Audio file format: AAC stereo Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps HD: 1280x720p / 30fps iFrame® 540: 960x540 / 30fps Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264 Standard TV: 640x480 / 30fps
Voice Memo Function
Image Size (pixels)
4608 x 3456 (16M)
ISO 100-3200 Auto (auto gain ISO 100-1600) Fixed range auto (ISO 100-400, 100-800)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity
Highest ISO Sensitivity
224-segment matrix, center-weighted
Programmed auto exposure Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) motion detection
Back Light Beach Black and White Copy Close Up Dusk/Dawn Easy Panorama Fireworks Show Food Landscape Museum Night Landscape Night Portrait Panorama Assist Party/Indoor Pet Portrait Portrait Snow Sports Sunset
In-Camera Image Editing
Crop D-Lighting Filter Effects Quick retouch Skin softening Small Picture
± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
Auto Cloudy Daylight Flash Fluorescent Incandescent Manual
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/1600-1 sec. (when ISO sensitivity set to Auto) 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
Up to 5 shots at approx. 6 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options
Best Shot Selector Continuous Continuous H 60 Continuous H 120 Multi-shot 16 Pre-shooting cache
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 5.5m (1ft 8in. to 18ft.) [T]: 1.0 to 3.0m (3ft. 4in. to 9ft. 10in.)
Built-in Flash Control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Data transfer protocol
Can be selected from: Auto 480p 720p 1080i
Audio/video (A/V) output Digital I/O (USB) HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
Arabic Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Hindi Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Polish Portugese (European and Brazilian) Romanian Russian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukranian Vietnamese
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
Battery / Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Battery Life (shots per charge)
Still pictures*: Approx. 250 shots Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 x 3456 (16M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.*Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries.
The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is a new travel-zoom camera featuring a 14x zoom lens with a versatile focal range of 25-350mm. Measuring just 32.7mm thick, key features of the S8200 include a 16.1 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, high resolution 3 inch LCD screen, full 1080p high-definition movies with stereo sound, lens-shift Vibration Reduction, 1cm macro mode, shooting mode dial and a fast auto-focus system, shutter-lag and startup time. The Nikon Coolpix S8200 also offers target-finding auto-focus mode, Easy Panoramas, 6fps continuous shooting at full resolution, in-camera HDR imaging, a range of special effects and advanced Night Landscape and Portrait modes. Available in three colours, Black, Red and Gold.The Nikon Coolpix S8200 has a rather conservative yet still appealing design, with the metal body finished in a glossy black coating that's helpfully rubberised on the front half, aiding your grip on the camera. Although very slightly thicker than the S8100, the S8200 is still very slim for a camera with a 14x zoom lens, but note that the camera does measure over 70mm deep when the zoom is fully extended. At 213g it's also quite a light camera, and just about fits in both the palm of your hand or a shirt pocket.The lens has a fairly fast maximum aperture of f/3.3 at the wide-angle end but a rather slow f/5.9 at full telephoto. The Nikon S8200 is very quick to find focus, locking onto your target in less than 0.2 seconds, regardless of the lighting conditions or which end of the zoom range you're using. In addition, the target-finding auto-focus mode successfully detects, tracks and focuses on the main subject, making it easier to capture fast-moving subjects successfully.
The Nikon Coolpix S8200 produced images of above average quality. The 1/2.3 inch, 16 megapixel sensor used in the S8200 produces noise-free images at ISO 160 and 200, with ISO 400 also looking good, although there's some grain at 100% magnification and slight loss of saturation. ISO 800 shows some quite obvious noise, softening of fine detail and further loss of saturation, and ISO 16000 is even noisier, although still OK for small prints and web images. The fastest setting of ISO 3200 seems to have been included just to look good on the list of specifications.
The Nikon Coolpix S8200 handled chromatic aberrations fairly well with some purple fringing present around the edges of objects in certain high-contrast situations.The Nikon Coolpix S8200 offers a Macro setting that allows you to focus on a subject that is 1cm away from the camera when the lens is set to wide-angle.The flash settings on the Nikon Coolpix S8200 are Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Off, On and Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction. The Nikon Coolpix S8200's maximum shutter speed is 4 seconds in the Fireworks scene mode, which is not goo if you're seriously interested in night photography.The Nikon Coolpix S8200 has an anti-shake mechanism, which allows you to take sharp photos at slower shutter speeds than other digital cameras.
Video quality is good enough for Web use and nondiscriminating TV viewing. Panning the camera will create judder that's typical of the video from most compact cameras.
Just like its predecessor, this makes the S8200 better suited to more casual users looking for a versatile all-rounder, rather than possibly being a pocket backup for a DSLR or compact system camera user. The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is Highly Recommended for point-and-shoot use in good light, which will more than satisfy most of the camera's target audience.