Nikon has released the world’s slimmest 10x superzoom in the shape of Coolpix S8000. Measuring 27.3mm on its thinnest side, it incorporates a 14.2MP sensor, a 3 inch LCD with 921,000 dots resolution and includes features such as in-camera editing and 720p HD video recording.

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Stylish, high performance compact camera

February 3, 2010: Nikon UK today announces the world’s slimmest wide angle 10x zoom camera, the S8000. One of its new range of COOLPIX cameras launching this spring, this stylish, high performance camera with HD video measures just 27.3mm thin.

The COOLPIX S8000 is perfect for those wanting a camera that delivers excellent quality photographs without having to carry a bulky camera or spend time to adjust settings. It’s easy to use with a range of automatic settings, including four advanced anti-blur functions, provides 14.2 megapixels and with a fast start-up time and DSLR class AF system it’s ready in an instant. And when a picture won’t quite capture the action, you can immediately record an HD video using the dedicated video button. The high-definition (HD) movie function with stereo sound offers a resolution of 720p and will capture all of the action at an impressive 30 frames per second.

Mark Pekelharing, Product Line Manager Consumer Products at Nikon Europe B.V comments: “All the features in this camera, from the wide angle 10x zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens to the four anti-blur reduction functions, have been brought together to give the best experience while taking pictures. It’s for those who don’t want to spend time getting to know the ins and outs of a camera but do want to get it out in all situations and take the best pictures. The portability of the slim body is essential to this, as well as its incredibly quick response time, so when you see that perfect shot on the LCD monitor, that’s what you’ll get as the final picture.”

High performance
The wide angle 10x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lens gives crisp results whether you’re taking still images or shooting high-definition (HD) movie clips. It also gives you the freedom to take either beautiful, detailed close-ups of your subject in Macro Mode – getting as close as one centimetre – or impressive wide-angle and distant telephoto shots, perfect if you need to get the whole football team in.

The advanced flash control system delivers more natural-looking results when you shoot in low-light and the incredibly clear 7.6 cm (3-inch) high resolution (921K dot) LCD monitor enhances both shooting and playback with minimal reflections, even in bright sunlight.

Creative slider
The COOLPIX S8000 is equipped with the Creative Slider, a new way to adjust images without the use of a PC. Brightness, saturation and colour tone can be easily adjusted using the Rotary Multi Selector, to ensure the picture shows exactly what you want it to show.

Superior image quality
The S8000 makes it easy to get sharp images with the four anti-blur functions, even with moving subjects or when handheld shooting for evening and night scenes. ISO 3200 light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast moving-subjects or in low-light and is accompanied by the lens-shift VR (Vibration Reduction). This reduces the effect of camera shake particularly in low-light or where the camera is unsteady. The advanced Motion Detection will compensate if there’s movement from the camera or subject, ideal if you’re shooting night or indoor sport scenes. Lastly, by selecting the Best Shot Selector (BSS) function, the camera will take a maximum of 10 sequential shots and save the sharpest one.

The image-processing system is optimised based on Nikon’s original image-processing concept, EXPEED. The camera can also be charged from a PC or laptop with the USB charger adapter, ideal when a plug socket isn’t available.

The COOLPIX S8000 has an attractive aluminium finish with rubber coating for enhanced grip, available in three colours: Black, Brown and Champagne Silver

RRP: £249.99 / €269.00
Sales start date: Mid February 2010

Nikon COOLPIX S8000 specifications


• 1/2.3" Type CCD
• 14.2 million effective pixels

Image sizes

• 4320 x 3240 (14M)
• 3264 x 2448 (8M)
• 2592 x 1944 (5M)
• 2048 x 1536 (3M)
• 1024 x 768 (PC)
• 640 x 480 (VGA)
• 4224 x 2376 (16:9) 

Movie • 1280 x 720 pixels (HD)
• 640 x 480 pixels
• 320 x 240 pixels
Lens • 10x Zoom-Nikkor (30-300mm equiv.)
• f/3.5-5.6
• f= 5.4-54.0mm
Image stabilization Optical
Digital zoom Up to 2x
Focus distance • 50cm (1 ft.) to infinity (∞)
• Macro close-up mode: 1cm (1.2 in.) to infinity (∞) [
ISO sensitivity • ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200
• Auto (auto gain ISO 100-1600)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 100-400, 100-800)
Aperture f/3.5 - f/5.6
Flash • Built-in
LCD monitor • 3.0-in TFT LCD wide viewing angle TFT LCD
• 921,000-dot

• AV out

Storage • SD / SDHC card (optional)
• Approx 32MB internal memory
Power • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
• Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P
Battery Life

Approx. 210 shots with EN-EL12 battery

Weight (with batt) Approx. 183 g (6.5 oz.)
Dimensions Approx. 103 x 57 x 27 mm (4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.)
Supplied accessories • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
• Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P
• USB Cable UC-E6
• Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
• Strap AN-CP19
• Software Suite CD-ROM

Optional accessories      

• AC Adapter EH-62F
• Battery Charger MH-65

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