Fantastic older Nikon Digital Camera for amazing macro photos!
6 September 2011
Summary: This is a fabulous Camera, I actually bought the same one 10 years ago, and am still using it on my site! I purchased this one as backup, should my old one finally die. I love the quality of the photos, the macro lens in the best for close up and Nikon is the best camera maker in my opinion. You really can't go wrong with this older model, and I got it for a real steal!
Summary: This was bought as a replacement for the same model camera that we flat wore out. It is for sure not at even the mid point of today's technology, but it is a nice solid camera for general purpose use. I also own a far more sophisticated Nikon for my more demanding use. But, if 2 megapixel images meet your needs, this little camera is reliable and easy to use. Just be careful to not spend too much for it as fancier cameras are getting pretty cheap these days.
Summary: This was one of my first digital cameras, and I sold it. I had a failure with a very expensive model, and picked up one of these to help out. Great color and detail with the lens. Worth every penny. It does eat AA batteries, so get some cheap rechargeables. The wide angle lens for this works great also!
Nikon Coolpix 800, Great Camera To Learn & Grow With!
10 September 2007
Summary: This was one of my 1st digital point & shoot cameras when it came out a awhile back. i bought it because at the time Nikon had the best line of cameras out compared to other brands then.(not too many companys had black camera bodys then) This camera is so user friendly, easy controls and menus, a great camera to learn or experiment with, when held it felt good, a firm camera that fits in your hand.
Summary: I wanted a digital camera for all the usual reasons. In addition to its usefulness for emailing, my second reason is that I take hundreds of snapshots yearly that I throw out as soon as I get home - sometimes, while still at Kinko's. It seemed like such a great idea to be able to delete all my duds - before any tree ever has to die for them, or (gasp) any photo lab worker has to see them. This is a great little camera. It is truly a simple-to-use, lightweight thing.
Summary: Wow! What a bargain! At a price less than most of the competition (cameras w/ at least 2 megapixels), the Nikon Coolpix 800 is a steal. This camera has many advanced features, many found on higher-end cameras, although it's still simple enough for novice users, like me, to handle. With a quick skim the manual you will be off and running. The layout of the camera is very logical and easy to navigate.
Summary: I've been a camera nut for over 30 years, but have always used 35mm or 2-1/4 film. I have had my Nikon 800 for 6 weeks now and doubt I will ever use film again. The photo quality is fantastic. Using the normal setting, about 500kb/photo(the high res is about twice the size), the 4x6 prints are indistinguishable from 35mm and are comparable at 8x10.
Summary: I got this from Amazon.com 3 days ago and is still shooting away. Sharp pictures, excellent focusing & light weight. Here are some negative points if that's what you are looking for - 1. It is a battery hogger. The 4 energizer (alkaline) battery pack that came with the camera lasted only for about 20 pictures. You NEED rechargeable NiMH battery. .... Andthe charger is [even more money]. You don't really need the optional AC adapter.