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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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921,000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||14.2 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||3,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC, Internal|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash|
|Focus Type||Autofocus Only|
|ISO Range||Auto, Auto gain ISO 100-1600, Fixed range auto (100-400, 100-800) 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200|
|Image Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Included Components||Nikon Coolpix S8000 Digital Camera, Black -|
|Item Dimensions||2.24 x 1.07 x 4.06 inches|
|Item Display Weight||183 grams|
|Item Weight||0.42 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||3.9 grams|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||3.7 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.315 ounces|
|Macro Focus Range||2 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.5 - F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||300 mm|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,320|
|Memory Storage Capacity||32 MB|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||30 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||14.2 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Processor Description||Expeed C2|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.55 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-ion EN-EL12 battery & charger|
|Video Capture Format||H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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|Optical Zoom||10 x||20 x||14 x||12 x|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||14.2 MP||16 MP||16.1 MP||16 MP|
|Display Size||3 centimeters||3 inches||3 inches||7.6 inches|
|Includes External Memory||Y||N||Y||N|
|Dimensions||2.24 inches x 4.06 inches x 1.07 inches||2.36 inches x 3.9 inches x 1.06 inches||2.32 inches x 4.09 inches x 1.3 inches||2.28 inches x 3.9 inches x 1.1 inches|
|Item Weight||0.42 pounds||0.36 pounds||0.47 pounds||0.4 pounds|
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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
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
High-Definition movie recording
*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's Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
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 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
- Auto Sort function
- Approx. 32 MB of internal memory
- USB charging via Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) or PC
- HDMI connectivity
- 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
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Battery on used camera charged slowly and didn't hold charge long. Broke easily.Published 1 month ago by L. Adams
I somewhat like it it does have an HDMI output but the camera is heavy and a bulky rectangle camera, but it worksPublished 4 months ago by CDG Technical Writer
It's a great camera, but there is one thing, I wish the brightness what brighter. I don't like my pictures dull, I want it full with light. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donovan Tyndale
The self focusing does not work very well; however, it is quite old.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good deal. Got extra batteries and it works great. Looks like new.Published 10 months ago by Suzanne
This is a superb value for this camera. The quality of this Nikon model, as far as a point-and-shoot, far surpasses any other camera in its class. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Value Appreciator
I got a lemon. This camera doesn't want to focus on close ups even in the close up option. I also ordered it in silver, and it came in black. I was unable to return this item.Published 22 months ago by Kayla Knight
Great camera. I've had mine for over 3 years and taken about 1800 pictures and hundreds of videos. They look as good today as when I first purchased it. Read morePublished 22 months ago by MCB