Nikon Coolpix S8000 - Test Shots – Zoom, Contrast and Colour



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including dynamic range, colour rendition and the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.”


The wide angle is equivalent to 30mm.


The telephoto end is equivalent to 300mm.


Dynamic range is better than average for a 14MP small-sensor camera, with some shadow and highlight detail.


Applying D-Lighting in playback mode improves shadow detail without introducing a lot of noise.


In standard auto mode colour rendition is very natural.


Applying Quick Retouch in playback enhances contrast and saturation.


Score in detail

  • Value 9
  • Image Quality 8
  • Build Quality 8


Camera type Digital Compact, Digital SLR
Megapixels (Megapixel) 14.2 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 10x
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CCD
Optical focal length 5.4 to 54mm in 35mm film terms
Shutter speed 8 secs to 1/2000
Auto focus Face priority, auto, centre, manual
Manual focus Yes
Max output resolution 4320x3240
Other resolutions 4320x3240, 3264x2448, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1024x768, 640x480, 4224x2376
Exposure control Program auto, 16 scene modes, smart portrait, subject tracking
Exposure metering 224-segment matrix, centre-weighted
Exposure compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 steps
Image Stabilisation Optical VR
ISO settings Auto, 100-3200
LCD Monitor 7.5cm (3.0 inch) 921k dots
Viewfinder N/A
Flash range 0.5 to 5.5m (wide), 0.9 to 3.7m (tele)
Flash modes Auto, Red-eye reduction, Night Portrait, Off
White balance modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Tungsten, Custom
Drive modes Single shot, continuous, best shot selector, multi shot
Image formats JPEG, EXIF 2.2, AVI, WAV
Picture adjustments D-lighting, Skin softening in playback mode
Video (max res/format) 1280x720 at 30fps
Movie length 29 mins
Self timer 10/2 secs
Memory card slot SD,SDHC
Supplied memory 32MB internal
Batteries supplied 1050mAh Li-ion rechargeable
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output PAL and NTSC
Charging/Computer Connection Yes
AV Out Yes

Physical Specifications

Dimensions Width (Millimeter) 103mm
Depth (Millimeter) 57mm
Weight (body only) (Kilogram) 183g including battery and memory cardkg