My first post here. I am a 2 year owner of the Nikon CP5000 and have been quite pleased with it having shot over 20,000 photos with it so far. I shoot mainly classic cars and nature shots. The 5000 is excellent for classic car photos and non action shots. It is not so good for action shots and long distance shots (only 28 - 85 equiv.) I just took the plunge and purchased an 8700 for a surprising $638 with tax and shipping. I should receive the.
In the meantime enjoy my 5000 photos at: http://www.kensclassics.com Ken Leonard.
Belmont Shore, SoCal..
I'm thinking of buying a 8700 nikon and would like to know where you bought yours from? could you give some feedback on the picture quality of the 8700 nikon?..
Does the 8700 support WA function CP chips from Lexmar?..
I bought the 8700 at A&M. They still show the camera at $609 (plus shipping). The gotcha apparently is that the camera is "grey market" meaning you basically get no guarantee on it. The salesman quoted me a price of $850 for the "US version". I opted to take a chance and take the cheaper price without guarantee. I have always had good luck with Nikon digicams and have never had to send them in.
Here is a direct link to the price: http://www.amphotoworld.com/product.asp?id=nkcp8700 Also even though A&M said in the ad that the cameras were in stock they now tell me mine is backordered. Sigh! Ken Leonard..
Although I am not 100% sure and I have not received my 8700 yet I see no reason the Lexmar would not work on the 8700. Ken Leonard..
Gray Market cameras without warranty.
Warranties can be purchased on eBay for any length of time for various prices. Shop around. I found the same warranty for 3 years from the same company varied from different vendors by as much as $200. The one I got cost $139...
Cancel your order and run for your life. A&M Photo World has a miserable 0.43 rating on a 10 point scale!!!.
Http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1988.html and "likelihood of future purchases" is rated at only 0.22. I've never seen ratings that low before for a company with so many customer reports on resellerratings.com..
I'd ask lots of questions about a warranty on a gray market Nikon digicam. Nikon does not train or give info to anyone else to service their digicams so a non-Nikon warranty is only any good if it's for replacement value rather than service and repair or if it will cover service and repair costs charged by Nikon's Service Center. I just had to get my D100 repaired and the local, long-established Nikon-authorized repair shop said they are only given training by Nikon on film cameras and any digicam or digital SLR repairs are handled by Nikon's own service centers. My D100 was at Nikon's Torrance, California, service center for three weeks...
The recommended memory card for the 8700 is a 512mb, does anyone know is a 1-gb would be a problem?..
I just ordered the 8700. Price was under $800USA warranty. Got it at BuyDig.com. I've had previous experience with this vendor and they're very quick, no tax, no shippingordered it late Friday night; will probably have it in my hot little hands by Wednesday (though I live in NY). To my way of thinking, $600 is way too much to spend when you have no recourse. They could send you something that failed testing or something and you have no warrantythat deal could be very costly in the long run. Call me chicken, LOL!..
I cancelled my order with A&M as to add insult to injury they backordered my order even though their website says the 8700 is in stock. I went with Digital Foto Club who has a very high customer satisfaction ration. Paid in the high $700's but expect fairly prompt shipping although I ordered ground and I live in SoCal. Will be poosting a lot more once I get my 8700. Ken http://www.kensclassics.com (CP5000 photography)..
Planning to purchase Nikon Coolpix 8700. Thanx for the A & M poor rating. Any Beta on expresscameras.com? Also, for our new owners, is the autofocus still a bit slow? This was my complaint playing with the Nikon 5700. Thx...
My question is this: it seems that noise is a significant issue with the 8 MP cameras. Is it worth going to an 8 MP if noise is an issue? Would it be better to stay with a good 5 MP, compromising pixels, but improving on noise ratio? Any help in understanding this would be appreciated.
I second the speed of the autofocus? That was one of the major drawbacks to the 5700. How is the 8700?.
I've had my 8700 for about a month now. I upgraded from the 4500. The autofocus is as fast as the 4500, but the 4500 functioned better for macro photography with the Nikon ringlight. I've ordered a ring light for the 8700, but Nikon doesn't make one. I was a bit disappointed that you have to buy lens hood in order to be able to use a protective filter, but it was worth the cost to protect my investment. I use a 1 GB card in the 8700 with no problem.
I really haven't had a lot of trouble with noise. I've actually been shooting plants under UV lighting with a long exposure time and as long as you turn the noise reduction function on it isn't a problem. I also enojoy the BSS function when I'm shooting out in the field where a tripod isn't easy to work with...