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NikonCOOLPIX S800c Digital Camera (Black)
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (3)
  • Large clear LCD (3)

Cons

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        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      The right size camers

      By Eddies21

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Poor Flash

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about COOLPIX S800c Digital Camera (Black):

      I have not used the Coolpix a lot as of yet but i did use a couple weeks ago at the zoo. It is very easy to understand how to use. One of the issues I had was when I was taking pictures of an animla in a cage. The camera would fcus on the cage itself and not the animal. I am sure I could have mannually fixed this but did not investigate yet. It did take soem very pictures if I moved from the cage a bit. Overall I found it to take great pictures and easy to use. I belive it will be an awesome camera for future pictures at sporting events, vacations, and other activities.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      good idea, poor execution

      By JB

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about COOLPIX S800c Digital Camera (Black):

        I wish I had retuned this before the window had closed. I was disappointed that this camera performed so badly - awful battery life, software freezes, confusing controls (even compared to advanced DSLRs). Some really dumb design issues as well.

        The battery life is atrocious. For a real day of shooting, I'd say you'd need at least 3 of them, and at $22.09 a piece.

        Nikon does not include a stand-alone charger. You must charge this via USB either by a little dongle they give you or connected to any USB power source, which is a drag. An MH-65 charger will cost an additional $24.95.

        The Coolpix will not function while charging. You cannot even turn it on while the battery is charging, unlike almost every cell phone on the planet.

        Somewhat nonsensically – You cannot charge the battery AND transfer files via USB at the same time. It's one or the other. Again, another no-brainer that most camera phones are capable of.

        Build Issues

        I've had the camera for a week, and after normal use of keeping it in a pocket, the screen is notably scratched up, which is disappointing.

        The three buttons, home, menu and back, are tiny, I find myself having a hard time pressing them without concerted effort.

        The camera has an unusual small USB connector, which brings the number of USB connectors I need to make sure I have up to 4. USB stands for UNIVERSAL Serial Bus, remember?

        Insult to injury, I was only able to sell this thing for 1/3 of what I paid for it only a couple months prior.

        As a lifelong Nikon person, I'm annoyed.

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        • No

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        4.0

        good camera with lots of options

        By momof3

        from new jersey

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Wide Lens
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Short Lag Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about COOLPIX S800c Digital Camera (White):

            LOVE the email function! fast shutter, easy charge

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 7
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            S800c

            By gerbil12

            from Walnut Creek CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about COOLPIX S800c Digital Camera (Black):

            Nice camera, especially after updating the firmware so the wifi works better. The image stabilization is a good feature and I like the focusing system. For photos I want to share I set the megapixels down to 9 which is still a lot better than the photos I took with an iPod and then they'll send quicker too. For highest quality photos and/or lots of them, it's more practical to pop out the memory card and copy them to my coputer via a card reader.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Overly complicated controls

            By John

            from Seattle

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about COOLPIX S800c Digital Camera (Black):

                  The controls for this camera are unnecessarily complicated and make taking pictures a more cumbersome process than I experience with other cameras. Also, it is disappointing that the only way to charge the battery is by opening a flimsy USB cover on the camera itself that will eventually wear out. I prefer having a battery charger.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 1

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