Hey! "It's A NIKON--It Just Doesn't Get Any Better"
Scott Marks, Amazon
6 April 2010
Summary: As a one time semi-pro photographer, I wanted to get into digital photography from a "real" standpoint. While there are many good camera brands, you just don't go wrong with Nikon. I wanted a camera that looked and felt like a real camera.
Summary: I originally purchased this camera based on rave reviews in Consumer Reports, and have not been disappointed. It is amazingly easy to use, but has many advanced features - many of which I have yet to touch. I've logged about 2,000 photos with this unit. I rarely run out of space on the SD card.
Summary: I've had a few digital cameras before this one, and I hated the quality of each and everyone of them. I was a novice (still am very much an amateur, so don't expect technicalities in this review) I was drooling over a Rebel that I can't afford nor, do I know how to use yet when I came across this...
Summary: This is a wonderful camera, for me. I don't know much about photography and admittedly don't understand all the bells and whistles it offers but it does work great on mostly automatic focus. Only slght difficulties with a sort of slow shutter release requiring complete steadiness when shooting.
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.
Summary: I love my Nikon Coolpix 8700. I have taken wonderful picture with this camera. But that is the great thing with digital film...DELETE and try again. Please take several shots of the same subject to make sure you get the best one no matter what camera you use.