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Nikon-coolpix-s200.722726
4.9 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX S200

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon COOLPIX S200

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Overall 2
2.0

Not a great camera for low lighting

rudybwin, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I got this camera as a birthday present to replace my very bulky 4 year old Kodak camera before I left to study abroad. I didn't know much about the camera when I first, I think my parents only chose it because they thought the feature where you could doodle on your pictures would be fun for me, so I looked up reviews for it online and saw a lot of good reviews for it, and it had a nice sleek design, so I decided I would keep it and give it try.
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Overall 2
2.0

camera lens lasted less than 200 pictures; wasted my money

Jwinkel, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The  compact design and stylish color scheme  made this  an attractive  camera.  Beyond   these  selling features the camera had very little to offer.I took less than 200 pictures with it before the lens quit working. Ihave read several reviews that  were critical of the lens and my experience supports this point. Overall,  the camera was not worth bringing home.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible Photo Quality

Kimi, Amazon
4 September 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Grainy pics

Soupcan, Amazon
4 August 2010
  • 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. These camera's were purchased for my kids, and were an attempt to give Nikon another chance after being disappointed by a cheaper Coolpix model. No more chances for Nikon compact cameras.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lens Error, Lens Error, Lens Error

Melanie Thompson "pigsnfish", Amazon
22 March 2010
  • 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. When it was returned to us, we were able to use it for six weeks before we got another 'lens error' message. No longer under warranty, so can't afford to fix something when the fix isn't going to solve the problem.
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Overall 1
1.0

"worst camera ever!"

miau_girl, CNET
18 November 2009
  • Pros: slim, light design, beautiful looks.
  • Cons: everything else.
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Overall 2
2.0

I hate this camera

sogimom, Amazon
8 December 2008
  • Summary: I bought this camera a year ago after losing my Casio Exilim which was a great little camera for the size and price. I thought I would try a Nikon since my first "real"camera was a Nikon 35MM which took great pictures. I have been extremely disappointed in the quality of the pictures on this camera. Like other reviewers, I found them grainy, blurry and the colors are way off. I have played around with all the settings but I just can't get a decent indoor shot.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do NOT buy this camera-- LENS ERROR after a few months

J Dub "unhappy customer", Amazon
6 October 2008
  • Summary: I bought this camera last October and this August when I was taking pictures of my toddler, all of a sudden the camera started making noises and then 'lens error' appeared on the lcd screen and the camera would no longer work. I sent it in to Nikon for a warranty repair and they said that there was evidence of sand inside. What! I take EXTREMELY good care of my camera.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad photo quality

Nitin Gautam, Amazon
11 August 2008
  • Summary: The first thing I want from any camera is the "good photo quality". But this camera gives bad indoor photo quality, outdoor photos are okay; but you won't always go outside to take pictures. I am very disappointed with this camera and do not understand how other reviewers have given 5 star ratings. Could anyone tell me how to get better photo quality for indoor pictures from this camera?
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA- Lens Error

Anya_CO, Amazon
21 July 2008
  • Summary: I bought this camera December 31, 2007. I had received some money for Christmas and decided to buy a camera with it. I went shopping and after about 2 hours, I finally picked this camera. While traveling through California on a recent roadtrip, I got my camera out to take a landscape picture and I got a "Lens Error". I had this camera for less than 7 months and it broke on me. I have read other reviews and it appears this is a common problem for this make and model.
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