"Worth The Money!"on by marlorcomp
Pros Takes great photos
Can see display in bright Florida sunlight
Excellent low light pictures & videos
Cons No external battery charging - battery must be charged while in camera
Summary This is a excellent all around compact camera. The Nikon CoolPix S8200 is well worth the money. Does everything that Nikon says it does. Great low light pictures and videos. The only thing I found wrong with the camera is that Nikon gives you a battery charger that must be attached to the camera in order to charge the battery. Nikon is known for great cameras but I feel they must have been sleeping with the design of the charger. The battery charger is really no deal breaker but it does mean you must put up extra money up front to buy a charger that can charge the battery in the wall.
Pros Easy to use and light and when working right, clear pictures. Fast on and easy picture transfer
Cons 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
Summary 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.
Pros 1080p video, awesome features for adjusting to lighting, great zoom!
Summary this is an awesome camera, the colors pop out so much!
Pros 16.1Mp, 14x zoom, Excellent Low Light Photos, Macro, Design, Lightweight
Cons I Love this camera that i cant think or look for anything.
Summary Before buying this camera, i have bought the nikon s9100 and the sony dsc hx9v, but neither camera gave me what i was looking for. Then i saw and tried this Nikon S8200 and it was LOVE @ FIRST SHOT!! i tested it @ bestbuy with the other 2 camera i mentioned and this camera out performed both when it comes to focusing speed, and picture quality and the overall size of the camera. If you are looking for a DSLR quality pictures without the bells and whistles of a manual control and bulky design, this Nikon S8200 is definitely worth every penny! I think the 16.1mp and 14x zoom complemented each other as a perfect match for a point and shoot camera and of course let not forget the Nikon Lens..