Excerpt: Rumors abound a couple of months ago, the name CP800 bounced around the newsgroups and discussion forums but nobody had any details about Nikons rumored new digital camera. On 27th September Nikon did their normal worldwide simultaneous announcement, the new Coolpix 800.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Great colour and white balance, Solidly built despite plastic case, Matrix Metering, Fast processing, short cycle times, Logical menu system (as found on CP700, CP950, D1), Easily Portable, Better "bright" LCD mode (as found in the new CP950 firmware), Auto ISO mode, Ease...
Cons: What no USB?, No CF Type II support, Can't scroll in playback zoomed mode, Limited zoom (2x.. matches S10)
Excerpt: Nikon's two megapixel line of cameras two extremes: On one end, you have the Coolpix 950, which is fully loaded, and costs almost $1000. On the low end, you have the zoom-less Coolpix 700 for half that. The Coolpix 800 comes right in the middle, at $699, and also takes the middleground on features.
Pros: Small, light body, Quality Nikon optics, Very good photo quality, Manual focus mode, LCD display bright and smooth, Uncompressed TIFF mode
Cons: Same stupid design flaws as Coolpix 9xx series: Button placement, CompactFlash cover, lens cap, etc., No manual controls other than focus., In play mode, you can zoom into photos, but then can't move around in them!, Cheesy plastics on part of the case, No USB support, Manual is still on a CD.