Summary: Sturdy compact camera ideal for travelling
Pros: Good range of shooting modes, Good battery life, Impressive zoom, Solid build quality, Charging in-camera, You're unlikely to miss many shots, since the shot-to-shot time on the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is good, enabling you to capture a range of images easily and effortlessly. The video footage is some of the best quality we've seen for a camera in this range. We also liked the quick editing option from the playback menu, giving you the choice of applying the digital filt...
Cons: Record button easy to hit by accident, Struggled with metering in bright light, Lacks manual controls, The record button seems unfortunately placed, and it was hit by accident several times without realising, draining the battery considerably. There are no individual settings to control shot information (such as shots remaining, exposure and so on), so you either have it on while shooting as well as during playback or not on at all. It would be nice to see a setting t...
Excerpt: If you've never unpacked a Nikon digital compact camera, it can be a little disconcerting. You see, the first thing you find is what looks like the instruction manual which is a thick book full of text. However, look closer and you'll see that it's a quick start guide and is in several languages. The full manual is on the enclosed CD which will be underneath the guide. Also on the CD is ViewNX 2, a basic editing software suite which is powered by ArcSoft.
Excerpt: The S5200 is a point-and-shoot camera with Wi-Fi and a 6x zoom lens. That's a little shorter than the 10x zooms in rivals such as the Canon Ixus 255 HS , Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9 and Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX200 - all of which we've reviewed over the last couple of months. However, Nikon's camera is also a little cheaper. There's no sign of cost-cutting in its slim, stylish metal body or its 3in LCD screen.
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a Wi-Fi enabled digital camera and has a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and 6x optical zoom. It also records full 1080p HD videos with stereo sound. It is available in silver, black, red, blue and plum for £180.
Pros: Built-in Wi-Fi, Records at up to 10 fps, Easy Panorama 360°/180°, Available in a range of colours
Cons: Short battery life, No optical image stabilisation, Images are noisy from ISO 800 upwards