20 Most Recent Nikon COOLPIX S200 Digital Camera Questions & Answers


This is more a software issue than an actual camera problem. May I suggest you repost this in a forum dealing with computers, where there may be someone who has solved this issue.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on May 24, 2017


If your battery is known GOOD. (I still think it could be the battery) Then the only last ditch effort you can do is RESET the camera. The operation is in the TOOL menu. It changes ALL your settings to factory default. If this does not help keep the battery cool then you have a severe electrical problem with the camera OR a BAD BATTERY.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on May 14, 2017


The best for you to decide is to decide on by yourself with the follwoing tips:
Take a trial shot using both the cameras in close up , portrait and scenes. and also using the flash. Now check the clarity to confirm your taste.
The customere controls are they friendly to you?
Finally check for accessories that come free along , stand, covers, memorry cards, chargers etc.
The price is the last to decide between Nikon and Canon.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jan 28, 2015


The image sensor in the Coolpix S200 is not self cleaning. There are a number of videos on YouTube that say they show you how to clean it, but unless your camera is really effected by a dirty sensor and you are very skilled at disassembling tiny electronic devices, I wouldn't recommend them.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Dec 07, 2014


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.
Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Sep 23, 2014


Most cameras have a menu go there and look for a red or green word FORMAT and push it it will erase everything make sure you exported your pictures first.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jun 03, 2014


press the flash symbol to open the flash menu, now using same selection ring of buttons navigate to the setting you require, press "OK" to confirm.

you can download a replacement manual file here (PDF), you can save it to your computer/laptop.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on May 25, 2014


You don't need any special software.

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


Do you really need a driver?

The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.

Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo management program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014


The two most likely possibilities are that either the camera is not charging the battery although it indicates it is or there may be a shorted or defective circuit in the camera that is draining the battery. To test for this, buy an inexpensive external battery charger (Adorama.com has several model at low cost) and see if the camera works after charging the battery on the external charger. If it works, the problem is in the camera's charging circuit and you will be able to use your camera on externally charged batteries. If that does not solve the problem, replacing the camera may be the cheep way out.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014


for a digital camera to view an image they need to be in a folder named DCIM
so when you are in windows it should look like (D:)\DCIM
your drive letter may not be D it is random

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Dec 24, 2013


No. Nor will it charge through the USB port. It uses the MH-63 battery charger or equivalent. See page 12 of this manual. If you need a charger, there are several available here.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jul 12, 2013


Greetings - I suspect you purchased a third party battery (I've done the same to save some $$) sometimes with good results and sometimes not so good 8^(.

I suspect the camera message re: BATTERY TEMPERATURE HIGH is quite right as the battery spec for that camera is 3.7V. As you probably know from dealing with other cameras, a .1 or .2 V over or under is usually is not a problem., but 4.7V vs the required spec of 3.7V is not going to work out at all.

I suggest you contact the battery seller and let them know they sold you a defective part, assuming of course that it is a replacement part for the Nikon EN-EL10 that the camera calls for.

Good Luck and Thanks for using Fix Ya.

