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Nikon Coolpix 8800

By: Shawn Barnett & Dave Etchells

Nikon improves on its flagship 8 megapixel prosumer camera with a longer zoom and vibration reduction to improve long handheld shots.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 09/16/2004, Updated: 11/23/2004

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon Coolpix 8800


Model Name:

Nikon Coolpix 8800 
Model Number: 8800 
Camera Format: SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $999.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2004-10-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: ML-L3 infra-red 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 21.2 oz (600 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.6 x 3.3 x 4.8 in.
(116 x 85 x 121 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264x2448, 3264x2176, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 8.00
CCD Size (inches): 2/3 inch 
CCD Filter Type: Unknown 
CCD Manufacturer: Unknown CCD 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 6
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 350 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.0820
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: 55 x 41 mm
2.2 x 1.6 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/5.2 (tele) - f/8 
Aperture Step Size: 0.33
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: 0.44" EVF w/ 235k pixels 
Optical VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 98%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 134,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
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 / 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 Matrix, Spot, Center-Weighted, Spot AF area 
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: 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 
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: 3.600 seconds
Shutdown Time: 3.500 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.700 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 5.000 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.530 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.270 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.070 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 15.980 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.670 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.890 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 5
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.250
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 1809.00
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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