Nikon COOLPIX S8200 | 14x 25-350 Zoom

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Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon COOLPIX S8200 Digital Camera The Nikon COOLPIX S8200 Compact Digital Camera provides ease-of-use plus a astonishing 16.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor in the palm of your hand. This joining of simplicity plus an impressive amount of pixels offers multiple options to you when it comes down to documenting the important moments in your life. You can carry the camera every place you go, so you'll always be ready as the moment arrives to capture incredibly detailed photos that are waiting to be converted into mural-sized pieces of art, the Coolpix S8200 hands you the best part of both.

The camera also includes a NIKKOR 14x ED Optical Zoom glass lens that acts like a 25-350mm SLR Film Camera Lens focal range. This allows you to shoot everything from tight close-in groups to far-away vistas, plus everything in-the middle. A 4-Way Image Stabilizer system helps to reduce camera shake for crisp images with the optical Motion Detection, VR, Best Shot Selection, plus High ISO choices. Additionally, a 3.0" LCD screen with the Nikon Clear Color display featuring an anti-reflective coati makes for worry-free framing and image playback .

Along with acquiring high-resolution images the S8200 also captures 1080p HD movies in stereo sound. When played back on your big hig definition TV, your memories will come to life and sound terrific. During shooting, the S8200 offers you an option to use a single touch button for beginning and ending video acquisition, allowing you to seize the moment at hand, instead of losing it as you were navigating through a bunch of menus.

Although the the S8200 could be thought of as a point & shoot camera it definitely gives you plenty of options for leaving your very own mark on pictures. In-camera special effects allows you to add special filters or masks to your photos to come up with a particular feel or look. The smile timer automatically grabs a smile, while continuous shooting allows you acquire as many as 5 images in a single second, while Pre-Shooting lets you record images a moment prior to the shutter even being released. These, combined with the many other shooting functions, ensure a user-friendly although creative way to reel in the world you live in. Aug 24, 2011 ✓


16.1 Mp CMOS Sensor
EXPEED C2 Image Processing Engine
3.0"LCD Monitor with Clear Color Display
NIKKOR ED Lens 25-350mm (35mm Equiv)
14x Optical Zoom
1080p HD Movie Capture
4-Way Image Stabilization System
Continuous Shooting In-Camera Effects
Night/Backlight HDR Modes

Camera Includes

Nikon COOLPIX S8200 Digital Camera
AN-CP19 Strap
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Nikon Audio/Video Cable
EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh)
Replacement EH-69P AC Adapter Charger
Capture NX 2 Photo Editing Software
Reference Manual CD
1-Year Limited Warranty

Current Nikon Compact Cameras to Consider

Camera type Compact  
Camera Image sensor
Maximum resolution 4608 x 3456  
Image ratio width:height 4:3, 16:9  
Operational pixels 16.0 megapixels  
Photo detector sensors 16.8 megapixels  
Image sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Image sensor type CMOS  
Processor Expeed C2  
Camera Image
ISO value Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200  
White bal presets 5  
Custom white bal modes Yes  
Stabilization type Optical  
Uncompressed format type No  
Focusing and Optics
Focal length (equiv.) 35 350 mm  
Optical image zoom 10  
Autofocus type Contrast Detect (sensor), Multi-area, Center, Tracking, Touch, Face Detection, Live View  
Digital image zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus ability Yes  
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69")  
Macro focus ratio 1 cm (.39")  
Camera mount None  
Monitor and viewfinder
Pivoting LCD Fixed  
Monitor size 3"  
Screen resolution 961,000  
Touch screen interface No  
Live view LCD Yes  
Viewfinder style None  
Photography highlights
Largest aperture opening F3.3 - F5.9  
Aperture priority mode No  
Shutter priority mode No  
Manual exposure setting No  
Scene modes Yes  
Flash built-in Yes  
External flash No  
Flash mode settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye  
Continuous shooting Yes  
Self-timing device Yes  
Metering mode settings Multi, Center-weighted  
Exposure compensation 2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
White balance bracketing No  
Videography highlights
File formats MPEG4  
Audio channels Stereo  
Video clips Yes (1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps))  
HD Modes 1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)  
Frames per second1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps)  
Media storage
Storage devices SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Included storage 89MB  
Multiple Device Connections
USB port USB 2.0 (480Mbit/sec)  
HDMI interface Yes (Mini Connector)  
Wireless connectivity None  
Remote ability No  
Physical features
Environmental sealing No  
Power Battery Pack  
Battery type Nikon EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery  
Battery life cycle 250  
Overall weight 213 g (0.47 lb / 7.51 oz)  
Overall dimensions 104 x 59 x 33 mm (4.09 x 2.32 x 1.3")  
Additional features
Interval recording No  
Global Positioning System None


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Nikon CoolPix S8200 Compact Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5