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Nikon Coolpix S8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the low light performance and size. The portability and image quality also get good reviews. There are some negative views about the value for money.

image quality, portability, size, low-light

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Nikon Coolpix S8


Nikon's budget ultra-compact is the kind of budget cameras that looks a lot more expensive than it actually is. But does the performance match up to its looks?

The good news is that the street price of Rs. 13,000 is not too bad for a camera of this caliber. It looks great and I love the navigation. If it had performed a bit better in regular indoor lighting, I wouldn't have much of a problem with the S8, but...

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Nikon Coolpix S8 Digital Camera Review


Coolpix S8 has longer battery life than Coolpix S7 and it is a bit lighter. The LCD is 5 inch smaller. Another difference, less important, is the fact that the S8 comes with the COOL-STATION MV-14 and the S7c and S7 come with the COOL-STATION MV-15; S8...

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Great camera


I really like the quality of the pictures the camera takes.


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Nikon S8100


I believe this is my 4th Nikon digital camera and I continue to be happy with their products. I love the size and the rubberized feel of this unit and the picture quality is what I expected from Nikon. Still playing with all the different features...

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camera case


price is just right, i am not a professional looking for a a very technical expensive camera. this is great for occassions and parties, light and small ebough to fit in my purse. who would want to carry a huge camera all the time? but it would have...

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Ok- camera


Ordered right before the holidays. Great discount! - Started to use it and lcd screen started shaking evrytime i tried to use it. Very annoying. Returned it and got a new one. used it during the holiday.

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this camera did not work it may be just the one i got !!!! cuz the other rewies about this camera are really good

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In a word: IMPRESSIVE! Technology has come a long way and at a sensible price!

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Beautiful pictures, but buy the correct SD card.


I received this camera from Dell about a month ago, and I've been pleasantly surprised at it's performance and picture quality. Warning, the camera does recommend certain SD cards for shooting video.

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The camera is OK. But it seems a little expensive when I bought it. Just after a week, the price went down for 50 dollars.


Product Specifications

Move far beyond compact convention, with the COOLPIX S8. This revolutionary new camera with distinct design, it combines 7.1 megapixels with a precision lens for outstanding clarity and detail, while ingenious Vibration Reduction and uncommon light sensitivity extend sharp, successful shooting into falling light. There's also a range of image sharing features that multiply the potential for enjoyment, from their exceptionally large LCDs, to the entertainment of Pictmotion, to COOLPIX CONNECT that enables images to be sent all over the world. Push back the boundaries of fun, convenience and enjoyment, with the COOLPIX S8.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL8

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card/SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Copy / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / High sensitivity / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.0
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera