Dec 1, 2004

Nikon Coolpix 8800 VR review

Megapixel.net has reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 8800 VR digital camera.

"The Coolpix 8800VR currently sits at the top of Nikon's pyramid of Coolpix digital cameras.

Evolved from the Coolpix 8700, the Coolpix 8800 is equipped with a 10X optical, and an 8 megapixel resolution. Moreover, it is the first in the Coolpix line to offer an image stabilizer, a system Nikon calls Vibration Reduction — VR for short.

While in comparison to the Coolpix 8700 the 8800 adds a longer zoom and an image stabilizer, it retains much the same basic ergonomic design. The Coolpix 8800 is equipped with an electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 235,000 pixels that includes a diopter correction, and a 1.8 inch, 134,000 pixels monitor. The monitor is hinged so that it can swing out and rotate 90° towards the back, or 180° towards the front. The hinge allows it to be used for self-portraits, angled for shots that require the camera be close to the ground, or simply swung back on the camera with the screen facing out."