8.0 Effective Megapixels: With its impressive 8 megapixels of clarity, the Coolpix 8400 can capture incredible detail to produce sharp, beautiful prints as large as 20 x 30".
Ultra-Wide Angle Zoom: 3.5x ultra-wide angle optical Zoom-Nikkor ED lens (35mm equivalent of 24-85mm) captures incredible, sharp, clear images. It's the widest angle on any lens in its class.
Scene Modes, Auto and Manual Setting: For the ultimate in creative control, choose between Automatic, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Full Manual Settings. Or choose one of 15 Scene Modes automatically adjust controls for great pictures instantly. With a choice of 15 Scene Modes, you can quickly select the most appropriate mode for the "scene" you are capturing. Macro: allows shooting as close as approximately 1.2 inches from your subject. Movie Mode: Capture live action with sound. Clips are saved as a QuickTime(TM) movie, which can easily be emailed to family and friends.
Metering: Choose your preferred light metering system. Select Nikon's exclusive 256-Segment Matrix metering, Center-Weighted, Spot or Autofocus Spot metering options. (Use Matrix metering for general shooting, center-weighted for a central subject, spot for emphasis on a particular area and AF spot to lock metering and focus on a particular area.) Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix(TM): corrects most typical instances of red-eye during the picture taking process. By the time youre ready for your next shot, the camera has already fixed and saved the image, without the red eyes.
Autofocus: Contrast-Detect TTL-AF; Choose between Center AF, Auto 5-area multi AF, and manual 9-area multi AF. AF Assist Illuminator makes sharp focus possible when the subject is not well lit.
Flash: A hot shoe lets you connect an additional Nikon Speedlight (flash) to the top of the camera. 6-mode built-in flash: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction (by pre-flash) , Anytime Flash, Flash Cancel, Slow Sync and Rear-Curtain Sync. Features One-Touch(R) Upload(TM) for easy image transfer from camera to computer. D-Lighting: Improve images shot with strong back lighting or in shadow. While in playback, select the D-Lighting function, apply it and save the corrected image. D-Lighting fixes underexposed and backlit images without harming the properly exposed areas of your image.