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. The specs are actually quite simple with modes for portraits, landscape scenery, and so on. This camera has a 3 inch screen, but the really surprising part is the HDMI output.
Summary: Purchased 2 cameras for youth to use in a photography class. Took good pictures for a point and shoot, battery life is adequate. Flash is a little harsh but similar to point and shoots. Takes great picks when flash not needed.
"Worked well in its 22 months of life-but not perfect."
14 October 2013
Pros: Easy to use and light and when working right, clear pictures. Fast on and easy picture transfer
Cons: Several problems. A lens problem which resulted on a large spot like a thumbprint. Auto focus became inconsistent. USB connector unique size hard to find. When I had to send in for warranty repairs, was slow. And first time I dropped it, it died
Summary: *PLEASE READ BEFORE BUYING THIS CAMERA* Let me start this off by saying, this camera took great pictures and has AMAZING zoom/picture quality. It's easy to use and has a lot of cool features, and great quality HD video too. That being said, the low star review is due to the camera just stopped working suddenly and would not come back on. I work in IT for a living, so I troubleshoot technology on a daily basis.
Summary: I love this camera. It's a bit bulky but it is worth it because the photos and videos are GREAT quality. I have dropped it and it's pretty sturdy. I've owned it for a long time and it is still just as great as when I first used it.
Summary: My last Nikon COOLPIXx3100 was great but had to be replaced due to a fall. I bought the S8200 and absolutely love it. The pictures have great definition and it's so easy to use. It's a winner in my book!
Summary: I got this to replace my last gen model of this same camera because it got ruined by water. So far I've had this for about a year and it is still working like new! pictures are extremely clear with this camera and the zoom is amazing! You can honestly zoom in on the smallest of things! Recommended!
Summary: Everything simple to use and very good quality pictures. If only...the flash is in a awkward position, where you would put you left index finger, and when it pops out, doesn't return until you turn the camera off...
Summary: This camera seemed like a good purchase until the lens cover stopped opening/closing and the camera was inoperable. I got it fixed - covered by warranty as it was only 6 months old. It worked for about 2 outings and then the same thing happened. The other disappointment is that the pop-up flash is right where you hold the camera so often times the photo needs to be retaken while holding the camera in an awkward manner. Im sure there are better options.