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Nikon Coolpix 8700 digital camera
Coolpix 8700
at a glance
3264 x 2448
8x optical zoom
1.8" lcd viewer
compact flash I / II
li ion accu
Nikon Coolpix 8700 review summary
camera date Jan 04  out of production
pixels / class 8M  SLR-like digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  9 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features average it its class digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  8x optical zoom
user profile user profile: digital photography enthusiast
Nikon Coolpix 8700 specifications
lens / zoom  35mm - 280mm (8x) (dig: 4x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 50 cm / 3 cm
metering mode  256 segment matrix, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual / F2.8W/ F4.2T - F8
white balance  auto | manual - 6 presets - 3 custom
shutter  auto | manual / 30s  - 1/8000s, B
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  pop-up / hot-shoe - 5 modes / 0.5m - 4.1m
viewfinder  ttl electronic (235,000px)
iso ratings  50 / 100 / 200 / 400
image size  3264x2448 / 3264x2176 / 2592x1944 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 1024x768 / 640x480
image format  raw / tiff / jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  high / fine / normal / basis
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 3s / 10s
video options  Qt m-jpeg  320x240 (30fps)
audio options  
connectivity  usb / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  compact flash I / II
platform  Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS 9.0-9.2, OSX 10.1.3+
extra features  image size 2560x1704 (3:2) selectable
Nikon Coolpix 8700 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
04May04 Nikon Coolpix 8700 review by Quesabesde (es)
25Apr04 Nikon Coolpix 8700 review by
11Mar04 Nikon Coolpix 8700 review by Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
20Apr04 Nikon Coolpix 8700 review by DPReview
26Mar04 Nikon Coolpix 8700 review by Dcresource
22Mar04 Nikon Coolpix 8700 review by Imaging-resource
Introductions, previews and other reviews
26Jul04 Nikon Coolpix 8700 review by LetsGoDigital
01Jun04 Nikon Coolpix 8700 review by ephotozine
News, guides, hints & tips
12May04 NEF image colour issue with Nikon View 6.2.0
01Feb04 Nikon press release
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Nikon Coolpix 8700 announcement clippings

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon has taken the lead in the popular and powerful "prosumer" camera category with its new Coolpix 8700 digital camera (  This remarkable new product combines 8.0-megapixel resolution with an 8x Optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens (35-280 mm, *35mm equivalent) and legendary Nikon quality and design to bring experienced digital photographers the most versatile and capable compact digital camera available today.  The Nikon Coolpix 8700's impressive performance and stunning images will quickly establish it as the new flagship for high-end consumer compact digital cameras.

  "Today's high-end digital consumer is much more experienced, better informed and starving for the best in design, quality and overall performance. The Nikon Coolpix 8700 addresses consumers head-on with the combination of 8-megapixel resolution and the most powerful optical zoom lens in the category," said Jerry Grossman, vice president, Marketing, Consumer Digital Products ay Nikon Inc.  "With this important new product, Nikon has clearly assembled the most aggressive display of cutting edge technology, extensive features and sheer photographic power in the compact consumer market to date."

  Nikon Coolpix 8700 - "The-Power-Of-8-ography"  The Nikon Coolpix 8700 is the perfect camera for serious photographers who demand the highest level of quality and control from their compact digital camera.  The camera incorporates an 8.0 effective megapixel CCD, which produces image sizes of up to 3,264 x 2,448-pixels for prints larger than 20x30-inches.  For those who print their images at home, the Nikon Coolpix 8700 supports PictBridge(TM) technology to enable direct printing to compatible photo printers, regardless of brand.  The camera also employs an 8x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, with Nikon's own Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass, designed to get the photographer close to the subject without sacrificing image quality, color representation or sharpness. Serious digital photographers demand a great deal from their equipment. The Nikon Coolpix 8700 is well prepared to withstand the wear and tear that
comes with frequent use.  The camera is constructed with a compact, lightweight magnesium (Mg) alloy body that has been designed for durability and portability, with a secure, comfortable grip for stability during shooting.  Nikon has employed the highest resolution (238,000 pixel) electronic viewfinder (EVF) for extremely sharp, through-the-lens viewing.  In addition, users can use the large 1.8" vari-angle LCD panel as well to review shots on the go.

  The Nikon Coolpix 8700 digital camera incorporates four exposure modes to give the photographer ultimate creative control over their image capture. These modes include Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A] and Manual [M].  The camera also offers an automatic mode, which makes the Coolpix 8700 an ideal tool in situations where operation needs to be 'point-and-shoot simple.'  For added convenience, the camera now incorporates 12 preset Scene Modes taken from the existing line of award-winning Coolpix digital cameras.  Scene Modes allow for striking images in practically any shooting situation.  Simply select the mode appropriate to the lighting conditions, and the camera will automatically adjust focus, flash, contrast, sensitivity and white balance.  The camera has ability to
capture images in RAW recording mode (NEF format) for maximum image control and manipulation after the picture is taken using Nikon Capture software.

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