Manual White balance
The Coolpix 800 features the same manual preset white balance feature as found on the rest of the Coolpix family, goto the record menu, select white balance and choose "manual preset", then aim the camera at a white wall or white sheet of paper which is lit by the same light as the subject, hit MEASURE and you've got perfect white balance. Neat, works, all digicams should have it (most modern, decent, digicams do).
|Incandescent White Balance
Still too yellow...
|Manual White Balance
Perfect "white is white" (don't you wish your washing powder could get this white?, call 1-800-NikonWash)
Internal flash on the 800 is pretty powerful, well measured and works fairly well, though I did find the white balance to be out on a few occasions.
New Ultra-HS Burst Mode
The new Ultra-HS Burst Mode allows the camera to shoot at 30fps for up to 40 320 x 240 images, at first I questioned the usefulness of this features.. I suppose I still do really but it did enable me to take this rather interesting sequence of a droplet of water (click on the still image to view the Quicktime movie..).
To see details of other features please refer to Nikon Coolpix 700 review:
And yet more in the Nikon Coolpix 950 review:
|Louvre Museum pyramid by Didier Quan|
|Oka Frozen Leaf 2002 DP by MarioSS|
from The Dead Leaves of Winter