Nikon Coolpix S5200 review

Sturdy compact camera ideal for travelling

Nikon Coolpix S5200 review
The Nikon S5200 has Wi-Fi and smartphone compatibility

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The Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a decent update to the Coolpix range and will suit people looking for a camera without too many confusing options.

We liked

You're unlikely to miss many shots, since the shot-to-shot time on the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is good, enabling you to capture a range of images easily and effortlessly. The video footage is some of the best quality we've seen for a camera in this range.

We also liked the quick editing option from the playback menu, giving you the choice of applying the digital filters post-capture.

We disliked

The record button seems unfortunately placed, and it was hit by accident several times without realising, draining the battery considerably.

There are no individual settings to control shot information (such as shots remaining, exposure and so on), so you either have it on while shooting as well as during playback or not on at all. It would be nice to see a setting to tailor this, since seeing the information on the screen during playback becomes a little distracting.

Final verdict

Ideal for travel, because of its durability and easy charge options, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 performs well in a variety of everyday situations. It would be a good camera to consider if you're looking for an all-rounder that isn't going to break the bank, especially if you want to capture good quality video footage.

If you're specifically looking for a Wi-Fi-enabled camera, however, it might be worth spending more money for something offering more flexibility, such as the Samsung Galaxy Camera or Panasonic TZ40.