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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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Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • 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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

        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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