Nikon Coolpix 8700 Video
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Nikon Coolpix 8700 Review
The good: Excellent, highly detailed images; impressive 8X ED-Nikkor zoom lens; sturdy magnesium-alloy body; RAW-file capture.
The bad: Easy to accidentally activate some controls; long RAW shot-to-shot time; slow low-light AF; no live histogram in manual mode; 30-second limit on video clips; full RAW-file editing software costs $99 extra.
The bottom line: It shoots good photos, but mediocre performance and a serious design flaw may keep this 8-megapixel camera out of the hands of enthusiasts.
Nikon Coolpix 8700 Specs
Manufacturer: Nikon Inc.
Part number: 25515
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