The Nikon Coolpix S8000 is part of the new line of S series digital cameras that will be released in March 2010 along with the Coolpix S6000, both of which are labeled as the thinnest in their respective classes. This model sports a 3", 921k-dot TFT LCD on the back with Clear Color Display and wide viewing angle as well as a NIKKOR ED wide-angle 10x zoom glass lens that covers a broad focal range from wide-angle 30mm to super-telephoto 300mm with a resolution of 14.2 megapixels. Along with the NIKKOR lens, it also shares features with the S6000 including USB port, internal 32MB SD card and both cameras can take up to 210 shots on one charge when using the included Li-ion battery.
An AC adapter is included which can be used to charge the battery and power the camera as well. HD video recording at 720p 30fps is also supported, and can be played back via the HDMI output. Some new features on these cameras include VR or vibration reduction for image stabilization, motion detection, advanced flash control and a new image processing engine which enables improved picture quality in images captured at ISO 1600 with automatic ISO sensitivity adjustment and high ISO 3200 capability at any image size up to the maximum of 4320 x 3240 pixels. Available in black, red, champagne silver and bronze.
- Effective pixels: 14.2 million
- Lens: 10x zoom NIKKOR; 5.4-54.0mm (equivalent with 35mm  format picture angle: 30-300mm); f/3.5-5.6; Digital zoom: up to 2x (35mm  format picture angle: 600mm)
- Focus range (from lens): Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (∞)
- Monitor: 3-in., approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
- Storage media: Internal memory, 32 MB SD memory card
- ISO sensitivity: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 100-1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 100-400, 100-800)
- Interface: Hi-Speed USB
- Power sources: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied), Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62F (optional), Battery Charger MH-65 (optional)
- Battery life: Approx. 210 shots with EN-EL12 battery
- Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 103.0 x 57.0 x 27.3 mm (4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.) excluding projections
- Weight: Approx. 183 g (6.5 oz.) with battery and SD memory card
- Supplied accessories: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR), USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Strap AN-CP19, Software Suite CD-ROM