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4.7 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX 8800

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

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Overall 6
6.0

Good, but not worth the cost

SmokingBunny, Amazon
19 January 2007
  • 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). The Pros: Excellent features Lightweight (I have small hands and cannot hold much weight) Came with a Remote control Large LCD etc...
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Overall 6
6.0

Expected more from this camera, buy a SLR

Doctor Z, Amazon
12 December 2005
  • 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. During my first use, I had pictures that for some odd reason gave ppl black lips. No, I know for sure that they weren't wearing any lipstick.
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Overall 6
6.0

Capable, but flawed instrument.

April Vawter "Wilderness Photographer", Amazon
13 November 2005
  • 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. I shoot at low compression JPEG, "Extra Image Quality," 8MB file-size, which translates to a usually selected ASA equivalent of 50. Even with "Vibration Reduction," I use support most of the time.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Heymagee, Photography Review
2 November 2005
  • Summary: This camera leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Pros: The camera is small and easy to take along.
  • Cons: Poor focusing. I have yet to get a nice sharp picture. The images are very noisey in low light situations.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 10
10
Shutter lag 6
6.0

Nikon 8800 Disappointing

n1kcy, epinions.com
16 September 2005
  • Summary: If you are a patient deaf person with a passion for photography this is the camera for you. But for those less tolerate there is probably a better option.
  • Pros: It has produced some amazing pictures Good battery life Tilting LCD screen
  • Cons: Very slow to do everything Noisey in an audio sense Disappointing video quality.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Shutter lag 8
8.0

Bit of a disappointment

jsnape, epinions.com
20 May 2005
  • Summary: Get it for grandma or soccer mom if you have $800 to spare. The picture quality is awesome if it happens to be in focus.
  • Pros: Battery life between charges, exposure options
  • Cons: That'd be the auto focus mechanism.
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Overall 6
6.0

A "fair-weather" camera...

Michael Long, Amazon
29 January 2005
  • 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. In sufficient light (e.g. daylight) it takes great pictures. Let the light get dim, however, or use it at it's extended zoom range, or indoors, and it just hunts, trying to find focus.
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Overall 6
6.0

Terrific camera for perfect lighting conditions

Harry Haller, Amazon
17 December 2004
  • 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. After looking at a bunch of digital cameras, I chose this one as the best trade-off of zoom, ease of use, picture quality, other features, and price. The point-and-shoot mode takes really terrific pictures if the lighting conditions are perfect.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0

Review of Nikon Coolpix 8800

simez77, Ciao
9 September 2005
  • 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. This camera works brilliant with a Nikon WC-E80 Wide angle lens, this makes the Panaramic feature more usable allowing the shooter to take bigger Panaramic pictures with less shots.
  • 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 .
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10
Looks 10
10

My second step on the digital camera market.

sexyjw, Ciao
11 July 2005
  • 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. The other main draw, for me, was the fact that the camera has Vibration Reduction, which can actually reduce the effects of those inevitable shakes present in images taken with slow shutter speeds.
  • Pros: Great looking .  10X optical zoom .  Vibration Reduction feature .
  • Cons: Quite bulky .
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