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Nikon Coolpix 8700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 446 reviews of Nikon Coolpix 8700. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and image quality. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the storage and energy efficiency. There are some mixed views about the flash and low light performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 8700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix 8700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix 8700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the optics and color. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the size, while there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix 8700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix 8700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and performance also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Many are critical about the storage and energy efficiency.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix 8700 - digital camera review

 

Nikon Coolpix 8700 - digital camera

Excellent, highly detailed images; impressive 8X ED-Nikkor zoom lens; sturdy magnesium-alloy body; RAW-file capture.

Easy to accidentally activate some controls; long RAW shot-to-shot time; slow low-light AF; no live histogram in manual mode; 30-second limit on video clips; full RAW-file editing software costs $99 extra.

It shoots good photos, but mediocre performance and a serious design flaw may keep this 8-megapixel camera out of the hands of enthusiasts.

May, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Nikon Coolpix 8700 Digital Camera Camera

 

Nikon's 8-megapixel 8700 is a straightforward upgrade of the 5-megapixel Coolpix 5700. The two cameras have nearly identical bodies and many of the same controls; both have 8X optical zooms with electronic eye-level viewfinders, and articulated LCD...

All of the accessory lenses designed for the Coolpix 5700 also work on the 8700; they include a 1.5X telephoto converter and a .8X wide-angle converter for about $150 each, and a massive fish-eye lens

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Nikon Coolpix 8700

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Useful time-lapse and bulb modes ; LCD and EVF viewable in low light ; LCD can flip out and rotate ; Autofocus assist-lamp ; Very good photo quality

Lens starts at 35mm ; Complex controls and menu ; No memory card included ; Less powerful battery ; Lengthy shot-to-shot speed in RAW or TIFF mode

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Nikon Coolpix 8700 Review

 

The eight megapixel, eight times optical zoom Coolpix 8700 was announced on January 28th, 2004, a year and eight months since the five megapixel Coolpix 5700 on which it is based. The 8700 enters the eight megapixel fray which is currently made up of...

Eight times optical zoom, nearly 300 mm telephoto reach Excellent automatic white balance, best of group Excellent macro performance, best of group Good image quality, resolution not as high as expected Smallest and lightest eight megapixel prosumer...

Slower than expected startup time Limited latitude of image parameter adjustment AF assist lamp requires flash to be up Initially confusing 'User setting' concept Lower than advertised continuous shooting speed Battery life limited by low capacity...

At first the Coolpix 8700 looks like a simple upgrade for Nikon, take the Coolpix 5700 body, the same lens and controls and drop in an eight megapixel CCD. However it's clear that the 8700 has changed quite a bit under the skin, the camera starts more...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta, Daniel Grotta (pcmag.com)

Nikon CoolPix 8700

 

The smallest and lightest camera in our roundup, the Nikon CoolPix 8700 offers the greatest optical zoom ratio and the most program modes.

The CoolPix 8700 may not be the easiest camera in this roundup to operate (though its best-shot mode helps), but it's still a solid choice, especially for those who always find themselves wanting to zoom just a little bit closer.

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix 8700

 

Continue on to Page Two Coolpix 8700 Specifications CCD 2/3-in. high-density CCD; total pixels: 8.31 million 8.0 million effective pixels Image sizes 8M (3264 x 2448) 3:2 (3264 x 2176) 5M (2592 x 1944) 3M (2048 x 1536) 2M (1600 x 1200) 1M (1280 x 960)...

Jan, 2004

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon Coolpix 8700 Review

 

La Nikon Coolpix 8700 está equipada con un CCD que ofrece 8 Megapixels de resolución. En los últimos meses se ha escrito mucho sobre la utilidad o no de un sensor CCD de alta resolución y sus valores de ruido. Se ha de destacar el énfasis puesto en...

Apr, 2006

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon Coolpix 8700 review

 

The theme of the year 2004 is the breakthrough of the 8 Megapixel cameras. At this moment the situation occurs that a Nikon digital reflex camera has a lower resolution than a consumer camera. The fact that the resolution is only just one of the many...

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Nikon Coolpix 5700 Digital Camera Review

 

As I say before each of my Nikon reviews, Nikon is one of the names that literally needs no introduction in the world of photography. Long a leader in the film world, they now offer cameras for both the serious amateur and working professional, in both...

To see how the Coolpix 8700's images compare to other cameras you may be considering

Mar, 2004

Expert review by : Hardware Zone (hardwarezone.com)

Nikon COOLPIX 8700

 

There are plenty of reasons to be fond of the Nikon COOLPIX 8700. First off, is its size. Being the smallest among the five eight-megapixel cameras, in terms of physical dimensions and weight, holding it is like cradling a newborn. Handling is great,...

Dec, 2004

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