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Nikon Coolpix 8800 digital camera
Coolpix 8800
at a glance
3264 x 2448
10x optical zoom
1.8" lcd viewer
compact flash I / II
EN-EL7 li ion accu
Nikon Coolpix 8800 review summary
camera date Sep 04  out of production
pixels / class 8.3M  SLR-like digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  13 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use average it its class usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
comments image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix 8800 specifications
lens / zoom  35mm - 350mm (10x) (dig: 4x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 50 cm / 3 cm
metering mode  256 segment matrix, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual / F2.8W/ F5.2T - F8
white balance  auto | manual - 6 presets
shutter  auto | manual / 30s  - 1/8000s, B
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  pop-up / hot-shoe - 6 modes / 0.5m - 6m
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 640x480 (30fps) / 320x240 (15fps)
audio options  available
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  histogram display
Nikon Coolpix 8800 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
02Feb06 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review at TrustedReviews
18Jan05 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review by Quesabesde (es)
07Dec04 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review by Steves-digicams
01Dec04 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review by
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
04Jan05 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review by Dpreview
16Dec04 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review by DCResource
24Nov04 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review by Imaging-resource
Introductions, previews and other reviews
25Jan05 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review by LetsGoDigital (nl)
25Jan05 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review by LetsGoDigital
15Jan05 Nikon Coolpix 8800 review by PHOTOgraphic
News, guides, hints & tips
21Dec04 Nikon Coolpix 8800 firmware updates
26Sep04 Nikon press summary
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Nikon Coolpix 8800 announcement clippings

The COOLPIX 8800 is designed for serious photographers who aspire to take the highest quality images. With its 10x zoom, it also targets those who require higher zoom power and those who benefit from its fully loaded yet completely portable design. The extremely versatile COOLPIX 8800 meets their requirements, as well as demands from those who want state-of-the-art image quality and even greater ease of use. And for those who want to expand their options, the COOLPIX 8800 offers a range of lens converters, Speedlights and other accessories.

The COOLPIX 8800 carries an astonishing 8.0 effective megapixels for ultrahigh-definition photography. Your image clarity is ensured because of a professional-quality, 10x Zoom-Nikkor ED lens. With its 8.9-89mm focal range (35mm equivalent to 35-350mm), the lens incorporates two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration and produce amazingly sharp and clear images.

The lens of the COOLPIX 8800 incorporates the Vibration Reduction (VR) System — a first for the COOLPIX line. VR automatically detects and compensates for the small camera movements that cause image blur. This offers the user the ability to shoot at shutter speeds up to three stops slower without the risk of camera vibrations blurring your image. Along with Normal Mode, which enables remarkably clear handheld shots, Active Mode helps to ensure a smoother view in shaky conditions, such as shooting from a moving vehicle. Thanks to VR, users can achieve sharp and clear images when shooting in low light or when taking handheld telephoto and macro shots. It even works with the accessory telephoto converter lens at 600mm (35mm equivalent).

The camera offers four exposure modes: Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A] and Manual [M]. These modes combine to give you the greatest degree of creative control possible. The COOLPIX 8800 also offers [AUTO] mode, in which the camera automatically selects appropriate exposures and shutter speeds, giving users high-quality point-and-shoot capability.

And for striking images in practically any situation, the new COOLPIX 8800 features 15 versatile [SCENE] modes. Simply select the mode appropriate to your lighting conditions, and the camera will automatically adjust the aperture, shutter speed, focus, flash, contrast, sensitivity and white balance.

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