Summary: I loved this camera from the moment it came out of the box. I took it with me everywhere I went and treated it lovingly. It gave me amazing shots. Everything from macro, panoramic, motion, you name it - it delivered. The reason why I am giving it 2 stars is because it died on me after about 3 years of use. At first, the focus began to falter. Quickly after that, the camera would simply not operate for longer than what it took me to get 2 pictures.
Summary: I do not like this camera. The photos are very noisy/grainy. The camera itself is very lightweight and easy to carry however the quality of the photos in lower light conditions is terrible. I will be switching back to Canon.
Summary: I had high expectations for the Coolpix 8700 being a Nikon product. I have been very disappointed with this camera for the following reasons: the owners manual is almost impossible to understand unless you are a rocket scientist. The viewfinder is very poor quality and most of the time i cannot see clearly the subject i am trying to photograph. The time it takes to take a photograph is very slow and by the time the lens has opened and shut, the picture has changed.
Summary: Good quality photos in outdoor lighting. Inside in low-light conditions I found them quite grainy unless I was standing very close to the suject. The worst problem was the shutter. It was WAY too slow! By the time the camera took the picture, what I was hoping to capture was gone. I got rid of the camera. It wasn't worth the hassle. I would have given this a 3 star rating, but this is a Nikon. Up until purchasing this camera I was a big fan of their cameras.
Nice camera when it works & Good luck getting Nikon to back warrenty
here in vermont "mama-spoils", Amazon
23 November 2005
Summary: Ok, I am not stupid person when it comes to cameras. So here it is short and sweet. Pros.. *Decent pictures when the camera works, but NOT FOR POINT AND SHOOTERS!! *Many options for the advanced photo taker. *Size is decent for Compact SLR *Decent noise levels *Allows the use of a Compact Flash Card *Easy to contact and get ahold of customer service reps * Good battery life * Decent shutter lag * very informative settings screen on top of camera CONS * Most shots have to...
Summary: One major problem with this camera is its focusing system. Autofocus is not reliable in a low light (what camera thinks to be a low light -- and this is not what you expect). On the other hand manual focus is comletely inefficient.
"Great Camera If you don't take pictures at night!"
11 November 2004
Pros: This Camera takes very good pictures, during the day. It also has a Great 28-300mm lens. And the camera is also very light and portable. But........I now have a D70 and love it
Cons: If You want to take any kind of night time photo this is not the camera for you. The Shutter is so slow on this camera if you move at all while taking a picture in a night mode all you get is a blurry mess, also the digital viewfinder blacks out in low li