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.
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.
Summary: Not happy with this purchase, We have gotten these many times from Best Buy and have had really good luck. These are used for investigations outside in our business. These three seem like refurbished ones. Not new. One has lense issues and the other doesn't hold a charge.
Summary: I wish I could give a lower rating. This camera worked fine for a few months, but the camera broke out of nowhere! I've charged the camera up and it will not turn on. I am not the only one with this issue, and unfortunately I failed to notice. Boo to this camera.
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.
Summary: I recently purchased this camera to have a compact camera with an aceptable images, I had read thru some comments here in amazon.com that some problems with the lens and zoom have been detected with this model, but having a look to the samples pictures I decided to go and purchase.
Overheated in Video mode, froze scrolling through images
28 November 2012
Summary: I returned Nikon Coolpix S8200 camera mainly because when in play mode it would lock-up when scrolling through (still) pictures that I had taken. The only way I could correct was to remove and re-install the battery. It also overheated during video recording and stopped recording.
Summary: I was pleased with the camera initially and thought it produced reliable, sharp pictures. However after about 4 months of use (a 3-4 school functions, and 1 Europe trip), the camera stopped being able to take pictures. I sent it back to Nikon, who did not honor their 1 year warranty.
Summary: When we originally received this camera was impressed but now after several months not at all. The battery dies all the time even having just charged it. Will take one or two pictures and then won't. Shuts it self off when trying to view pictures.