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Nikon Coolpix 800 2MP Digital Camera w/ 2x Optical Zoom

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  • 2.1 megapixel sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality 8 x 10 prints
  • 2x optical plus 2.5 digital zoom lens with autofocus
  • Included 8 MB CompactFlash card holds 18 images at default resolution
  • Connects to Macs and PCs via serial port
  • Uses 4 AA batteries (alkalines included)
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  • Add-on Lens
  • DPOF
  • Macro

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Product Details

Product Manual [2.43mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 4.7 x 2.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000365CI
  • Item model number: 800
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,875 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 15, 1999

Product Description

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Nikon first brought 2-megapixel quality to the consumer price range with the Coolpix 950; the Nikon Coolpix 800 digital camera continues Nikon's professional legacy at an even more affordable price point. With a 2.11-million-pixel, 0.5-inch CCD and a maximum resolution of 1,600 x 1,200, the Coolpix 800 gives you topnotch picture quality and a wide array of advanced features. It lets you save images in an uncompressed TIFF format plus three JPEG compression modes, with two resolution choices. It sports a 2x Zoom-Nikkor lens and a 1.25 to 2.5x digital zoom; you can shoot subjects as close as 2.8 inches away with the Macro setting.

The Nikon Coolpix 800's autofocus is truly impressive--it uses 480 steps for incredibly accuracy. The camera also offers 256-element matrix, spot, and center-weighted exposure modes. The built-in Speedlight flash includes auto flash, flash cancel, fill flash, slow sync, and red-eye reduction modes. Battery life is also a winner--even with the LCD turned on, the Nikon Coolpix 800 offers a battery life of approximately 100 minutes using four AA alkaline batteries. It ships with an industry standard 8 MB Nikon CompactFlash memory card, which stores up to 200 images, depending on image size; you can buy optional CompactFlash cards with up to 64 MB of memory.


