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Above average image quality, Very good zoom range, Good Image Stabilization, Sharp screen with good visibility, USB charging
Slim and stylish with large detailed screen, Dedicated video shooting button, HDMI output, Stereo audio mics, Can recharge from computer over USB.
Compact Size, Attractive finish and good build quality, Plenty of functions to assist picture taking, Bright three inch screen, Vibration reduction, Effective metering system
Excellent macro mode, Slim and lightweight, Good backlight and underexposure correction, Very sharp LCD screen, Extremely easy to use.
Easy to use, Compact, First rate optics, Excellent image quality, Very good feature set.
Great LCD; stereo mic; 10x zoom in an attractive compact body.
Slim body, 10x optical zoom, easy to use, Large viewfinder
Slim and sleek design; high-resolution LCD; speedy performance; effective image stabilizer.
Impressive zoom range, decent image quality on occasion
Image sharpness and details could be better, Some purple fringing, No optical zoom during video recording
Slightly soft lens at both wide-angle and telephoto, Left side of our sample was soft at middle focal lengths, 14-megapixel sensor does not deliver the same detail as a 12-megapixel design, Heavy anti-noise processing softens detail even at low ISOs, H...
Poor image quality compared to rivals, Poor battery life, No video optical zoom, Lacks manual exposure control.
Controls may be too fiddly for some, Aggressive noise reduction reduces detail, Aggressive sharpening can cause artefacts
No manual shutter or aperture settings, No hand grip, Flimsy doors and compartment covers, Video mode allows only digital zoom
No manual exposure capability may disappoint advanced users, No optical viewfinder, No handgrip, A bit pricey.
Poor low-light photo quality; no optical zoom while recording movies; mixed shooting performance; no semimanual, manual modes.
No manual mode, No zoom in video recording
Pokey less than 1 fps shooting, Prefer wider-angle (26mm not 30mm), No manual adjustments other than white balance, ISO, Poor video quality.
Not as many features as its competitors; picture quality can be better.
Images tend to be soft, some fringing, no manual functions
By PCWorld India on September 13, 2010
The Coolpix S8000 has a simple compact design despite its 10x optical zoom and it captures above average quality images. Its nice set of features at mid-range prices make it a good option for travel zoom camera but its rather slow shot-to-shot...
By Trusted Reviews on August 26, 2010
Long-zoom compact cameras, also often called travel cameras, are a big growth area of the digital camera market. Nearly all of the main manufacturers now produce compact cameras with zoom lenses of 10x magnification or greater, models such as...
By IT Reviews on July 26, 2010
A quick scan of the Web reveals prices as low as £180 for Nikon's stylish 10x ultra-zoom compact, and despite a few design questions the overall handling, performance and image quality should make this a highly popular member of the COOLPIX...
By The Imaging Resource on July 24, 2010
The Coolpix S8000 made a good first impression on me -- but with a high resolution 3.0-inch LCD that wasn't hard to do. As I shot with it, it kept impressing me -- and that was no easy feat. At first I stuck to what I know: Auto mode (or Program...
By Camera Labs on July 01, 2010
Nikon COOLPIX S8000 verdict 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...
By Digital Photography School on July 01, 2010
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...
By ePHOTOzine on June 21, 2010
In an ever more crowded market for high zoom compact cameras, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff. In this case, the S8000 performs well enough to be suitable for those looking for a convenient compact with the...
By Expert Reviews on June 17, 2010
Keenly priced for a stylish camera with a fantastic LCD screen, but photographic options are limited and image quality is below average...
By PCWorld on June 14, 2010
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....
By DigitalCameraReview on May 26, 2010
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,...
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