Summary: I first bought this Nikon Coolpix in the 1990's for (get this) $826.00. Digitals for the novice were just getting some attention. At the same time I bought one of the first HP Photosmart printers. The combo of these two were a big wakeup for someone who loved 35mm. I took thousands of pics with the coolpix and printed that still look great. However, one night a friends' child knocked my camera off the counter and broke the lense.
A nice solid digital camera-nice pics-ease of use.
22 September 2010
Summary: This one will get you started! Very nice pics for a 2 MP camera. A perfect camera for starting out or as a reliable spare. Too large for a pocket unless you have a coat with big pockets. If you're not concerned with extra large sized photos than this is the one for you! I also have the 880 which has more "bells and whistles" but keep this one as a spare. For the money,you can't buy a better 2 MP camera!
Summary: I purchased a Nikon Coolpix 800 back in 1999. It was my first camera, and I used it as often as possible. It was a very decent "point and shoot" camera, and I was also able to add a screw-on wide-angle lens that increased the productivity of the camera. I eventually upgraded six years later for a Nikon D70, but the Coolpix 800 still has some great memories for me.
Summary: Although an older Camera by Nikon, it has included many of the more expensive aspects, expected fron Nikon! The only thing was a poor (Battery Door Cover).. being made from plastic, has a tendency to break!
Summary: I bought this camera because I had one like it that I had to get fixed and I needed something to carry me through while Nikon had it. I've used this model camera without a hassle for maybe a decade. Since the year after it came out, anyway. I originally bought it because a consumer magazine review rated it higher than the models that replaced it. The chip that grabs the picture is superb. The lens is sharp -- just wish it would go a little wider.
Summary: I've had this camera for just over 1 year. Picture quality out of the camera is phenomenal. With a high quality printer I get better pictures than I ever did with my 35mm. I would suggest a minimum of 32 MB compact flash card, but they're cheap now. The serial connection is the biggest problem with this camera. It can take an hour or more to download 32 MB of pictures and you have to use the Nikon software which doesn't always like W2k.
If you liked working with a manual 35 MM, the 800 is 4U
George McAdams, Amazon
22 March 2001
Summary: Heard about the images this camera and the 880 gave, and they are great! This is not a point and shoot camera, because you have to override some of the automatic settings when there is backlight or even frontlight. I would not recommend it for anyone who hasn't had a 35 MM that they had to tweak the picture. The best thing about this complaint is that you can view the picture immediate and reshoot it again.
Summary: For the most part, I'm quite happy with my Coolpix 800 (bought at Amazon.com). It certainly gets the job done, and the images are as good as what I've gotten with my 35mm SLR, if not better. My main beefs are the ones that are well known about this camera: the flash and zoom are both very limited (to the point where I pretty much consider this an outdoor camera - the one time that I did use it indoors extensively, I set the sensitivity to ISO-400 and shot by available...