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Nikon Coolpix S200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and screen are on the whole positive. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The low light performance and image stabilizer get negative comments.

portability, image quality, design, screen, value for money

lens, shutter, viewfinder, stabilizer , low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S200


Nikon's 7.1-megapixel Coolpix S200 offers a good set of basic automatic snapshot photography controls in a well-designed and compact metal package. Though it doesn't excel in any particular area, the camera consistently captures good exposures and...

Slim and compact design. Simple, intuitive controls. Responsive operation.

Average photo quality. Mediocre lens. Advanced automatic features such as face detection and high-ISO mode are not terribly useful.

A decent, though unremarkable point-and-shoot model, the Nikon Coolpix S200 provides all the basics plus a handful of creative options in an ultracompact, sturdy metal body.

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Nikon Coolpix S200


This ultraslim, metal camera cuts one of the smallest profiles we've seen yet. At barely three quarters of an inch thick, the S200 is only a hair larger than the popular Motorola Razr phone . It weighs only 4.5 ounces, so you'll barely even feel it in...

Super-slim design; face-detecting autofocus a nice touch.

Disappointing lens; noisy, soft pictures.

The Nikon Coolpix S200 digital camera looks pretty and will fit almost anywhere, but it just doesn't take very good photos.

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Nikon Coolpix S200 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!


One of the tiniest Nikon Coolpix cameras to date, the 7.1 megapixel Nikon Coolpix S200 is a small but stylish point-and-shoot camera. Equipped with a telescoping 3x optical zoom lens, the Nikon S200 offers a moderate 35mm-equivalent focal range of...

Ultra-Compact and lightweight ; Stylish ; Easy to use ; Built-in Help system ; D-Lighting ; One-Touch Portrait Mode ; Best Shot Selector ; Generally Good performance ; Accurate Automatic Exposure ; Good White Balance Performance ; Good prefocus shutter...

Electronic rather than optical Vibration Reduction ; Only one image quality setting with low compression ; No display of Shutter Speed ; Low Resolution LCD (153,000 pixels) ; Strong longitudinal chromatic aberration delivers purple fringing across the...

The Nikon S200's core feature set is typical for a snapshot camera: Automatic Exposure, Scene modes, Exposure Compensation and the ability to change White Balance and ISO. But the little silver camera also offers some of Nikon's trademark options:...


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Nikon Coolpix S200 Review


Nikon seems to be a step behind Canon when it comes to digital cameras. For the past few years, Nikon has produced some good quality cameras, but it just seems that Canon always out performs Nikon. This remains true with one of Nikon's newest...

The Coolpix line of cameras by Nikon is famous for creating stylish, compact digital cameras with decent image quality. The S200 fits in well with this description thanks to its good-looking body, ease of use, and average image quality. It's obvious...

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Nikon Coolpix S200 Digital Camera Full Review


The Nikon Coolpix S200 is currently the smallest, lightest, and thinnest digital camera in Nikon's product catalog.

Ultra-compact ; Quick and responsive ; 2.5" LCD screen ; Excellent image quality

No manual exposure options ; Battery/memory card bay cover seems a bit flimsy

I recently spent a month using Canon's new SD1000 Digital Elph and while the tiny S200 doesn't match the SD1000 in creative flexibility or manual exposure options - it is only half as thick - and it does (in my opinion) compete on equal terms with the...

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Nikon Coolpix S200 Review


The main 3 innovations of this Nikon digital camera are: Face-priority AF can detect a human face to provide sharp focus automatically, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix detects, then corrects for the red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash and D-Lighting...

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"worst camera ever!"


mine broke too :( and i had nothing to do with it!! it just stopped working and started showing that very same lens error. i can't believe's still not cheap at all when looking for its price. DO NOT BUY IT.

slim, light design, beautiful looks.

everything else.

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worst camera ever!


mine broke too :( and i had nothing to do with it!! it just stopped working and started showing that very same lens error. i can't believe's still not cheap at all when looking for its price. DO NOT BUY IT.

slim, light design, beautiful looks

everything else

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Nikon Coolpix S200


The camera takes lovely shots outside on a sunny day, but images are surprisingly grainy in even modest light. Disappointing.

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Nikon Coolpix S200


easy point and shoot

not so good under bad light conditions

Product Specifications

The COOLPIX S200 is a highly sophisticated camera that packs a range of advanced features into a stunningly sleek body. Its ultra-slim design fits comfortably in the hand, and its Electronic Vibration Reduction system and light sensitivity range of up to ISO 1000 work alongside its powerful new image-processing engine to enable high-quality carefree shooting. For those moments when you want to shoot in low-light or for those times when the action is fast, you can simply activate one of the camera's advanced image modes: High-Sensitivity mode will automatically select the optimal light setting for you. Anti-Shake mode simultaneously activates e-VR, sets the High-Sensitivity mode, and employs Best Shot Selector to select the sharpest image from up to 10 sequential shots.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL10

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Copy / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.1-5.9
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1000 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (50-800)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cyanotype / Neutral / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None