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Capture and instantly share gorgeous photos and Full HD 1080p videos. A 16-megapixel low-light CMOS sensor, 6x zoom NIKKOR glass lens and built-in Wi-FI® will have you sharing more—and better—photos than ever.
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WiFi won't connect

I can't access the second line of the password entry line. Has anyone been able to connect to WiFi?
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I have not been able to connect the wi-fi after several hours of trying to make it work. I am returning this camera. There is not enough information in the manual about how to connect to wi-fi.

If you are going to buy this camera I would strongly suggest you try to connect to wi-fi before you leave the store and make sure you can return the camera. I bought this camera for the wi-fi feature. It shouldn't be this difficult to connect.
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Sorry, the second line cannot be access. I hope you are not trying to input your router password. Please refer to page 107 of your manual. When the Wifi feature is activated on the S5200, the camera creates it own wifi hotspot which you must connect to using an Iphone, Ipad, Adroid smart phone, or android tablet, and you need to have the 'WMAU' (Wireless mobile Adapter Utility) already installed on your smart device before trying to connect. The app can be downloaded from the google play store and Apple app store using your smart device.The S5200 cannot connect to your broadband router or anything else.

After connecting to the camera network using your Smart device, you will see 'Negotiating' on the camera screen. At that point you should launch the WMAU application.
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Is there any way to download videos from the S5200 via wi-fi? (I have the wireless mobility utility app installed)

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That is not what I read online. It says you can make video's while using wifi but I can't even get wifi to work and can't get a good answer.
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Only picture transfer is supported.There is no way to to transfer videos from the S5200 to a smart device via the WMU app.
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Camera freezes

Had the S5200 since May 2013 yesterday Aug. 2013 I was shooting and the camera lens would not retract, camera would not shut off wouldn't do anything. So removed the battery, which had been recharged day before, and then replaced it which seemed to correct the problen. However, when it's in "backlight" mode it records 2 pics, one being lighter than the other. Previously have a 3200 - works beautifully. Previous to that F2 - works fine also.
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For help with an issue with the camera, please contact nikon support.
https://support.nikonusa.com.
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In Backlighting mode, when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way, the camera shoots images continuously at high speed, and saves the following two images.
1) A non-HDR composite image
2)An HDR composite image in which the loss of details in highlights or shadows is minimized
*The second image saved is an HDR composite image.
Please refer to page 46 of the manual for details.
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Is the coolpix 5200 compatible with windows xp?

i just got this for Christmas and I took some pictures but I'm having trouble getting the pictures into my computer. My computer doesn't recognize the camera when I connect it using the usb cable, so I cant upload my pictures. I have wifi can I use that to transfer the pictures from my camera to my computer?
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The Wi-Fi in the camera is to transfer wirelessly from the camera to any iOS/Android device. The software View NX 2 is compatible with the camera and Windows XP. Here is a link for View NX 2.8.3: https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18773
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Did you downloaded the included View nx2 software?
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I can not connect to wifi with my s5200?

I got a Nikon Coolpix S5200 for Christmas as a gift and have been trying to figure out how to download and work the wifi. I have read everything that I could fine on how to work the wifi but nothing has worked. My manual doesn't have anything about how the wifi is connected or how to connect. I have tried to fine the app on my Ipad but the online app I can fine is for S800c and it doesn't work with my camera. What can I do to make this camera work with is the main reason my husband bought the camera for me and now I have had it over a month and still have not used it. It is getting very frustrating everyday that goes by and I can't use my new camera. We have a son who's birthday party is next week and I really would love to use this camera and the wifi to share the pictures. SOMEONE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE explain to me how to get it to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you.
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There is only one app for all Nikon wireless cameras, it is "wireless mobile adapter utility", so it sounds like you have the right app.
Here is a link to the full user manual for the s5200, it is in PDF format. Please read pages 107-110 for wireless instructions. http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/coolpix/S5200RM_EN.pdf
There is also a link in that section for app instructions.
Good luck, call Nikon if you can't figure it out.1- 800-nikonus
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The COOLPIX S5200 has Wi-Fi capabilities to allow transferring of images from the camera to an iOS/Android device. Please keep in mind the battery of the camera must be full and the memory card must be inserted into the camera. Also make sure that the battery on the smart device is also charged. Once these steps have been taken, the Wi-Fi can be turned on by turning on the Wi-Fi options in the set up menu. When the Wi-Fi is turned on, go to the Wi-Fi settings of the iOS/Android device and select the Wi-Fi network. Once the network is selected, open the Wirless Mobile Utility App. If there are anymore questions please contact 1-800-NIKONUS!
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.How do you use the wifi?

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First, you will need to download an app called WMU (Wireless Mobile Utility) to your apple or android smart device. The app can be downloaded free of charge from the application store on your smart device. You must also have a fully charge battery in your camera, and an approved memory card . (see page 22 of your manual for the list of approved memory cards)

(1)Press the menu button on your camera.
(2) Scroll down to 'Setup' (wrench) and press OK.
(3)Scroll down and highlight 'WiFi Options' and press OK.
(4)Scroll down and select WiFi Network and press OK, then select 'ON' and press OK

Note: If your battery is not fully charge, or if there is no memory card in the camera, or if the usb cable is plug into the camera, or if an Eye-Fi card is in the camera. you will not be able to highlight "WiFi Network'.

