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.
- 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