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Customer Reviews

Some things you should know: The picture quality for outdor pictures is great, but there is a significant time delay between the time you press the button and the time the… Read more ›
But, the Auto flash and the SLOW SYNC are still problems. Daylight pictures are excellent. Nikon did a very poor job in quality control and in communicating this problem to… Read more ›
For the most part, I'm quite happy with my Coolpix 800…It certainly gets the job done, and the images are as good as what I've gotten with my 35mm SLR, if not better. M… Read more ›
Got my Nikon 800 a month ago and have now had the chance to try it out. I have no qualms in saying picture quality is very good. My additional comments would be the same as… Read more ›
You can't necessarily tell how the picture will come out just from looking at the LCD screen, but when the pictures were viewed on my computer,…The pictures were clear. E… Read more ›
This camera takes wonderful pictures but the zoom doesn't do the job. its no good for taking pictures of your child playing football but its great for pictures on a trip. be… Read more ›
It is very lightweight and compact yet…The flash is powerful enough to handle most any shot and you have the option to change the film speeds to compensate even further. Read more ›
With a high quality printer I get better pictures than I ever did with my 35mm. I would suggest a minimum of 32 MB compact flash card, but they're cheap now. The serial… Read more ›
to fix 2) Buy a Compact Flash reader - don't even think about downloading photos any other way - its just not worth it The comments that other reviewers have made about the… Read more ›
Excellent 1.9 Million Pixels, very easy to use. The 8 meg Compact Flash holds 1-32 images in different formats. Optional A/C adapter should be included, in order to… Read more ›
) 4- Buy a 64 Mb compact Flash Card ( It is in most of the cases enough for a short trip) 5- Think before taking a picture, and use the features of the camera, it is so… Read more ›
But the reason because I am writting, this new review is to give some advices to those with the same camera: 1- Buy a battery recharger ( a 2 Hours one is great) 2- Buy 8… Read more ›
I had been researching it more months on sites like Megapixel.net and ZDNET as…The price was exceptional for the quality of this camera and I would highly recommend it. Read more ›
The Lexar card came with a jumpshot cable (a memory reader). It was very reasonabley priced. You just plug the cable into the USB port in your computer. Read more ›
I took 20 pictures, downloaded them…This is a nice compact camera with some great features...This is an amazing camera at an amazing price - and I am usually very finicky. Read more ›
I purchased a digital camera in 1997 and was not…However, 3 years later, I stumbled upon the Nikon Coolpix 800 at a great price and took another shot at digital imaging. Read more ›
If your reading this review, that means you have internet access. Shop around for the best price. On-line prices will, without a doubt, beat the human factor. Read more ›
I have no problem with the batteries or compact flash storage capacity. I like the low price for this product, which is being phased out. I bought a SanDisk Image Mate.. Read more ›
T…The automatic picture taking mode does a good job of metering and focusing while the manaul mode gives the user the ability to change ISO, exposure, white balance and focus. Read more ›
I took 20 pictures, downloaded them…This is a nice compact camera with some great features...This is an amazing camera at an amazing price - and I am usually very finicky. Read more ›
FEATURES: It has a lot of…However, for a non-professional photographer, I liked the fact the auto mode was easy to use and allowed me to take great pictures right away. Read more ›
The Nikon Coolpix 800 is a wonderful camera for the price and has some outstanding features typically found on higher-priced models. The automatic picture taking mode does… Read more ›
I doubt…Image quality is superb, and I have found myself marvelling at the sharpness of pics shot at full res (1600x1200) in fine mode, even at fully automatic settings. Read more ›
An additional photo editor…On the bright side, the camera has an outstanding compact flash and is loaded with nice features that I have not taken the time to figure out. Read more ›
I have had my 800 for about a year and like it very much. It's easy to use (and I agree with most of the comments below) and takes good quality pix. (Most of mine are… Read more ›
I am really enjoying this camera. It is very easy to use as a point and shoot camera as well as having the manual mode for the more advanced user. I am the in between user. Read more ›
But for the price of the card that included the jumpshot cable it was well worth it. And it was so easy to use. I still plan on getting a nicer case for my camera. Read more ›
FEATURES: It has a lot of…However, for a non-professional photographer, I liked the fact the auto mode was easy to use and allowed me to take great pictures right away. Read more ›
This little brother to the CoolPix 950, has almost all the same features. Excellent 1.9 Million Pixels, very easy to use. The 8 meg Compact Flash holds 1-32 images in… Read more ›
Apart from that it takes good pictures and at the price it's selling for now…The optional lenses are great and will transfer to other Nikon models later if you upgrade. I… Read more ›
It has performed well in a variety of temperatures and has held up to a number of good hard knocks. An optional 28mm wide angle lens attachment is great. The only items… Read more ›
Fifth, it's cool to have Nikon brand camera. The only things I wish this camera had are a stronger zoom lens and a stronger flash for indoors. I'm very happy with this… Read more ›
I would absolutely buy this camera again. (I dont like the loose lens cap but I would not deduct a point for that.) Read more ›
this is the first serious digital camera i got, and i've been pretty hapy with it. great macro, decent zoom, and fair response time. the other complaints you hear,… Read more ›
Zoom. The 800 has a 2x optical, plus 2.5 digital zoom lens; however, the 880 has a 2.5x optical and the digital zoom. You always want as high an optical zoom because using… Read more ›
Fifth, it's cool to have Nikon brand camera. The only things I wish this camera had are a stronger zoom lens and a stronger flash for indoors. I'm very happy with this… Read more ›
They came out beautifully. The battery life is great. I have used mine for over two weeks and it is just now run down. Read more ›
The LCD monitor is like a tv. The battery life is also excellent I get about 1.5 hours on my rechargeables. Its completely worth the extra few bucks, why settle for less,… Read more ›
Just look at photos taken by this camera by this camera on flickr, and you'll see this thing…It's quick to focus, it's got great battery life and snaps photos really quick! Read more ›
Fantastic entry-level Nikon digital camera. Beautiful colors and sharpness, compact size, Nikon optics and a very good price. Here are some recommendations to make your… Read more ›
You must buy separate photo-editing software, unless you want to send your nice little photos only to have your recipient download them in in that ridiculous huge size… Read more ›
I'm very happy with my new Nikon Coolpix 800 camera. First of all the body is a nice size and shape. It's very easy to carry around and fits in even small purses, and feels… Read more ›
Manual and Auto settings. LCD screen is incredible. It does have a lens cover. and it is fairly compact. Read more ›
Though I WILL say that the 640x480 VGA mode is a good mode because even a 19" monitor cannot display a 1600x1200 shot, and part of it will always be off screen,… Read more ›
P>Minor quirks aside, I have…As I said before, photos taken in bright sunlight look absolutely fantastic, with great colors and no artifacts (even when compressed to JPG). Read more ›
I even went to the extreme and took some close up photos, outside, in total darkness of a Hybiscus…The photo showed incredible detail and deep rich color from the flowers. Read more ›
Just look at photos taken by this camera by this camera on flickr, and you'll see this thing…It's quick to focus, it's got great battery life and snaps photos really quick! Read more ›
I got this from Amazon.com 3 days ago and is still shooting away. Sharp pictures, excellent focusing & light weight. Here are some negative points if that's what you… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

