Nikon Coolpix S8200 review

Quick, compact and bursting with beginner-friendly features

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These graphs were produced using data generated by DXO Analyzer.

We used the Nikon Coolpix S8200 to shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using the DXO software.

Signal to noise ratio

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

Nikon coolpix s8200 signal to noise ratio
Nikon coolpix s8200 signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Nikon Coolpix S8200 show that the camera handles noise better than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20, Canon IXUS 310 HS and Samsung WB700.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click hereto read the full article.

Dynamic range

Nikon coolpix s8200 dynamic range
Nikon coolpix s8200 dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Nikon Coolpix S8200's JPEGs have a better result for dynamic range than the Samung WB700from ISO 200, but lags behind both the Canon IXUS 310 HS and Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20.

For a full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests, please click here to read the full article.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
Product FamilyCoolpix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical
Optical Zoom14x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4, QuickTime MOV
Weight (Approximate)213 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height59.3 mm
Width103.7 mm
Depth32.7 mm
Focal Length4.50 mm to 63 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS8200
Product NameCoolpix S8200 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control

Programmed AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA850E1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Fast, powerful and precise, the Coolpix S8200 is a compact super-zoom that's sharp enough to capture the moment without missing a beat.

The 16 megapixel back illuminated CMOS sensor delivers superb results, even in low light. The Nikkor 14x zoom lens with wide-angle coverage is great for distant or panoramic shots, as well as candid portraits.

Its speedy start-up, quick autofocus and continuous shooting mode ensure you'll always capture the shot you want.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S8200 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap AN-CP19
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Software CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year