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Nikon Coolpix S8000

Mark Peters
PMA 2018 Report
Friday 5th, February 2010
Posted by: Mark Peters

PMA 2010 News - Nikon announces the worldís slimmest wide angle 10x zoom camera, the Coolpix S8000. One of its new range of Coolpix cameras launching this Spring, the stylish, high performance camera with HD video measures just 27.3mm thin. The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is perfect for those wanting a camera that delivers excellent quality photographs without having to carry a bulky camera or spend time to adjust settings. The Nikon S8000 is easy to use with a range of automatic settings, including four advanced anti-blur functions, provides 14.2 megapixels and with a fast start-up time and DSLR class AF system itís ready in an instant. And when a picture wonít quite capture the action, you can immediately record an HD video using the dedicated video button.

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000 camera features
The high-definition (HD) movie function with stereo sound offers a resolution of 720p and will capture all of the action at an impressive 30 frames per second. The wide angle 10x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lens gives crisp results whether youíre taking still images or shooting high-definition (HD) movie clips. It also gives you the freedom to take either beautiful, detailed close-ups of your subject in Macro Mode - getting as close as one centimetre - or impressive wide-angle and distant telephoto shots, perfect if you need to get the whole football team in. The advanced flash control system on the Nikon Coolpix S8000 delivers more natural-looking results when you shoot in low-light and the incredibly clear 7.6 cm (3-inch) high resolution (921K dot) LCD monitor enhances both shooting and playback with minimal reflections, even in bright sunlight.

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon Coolpix S8000 10x wide angle zoom camera
Mark Pekelharing, Product Line Manager Consumer Products at Nikon Europe B.V comments: ďAll the features in the Coolpix S8000 camera, from the wide angle 10x zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens to the 4 anti-blur reduction functions, have been brought together to give the best experience while taking pictures. Itís for those who donít want to spend time getting to know the ins and outs of a camera but do want to get it out in all situations and take the best pictures. The portability of the slim body is essential to this, as well as its incredibly quick response time, so when you see that perfect shot on the LCD monitor, thatís what youíll get as the final picture.Ē

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Creative Slider function integrated into the Nikon S8000
The Coolpix S8000 is equipped with the Creative Slider, a new way to adjust images without the use of a PC. Brightness, saturation and colour tone can be easily adjusted using the Rotary Multi Selector, to ensure the picture shows exactly what you want it to show. The Nikon Coolpix S8000 makes it easy to get sharp images with the four anti-blur functions, even with moving subjects or when handheld shooting for evening and night scenes. ISO 3200 light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast moving-subjects or in low-light and is accompanied by the lens-shift VR (Vibration Reduction). This reduces the effect of camera shake particularly in low-light or where the camera is unsteady. The advanced Motion Detection will compensate if thereís movement from the camera or subject, great if youíre shooting night or indoor sport scenes. Lastly, by selecting the Best Shot Selector (BSS) function, the camera will take a maximum of 10 sequential shots and save the sharpest one.

Nikon Coolpix S8000

Nikon S8000 camera features my Picturetown
You can now back-up your images safely and securely using my Picturetown, the free online digital photo storage and sharing service brought to you by Nikon. Easily share photo memories with friends and organise precious memories into online collections. You get 2GB of space free to use for storing thousands of memories and you can upgrade your membership to Gold Account at any time if you need to store more pictures.

Nikon Coolpix S8000 camera body color
The image-processing system is optimised based on Nikonís original image-processing concept, Expeed. The camera can also be charged from a PC or laptop with the USB charger adapter, ideal when a plug socket isnít available. The Nikon Coolpix S8000 has an attractive aluminium finish with rubber coating for enhanced grip, available in three colours: black, brown and champagne silver.

Nikon Coolpix S8000

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