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so far happy with this camers Just bought this to replace a kodak. Images are clear and colorful zoom seems good. Can not wait to use on my cruise. Great price March 27, 2013
Grate camera for someone that is having fun My brother just got me this camera and so far i think is very good, practical, slim, easy menus, and the pictures are great! Im not a professional, so the camera i normally use has to make most of the effort for me in taking good pictures of my daily life. love the panoramics, and the macropictures! the zoom is awseome! March 15, 2013
Great Potential but has Major Issue I've had my Nikon S9200 now for a couple of months. While I am not a "professional" photographer that makes a living with my photos, I am a certified multi-media expert and web technologist and am familiar and experienced with much more complex cameras (DSLRs and pro video cameras) than the S9200. Since purchasing the S9200 I've taken a few trips and have shot hundreds of photos - all in AUTO mode. The camera is easy to set up and its menus are straightforward and easy to understand (at least for me). The majority of shots I've taken have been acceptable, a few have been quite good. What I find to be a major issue with this camera is its ability to focus and maintain focus: When taking a photo, pressing lightly on the shutter button tells the camera to begin its focus. Even in AUTO Focus mode the camera seems to have issues with achieving focus and then maintaining that focus. In low light, with a camera in this price range one would expect some issues with focus, but this camera seems to have a focus issue even in broad daylight which is quite remarkable. For example, I just came back from a trip where I took 100+ photos, most of which were out of doors, in beautiful sunlight with no zooming, and for some bizarre reason around 5% of these shots are not focused (and I used a tripod), while the remaining ones are in focus. Even more confusing, of these 100+ shots, many are indoors and even though I had the flash turned off, they are in focus - just the opposite of what you'd expect ! Further, when zooming in partially, focusing is even more difficult and when fully zoomed in on a subject focusing under any lighting conditions seems impossible. In macro mode, which allows you to get really close to a subject, focusing seems to be no better than in non-macro mode. I have to be upfront and say that prior to purchasing this model I read over 100 reviews and focusing was clearly an issue in many of the reviews, but I purchased the camera any how. Most of the time the focus does work and the camera is capable of taking some wonderful shots but one doesn't get a sense of security that the focus will work with this camera. Two additional and really annoying issues with this camera is the case design: 1) the pop-up flash is at the top left of the camera and you are likely to place your hand over it when taking a shot to hold the camera and that will prevent the flash from popping up when needed, and 2) a small compartment located on the right side (when looking at the camera from the back) is used to access the USB and HDMI ports and is covered by a flap; when this flap is in place to cover the ports area it is almost impossible to open. When this flap is in place it becomes part of the case and there's no tactile area or "hook" on it to grab on to - you will be fiddling with it for quite some time to open it to get at the USB and HDMI ports - and I guarantee that you will be tempted, as I am, to rip off this plastic cover ! On the plus side, the internal battery seems to keep a charge forever, the camera is compact and solidly built and has a large and bright viewing screen. It accepts standard sized SDHC cards as its memory to store your images on, so even if you have an issue with getting to the USB port, you can remove the SDHC card and plug the card into your PC to read directly (and it's faster than reading from the USB off the camera). I also took a few video shots and the quality is quite good but for some reason there was no sound ! While this camera is capable of some really great shots, considering that many reviews for the camera mention focusing as an issue, if you're the least concerned and don't want to have to edit your shots in Photoshop which is what I have to do on certain shots to restore focus, select a different model or make. October 3, 2013
For amateurs. It's not a bad camera, it's very easy to use and you can take good pictures with it,but there is not so much options to set exposure (there isn't at least a manual mode). By the price, I expected this camera to be better. If you want a camera just to take some pictures in a easy way, this isn't a bad opition. But, if you like photography and think the camera doesn't take pictures, you take them, so I recommend you buy another at the same price range. May 17, 2013
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What is the best camera setting for a lunar eclipse???

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I am interested in taking lunar eclipse photos and video, with my new s9200 I will use a small tripod and would like some advise on the best camera setting for this project??

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Sorry wrong eclipse here is lunar:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/h1sctsrv/How-to-Photograph-a-Lunar-Eclipse.html
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Please read:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/h20zakgu/How-to-Photograph-a-Solar-Eclipse.html
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What to do if I dropped my S9200 in water?

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My friend is a rafting guide, and he told me that he has saved several devices by putting them in a bag of white rice for 24 hours or more. Supposedly the rice absorbs the water completely. I tried it, but my camera did not turn on after 48 hours in the rice. I wonder if the battery could have been fatally damaged?
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Check out this article on Nikonusa.com that covers dealing with water damage:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

You can find Nikon service information by clicking on the below link. If you choose to send your COOLPIX S9200 in for service you will have the option to refuse the repair estimate and your camera will be returned to you unrepaired at no cost.
https://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service...
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Battery usually doesn't survive being wet. Try a new battery, I would have left the camera in the rice a few days longer.
If a new battery doesn't work than the cost of repairs will probably exceed the cost of the camera.
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Supported Memory Card Classes?

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What is the highest class of memory card supported by the S9200? Specifically, are UHS1 cards supported?
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Yes you can use a UHS1. In case you don't have this info here are the approved memory cards:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17756/~/approved-memory-cards---coolpix-s9300-%2F-s9200
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Transfer not occuring automatically

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I plugged my S9200 into the computer's USB Port (Windows 7 Home Premium), some drivers automatically loaded, and got a message in the system tray that everything installed properly, and that the device is ready to use. I don't automatically get the Device Settings dialog that is shown on page 17 of the Quick Start Guide, but when I opened that dialog manually through Deices & Printers, I changed the settings just like the instructions said to. I also changed the setting just below that for what action to take when the device is connected to the computer to automatically transfer files using Nikon Transfer 2. However, when I connect the camera, nothing happens automatically. I don't even get an Autoplay dialog box to pick what to do. The camera does show up in Windows Explorer, and if I manually open ViewNX 2 and manually start a transfer, that will work. However, I would prefer to have the camera automatically initiate a transfer when I connect it to the computer. Is this even possible, is there something I'm missing, or doing wrong?

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It is probably you pc playing up and not auto starting, it does happen quite often, if you Google device auto start there are plenty of ways to get it going again.
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Best settings for indoor concert?

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I was told going to the scene selector and picking museum would give the best pics at a rock concert but I thought I'd ask if anyone else has tried other things with this camera to get a good shot?
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Sport scene also works for me. I also use Auto and then increase the Iso to make the camera pic a faster shutter speed and then I use Autofocus focus full time and subject tracking.
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is my camera ruinned if dropped in water?

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Check out this article on Nikonusa.com that covers dealing with water damage:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

You can find Nikon service information by clicking on the below link. If you choose to send your COOLPIX S9200 in for service you will have the option to refuse the repair estimate and your camera will be returned to you unrepaired at no cost.
https://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service...
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