Nikon Coolpix S220/S225

Last update (09 November’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ DPInterface

Nikon Coolpix S220 is a 10.0 megapixels digital camera features 3x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens with 4-Way VR Image Stabilization, Nikon’s Smart Portrait System, EXPEED Image Processor, and a Bright 2.5-inch High Resolution LCD. The camera measures Height: 2.2 in. (55.5mm) x Width: 3.5 in. (89.5mm) x Depth: 0.7 in. (18mm) and weighs 3.5 oz. (100g).
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Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 Reviews

PCAuthority reviews the Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 and writes;
“Quality in everyday outdoor shots has no major flaws. Detail is good, colour balance sure-footed and the level of contrast impressive. Chromatic aberrations in corners are noticeable, but not show-stoppingly bad.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DPinterface reviews the Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 and writes;
“Up till ISO 200, the Nikon Coolpix S220 produces clean images, though on the soft side. ISO 400 still looks quite acceptable in terms of noise levels, but the results here are really soft. Detail levels are poor too. Pictures at ISO 800 are on the grainy side while results produced at ISO 1600 are disastrous..”
Rating: N/A

CNET reviews the Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 and writes;
“The good: Great design; very compact; well priced; very good features for its class. The bad: Mediocre photo quality; slow performance. The bottom line: The Nikon Coolpix S220 is an adequate, inexpensive choice for social network-loving photographers.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 and writes;
“Our outdoor image quality is decent. Exposures and colors are good, giving you a nice overall image. When you look at 100% on a computer, you will see some noise throughout the images, even at ISO 80, and you will see some aberrations (blue glowing areas) in high contrast areas.”
Rating: N/A reviews the Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 and writes;
“As long as you are not planning to blow up your prints to a large size the Coolpix S220 does a decent job… This is one of the cheaper pocket sized cameras from a known brand. It is one of the smallest digital cameras and it is extremely lightweight too.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 and writes;
“Nikon CoolPix S225 a very pretty little camera. It is well made, sensibly designed and performs reasonably well. It is lacking in interesting features, but it is very easy to use. It has excellent high-ISO noise control, but unfortunately it is badly let down by inferior lens quality and restricted dynamic range. “
Rating: ★★★½☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix S220 and writes;
“The Nikon CoolPix S220 is a solid little performer that offers a good performance across the board. Minor imaging issues are made up for by the great design and affordable price tag.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Nikon Coolpix S220 and writes;
“It can leave you wanting more on the imaging front, but for those looking for an easy to use snapper, which is light and compact, then the S220 does come at an appealing price”
Rating: ★★★½☆


Nikon Coolpix S220 Samples

- Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 Sample Photos @ DPInterface
- Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 Sample Photos @ CNET
- Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 Sample Photos @
- Nikon Coolpix S220/S225 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Nikon Coolpix S220 Sample photos: 1 | 2 @ Nikon


Nikon Coolpix S220 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon Coolpix S220 Press Release

Nikon UK is introducing an upgraded S-Series line-up that includes the S630, S620, S230 and S220. All four models have been designed with one thing in mind: to offer users ultimate style, speed and simplicity in a compact camera body.

The S630 is compact, and stylishly designed with a special Sure grip for a comfortable finger-fit. The S620 has the best ISO standard of any compact camera in its class. The S230 is both stylish and easy to use thanks to its advanced touch-screen system, while the S220 looks elegant, but easy to use. All 4 models are available in colours that fit any taste or personality, and all feature Nikon’s EXPEED image-processing concept.

Mark Pekelharing, Product Manager Consumer Products at Nikon Europe B.V: “We are very proud of our colourful new S-Series line-up and believe we have a camera to suit anyone’s taste. The cameras are a joy to use. They look good, feel good and produce stunning pictures.”

S230/S220 – sensible style and powerful simplicity
Slim, compact and stylish, this duo is perhaps the most elegant of the new S-Series. The S230 features a combination of an advanced 3.0 inch touch-screen with basic buttons, so taking photographs is great fun and very easy. It also incorporates an array of advanced functions such as the new Blink Proof, Quick Retouch, Scene Auto Selector and Scene Mode. Blink Proof ensures you won’t take pictures of anyone with their eyes closed. Quick Retouch allows you to retouch images after they’ve been taken using advanced technologies from Nikon’s award winning D-SLRs. Seventeen scene modes in the S230 and sixteen in the S220 allow you to choose the perfect camera settings for almost any shooting situation. In addition to 10 effective megapixels and a NIKKOR 3x zoom lens, these models offer Electronic Vibration Reduction, a high sensitivity range up to ISO 2000 and Motion Detection to make picture-taking easy in any situation. At just 18mm, the S220 is thin and lightweight (approx. 100 g) and has a 2.5-inch LCD monitor for reviewing your pictures. Both cameras have stylish metallic bodies that will fit any small bag and come in a range of fashionable colours varying from Soft Silver, Warm Silver, Aqua Green, Gloss Red, Night Blue, Cobalt Blue, Magenta and Purple to Black.

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Comment by snehasish
2009-08-13 09:31:44

value for money and also a compact design

Comment by Joey Barney Subscribed to comments via email
2009-10-08 04:55:54

Great camera especially for the price. Check out and my Nikon S220 group for photos:

Comment by Sid
2009-11-14 18:24:09

Worst camera ever. my cell phone camera is better. who cares about size and durability ? if it takes garbage pictures. what is the purpose of a camera ?

Comment by Charlie
2009-12-17 23:12:37

Purchased by Nikon S220 about 2 months ago. Easy to use, easy to transfer pics to your computer. Good camera for the money, but picture quality leaves a little to be desired. If you want high quality pictures go for a more expensive camera.

Comment by fee-m Subscribed to comments via email
2010-08-06 03:49:25

What can i do 2 stop mottle and dots when i take indoor shots?


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