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Nikon Coolpix S8000 14.2MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

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  • 14.2 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 20 x 30 inches
  • 10x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens; 3.0-inch VGA (921k-dot) Clear Color Display
  • 720p HD movie recording at 30fps; HDMI output
  • Creative Slider creates pictures, in camera, by simply adjusting brightness, vividness and color hue
  • 4-way VR Image Stabilization System; Smart Portrait System
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Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: S8000 Black
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 14.2 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Optical zoom: 10 x
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.1 x 2.2 inches ; 6.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0034XIM82
  • Item model number: S8000 Black
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,201 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 2, 2010

Product Description

Color: Black

From the Manufacturer

Nikon's super slim, clearly brilliant Coolpix S8000 combines 14.2 effective megapixels with an incredible 10x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens for stunning prints as large as 20x30 inches. The camera features an incredible, bright 3.0-inch High Resolution VGA (921-k dot) LCD for composing and sharing pictures and HD (720p) movies with stereo sound. The Coolpix S8000, with Nikon's EXPEED image processing concept and 4-way VR Image Stabilization System, takes incredible pictures, incredibly easy. The Coolpix S8000 has Nikon's New Smart Portrait System which; automatically detects your subjects face, takes a picture when they smile, can soften the skin tone, and warns you if they blinked.

The world's thinnest 10x zoom camera that offers more creativity and freedom in photography

Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
The ultra-slim Coolpix S8000 is equipped with a precision wide-angle 10x zoom, Nikkor ED glass lens, 14.2 megapixel resolution, and a variety of advanced shooting functions including the Creative Slider. Its slim, attractive design enables photographers to creatively capture every moment in style.

The Coolpix S8000 is the world thinnest* 10x zoom camera, offering a focal range of wide through super-telephoto to fully capture special moments from near or far. It also comes equipped with high-speed performance and a 14.2 megapixel image sensor to deliver exceptional image quality and consistently sharp results.
* Among compact cameras equipped with an optical zoom lens capable of zooming in at 10x or more as of December 29, 2009 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation).

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Feature Highlights

EXPEED digital imaging technology
Nikon's smarter approach to digital imaging technology. From image capture to processing, Nikon's comprehensive EXPEED digital imaging concept encompasses the entire picture-taking operation. EXPEED is much more than a processing engine; it is a revolution in digital photography.

3-inch, 921k-dot TFT LCD featuring Nikon's Clear Color Display
Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
The high-quality 3-inch Clear Color Display for the Coolpix S8000 features an ultra wide-viewing angle, anti-reflection coating, and screen brightness adjustment. The vibrant 3.0-inch 920k-dot VGA display offers four times the clarity and detail of standard cameras for amazing image reproduction. In addition, the monitor's structure greatly reduces reflection and improves visibility outdoors for a more vivid, clearer image preview and playback.




High-Definition movie recording
Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
Entertain audiences with movies that capture the impact of the scene with HD. The Coolpix S8000 can shoot up to 1.5 hours* of HD movies (720p) with sound at 30fps. HDMI output is also available for easy in camera playback on your TV or computer.
*Recording stops automatically after 29 minutes. This figure is based on in-house testing standards and stated for recording at 25°C with a fully charged EN-EL5 battery. Actual results may vary greatly depending on factors that include differences in ambient temperature, and the amount of zoom and autofocus operations used.



Four advanced image stabilization features ensure sharper results
Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
VR image stabilization in action.
Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
The Coolpix S8000's high ISO 1600 capability allows shooting at faster shutter speeds, yielding great results even when shooting in low light or when capturing fast-moving subjects. Motion Detection assists in achieving sharper results by automatically controlling the shutter speed and ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. New advanced flash control enables natural and beautiful flash photos even when subjects are backlit or when shooting telephoto by enhancing ISO sensitivity, rather than opting for slower shutter speeds.



