Summary: I recently faced the "System 2 Error" many other users. Luckily, I have a three year warranty and it was fully covered and came back within 3wks of mailing (I sent it just before Christmas so it took longer).
Summary: I bought this camera few months after it came out. I like the features that it has. The Remote, the stabilization, the zoom. Why, you ask I give this camera a 3 star? well, first of all, I took many pictures with normal light. The results aren't as great as Nikon advertised.
Summary: I have owned this camera since March of '05, so I've had time to use it under a variety of conditions. As of today, I have shot just under 4,000 shots with favorably mixed results. The best photos are great, with good color saturation, sharpness and overall quality.
Summary: I bought the 8800 as a second camera to use when I didn't want to cart the DSLR and it's bag of lenses around. After using it for about two weeks, it's been returned. On the surface, it seems to have a lot of features, but I'd have to characterize the 8800 as a "fair-weather" camera.
Summary: I own a Canon "Elf" camera that uses APS film. It takes very nice pictures, but I wanted to upgrade to a camera that would have better zoom capabilities and would make it easier to exchange pictures with family.
Excerpt: I purchased a Nikon Coolpix 8800 a few months ago as a spare back up camera to my Nikon D70. I have owned a few digital compacts & found that the 8800 is a far more versitile compact towards my earlier compacts.
Pros: Compact & very light + Takes images in RAW format + 8m Pixel image quality
Cons: Drains Power quickly when connected to computer & while using rear view panel .
Excerpt: I finally decided to upgrade from my old Nikon Coolpix 995 camera, and plumped for what I saw as the top of Nikon's non-SLR range. This little beauty has an 8MP resolution, coupled with a 10x Optical zoom.
Excerpt: On my search for my first digital SLR i finally convinced myself that Nikons 8800 seemed to be the best in its price range! The price was great for a 8 megapixel camera, and the massive 10x Zoom really appealed to me!
Excerpt: Appareil solide, fiable. C'est un bridge : donc à optique fixe. Cependant il est doté d'un zoom trés intéressant. La qualité Nikon a un prix très abordable.NB Je crois qu'il est utilisable popur la photo de ciel et d'étoiles.