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Nikon Coolpix S200
Nikon Coolpix S200

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Nikon Coolpix S200

We've given the S200 a grade of C.

Editor's Review

Highly stylish and highly sensitive, the Nikon Coolpix S200 makes for a nice fashion accessory and offers ISO levels up to 1000, great for shooting fast-moving subjects or low-lit scenes. Sounds like a perfect party camera. Throw in the D-Lighting feature, which can improve poorly exposed photos after they've been taken and the S200 starts looking like a great choice for vibrant nighttime photography. Nikon claims the S200 has vibration reduction image stabilization, but it appears to be only electronic, not optical (which is preferred and more effective). Even so, it's better than nothing. If you're looking for a similar camera with "true" image stabilization, check out the Nikon S500.


  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • Movie mode with sound
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO 50-1000
  • Auto focus and exposure
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Secure Digital Card storage (20MB internal)
  • 2.5-inch LCD
  • Part Number: Coolpix S200
  • UPC: 018208255610
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2007

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Nikon Coolpix S200 Reviews

Nikon Coolpix S200 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Outstanding performer (Soon Motay — 02/17/2009)

I've been using different cameras over time and now I proudly own a nikon S200. Its a small camera that fits in the pocket easily. It is so slim. It supports high capacity memory cards. It takes very good pictures. Out of 300 pictures taken none were blurry. A really outstanding performer. I really don't understand reviews from others that rate this Nikon so poorly. It took great photos even in pitch darkness and even then the pictures were of high quality. I recommend this camera for anyone. The casual user, the guy on holidays going abroad, students using it to take pics for projects.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Disappointed (Brooke Smith — 12/23/2008)

Takes terrible indoor pictures no MATTER what setting you mess with. They are blurry no matter how still. THe white balancing is horrible indoors because of the setting you have to use. I bought this camera because I like Nikon and have owned the D50. Don't know now. Big waste of money.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Stylish Cam Bad Photos (Steven — 11/16/2008)

I got this for my birthday last October i luv it when i first saw it. It was compact, stylish, and fit almost anywhere but the picture quality is so horrible. When i take indoor pictures i comes out blurry too dark just so horrible i didn't like it i do Not recommend this camera for anyone it just a really bad cam but I'm planning to get the Nikon D50 this Christmas

  • 4.0 out of 5
confused (chetan — 02/12/2008)

well.. i got it yesterday .. i liked it bcos of its compact size and some pictures i took seemed to be good.. I still need to have more hands on it to discover what it has to offer .. but i am a bit confused seeing other peoples rating to be either 5 stars or 1 star..

  • 1.0 out of 5
If you take pictures to save nice memories this camera is not for you. Your memories with this camera are just trash. No matter if is outdoor or indoor memories. (iamme — 01/13/2008)

I got this camera for christmas, the first time I used it I took it back to the store. It takes blurry pictures, and the videos it takes are even worse. Nikon really worked designing the looks of this beautifull camera, but did not bother to try to make a good quality camera. If you are a person that likes to save memories in pictures you should not buy this one.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Thank you Nikon! (michelle — 01/04/2008)

I recieved this camera as a gift and I couldn't be happier. Clean shots (indoor and outdoor), easy to use and fits in my jeans pocket! I love that you can take up to 2 hour of video aswell, never owned a better camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best camera ever! (Darya — 01/04/2008)

This is the best camera if you are not a professional photographer. The pictures ARE CLEAR, indoor and out. It is extremely stylish, and comfortable. I recommend this camera for everyone who wants quality pictures, but does not want to spend a forture. Plus Nikon was rated as one of the best camera brands.

  • 1.0 out of 5
horrible (martin hilborne — 09/08/2007)

Bought this camera as a last minute birthday present. It looks excellent, easy to use and very compact. In reality, I would have preferred to have a camera with a 2 metre tripod hanging off of it as I found the pictures horrible. Its great to have a tiny, good looking camera but not at the expence of quality pictures.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Worst Digital Camera I have ever had ! (Fustrated Man — 09/06/2007)

Got this camera just because of its compact size and also heard nikon is a good brand to consider. To my disappointment, it took lousy indoor pictures and also produced poor quality pictures even during the day. Ready to sell it away for low price. This is definitely the worst digital camera i have ever had. Feel cheated after buying this piece of junk. I got really fustrated by the results it had given me after taking many shots with different settings. I am not a professional photographer but i do take nice pictures with other digital cameras before. With this camera, i can't even take any decent picture. Does anyone feel the same way as i do ?

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Value in 7M Category (MaxCameraMan — 08/11/2007)

Superbly convincing. Head-to-head excellent compared with Sony W55. But cheaper in price. You get more than what you pay.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Just returned my S200 today (Darci — 07/18/2007)

I have never had a camera take such terrible indoor shots as this camera did. However, the outdoor shots weren't too bad. Definitely not worth keeping though!

  • 5.0 out of 5
great (brannigan young — 07/17/2007)

takes great pictures and is small and compact

  • 5.0 out of 5
Amazing! (Olivia — 07/14/2007)


  • 3.0 out of 5
Not that impressive (S Ong — 07/12/2007)

Bought it because of cheaper and free accessories given. After 1 day, regret that I did not pay extra 50 dollars to get the Canon Ixus 70, which is direct competitor. I have a Canon A95 and some pictures taken for comparison shows better quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Horrible! This one is going back! (MD — 06/18/2007)

Ok camera if you only take outdoor photos...if you plan to take indoor shots be prepared for blurry, fuzzy pics.