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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.