Summary: I've used the Nikon brand for years. My first Nikon was a SLR and I believe this was my 3rd digital Nikon. My first 2 Nikon digital cameras provided me with stellar service and provided me with pretty good digital pics in the dinosaur age (2MP and AA batteries!) Both died when they were dropped.
Summary: I HAVE THIS MODEL S200 WHICH I PURCHASED 2 YEARS AGO IT DEVELOPED FINE DUST INSIDE THE LENS. I TRIED TO GET IT REPAIRED AND THE REPAIR SHOP SAID IT IS A SEALED UNIT AND THEY CAN'T REPAIR IT. I THINK THIS EXPENSIVE CAMERA SHOULD BE REPLACED BY THE MANUFACTURER.
Summary: I can't stand this camera. We are looking to get a new one since our first baby is on the way and I don't want a bunch of blurry, grainy, washed out, horrible color quality photos of him, especially since I'll be using the flash a lot and taking lots of indoor photos of him.
Summary: I have two of these cameras. One takes decent pictures, but not great. The other only takes decent photos on a bright sunny day, otherwise the photos are very grainy. All of the settings are the same on both cameras.
Summary: I've had this camera for over two years now and it's been to all of the family functions and vacations. The picture quality is excellent and has a quick start up feature so I can take a picture just seconds after pushing the power button.
Summary: I bought the S200 several years ago for a trip and its had some use since. Several days ago I turned it on and it whirred and the lens came out and moved in & out and then the lens went back and the "lens error" appeared.
Summary: After 40 pictures, we got a 'lens error' message when using this camera. However, the 40 pictures we took were really good ones. We were still under the 30 day warranty and Nikon had no problems fixing the camera.
Summary: I used this same model for work. I am not a professional photographer but take pictures of job sites to better communicate with my technicians. It's simple enough to use and understand. I bought this model to replace the one I broke at work.