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Nikon Coolpix S220 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch LCD (Plum)

3.7 out of 5 stars 229 customer reviews

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  • 10.0-megapixel resolution for photo-quality prints up to 16 x 20 inches
  • 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens; 4-way VR image stabilization
  • 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD screen
  • Nikon's Smart Portrait System; Red-eye Fix, Face Priority AE and more
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Product Description

Color: Plum

Product Description

Nikon CoolPix S220 10MP Plum Digital Camera

From the Manufacturer

Nikon’s ultra slim, stylish Coolpix S220 combines 10.0 effective megapixels with a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for stunning prints as large as 16x20 inches. The sleek, all-metal design slips right in your shirt pocket or purse, and the incredible, bright 2.5-inch LCD makes it easy to compose and share pictures even in bright sunlight. The Coolpix S220, with Nikon’s EXPEED image processor and new 4-Way Image Stabilization, enables you to take incredible pictures, and Nikon’s new Smart Portrait System combines automatic in-camera features that enable users to get great portraits of smiling faces without red-eye and blink.

Coolpix S220 Highlights

10.0-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches

3x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens provides exceptional pictures and gets you close to the action

New EXPEED image processor ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness

4-Way VR Image stabilization

  • Nikon’s Electronic VR image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by adjusting the shutter speed and the ISO to get the optimal results
  • Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for cameras hake and subject movement
  • High ISO up to 2000 capability helps give you sharper results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects.
  • Nikon’s original Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and saves the sharpest image
Bright 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD makes it easy to compose and share your pictures

Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene in your picture and adjusts camera setting

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System:
  • Smile Mode The camera automatically takes the shot when the subject smiles
  • Blink proof camera automatically takes two shots and saves the one in which the subject’s eye are open
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically fixes most instances of red-eye in the camera. You may never see red-eye again
  • Improved Face-Priority AF - Nikon’s face-finding technology that automatically focuses on faces faster than ever. Up to 12 faces can be detected and Face priority AE adjusts brightness of the subject’s face
  • D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail where needed

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.5 x 0.7 x 2.2 inches
Item Weight 3.5 ounces
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds
Item model number S220 Plum
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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3.7 out of 5 stars 229 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,777 in Camera & Photo
#172 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com February 2, 2009

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By Ronald D. Hubbs on April 1, 2009
Color: Plum
I needed a good camera and didn't want to spend a lot of coin. I picked this one b/c it had the lithium-ion rechargeable battery and was 10 megapixel. It's super easy to use and has great features. I have taken some close ups of things (macro) and I'm blown away by the detail quality. For [...] bucks, I don't know how you could beat this. Some of the shots i've taken already look professional and I don't even really know how to fully use it yet.

Great buy.


This camera seemed fine for me at the time, but despite VERY LIGHT USE and always having it in a protective case and proper handling, it didn't even last a year and a half. The lens wouldn't open and despite several attempts to fix it (using various methods found online as this is a common problem), nothing worked. My option was to try to get it fixed for more than the camera is worth. Now it is a $150 paper weight. Complete junk.

Bought a Canon PowerShot SX130 IS and am far happier: better pics, better video, easier to use. For lower end stuff like this, I would go with Canon. While Nikon may make great high end cameras, their consumer grade stuff seems like junk.
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Color: Plum
I should have known better because every time I go to Staples there are about 5 of these cameras that were returned on the "bargain table". Now I know why.

As a lifelong Nikon customer and former professional photographer, I can tell you that anyone who says this is a great camera is just plain ignorant or works for Nikon.

This piece of crap cannot handle any lighting conditions, and I mean ANY lighting conditions. If it's too dark, both videos and stills are incredibly grainy, and the color reproduction is absolutely horrendous! Use the flash, and everything is washed out. If there is lots of light, it's STILL too grainy, colors are saturated to the point of looking like cartoons, and edges are broken up instead of solid lines. This is with all settings on "Auto". I tried "Manual" with the same results.

The videos have lines and streaks throughout, and constant shifting colors in sunlight. I took a video in a park and half the grass and sky are YELLOW and the entire video has vertical lines running through it! My CELLPHONE takes better videos! 90% of the videos I took at a local water park are unuseable. The distortion (because the light is too bright) and grain makes it look like a kid's toy camera took the vids.

Although they claim 10 Megapixels, I had a 1.3 Megapixel Olympus that took much, MUCH better pictures. I guarantee you will see ultra-saturated, runny colors, graininess that rivals most cellphones, and unbelievably poor edge definition.

The "features" such as "smile detection" are just stupid! If you're too dumb to know when someone is smiling then you have no business owning a camera.

I am so sorry I waited so long to test this thing! Now I can't take it back and I wouldn't have the heart to pawn it off on some other poor sucker. I can't emphasize enough what a waste of money this thing is.
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Color: Plum
My husband surprised me with this camera as a gift about two weeks ago, and I love it! It takes great pictures once you get used to using all the settings. Like many others have said in their reviews, this is not an out of the box camera. You need to learn about the settings in order to get great pictures. The camera is certainly capable of great pictures, just take the time (it doesn't take all that long) to get familiar with your camera's abilities and you'll love it! And the color is BEAUTIFUL! I even found a camera case on Amazon that practically matches the camera! Yes, I am a blessed and happy wifey :)
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Color: Graphite Black
Nikon Coolpix S220 Digital Camera is a compact digital camera that makes a good camera choice for the first- time digital camera owner who is ready to get started in the world of digital photography but wants something that isn't priced too high or requires too much tech savvy. It is one of the smaller cameras available and it is offered at a price level that makes it ideal for the budget- minded consumer.

Digital cameras are offered in many sizes and with many features and the Nikon Coolpix S220 Digital Camera is easily the smallest digital camera I have ever used. There are some cameras that are even smaller, but most are inadequate for my needs, due to their often tiny LCD viewing screen. This camera offers an LCD screen that is large enough to easily see what you need to see so that picture taking is optimized. The size is sufficient enough that it doesn't hinder the taking of quality pictures.

Picture quality is the most important feature of any digital camera and the Nikon Coolpix S220 Digital Camera does, indeed, take good pictures for a simpler camera. It also includes helpful features that produce better photographs, such as its image stabilization system. I also like the color options. Standard color is the option most photographers will use, but there is also a setting called Vivid Color. This option brightens the colors and in many ways, it reminds me of the colors common to a videotaped television program. However, one needs to be careful with this feature because I have found that it sometimes distorts the colors in certain situations. For example, outdoor pictures should not be taken using the Vivid Color option because it can result in a level of color that is a little unrealistic.
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