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Nikon Coolpix S8000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1044 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S8000. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and viewfinder, and views about the exposure and focus are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S8000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S8000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S8000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and zoom are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the viewfinder. Opinions are divided on the focus.

usability, portability, performance, zoom, image quality

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon S8000 Digital Camera - Black (14.2MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDNikon S8000 Digital Camera - Black (14.2MP, 10x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S8000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 421 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S8000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the size and image quality are overall positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and shutter. Opinions are divided on the flash.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, size

reliability, shutter, energy

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Coolpix S8000 14.2 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)Nikon Coolpix S8000 14.2 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Nikon Coolpix S8000

 

There's a lot to be said for simplicity, and the almost fully automated Nikon Coolpix S8000 ($300 as of June 1, 2010) is the ideal high-zoom option for anyone who doesn't want to fuss with in-camera settings. More-advanced photographers and...

Excellent macro mode ; Slim and lightweight ; Good backlight and underexposure correction ; Very sharp LCD screen ; Extremely easy to use

No manual shutter or aperture settings ; No hand grip ; Flimsy doors and compartment covers ; Video mode allows only digital zoom

With automated controls and simple operation, the Nikon Coolpix S8000 is an ideal high-zoom camera for beginners. It's hard to take a bad photo with this model, but you get no manual controls.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S8000 review

 

A year ago, the Nikon Coolpix S8000 would've been impressive: a slim, compact 14-megapixel camera with a wide-angle zoom lens, a high-resolution LCD, and a 720p HD movie mode with a built-in stereo mic and HDMI output for less than $300. And frankly,...

Great LCD; stereo mic; 10x zoom in an attractive compact body.

Poor low-light photo quality; no optical zoom while recording movies; mixed shooting performance; no semimanual, manual modes.

A nice design and a couple extra features keep the Nikon Coolpix S8000 from being an also-ran compact megazoom.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Camera Review

 

A year ago, the Nikon Coolpix S8000 would've been impressive: a slim, compact 14-megapixel camera with a wide-angle zoom lens, a high-resolution LCD, and a 720p HD movie mode with ...

Sep, 2010

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Review

 

The Coolpix S8000 is Nikon's first travel-zoom camera, featuring a 10x zoom lens with a versatile focal range of 30-300mm. Measuring just 27.3mm thick, the Nikon S8000 is also currently the World's slimmest camera with a 10x optical zoom. Other key...

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is a solid entry into the travel zoom market, and easily one of the slimmest and more attractive models currently available. On paper it's also one of the quickest too, but only if you ignore the inexplicable 3 second delay...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon S8000

 

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is a pocket long zoom digital camera with a 14.2-megapixel sensor and a 10x optical zoom lens. Zoom ranges from a not-so-wide 30mm to an impressive 300mm equivalent. Maximum aperture varies from f/3.5 to f/5.6 across the zoom...

10x 30-300mm equivalent optical zoom ; Optical image stabilization ; 3-inch high resolution (921K dots) LCD ; Attractive, pocketable design ; 720p HD movies ; Stereo audio recording in movie mode ; Dedicated movie record button ; Smart Auto Scene mode...

Slightly soft lens at both wide-angle and telephoto ; Left side of our sample was soft at middle focal lengths ; 14-megapixel sensor does not deliver the same detail as a 12-megapixel design ; Heavy anti-noise processing softens detail even at low ISOs...

The Coolpix S8000 made a good first impression on me -- but with a high resolution 3.0-inch LCD that wasn't hard to do. As I shot with it, it kept impressing me -- and that was no easy feat.

Expert review by : Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Nikon COOLPIX S8000

 

The Nikon COOLPIX S8000 is a 14 Megapixel compact super-zoom with a 10x optical range and a high-rseolution 3 inch LCD screen. It's slim too, at least compared with other super-zoom compacts: indeed at its launch in February 2010, Nikon claimed the...

Slim and stylish with large detailed screen., Dedicated video shooting button., HDMI output., Stereo audio mics., Can recharge from computer over USB

Poor image quality compared to rivals., Poor battery life., No video optical zoom., Lacks manual exposure control

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (macworld.com)

Review: Nikon Coolpix S8000 megazoom camera

 

With automated controls and simple operation, the Nikon Coolpix S8000 is an ideal high-zoom camera for beginners. It's hard to take a bad photo with this model, but you get no manual controls.

The 10X-optical-zoom Coolpix S8000 offers a wide-angle-to-telephoto reach of 30mm to 300mm, 720p high-definition video capture at 30 frames per second, and one of the sharpest 3-inch-diagonal LCDs we've seen on a point-and-shoot camera. This camera...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Jonathan Wylie (brighthub.com)

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Camera Review

 

The Coolpix S8000 is towards the top of Nikon's digital compact range, and it was built to go head to head with established cameras like the Canon SX120 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix ZS7. It has a range of popular features, including 720p HD video, and...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Nikon Coolpix S8000 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is clearly targeted toward casual photographers and snap-shooters rather than photography enthusiasts. The S80000 is the spitting image of what consumers expect from the latest pocket picture rocket - it is a super compact,...

Easy to use, Compact, First rate optics, Excellent image quality, Very good feature set

No manual exposure capability may disappoint advanced users, No optical viewfinder, No handgrip, A bit pricey

May, 2010

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Nikon Coolpix S8000 [Review]

 

Compact digicams don't normally set my bells a-ringing but this one intrigued me, big time.

Then there's the high megapixel count: 14.2 million of the things, packed into a tiny 11mm CCD. This means its maximum image is 4320×3240 pixels — or, as a print, 37×27cm in size.

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):210
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL12
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CZE, DAN, ENG, ESP, FRE, GRE, ITA, JPN, KOR, RUS, SWE, TUR
Photo effects:Black&White / Black&White, Sepia
Scene modes:Backlight, Fireworks, Museum, Panorama, Party (indoor), Sports, Spotlight, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow
Self-timer:10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:10 / 2,10
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Manual

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / Red / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Vari-angle LCD display:No / Yes

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Manual / Red-eye reduction

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face tracking / Single Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:0.394
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:0.5 / 0.5 - ∞ / 0.5 -?
Normal focusing range (tele):1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.5 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):0.213 - 2.13
Maximum aperture number:5.6
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11.8
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.18
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 1600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto / 100, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO sensitivity (max):3200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Internal memory:32

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.18 - 11.8
Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 5.6
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:14.2
Digital SLR: No
Effective sensor resolution:14.2
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.18 - 11.8
HDMI ports quantity:1
Interface:USB
Power supply type:AC
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Weight:0.403

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image sensor size:1/2.3
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:4320 x 3240
Megapixel:14.2
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720 / 640 x 480,1024 x 768,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2448,4224 x 2376
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Total megapixels:14.48

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge:No / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:HD
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:24
Video compression format:QuickTime
Video formats supported:QuickTime
Video Frame Rate:24
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.07
Dimensions (W x D x H):4.1 x 1.1 x 2.3
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):4.1 x 1.1 x 2.3
Height:2.24
Weight:6.46
Width:4.06