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Nikon Coolpix S8200 Digital Camera

$499.00
Compact Camera 16.1MP 14x CMOS Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Three industry awards
Excellent video quality
Compact size, decent zoom range
132 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The authors at websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both strongly endorse this Nikon camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The writer at one other expert review site concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. This camera received a "Recommended" award from Dgl.ru.

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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 79 out of 100 based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Coolpix S8200 owners rated this camera as brilliant. 75 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. If all the medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are ranked by average user review score then this camera is in the top 12%.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 93 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix S8200 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the Coolpix S8200.


Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S8200 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The digital zooms of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon L820 (4x), or the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS ($235.97) (4x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S8200 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Samsung Camera ($45.99) (21x) which also has a higher rating.

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Support

Not Many Settings (no Manual Mode

Ten owners who bought the Nikon Coolpix S8200 concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Pocket Lint wrote in their review of this digital camera “No manual modes, some focus issues at telephoto focal lengths”. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “Not many settings (no manual mode” . Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “The Coolpix S8200 is a successful compact with a rangey zoom, though the lack of manual controls and Raw shooting make it a proposition for the more point-and-shoot minded shooter”.


Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S8200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix S8200 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon Coolpix S8200 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix S8200 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon A3300 IS, and the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon Coolpix S8200 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Coolpix S8200 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirty-one customers agreed that this digital camera was easy to use. Digital Versus said “Easy to use” yet they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Tim Kidner wrote five years ago “I used it with against-the-light landscapes through tress and it made enough of a difference to use it and the fact that Nikon place such a prominence” and scored it 78.860229809978 out of 100. Rtrois mentioned on Amazon “I bought this camera as an additional compact to use for general family stuff”.

Six people said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8200 was easy to use the menus. Mr a Trapnell mentioned “Also its very simple to use and the settings are quick to get used to”. Tim Kidner mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “All the way up through its 14x zoom, at all settings it shows good sharpness” and gave the product a score of 7 stars. Lois Yorke wrote in her review of this digital camera “You can, of course, choose from an extensive menu yourself, ranging from landscape to portrait, night settings” and rated the product 8 stars.

Three people who purchased it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mrs. Rachel Lowe said on Amazon “It is comfortable to hold, feels substantial” in her Nikon Coolpix S8200 review. Five years ago A. Hewitt said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It's a far more secure way to hold the camera anyway”. Also five years ago Anna Williams wrote “If feels good to hold”.

Two customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to handle. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “Offers a substantial set of features with excellent handling and image quality to match” in their review of this digital camera. S. S. Yuen gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The handling is pleasant and assured, with a DSLR feel”.

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Excellent Video Quality

Fourty-four owners thought this digital camera was good quality. Digital-Photography-School.com said “Excellent video quality” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8200. Digital Versus said five years ago “Lens quality is consistent corners of the frame are nearly as sharp as the middle” . Digital Versus also wrote “Picture quality up to 400 or even 800 ISO” in their review.

Robust

Ten owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was well made. Five years ago Only Me said “The camera has a really nice, solid feel to it & the screen is really bright” in their review of this digital camera. Mrs Cannon said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “This camera has a bit of weight to it which makes me feel confident in its build quality and has produced some of the best pictures I have ever taken”. Tim Kidner rated this digital camera 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon “The built in anti camera shake feature kicks in on long lengths”.

Stylish Looks

Seven owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Digital-Photography-School.com said “Stylish looks”. Expert review site Pcworld.co.nz wrote “The CoolPix S8200 sports a square design that’s functional rather than pretty and ergonomic” in their Nikon Coolpix S8200 review. Nuwan said on Amazon “Good, Posh looking camera”.

Two customers wrote that the product was neat. Crookedmouth mentioned on Amazon “In the box==========The camera comes neatly packaged in a commendably busy little box with a number of accessories”. D. J. Sienkiewicz said on Amazon five years ago “All in a very compact and neat package”.

One customer thought it was smooth. Tim Kidner wrote in his review of this digital camera five years ago “The video is simple to use, you can also zoom slowly whilst video recording, which helps for smooth recordings, not fast enough for a child charging around”.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8". The Coolpix S8200 has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Canon A3300 IS, or the Nikon Coolpix D7000 which has better reviews.

If this medium megapixel camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,489) (3.2") both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Nine customers who bought it said that it had a good battery life. Lois Yorke gave it a rating of 7 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Battery life is good”. Tiff Toff mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Battery life is decent, although the bar displaying remaining battery life jumps suddenly from full to half battery which is slightly misleading”. S. Hawthorne said on Amazon “Easy to set up, battery was fully charged I put it in” in their review of this digital camera.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had email functionality. D. J. Bridge said in their Nikon Coolpix S8200 review “The company even followed up delivery by asking me via email was I happy with the product”.


1080p HD Movie

Seventeen owners who purchased the product concluded that it was good for video recording. Pocket Lint mentioned “1080p HD movie”. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com said “Good movie and stills quality, effects modes”. Nika gave the product a score of 6 stars and wrote on Amazon “The HD movies are great, my friends are amazed by quality of short snaps on holidays”.

