Great Camera ... When it works!
I loved this camera and took lots of great pictures with it for just under a year... then it broke. Over the next three months I battled to get it repaired under warranty. I finally received my repaired camera, and within a month it was back at the repair shop for a warranty re-repair. Then just under six months later, it was back at the shop for a warranty re-repair. Then just under six months later it was back at the shop for a warranty re-repair. There seems to be a trend here. Whenever I have had my camera, I have really liked it and it takes great pictures. I just wish I could have my camera at home to use more often! The persistent problem is that the screen goes black. The camera seems to turn on, but the LCD screen never illuminates. Each time the repair shop has said they replaced the lens? Either they are fixing the wrong thing, or they keep putting faulty parts in it. I am still hoping to get my camera back from the re-repair and have it really fixed this time....
January 12, 2015
Had to repair before 1 year and now AGAIN just over 1 year old.
Purchased it on 9/18/2012 had to have it repaired on 9/19/2013 because it would not open and stay open to take photos. Now it has to be repaired again because it will not work at all and it will not charge..I would not recommend this camera Coolpix S8200.
February 10, 2014
I received this camera for Christmas. I used it during the holidays; tried to charge it and the battery would not take a charge. So I ordered a new battery, not wanting to be put off. Put the new battery in, charged it, and it works....but only for a short time. Tried to charge the new battery and it won't turn on or do anything after charging for several days. I tried to turn on the camera each day. I am very disappointed, as my husband read lots of reviews and felt this would be the best camera for what I wanted. I wanted a camera that was rechargeable and would work every time. I am very disappointed.
April 18, 2013
Doesnt' work for very long
Bought this camera for my wife for Christmas, and it has worked intermittently. In other words, except for the first few months, sometimes the camera would power up, sometimes it wouldn't. Finally, it ceased to power up completely, and now has to be sent back to Nikon for repair, as Costco will not take it back since it is over the 90 day electronics return window. It takes nice pictures, when it works, and that's not very often. I would not buy this camera again.
July 29, 2012
Flash use is a huge inconvenience for the photographer.
I have owned several Nikon cameras, both point and shoots and DSLRs, but this has been the biggest mistake in a Nikon purchase for me. The flash is in an awkward place, but that is normal for the Nikon point and shoots; the fact that it cannot be closed manually after a picture is taken, is ridiculous. You have to actually turn the camera off and then back on to take another picture, unless you are still wanting to use the flash. This defect should never have passed Nikon's quality testing. If there were to be a recall for this product, I'd be the first to send it back! Just this fact alone has made me just put the camera in the box and put it away. The 8100 is far superior to the 8200.
July 8, 2012
work for 3 hours
i receive my cam by futureshop online, put batt in work for 3 hours good but low batt msg come, i'll put charger on!! and then it never work after that "!!!!!!!
March 25, 2012