Expert Review of Nikon Coolpix S9200 Point & Shoot Digital Camera Black
Available in multi colors, the Nikon Coolpix S9200 is a smart camera from NIKON Coolpix S series. It offers 18x Optical zoom lens crafted within a slim and compact body. The adaptable reach and range of an 18x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with 25mm wide-angle to 450mm super-telephoto exposure is expertly squeezed it into a slender, modish form that fits contentedly in the hand. The image capturing power of a 16.0MP Backside illumination CMOS image sensor works impeccably with Lens-shift VR image stabilization technology, even whilst using the super-telephoto end of the zoom lens, to produce fine-looking and dramatic pictures, whether capturing the glory of an open scene, or zooming a remote scenery. The advanced 7.5-cm (3-inch) 921k-dot high-resolution LCD monitor for Nikon Coolpix S9200 employs Nikon's Clear color display technology that gives crispy and finer details of every picture and video yet at wide viewing angles. Full HD video recording support with stereo sound and ample of features such as EXPEED C2 image processing engine, High-speed continuous shooting at approx. 6 fps, 360°/180° Easy panorama mode, Eye-Fi card support, Special effects, Filter effects available for stored images, USB charging via Charging AC adapter (supplied) or PC, Auto composite night shooting, Macro shooting and 3D photography makes it worthy being discussed.
Design and Build Quality
The successor of S9100, Nikon Coolpix S9200 has been made slim and compact along with some improvements over its predecessor. The rubbery non-slip thumb-rest on the back is innovative and gives you a good hand grip. This camera has all what it takes to train the newbies. The front side houses a 16MP, 25 mm wide-angle to 450 mm super-telephoto coverage lens that can capture wide natural scenes improvingly with the CMOS sensor and clearly with Lens Shift Technology. The flash at the front provides good illumination when there is no sufficient light while capturing.
The top of the camera features some intuitive controls and a mode selector dial that gives you access to wide range of modes including Auto, Scene, Smart Portrait, Continuous Shooting, Special Effects etc. Meanwhile, the back side has been provided with a straight forwarded LCD 3-inch screen that uses Nikon's Clear color display technology to deliver stunning and naturalistic visuals. It also embraces a wide viewing angle that lets you and those who are with you enjoy the same quality viewing experience. Sides are enriched with HDMI and USB ports for PC and other external devices compatibility. And at last, its dimensions speaks 108.7mm x 59.8m x 30.6mm and the weight is surprisingly lighter measuring nearly 209gm thus making it a pocket friendly gadget.
Focus and Face Detection
Nikon Coolpix S9200 camera comes with 18x Optical zoom lens through which you an imprison great details of remote areas where you cannot reach physically. The ability to capture wide angles and telephoto exposure allows you to capture magnificent sceneries from the nature, be it the light of the dawn or the dusk. Face detection is as usual and typical as in other cameras.
Lens and Image Stabilization
The Nikon Coolpix S9200 camera houses an 18x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with 25 mm wide-angle to 450 mm super-telephoto coverage that giver you legendary and long lasting shots so that you can seize up your memories whenever you want. This CMOS enabled lens is intelligently coupled with the Lens-shift VR image stabilization to reassure great crystal clear picture quality and blurfree view. And for sure, the contribution of EXPEED C2 image processing engine in producing High quality images is too great to be ignored.
Screen and Menus
When talked about the viewfinder, the Nikon Coolpix S9200 comes equipped with a advanced 7.5-cm (3-inch) 921k-dot high-resolution LCD monitor that uses Nikon's Clear color display technology which expels unambiguous visuals whether you are outdoor or indoors. Better more, the screen has a wide viewing angle that lets many viewers enjoy the superior quality of images and videos on the screen. Options such as 360°/180° Easy panorama mode, Special effects available when shooting pictures or movies etc are worthy to be noted. Lastly, direct buttons for navigation, deletions, record capture are provided for the purpose of providing ease in operation.
Not much to report in this field: The Nikon Coolpix S9200 operates on Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 that gives incessant capturing up to 200 shots.
With S9200 in hand, you can Record full 1080p HD movies with stereo sound at the cost of just a single press. You can set the Special effects and operate within 18x optical zoom while recording to create remarkable movies. The HDMI port lets you view your recording work on a big HDTV screen. Ofcourse, there are some bad sides in this aspect but keeping those for last we leap into the next one.
The Nikon Coolpix S9200 camera has been empowered with the 1/2.3-inch type CMOS sensor which can automatically sense the outer conditions and with the help of other logical units set the settings to a optimum value and thus delivering pictures that are sharp in contrast, balanced in brightness and vivid in colors.
The S9200 boasts with good design, handling and a solid build quality. The LCD is remarkable because of its clearness and wide viewing angles. Furthermore, the CMOS sensors in combination with the EXPEED C2 Image Processing Engine and lens shift technology gives good quality of pictures. Moreover, the Optical zoom and ability to shoot 1080p videos are really appreciable. Fast continuous shooting at full resolution and good color reproduction are another substantial features of the Nikon Coolpix S9200.Finally closing up the stack of advantages is the price point of this camera.
The video recording is good although there are unpredictable sounds recorded along with the target sounds. Playback sound quality is not appreciable and certain times it gives unreliable autofocus in video mode. Capturing at higher ISO levels introduces considerable noises in the images. The LCD screen lacks touch support and is not tiltable. Furthermore, the high end functionalities such as GPS, WIFI etc are missed in this camera. Finally, this camera misses the electronic viewfinder of which many people are used to.