to the Nikon Coolpix 8700, aside from the new VR lens system and
longer telephoto zoom range, a number of other new features have
been added to the Coolpix 8800, including external TTL flash compatibility
with the Nikon SB-600 and SB-800 Speedlights.
Nikon Coolpix 8800 Major Features
Coolpix 8800 VR technology
adopted JPEG EXTRA recording mode offers higher image quality
with less compression (compression rate: 1/2)
TTL compatible (SB-600
flash hotshoe to accommodate attachment of external dedicated
Nikon SB-series Speedlights. Supports TTL, Auto Zoom, Red-eye
reduction and AF assist function with Nikon SB-600 and SB-800
series flash units
response: twice as fast startup and shutter release compared
to Nikon Coolpix 8700
convenient top and rear of camera control dials (SLR type)
manually selectable Auto focus (AF) areas. Contrast-detect
TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator; Center Area, Auto 5-area
9-area AF points as shown on LCD
1100 mAh EN-EL 7 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery (approx.
240 shots), and Nikon MH-56 charger. Optional Li-Ion EN-EL7e
battery pack with 4 step power level check.
D-Lighting feature in Playback mode compensates only the
underexposed areas of a picture without altering the properly
Red-Eye Reduction feature: the camera automatically removes
most instances of red-eye
shooting (Continuous H) up to five full-size images at 2.3
Histogram display helps you choose the best exposure value
- Framing Guides
can be displayed on the LCD monitor for ideal composition
2.0 Hi-Speed connection for fast download
inch vari-angle 270° TFT-LCD monitor, 134,000
pixels. Brightness and hue adjustment
range of optional system accessories including: Battery
grip MB-CP11, Wideangle Optical Lens Converter Attachment
WM-E80 (28mm equiv.), Telephoto Optical Lens Converter
TC-E17ED (600mm equiv.), Lens Hood HN-CP14, and new
dedicated thread in Coolpix Filters FF- CP11NC (Skylight),
FF-CP11CPL (Circular Polarizer), FF-CP11ND4 (Neutral
versatile preset Scene Modes or Programmed Auto [P],
Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A]
and Manual [M] exposure modes for creative control
(Auto Exposure-BSS) for automatic selection of the best
relative exposure - choose from highlighted or shadowy areas
control (5 steps and B&W) for in-camera color control
shot buffer mode retains the last 5 shots when the shutter
button is continually pressed and then released in order
to capture unexpected or fleeting moments
The 2/3-inch-type CCD realizes 8.0 effective
megapixels, which makes images of exceptionally high definition possible
- even when cropped.
The 10x optical Zoom-Nikkor
lens (f/2.8 - 5.2) offers a focal range of 8.9 - 89mm (equivalent
to 35 - 350mm in 35mm  format). The lens incorporates two ED
(Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements that minimize chromatic aberration.
Two ED lens elements minimize chromatic aberration
Steady images with VR
The Coolpix 8800's lens incorporates the Vibration Reduction (VR)
System for the first time in the Coolpix line. VR automatically
detects and compensates for the small camera movements that cause
image blur. This offers the user the ability to shoot at shutter
speeds up to three stops slower * without the risk of camera vibrations
blurring your image.
if you can shoot clearly without camera-shake at 1/250 s, VR makes
it possible to stop down three steps (in this case, to 1/30 s) and
still shoot without camera-shake.
Along with Normal
VR Mode, which enables remarkably clear handheld shots, Active VR
Mode helps to ensure a smoother view in shaky conditions, such as
shooting from a moving vehicle.
For camera shake which commonly occurs in most situations. The
camera also automatically detects and compensates for camera shake
caused by unintentional movements. For example, it compensates
for horizontal shake when panning vertically, and vertical shake
is compensated when panning horizontally.
For extraordinarily shaky conditions such as shooting from moving
vehicles. Panning is not supported.
Thanks to VR,
users can achieve sharp and clear images when shooting in low light
or when taking handheld telephoto and macro shots. It even works
with the accessory TC-E17ED telephoto converter lens at 600mm (35mm
equivalent), and the wideangle lens converter attachment WM-E80.
Durable, ergonomic design
The Coolpix 8800 comes in a compact, lightweight, easy-to-handle
magnesium alloy body. The camera's ergonomic design and style
come from famed industrial designer Giorgetto GIUGIARO (Same as
Nikon D2H, D70)
Mg Alloy inner body of the Coolpix 8800
In terms of relative size, the Coolpix 8800 is slightly larger than
the Nikon Coolpix 8700. The redesigned longer grip on the new model
makes for a comfortable hold.
Nikon Coolpix 8700 versus Coolpix 8800 size
Although larger than the Nikon Coolpix 8700, the Coolpix 8800 is
still a compact option compared to carrying a digital SLR type
of camera, like the Nikon D70.
Nikon Coolpix 8800 compared to Nikon D70 size
The Coolpix 8800 features a convenient mode dial on the top of the
camera (similar to Coolpix 5400), with settings for manual
exposure control modes (P,
S, A, M), Scene,
Movie, Setup, Image Quality, ISO, White Balance (WB) and Playback
A new thumb control
wheel dial on the top right back of the camera, allows for quicker
and easier access to selecting features and changing settings.
thumb control wheel dial
The Coolpix 8800
also features a multi selector pad on the back of the camera (similar
to the Coolpix 8700). The multi selector is used to navigate through
the camera menus.
Professional creative control
Nikon's exclusive image processing technology provides natural color
reproduction, detail and gradation. The Coolpix 8800's 256-segment
Matrix Metering system helps ensure ideal exposures in even the
most challenging lighting conditions. For added control, the Coolpix
8800 also offers Center-Weighted, Spot, and Spot-AF area metering.