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Nikon Coolpix S220 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch LCD (Plum) by Review Summary ,  Aug 4, 2015

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Nikon Coolpix S220 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 2.5 inch LCD (Plum)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 226 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.0
Returned or considering to return: 15.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   above average
Color4.4   average
Size4.4   average
Photo3.9   below average
Video3.8   below average
Image3.3   below average
Quality3.3   below average
Screen3.3   below average
Setting2.6   mediocre
Lens0.4   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"The only reason I rated it 4 was because the battery & cord used for uploading the pictures were missing."
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"I had a chunky kodak digital camera before this one, which used AAA batteries and broke, so I bought this camera to replace it."
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"The major drawback for me is that the battery doesn't last long at low temperatures (below 20*F or so)."
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"Battery life is very reasonable."
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"The battery holds its charge fairly well, and after losing the original charger that came with the camera, we were able to find a cheap non-OEM charger that has worked well."
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"The ONE positive thing I can say about it is the battery life is good."
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"It is so easy to connect to charge the battery by simply plugging in a power cord."
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"I love the battery charger- it lasts so long so you don't miss any photo opportunities"
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Color

Color:
"The pictures were grainy, the color was distorted and the quality was just not as good as the Kodak Easyshare."
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"My old Canon A510 takes better video and photos (3.2 megapixel).3) Some flash pictures have halos around subject4) Colors don't seem accurate; automatic white balance does not appear to work; manual setting seem to over correct; tungsten setting make photo's blue."
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"Grainy images, abnormally bright colors make many pictures appear as if out of a cartoon coloring book."
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"She also loves the color!"
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"The only good thing about this camera is of course the color and the slim size."
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"Cute colors."
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"Set ISO to '80' and Color options to 'Vivid' (B&W is fun too)."
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"And so I decided to go with Nikon since it was cheaper and I really liked the colors (yes, I actually picked a camera based on color)."
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Fit

Fit:
"It is small and fits in your pocket nicely."
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"The build and fit is very good."
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"It's slick looking and portable, and fits in a pocket really well."
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"What a joy to find a camera that is so small that it fits in your pocket or pocketbook but takes great pictures!"
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"It fits my pockets very well."
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Image

Image:
"The images it produces are terrible."
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"Worst camera ever, particularly for night pics."
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"When she returned with her pics we were so disappointed with the picture quality that we didn't keep one picture from her trip."
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"Here are the problems:1) Some photo are grainy; not just slightly, but really grainy."
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"It is small and easy enough to use, but the photo quality is absolutely terrible."
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"Most of the problem was that the pics were out of focus, or blurry."
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"Takes great pics."
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"This little camera has a large screen on the back for easy viewing of your pics, charges while you download your pics to your hardrive and has intuitive features menu."
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"Very nice camera, at first I thought the photo quality sucked and I bought a rip off, BUT, I changed the ISO settings; exposure settings and got High Quality photos, this isn't a camera that will always right off the bat have good photos where ever you take them."
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"There seemed to be a fishey effect on images, where they are clear at the center, but blurred on the edges."
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Lens

Lens:
"I am very disappointed that the camera arrived and the lens does not work, so I don't think the factory reconditioning worked very well in this case."
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"it just keeps saying lens error i contact the seller asking for an exchange of some sort and all they say is sorry, its past the 90 days?"
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"Takes good pictures and easy to use, BUT, I returned it to Nikon last November with the lense error."
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"Other than that, it wasn't very durable, and the lens stopped opening correctly after a little over a year."
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"This week the lens started not fully extending and we got the common lens error message."
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"First time trying to take a photo outside the lens goes in and out a few times then lens error message."
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"This is no Leica with six lens but it does a truly remarkable job for the price both with natural light and flash."
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"I took pretty good pictures but the lens kept getting stuck."
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Photo

Photo:
"It has been heartbreaking; I got this camera in 2009 for a very important family wedding and was disappointed when so many photos were blurry and the lighting seemed so poor in the shots."
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"Nikon should offer a trade in or something for people who wasted money on this and lost memories of events because of no decent photos to keep!"
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").Have you been disappointed about the quality of indoor photos of friends family etc."
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"After Christmas was over the family was reviewing the photo's taken and they were horrible."
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"I do not believe it was user error because I took several photo's myself and changed the settings to see if they would improve and it did not."
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"A gift for my daughter but she likes it and it takes great photos."
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"It takes amazing photos, and works consistently and flawlessly."
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"When we first got together, seeing him take amazing photos with his elaborate camera set up kind of intimidated me, but I like taking photos too."
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"I have used this camera indoors and out, it take excellent photos."
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"It takes decent photos - about what you'd expect for a moderately priced point-and-shoot."
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Price