Nikon's Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
As part of Nikon's Smart Portrait System, a series of advanced functions help produce consistently great portraits. The Skin Softening function ensures smooth skin tone on the face of subjects by leveraging built-in face-detection technology. Automatically detecting as many as 12 faces in the shot, Face-priority AF helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Timer helps to faithfully record precious moments by automatically releasing the shutter when the subject smiles. Blink Warning alerts the photographer when it suspects that a subject has blinked, while the Blink Proof function shoots five sequential frames, then saves the one in which the subject's eyes are wide open. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.



Creative Slider
The Coolpix S8000 is equipped with the Creative Slider, a fun new way to apply a rich variety of effects when shooting in Auto Mode. Adjust brightness, saturation and color tone using the Rotary Multi Selector. Adjustments can be previewed in real-time on the Coolpix S8000's 3-inch LCD monitor.
Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Other Features
  • Macro shooting from as close as 1 cm (0.4 in.)
  • High-speed performance
  • 16 scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Subject Tracking
  • Quick Retouch
  • D-Lighting
  • Auto Sort function
  • Approx. 32 MB of internal memory
  • USB charging via Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) or PC
  • HDMI connectivity
What's in the Box
  • EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-68P AC Adapter/Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM

Product Description

Nikon Coolpix S8000 14.2 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) - 26191

