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The Best This is the best camera I have had in the last 20 years. Get it. October 26, 2014
Great camera futures in a small package. Excellent Zoom Range for taking still photos, and excellent sound and quality for video recording. November 25, 2013
Love this camera! I purchased this camera because of its 14x optical zoom and 16 mPixels. It replaced my prior digital "point and shoot" that had only 5x optical zoom. I used to shoot with a SLR back in the old film days and got tired of hauling it around when I do outdoor stuff - which is how I mostly use my camera. So have used a series of "point and shoot" cameras, initially film based, then digital. This one is more compact that my former 5x zoom camera and even fits into my jeans pocket when hiking. I took this to Alaska and got some fantastic shots using the zoom. Far better than my former 5x optical zoom. I was worried about getting a camera without a viewfinder, since I needed it often with my former camera because the LCD screen was difficult to see outdoors. Not so with this one. Even in really bright sunlight, I can see the image on the LCD screen. OK, sometimes I sort of have to shield it with my hand if the sun is shining directly on the screen. I like the many different settings - not only the "scene selector" options, but that you can change numerous other settings, such as white balance, metering, area of focus, etc. It does NOT have "shutter priority" or "aperture priority" settings, but there are so many other ways to achieve the same thing, it is not needed and the camera computer probably does a better job anyway!! But the lack of "aperture priorty" does limit a bit the ability to adjust the depth of field in macro shots. But I still got some fantastic macro shots using the camera's macro setting. I have yet to use all the different settings, but have played around with some, such as the "Pet Portrait" which is kind of cool, and "Night Landscape" - great night shots without a tripod!! Overall, I am very pleased with this camera. October 14, 2012
CoolPix S8200 After some extensive research I purchased this camera as a back-up to my D80 after I wore out my CoolPix S550. I ordered a red one so it wouldn't get lost in a sea of black in my camera case. I love this camera! The colors scream and I really like the ability to adjust color vividness/saturation and hue in a sliding scale, instead of just on or off. The fact that it has an HDR setting hidden in the menu was a real surprise. I haven't tried it yet, but I will as soon as an opportunity arises. I also like the different pre-sets that this model has over the S550. Its ability to focus in low light is super; far and away better than my old S550. I shot all weekend [200+ photos] and the battery still indicates a full charge. The range of the zoom is phenomenal for a pocket camera and the anti-shake works VERY well, even in low light. The flash popping up under your left index finger is a bit disconcerting, but it's nothing more than retraining your left hand to hold the camera differently in low light; I'm already getting better at it. I wish you could put the flash back down without turning the camera off, but that really isn't a 'put off' for me. I also wish the matrix metering would work in 'scenes' mode, but that's probably asking too much for this type of camera. I like the fact that the lowest ISO is 100; the S550 was 64 but this is close enough. I shoot more low ISO shots than high because of the finer grain, so that was a serious consideration. The plethora of white balance settings was another major consideration that lifted this camera above the Panasonic model I was also considering at the time of purchase. October 9, 2012
Amazing detail This is my first time owning a Nikon and I absoulty love this camara it's got good detail and I recommend it to family and friends September 3, 2012
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Can I recharge my Nikon coolpix s8200 amera with a USB car charger?

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can anyone suggest a car charger I could use for my Nikon Coopix S 8200 camera? I'm often on the road and my batteries die.
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Wrong voltage output.

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Joe R - why not?
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Why do moving videos go out of focus so easily?

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My Coolpix S8200 has mostly been easy to use, and has mostly produced great still frames. However, I have been nothing but disappointed with the moving videos that this camera produces. I keep the video resolution set to the highest resolution of HD Widescreen available, and before hitting the record button, I try to set up the still frame settings for the scene I intend to capture. I even go as far as taking one or two still frames to make sure the settings are correct. However, when I press the record button after that, the video immediately goes out of focus in about 50 percent of the cases. Is there something wrong with my focus drive mechanism, or the algorithm used to control it? I was hoping there would be a firmware update to address this problem, but this S8200 model has no firmware updates available.
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The reason to use AF-S (single point) is to prevent the camera from focusing on objects behind what you want to video. While point and shoot cameras can take quality photos they do lack in video mode. They have small sensors and generally autofocus is a little sluggish, and the S8200 is not noted for fast auto focus.
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To JoeR:

The information in those pages is interesting ... but not very useful.

