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: 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.
Summary: I tried to like this camera. It takes nice photos. Images are in focus and have accurate color. It's light and small enough to fit nicely in my shirt pocket. It starts and focuses quickly. It has a fair macro feature. The price is very reasonable. But after using it for a week I returned it.
Nice size and display but disappointed with the image quality
Tom "Tom", Amazon
15 May 2007
Summary: I bought one from Costco and already returned it after one week. 50% of the pictures taken outdoor were blurred, maybe from handshake. The VR is probably not effective per Hiram's review. Otherwise, it is pretty nice and solid camera. The video quality is pretty good. Interface is good.
Summary: The Coolpix S200 is a solid entry in the compact digital field. It's sleek good looks and solid construction make it very appealing. However, it's the first Coolpix to use the VR designation that uses "digital" VR instead of the proven and preferable lens shift and CCD shift VR.
Summary: We bought this camera whilst on holiday to replace an elderly 2.1mp coolpix 775. To be honest, the choice in the shop was rubbish, and we bought the camera because it was the only high mp camera at a price we could afford. To get the negative points over, my gripes are...
Summary: First off the camera is small and fits nicely into my shirt pocket. This is one of primary reasons I bought this one over any other. I found Menus clear and simple and operation to be very easy. But....Although large and clear, I found the LCD display difficult to view in bright light conditions.