20 Most Recent Nikon Coolpix 8700 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


You do not give enough data, so try this. Try to take a picture in other modes. If you are in a mode that locks the shutter due to inability to focus of too little light, that is probably what's happening.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Jun 02, 2016


Dirt sounds like the problem. Extend, then clean with a moist washcloth with alcohol. If you have a can of compressed air, blow it gently into the joints. Good luck.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on May 17, 2016


Have you checked the battery? Try to press the on/off using a pen head

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Jun 23, 2015


No idea how these folders get named, there may be a setting for it. Its OK as long as your photos are in it. You can rename the folder manually in Start/My Computer.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Apr 01, 2015


This is a Guess. If the battery is very old the voltage may be so low that only a few things work correct. See if you can charge it. Auto Focus uses a Motor (takes some power) Taking a photo takes quite a bit of power..

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Jan 02, 2015


Please try resetting the camera to factory defaults first, but it sounds as though it may be a mechanical problem with the flash linkage. You can also use the flash selection on the side of the lens housing and select "No Flash" to see if the camera will take pictures then. Since you have an attachment for an external flash, that might be an avenue to help you still use your camera. Getting it repaired would be expensive.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Dec 07, 2014


Mirror is in a Locked up position in the camera.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Sep 24, 2014


Just charge and use the battery a few times and see if it will work better after 2 or 3 times. If to, buy a new one. Then to make sure nothing is wrong with the camera, switch to the auto mode like you can read on page 15 of the manual. the camera should make pictures when there is some light and you press the shutter release button. The manual is still online with Nikon USA. 5df08467-0004-4f41-b157-1cabf1a5d06b.png

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Sep 24, 2014


It needs a service attention

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Sep 16, 2014


If the 8700 has RAW capability, go to the Shooting Menu and the Image Quality sub-menu. You can make the setting there.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Apr 23, 2014


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer. The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Mar 21, 2013


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa or Nikon Transfer.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Mar 19, 2013


Try NOT connecting your camera to your computer.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use iPhoto or any other photo cataloging program.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Oct 16, 2012


You can take a movie up to 3 minutes. In shooting menus 1 or 2, go to "Menu", then "Continuous". Scroll down the Continuous screen to get to page 2, then select "Movie". Select your mode and click on that and you should be all set.

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Jun 25, 2012


how do i preview the movie on the nikon coolpix 8700? and how canu able to takemoviefor long time,while to me its take about 30sec only?

Nikon Coolpix... • Answered on Apr 27, 2012

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