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Nikon Coolpix 8400

By: Shawn Barnett & Dave Etchells

Nikon broadens its 8-megapixel lineup, with a "wide" angle 3.5x zoom model, but the same legendary Nikon feature set!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 09/16/2004, Updated: 12/13/2004


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon Coolpix 8400


General

Model Name:

Nikon Coolpix 8400 
Model Number: 8400 
Camera Format: Mid-Sized 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $899.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2004-09-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: ML-L3 infra-red 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 14.1 oz (400 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.4 x 3.2 x 3.0 in.
(113 x 82 x 75 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264x2448, 3264x2176, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 8.00
CCD Size (inches): 2/3" 
CCD Filter Type: Unknown 
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 6
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 85 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.54x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Ranging sensor / Contrast Dtct 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.1250
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 10000 cm
1.2 - 4081.6 in
Min Macro Area: 46 x 35 mm
1.8 x 1.4 in
Min Aperture: f/7.9
Max Aperture: f/2.6
Aperture Range Description: f/2.6 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - f/7.9 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: 0.44" EVF w/ 235k pixels 
Optical VF Accuracy: 95%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 95%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 134,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto / Daylight / Incandescent / Fluorescent / Cloudy / Speedlight / Shade / Manual 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/8000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 256-segment multi, center-weighted, spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 3 or 10
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, Cancel, Red-Eye Reduction, Anytime, Night Portrait (Slow Sync), Rear Curtain Sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 6.0
Flash Range Description: Wide: 0.5 - 6.0 m (1.8 - 19.8 ft); Tele: 1.0 - 3.0 m (3.3 - 9.1 ft) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: RAW, TIFF-RGB 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: Quicktime 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 3.500 seconds
Shutdown Time: 3.200 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.200 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 5.600 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.400 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.370 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.070 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 15.630 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 3.000 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.620 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 5
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.270
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 1678.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL7 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion Rechargeable 
Batteries Included: Proprietary EN-EL7 Lithium Ion Rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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