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Nikon COOLPIX S8200 16.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 14x Optical Zoom NIKKOR ED Glass Lens and Full HD 1080p Video (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Nikon
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  • 16.1 effective megapixel 1/2.3" CMOS sensor for fast capture and superior low light shooting
  • 14x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, 25-350mm (35mm equivalent) captures action that's both near and far
  • 3-inch ultra-high resolution (921,000-dot) LCD monitor with Clear Color display and anti-reflection coating
  • Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound and one touch record button, great movies made easy
  • Easy Panorama, Night and Backlight/HDR modes, shoot in new creative ways
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Color: Black

Technical Details

Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

What's in the box: Nikon COOLPIX S8200 Digital Camera (Black),AN-CP19 Strap,UC-E6 USB Cable,EG-CP16 Nikon Audio/Video Cable,EN-EL12 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (3.7V, 1050mAh),Replacement EH-69P AC Adapter Charger,NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM,Reference Manual CD and 1-Year Limited Warranty.

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The Nikon COOLPIX S8200

Catch those summer evening shots around the bonfire, or freeze the action of the winning goal. Fast, responsive and boasting an incredible 14x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, the Nikon COOLPIX S8200 will help you capture images you may previously have missed. Its 16.1-MP CMOS sensor crisply renders your view of the world—whether low light, far off fast action or sweeping panoramas. Capture sharp, clear photos and Full HD (1080p) movies using Nikon's incredible optics. Spice up stills and movies with special effects, and view everything on a 3-inch, ultra-high resolution (921,000 dot) display.

16.1-MP CMOS sensor

See what’s possible

Capture what most cameras cannot

If your old camera never quite captured the moment, the S8200 will! It boasts a high-resolution, 16.1-MP CMOS sensor so you get superb image quality—even in low light. With fast, versatile, continuous shooting modes, you can capture those spontaneous moments shot after shot. Then show family and friends your movies and still creations on the 3-inch ultra-high resolution (921,000 dot) display. Stylish and compact, the S8200 tucks into a pocket but packs brilliant performance and advanced features.

14x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass len

From macro to mountains

14x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens

Despite a slim profile of approximately 1.3-inches, the S8200 delivers amazing versatility with an incredible 14x zoom (25mm to 350mm equivalent). Imagine creating macro images of a bumblebee in a spring flower, then zooming out to frame a mountain range for a panorama. With the S8200, you can go from wide-angle to telephoto to macro/close-up views in an instant, preserving photos or movies of most everything from grandstand crowds to a stage performer's smile.

Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound

Put your memories in motion

Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound

A single photo may not always be enough to recreate the moment; sometimes memories are best shared with a movie. Portable and ready when important things happen, the COOLPIX S8200 lets you create stunning Full HD (1080p) movies with stereo sound at the touch of a button. You'll love its ability to zoom in and out at will—while keeping subjects in focus. Stylize your story with one of various special effects or by recording in 15, 60 or 120 fps for fast/motion effects. Life doesn't stand still; neither should your memories.

Innovative scene modes

Automated versatility

Easy Panorama, Night Modes, HDR and more!

Maybe you've wanted to create panoramic photos but thought they were too difficult. Maybe you've tried shooting photos at night but they never turn out. The S8200 takes the guesswork out of shots like these and more with handy Scene Modes at the ready. For sweeping panoramas, simply pan the camera and let it detect and automatically combine images to build a gorgeous vista. Going out at night? The S8200 takes great low-light photos. You can even create amazing HDR shots in-camera. The S8200 does the work.

In-camera effects

Discover your inner artist

In-camera effects for unique results

Let the artist in you go from ordinary to extraordinary! With a variety of in-camera effects, such as Low Key, High Key, Hard Monochrome, Nostalgia Sepia or Selective Color, your world takes on a new dimension. The S8200 provides you the tools to fashion photos and movies with more than just your great eye—just select an effect and go! For your still photography, bring out your creative side with a fisheye, miniature or even an artistic look. Finally, you can make the kinds of photos and movies you've always wanted to make.

High-speed continuous shooting

High-speed continuous shooting

You'll never miss a shot with the S8200 because it starts right up, has a quick autofocus and shoots five shots in approximately one second at full resolution.

Best Shot Selector

Strength in numbers

You'll always get a great shot with Nikon's Best Shot Selector. Press the shutter once, and the S8200 takes up to ten shots and then selects and saves only the sharpest image.

