Nikon Coolpix 8700 Digital Camera

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About this item

The camera incorporates an 8.0 effective megapixel CCD, which produces image sizes of up to 3,264 x 2,448-pixels for prints larger than 20x30-inches.

For those who print their images at home, the Nikon Coolpix 8700 supports PictBridge(TM) technology to enable direct printing to compatible photo printers, regardless of brand. The camera also employs an 8x Optical Zoom-Nikkor lens, with Nikon's own Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass, designed to get the photographer close to the subject without sacrificing image quality, color representation or sharpness.

Serious digital photographers demand a great deal from their equipment. The Nikon Coolpix 8700 is well prepared to withstand the wear and tear that comes with frequent use. The camera is constructed with a compact, light weight magnesium(Mg) alloy body that has been designed for durability and portability, with a secure, comfortable grip for stability during shooting.

Nikon has employed the highest resolution (238,000 pixel) electronic viewfinder (EVF) for extremely sharp, through-the-lens viewing. In addition, users can use the large 1.8" vari-angle LCD panel as well to review shots on the go.

The Nikon Coolpix 8700 digital camera incorporates four exposure modes to give the photographer ultimate creative control over their image capture. These modes include Programmed Auto, Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto, & Manual. The camera also offers an automatic mode, which makes the Coolpix 8700 an ideal tool in situations where operation needs to be point-and-shoot simple.

For added convenience, the camera now incorporates 12 preset Scene Modes taken from the existing line of award-winning Coolpix digital cameras. Scene Modes allow for striking images in practically any shooting situation.

Simply select the mode appropriate to the lighting conditions, and the camera will automatically adjust focus, flash, contrast, sensitivity and white balance. The camera has ability to capture images in RAW recording mode (NEF) for maximum image control.

No matter the type or size of a camera, great pictures begin with great lenses. More professionals choose Nikkor lenses than all other brands combined. That very same quality is built into the Nikkor lens of every Nikon Coolpix digital camera, including the Nikon Coolpix 8700.

The Nikon Coolpix 8700 has a zoom range of 35-280 mm (35mm equivalent). The lens incorporates two ED lens elements to produce clear, sharp, colorful images. In addition, an Optical Low-Pass Filter is optimized, which helps the new high-definition CCD image sensor to make the most out of the camera's already outstanding optical performance. The result is remarkably clear, natural images with superior detail and contrast.

What's Included With This Item

  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Instruction Manual

Key Features

  • 8.0 effective megapixels (3,264 x 2,448-pixels)
  • 8x optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with a zoom ratio of 35-280 mm (equivalent to 35mm-280mm in 35mm format).
  • 238,000-pixel high resolution through-the-lens EVF (Electronic Viewfinder), enhances user experience with backlight illumination
  • Programmed Auto, Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto, & Manual exposure control modes
  • RAW data image mode NEF
  • Quick response, instant startup, reduced shutter release time lag and fast image processing
  • 12 preset Scene Modes, including the new Panorama Assist Mode
  • Continuous shooting of up to 5 full-size images at 2.5 frames per second (fps)
  • Macro shooting capability as close as 1.2-inches supported by Best Shot Selector (BSS) function
  • AE-BSS (Auto Exposure-BSS) for automatic selection of the best relative exposure - highlight, shadow or histogram
  • Nikon's exclusive 256-segment Matrix Metering, complemented by Center-Weighted, Spot and Spot AF area metering
  • Fast, accurate Five-Area Multi Autofocus with the new AF-assist illuminator that assures sharp focusing in difficult compositions and low light
  • Noise Reduction Mode for timed exposures
  • In-camera color control, Saturation control (5 steps & B&W)
  • Movie - TV movie
  • Large vari-angle highly transmissible advanced TFT-LCD monitor for greater visibility, even in bright sunlight
  • Hot shoe for external Nikon SB-series Speedlights and accessories