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Customer Reviews

Also, when you zoom in like that it shows a zoom number in the upper…The picture quality is fantastic, and there were only two ways a friends $1,600 camera was better. H… Read more ›
For some reason this camera always has a double flash. Pictures are nice when the animals eyes are open. Contacted Nikon tech support and they couldn't help, doesn't seem… Read more ›
Yet in all…The photo quality is wonderful right out the box but be sure to read the manual since there are many different features and that's the only way to know them all. Read more ›
The screen also tells you in big letters the flash is not open. It shots great photos and is easy to program and use. The red color makes it easy to find. Read more ›
The camera just overall is unreliable, flimsy, and unpredictable. The pictures are great, no doubt. But I don't think that's the camera, but the 14 mp. Read more ›
I've taken a couple videos, during the day and night. The day quality is amazing. The night... it's okay, I can still make out what everything is for the most part. Read more ›
Good photos, easy to use, and plenty of pre-set scenes to make life easy. Its taken a lot of love and use from me and I have grown very attached to mine. Read more ›
Our Kooplix S8000 camera has met all of our expectations. It is easy to use and it produces clear pictures of first-rate quality. We commend this camera to anyone looking… Read more ›
The S8000 is compact, easy to use, and generally takes excellent pictures. The large color screen makes instant review of both pictures and video very easy and even… Read more ›
I used the quick start up guide and I was on my way! VERY easy to use and the pictures are outstanding. I loved the zoom and could stand across the street from one of the… Read more ›
This is one good camera. Very easy to to use. I think the picture quality is excellent and video quality is equally as good. Read more ›
Bottom line - easy to use, easy to carry and great pictures! Read more ›
Purchased this after reading reviews on Consumer…While the camera worked well and the photos and videos were pretty good quality, the camera itself was very poor quality. Read more ›
Outdoors or indoors it does a great job! The video is good quality. I've been so used to my older video camera with the shaking while shooting that it was a nice surprise… Read more ›
Excellent optical zoom. Video is good, but not ideal for that function. Camera is slightly larger than my previous compact camera, but worth the larger size to get the… Read more ›
I picked the right one it is easy to use takes great photos almost as good as my Cannon Rebel XSI. The videos are amazingly clear. Read more ›
I would suggest this camera for any average joe who wants to just get photos or videos. The video is great. I recorded the 4th of July fireworks on it and they turned out… Read more ›
The clicking is loud enough that it really distracts and in some cases covers up sound from the subject your recording. When you don't use the zoom, the video is great. I… Read more ›
This is my first Nikon, but I am already loving it. It has so many features and is so compact that I can take it along anywhere. That is really what's important to me, that… Read more ›
The cord that one…There are lots of options, which is great, and even though I've just been doing the basics so far, I know there's so much can learn to do if I choose. T… Read more ›
Oh, and I want a 30x zoom, please. The controls are intuitive, and I specifically wanted a camera without a touch screen. I don't want greasy fingerprints all over my view… Read more ›
I purchased the S8000 for every day use when Im not carrying my S300 for more serious pics. The controls are extremely easy to use and the pics are great. Of course as you… Read more ›
Very simple and effective. Sony and Panasonic menu systems are very funky. Canon menu is very good, but still not as nice as the Nikon. Read more ›
I needed a new camera as my old one was having trouble with focusing, etc…The Nikon s8000 is a great camera, the pictures are crisp and clear and the features are great. Read more ›
I've had this camera for a while now, and it takes BEAUTIFUL pictures! the zoom is very nice, but once passing the 2x zone, it's all digital, so gets blurry. Read more ›
This camera still has a lot of life in…I took this camera with me on many travels, the zoom is AWESOME, captures details you don't notice in real life like faraway signs. Read more ›
it is easy to use and takes great pictures. plus the 10x zoom is amazing. Read more ›
The zoom is incredible for a point and shoot camera. It was the main reason I bought this model and it did not disappoint. Read more ›
I bought it to take with me on safari to Kenya. The picture quality and the 10X zoom were very good. I have not used the video function yet. Read more ›
The photos are great - nice color and contrast, and GREAT resolution! The 10X zoom is a wonderful capability. The LCD viewer if marvelous. Read more ›
Pictures are great. Screen is great. Didn't use the video so I can't comment on it. Read more ›
The zoom is excellent. The 3 inch screen is great. Ok, so you can't zoom the lens in the video mode. Read more ›
The 14.2 meg/pix photo quality is fantastic. The 3 inch LCD screen is exceptional. 10x zoom brings in far away subjects and the Macro is mind blowing. Read more ›
Takes terrific close up photos and the zoom is great but I really like the stabilized…The large rear viewing screen is sharp and clear, the controls are very intuitive. I… Read more ›
By far, this is the best camera I've owned: picture quality is outstanding, the large screen on the camera is wonderful, and the movies it shoots are crystal clear. There… Read more ›
