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.
Nikon CoolPix S220
Just like there are people who only want a Flip-style camcorder for viewing and sharing video on the Web, there are people who only want a small pocket camera for posting pictures to their favorite social-networking or photo-sharing Web site. The Nikon Coolpix S220 is a Facebook camera, designed for a generation of snapshooters looking for a better experience than using their cell phone or other mobile device as their primary camera. Frankly, the camera's ultracompact design and features are much better than the pictures it produces. The photo quality from the S220 is iffy and it's not exactly fast in the performance department, either. However, if all your photos are viewed small and on a computer screen, never to be printed larger than 4x6 inches, if at all, the S220 is plenty of camera.
Even for its incredibly small size, the S220 is comfortable to use. It's lightweight to the point where there's a chance you'd forget you had it with you. It's available in six colors, too, with names like cobalt blue, warm silver, and smooth magenta.