Nikon Coolpix 8400 Review
Nikon Coolpix 8400 Specifications
|Price||US: $ 899 MSRP
UK: £ 599
|Body Material||Magnesium alloy / Plastic|
|Sensor|| 8.3 megapixel (total) CCD
8.0 million effective pixels
2/3" Type (click here)
RGB Color Filter Array
|Image sizes|| 3264 x 2448
3264 x 2176 (3:2)
2592 x 1944
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480, 30 fps, max 60 sec
320 x 240, 15 fps, limited only by storage
Timelapse movie also available
|File formats|| RAW (Nikon NEF)
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Extra, Fine, Normal, Basic
|Lens|| 3.5x optical zoom "Nikkor ED "
24 - 85 mm equiv.
19 steps from wide to telephoto
F2.6 - F4.9
10 elements in 7 groups, 2 glass moulded ED elements
Motor zoom, single speed
Lens thread with optional adapter
|Digital zoom||Yes, smooth up to 4.0x|
|Auto focus||Hybrid AF (external sensor & CCD information)|
|Focus areas|| Auto select (five area)
Manual select (nine area)
|Focus modes|| Continuous AF
|Focus range|| Normal: 50 cm to Infinity (19.7 in to Infinity)
Macro: 3 cm to Infinity (1.2 in to Infinity)
|AF Assist lamp||Yes, auto (LED)|
|Shooting mode|| Auto
Programmed AE with flexible program [P]
Shutter-Priority AE [S]
Aperture-Priority AE [A]
|Mode dial settings|| Image size / quality
|Scene modes|| Portrait
Party / Indoor
Beach / Snow
Dusk / Dawn
|Metering|| 256-segment Matrix
Spot AF area
|Sensitivity|| Auto (50 - 200)
|Shutter speed|| Auto & P: 2 to 1/3000 sec
S, A & M: 8 to 1/3000 sec
Bulb in M mode (up to 10 minutes)
At some apertures maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 sec
|Shutter priority||8, 4, 2, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125,1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/3000|
|Aperture priority|| Wide: F2.6, F2.9, F3.2, F3.6, F4.1, F4.5, F5.1, F5.7, F6.4, F7.2, F8.0
Tele: F4.9, F5.5, F6.2, F6.9, F7.7
|Manual exposure|| Any combination of shutter speed and aperture above
Bulb (up to 10 minutes)
|AE Lock||Yes, button|
|Exposure compen.||-2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Exposure bracketing|| 3 or 5 images
+/- 0.3, 0.7, 1.0, 1.3, 1.7, 2.0 EV
|Other bracketing|| Highlight BSS
|White Balance|| Auto
|WB fine tune||Yes|
|Image parameters|| Sharpening: Auto, High, Normal, Low, Off
Tone: Auto, Normal, More contrast, Less contrast
Saturation: Auto, -2 to +2, B&W
|Continuous|| Continuous H (2.3 fps, max 5 frames)
Continuous L (1.2 fps, max 11 frames)
Multi-shot 16 (16 frames, 1.6 fps, 1/16 size)
Ultra HS (VGA, 30 fps, max 100 frames)
5 shot buffer (1 fps)
Interval Timer Shooting
|Flash|| Built-in pop-up (electric)
Range: (Auto ISO) 0.5 - 6.0 m (Wide), 0.5 - 3.0 m (Tele)
Modes: Auto, Flash cancel, Red-eye reduction, Anytime flash, Slow Sync, Rear curtain sync
Pop-up: Automatic or Manual
|External flash|| Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock
Hotshoe connects to external Nikon Speedlight SB-600/800/50DX/30/22s; built-in Speedlight can be canceled when using external Speedlight(s)
Supports i-TTL and flash zooming
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal|
|Self-timer||3 or 10 sec delay|
|Remote control||Yes, included Infrared|
|Remote capture||PC control via USB|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or Type II
IBM Microdrive supported
No CF card included
|Viewfinder|| Electronic Viewfinder (0.44" LCD)
Dioptre adjustment (-3 to +1 dpt)
Frame coverage: 97% (record), 100% (play)
|LCD|| 1.8" TFT LCD
Flip-out and twist
Brightness & Hue adjustment
Frame coverage: 97% (record), 100% (play)
|Histogram display|| Live view
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
DC-IN (8.4 V)
|Power|| Nikon EN-EL7 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (7.4 V, 1100 mAh)
Optional MB-CP10 battery pack (6 x AA batteries)
Or EH-53 AC adapter
|Weight (no batt)||400 g (14.1 oz)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||470 g (16.6 oz)|
|Dimensions||113 x 82 x 75 mm (4.4 x 3.2 x 3.0 in)|
|Supplied accessories||Lens Cap, Strap, USB cable, Audio Video cable, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL7, Battery charger MH-56, Remote Controller ML-L3, PictureProject CD-ROM|
|Home from first day. by Frank LoPriore|
from Back to School
|Hummingbird in Flight by Lensmate|
from A Big Year - birds
|Green turtle in the shallows by gcachon|
|Bruce Green by George Veltchev|
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