The Power of Eight: With an impressive 8.0 effective megapixels and a powerful 8x zoom lens, the COOLPIX 8700 is the latest flagship model in the range. It delivers the kind of unmatched image quality that is to be expected from Nikon as well as offering an advanced ergonomic design that greatly enhances operational ease and comfort.
Advanced image processing technology: Nikon's exclusive image processing technology ensures natural colour reproduction, detail and gradation.
Quick response: instant startup, reduced shutter release time lag and fast image processing.
12 Versatile preset Scene Modes. Simply select the mode appropriate to your lighting conditions, and the camera is able to automatically adjust the focus, flash, contrast, sensitivity and white balance.
Superb Macro shooting capability as close as 3cm (1.2 in.) supported by convenient Best Shot Selector (BSS) function
Fast, accurate Five-Area Multi Autofocus with the new AF-assist illuminator that assures sharp focusing in difficult compositions and low light
5 Shot buffer mode retains the last 5 shots when the shutter button is continually pressed and then released in order to capture unexpected or fleeting moments
Interval Timer Shooting takes a series of successive still images at preset intervals
Movie — TV movie (30fps) with audio, Small movie (15fps) with audio, or Sepia movie (5fps) with audio, or Time-lapse movie (30fps) without audio
Large 1.8-inch vari-angle highly transmissible advanced TFT-LCD monitor for greater visibility – even in daylight
Extended battery life of approx. 210 images with Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL1, and 240 images with 2CR5
Real Time Histogram enables you to view the histogram while shooting images
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Interval Timer Photography
In order to use the Interval Timer, select ‘Continuous’ in the Camera Menu then select ‘Time Lapse’. Set the interval time at 30sec or 1, 5, 10, 30, or 60 minutes: Return to the shooting menu and press the shutter release to begin recording. The camera will take pictures at specified intervals until the shutter-release button is pressed again. The above animation shows the kind of results you can achieve. Please click on the image to enlarge.
At Slow shutter speeds, ‘noise’ in the form of randomly spaced, brightly coloured pixels may appear in pictures, particularly in shadows. In order to avoid this happening at shutter speeds of 1/4s or slower, simply turn ‘Noise Reduction’ on in your camera menu and your camera will reduce the ‘noise’ automatically. The above image shows the kind of results you can achieve. Please click on the image to enlarge.
Select the option ‘Continuous’ in the camera menu and capture a fleeting expression on a portrait subject, photograph a subject that is moving unpredictably, or capture motion in a series of pictures. The above image is an example of what can be achieved by using this feature. Please click on the image to enlarge.
This camera can focus on objects as close as 3cm (1.2") to the lens. In order to do this, zoom in or out until the tulip-icon in the shooting display turns green. The image above shows the kind of results you can achieve. Please click on the image to enlarge.