I was not disappointed with this camera. The large sharp viewing screen is a joy. Learning the ins and outs was a snap as I followed along the in the users manual. Read more ›
You can use manual settings but for the most part I find that the automatic settings seam to handle most…The wide angle lens is great for scenery shots that I have taken. Read more ›
Plus, now the lens cover doesn't open, so when it goes on and opens, it takes good pictures--- but it doesn't often turn on and stay on, and sometimes when it does it… Read more ›
I have a nice Kodak with great lense - but by the time I got it focused correctly the subject always moved and I lost my picture. I needed and got with the S8000 a camera… Read more ›
great pictures. excellent lens. LOW level light photography was surprising-almost like NIGHT VISION, poor quality but it produces images. Read more ›
Overall, I don't see much difference in the 10x lens on the Nikon versus the excellent 4x lens on my former Sony in terms of image quality. The Nikon seems to produce… Read more ›
WIDE ANGLE!!!!!!!! Fantastic Nikor Lens!!!!!! What more do you want~!!!!!!?????? Read more ›
The S8000 has a very fast start-up and the zoom is excellent. The colors are beautiful and accurate. Fast and accurate focusing means I get what I shoot but the flash… Read more ›
The camera takes exceptional vivid color pics but after several months suddenly quit working with the 'lens error' display coming on. Sent it back to Nikon service and… Read more ›
The Good: 14.2Megapixels; 10x zoom (best in class), 3.0-inch VGA (921k-dot--best in class); great picture and color; long video recording; can also be charged through PC,… Read more ›
So far I find the photos have outstanding color, the best I've seen in a point and shoot in the auto mode. If you like over saturated colors, this may not be the camera for… Read more ›
That just takes some getting used to how one holds it. We also love the bronze color choice...unique. [[ASIN:B0036ORZDW Nikon Coolpix S8000 14 MP Digital Camera with 10x… Read more ›
My battery life is also shot. I still love the bronze color and the size of the camera. I have gotten used to the position of the flash, but still think it is in a horrible… Read more ›
The macro setting is great ! The size is great, although a little bit heavier than others I seen. Read more ›
In short if you want reliable "good" photos,…If you want exceptional photos and want to be surprised by how beautiful the photos are - stay with a full sized SLR for now. Read more ›
I have resisted the…With the features and pricing of this camera you have the perfect blend of size, versitility and capability in a very intuitive electronics unit. Tr… Read more ›
Camera is conveniently sized for carrying on activities. Picture and video quality are excellent. Read more ›
Overall, it is a small, thin camera that I carry in my purse. I like the size and is light in weight. The 3" viewing screen is very nice. Read more ›
Additionally, there are times when I want to take…I love the size of this camera, It will easily fit in my pocket and when you hit the power button, it fires up quickly. Read more ›
10x optical zoom on a camera in this price range is excellent, and the zoom performs quite well. The picture quality is very good on the highest-quality setting (14MP+,… Read more ›
Price was good too - got it right here on Amazon! Read more ›
Nikon informed us that we had been sold a…So we paid full price for a used camera and being told it is too late to be reimbursed due to it is past 90 days of purchasing. Read more ›
Only drawback is its taking me a few days to figure out all of the features because there's so many! This camera is very versatile and i think a great value! I ended up… Read more ›
We bought this point-and-shoot as a camera my wife could carry in her…While it does not rival my SLR, it does what we want, and it performs very well, at a decent price. Read more ›
This is the best value in a combo hi rez pocket camera with HD video capability. Just too heavy for me and the 14 megapixel still images not much different than my 10 meg… Read more ›
Aim, shoot and it…Yes, it took a bit to remember to not put my finger on the flash but was easy to hold the camera without needing to have my finger on top of the camera. Read more ›
Now the Nikon S8000 does have a…But, if you lock a focus, the S8000 usually gave me a slightly better picture with less noise because the flash was stronger than the ZS7. Read more ›
T…Of course, I'd rather have great noise-free performance out to ISO 3200 so I don't need the flash in the first place, but absent that, the flash is a reasonable compromise. Read more ›
Good camera, but flash is hiding on top right corner so u might not be able keep ur fingure there apart from that it's a great camera in all respects I bought 2 both work… Read more ›
My Canon was great at night, but the Nikon no so much. And for how strong the Nikon flash is, you would think the ISO level would look better. Read more ›
I ended up keeping the panasonic zs7…Now the Nikon S8000 does have a more powerful flash than the ZS7, but I found that the panasonic could focus better in low light. B… Read more ›
It was like watching a small HD television! Battery life is also amazing! Read more ›
This is a…I actually bought my first one almost 4 years ago - knocked it off the counter and broke the housing - still worked beautiful until the battery cover came off. Read more ›
It has great battery life, and is nice and slim to slip into your pocket or purse. Read more ›
In the box was the usual manual in several languages, a nice camera…It also came with a 2gig SD card and a fully charged battery so right out of the box it was ready to go. Read more ›
My pictures are incredible and…I would encourage anyone purchasing this camera to also buy a second battery (and keep a fully charged second battery on hand at all times). Read more ›

