Coolpix 8400


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Coolpix 8400
Manufacturer Nikon
Page By William Marler
Page Type Oct 15, 2005 / Oct 15, 2005
Object ID 1435
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8.0 Effective Megapixels: With its impressive 8 megapixels of clarity, the Coolpix 8400 can capture incredible detail to produce sharp, beautiful prints as large as 20 x 30".

Get a Sample Print: Check out Nikon Coolpix 8MP picture quality. Order a sample 8x10 print today.

High Quality Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom: 3.5x ultra-wide angle optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens (35mm equivalent of 24-85mm) captures incredible, sharp, clear images. It's the widest angle on any lens in its class.

Nikon Coolpix 8400

Scene Modes, Auto and Manual Setting: For the ultimate in creative control, choose between Automatic, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Full Manual Settings. Or choose one of 15 Scene Modes automatically adjust controls for great pictures instantly. With a choice of 15 Scene Modes, you can quickly select the most appropriate mode for the "scene" you are capturing. Macro: allows shooting as close as approximately 1.2 inches from your subject. Movie Mode: Capture live action with sound. Clips are saved as a QuickTime(TM) movie, which can easily be emailed to family and friends.

Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix(TM): corrects most typical instances of red-eye during the picture taking process. By the time youre ready for your next shot, the camera has already fixed and saved the image, without the red eyes.

Metering: Choose your preferred light metering system. Select Nikon's exclusive 256-Segment Matrix metering, Center-Weighted, Spot or Autofocus Spot metering options. (Use Matrix metering for general shooting, center-weighted for a central subject, spot for emphasis on a particular area and AF spot to lock metering and focus on a particular area.)

Autofocus: Contrast-Detect TTL-AF; Choose between Center AF, Auto 5-area multi AF, and manual 9-area multi AF. AF Assist Illuminator makes sharp focus possible when the subject is not well lit.

Flash: A hot shoe lets you connect an additional Nikon Speedlight (flash) to the top of the camera. 6-mode built-in flash: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction (by pre-flash) , Anytime Flash, Flash Cancel, Slow Sync and Rear-Curtain Sync. Features One-Touch(R) Upload(TM) for easy image transfer from camera to computer. D-Lighting: Improve images shot with strong back lighting or in shadow. While in playback, select the D-Lighting function, apply it and save the corrected image. D-Lighting fixes underexposed and backlit images without harming the properly exposed areas of your image.

In the Box: Camera, Lens Cap, Strap, USB Cable, Audio Video Cable, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL7, Battery Charger MH-56, Wireless Remote Controller ML-L3, PictureProject CD-ROM.

Compatible with the The Coolwalker Digital Storage Photo Viewer: Store up to 10,000 digital photos on the 30GB hard drive and view them on the high-quality 2.5 inch TFT color monitor. Stores JPEG, TIFF and other major image file formats, including NEF files.


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William Marler - Oct 15, 2005 5:06 pm - Voted 5/5

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I am really enjoyning this new Camera. Much improved on the older Coolpix 5000. Functions are much simpler and quicker. 8 mega pixels is definately better. Where as the 5000 only had Fine as the highest pixel setting this one features extra fine and Camera Raw. You can also use it as a movie camera.

I posted the price in USD listed on the website. But my insurance company paid $840.00 Canadian. Small and compact the 24 mm wide angle to 85 lens is perfect for mountain shots. The case supplied is the only downside. It is too small in my opinion. Once you add extra rechargeable batteries and one extra card. You have to fight to get it to fit. Not something I am looking forward to at altitude. So I may not bring the case.

96avs01 - Apr 6, 2008 5:57 pm - Voted 5/5

Great compromise between the convenience of a point-n-shoot and the image quality of a dSLR. Only modification I have added is a polarizing lens. Takes great pics, just check out my profile for examples! ;)

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