Summary: I liked this camera from the start because of the look plus the zoom and the features were great. Unfortunately I think my expectations for this camera were just a tad to high since I started there and then started on a downward spiral of cons. It's a nice camera but it stays exclusive to CF Cards which aren't as easily used and readily available as SD cards for instance.
Summary: deberiais decir que el precio aumentaria con las aduanas, porque enviais con fedex. A mi me pareceria lo mas correcto, debido a que a mi, me han cobrado casi el doble de lo que queria gastar i no me parece correcto.
Summary: The 8700 is a well built camera with good ergonomics and is easy to carry all day without fatigue. I did not find it satisfactory as a substiute for my SLR. It us too limited in F stops and has a nrather noisy sensor. A bad combination.
Pros: Size,comfortable handling. Feels well made like most Nikons.
Cons: Very non intuitive controls. Lo range of Fstops. Noisy sensor. Slow to focus, and lots of shutter lag. If you want a point and shoot, get a cheaper more simple one. If you expect to do serious photography, this may do it but there are others that will do it better. It is overpriced for what iit is!
Summary: I had such high hopes with this camera purchase. I researched it for months, reading everything I could get my hands on, every website, magazine etc. All had glowing reviews of this camera and I'm not exactly negating them. I am, however, a bit peeved at the fact that this camera is not for low light/indoor situations at ALL. (My experience anyway).
Summary: When i initially purchased my 8700 in 3/04 it was one of few consumer grade 8MPs available. I preferred it to other offerings because of its small form factor and light weight, however others seem to feel this lightweight contender is not a serious camera. I do lots of hiking and wanted something light and durable to travel with me from Patagonia peaks to Saharan sands. Unfortunately the saharan sands did the camera in.
Cons: I was among the first to buy it, i thought it would match the DSLR, but i was dreaming, poor night photography, poor auto focus, even manual focus is not that good, 80% of the time is out of focus, the lens is poor. For the amount of money i paid, i would
Pros: 8megapixel quality. The scene features are helpful.
Cons: Difficult to get sharp photos in low light conditions. I "upgraded" from the Nikon 5700. The 8700 has more features and similar controls to the 5700, but they are harder to navigate, especially if you use both cameras, you have to remember the differences