- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 30-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
- 183g - 103 x 57 x 27mm
- Revealed June 2010
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon S8000 overview
Nikon S8000 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera originally announced on June of 2010. The camera has a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The S8000 is ranked #121 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all-around #982 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. Remember to look at our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your custom factors.
Below is a graph of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon S8000 family
The Nikon S8000 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the complete range underneath.
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Nikon S8000 Gallery
You can see the S8000 from several angles in the gallery here.
Nikon S8000 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of good and bad points of the Nikon S8000 based on criterias which are generally viewed as essential in a camera.
Nikon S8000 Sensor details
The Nikon S8000 features the Expeed C2 processor chip. The sensor spec in the Nikon S8000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the S8000's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The S8000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon S8000 dimensions
Nikon S8000 weighs around 0.40 lbs (183 grams / 6.46 oz) and the over all size of the camera is 103mm x 57mm x 27mm (4.1" x 2.2" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Nikon S8000 is on par compared to other rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Underneath is a image of the Nikon S8000 besides a soda to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the S8000.
Nikon S8000 Lens specs
The S8000 offers an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 30-300mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which won't be amazing but it can be handy in some scenarios.
At the widest 30mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.5 which is really slow and not the best in low light conditions and you will likely find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also have to up the ISO setting which results in noisy pictures. For the tele end, 300mm is great zoom and comes at f5.6 making it very sluggish and you will need to go with slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S8000 Connectivity
The S8000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to transfer photos and usually change camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Nikon S8000 Video specs
The maximum video quality in the Nikon S8000 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in H.264 format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You should really target at least 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't feature a mic and headphone jack which means that you have got no control over your audio. It is probably best to purchase an alternative model in case you want decent audio in your video clips.
Nikon S8000 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Nikon S8000 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Nikon S8000 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S8000 has a 3 inch fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder details regarding Nikon S8000 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very useful during sunny outdoor conditions which can make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Nikon S8000 Shutter specs
Nikon S8000 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Nikon S8000 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Nikon S8000 boasts only inbuilt flash without external flash ability.
Nikon S8000 Autofocus specs
Nikon S8000 boasts just Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon S8000 has not got manual focus. Manual focus option is useful during low light scenarios or you need more exact control on focus.
Nikon S8000 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest possible (470) battery life within this class of cameras.
Here is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the best battery life:
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Nikon S8000 for specific categories of photography
The following illustration presents a overview of the Nikon S8000 for specific categories of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.
Nikon S8000 Portrait photography advice
The Nikon S8000 receives a points tally of 28 which is subpar, meaning that it is not suitable for portrait photography. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support along with the capability to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon S8000 Street photography features
With a decent points total of 56, the Nikon S8000 is somewhat suited to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Nikon S8000
A subpar sports photography rating of 35 indicates the Nikon S8000 is not suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon S8000
Portability is really critical in selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the Nikon S8000 gets a above average 61 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable choice to buy for your trips.
Nikon S8000 Landscape photography info
If you are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor will be image quality. The Nikon S8000 at it's subpar grade of 37 as a landscape camera is not suitable within the current marketplace.
Nikon S8000 Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving display screen, microphone port and preferably IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Nikon S8000 is not suitable for vlogging as it receives a subpar rating of 25.
Nikon S8000 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the S8000, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart down below offers you a summary of the S8000 compared to it's top ranked rivals mentioned earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, go to the "compare" link.