174 of 176 people found the following review helpful By Jonason Keeton on April 15, 2000
I must admit that I like having new electronic toys when they come out. I purchased a digital camera in 1997 and was not entirely impressed by what 500$ got me then. However, 3 years later, I stumbled upon the Nikon Coolpix 800 at a great price and took another shot at digital imaging.
PICTURES: The pictures it takes are fantastic! The 1600x1200 resolution really makes a difference when making prints. They look like they were taken with a 35mm. This is not even mentioning the backing of a quality Nikkor lens that picks up lots of detail other digicams of the same resolution do not. Another feature that impressed me was the fact I could add additional lenses to it (and Nikon has 3 designed specifically for the Coolpix 800/950/990).
FEATURES: It has a lot of features of its bigger brother like an uncompressed TIFF format, ability to take B&W pictures, and adjustable metering. However, for a non-professional photographer, I liked the fact the auto mode was easy to use and allowed me to take great pictures right away. I now can switch to manual mode to take more control of the picture, but the camera is ready to take great pictures right out of the box. Unlike other reviewers, mine came with a paper manual in addition to a CD-ROM that explained many of the basic features and taught me about some of the more exotic ones.
This is a great camera for anyone wanting a digital camera that takes great pictures but doesn't want to spend ton of money on features that may not even be used. Otherwise, the CP990 and the D1 are really nice cameras for those interested in more control. I do recommend getting an extra Flash card since 8 MB does run out fairly quickly when taking pictures in FINE or NORMAL mode. Getting a USB SanDisk CompactFlash reader was also a big help since the built-in connection is serial and can take a LONG time to download pictures if you have a lot of them.
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92 of 92 people found the following review helpful By John Tubbs on December 4, 2000
After reading just about every review I could find, I finally purchased the Coolpix 800. I was looking for a camera that was above 2 mega pixels and $500 or below. I have read some of the reviews about the low quality of pictures in a dark room, but after playing with the light meter adjustment I did not have any problems with the quality of brightness of the photo. I even went to the extreme and took some close up photos, outside, in total darkness of a Hybiscus bush. The photo showed incredible detail and deep rich color from the flowers. I also read some of the complaints about the auto focus always being on and drawing on battery power. This is only the case if you leave it on this setting. You can set it to only auto focus when you press the shutter half way.
The pros for this camera are: It's easy to figure out. Takes great pictures. Has lots of features for manual and automatic photos. You can even take black and white photos. Different lens settings like fisheye and wide angle. Manual and Auto settings. LCD screen is incredible. It does have a lens cover. and it is fairly compact. It's a lot of fun shooting pictures just to see what kind of results you get with the manual settings. I was able to have fun with this camera right out of the box.
My only complaints are that I wish it came with a power supply, the battery cover is a little flimsy, and the software that comes with the camera isn't anything to get all excited over.
Bottom line is if I had to buy it again I would do it gladly and without hesitation.
Hope this makes your descision a little easier.
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91 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Breinpar@yahoo.com on January 4, 2000
I've had my Coolpix 800 for about a month now, and I can still say that I'm one proud Papa. Yeah, they eat batteries like candy, but so do most cameras with any kahonna's. Buy rechargable! The biggest drawback to this camera is the serial port issue. There's a way around that, though. Buy a SanDisk (they manufacture Nikon memory cards) drive and USB...uploadin' quicker than spit. Well, now that we've bought a CompactFlash drive, some Nickle Metal-Hydride rechargable batteries, an AC adapter, and another 48mb of memory(or you'll be reminded of that time when you ran out of film), we've just added about $250 to an already pricey camera. Not to fear folks. If your reading this review, that means you have internet access. Shop around for the best price. On-line prices will, without a doubt, beat the human factor. Try, Buy .com for the camera and Spotshop.com for the other goodies. I saved a couple hundred easily. Oh and lastly, I wouldn't have a digital camera without at least 2 megapixels, built in flash, optical and LCD viewfinder, and CompactFlash(most common). There's lots of other goodies with this one, and that's why I think this is the most camera for it's price range.
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120 of 122 people found the following review helpful By J Barnes on December 18, 1999
Picture quality is superb, there is no question. There are a few minor issues that I wish I had known when I was shopping for digital cameras. I would like to have a little more zoom capability than the 2x lens provides, as well as better macro capability (or any macro at all). I understand that the Coolpix 950 has both. A flashcard disk drive is a neccessity as battery life is very short (4 AABatteries last maybe an hour). For example, taking and uploading 14 photos will zap 4 brand new Duracell Ultras. I did purchase 4 Nickel Metal rechargeable AA's and that helps ease the pain of replacing batteries. It would be nice if they included the AC adapter, no question this is a must for this camera. Uploading pictures from the camera to PC is easy but slow with the provided software. An additional photo editor other that the one provided will be neccessary to do any creative editing.
On the bright side, the camera has an outstanding compact flash and is loaded with nice features that I have not taken the time to figure out.
Overall, I am quite satisfied with this camera as the quality of photos can help me overlook some of it's shortcomings. I am however considering an upgrade to the Coolpix 950.
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