Price:
"Nikon should offer a trade in or something for people who wasted money on this and lost memories of events because of no decent photos to keep!"
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"I am very upset with this camera, i loved the price, but i couldn't justify the poor picture quality."
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"I have previously used this model and found it excellent for the price."
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"It is the absolutely the best camera for the price."
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"This is no Leica with six lens but it does a truly remarkable job for the price both with natural light and flash."
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"We visited Best Buy, and since we are on a budget, both quality and price were considerations."
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"I went and bought a Kodak Easy Share, for about half the price that the Nikon cost, and am so happy with it already."
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Quality

Quality:
"Feature wise it's good, but with crappy picture quality, all those features are useless."
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"It's satisfactory for first time users, but as you get usded to the digital thing, the problems stand out - mainly picture quality."
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"The picture quality is the worst!"
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").Have you been disappointed about the quality of indoor photos of friends family etc."
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"What others here are complaining about in terms of picture quality, or lack of, can easily be corrected by referring to your User's Manual (p.93)!"
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"The pictures were grainy, the color was distorted and the quality was just not as good as the Kodak Easyshare."
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"If you are looking for a good quality digiital camera, you cannot go wrong with this baby."
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"We visited Best Buy, and since we are on a budget, both quality and price were considerations."
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"The large LCD on the back provides a good viewing area and the picture quality is acceptable, if you take the time to try to get the best picture in-camera and do not limit yourself to the built-in auto mode."
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"While I didn't buy this product off Amazon I just wanted give my thoughts about the S220.I got this Camera for my birthday a few years ago and while I was great at first I felt like the quality of my pictures was decreasing after the first 9 months."
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"Very nice camera, at first I thought the photo quality sucked and I bought a rip off, BUT, I changed the ISO settings; exposure settings and got High Quality photos, this isn't a camera that will always right off the bat have good photos where ever you take them."
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Screen

Screen:
"When I received this camera it worked but not well, fuzzy screen and eventually within a month It wouldn't open or close, wasted money on this"
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"They should have noted that the screen was crakced and that the on off switch was hard to switch over."
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"The screen broke on two of them, one in my daughters pocket and the other in her purse, they are ridiculously delicate cameras."
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"It stopped working immediately: the lenses got stuck out, and the screen kept saying Lens Error."
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"4 Days into the trip I turned on the camera to find the LCD screen had been broken."
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"I am profoundly disappointed that after a mere four months the screen's gone blank."
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"This little camera has a large screen on the back for easy viewing of your pics, charges while you download your pics to your hardrive and has intuitive features menu."
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"i had screen issues and had a great experience sending it back and having it replaced."
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"I purchased this in good condition and when I got it .. the camera screen was cracked!"
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"The screen is great."
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"There is no visible damage to the screen, so no obvious explanation for why the screen doesn't work."
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Setting

Setting:
"The pictures are no longer clear, despite my trying every setting and every lighting condition I can think of."
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"The macro settings are terrible; You will always need keep it in full force zoom."
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"The settings it has are not organized very well."
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"Maybe I just don't have the setting right, (the settings are very confusing, and they have really obscure ones like museum and food) but sometimes my pictures come out really blurry or with weird yellow light."
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"I do not believe it was user error because I took several photo's myself and changed the settings to see if they would improve and it did not."
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"Now, only one setting produces clear pictures and more than 80% of my pictures overall still turn out blurred, even when I set the camera down on a hard surface."
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"You HAVE to change those settings in order to get good photos."
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"I bought this camera for under $100 on sale at Nebraska Furniture Mart...it has done the job as intended and with the proper settings it produces decent point & shoot pictures."
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"Great camera for the price, loads of features and settings."
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"I had no problem figuring out how to use it and how to change the settings."
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Size

Size:
"I checked this problem out on the internet and it seems to be a major problem with Nikon small cameras."
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"They said it was impact damage because it had a small dent in the corner."
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"The pictures from this Nikon were soft and blurry and just not good, even with file sizes four times the ones from the Canon of the same subject."
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"The size is so small now that I am worried about sitting on the camera when I put it in my pockets."
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"It is perfect for an active lifestyle where excessive size is a problem."
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"It's small easy to store in my purse or coat pocket."
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"It is great for small business or personal."
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"It is small and fits in your pocket nicely."
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"While I'd love a high-end SLR, this is small and great for day-to-day use."
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"I travel frequently and needed a small durable camera to document construction sites."
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Video

Video:
"horrible video quality!"
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"It takes ok video, but the pictures are not very good quality and it's impossible to force changes to some picture settings, particularly night."
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"The problem was the picture and the video quality."
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"Both video and photos transfer to my laptop effortlessly."
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"The video quality is excellent in this camera, almost like a camcorder video."
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"She also quickly figured out how to use the other features, and enjoys the video capability."
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"Video quality is decent, even in indoor lighting."
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