Review posted for Nikon Coolpix S200!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 10:14 EDT)
Those on a budget looking for a slim, simple, take-anywhere digital camera might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S200.
This little silver camera manages to be modest and stylish at the same time. While you won't find manual exposure controls on the Nikon S200, you will find Nikon specialties like Best Shot Selector, D-Lighting, and a One-Touch Portrait mode. The Nikon S200 also has an Interval Shooting option for time-lapse photography, and the camera can serve as a digital voice recorder, capturing up to five hours of audio.
We found the Nikon S200 appealing for its size and portability, but had some issues with its images. Beyond the typical softness in the corners, there was dramatic purple fringing across the frame, and abnormally strong distortion at both wide angle and telephoto. In the end, it's the Nikon S200's distortion that has a more dramatic effect on prints, with the purple fringing only vexing to pixel-peepers. Click to see the Nikon Coolpix S200 review for more!