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Nikon COOLPIX 8800
4.0 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX 8800

The 8-megapixel Coolpix 8800 carries a high-powered 10x Read more

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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 10
10

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
5 January 2006
  • Conclusion: Last year Nikon introduced the first digital camera equipped with an 8 Megapixel CCD. Its successor, the Coolpix 8800 also contains this high resolution and to start this written conclusion right here we can say it's definitely a worthy one.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

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DP Review
4 January 2005
  • Conclusion: The Coolpix 8800 is out to prove that it's a credible alternative to the new cheaper digital SLR's and a set of lenses. From a practicality stand point it certainly delivers, in a package not much bigger than the smallest D-SLR you get eight megapixels and a 35 - 350 mm equiv.
  • Pros: Biggest zoom of any eight megapixel, with Vibration Reduction, Sharp lens, at both ends of zoom range, respectable resolution, Excellent automatic white balance, Good macro coverage, although perhaps soft corners & distortion, Good ergonomics, sticky rubber on hand grip, Excellent build quality, ...
  • Cons: Slower than expected startup time, Some minor purple fringing (in the order of a pixel at worse), Slow CF write times, Limited latitude of image parameter adjustment, No record review histogram, No CF card included, AF Assist lamp not effective, can not be disabled manually, Visible noise from IS...
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
7 December 2004
  • Excerpt: At first glance, the Nikon Coolpix 8800 ($999) looks like the Coolpix 8700 from earlier this year but with a 10X zoom instead of 8X. That's true, but there's more to the story than that.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality, 10X optical zoom with very effective image stabilization, Superb build quality, save for the memory card slot cover, Full manual controls (and then some), Flip-out, rotating LCD display, Excellent macro mode, LCD/EVF usable in low light, AF-assist lamp, No redeye, Customi...
  • Cons: Sluggish performance for a $1000 camera; average startup and focusing times, above-average shot-to-shot delay, unimpressive continuous shooting mode, slow image playback, Above-average noise and barrel distortion, Included RAW conversion software doesn't take full advantage of the format, Manual ...
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
16 September 2004
  • Summary: The flagship of Nikon's Coolpix series, the Coolpix 8800 offers the longest zoom range available in the 8- megapixel category, and is the first 8-megapixel 10X zoom digital camera with Vibration Reduction (VR).
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon CoolPix 8800 review

TechRadar UK
30 November 2006
  • Summary: Nikon's 8MP 10x zoom looks like it should be at the top of t
  • Pros: Great long-range zoom
  • Cons: Not that responsive
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon CoolPix 8800

Trusted Reviews
7 May 2006
  • Summary: With superb image quality and a 10x optical zoom, Nikon's CoolPix 8800 will make you think twice about buying that entry-level SLR.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 5
5.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 10
10

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
9 March 2006
  • Summary: The 8800 offers fantastic value for money and, although less flexible than a digital SLR, packs in an impressive array of features. Images are crisp and sharp throughout the focal range and the reliable Matrix metering ensures consistently accurate exposures, although there’s sometimes evidence of...
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Scrup Mobile
31 July 2005
  • Conclusion: The eight megapixel Nikon Coolpix 8800 carries a high powered 10x Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with a Vibration Reduction (VR) System. Designed for serious photographers who aspire to take the highest quality images, the lens of the Coolpix 8800 incorporates the Nikon Vibration Reduction System.
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[ REVIEW — NIKON COOLPIX 8800 ]

DPexpert
30 April 2005
  • Excerpt: : $1899 : 3 stars : The Nikon Coolpix 8800 is the latest incarnation of the all-in-one pseudo digital SLR that began with the Coolpix 5700 in 2002. That camera caused a sensation at the time with its attractive design and appealing concept — one fixed long range zoom attached to a compact body with...
  • Pros: Now the new 8800 has all the features that made the 5700 and 8700 desirable, plus an 8 mp sensor and a zoom range of 10x compared with 8 and the camera is fitted with Nikon’s vibration reduction mechanism to reduce effects of camera shake. dpexpert found the 5700 to be a disappointment in a few a...
  • Cons: Now the new 8800 has all the features that made the 5700 and 8700 desirable, plus an 8 mp sensor and a zoom range of 10x compared with 8 and the camera is fitted with Nikon’s vibration reduction mechanism to reduce effects of camera shake. dpexpert found the 5700 to be a disappointment in a few a...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
1 April 2005
  • Conclusion: If you want a camera with a powerful zoom, a long focal length, and extensive controls, but an SLR is too big or too expensive for you, the Coolpix 8800 makes an excellent choice. Be prepared to invest some time in mastering the controls, however.
  • Pros: Image quality, vibration reduction feature
  • Cons: Menu system
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