Nikon Coolpix S8200 Summary
Nikon Coolpix S8200 Assessment
The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is a fully automatic point-and-shoot travel-zoom with a stabilized 14X ultra-wide optical zoom lens and 16 megapixels high-speed CMOS sensor.
This model is rather compact considering the reach of its lens and particularly well-suited as an inconspicuous travel camera. The zoom range is extremely versatile and its excellent ISO performance for its class lets it shoot in a variety of lighting conditions. The lens shows good optical quality with a slightly increased softness towards edges. Colors are somewhat over-saturated and warm but that can be toned down in standard Auto and Continuous modes. Metering is set to give print-ready results, most likely desired by the S8200's intended audience.
While this camera is mostly responsive, critical autofocus and shot-to-shot speeds are below average. This obviously makes it less suitable for moving subjects. Video has usability issues that include a 2s recording delay and inability to accurately setup framing.
|Great control over image noise||Poor color accuracy and no global setting|
|Very usable ISO range||AWB not so reliable|
|Generally accurate metering system||Slow autofocus towards telephoto end|
|Very low distortion||Slow shot-to-shot speed|
|No visible aberrations||Video recording delay|
|Respectable sharpness across frame||Impossible to setup video framing|
|Good Multi-Frame NR and HDR built-in||Flash cannot be locked down after it pops|
|Effective built-in image stabilization||Incorrect coverage in Multi-Frame modes|
|Excellent LCD visibility||Poor tripod mount placement|
Overall, the Nikon Coolpix S8200 produces excellent image quality in a compact body with an extensive zoom range. It is as easy to use as to carry and can reliably capture travel snapshots under typical conditions without much hassle.
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Nikon S8200 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|16 Megapixels Travel Zoom||ISO 100-3200|
|14X Ultra-Wide Optical Zoom||Shutter 1/1600-4s|
|Built-in Stabilization||Custom white-balance|
|6 FPS Drive, 5 Images||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
|3" LCD 920K Pixels||Internal Memory|
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