The COOLPIX 8700 and its newly developed CCD offer 8.0 effective megapixels for an astounding high resolution of 3,264 x 2,448 pixels. Quality like this makes images of exceptionally high definition possible even when cropped. Nikon's exclusive ED glass offers incredible color, contrast and sharpness. The COOLPIX 8700's exclusive image processing technology takes true-to-life images a step closer to reality. A 256-segment Matrix Metering system enables optimal exposures in even the most challenging lighting environments, while Matrix Auto White Balance neutralizes color deviations created by ambient light sources. Both advanced features allow the COOLPIX 8700 to preserve a faithful reproduction of color, detail and gradation.