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Wow, now what a nice looking camera I can hear you all saying whilst sitting back from your screens in a state of shock. Yes indeed, this is one hell of a camera. Not only is it fairly cheap in digital camera terms it also produces stunning pictures whether you are a novice or an aspiring David Bailey.
Being something of an Ebay vulture my Nikon Coolpix 2200 cost £85 for what was an unused gift but normally they sell for upwards of £130 in most shops.
As standard the 2200 incorporates a built in memory of 14.5MB that will store 25 pictures with ease. Now I know this doesn't sound like many, but when you consider that the software is very easy to install and download pictures I have found that I can clear the memory ready for my next adventure without running out of space. If you are click happy I would suggest purchasing an additional memory stick.
The picture Dooyoo has gives you a feel for the look. Its stylish but is it functional?
Well yes it is. Pictures are made up from 2 million pixels and this is more than enough and all of the pictures I have produced using this camera are of a top quality. The optical zoom is handy but only to a distance of 30 metres before the picture becomes bitty. The auto focus is very quick when called upon as well and there doesn't seem to be any delay between pressing the button and the picture being taken meaning that people don't have the opportunity to move and cause a smearing effect in the picture.
Any problems with the 2200? Yes - the number of batteries it drains through and the flash.
The flash is very dull and any sort of dark light or setting means that you are guaranteed to have shadows and partially obscured prints if you know what I mean. In addition to this I always ensure that I have a spare set of batteries. Using the 2200 for more than an hour will completely drain the batteries.
Overall I am glad I bought the 2200. The flash is a bit of a problem when taking pictures on a night out, but for £85 I have a dinky little digital camera that does what it says on the tin. It takes good pictures and I would say this is probably for the newcomer to the photography scene rather than for any sort of professional use.
The COOLPIX 2200 compact and lightweight digital camera is designed not only for newcomers to digital photography, but also for more experienced users looking for a digital camera with easy operations. The camera provides high image quality with 2.0 Effective Megapixels and 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens. 15 pre-set Scene Modes including 4 with Scene Assistance function offer more flexibility and point-and-shoot simplicity. 14.5MB internal memory offers always-ready picture-storage and fast two-way copying of stored images.
Scene Assist guides you to take better pictures in Portrait, Landscape, Sports and Night Portrait modes. Movie Mode allows the capture of live action in QuickTime Movie format. Creative Shooting Color Options allow you to select from standard color, vivid color, black and white, sepia and cool modes. One-Touch Red-Eye Fix in NikonView is a Nikon exclusive that automatically corrects red-eye in most typical situations.