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Nikon Coolpix 8700

Nikon moves into 8 megapixel territory with a long zoom, and a new body, but the same legendary Nikon feature set!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 03/22/2004

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon Coolpix 8700


Model Name:

Nikon Coolpix 8700 
Model Number: 8700 
Camera Format: SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $999.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2003-03-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: MC-EU1 remote cord 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 16.9 oz (480 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.4 x 4.1 x 3.1 in.
(113 x 105 x 78 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264x2448, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 8.00
CCD Size (inches): 2/3 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer: Sony CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels:  
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 280 mm
Zoom Ratio: 8.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect TTL 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
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:  
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.2 (tele) - f/8 
Aperture Step Size: 0.33
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: 0.44" 235k pixel LCD 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 134,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 6.00
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, Preset 
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 matrix, center-weighted, spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 3 or 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto Flash, Flash Cancel, Red-Eye Reduction, Anytime Flash, Night Portrait (Slow Sync Flash) 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.1
Flash Range Description: Approx. 1.6 - 13.5 ft. (0.5 - 4.1m) (W), approx. 1.6 - 8.9 ft. (0.5 - 2.7m) (T) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types: Microdrive 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: RAW, TIFF-RGB 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime MotionJPEG 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: NikonView CD-ROM 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 4.680 seconds
Shutdown Time: 3.110 seconds
Play -> Record: 3.400 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 4.600 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.380 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.360 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.110 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 11.700 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 3.010 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.100 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.850
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 30.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 35.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 180.00
Download speed, KB/second: 753.00
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL1 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: Proprietary EN-EL1 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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