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603 of 614 people found the following review helpful By Busy Executive TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 6, 2010
Color Name: Black
I owned the very good Sony DSC-W350 (which I liked very much), but I managed to leave it in a rental car. Between the time I bought my Sony and now, Nikon released a new line, so I figured I'd give one of their best compact point and shoot cameras a try. I use a lot of Nikon's DSLR equipment, but their point-and-shoots have been a bit disappointing to me over the years. But I liked the S8000 and decided to give it a try - and I'm glad I did...it's a wonderful point-and-shoot, even better than the Sony in every way.

First, I place a lot of emphasis on the size and shape of the camera and whether it just feels natural in my hands. The S8000 is very small and light, and sometimes really petite cameras just feel awkward to me. I'm happy to say that the S8000 gets it about perfect - it's easy to hold, the controls feel like they're where you expect them, and I never accidentally hit say, the power button when I'm looking for something else. I also tend to like designs that put the lens in the middle of the camera, as opposed to some designs (like the otherwise very good Panasonics) that tend to put the lens off-center. With very little practice, I feel like I can work the Nikon with my eyes closed, and I never feel awkward with it.

The built-in LCD monitor is also very good and easy to read under most conditions, except maybe in very bright direct sunlight. Still, my eyes aren't fantastic, but I have no trouble navigating the menus or reviewing shots after I've taken them. As an added plus, the menus are structured in a way that's similar to Nikon's DSLR cameras, so if you're familiar with Nikon's other products, you'll feel right at home here.

It's also a fast camera.
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364 of 382 people found the following review helpful By F. Morrissey on March 8, 2010
Color Name: Black
I bought this camera because I wanted a camera that could both take high quality pictures of objects from a far away distance and took HD video. The Quality of the pictures of this camera are good from a far distance. I could easily read signs when zoomed in that I could not read from looking at them. I am a structural engineer so I needed something that I could read the structure types and be able to idetify the structures from a distance, in this it did its job.
Now the down side of the camera. The video quality of the video was excellent as well as the sound. The HUGE overlooked flaw is that recording indoors or out there is a high pitched squealing noise in the backround of every video no matter if it was played on lcd, computer, tube tv, or the camera itself. I tried the camera instore and it did the same thing (after I had taken it home and tested in depth). I have also seen example videos online where you can here the distinctive squeel.
If you are getting this camera for the picture quality only, look no further; but if like me you wanted HD video as well I would suggest looking at another camera.

Update***

I just purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3, and wow. When comparing the photos I had saved with the Nikon and now the new photos I have taken of the exact same objects, the Panasonic clearly wins big. Along with my complaint of the Nikon's video the Panasonic also has a clearer HD video and stereo sound with no annoying whine in the background. And now the best part. I purchased it off amazon at $235, which is $65 less than the Nikon. I would highly recommend checking out the Panasonic Lumix first.
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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Classic Movie watcher on April 11, 2010
Color Name: Champagne Silver
After a few days' research and testing between Canon S90 and Canon SX210 at 2 shops, I decided to get a Canon S90 for its better image quality.

But when I went to a third shop, aiming to get Canon S90, I was shown on the computer screen the 2 photos (jpeg) taken at the same place (indoor) a few seconds ago, one by S90 and one by Nikon S8000. The photo taken by S8000 rendered the true colors, just as what I saw under the lighting, and the image did not have jagged edges as in Canon S80 when magnified at the computer. Then a couple of shots confirmed that the noise control between the two were not as I expected. At least under ISO 400, Nikon S8000 photos did not provide more noise than Canon S90. Actually, at ISO 125, I did observe that Nikon's resolution was better. And the LCD screen resolution of Nikon was also higher than Canon S90. True, Canon S80 allowed one to take RAW images and manual control, but I wanted a travel zoom camera and would not like to work with RAW images or excess processing of the images(otherwise I would take my DSLR.) And Nikon 30mm-300mm provides a much more flexible zoom than Canon's 28mm-105mm.

Having Nikon DSLRs myself, I had the impression that DCs were not Nikon's strong areas. But the test shots gave me enough confidence to get a Nikon S8000 back home and gave it a try. Under sunlight, the photos were so pleasing and much better than I have expected from a DC. The image sizes can be either at 4:3 or 16:9. At 300mm, the image is still very acceptable and at 30mm, I detect very little distortion. I mainly shot photos using the AUTO mode but the MACRO and FOOD modes are extremely useful. The FOOD scene, allowing me to change the color tones of the photo, gives such delightful photos of the dishes!
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