Nikon Coolpix S8200

Announced Aug 24, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 350 mm (14×)
Belgarchi
 
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I wanted a 'simple, light, unexpensive, jack-of-all-trades' camera for casual shooting, and not worrying too much about damages or theft. From the first shots, I was amazed by the results - consistent high quality. this Nikon has all it takes to take good photos in program mode. The results are sharp, well exposed, with good colors. I didn't find any weaknesses. A function I appreciate a lot and which is sometimes missing is the Auto ISO with the maximum chosen by the photographer. Would be ...

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AlfredENewman
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I was impressed with my son's pictures with his Nikon DSLR, but wanted to maintain small camera portability. This one is producing great pictures. For those with the pop-up flash problem, try turning it off. I turned it off and set the camera to "A800". This slides the asa, exposure and shutter speed around so that you don't need the flash much and it does not pop up and get in the way. It is still easy to turn it back on if you want it back. The anti-shake feature allows some pretty ...

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Malipix
 
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I recently bought the S8200 and wanted to share some first impressions. So far, I only took pictures on dim winter days and indoor, thus I cannot give a substantiated assessment of image quality. What I can tell from my images so far, the S8200 is not better or worse in image quality compared to the samples of HX9, SX230, or TZ-10 provided on dpreview. On the usability side, there are some annoyances that I want to share. The first thing is the missing orientation sensor. I don't understand ...

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Doug
 
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Surprised, pleasantly. Was hard to find any shop carrying it. A must have if you like Nikons. They are not fooling around by pushing the limits. I'm stocking up on Nikon, and maybe a little bias to name loyalty After 'prize' packing a number of others in this gene pool, the 8200 is a welcome addition. Video is also taken care of nicely. Optical vr is well done. Night shots zoom is once again raising a brow. The other post are on the same page. Problems: Not easy to get one in your hands ...

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As reported by some, I have not experienced any focusing problems. I previously owned a Nikon S9100 which did have the habit of "focus searching"... but not so with the 8200. I have found that the photo quality of both outside landscape and macro photos is exceptional...can not tell much, if any difference between the 8200 and my D7000 with the 28-300 lens. Indoors is a little different story. Although the quality is still very good, you need to really work on using the right settings. ...

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Wow - this is our 4th COOLPIX and it looks as though we'll never need a DSLR. Once we turned off the digital zoom feature, our S8200 focused smoothly and consistently. The 16MP images are rich in color and depth. The 14x optical zoom provides the wide angle shots we always had on previous COOLPIX's via a wide angle lense left on at all times (landscape & real estate pics) plus the zoom capacity greatly expands our previous reach. The HD videos are smooth and life-like as if we were in the ...

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I bought the Nikon S8200 as a pocket camera and backup for my Olympus E-500 DSLR. I did some side by side shot comparisons and was amazed at the image quality of the Nikon. Out- door shooting the Nikon blew the doors of the DSLR. Indoors it was a close second and only then when magnifying the image 200% were the pixals more noticeable in the Nikon images. I’ve heard of people having focus issues with Nikons, but so far haven’t seen that… shot recovery is very fast…. Problems: none so far

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Td1970
 
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I bought the s8200 as I read the s8100 reviews and needed the x14 zoom plus 1080p video. Problems: Two main problems, The camera can't focus i've never sen something rediculous as this. I try to zoom and out of 10 times about 2 times I managed to get a good focus even after minutes and pressing on "button". While zooming in iPhoto you can't see the skin...that's how bad it is. Obviously i choose the highest resolution. I can' believe nikon got something like that out. I returned the camera.

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