Good Exposure Control

Two people who reviewed it said that it had good exposure controls. Expert review site Digital-Photography-School.com wrote “Program AE is insufficient exposure control for your needs”. Tim Kidner wrote in his Nikon Coolpix S8200 review on Amazon “For those wanting more exposure control, there's a really useful”.

Good Images At Low Sensitivities

Seventy-two people who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S8200 concluded that it was able to produce good images. Digital-Photography-School.com said “Good images at low sensitivities” but they scored this digital camera 14 out of 100. Cnet.com.au wrote “Will deliver photos that are worthy of the family album — most times”. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert review site CNET.co.uk “Its photos are first-class and, although we were slightly disappointed by its video performance, we'd strongly recommend it nevertheless”.

Five people considered that it had a good picture resolution. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “The CMOS sensor captures an effective 16.1 million pixels; the Nikkor lens has a 14x range, equating to 25-350mm in a 35 SLR lens; it’s very compact”. Jumeirahjane gave the product a score of 8 stars and wrote “The screen resolution is superior to any others I've seen”.

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it was good in low light. Lemzo1 mentioned “The level of detail and its capability in low light simply amazed me”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Rtrois wrote “Very capable and offers plenty of clarity for spoken words” in their review of this digital camera. A. Williams gave it a score of 6 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Even photos taken zoomed through grubby glass were awesome - it focused past the muck really well! The clarity and colour are amazing”.

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Good Quality Lens

Twenty-nine people considered that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote six years ago “The S8200 is Nikon's latest entry into the medium zoom or ‘travel zoom' compact sector” in their review of this digital camera. Hardwarezone.com.sg wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8200 also six years ago “With a versatile 14x optical zoom lens (equivalent focal length of 325-350mm” . Four years ago Nick mentioned on Amazon “Great zoom range too”.

Six people concluded that it had a good lens. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “Nikon's Coolpix S8200 strikes the perfect balance, thanks to its high resolution, powerful lens and great results”. Tim Kidner he wrote on Amazon “I have only taken well exposed, sharp photos - it refuses to let me down!The lens is a real cracker -”. Tim Kidner also mentioned “An impressive lens and a number of extra modes (inc good close-up) for the more adventurous photographer, all for a reasonable price make this an inspired choice” in his review.

Four people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus. Five years ago Looby Loo gave it a rating of 7 stars and said “It starts up quickly, focusses well (there are several autofocus options), has vibration reduction, motion detection” in their review of this digital camera. Rtrois wrote “The 1080p video is also great, nice and fluid in daylight, focusing catches up quickly too when zooming or subject is moving” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8200. Eric S '62' rated the product 8 stars and he said “I found the Nikon had a better start up time and was very quick to focus, giving bright natural colours” in his Nikon Coolpix S8200 review.

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Bright and High-Resolution LCD Screen

Thirteen owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good screen. Digital-Photography-School.com mentioned “Bright and high-resolution LCD screen” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The S8200 also offers a high-resolution 3-inch screen, 1080p Full HD movies, 6fps continuous shooting” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Looby Loo said “The screen is excellent” and gave the Nikon Coolpix S8200 a score of 8 stars.

Two people who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Margaret Joy said “Overall I am very pleased with the camera and appreciate that with a view finder it would be a little larger” . Wilfred Swain wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The thing I dont like is it does not have an optical view finder”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S8200 considered that it was quiet.

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was noisy. Four years ago J. Watson gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The camera feels quite solid for a compact the picture quality is very good although does get a little noisy after iso 400”.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S8200 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Thirteen owners considered that the product had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on Expert Reviews “Some impressive features”. Five years ago Peetee rated it 6 stars and mentioned “The Nikon does look good and has great features”. Mrs. Rachel Lowe wrote “I particularly wanted a compact camera with good macro facilities and I am delighted to say that the Nikon Coolpix S8200 meets all my present requirements” in her review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size, Decent Zoom Range

Fifty-one owners thought the product was compact. Six years ago Pocket Lint wrote “Compact size, decent zoom range” in their Nikon Coolpix S8200 review. Digital Versus mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S8200 review “Responsive, especially for a superzoom compact” . Expert website Cnet.com.au mentioned “Not quite ready for the bulk of a camera? Sounds like you're looking for a zoomy compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Five people said in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Five years ago V. G. Bianchi mentioned on Amazon “The only thing is that is a bit heavy”. Also five years ago Crookedmouth wrote “Heavy enough to retain a nice heft”. A.bell scored this digital camera 6 stars and wrote on Amazon “The rechargeable battery lasted a week and a half on fairly heavy usage”.

One person who bought it mentioned that it was easy to carry around. Londonmum mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8200 on Amazon “We would recommend this for a family camera - it's compact, easy to carry and just does the job”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was a good size. Rtrois said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon five years ago “The feel of the camera is solid, nice rubbery texture on the face, nice quiet lense operation and a good size in the hand”.

One person who bought it reckoned that it was lightweight. David wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix S8200 “I wanted to compliment this with a high quality lightweight camera and this is it” .

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S8200 has a pretty average weight (213 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the F660EXR (217g), or the FinePix F770EXR (213g) both from Fujifilm.

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Picture Quality

1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208924516, 00018208924547, 00018208924585, 00018208924622, 00018208944040, 00018208944064, 00018208944699, 03610170846635, 08033737554982

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