Once 'Wi-FI network' is activated on your camera, you will see an SSID(network name) display on the camera screen, and you will also see four square boxes going around on the camera screen.

Next, go to the settings on your android phone/table or Iphone/Ipad and turn on 'Wi-Fi' and after a few seconds your phone, tablet, or Ipad will display a list of networks that you can connect to. Tap on the network that is the same name as the SSID displayed on your camera screen.
Once your smart device is connected to the Camera network, you will see 'Negotiating' on the camera screen. At that point , you should lunch the WMU app that you downloaded to your smart device.
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CAN YOU IMPRINT THE DATE AND TIME ON THE IMAGES

I am a dog groomer and will be using the camera everyday to do before/after pics so it is impt that I have at least the date on the image
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Yes, coolpix S5200 has a date and time imprint feature.
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How do you pull photos already on camera via wifi to your phone.

The only pictures I can load to my phone are ones I take while being linked to the phone which is a big hassel. I take photos then link to my phone and try to put them on phone and they will not go.
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When the WMU application is opened, it displays the options to 'Take Photos' or 'View Photos'. The 'View Photo' Option can be use to transfer Images.

If you are using an iPhone:
1)Launch the WMU app and Tap 'View Photos'.
2)On the second screen, tap 'Pictures on S5200'
3)After the pictures are loaded, tap on 'Select' at the bottom right corner of the screen.
4)Tap on the pictures would like to transfer and you will see a check mark on them.
5)Tap 'Download' to transfer the pictures.

If you are using an Android phone:
1)Launch the WMU app and Tap 'View Photos'.
2)On the second screen, tap 'Pictures on Camera'
3)After the pictures are loaded, use your finger to press and hold one of the pictures for a few seconds and you will see a check mark on it along with a box on the rest of the other images.
4)Tap on the pictures would like to transfer and you will see a check mark them.
5)Tap 'Download' to transfer the pictures.
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In other words, if I understand correctly, this camera is really NOT Wi-Fi capable except for use with Android and I-products!/?

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Correct.
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What do you do when screen says lens error?

Try to turn on camera. Sometimes it opens but then shuts down. Won't focus when it is open.
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Try turning your S5200 off, removing and replacing the battery, and turning the camera on again. If the error persists or reappears your camera may be in need of service. Visit http://support.nikonusa.com for support and service information.
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what does battery exhausted mean?

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Battery is dead, needs recharge.
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How do I transfer pictures to facebook/computer? I do not have Iphone, etc.

I am ready to buy another digital camera. I want one that is easy to transfer to Facebook, etc.
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S800C allows direct upload to Facebook but you will still have to be at a location with a wi-fi hotspot such S Starbucks or McDonald's etc.
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i am unable to enable the Wifi ion my S5200. WiFi network is OFF and will not let me access anything to turn it on...

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Please make sure the S5200 battery is fully charge and the USB cable not plugged into the camera.
If an Eye-Fi SD card is in the S5200 you will not be able to turn ON the Wi-Fi Network. We have tested a few brands of SD cards and some of them will not allow you to turn ON the S5200 Wi-Fi Network even if the battery is fully charge and the USB cable is not plugged in the camera. We recommend an approved SD card. NIKON tested and approved SD cards for the S5200 are listed on Page 22 of the S5200 user manual. If the Issue persists, please contact Nikon Technical Support for assistance.
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Is this camera capable of supporting an external microphone thru the USB port?

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No
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How do I turn off Quick Effects in playback mode so I can listen to voice memos?

When I push the OK button to playback a voice member the camera goes into Quick Effects mode rather than play back the voice memo.
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"Quick Effects" is a default setting when shooting in auto mode. To turn off "Quick Effects", the option will be located in the shooting menu of the camera.
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how to get a owners manuel

I have a Coolpix s 5200 & I need a owners manuel.
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You can download it here,
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18173/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzg2NTIwNjQ0L3NpZC8qQTVpeGpIbA%3D%3D
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how do i transfer the pictures from camera directly to the computer? When I input it in, nothing shows up on Mycomputer

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You must download the included ViewNX2 software or you can download it here:
http://nikonimglib.com/nvnx/index_en_eur.html#show-all
If you don't want to use the software you can purchase a USB card reader (they are inexpensive)
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Can I get a and instructional dvd? The owner's manual is a nightmare and I would prefer some sort of video demo re usage.

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With the COOLPIX S5200's User's Manual, information on basic photography can be found on pages 14-34. However there is no instructional DVD on using the COOLPIX S5200.
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Response didn't help, I am still unable to play back voice memos in the camera

In playback mode the camera displays both the musical note symbol to indicate there is an attached voice memo, and it displays the OK:Quick Effects symbol. Apparently Quick Effects takes precedence over playing the voice memo when the OK button is pressed.

According to the manual, turning off Quick Effects in the Menu turns it off only during shooting:
"Off - Disables the quick effects function (during shooting)"
I have turned off quick effects in the menu but the quick effects indicator still shows when in playback mode.

Perhaps the only solution is to download the .wav file to a pc and play it there. Not very useful when away from the house.
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For support please contact Nikon Support. To do so, please see the link provided: https://support.nikonusa.com/
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What type of memory card does the S5200 use?

What memory card does the Coolpix S5200 take?
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It can use SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 128gb
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