Nikon announced the high-performance COOLPIX S8200 super zoom digital camera, a compact COOLPIX S-series model equipped with a 14x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, 16.1-megapixel CMOS sensor with advanced functions in a surprisingly compact body (approximately 1.3-inch depth).
The S8200 is the successor to the COOLPIX S8100. The S8200 is a high-spec compact digital camera equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor. Its 14x optical zoom lens covers a broad range of focal lengths, beginning at the wide-angle 25 mm (equivalent in 35mm  format). Despite these features, the S8200 is roughly the same size as its predecessor. In addition to new features such as Target finding AF, with which the user need simply point the camera at the intended subject and the camera automatically detects that subject and focuses on it, and Smile timer continuous, with which the camera automatically detects smiling faces and captures up to five shots at the moment the human subject smiles, the S8200 offers the functions and performance users have come to expect including continuous shooting, support for recording of full-HD movies and high-speed response.
The COOLPIX S8200's speedy performance is accelerated thanks to its high-speed continuous shooting which can capture five shots at up to six frames-per-second (fps) and a pre-shooting cache that records images before releasing the shutter to capture the action faster than a user's reflexes. From fast-paced action shots to nights out on the town with friends, the COOLPIX S8200 helps to ensure that every moment is captured. Additionally, photos and movies are composed, captured and edited easily on the bright 3.0-inch (921,000-dot) LCD display.
The COOLPIX S8200 features Full HD (1080p) video with stereo sound and amazing optics that lets the user capture with confidence. For even more dynamic movies, consumers have the ability to zoom during recording. To help further unleash creativity, the COOLPIX S8200 has a host of Special Effects (when shooting movies and stills) and Filter Effects (in playback mode for still images), including Selective Color and Fisheye Effect.
Price and Availability
The COOLPIX S8200 will be available in mid September 2011 for $329.95 in a choice of colors including black, silver and red.
|Effective pixels||16.1 million|
|Image sensor||1/2.3-in. type CMOS; total pixels: approx. 16.79 million|
|Lens||14x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens 4.5-63.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-350 mm lens in 35mm  format)
f/3.3-5.9; Digital zoom Up to 2x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 700 mm lens in 35mm  format)
|[W]: Approx. 50 cm to ∞,
[T]: Approx. 1.0 m to ∞,
Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm to ∞ ( wider than Δ )
|Monitor||7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment|
|Storage media||Internal memory (approx. 89 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto (auto gain from ISO 100 to 1600)
Fixed range auto (ISO 100 to 400, ISO 100 to 800)
|HDMI output||Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i|
|Power sources||One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
|Still pictures: Approx. 250 shots
Movies: Approx. 1h 10 min (HD 1080p). (The maximum file size for a single movie is 4 GB and the maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording.)
|Dimensions(WxHxD)||Approx. 103.7 x 59.3 x 32.7 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 213 g (including battery and SD memory card)|
|Supplied accessories||Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM|