Summary: I finally found the solution to the problems created by pocket-size cameras I can't use because they look the same on the front, back, top and bottom. The Nikon Coolpix brings the feel of a real camera back in my hands. Now, with the Coolpix, I can grab it and know which end to point at my sub just.
Summary: I love this camera! It takes amazing clear pictures and is great for begining photographers! It's so complex, if you want to take even better pictures and use all the options that this camera comes equiped with you'll need to have the manual. For a point-and-shoot camera, leave it on auto, or for a pro you can also have it on full manual mode. If you're in between there's modes for that.
Summary: My Nikon 8800 has traveled from the Amazon basin to the North Slope of Alaska and has taken over 100,000 photos. It has spent about a month in the hot, humid Amazon basin, a place which claimed the life of one of my past cameras. I've used it so much, I actually wore out one battery pack and had to replace it. Still, three years later the camera is functioning perfectly, just the way it did in the summer of 2004 when I bought it. This camera has been very reliable.
Summary: The 8800 is one of the best 8mp cameras out on the market today. As a photographer, in my early days, I was after sharp pictures. The 8800 delivers in this area and has one of the best zoom lens of any digital camera. I've compared them all. If you love macro photograph you will love the 8800 with VR. VR technology allows and adjusts for camera shake.
Summary: Hi there SinMin Here again! I'm going to assume you've just come over from the 8700 page, if you haven't you may want to check it out and compare my reviews on the 8700 & 8800. Okay. Now as I've said before when it comes to digital cameras the absolute love of my life has been the Sony F-828, I say has been because I now have a mistress called the 8800! So for the sake of argument I'm going to compare the 8800 to the 8700 and the 828.
Summary: I have owned the Nikon 8800 for two months now and I do love this camera--sharp photos, accurate color, and good ergonomics. Very well-built. This is a very feature-rich camera and I am still trying various features. Mostly I have been taking photos (about 1800 already) in both Program mode and Aperture Priority mode and getting to know the camera. I don't really have much problem with the auto focusing. I owned the 5700 before this and several other Nikon digitals.
Summary: I consider myself a typical prosumer photographer (if such a thing exists) -- I have had several digital cameras over the past 3 or 4 years from 1MP, 2MP 3.2MP, 5.1MP and now this 8MP wonder. It produces quality shots with a "virtual" SLR viewfinder; unless your stubbornly dogmatic about needing a "real" dSLR, this camera is equal to, if not better than, most dSLRs that cost 2-3 times as much.
Summary: Again, I too will try not to duplicate the efforts of other reviews. I am not a pro, but I am a pretty advanced user, and this at least my 6th digital camera (I used to work in the industry so it was easy to get them; I didn't have a whole bunch break on me). I bought it because I wanted a great camera for hobby shooting but didn't want to have to deal with separate lenses.