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Nikon Digital Cameras

Cameras made for professional photographers but priced for a consumer budget

Nikon Coolpix Cameras

Coolpix 2200

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
2.0 No auto auto auto 3x (35-105mm) Optical 1.6"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No No Built in
(no hot shoe)
Internal
and SD Card
2 AA or
EM-MHI-B2
3.2 x 2.5 x 1.5
A simple, compact digital camera. There are not a lot of features here to confuse you, but plenty to keep you happy. The photographer looking for more manual control should invest in something more.
Average List Price: $ 140.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 3700

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
3.2 No auto auto auto 3x (35-105mm) Optical 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes No Built in
(no hot shoe)
SD Card EN-EL5 3.8 x 2.0 x 1.2
Average List Price: $ 350.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 4100

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.0 No auto auto auto 3x (35-105mm) Optical 1.6"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes No Built in
(no hot shoe)
Internal
and SD Card
EN-MH1 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.5
Average List Price: $ 250.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 4200

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.0 No auto auto auto 3x (35-105mm) Optical 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes No Built in
(no hot shoe)
Internal
and SD Card
EN-EL5 3.5 x 2.0 x 1.4
Average List Price: $ 340.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 4300

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.1 No auto auto auto 3x (35-105mm) Optical 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No No Built in
(no hot shoe)
CompactFlash EN-EL1 3.7 x 2.7 x 2.0
Average List Price: $ 300.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 4800

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
4.0 No auto auto 64 to 400 8x (36-300mm) Electronic 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes No Built in
(no hot shoe)
Internal and
SD Card
EN-EL1 4.2 x 2.6 x 2.2
Average List Price: $ 400.00

Coolpix 5200

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.1 No auto auto 64 to 400 3x (35-105mm Optical 1.5"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
No Yes No   Built in
(no hot shoe)
Internal and
SD Card
EN-EL5 3.5 x 2.0 x 1.4
This is a compact starter camera for the novice photographer. It's easy to use and without a lot of buttons or features, which makes it ideal for people who crave simplicity.
Average List Price: $ 400.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 5400

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.1 Yes f2.8-f8.0 1/4000 to 8 50 to 400 4x (28-116mm) Optical 1.5" [flip-out]
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No   Built in
and hot shoe
CompactFlash EN-EL1 4.3 x 2.9 x 2.7
Average List Price: $ 550.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 5700

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
5.0 Yes f2.8-f8.0 1/4000 to 8 100 to 800 8x (35-280mm) Electronic 1.5" [flip-out]
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No No Built in
and hot shoe
CompactFlash EN-EL1 4.3 x 3.0 x 4.0
The 5700 sports a ton of features similar to a digital SLR, but at a fraction of the size and weight. The camera makes some significant improvements over the 5400, and is the first Nikon camera to use an electronic viewfinder.

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Average List Price: $ 700.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 8400 [NEW] Announced: September 16, 2004

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
8.0 Yes f2.6-f8.0 1/8000 to 8 80 to 400 3.5x (24-85mm) Electronic 1.8"
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes   Built in
and hot shoe
CompactFlash EN-EL7 4.4 x 3.2 x 3.0
The 8400 is one of Nikon's entries into the 8 megapixel digital camera market. Sporting a wide-angle lens, this camera is best suited for landscape photography and indoor shooting where you don't have a lot of room to move back. With only a 3.5x zoom, the bird and wildlife photographer will want to look for a camera with a lot more zoom.
Average List Price: $ 750.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 8700

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
8.0 Yes f2.8 - f8.0 1/4000 to 8 50 to 400 8x (35-280mm) Electronic 1.8" [flip-out]
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes No   Built in
and hot shoe
CompactFlash EN-EL1 4.4 x 4.1 x 3.1
The 8700 is another 8 megapixel camera, and this one sports an 8x zoom. If you are looking to take a lot of action photography, this may not be a good camera for you. The C|NET review indicates that the 8700 has a long delay between shots, which means that the camera could be processing the last photo when you are ready to take the next shot.
Average List Price: $ 800.00    User Reviews at C|NET

Coolpix 8800 [NEW] Announced: September 16, 2004

Megapixels Manual Mode Aperture Shutter Speed ISO Optical Zoom Viewfinder LCD Size
8.0 Yes f2.6-f8.0 1/3000 to 8 50 to 400 10x (35-350mm) Electronic 1.8" [flip-out]
Macro Movie Panorama Water Case Flash Media Batteries Dimensions
Yes Yes Yes   Built in
and hot shoe
CompactFlash EN-EL7 4.6 x 3.3 x 4.8
This camera is getting close to the price of a digital SLR — if you're used to using a standard SLR camera, consider that option instead. If you like the idea of an all-in-one camera (without a lot of extra lenses and gear) then this has just about everything: manual mode, 10x zoom, and image stabilization. Image stabilization helps you take photos in low-light conditions without blur. Even under normal conditions, it reduces camera shake which helps you take sharper photographs. For more information on reducing camera shake, read about tripods.
Average List Price: $ 950.00