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.