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Nikon Coolpix S8200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 701 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and responsiveness. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the manual image adjustments and energy efficiency, while there are some mixed comments about the memory.

usability, portability, image quality, responsiveness, value for money

flash, focus, features, energy, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S8200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S8200 (Silver)


The Nikon Coolpix S8200 seems to be just a shrunken-down version of the 18x Coolpix S9100 , with most if not all of the same shooting features. Instead of an 18x zoom, it packs a 14x f3.3-5.9 25-350mm lens in a camera body 1.3 inches thick. It also has...

The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is easy to use, has an excellent feature set for its price, and has a lot of fun shooting options to experiment with.

The S8200's autofocus can be slow at times, its flash is poorly placed, and its photo quality isn't for everybody.

The Nikon Coolpix S8200 might not be as easy to recommend as its predecessor, the S8100, but it's still a very good compact megazoom for the money.

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Nikon Coolpix S8200First Impressions Review


Nikon's Coolpix S8200 is a new model that resides very near the top of the company's compact lineup. It's an improvement on the popular S8100, upping resolution to 16.1 megapixels (from 12.1) and optical zoom to 14x (from 10x). This is another CMOS...

There’s a fine line between “point-and-shoot” and “high-end ultracompact.” Nikon, with the Coolpix S8200, is doing their best to raise the ceiling for point-and-shoot cameras, without actually venturing into true high-end territory. What design and...

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Nikon Coolpix S8200 Hands On Preview


The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is one of six brand new Coolpix series cameras debuting in September. As luck would have it, Steve's had a chance to play around with pre-release versions of all six cameras. The S8200 features a 16.1 MP CMOS backside...


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Nikon COOLPIX S8200


With a fast 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 14x optical zoom, and 1080p video recording, the 8200 is a great buy. Reviews have been positive thus far, and customers like the large high-resolution LCD and snappy autofocus. Although a replacement has been...

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Nikon Coolpix S8200 Review | Neocamera


Review of the 16 megapixels travel zoom with a stabilized 14X ultra-wide-angle zoom and full 1080p video capture with stereo sound.

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Nikon Coolpix S8200


What the Coolpix S8200 lacks in fun features, it makes up for with pristine image quality. We were highly impressed with the images this 16MP camera can take. This compact digital camera is high quality, low maintenance and well worth your money.

Nikon's Coolpix S8200 has some of the best photography settings and takes great photos

The touchscreen is difficult to manage. The user nearly always inadvertently bumps the screen and messes up the settings

The Coolpix S8200 is high-quality, low-maintenance and well worth your money.

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Nikon Coolpix S8200


With its 14x zoom lens, 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, in-lens anti-shake system, and a laundry list of automated modes, the Coolpix S8200 looks to be a great jack of all trades point-and-shoot camera. Let's dive in for more details.

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Nikon Coolpix S8200 Review


This camera seems to tick quite a few boxes: the CMOS sensor captures an effective 16.1 million pixels; the Nikkor lens has a 14x range, equating to 25-350mm in a 35 SLR lens; it's very compact and pocketable, at only 33mm depth with lens withdrawn.

The maximum image size is 4608×3456 pixels or, 39x29cm as a print. Movies can be shot at Full HD res of 1920×1080.

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"Worked well in its 22 months of life-but not perfect."


I won't get it again but if you have one that works and don't mind the USB uniqueness, I'd still recommend it.

Easy to use and light and when working right, clear pictures. Fast on and easy picture transfer

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

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"Easy to use."


The best camera including all features you want.

Little bit slow auto focus.

Product Specifications

The S8200 is the successor to the S8100, which was extremely well received as a high-power zoom camera. The S8200 is a high-spec compact digital camera equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor offering an effective pixel count of 16.1-million pixels, and a 14x optical zoom lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, beginning at the wide-angle 25 mm (equivalent in 35mm [135] format). Despite these incredible features, the S8200 is roughly the same size as its predecessor. In addition to new features such as Target finding AF, with which the user need simply point the camera at the intended subject and the camera automatically detects that subject and focuses on it, and Smile timer continuous, with which the camera automatically detects smiling faces and captures up to five shots at the moment the human subject smiles, the S8200 offers the functions and performance users have come to expect including continuous shooting, support for recording of full-HD movies and high-speed response. All of these features help to ensure certain capture of every photo opportunity that presents itself.


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL12
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL12


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No