Supplied Accessories

  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP16 Audio/Video Cable
  • EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
  • NikonView NX 2 CD-ROM
  • Reference Manual CD

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.3 x 2.3 inches ; 7.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B005IGVXO8
  • Item model number: 26288
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,745 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at August 1, 2011

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517 of 528 people found the following review helpful By Snoopy1 on October 4, 2011
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I just received my Nikon Coolpix S8200 so my initial comments are admittedly based on just a couple of days playing with the camera, however I noticed how few comments there were, so I thought prospective buyers of this camera should have some additional feedback on which to base their purchase decision. First of all, the other reviewers are right about the placement of the flash mechanism. This is one of the few times that I have had a Nikon camera where so obvious an error in design was made. I have long fingers and you can learn over time, but it is difficult to hold the camera steady without overlapping the flash. I didn't however let this feature detract from the other excellent features. The quality of the pictures are exceptional indoors and out. I have a Nikon D7000 and the S8200 camera compares favorably in a lot of ways. The mode dial offers choices not on previous Coolpix cameras. The 14X optical zoom is a major improvement over previous cameras like the P300 and for a compact digital camera, the shutter speed is amazinging fast. I like that this model is slightly thicker and a little heavier than my old S3000. It feels better in my hand and I can hold it easier. I will have no problem traveling with this camera when it is not practical to take my D7000. I also like the design of the multi-selector putting functions like flash control, self-timer, macro and exposure adjustment convenient so I do not have to go into a menu to use these features. This camera is a little pricey, but if you put a premium on quality and flexibility versus the average compact digital camera, I would suggest you buy this camera. I don't think you will be disappointed.Read more ›
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167 of 178 people found the following review helpful By db on September 23, 2011
Color: Black
I received my Nikon S8200 a few days ago. It is wonderful; easy to use; fast; and did I say, fast. The CMOS screen is better than my Nikon SLR. Downloading the photos to my Nikon Capture NX2 software on my iMac 24" screen results in photos that are nearly as stunning as my Nikon SLR.

My only gripe is the flash. Whoever decided to put the pop-up flash where it is either never uses a point-and-shoot camera or has little bitty toddler-sized hands. The flash pops up out of the camera right where your left index finger rests. The first time I used it and the flash was required, the flash never came out fully as my left index finger blocked it. The photo was lost.

Warning for critical photo shoots: if you are hoping to get your child's first step indoors where the flash will be required, be careful, you may loose the shot. You must practice a new way of holding your camera.

Page 12 of the supplied manual shows an artist's drawing of the left and right hands properly holding the S8200 camera for flash operation. What Nikon has shown is physically impossible with normal sized hands and fingers on the 4" wide S8200.

My solution modification: I added a small 3/4" x 1/8" felt strip to the top of the flash to give me a tactile-feel reminder of the problem. This reminds me to reposition my fingers and thumbs before using flash photography. Now I position my left index finger on the middle of the top of the camera with the left thumb on the middle of the bottom being sure to not block my view of the rear screen with my left hand. Weird, but it can be done.

Someone at Nikon surely thought that the flash on the S8200 was real cool. No, it is not. Do the felt strip mod and you will remember to reposition from the norm.
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112 of 119 people found the following review helpful By LittleReadBooks 'n' More on December 14, 2011
Color: Black Verified Purchase
Just got my S8200 tonight and am still battling a bad cold, so I didn't really have a chance to take photos other than inside my house (primarily of my dogs, bedroom, and small christmas tree.) But I have to say, I'm pretty impressed.

As always, I despise my newest camera and am typically *sure* I'm sending it back for its first 1/2 hour in my hands, until I've had time to get to know it and discover its nuances. Same thing happened here, not surprisingly. But now I really love it.

I shoot with Nikon SLRs professionally, but I always carry a little 'snappy cam' as I call them, around with me, because you never know what you'll end up wanting or needing a photo of. I have an 'old' (2006) Nikon S7C which is certainly small enough and easily portable, but the quality is really lacking, especially with video - which is the other reason I bought the s8200. Full 1080p video is lovely. Hardly any lens zoom noise or AF noise, which is quite different from the 'clickity click hummm' the S7C makes.

I PONDERED long and hard over getting this or the P300. While I love the idea of the P300s fast 1.8 lens, the P300s zoom range is around 24-100mm, whereas this camera's is 25-300mm, and I really need the zoom more than the fast lens. Not to mention that once you zoom in, that fast lens slows down considerably, anyway. And I don't plan to do a lot of night shots with any 'snappy' camera like this.

There is another major difference between the two, and that is the S8200 is 16.1MP and the P300 is only 12MP. You will see the difference in enlargements, especially any over 8x10.
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