Nikon Coolpix 8700

Announced Jan 28, 2004 •
8 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 280 mm (8×)
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After four years with this camera, I have to say it's the second mosted hated rig I've owned in the past 40 years. Dollar for dollar this camera is worth about 2 cents, fact is I'd never buy this rig again had I known about a few other cameras on the market at the same time. After using NIKON film rigs for years I was drwn to buy a NIKON performance point and shoot like a bug to the flame, and we all know what happens to the bug once he arrives at the flame

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Isoflex
 
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I've had this camera since Dec. 2004. Images are great, no noise or artifacts in any image. Recording speed is slow compared to new cameras but the images are second to none. Takes great pictures in full auto but has plenty of settings for manual usage. Have had NO PROBLEMS with the camera after about 5000 pictures. The articulated LCD screen is a joy to use. ISO speed is low and gets grainy quickly are my only real complaints.

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PEstevo
 
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Depois de usar uma sony 707 mudei para a Nykon 8700. É uma camera leve e compacta um ótimo zoom de 8x a autonomia da bateria é muito boa. Problems: Esta camera não muito fácil para usar.

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Coolpix8700
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The camera can take very good pictures but only to static subjects. Problems: Forget to use it for kids or pets running around you. It's difficult to use, the menu system and the position of the buttons are not intuitive. You can get an high percentage of bad pictures, the autofocus sometimes fails and the powerful zoom lens would require an anti-shake system. The flash is too strong for close subjects

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Maxi_67
 
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The Nikon Coolpix 8700 is an upgrade of the 5700, using the same magnesium alloy chassis, with some significant changes. Of course, the biggest change is the the growth from 5 to 8 megapixels. On a practical level, this means that flawless 16×20 prints are now a reality for advanced amateur digital photo enthusiasts. Other changes are 1) A significantly better LCD that is both bigger and brighter, 2) A gorgeous viewfinder that is crisp and finely detailed (a real improvement here!), 3)Easier ...

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AikenFamily4
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Excellent NON-SLR Camera for the newbe. Many features to tool around with. Menu's Take alittle getting used to but when you get familiar with them then it is like second nature. Very nice handling. Adapts well to the user and the user adapts well to the camera. Problems: a few things I encountered with the camera is low light focusing using zoom, Hi res picture saving time (about 16 seconds), and remote cord buttons are small. Other than that the Coolpix 8700 is an excellent camera for not ...

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rick
 
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Good older chip camera , good image I would score at 4.3 but I score it below panasonic fz20 by a hair and V3 from Sony. No shake stabilization!!!! which makes even outdoor shots which this camera is for iffy, no manual focus wheel to get those shots if you wanted to fine tune like fz20, but you can't,, a bit old dreary chips like reviewer said ," "nothing that makes it stand out" a bit of noise, less then Panasonic.Poor low light, way worse then Panasonic and rather slow clunky. Good ...

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AMMO
 
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very nice camera for a lover of photography, not professional... photos with great quality. Problems: poor quality of phtos with up 200iso

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Perfect mix of rich feature set, strong performance, low bulk and moderate price for an advanced amateur allround camera. Strong points are the excellent way in which the camera captures nuances in lighting, the high resolution and the high zoom factor. Problems: None after 6 months. Points on my wish list are a fast USB 2.0 interface and a less complicated menu structure.

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