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Nikon COOLPIX 800

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Dc Resource
28 February 2001
  • 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. Read on...The Coolpix 800 is definitely a good upgrade to the 700 model that it replaces.
  • 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.
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Overall 9
Value for money 10
Features 8
Ease of use 9
Picture quality 9
Construction 9

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DP Review
16 March 2000
  • 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. So, was it enough to be excited about? Well, yes really. The Coolpix 800 is essentially an updated Coolpix 700 (similar package) with a 2x zoom lens.
  • 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 of use (even my dad used it!)
  • Cons: What no USB?, No CF Type II support, Can't scroll in playback zoomed mode, Limited zoom (2x.. matches S10)
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Overall 4

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5 March 2000

Nikon CoolPix 800

13 January 2000