The Nikon Coolpix 8700 is for serious photographers who demand the highest level of quality and control
from their compact digital camera. It features an 8.0 effective megapixel CCD (3,264 x 2,448-pixels) and an
8x Optical (35-280 mm) Zoom-Nikkor lens, with Nikon's Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements. It has a
high resolution (238,000 pixel) electronic viewfinder (EVF) for through-the-lens viewing and a 1.8" vari-angle
color LCD monitor. The Coolpix 8700 is constructed with a compact, lightweight magnesium alloy body that
has been designed for durability and portability.
The Coolpix 8700 digital has four exposure modes to give the photographer ultimate creative control over
their image capture. These modes include Programmed Auto [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority
Auto [A] and Manual [M]. The camera also offers an automatic mode, which makes the Coolpix 8700 an ideal
tool in situations where operation needs to be ‘point-and-shoot simple.’
For added convenience, the Coolpix 8700 now incorporates 12 preset Scene Modes taken from the existing
line of award- winning Coolpix digital cameras. Scene Modes allow for striking images in practically any
shooting situation. Simply select the mode appropriate to the lighting conditions, and the camera will
automatically adjust focus, flash, contrast, sensitivity and white balance. The camera has ability to capture
images in RAW recording mode (NEF format) for maximum image control and manipulation after the picture
is taken using Nikon Capture software.
The Nikon Coolpix 8700 supports a complete series of affordable accessory lenses, which expand the
camera’s zoom range from 7mm-420mm. The Coolpix 8700 is compatible with Coolpix accessory lenses
including the 1.5x ED glass teleconverter (TC-E15ED)(420mm), the 0.8x Wide Angle Adapter (WC-
E80)(28mm) and the new Fisheye converter lens (FC-E9)(7mm).