Nikon Coolpix S8200 Ilse Jurriën : August 26th 2011 - 18:15 CET
Nikon Coolpix S8200 digital camera : Nikon introduces the high-performance Nikon Coolpix S8200 digital compact camera, equipped with a 14x optical zoom lens and incorporating advanced photo features in a stylish design. The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is the successor to the popular Coolpix S8100 high-power zoom camera. The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is a high-spec compact digital camera equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor offering an 16.1 megapixel resolution, and a 14x optical zoom lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths, beginning at the wide-angle 25mm (equivalent in 35mm format). Despite these incredible features, the Nikon Coolpix S8200 camera is roughly the same size as its predecessor.
Nikon Coolpix S8200 camera
The 16 megapixel Nikon S8200 is equipped with a 14x optical zoom Nikkor lens with a zoom range beginning at the wide-angle 25mm (equivalent in 35mm format) for coverage of a broad range of viewing angles. Despite the 14x optical zoom lens, the Nikon Coolpix S8200 has an extremely portable body duo to the exclusive new, high-density slim lens barrel design. Adoption of a lens-shift vibration reduction (VR) function allows for improved zoom function and reduces the effects of camera shake for simpler capture of more beautiful images.
16 megapixel Nikon Coolpix S8200
Besides features photographers have come to expect from Nikon, including continuous shooting and support for Full HD video recording, the Nikon Coolpix S8200 also offers Target finding AF, with which the photographer simply points the camera in the direction of the intended subject and the Nikon Coolpix S8200 immediately predicts that subject and then specifies the focus area and size for focusing. As the active focus area is automatically specified in accordance with the size of the subject, resulting images are in clear focus. Another great feature on the Nikon Coolpix S8200 is the Smile timer continuous mode, with which the camera automatically detects smiling faces and captures up to five shots at the moment the human subject smiles
Continuous shooting with the Nikon S8200
In addition to continuous shooting of up to five shots (with Continuous enabled) at the maximum image size of 16 megapixel at a rate of approximately 6 fps, additional options of the Nikon Coolpix S8200 enable high-speed continuous shooting of up to 60 shots at shutter speeds of 1/125 s or faster (Continuous H: 120 fps), and automatic recording of up to five shots before the shutter-release button is fully pressed to enable capture of the perfect moment (Pre-shooting cache).
Nikon Coolpix S8200 response time
With a power-up time of approximately 0.95 s, an auto focusing time of approximately 0.29 s, and a shooting time lag of roughly 0.35 s, the Nikon Coolpix S8200 responds immediately not only to sudden photo opportunities, but to moving subjects as well. In addition the zoom control of the Nikon S8200 offers two-stage zooming for fast zooming when rotated all the way in either direction and slower zooming needed to compose shots when rotated partially.
Night photography with the Nikon S8200
Images captured continuously at high speed with a low ISO sensitivity setting (for less noise) are combined and recorded as a single blur-free image with very little noise. This allows users of the Nikon Coolpix S8200 to capture beautiful night landscapes on the spur of the moment with hand-held shooting and no prior preparation. By combining two shots captured in quick succession at varying exposures, images exhibiting rich tones with no loss of detail in highlights or shadows are possible. This mode offers three levels of exposure deviation for use according to the degree of difference between bright and dark areas in the scene.
Nikon Coolpix S8200 video recording
Users can record Full HD videos (1920 x 1080 pixels) with the Nikon Coolpix S8200. The optical zoom can be used when recording video. In addition, dramatic movies recorded using the HS Movie function can be played back in slow motion at 1/4 or 1/2 the normal playback speed, or in fast motion at twice the normal playback speed.
Take panorama pictures with the Nikon S8200
With the Nikon Coolpix S8200 digital camera, photographers can create dynamic vertical or horizontal panorama photos with ease. Angle of view can be selected from 180° (normal) and 360° (wide). The user simply need to move the camera in the desired direction using the guides displayed, and the Nikon Coolpix S8200 automatically recognizes the direction in which shots should progress. Multiple shots are then combined in a single panorama photo.
Nikon Coolpix S8200 photo effects
When taking pictures with the Nikon Coolpix S8200 you can use the Special Effects feature prior to shooting, or apply filter effects to photos already taken. Special effects enables users to capture photos with colors and tones that suit their intent. Filter effects are easily applied to still images and movies that have already been recorded. The skillful use of these features according to desired intent, scene, etc. allows users to easily create artistic imaging works not previously possible.
Nikon Coolpix S8200 price & availability
The Nikon Coolpix S8200 will be available from September 2011 and carries an estimated retail price of € 300. The new Nikon Coolpix S8200 comes in the colors black, white, silver and red.
Nikon Coolpix S8200 review
As soon as we receive a Nikon Coolpix S8200 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Nikon Coolpix S8200 review.
Nikon Coolpix S8200 test photos
In the mean time Nikon published some test photos of the Nikon Coolpix S8200 camera, so you can check out the image quality yourself. You can download the Nikon Coolpix S8200 test photo here.