About Nikon S9200
3 April, 2013 at
Buy & Sell
Nikon has replaced the Coolpix S9100 with two new models—the Coolpix S9200
and S9300. The only difference between the two new cameras is that the S9300 has a built-in GPS whereas the S9200 doesn't. We tested the GPS-less Coolpix S9200, a superzoom compact that'll have to work hard to find its place in this increasingly crowded market.
The Coolpix S9200 is a very similar camera to last year's S9100, a perfectly pleasant compact from which the new model gets its body and lens. The main new addition to the camera body is a rubbery non-slip thumb-rest on the back, which helps improve grip. Build quality is generally good, although the USB and HDMI ports are covered with disappointingly flimsy strips of rubber. On the whole,NIKON Coolpix S9200 Digital Camera Battery
?though, the S9200 is a reassuring and sturdy camera.
The S9200 has the same screen as the S9100. Colour fidelity is OK, but the display is very cold and light greys are soon overexposed to white. That said, the screen is still pleasant to use, with good levels of sharpness and good viewing angles.
The internal interface hasn't changed either. So while the Coolpix S9200
is an easy-to-use camera for beginners, the drab grey menus are a little uninspiring.
here's not much to report in this field. The S9200 starts up in two and a half seconds, which is within average for this kind of camera (although unlike the S9100, it wouldn't let us shoot immediately after deploying the zoom lens). Once it's up and running, the S9200 focuses quickly and shoots photo after photo without too much of a delay. However, it's not the fastest camera we've ever seen.