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Nikon Coolpix S220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1110 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and design. The portability and usability also get good comments, whereas there are mixed views on the memory and lens. Many are critical about the glare and viewfinder.

value for money, usability, portability, design, color

focus, shutter, reliability, viewfinder, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Nikon CoolPix S220 (aqua green)


Just like there are people who only want a Flip-style camcorder for viewing and sharing video on the Web, there are people who only want a small pocket camera for posting pictures to their favorite social-networking or photo-sharing Web site. The Nikon...

Great design; very compact; well priced; very good features for its class.

Mediocre photo quality; slow performance.

The Nikon Coolpix S220 is an adequate, inexpensive choice for social-network-loving photographers.

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Nikon Coolpix S220


The $150 Nikon Coolpix S220 is a decent, basic point-and-shoot, but you can find a few better options among cameras in the $200 price range.

Slim, stylish design ; Ability to zoom in video mode

Mediocre image quality ; No wide-angle lens

The slim Coolpix S220 looks great and has some unique features, but we've seen more enticing options in the price range.

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Nikon Coolpix S220


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Nikon Coolpix S220


The Nikon Coolpix S220 is the baby of the S series cameras released today (in terms of features) and comes with a 10 megapixel image sensor 3x optical zoom lens, 16 scene modes, vibration reduction, blink and smile detection, motion detection, ISO of...

Slim, compact and stylish, this duo is perhaps the most elegant of the new S-Series. The S230 features a combination of an advanced 3.0 inch touch-screen with basic buttons, so taking photographs is great fun and very easy.

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"NOT Worth the Money"


This camera is only good for carrying in your pocket and taking snapshots for facebook, and if that's all you want from your camera, you can find one that does all that and does it better for a cheaper price than this one. This Nikon is just NOT worth...

Small, compact design.

Everything else. Atrocious picture quality, color inaccuracy, bad white balance, grainy pictures, slow.

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Definitely not the worst camera but i gave it such a low rating because i was not pleased and it didn't do everything it claimed. I got some good pictures out of the camera, i'm not gonna lie but that was 1 out of 50 percent! It says it was shock proof...

Slim, cute, came in my favorite color, aqua!

Poor picture quality, took FOREVER to load and wouldn't focus.

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"absolutely terrible"


Since this camera is from Nikon, I expected much more than what I got. I bought this camera whithout doing any research, and now I wish that I had. I have had the camera close to a year, but from the start this camera was not performing as expected....


terrible pictures

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absolutely terrible


Since this camera is from Nikon, I expected much more than what I got. I bought this camera whithout doing any research, and now I wish that I had. I have had the camera close to a year, but from the start this camera was not performing as expected....

stylish ; nice color ; sleek

terrible pictures ; blurry/ red eye ; the flash does not function properly

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Good first camera for children


I've had this camera for a few years and have never been happy with the image quality. I am finally upgrading and will give it to my children to use.

Small and very easy to use

Poor image quality, makes clicking sounds when using Video and Sports Modes

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Good, Compact, Cool


Good camera, not expert, good buy...

Works well, Outstanding tolerance to hitting the ground

Not best quality

Product Specifications

Slim compact stylish the Coolpix S220 wants to be carried everywhere. Its ultra slim body just 18mm thin easily slips into any one's life style. Advanced easy to use features such as scene auto selector, that automatically selects one of six scene modes, and 4-way VR image stabilization combined with 10-megapixel resolution and 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens put's the Coolpix S220 in a category all it's own.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

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


Color:Aqua green/Cobalt blue/Graphite black/Magenta/Plum/Smooth magenta/Warm silver
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 1/2.33"/1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):2000
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 2000 / ISO auto (80-800) / ISO auto (80-1600)/ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 2000 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (80-1600) / ISO auto (80-800)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None