Purple and powerful!
I have owned many compact digital cameras (including a Sony, several Casios and a previous Nikon Coolpix), and use them for a combination of still and motion photography that I use professionally for my full-time job and for my part-time passion. I want lots of capabilities, high definition, compact size, long battery life, advanced features -- heck, I want it all. Well, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is delivering a lot of value for a compact price. A new feature I haven't had the opportunity to enjoy before is the WiFi feature that allows me to upload pictures form the Nikon to my smartphone (or any tablet that has the Wireless Mobility app installed). I am loving this! I upload lots of images from my smartphone to the net from my smartphone, and I have hated having to wait until I get to a computer to get my camera images online. Now, I don't have to wait. I can take those higher quality images with my Nikon (my smartphone is not shabby, photo quality-wise, but the Nikon is outshines by far -- and it should) and share them through the web, through email, thru text messages, just like I do with all other images on my smartphone. This is especially awesome if the image is newsworthy -- you snooze, you lose if you don't get those images out there quickly. I shoot a lot of digital movies, and the image format for the Nikon is MOV. I have always preferred AVI for my digital movie format, but MOV is very fine quality, too. The camera comes with onboard memory of 2MB, but you can add high density memory cards -- I have a 16GB installed, and that size will hold over 3,000 of the highest quality still images, not too shabby! I can hold a lot of digital movies on this card, too. It's nice to have great capacity to store images from all of a day's shooting rather than having to swap out memory cards multiple times during the day. I am very pleased with this camera!
November 17, 2013
Great Features in such a small item
Just so easy to handle and the pictures are so clear can't wait to try all the features.
and the price was right.
October 4, 2013
Great little camera that works like a larger one!
I love this one! I'm so glad that I bought this one. It works better than advertised. It is so small, I can sneak up for pictures of my grandkids and my dog before they know it. :)
July 2, 2013
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
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