amazon Nikon Coolpix S8000 reviews
In the small zoom segment, the Nikon S8000 has impressive parameters. Optical zoom up to 10x (30-300mm) with anti-vibration mechanism, 720p HD video recording, 14 million pixels, 3 inch LCD screen with a resolution of 921,000 points.
Despite the large zoom, the Nikon S8000’s body is still compact enough to fit in a pocket thanks to the square design. However, this type of design makes it difficult to hold one hand, not promote the ecology tradition of Nikon. Besides, the S8000’s flash is pop-up but it’s positioned right on the left hand, so it’s inconvenient to hold the two fingers as the position of the index finger is in the position that the light will turn on. It will take a while for the user to get used to this design.
The back panel is largely covered by a 3-inch LCD screen. Basic controls include menu access and navigation buttons, photo review buttons, and more. The layout of a separate video button on the S8000 is quite convenient, allowing the user to quickly switch between shooting and film without losing a lot of operations. The inclination to integrate the control dial on the DSLRs instead of the four-way navigation buttons allows the user to navigate and select parameters as well as quick menu navigation is also a worthwhile improvement of this version.
Nikon S8000 supports HD video output via the built-in HDMI port, using SD / SDHC cards, but unfortunately the latest SDXC format is not supported. The tripod connector is not centered as many versions of it, so it can create a feeling of uncertainty. However, this layout also benefits that users can replace the battery or card without having to remove the machine from the tripod.
Equipped with a 10x zoom lens, though not quite as bad, but with such a thin body, this focal range is also worth the price. Unfortunately, the wide-angle lens is only 30mm down, as more and more cameras are down to 28mm or even 25mm as seen on the recent Sony Cyber-shot H55 or Panasonic Lumix TZ8. Compensating the S8000’s telephoto range can reach up to 300mm long enough to capture sports or nature. Of course, long focal length is always accompanied by optical anti-vibration mechanism, although in the travel machine, this mechanism will only help somewhat. The mechanism itself on the S8000 is also simplified to the maximum, only through menus with two modes on and off. If the principle of anti-vibration speed must be equivalent to the focus on the S8000 image sharp at 300mm, minimum speed to reach 1/300 second. At this speed, it is best to only shoot telephoto during daytime when it is sunny enough to be bright enough.
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Face detection on the S8000 can receive up to 12 faces. However, one drawback is that the S8000 only recognizes the standard when the user is facing the camera. Just turn your face to three-quarters or slightly tilt this mode will not get and push the machine into the usual autofocus mechanism.
Nikon S8000 has the additional AF Tracking mechanism on professional machines with good performance, especially in light and sufficiently close subjects. This mechanism will change the continuity to adhere to the object as long as it is still in the frame, but also so that will also consume battery life if used a lot.
The S8000’s screen has been improved in terms of resolution on recent travel machines with 921,000 dots, enough to be able to review, debug and analyze images on this 3-inch screen without the need to download to a computer.
As with most modern travel versions today, the S8000 has the ability to record 720p HD video at 30 frames per second. The ACV encoded HD video is .mov with average quality of 8.1 Megabits per second. This format is also quite large, a 4GB card only takes about an hour. With a continuous recording time of up to 29 minutes, users only record twice as full of cards. Due to the zoom mechanism is still noisy, the S8000 has good zoom but still does not support optical zoom when shooting video but instead is digital zoom. This feature makes the S8000 lowers compared to the TZ8 or H55.
At full resolution, the continuous shooting speed of the S8000 is only 0.7 frames per second and also only four images in succession. If you want to accelerate, users have to lower the resolution to 3 million pixels to push the speed up to 1.25 fps. However, the S8000 also supports continuous shooting such as slow-motion shooting with up to 16 single shots and up to 30 fps.
The ISO range of the S8000 is quite short, only 100 – 3200 and the quality of the picture is acceptable, instead of leaving little impression. High ISO up to 1600 is the image that starts to crack the grain with a severe reduction in quality. Maybe because the sensor is quite small, only 1 / 2,3 inch while cramming up to 14 million pixels.
But that is if the user is too technical when going into technical details of the quality. As for the overall experience for the average user, the S8000 is bright in the compact segment with impressive specs: 10x optical zoom with optical image stabilization, 921,000-pixel high-resolution LCD, rotary HD movies, HDMI connectivity and a large 14 megapixel image resolution. One thing to keep in mind is that the two versions of the same class used for comparison are the Sony H55 and the Panasonic TZ8 are more expensive versions, so even though the quality of the S8000 is no better than these competitors. What astonishing. In return, users have a mobile version that can perform their photography tasks in most normal situations, or even very useful when traveling due to the large telephoto.