Nikon Coolpix 8700Nikon moves into 8 megapixel territory with a long zoom, and a new body, but the same legendary Nikon feature set!
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Page 1:Intro and HighlightsReview First Posted: 03/22/2004
| ||8.0 (effective) megapixel CCD delivers images up to 3,264 x 2,448 pixels.|
| ||Nikkor lens provides 8x, 35-280mm equivalent zoom range.|
| ||"Articulated" LCD tilts/swivels 270 degrees.|
| ||White balance bracketing and noise reduction modes extend capability.|
| ||Electronic viewfinder for better framing accuracy with long zoom lens.|
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- 8.0-megapixel CCD delivering image resolutions as high as 3,264 x 2,448 pixels.
- 8x, 8.9-71.2mm Nikkor ED lens with 35-280mm zoom equivalent focal length range.
- Electronic viewfinder with information display.
- As high as 4x digital zoom.
- 1.8-inch color LCD monitor with swivel design.
- Automatic and manual focus control, with adjustable focus area.
- Maximum aperture of f/2.8-4.2 depending on zoom setting.
- Available shutter speeds from 1/4,000-second to eight seconds, ten minutes in Bulb mode (up from the 5700's five minutes).
- Program AE, Flexible Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual exposure modes.
- 256-segment Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot, and AF Spot metering modes.
- Seven White Balance modes with a White Balance Bracketing mode.
- Auto sensitivity or ISO equivalents of 50, 100, 200, and 400 (5700 offered up to 800, but did not offer 50).
- Image Adjustment menu, Sharpness, Saturation, and Noise Reduction controls.
- Continuous, High Speed Continuous, Ultra High Speed Continuous, Multi-Shot 16, Best Shot Selector, and Movie (with sound) shooting modes.
- "Best Shot Selector" or BSS, captures multiple images (up to 10) in low light where the image is likely to be blurred; the camera then selects the sharpest and saves it to the card.
- "Exposure BSS" takes up to five shots and selects the best for shadow and highlight detail.
- Built-in self-timer.
- Built-in, pop-up flash with five settings.
- AF Assist Lamp.
- Voice Memo function.
- External flash hot shoe.
- Images and movies stored to CompactFlash Type I or II memory cards, plus MicroDrive.
- Uncompressed TIFF, NEF (RAW data), JPEG, and QuickTime and WAV file formats.
- USB cable and interface for quick connection to a PC or Macintosh.
- Power supplied by rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (included) or optional AC adapter.
- NTSC or PAL video outputs with appropriate cable included.
- Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compatibility.
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