Battery Performance

Our general method for battery testing is to reset the camera to its default settings and change the recording mode to the highest quality option (RAW). Then, we take 5 pictures without the flash and 2 pictures with the flash until the battery is dead. For more information on our battery test, please refer to our Testing Procedures page. For this test, we used the supplied EN-EL7 Li-ion rechargeable battery. The battery was fully drained before charging for the test.

 Number of shots taken in one battery charge

The Coolpix 8400 was able to take 347 RAW 8MP frames on a single charge. Although the 8400 did not perform as well as we expected, the battery should certainly last through a day of moderate shooting. Unfortunately, with proprietary batteries such as the EN-EL7, it will cost around $40 to purchase a spare battery to avoid downtime during intense shooting sessions.

Playback Features The Timing Tests


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  • pigdog - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - link

    The return of the hairy hand! Reply
  • ShinGouki - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - link

    Oops I've noticed its Mr Caston that is the author of the review sorry for the mistaken identity. Reply
  • ShinGouki - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - link

    That you playing the guitar in those clips Anand?

    Don't suppose there's any hope you feel like starting a section on consumer to semi pro level audio recording hardware / software eg M-audio Audiophile or Terratecs DMX fire type cards not that Creative rubbish. Be nice to have anandtech quality reviews on that type of product and who knows might even cause them to release less buggy drivers if they are under more scrutiny.

    *sorry for being totally off topic :), in other news its nice to see you continue with the camera reviews*

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