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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Tengo esta cámara y me he llevado una gran decepción. No consigo que utilizando el zoon en el intervalo 5X-10X enfoque en AF. La cámara centra la imagen y la vuelve a perder. El enfoque manual es de adorno no sirve para nada.