Nikon Coolpix 8700 Review
All of the Coolpix 8700's connectors are behind a single rubber door on the left side (from the rear) of the camera. Behind this rubber door you will find (top to bottom): DC-IN connector (for use with optional AC adapter), A/V out jack and USB connector.
The lens used on the 8700 is the same eight times optical zoom lens we saw on the 5700, which may come as a surprise to some considering the increased resolution requirement from this new sensor. Clearly Nikon are confident enough in the performance of the lens to use it here.
(35 mm equiv.)
(wide - tele)
|Nikon Coolpix 8700||Nikkor ED||35 - 280 mm||F2.8 - F4.2||Motor, lever|
|Minolta DiMAGE A2||GT Lens||28 - 200 mm||F2.8 - F3.5||Mechanical, ring|
|Canon PowerShot Pro1||Ultrasonic L-series||28 - 200 mm||F2.4 - F3.5||Motor, ring|
|Olympus C-8080 WZ||ED High Resolution||28 - 140 mm||F2.4 - F3.5||Motor, lever|
|Sony DSC-F828||Carl Zeiss T*||28 - 200 mm||F2.0 - F2.8||Mechanical, ring|
Tripod Mount / Camera Base
The 8700 has a electronically released pop-up flash unit. In Auto flash mode the flash will pop-up on its own when required, it will also pop-up in low light situations when the AF assist lamp is needed, the new AF assist lamp is located below the flash on the right side (the dot on the left side is the flash sensor).
The Coolpix 8700's flash hotshoe is of the ISO 518 standard type and supports Nikon's Speedlights including SB-series 800, 30, 28, 28DX, 26, 25, and 22s. Note that the 8700 does not support power zoom (it will not zoom the flash), nor does it support the AF-assist lamp or red-eye reduction systems built into some of these flash units.
AF Assist Lamp
Box contents may vary by region:
* Requires UR-E12 step-down lens adapter
** Requires UR-E8 step-down lens adapter
*** Requires HN-CP11 lens hood