Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamourô > Garage Glamourô Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Nikon Coolpix 8700
Old 08-10-2004, 05:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Member GG#: 39531
Location: NRH
Posts: 17
Comments: 0

Toad is offline IP: 209.30.192.147
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I am currently in the process of picking a digital camara for the start of my career in photography, and I was wondering if anybody has used the Nikon Coolpix 8700.
If so what are some pros and cons with this camara?
Would you recomend it as a good buy?
Toad
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Toad Find More Posts by Toad
 
Re: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Old 08-10-2004, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
LivingINDaytona

 
JaysonFromMaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35280
Location: Daytona Beach. Fl.
Posts: 741
Comments: 0
Send a message via AIM to JaysonFromMaine Send a message via Yahoo to JaysonFromMaine

JaysonFromMaine is offline IP: 24.147.242.29
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Get a D70 instead... its much more professional..
  View Public Profile Send a private message to JaysonFromMaine Visit JaysonFromMaine's homepage! Find More Posts by JaysonFromMaine
 
Re: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Old 08-10-2004, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Biker by the Grace of God

 
dynamike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35237
Location: St Marys
Posts: 1,552
Comments: 0

dynamike is offline IP: 69.128.128.16
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Get a DSLR, like the D70 or 10D. You could even get a DRebel. The last thing you want is to spend a load of cash only to find out that you wish you had purchased something else.

Mike
  View Public Profile Send a private message to dynamike Visit dynamike's homepage! Find More Posts by dynamike
 
Re: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Old 08-10-2004, 07:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Still Learning

 
Bonner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Member GG#: 36942
Location: Ventura
Posts: 568
Comments: 1
My Mood:

Bonner is offline IP: 67.119.152.201
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I use one all the time, but I am not professional. It is small, compact and light to carry. The lens goes out to 280mm (35 equivalent) and most users are happy owners. To get the same lenses on the D70 you will pay twice the amount, but you will have a gteat professional camera. Here is one from Sunday:


CP8700
Jim
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Bonner Visit Bonner's homepage! Find More Posts by Bonner
 
Re: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Old 08-10-2004, 07:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
Still Learning

 
Bonner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Member GG#: 36942
Location: Ventura
Posts: 568
Comments: 1
My Mood:

Bonner is offline IP: 67.119.152.201
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I use one all the time, but I am not professional. It is small, compact and light to carry. The lens goes out to 280mm (35 equivalent) and most users are happy owners. To get the same lenses on the D70 you will pay twice the amount, but you will have a great professional camera. Here is one from Sunday:


CP8700
Jim
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Bonner Visit Bonner's homepage! Find More Posts by Bonner
 
Re: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Old 08-10-2004, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Member GG#: 37977
Posts: 102
Comments: 0

Sean_Armenta is offline IP: 68.67.185.86
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

jim,

that's a great shot. wonderful lighting.


sean
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Sean_Armenta Find More Posts by Sean_Armenta
 
Re: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Old 08-10-2004, 08:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
Photos by Weav

 
Weav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Member GG#: 39202
Location: Alliance
Posts: 83
Comments: 2
My Mood:
Send a message via AIM to Weav

Weav is offline IP: 24.209.50.202
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I bought a coolpix 8700 and wish I would have got the D70 instead. Donít get me wrong I love the 8700 but still trying to work out some problems with the manual settings for fill flash and some other features. Its all in getting to know the camera!!!

  View Public Profile Send a private message to Weav Visit Weav's homepage! Find More Posts by Weav
 
Re: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Old 08-10-2004, 09:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Member GG#: 39531
Location: NRH
Posts: 17
Comments: 0

Toad is offline IP: 209.30.192.147
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

[ QUOTE ]
Get a DSLR, like the D70 or 10D. You could even get a DRebel. The last thing you want is to spend a load of cash only to find out that you wish you had purchased something else.

[/ QUOTE ]

I checked the prices of the D70 and the 8700 and the 8700 appears to be the cheaper of the two. Almost by half.
Also, isn't more megapixels better? The D70, 10D and DRebel appear to be 6ish megapixels and the 8700 is 8 megapixels. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Toad
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Toad Find More Posts by Toad
 
Nikon and non-pro cameras
Old 08-10-2004, 10:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35195
Posts: 440
Comments: 0

rjwarren is offline IP: 24.160.124.193
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I would definitely recommend against anything with the name "CoolPix." Nikon just doesn't seem to have their act together around something less than a DSLR.

However, if you want to spend the dollars and get a higher-end P&S -- check out the Fuji S20 and the Canon Powershot Pro 1. Nice cameras, fixed zoom lenses, great features.

The Fuji is $700, but the Canon is more than the DRebel! However the DRebel is a body only.

Bob
  View Public Profile Send a private message to rjwarren Visit rjwarren's homepage! Find More Posts by rjwarren
 
Re: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Old 08-10-2004, 10:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
LivingINDaytona

 
JaysonFromMaine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35280
Location: Daytona Beach. Fl.
Posts: 741
Comments: 0
Send a message via AIM to JaysonFromMaine Send a message via Yahoo to JaysonFromMaine

JaysonFromMaine is offline IP: 24.147.242.29
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

then get a canon mark II if you want 8 mp....we are talking about a camera you are using for your " source of income. "
  View Public Profile Send a private message to JaysonFromMaine Visit JaysonFromMaine's homepage! Find More Posts by JaysonFromMaine
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wts Nikon D80,D90- Canon 5D mark 11 mar333 Main Community Forum 0 04-13-2010 06:33 AM
Wts Nikon D80,D90- Canon 5D mark 11 mar333 Photo Reviews & Critiques Only 0 04-13-2010 06:29 AM
Nikon Coolpix 5000 maggieshirk Tech Talk Forum 5 12-09-2005 08:46 AM
Nikon 8700 JasonNJ Tech Talk Forum 3 01-28-2004 01:55 PM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:23 PM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamourô




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93