The Nikon Coolpix 8700, features 8.0 effective megapixels for ultra-high-definition photography. The clarity of images is ensured by the professional-quality 8x Zoom-Nikkor lens. With its 8.9 - 71.2mm focal range (equivalent to 35 - 280mm in 35mm format), the lens incorporates two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens elements to minimize chromatic aberration - the purple fringing sometimes seen in digital images - and give photographers clear, crisp image reproduction. In addition, the Optical Low-Pass Filter is optimized, addressing the false colors and moir‚ sometimes associated with high-resolution photography, and ensuring superior optical performance. The result is remarkably clear, natural images with unparalleled detail and contrast.
The Coolpix 8700 also features advanced digital controls, such as BSS (Best Shot Selector), AE-BSS (Auto Exposure-Best Shot Selector) mode, Noise Reduction mode, Saturation Control and White Balance Bracketing. These are often crucial to obtaining optimum image quality. To help ensure you don't miss the action, the Coolpix 8700 also has a five shot buffer mode. Versatility is further enhanced by handy, innovative features such as movie capability with audio and the time-lapse movie mode, which is ideal for observational recording.