Summary: Bought this camera when it first came out. It was broken the first time I turned it on. It took photos on its own. I took back to where I bought it. They laughed. So I put it on the counter and turned it on. So after a minute the flash opens on its own and off we go taking pics like a champ.
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.
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 ...
Nikon Coolpix 8700 8MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Zoom
16 February 2011
Summary: Bought this camera in Dec 1996. Found it to be a very complicated camera to use unless you shoot in Auto mode. In Auto it produces excellent Quality photos. Don't Recommend for Actions shots. Stills are excellent.