|Nikon's super slim, clearly brilliant Coolpix S8000 combines 14.2 effective megapixels with an incredible 10x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED glass lens for stunning prints as large as 20x30 inches. The camera features an incredible, bright 3.0-inch High Resolution VGA (921-k dot) LCD for composing and sharing pictures and HD (720p) movies with stereo sound. The Coolpix S8000, with Nikon's EXPEED image processing concept and 4-way VR Image Stabilization System, takes incredible pictures, incredibly easy. The Coolpix S8000 has Nikon's New Smart Portrait System which; automatically detects your subjects face, takes a picture when they smile, can soften the skin tone, and warns you if they blinked.
The world's thinnest 10x zoom camera that offers more creativity and freedom in photography
The ultra-slim Coolpix S8000 is equipped with a precision wide-angle 10x zoom, Nikkor ED glass lens, 14.2 megapixel resolution, and a variety of advanced shooting functions including the Creative Slider. Its slim, attractive design enables photographers to creatively capture every moment in style.
The Coolpix S8000 is the world thinnest 10x zoom camera, offering a focal range of wide through super-telephoto to fully capture special moments from near or far. It also comes equipped with high-speed performance and a 14.2 megapixel image sensor to deliver exceptional image quality and consistently sharp results.
Nikon Coolpix S8000 Feature Highlights
EXPEED digital imaging technology
Nikon's smarter approach to digital imaging technology. From image capture to processing, Nikon's comprehensive EXPEED digital imaging concept encompasses the entire picture-taking operation. EXPEED is much more than a processing engine; it is a revolution in digital photography.
3-inch, 921k-dot TFT LCD featuring Nikon's Clear Color Display
The high-quality 3-inch Clear Color Display for the Coolpix S8000 features an ultra wide-viewing angle, anti-reflection coating, and screen brightness adjustment. The vibrant 3.0-inch 920k-dot VGA display offers four times the clarity and detail of standard cameras for amazing image reproduction. In addition, the monitor's structure greatly reduces reflection and improves visibility outdoors for a more vivid, clearer image preview and playback.
High-Definition movie recording
Entertain audiences with movies that capture the impact of the scene with HD. The Coolpix S8000 can shoot up to 1.5 hours of HD movies (720p) with sound at 30fps. HDMI output is also available for easy in camera playback on your TV or computer.
Four advanced image stabilization features ensure sharper results
The Coolpix S8000's high ISO 1600 capability allows shooting at faster shutter speeds, yielding great results even when shooting in low light or when capturing fast-moving subjects. Motion Detection assists in achieving sharper results by automatically controlling the shutter speed and ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. New advanced flash control enables natural and beautiful flash photos even when subjects are backlit or when shooting telephoto by enhancing ISO sensitivity, rather than opting for slower shutter speeds.
Nikon's Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
As part of Nikon's Smart Portrait System, a series of advanced functions help produce consistently great portraits. The Skin Softening function ensures smooth skin tone on the face of subjects by leveraging built-in face-detection technology. Automatically detecting as many as 12 faces in the shot, Face-priority AF helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Timer helps to faithfully record precious moments by automatically releasing the shutter when the subject smiles. Blink Warning alerts the photographer when it suspects that a subject has blinked, while the Blink Proof function shoots five sequential frames, then saves the one in which the subject's eyes are wide open. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.
The Coolpix S8000 is equipped with the Creative Slider, a fun new way to apply a rich variety of effects when shooting in Auto Mode. Adjust brightness, saturation and color tone using the Rotary Multi Selector. Adjustments can be previewed in real-time on the Coolpix S8000's 3-inch LCD monitor.
Customer Reviews of Nikon COOLPIX S8000 14 Megapixel Digital Camera with 10x Wide-Angle Zoom, 3" LCD, HD Movie, Image Stabilization, Smart Portrait, Black
Puts others to shame!8/1/2011
I won't be considering the other brands of digital cameras I had used in the past when & if it comes time to replace this Nikon CoolPix S8000. Some digital cameras are great at Macro (close-up) photography but may lack clarity when taking a Landscape shot (& visa-versa). This one does all types of photography well! I regret not getting this camera sooner! The clarity of the pictures - even on the "lower" settings, is incomparable. Regarding the ease of use - well I referred to the manual a few times at first but for the most part the settings are intuitive. Interfacing it with a PC is a "snap" as is sharing pictures & movies with others. "Sports" shots - those involving your subject's fast movements - come out GREAT! The movies look better too due to the anti-vibration lense and software. Now they are much easier to watch. I'm not an expert photographer but the Nikon CoolPix S8000 lets me take pictures like one! I'm completely happy with my purchase.
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