Excerpt: 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...
Excerpt: Compact digicams don’t normally set my bells a-ringing but this one intrigued me, big time. What on earth is Nikon doing with the Nikon Coolpix S8000 ? A pocketable picture taker that is just 27mm thin and extends only another 41mm when the stabilised 10x optical zoom pokes its nose into the world. 10x in a compact? Yup. Then there’s the high megapixel count: 14.2 million of the things, packed into a tiny 11mm CCD.
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 zoom.
The S8000 packs in the features.
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 Nikon Coolpix S8000 is clearly targeted toward casual photographers and snap-shooters rather than photography enthusiasts. The S80000 is the spitting image of what consumers expect from the latest pocket picture rocket - it is a super compact, conservatively styled, auto-exposure-only camera that provides all the most popular bells and whistles that casual photographers have come to expect.
Pros: Easy to use, Compact, First rate optics, Excellent image quality, Very good feature set
Cons: No manual exposure capability may disappoint advanced users, No optical viewfinder, No handgrip, A bit pricey
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. Yet the last time we looked, the Coolpix and its ilk are cameras, so still quality should be paramount. Let’s see how this package adds up… The Coolpix S8000 is a very attractive camera with sculpted lines around the 10x zoom lens.
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
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. There are also a number of features to help improve the quality of your portrait shots. These include the ability to soften skin and eliminate blinking.
Pros: Ease of use - 3 inch LCD screen - High Definition movies - colours - shutter lag times
With automated controls and simple operation, the Nikon CoolPix S8000 is an ideal high-zoom camera for beginners
Good Gear Guide.au
26 October 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