Summary: This camera was advertised as being in "like new" condition. In reality, it appears that this camera has had a very rough life. There are dings and scratches everywhere. However, it does work, and it came with a battery and a charger. It was probably worth the price.
Summary: While I didn't buy this product off Amazon I just wanted give my thoughts about the S220. I got this Camera for my birthday a few years ago and while I was great at first I felt like the quality of my pictures was decreasing after the first 9 months. I am a light user and don't do alot of picture taking compared to some. I found the first pictures I took look great but as time went on more noise was starting to show.
Excerpt: I traded this camera with a random person on craigslist, not many options were available to me. But I don't consider my trade to be much of a loss. It's quite a lovely small camera, fits in my pocket and the photos look okay as long as your ISO level doesn't go above 400 and you don't look at the images at full size. Certainly was better than my old Konica Minolta Dimage Z5 DSLR.
An okay camera to have but NIKON S220 is not the best
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix s220 isnt the best camera ever. I have the 8gb one and i dont feel as if it the pictures are really clear. Its actually kind of annoying because the flash sometimes makes it too bright and with no flash the pictures kind of look a little fuzzy. its very annoying when you need crisp clear pictures. Its kind of easy to use only when taking a picture. Its annoying when it comes to changing from pictures to videos.
Excerpt: It is a great camera to start with, the megapixels are great and what not.. but i dropped it once and it was in a case..and now it does not close properly. so its a taped up camera. and the warrenty only covers the technical damage not physical.. so i cant do anything aobut it! it is a good camera for its price. i bought it for a hundred dollars at officemax. i used my maxperks rewards so it was a good deal i thought.
Summary: I am brand new to photography, so I wanted an inexpensive, simple, point and shoot camera that gives good quality pictures. I thought I'd found it with the Nikon Coolpix -- my daughter took our first one to Australia and loved it, so I bought one for myself. I am very happy with the picture quality. I found the controls less than intuitive, though, and I don't know how to do all that I want to do with the camera or all that it's capable of doing.
Summary: I am taking into account that this is just a "point and shoot" camera but even so I expect that the majority of my pictures will not come out grainy! In comparison with some of my other friends cameras such as the "Canon Powershot" the Nikon 220 just does not measure up. I have tried to adjust the camera settings, but nothing seems to work in reducing the amount of noise in the pictures. It is especially prevalent in indoor settings or ones with low lighting.
Excerpt: Owned this camera for a couple of months but have sold it. It promised to be great and disappointed in use. The images were particularly soft and blurry around the edges with a large amount of fringing and chromatic aberations present. I won't buy another like this despite liking the compact design. Problems: A bit small for big hands.
Summary: The out-of-box image quality is either blurry or grainy. I tried couple of things and went on-line for a solution. I got that setting the ISO level to 80 helps a lot. The pictures are coming fine when you set the ISO to 80. For this Press the Menu button when you are in picture shooting mode, navigate to the ISO sensitivity and set it to ISO 80. The video quality is excellent in this camera, almost like a camcorder video.