This camera is excellent! Even though it's point and shoot
13 January 2015
Summary: I bought this camera a long time ago (and forgot to rate it, sorry). This camera is excellent! Even though it's point and shoot, it definitely has competitive quality of a low-end Digital SLR. The first thing I really like is that it support many different modes (ie. portrait and night), which is unlike most other point and shoots.
Summary: Great camera. I have had this camera for almost three years. When it was working it took fantastic photos. Close up was very good. All the functions worked well except the video, it was less then effective. It would sometimes shut off when the video button was pushed and was lower quality than the picture quality of the camera. I didn't get the camera for video though. The camera has had its bumps and held up well until my 2 year old tossed it across the room.
... this camera 2 years ago and have been a happy camper ever since
8 September 2014
Summary: I purchased this camera 2 years ago and have been a happy camper ever since. It is small, yet very powerful. Takes amazing pictures in any light; battery last forever. My favorite thing about this camera is its zoom. 14X description does not do the justice, you gotta see it to believe it. I cannot tell you how many concerts I have been to with this baby and have taken pictures all the way from the lawn that looked like I was 10 feet away from the stage.
Summary: Defective camera and/or battery. Worked through one charge of battery and now either battery will not charge or camera will not power on (after charging battery for 6+ hours). Fat Owls customer service was of no help at all. Their suggestion was to follow up with Nikon for warranty service, which I am doing. And their Web site is an absolute joke. I would not buy from Fat Owls again, regardless of the price.
Summary: I have always had Nikon cameras. I have never had one that broke on me until this one. I had it for less than 2 years and the shutter broke. I couldn't turn my camera on all of a sudden. Very disappointed. The photos were great.
Summary: I really liked this camera when I first received it. However, within about 4 mos, I noticed some kind of powdery looking effect on the lower corner of the lcd screen when it is off. It didn't seem to affect the photos, and I was too busy to deal with warranty at that time. The powdery effect has spread a bit now, and I have no idea what it is. At first, I was impressed with being able to take a large number of photos on one charge.
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is actually a very nice camera. I actually did not see a lot of this type around. I haven’t seen a lot of 16 megapixel cameras with a 14 times zoom so I would say that this camera is pretty unique in its own ways.