Summary: This camera has a built in zoom lens. If the lens breaks, you don't have a camera anymore. My lens is failing to zoom and now I have to buy a new camera although the rest of the camera works fine. It's money down the drain. Before the zoom malfunction, the camera took great pictures on a perfect day, but night time, indoor, and action pictures were almost always blurry even if you put it on the night time, indoor, or action settings.
Summary: I loved this camera but I have had to send it back 3 times for the infamous "system error 2" design fault which plagues many of these. The repair service is slow - the camera has been in repair 50% of the year I have had it.
Summary: First, I love many things about this camera, most of them are mentioned in other reviews here, so I won't repeat too many of them. I especially appreciate the vibration reduction. It's tough to go from this camera to another one and deal with a shaky zoom. But that's what I'm doing now because: Bad: For the second time in less than a year, my camera's in the shop (under warranty) being fixed because, out of the blue, a "lens error" stopped all functions on my camera.
Nikon's has missed the mark with this one !!! (the 8800)
Gabor Seres, Amazon
4 May 2005
Summary: I've owned 9 or ten point and shut digital cameras including the best so fare the SONY F828 . So I will say this without trying to tare down Nikon's reputation.In quality of photos it is very comparable to the best , but my gosh !!! what happened to quiet smooth auto zooming with this Nikon 8800 ?
Summary: I purchased a new Coolpix 8800 on March 16, 2005. I sent it in for service just two weeks later, on April 3rd. It has now been in the shop for more than 6 weeks. The main problems were severe focusing problems. A minor problem was that the cable to transfer pictures to the computer didn't fit securely to the camera and I needed three hands to hold the cable to the camera and manipulate the mouse at the same time.
Excerpt: "...look SHARP at high resolution, Nikon certainly wasn't that until i half the size of the picture by 2! I tried EVERYTHING, i later found out that the camera had a well known reputation for performing very poorly in low light! It was a problem i had to deal with! I tried for 6 days having so much faith in this camera, i had to return it. I exchanged it for the Canon EOS 350D (image quality cant be beat, check it out) PRO's - Great 10x ...
Summary: Cada ser humano tiene dos dolores en la vida. El segudo es mori. El primer ya me pasó...¡Haber comprado esta camarita! ¿Conocen el dicho de cria fama y échate a dormir? ¡Pues bien! Eso es lo que ha hecho Nikon. El error system 2, efecto barrir, muchísimo rudio en iso 400 (mejor lo hubieran dejado en 100). En fin. Esta camarita sólo sirve para algo ¡Para comentar todos su serrores!