Very impressed with this little camera!
This is the first new camera I've bought in 8 years. I bought it because we were about to go on a vacation, I just went to the displays at the local Target and played around, this one caught my eye, honestly, because I loved the purple color of it! The price was great (on sale at the time) and it came in a package with a case and 8 GB memory card! So I automatically saved on accessories for the camera. I just got back from vaca, I am so impressed and happy with the quality of photos! Nothing was blurry and the camera was easy to figure out and navigate!
June 30, 2013
¡ Tan pequeño pero a la vez tan grande !
A mi sincreamente me ha gustado un monton porque la cámara es pequeña y parece de las baratas pero no , esta cámara es mejor que muchas grandes , su tamaño no tiene nada que ver con ella . Tiene bastantes Megapíxeles , fotos en 3D , hace una vídeos increíbles . Es un poco cara pero vale la pena enserio .
January 2, 2014
Usual Nikon quality, but ...
Great camera for the price. Bought it exclusively because it can be controlled from my Android tablet. I have it attached to my spotting scope, and can easily see small details out to 200 yards and save the photos on my tablet (all wireless, of course). Great picture quality, and easy to use ...
... the "multi-selector" is too small (and I don't have big hands). Nikon should have found another way to implement this function instead of settling for this solution. It works as advertised, but I usually have to make 3 - 4 attempts to get where I want in the Menu. Had this been better, I would have gladly given it 5 stars.
August 9, 2013
Common Focus Defect
Camera is nice, however, I have an older model Nikon that takes much faster shots and was cheaper in price. And it appears to be a common mechanical focus problem on some of these coolpix models.
Other than the above cons, decent camera.
September 7, 2013
lens error, i currently am the owner of a 140 dollar object d art that can not take pictures
after about two and a half months of light use (68 pictures taken) my camera can not auto focus and comes up with a lens error. I enjoyed it while it worked, but it worked for such a short time before it became completely dysfunctional. waiting to hear from service department, but if I have to mail it to another state, I will be out the cost of shipping, both directions, plus loss of use. I'm trying to be optimistic here, but I would suggest you look elsewhere than this camera if you wish to enjoy the simple pleasure of just taking pictures.
December 29, 2013
Nikon should stand up to their name.
Less than 3 days of use and lens issues already occurred. The camera was well taken care of. And was kept in a camera case at all times when not being used. When it was being used, the wristband was being used as well, it has never been dropped or damaged in any way. Went through the support vwebsite to find options, but those options were of no help.
October 28, 2013
Do not buy this camera!
I purchased a coolpix S5200 camera 1 year ago. The first time I attempted to use it, it would not turn on. I took the battery out, put it back in and it worked for a few weeks and then it would not turn on. I returned it to the store and they were unable to fix it. They sent it back to the company and I received a new camera several weeks later. I used it around the holidays and took a few pictures in February and the new one worked great. I charged it up today. I took three pictures and turned it off. Later, I tried to put the pictures on my computer and the camera would not turn on. It is the exact same problem I had with the first one. My warrenty expired 4 days ago. I guess I will have to buy another camera. It sure won't be a Nikon!
June 29, 2014
Don't buy this camera
This camera is slow, quality of recording is poor, not user friendly at all. I haven't been able to transfer info through wi-fi. Camera stopped working in less than a year after purchase. I only use the digital camera for summer vacations. I bought it last summer and was not happy with it, but I used it and decided to keep it. Now this summer I had to go buy a new camera for my vacation because it won't even turn on... Don't buy this camera.
June 18, 2014
Shut down and will not power up.
Used this once and when I charged the battery, nothing. Dead to the world. Do not buy this camera.
January 5, 2014
The delay between pressing button and photo flash
I just bought this camera and I hate it. I wanted to take pictures of dogs, in motion and not just asleep. There is such a long delay between pressing the button and the photo actually being taken that the animal is only partially in the frame. I take dog movement photos at shows and puppies and the dog isn't even in the frame when it's over. I guess if I just wanted to take pictures of mountains it would be fine. And yes I read the book and the timer is off. I'll make a gift out of this camera and keep using my old minolta.
October 2, 2013
I have had 2 of these go bad
returned the first to the store and the second went bad in 20 days. the store will not return again and I have a paper weight.
Not a scratch on the camera
free to good home
September 30, 2013
Battery/card cover latch
I thought I had broken it so went & bought the same camera again so my husband wouldn't find out. :-) Didn't take second one long & the same thing happened!! I do several events in our community & been very disappointed when I can't get it to stay closed. Afraid to purchase another one!
September 10, 2013
Returned to seller after 2 days
Purchased in a Costco in Los Angeles, CA while on vacation (LA) after forgetting my Coolpix S6200 at home.This camera was returned to the seller after 2 days. On the second day the camera lens did not focus and shut down with a screen that said "lens error". Camera just stopped working and we were on our way to Mexico and decided to return it after it stopped working. We decided to buy another camera, same because of the price. While vacationing in Mexico, the second camera also displayed "lens error" a couple of times when we tried to use it. We did some research online, seems to be a common problem with this model. We are returning it to Costco today!!!
August 31, 2013
A great camera until...
I received this camera for my birthday. I love the color, it's sleek and handy and easy to use. The problem began while I was taking pictures during my birthday party and the camera just shut off. Just completely shut down!! No warning or anything!! One thing I noticed was that the lens didn't retract when it shut off, which I thought was pretty odd. So I decided to charge the camera (even though I had charged it for 3 hours prior to using it) and even after charging it, the camera wouldn't power on. Finally after repeated attempts to turn it on, it powered on for a few seconds, then powered off. It did a few cycles of that and now when I try to turn the camera off, it gives me a 'lens error'. The lens won't retract, it won't focus - the camera won't even turn on now (just tried to turn it back on in the middle of this review).
July 4, 2013
I bought Nikon Coolpix S5200 today so I could take pictures of my daughter's graduation. The camera does not focus. Everything is blurry. I keep getting "LENS ERROR" on my display screen. The graduation is in a few hours. I am very disappointed.
May 25, 2013