58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
Lovely little camera,
This review is from: Nikon COOLPIX S8200 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.1MP, 14x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD (Camera)
I bought this camera as an additional compact to use for general family stuff and outings such as gatherings and park out, and the odd party. I am a Canon 550D, Nikon D90 and D3100 user and have owned lots of small Fujifilm and Canon compacts over the years before entering the DSLR world in 2009. Sometimes carrying my DSLR's around gets heavy and overkill for capturing a small cake cutting at home, etc, as I tend to use a bounce flash with varying lenses when using any of my DLSR cameras. As my old compacts were ageing and needed an upgrade I decided to go with the Nikon S8200, which delivers excellent picture quality with very good detail and accurate colours. The pictures are nice and sharp and the optical zoom is also excellent, proving to capture very stable and fairly sharp shots during daylight. I have not yet tried this camera in evening use or low light without flash. The feel of the camera is solid, nice rubbery texture on the face, nice quiet lense operation and a good size in the hand. The camera feels right, not too bulky and not too light. The S8200 has the buttons in the right places. I just wish the pop up flash would position back down when not in use otherwise it doesn't really get in my way. I'm cool with the flash. The LCD is amazing, nice and bright with lots of detailed viewing of image quality. The 1080p video is also great, nice and fluid in daylight, focusing catches up quickly too when zooming or subject is moving. IThe stereo mic sound is decent (not quite a Zoom H1) but very capable and offers plenty of clarity for spoken words and other surrounding sounds. I have also tried out the easy panarama mode, and have to say I really like this feature and will be using it when on holiday. Overall I love this little beast, packed with great features and decent picture quality. I would recommend this S8200 model to anyone who needs a decent compact or just a smaller alternative to your existing DSLR.
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2012 21:25:56 BDT
P. Keeton says:
hi, could you help me, does this model have a 'date stamp' function? i really need the option of having the date and time in bottom corner! cheers
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 00:10:40 BDT
Daniel P Osborn says:
I recently acquired a Nikon S8200 camera. The pop up flash annoyed me until I discovered that all you have to do to prevent this is to go into the flash menu and switch the bloody thing off. Reverse the process to reinstate said flash and all will be well.
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