Summary: Great camera, wanted the 24mm, great for landscapes, not used to Nikon's interface, a tad different than Oly and Canon. Pick one up if price is right, not for action, but I have Dslr's for that venue.
Summary: I wanted a nice camera that i could afford and i got the one i wanted could'nt beleive the deal i got on ebay . works great dose everything i need it to do.of corse its an older model but so am i.
Summary: The vintage Nikon Coolpix 8400 offers a superior lens range of 24-85mm 35mm equivalent with very good image quality. While lacking the VR (vibration reduction) capability of later Nikon and competing brands, the 8400 more than makes up for it in size, weight, and ease of use. This is a digital for shooting scenics, architecture, interiors and portraits (although the high aperture of f4.9 at 85mm makes out of focus highlights harder to achieve).
Summary: I'm a Realtor, and I bought this camera several years ago. The wide angle lens and flexibility of the viewing screen make it an excellent camera for taking interior and exterior pictures of homes. I have not seen another camera that is as easy to use for my purposes. I've just purchased a second one on eBay to replace the original, and I was quite happy to find it. I definitely recommend it.
Summary: I owned one of these cameras before and had it stolen out of my truck on my driveway and missed it very much. It was the best camera I every owned very similar to my Nikon F3 manual camera before that.
Summary: Bought the 8400 as a "traveler" as shoot a D-200 for work. Wide angle lens for the price was my objective and the 8400 delivers on all fronts. The more use it and compare it to the D-200/D-300/D-700, the more I understand why it was priced at about 1000.00 when new.
Summary: Classic digicam, and perhaps the best of it's generation offering (equivilant of a) 24-85mm lens with maximal aperature of f2.6 (wide angle) to f4.9 (tele). Although most of the competing 8 MP cameras of it's day offered extremely noisy images, this camera produced clean files easily up to iso 200 (iso 400 is available but that's pushing the noise up substantially).
Summary: This camera was purchased because of its wide angle lens which makes it ideal for taking real estate photos and panoramas. I added a wide angle conversion lens which captures more details when taking photos of small rooms. It helps to have a tripod and off camera flash, but the combination of this equipment makes great for both indoor and outdoor photography.
After comparing and testing, this is the best Prosumer
16 April 2007
Summary: It IS the best prosumer camera, at 24mm ultra wide angle family, you can choose Nikon 8400, Kodak, and Sony DCS-R1, I read all the reviews on dpreview.com, and go store to try each of them, then eventually I bought this Nikon 8400, it is the greatest prosumer camera I have used, it even produce better image quality than some DSLR, and more it give 24mm, which is very expensive if you want to have it at same quality and same wide in DSLR, So, 8400 does give you accurate...