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Nikon COOLPIX 8400
4.7 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX 8400

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Overall 10
10

Can't believe it is still for sale

Russell Dominique, Amazon
14 February 2009
  • Summary: I bought it in 2006 and have used it a lot and love it. But -- it was being discontinued at that time and all of the remaining Nikon stock was bought by Ritz and put on sale for less than half of list. So I am skeptical that it is still being sold new and am surprised at the price.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
3 October 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good quality, bad concept

Sachin D. Bansal "sachindevji", Amazon
12 May 2007
  • Summary: Very good camera and very bad concept. We need more zoom.
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Overall 8
8.0

Beginner's Headache

J. Hennum, Amazon
13 October 2006
  • Summary: The wide angle lens is great for taking closeups and fitting everything in the shot. The auto mode is good for outdoor shots, not so good for indoor. I am learning how to control the camera manually for taking indoor shots with low lighting situations.
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Overall 10
10

excellent camera for those that miss their old film slr's

P. Miller, Amazon
13 October 2006
  • Summary: I switched to digital a few years ago, and my little Olympus was fine for outdoor shots, but I missed my old Pentax Spotmatic, especially indoors without a flash. I got this camera because of the recent lowered price.
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Overall 4
4.0

The Shutter Lag and EVF Will Drive You Nuts

William M. Powers "PhJo", Amazon
13 October 2006
  • Summary: If you're looking to capture "The Decisive Moment" with the Nikon Coolpix 8400, STOP---DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA!!! For that matter, carefully check any digicam or other camera with which you want to capture "action," because what you think you see, may not be what the camera has the ability to capture...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome camera!

S. Thornsberry, Amazon
28 August 2006
  • Summary: Update 3/06: Well, after using this camera for 3 months I have to come back with the following feedback: -it is heavier and bulkier than many 5mp cameras (does not fit in a standard pocket-size portable camera bag) -sometimes people's lips come out BLACK or PURPLE in the pictures -the shutter lag...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

jgeracimos, Photography Review
3 May 2006
  • Summary: This camera had long appealed to me due to its wide angle lens, but I always thought that the $~800 price was too high for a point-and-shoot that would inevitably be soon obsolete. However, once Ritz Camera cut the price in half (as Nikon had discontinued it), I had my camera!
  • Pros: -- WIDE ANGLE LENS!!! (24mm equiv). Don't think that there is any other point-and-shoot w/a lens this wide. This was reason alone for me to buy the camera. As an aside, the 24mm equiv. wide-angle on the Sony R1 is making it a very tempting camera as well., -- Ability to adjust settings (shutter s...
  • Cons: --Slow, slow, slow. Saw one review that said that it would be good for action . . . sure, if you are shooting the photo-finish at the turtle track or the snail slalom. First, takes a long time (5 to 10 seconds) to boot-up. The delay between depressing the shutter and the taking of the photo is no...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

ken1953, Photography Review
22 February 2006
  • Summary: I purchased this camera because I was looking to upgrade my Kodak DX 4330. I wanted something that would give me more manual control, but didn't feel I was ready to move up to a DSLR. I was looking at the Coolpix 8800, because I wanted something with more zoom, but I couldn't afford it at the time.
  • Pros: Fully Automatic or Manual to fit any need., Excellent selection of presets., Takes excellent photographs at macro or landscape, and it's midrange is awesome., Good ISO range from 50 - 400 (can get a little noisy at 400), Auto Program works great 99% of the time., Large rotating Viewscreen, Button...
  • Cons: A little slow in low light situations on Auto Program w/ flash., Can be a little overwhelming at first to novice users, but can be quickly learned with a little diligence and practice., No Image Stabilization.
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Overall 10
10

My Best Buy of the Year!

Kojo Nkrumah, Amazon
14 January 2006
  • Summary: This camera proved to perform better than I expected. Easy to operate, yet has so many bells and whistles. There are several tools and capabilities that come with this camera, it is very important to read the manual in its entirety in order to maximize the benefits.
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