Those pages spell out situations that the autofocus algorithm has trouble handling, but do not say what to do about it, except in the case of still photos (focus lock, which I already knew about).

Are they (or you) implying that when AF-S mode is selected for video recording (page 59), pressing the shutter button halfway down will cause the camera to refocus on the fly during *video* recording? If so, they should state that explicitly.

In the meantime, I'll experiment to see if that approach works, and see how it compares with AF-F mode, which is probably what I really want anyway.

~Daniel
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Try reading pages 89 & 29 of the reference manual. You can download it here:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17484
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Do any Coolpix cameras have GPS loggers?

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S9300 has a GPS logger
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The New COOLPIX AW-100 and the P6000.
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One big difference is the 8200 has VR in the lens and the 9100 has it on the sensor. This lets the 8200 use VR in movie mode.
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You can use the comparison tool in our website and compare the specifications of both cameras side by side to see the differences.
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When will we find the Coolpix cameras S8200, P500, P510 for sale here in Brazil - São Paulo ?

Apr 23, 2012 by
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When will we find the Coolpix cameras S8200, P500, P510 for sale here in Brazil - São Paulo and with a good price because the cameras that are out of line are still very expensive ?
The best cameras we can't find here... it's a pity...
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The cameras are in the local site from here but I don't find them in registered resellers by site. I have visited several shops and unfortunately I can't find them to buy even in Duty Free. Now we're starting to find the Coolpix S6200 and support here reported that only began to receive in June.
Suggestion: create a specialized shop for selling Nikon here in Brazil-São Paulo, because here we find only Sony for everything is place.
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Please visit Nikon global site for more information regarding other countries. www.nikon.com
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What is the maximum size class 10 memory card the S8200 will take?

Apr 24, 2012 by
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Please click on the link below for information:
Answer Title: Approved Memory Cards - Coolpix S8200
Answer Link: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17464/~/approved-memory-cards---coolpix-s8200
All of the cards listed can be class 10
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When I use the zoom feature, I have to turn off the camera and turn it back on before it will focus again.

Jul 8, 2012 by
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It will not zoom in then out again without being turned off first. Is this a malfunction or do I have a setting wrong?
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You have a malfunction,
Contact "Service and Support" in the above main menu bar...
Jul 21, 2012 by
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Please reset the camera: MENU > SETUP > RESET ALL. Also, verify you are using an approved memory card for the COOLPIX S8200 and that the battery is fully charged:
Answer Title: Approved Memory Cards - Coolpix S8200
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Jul 10, 2012 by
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blurred images with simple movements, I have been taking pictures , pictures are blurred even when there is sligh movement of the persons in the frame

Jul 10, 2012 by
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all photos taken on diff modes and results are same , blurred when there is some movement
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If you move the camera, or if the subject moves in low light you will get blurrrr...
try photos where there is no movement and see if they are crisp and clear,
you can sit camera on something and set self timer so you do not touch the camera at all and see if subject is clear n crisp, ...
if blurry after holding camera still and or the subject not moving, then I would say you have a problem with the camera, at that point contact "Service and Support" in the above main menu bar...
Jul 21, 2012 by
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Please reset the camera to default settings: Go to MENU > Setup > Reset All
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Charge led flickering

Feb 11, 2013 by
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Hello!
i have a trouble with my camera. I put it on charge, but the green circle on the top of the camera is solid and the charge led is flickering. Result: no charge!

please help me!
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It means that the ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge the
battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to 35 °C
(41 °F to 95 °F).
Or the USB cable or Charging AC Adapter is not properly
connected, or there is a problem with the battery. Disconnect the
USB cable or unplug the Charging AC Adapter and correctly
connect it again, or Purchase a New Battery.
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1• The ambient temperature is not suited to charging. Charge the
battery indoors with an ambient temperature of 5 °C to 35 °C
(41 °F to 95 °F).
2• The USB cable or Charging AC Adapter is not properly
connected, or there is a problem with the battery. Disconnect the
USB cable or unplug the Charging AC Adapter and correctly
connect it again, or change the battery.
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when will the s8200 become available in stores?

Sep 1, 2011 by
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The new COOLPIX Models were release a last week and it’s usually available after 30 to 45 days after release date. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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