Nikon Coolpix 8700 Review
Nikon Coolpix 8700 specifications
|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 35
320 x 240, 15 fps, max 3 mins
Timelapse movie also available
|Image formats|| RAW (Nikon NEF)
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - Fine, Normal, Basic
|Lens|| 8x optical zoom "Nikkor
35 - 280 mm equiv.
31 steps from wide to telephoto (approx.)
F2.8 - F4.2
14 elements in 10 groups, 2 glass moulded ED elements
Motor zoom, single speed
Lens thread with optional adapter
|Digital zoom||Yes, smooth up to 4.0x|
|Focus areas|| Auto select (five area)
Manual select (five 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 (flash pops-up)|
|Shooting mode|| Auto
(Custom 1 / 2)
| Programmed AE with flexible
Shutter-Priority AE [S]
Aperture-Priority AE [A]
|Scene modes|| Portrait
|Metering|| 256-segment Matrix
Spot AF area
|Sensitivity|| Auto (50 - 200)
|Shutter speed|| Auto: 2 to 1/4000 sec
P/S/A/M: 8 to 1/400 sec
Bulb in M mode (up to 10 minutes)
* At some apertures maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 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, 1/2000, 1/4000|
|Aperture priority|| Wide: F2.8, F3.2, F3.5, F4.0,
F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
Tele: F4.2, F4.7, F5.3, F5.9, F6.6, F7.4
|Manual exposure|| Any combination of shutter
speed and aperture above
Bulb in manual exposure mode
|AE Lock||Yes, button on lens barrel|
|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
|White Balance|| Auto
|WB fine tune||Yes|
|Image parameters|| Sharpness: Auto, High, Normal,
Tone: Auto, Normal, More contrast, Less contrast
Saturation: -2 to +2, B&W
|Continuous|| Continuous H (2.5 fps, max
Continuous L (1.2 fps, max 12 frames)
Multi-shot 16 (16 frames, 1.5 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: 0.5 - 4.1 m (Wide), 0.5 - 2.7 m (Tele)
Modes: Auto, Flash cancel, Red-eye reduction, Anytime flash, Slow Sync
|External flash|| Standard ISO hot-shoe contact
with safety lock
Hotshoe connects to external Nikon Speedlight SB-800/50DX/30/22s; built-in Speedlight can be canceled when using external Speedlight(s)
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal|
|Self-timer||3 or 10 sec delay|
|Remote control||Yes, optional wired|
|Remote capture||PC control via USB|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage|| Compact Flash Type I or
IBM Microdrive supported
|Storage included||32 MB Compact Flash card|
|Viewfinder|| Electronic Viewfinder
Dioptre adjustment (-4 to 1 dpt)
|LCD|| 1.8" TFT
Brightness & Hue adjustment
Frame coverage: 97% (record), 100% (play)
|Histogram display|| Live view
|Connectivity|| USB 1.1
|Power|| Nikon EN-EL1
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
Optional MB-E5700 battery pack (6 x AA batteries)
Or 2CR5 Lithium battery
Or EH-53 AC adapter
|Weight (no batt)||480 g (17 oz)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||512 g (1.1 lb)|
|Dimensions||113 x 105 x 78 mm (4.4 x 4.1 x 3.1 in)|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
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