  
  Macro 3 cm / 1.2 in.  
  Auto Focus
Ranging AF using AF ranging sensor and contrast-detect TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator
Center, Auto 5-area multi AF, manual 9-area multi AF selectable
Focus modes: 1) Continuous AF, 2) Single AF, 3) Manual Focus (from 1.2 in. [3cm] to infinity with focus confirmation indication)
  Shutter Speed 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 (2.3fps; up to 5 frames), 3) Continuous L (1.2fps; up to 11 frames), 4) Multi-shot 16 (consecutive 16 frames at 1.6fps), 5) Ultra HS (high-speed) (640 x 480 pixels; 30fps, up to 100 frames), 6) 5-shot buffer, (0.7fps), 7) Interval Timer Shooting, 8) Movie: TV movie 640 (640 x 480 pixels) with audio at 30fps, up to 60 seconds; Small movie 320 (320 x 240 pixels) with audio at 15fps, up to 895 seconds; Time-lapse movie 640 (640 x 480 pixels) at 30fps, up to 35 seconds; Sepia movie 320 (320 x 240 pixels) with audio at 5fps, up to 895 seconds; B/W movie 320 (320 x 240 pixels) with audio at 15fps, up to 895 seconds are selectable lock  
  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)  
  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), MB-CP10 Battery Pack (optional) with six 1.5V LR6 (AA-size alkaline) batteries* AC Adapter EH-54 (optional) *1.5V FR Lithium, 1.2V NiMH, or 1.2V NiCd batteries can also be used;
Battery Life: 260 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-EL7 with Battery Charger MH-56
A/V Cable, USB 2.0 Cable
Remote Controller ML-L3
Strap, Lens Cap
Software CD-ROM (PictureProject)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 113 x 82 x 75 mm /
4.4 x 3.2 x 3.0 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 400g / 14.1 oz  
  MSRP US$899.95  

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