Summary: The Nikon COOLPIX S8000 is a 14 Megapixel compact super-zoom with a 10x optical range and a high-rseolution 3 inch LCD screen. It's slim too, at least compared with other super-zoom compacts: indeed at its launch in February 2010, Nikon claimed the S8000 was the world's slimmest camera with a 10x...
Pros: Slim and stylish with large detailed screen., Dedicated video shooting button., HDMI output., Stereo audio mics., Can recharge from computer over USB.
Cons: Poor image quality compared to rivals., Poor battery life., No video optical zoom., Lacks manual exposure control.
Summary: The Coolpix S8000 is one of Nikon's top of the range digital compact cameras. This pocket-sized shooter is packed with features, and has many options for today's photographer. The following review will reveal just how well this compact camera performs when put to the test.
Summary: After schlepping around a 35mm kit with two Nikon camera bodies, several lenses, and a full sized Bogen tripod for many years, I’ve come to appreciate small, easily pocketable cameras like the Nikon Coolpix S8000 .
Pros: Easy to use, Slim and compact, Great optics, feature set
Cons: No optical viewfinder, Slightly overpriced, No handgrip
Summary: If specifications were all that counted, the Nikon Coolpix S8000 would be right up there with the best compact superzooms, but its 14.2-megapixel sensor produces mushy, over-processed detail, and its 10x zoom is second-division at best.
Pros: Fast start-up time and autofocus; plain but efficient design; excellent 921,000-pixel LCD.
Cons: Poor lens quality; fine details and textures get smoothed over; suffers from some operational limitations and unpredictable behaviour.
Excerpt: There were no real surprises with Nikon’s new Coolpix digicam line-up –five of the seven 2010 models take HD videos. The digicam we’re reviewing–the 14.2-megapixel S8000–captures stereo 720p HD clips at 30 fps.
Pros: 10x zoom (30-300mm), Takes very nice stills, Quality 3-inch LCD, Superior optical image stabilization
Cons: Pokey less than 1 fps shooting, Prefer wider-angle (26mm not 30mm), No manual adjustments other than white balance, ISO, Poor video quality
With automated controls and simple operation, the Nikon CoolPix S8000 is an ideal high-zoom camera for beginners
Good Gear Guide.au
7 November 2010
Summary: With automated controls and simple operation, the Nikon CoolPix S8000 is an ideal high-zoom camera for beginners. It's hard to take a bad photo with this model, but you get no manual controls.
Pros: Excellent macro mode, slim and lightweight, good backlight and underexposure correction, very sharp LCD screen, extremely easy to use
Cons: No manual shutter or aperture settings, no hand grip, flimsy doors and compartment covers, video mode allows only digital zoom
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix S8000 offers plenty of zoom power in a compact body. The Coolpix S8000 offers 14 megapixels and a 10x optical zoom lens. It will fit into a large pocket. Features include High Definition movies, images stabilisation and I like the fact Nikon have found room for a 3 inch LCD screen.
Pros: Ease of use - 3 inch LCD screen - High Definition movies - colours - shutter lag times