For a camera that fits easily into your jacket pocket, the Nikon CoolPix S8000 offers an extremely broad (10x) 30-300mm equivalent zoom range coupled with 14.2 megapixels of resolving power, and a bright, 921,000-dot 3" LCD. Along with sharp, richly-toned still images, the CoolPix S8000 can also capture HD 720p video clips with stereo sound at 30 frames-per-second in lengths up to 1.5 hours long.
To ensure sharp, usable pictures under any and all lighting conditions, the CoolPix S8000 features a 4-way VR optical image stabilization system , the ability to boost ISO ratings up to 3200, a Motion Detection function that automatically adjusts the camera's shutter speed and ISO rating to compensate for fast-moving subjects, and Nikon's Best Shot Selector (BSS) that quickly captures 10 exposures and automatically edits and saves the sharpest of the batch.
For capturing the fastest of activities the CoolPix S8000 can also capture up to 20 pictures at bursts up to 11 frames-per-second (fps), or 3 fps for up to 45 exposures.
Other image-enhancing features found the Nikon CoolPix S8000 include macro shooting down to 0.4" from the front lens element, Face Priority AF for up to 12 faces, Skin Softening for more flattering portraits, Advanced Flash controls, and a Creative Slider that enables you to easily adjust the brightness, saturation, and color hue levels of your pictures in-camera.
14.2 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 20 x 30 inches.
10x Wide-Angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens has a versatile zoom range from 30mm to an impressive 300mm telephoto coverage that gets you close to the action while capturing expansive landscapes. The NIKKOR ED lens is built on a proud heritage of producing precision camera optics that delivers superb color and razor-sharp results.
Extra Bright 3.0" High Resolution VGA (921,000-dot) Clear Color Display makes images and movies come alive with rich detail and improved contrast. The large LCD makes it easy to compose and share your pictures with a wide-viewing angle and anti-glare coating.
Quick Performance with ultra-fast start-up, autofocus and shooting. Sports Continuous shooting enables high-speed shooting at approximately 3 fps for images up to 45 frames.
HD Movie with HDMI Output 720p HD movie recording at 30fps and HDMI output for easy in-camera playback or on your TV or computer.
4-way VR Image Stabilization system.
Optical VR Image Stabilization by lens shift minimizes the effect of camera shake.
Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
High ISO up to 3200 at full resolution capability helps give you better results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects.
Nikon's original Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and saves the sharpest image.
Slim, Stylish, Metal Design packs high performance into portable convenience for the slimmest in its class.
Among compact cameras equipped with an optical zoom capable of zooming in at 10x or more as of January 15, 2010 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation)
Creative Slider creates pictures, in camera, the way you imagine them by simply you adjusting brightness, vividness and color hue.
Smart Portrait System includes:
Smile Timer and Blink Proof makes sure you'll always catch the decisive moment when your subject smiles, and Blink Proof function shoots two pictures and automatically saves the one in which the subject's eyes remain open
Blink Warning, when activated alerts you that the subject may have blinked and allows you to retake the photo
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically fixes, while shooting, most instances of red-eye in the camera. You may never see red-eye again
Face-Priority AF Nikon's face-finding technology that automatically focuses on up to 12 faces
Skin Softening smoothes skin tone at three different levels for optimal portraits
Advanced Flash Control delivers natural flash images even when ambient or assisted lighting is typically insufficient, such as backlight or telephoto shooting.
EXPEED Image Processing ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness. Nikon's comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates the know-how and technologies accumulated throughout Nikon's long history of photographic and digital imaging development and is custom-tuned for COOLPIX. Applied optimized technologies render natural-looking pictures of incredible quality and quick response so you won't miss that special moment.
Subject Tracking will track a moving subject to ensure sharp focus. The camera will automatically track your subject - even if they temporarily move out of the frame.
Quick Retouch optimizes contrast and color vividness for beautiful images.
Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene in your picture and selects the most appropriate scene mode (6) + auto mode.
D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail during playback.
16 Scene Modes for optimized shooting in various settings.
1/2000 - 8s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 100, 200, 400) 1/2000 - 2s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 800) 1/8000 - 1s (when ISO sensitivity is set to Auto, 1600, 3200) 4s ( Fireworks show scene mode)