Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp - Opinions?

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Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp - Opinions?

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:02 pm

Any opinions on the Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp? I need a new camera, but I am hesitant to plunge big $$ on a powershot... not sure I want to mess w manual settings etc... but Macro shots and video are two elements I would like. DSLR is out of my price range.

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Re: Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp - Opinions?

Postby Philsuma » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:53 pm

I have heard these Coolpix are really well made and take great shots. Are they really small and thin and portable ? Is the LCD a touchscreen? If so...for @ $279.00....I'll buy one.

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Re: Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp - Opinions?

Postby RanaVenenosa » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:29 pm

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They dont have a touch screen, but they are slim and take good pics. I think the only big negative is they don't perform as well in low light. That might be a deal killer.

So I have $350 to budget for a camera - others I looked at were the Fuji HS20EXR and maybe the Canon SX30IS. Hoping someone has some actual exp vs me just reading online "reviews"...
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Re: Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp - Opinions?

Postby RanaVenenosa » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:10 am

Turns out one of my coworkers is a camera buff - he talked me into the Canon Powershot S95. The price is now showing $289 and might come down w thx giving sales. He said that was no brainer and not to get spooked over manual settings - he offered to get me started. This camera has f2 lens, better for indoors and smaller lens has less distortion on Macro when your in jpg mode than other "zoom" crazy lenses. Got to fiddle w his S90, which is more or less the same except S95 shoots 720 vid vs VGA.
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Re: Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp - Opinions?

Postby Philsuma » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:40 am

Nice....look forward to the review and some pics. I just used my little Sony cybershot( 5.1 megapixels) for some ebay pics and it served me well since I bought it in 2004-5.

One thing that would be cool is for a wi-fi interface for pic sharing/downloading. I hate all the cords.

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Re: Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp - Opinions?

Postby RanaVenenosa » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:36 pm

Surprise - wife got me a S95 Canon for Christmas. Been playing around - really like it! This camera is so superior to my cheap target HP its not even funny. I will post some pics soon.

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Re: Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp - Opinions?

Postby Philsuma » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:53 pm

Awesome !

I can't wait for a full review - I may just go right out and get one !

Does it have "Wi-fi" download ?

Is it waterproof or water resistant ?

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Re: Nikon Cool Pix S8200 16.1mp - Opinions?

Postby RanaVenenosa » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:29 pm

Philsuma wrote:Awesome !

I can't wait for a full review - I may just go right out and get one !

Does it have "Wi-fi" download ? Nope

Is it waterproof or water resistant ?
Nope

I will spend a few months with this new camera then share my opinion - I am not a camera buff so prob not fair to consider my my comments a review : )
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