Summary: My original 8700 was rained on, dropped, battered, and bounced everywhere in my backpack. Yet it lived many years before it gave up. I loved that you didn't have to "line in" to deal with your chips, allowing me to carry extra chips while traveling and take thousands and thousands of photos. I also loved that the battery can be removed to charge, allowing me to carry multiple batteries on a trip.
Summary: It is cool to use and quite attractive in that my friends are busy asking to know where I got this camera, from, please if you have more available at this same price do bring it to my notice, email me at email@example.com
Great camera that is between a point and shoot and an SRL
2 April 2014
Summary: I have been using a coolpix 5700 for years, but bought an 8700 and discovered it had some features that the 5700 did not. I like that it is like an SRL, in that you can use a view finder rather than the display. I do a lot of macro shoots, and I find it easier to focus using a view finder, it is also easier to steady the camera. I do a lot of nature work and the view finder is much better in bright light.
Summary: for a product manufactured almost ten years ago this camera still holds up in many respects. the availability of settings is impressive if not exactly easily accessible and the quality of pictures leave a bit to be desired compared to today's standards ... but at this point its a bargain and a high quality one at that.
Great Camera still takes better picts than current 14 mp cameras
27 April 2012
Summary: I purchased my Nikon COOLPIX 8.0 camera as my very first digital camera. I was told when they got to 8.0MP that would be equal to 35mm boy that is a understatement! I have used this camera to blow up pictures to 16 by 20 inch and beyond. With NO blurring. One is a shot of my dog running at me full speed at the beach. The built in lenses are just amazing. Newer 14 mp cameras that are under $250 still are no where near as good as this thing.
Summary: OMG! I absolutely loved the camera I purchased. I own a Nikon D40, but I didn't want to take that much camera on my 7 day southern caribbean cruise. The coolpix 8700 was perfect. All I had to do was buy a strap and I went online to view the insruction manual for a few operation questions. I am so pleased with my purchase.
Excerpt: Noisy to a certain extend. AF... needs a lot of patience when shooting really close-ups (alright, I never got that minimum-3cm shot). Personally, rarely use those 12 preset scenes. Nevertheless, the Nikon Coolpix 8700 is a decent prosumer camera indeed.