Mikeywaf

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Jun 18, 2013


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera

This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camera. Some common error messages that might show up on the LCD's of cameras with this problem include “E18 lens error”, or “lens error, restart camera”. Some cameras might show nothing at all, but merely make a beeping noise as the lens goes out, then in, then the camera shuts off. Sometimes the lens won't even move.
The problem is actually quite common throughout all camera brands. Usually it's sand or grit interfering with the lens extension mechanism. Or the camera's been dropped with the lens extended. Or the camera has been powered on, but the lens had been blocked preventing its extension. Or the battery ran down with the lens extended. Believe it or not, one BIG contributor to lens errors is using a camera case. Sand, gunk, case fibers, etc... accumulate at the bottom of the case. These materials love to cling to the camera by electrostatic build-up from the camera rubbing against the side of the case (especially those cases with soft fibrous intreriors). Once these materials work their way into the lens mechanism, that's all she wrote. I have many Canon's, and NEVER use a case for this very reason.
A camera owner that suffers this problem may have no recourse for having the camera repaired. Many camera makers will not honor repairing this problem under warranty as they claim it is due to impact damage to the camera, or sand or debris getting into the lens gearing mechanism (neither of which is covered under warranty). The quoted repair cost is usually close to or more than what the camera is actually worth.
Fortunately, about half the cameras that suffer this failure can easily be fixed by one of the following methods. None of these methods involve opening the camera, although some have potential to cause other damage to the camera if excessively done. If the camera is still under warranty, before trying any of these, please please first contact your camera's maker to see if they'll cover the repair, or to determine how much they'll charge for the repair. Who knows, you might get lucky. But if they quote you a number that's higher than the value of your camera, you may want to consider the following methods.
The methods are listed in the order of risk of damaging your camera. Thus make sure you try them in the listed order. And remember, these fixes (especially #6 and 7) should only be considered for a camera that's out of warranty, who's cost of repair would be excessive, and would otherwise be considered for disposal if unrepaired:
Fix #1: Remove the batteries from the camera, wait a few minutes. Put a fresh set of batteries back in (preferably rechargeable NiMH 2500mah or better) and turn the camera on. If that didn't work, try pressing and holding the Function or OK button while turning the camera on.
Fix #2: Remove the batteries, then remove the memory card. Then install new batteries, and turn on the camera. If you get an Error E30, it means you don't have a memory card installed, so turn it off, slip in the memory card and turn it on one last time.
Fix #3: Insert the cameras Audio/Video (AV) cable, and turn the camera on. Inserting this cable ensures that the camera's LCD screen remains off during the start process. Thus extra battery power is available to the camera's lens motor during startup. This extra power can be useful in overcoming grit or sand particals that may be jamming the lens. If the AV cable doesn't fix the lens error by itself, consider keeping this cable installed while trying fixes 4, 5, and 7 as a means to provide extra help to these fixes. But note that I DON'T recommend keeping the cable installed during Fix 6 as you may damage the AV port while tapping the camera. Reinsert the cable only AFTER tapping the camera.
Fix #4: Place the camera flat on its back on a table, pointed at the ceiling. Press and hold the shutter button down, and at the same time press the power-on button. The idea is that the camera will try to autofocus while the lens is extending, hopefully seating the lens barrel guide pins in their slots.
Fix #5: Blow compressed air in the gaps around the lens barrels with the idea of blowing out any sand or grit that may be in there jamming the lens. Other variations include blowing with a hair dryer in “no heat” setting, or sucking the gaps with a vacuum (careful with this one).
Now we're entering into the realm of potentially damaging your camera in conducting the fix. There is definitely some risk here, so take care when conducting the following two fixes.
Fix #6: Repeatedly tap the padded/rubber usb cover on a hard surface with the intent of dislodging any particles that may be jamming the lens. Other variations include hitting a side of the camera against the palm of your hand. A lot of people have reported success with this method. HOWEVER, there is also some potential for damaging or dislodging internal components with this method, such as unseating ribbon cables, or cracking LCD screens.
Fix #7: Try forcing the lens. More people have reported success with this method than with any of the other methods. HOWEVER, there's obviously some potential for damaging your camera by using this method. Variations include gently pulling, rotating, and/or twisting the lens barrel while hitting the power button. Attempt to gently straighten or align the barrel if it's crooked or twisted. Another variation includes looking for uneven gaps around the lens barrel, and then pushing on the side of the lens barrel that has the largest gap (note pushing the lens barrel all the way in is NOT recommended as it may become stuck there). While doing any of the above, listen for a click that indicates that the lens barrel guide pins may have reseated in their guide slots. If you hear this click, immediately stop and try the camera.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on May 03, 2013


Yes. Tap MENU to bring up the menu screen. Tap the wrench icon to bring up the setup menu. Language is the eleventh item on this menu.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Feb 19, 2013


Tap MENU to bring up the menu screen. Tap the wrench icon to bring up the setup menu. Language is the eleventh item on this menu.

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered on Feb 19, 2013

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