Technical Specs

Image sensor CCD: 2/3-inch-type (total pixels: 8.31 million)
Effective Pixels: 8.0 Million
Lens 8x Zoom-Nikkor; 8.9-71.2mm [35mm (135) format equivalent to 35-280mm]
f/2.8-4.2 with macro;
14 elements in 10 groups;
all elements are made of environmentally friendly glass; Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) applied;
two glass molded ED lens elements included.
Digital Zoom Up to 4x
Optical viewfinder 0.44-inch type, 235,000-dot, polysilicon TFT color LCD viewfinder; Diopter adjustment: -4 to +1m(-1)
LCD monitor 1.8-inch type, 134,000-dot High Transmissive Advanced TFT LCD monitor with brightness and hue adjustment; frame coverage: approx. 97% (Through, Freeze), 100% (Play)
Autofocus method Contrast-detect TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator; 5-area Multi AF or Spot AF selectable
Focusing range 19.7 in. [50cm] to infinity, 1.2 in. [3cm] to infinity in Macro mode (middle zoom position)
Shutter speeds Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter;
1/4,000 (with minimum aperture) to 2 sec in AUTO mode and Programmed Auto (P);
1/4,000 to 8 sec in Shutter-Priority Auto (S) and Aperture-Priority Auto (A),
1/4,000 to 8 sec and Bulb/Time (up to 10 minutes) in Manual (M),
1/8,000 to 1/30 sec in Ultra HS (high-speed) mode.
At some apertures, maximum shutter speed is 1/2,000 sec
Exposure control method√° 1) Programmed Auto with Flexible Program [P], 2) Shutter-Priority Auto [S], 3) Aperture-Priority Auto [A], 4) Manual [M]; Exposure Compensation (+/-2 EV in 1/3EV steps); Auto Exposure Bracketing (3 or 5 frames within +/-2 EV); AE-BSS (three modes: Highlight, Shadow, Histogram)
Exposure metering: 4-mode TTL metering: 1) 256-segment Matrix, 2) Center-Weighted, 3) Spot, 4) Spot AF Area
Exposure range: EV -1.0 to +19.0 (W), EV +0.5 to +19.0 (T)
Continuous drive Capture modes: 1) Single, 2) Continuous H (2.5 fps; up to 5 frames), 3) Continuous L (1.2 fps; up to 12 frames), 4) Multi-shot 16 (consecutive 16 framesat 1.5 fps), 5) Ultra HS (high-speed) (640 x 480 pixels; 30 fps, up to 100 frames), 6) 5 shot buffer (1 fps), 7) Interval Timer Shooting, 8) Movie (See Movie Options separately)
Self-timer Ten- or three-second duration
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed) Approximately equivalent to ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, and Auto *(auto gain to ISO 200 equivalent)
White balance 1) Auto White Balance with TTL control, 2) 6-mode Manual with fine tuning (Daylight/Incandescent/Fluorescent/Cloudy/Speedlight/Shade), 3) Preset, 4) WhiteBalance Bracketing
Built-in flash operating modes 1) Auto Flash, 2) Flash Cancel, 3) Red-Eye Reduction, 4) Anytime Flash, 5) NightPortrait (Slow Sync Flash)
Flash range Approx. 1.6 - 13.5ft. (0.5 - 4.1m) (W), approx. 1.6 - 8.9ft. (0.5 - 2.7m) (T).
Terminals for external flash External Speedlight: Hotshoe connects to external Nikon Speedlight SB-800/50DX/30/22s; built-in Speedlight can be canceled when using external Speedlight(s)
Accessory shoe: Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock.
Storage media Media: CD Card Type I/II, Microdrive (TM) Card
Image recording format System: Exif 2.2 file (uncompressed RAW [NEF] and TIFF_RGB or compressed JPEG). Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Digital Print Order Format (DPOF), QuickTime Motion JPEG (Movie, Audio)
Resloution Modes Image size (pixels): 8M (3,264 x 2,448), 5M (2,592 x 1,944), 3M (2,048 x 1,536),2M (1,600 x 1,200), 1M (1,280 x 960), PC (1,024 x 768), TV (640 x 480), 3:2 (3,264 x 2,176) user selectable
Movie Recording Movie: TV movie (640 x 480 pixels) with audio at 30 fps; up to 35 seconds, or Small movie (320 x 240 pixels) with audio at 15 fps; up to 180 seconds, Time-lapse movie (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 fps; up to 35 seconds or Sepia movie (320 x 240 pixels) with audio at 5 fps; up to 180 seconds are selectable
Interface USB 1.1 Interface
Power Source Power requirements: One rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included), Battery pack MB-E5700 (optional) with six 1.5V LR6 (AA-size alkaline) batteries (1.5v FR Lithium, 1.2V NiMH, or 1.2V NiCd batteries can also be used), one 2CR5 (DL245) lithium battery (optional), AC Adapter EH-53 (optional)
Video Output I/O Terminal: DC in; Audio/Video (NTSC or PAL selectable) out; Digital I/O (USB/Remote cord)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.4 x 4.1 x 3.1 in. (113 x 105 x 78mm)
Weight Approx. 17 oz. (480g) (without battery and storage media)
Special features Shooting Modes: AUTO, SCENE, Custom 1, Custom 2
Scene Modes: Portrait, Party/Indoor, Night portrait, Beach/Snow, Landscape, Sunset, Night landscape, Fireworks show, Close up, Copy, Back light, and Panorama Assist
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