I own a Nikon Coolpix S8 and of course I dont have any problem with Windows detecting it and me transferring pictures to and from my Camera. I haven’t had success in Linux until I tried today in Ubuntu (Feisty upgraded). Ubuntu was able to identify my Camera and it gave me pop up regarding the attached device and imported photos too and believe me, it was kewl. No hassles, No difficulties. It just worked !
Below are the screenshots,