Mark Peters : March 9th 2005 - 11:10 CET
Nikon Coolpix 8800 DIWA Gold Award
Nikon Coolpix 8800 DIWA Gold Award : Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA), an international organisation of websites focusing on digital imaging, today announced that the Nikon Coolpix 8800 has won a DIWA Gold Award for its excellent performance. Last year, its predecessor - Coolpix 8700 - received a DIWA Silver Award; today the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is the proof of improvements and added features, and therefore a true DIWA Gold Award winner. The advanced Megazoom Nikon Coolpix 8800 has passed the rigorous DIWA tests with excellent results, with average scores well above the limit for overall excellence. The new Nikon Coolpix 8800 is the flagship in the Coolpix range of high-performance digital cameras. |
Nikon Coolpix 8800 - High quality|
8 Megapixel image resolution and a high quality 10x Zoom-Nikkor lens are supported by an outstanding Vibration Reduction system to compensate for camera shake. Several reviews, based on the comprehensive DIWA testing procedure, confirmed that the Nikon Coolpix 8800 is a considerable upgrade from its predecessor, the Coolpix 8700, enough to climb to the highest level of DIWA quality ranking.
Nikon Coolpix 8800 - Conclusion
The Nikon COOLPIX 8800 delivers the performance it is built for; effortless capturing high quality professional images, at high speed if necessary, thanks to its five image buffer memory. The new D-Lighting exposure system proved its excellence in practical use and the newly added JPEG EXTRA mode preserves the camera’s high image quality thanks to reduced compression rate. The overall averaged score concludes that the Nikon COOLPIX 8800 is a compact package filled with professional performance at an affordable price.
DIWA Awards - Fast growing independent, authoritative, industry organization
The Digital Imaging Websites Association (DIWA) is a fast growing group of independent Web-based specialist publications dedicated to digital imaging. DIWA harnesses the collective talent and expertise of its members, resulting in industry awards that command unparalleled confidence and value, both for consumers and the industry, alike. DIWA awards come in the form of bronze, silver and gold medals.
DIWA Awards - Unique bullet-proof test scoring procedure
DIWA product test awards are exclusively decided through the analysis of multiple test scores from different DIWA testers, testing different samples of the same product. A very detailed and comprehensive standardized scoring procedure is employed, tailored carefully for each product category. Multiple testing eliminates the chance of an isolated, unrepresentative product sample or test error, or even hidden bias, from affecting the trustworthiness of the overall result.
DIWA Awards - Awards throughout the year
DIWA is also unique in its policy in issuing awards for deserving products throughout the year, culminating in annual best of the year Platinum medal awards.
DIWA Awards - Members
- Czech Republic: www.fotoaparat.cz
- Denmark: www.digitalmagasinet.dk
- Germany: www.digitalkamera.de
- France: www.photographyblog.com
- Netherlands: www.letsgodigital.org
- Norway: www.digit.no
- Poland: www.fotopolis.pl
- Slovenia: www.e-fotografija.com
- Spain: www.nuevafotografia.com
- Turkey: www.diginorm.com.tr
- United States: www.steves-digicams.com
DIWA Awards - The DIWA multi-lingual web site
At the heart of the DIWA organisation is its multi-lingual Web site, www.diwa-awards.com, where you can find links to the latest reviews published by DIWA member publications. The site also archives DIWA awards and is designed to aid consumers in their choice of imaging products. For further information about DIWA please visit our Web site or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.