Nikon Coolpix S220

Nikon Coolpix S220

The Nikon Coolpix S220 is the baby of the S series cameras released today (in terms of features) and comes with a 10 megapixel image sensor 3x optical zoom lens, 16 scene modes, vibration reduction, blink and smile detection, motion detection, ISO of up to 2000 and 2.7 inch LCD display.


The Nikon Coolpix S220 comes in six colors – Plum, Graphite Black, Cobalt Blue, Aqua Green, Magenta and Warm Silver – and will have a retail price of $149.95 USD. The Nikon Coolpix S220 is available at Amazon for ordering here.

Also announced today by Nikon are the Nikon Coolpix P90, Nikon Coolpix S630, S620 and the S230.

Nikon Coolpix S220 Promotional Material from Nikon

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.

Sixteen Scene modes 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 Nikon Coolpix 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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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • lucy February 14, 2013 08:25 am

    I don't know about the pictures you get, but I am really disappointed. I saw that it's a good camera, but the quality of the pictures is really bad. I need to search for another camera :(

  • Barbara December 11, 2012 07:54 am

    I have a Coolpix S220 camera that I've had for about 3 years. I've loved this little camera. It still take good pics however, I have recently rehooked back up to the internet on my Dell computer. I have not even attempted to transferring pics from my camera to my computer for appx. 8 months. Now that I'm back on the internet I want to upload some and am not having any luck. Previously all I had to do was plug my camera into the cord that is already connected to my computer and up popped the software and I could watch as the pics as they transferred. I'm getting nothing. I even went so far as to purchase software off of Ebay but when I open it on my computer it looks "nothing" like the program that previously was on my computer and there just doesn't seem to be a connection going on. It is so confusing and baffling that I'm not able to describe it well. Has anyone else experienced this type of problem or one like it that can give me some direction or suggestions. Thanks

  • Yesenia March 18, 2012 12:14 pm

    Honestly, you guys are crazy. This camera is amazing. You have to adjust the settings. It's amazing outdoors and great indoors. Just have good lighting or the flash, and have the right picture setting.

    It's a wonderful camera, but I'd rather have a Nikon D5100(:
    But for beginners and people who don't want a complicated camera, I'd recommend this Nikon S220.

  • Rebecca October 31, 2011 06:02 am

    How much would this cost at a store? I know they don't have them anymore but someone stole mine and I'm going to buy something else with the money that I get back. Does anyone know?

  • stefani October 16, 2010 07:36 am

    hi, I accidentally dropped my camera on cement and the lens are stuck and im trying to fix it. IS there a way i can fix it?

  • chris August 23, 2010 04:19 am

    Try changing the iso settings to 80 and check out your pictures now.

  • rajeev April 3, 2010 04:37 pm

    pictute quality is bab ,screen becomes hazzy when it comes to low light, give a appropriate suggestion so that i could able to use it correctly , send by mail

  • sangram jena March 5, 2010 11:12 am

    with lot of tries , i am not able to get good resolution photos from the same, please give some basic tips ,so that i can get good photos from s220

  • mohammed ali February 25, 2010 07:00 am

    its not Good had a low quality of pictures don't have it it not good canon is the best than it

  • calligrapen09 December 23, 2009 07:50 am

    I feel all of you, but you should learn how to use what you have. I have never owned a dslr camera, I have only used a camera phone and five year old sony. I got the coolpix s220 in May, and was not pleased with it at first. But then I learned how to use the settings; I must admit it is still a challenge at times, but the pictures turn out okay. Check here to see for yourself:

  • Ganesh December 17, 2009 01:24 am

    i bought nikon coolpix s220 two months before. Picture quality is very bad. Even after trying many setting i am getting poor quality pictures only. Because of this, i am psychologically depressed too. To say in short , Nikon cheated me. if possible, please provide me the replacement. and please dont cheat the people. For buying this camera, financially i suffered a lot.

  • Cornelius December 7, 2009 07:23 pm

    I have a Pentax SLR but wanted a small pocket camera to carry around - thinking Nikon was a good make and choice I bought this small compact camera and I must admit, I am very disappointed in the camera. The images are not sharp and this was a waste of money for me and I will definately get a different camera and a different make in the new year.

  • Joey Barney August 29, 2009 08:10 am

    This camera works fine for me. You do need to adjust the settings to get good photos, but it's especially good at outdoor photos and it takes decent indoor ones. It's not the best, but it sure isn't the worst. I do enjoy using it but still plan on getting an Olympus Tough 8000 for those outdoor shots and then a nice DSLR after that. Some of the photos I've taken are on my Deviant Art site and I used the Nikon for all except one, the cloud picture.

  • Kellie July 18, 2009 12:26 pm

    I also purchased this camera a week ago. The picture quality was so poor (grainy/blurred) that i took it back to the place of purchase and swapped it for a Canon. Much happier!

    I would not recommend this camera. Awful!

  • CY July 17, 2009 02:54 am

    Very lousy camera, I can not get a good photos. After trying so many setting (even ISO is set to 80), the photo quality if extremely bad (not sharp and grainy because of noise). Don't ever think of buying it.

  • My Coolpix s220 April 23, 2009 06:35 pm

    photo is good