u can only get so much using digital zoom for this kind of lens
Teri Watson "i am Amazon", Amazon
24 June 2013
Summary: touch screen is not as sensitive, you will have to press 5 sec before it moves. even tho it's 10MP, it's still grainy using digital zoom at 15ft what else...uhm scene mode is not accessible.. its automatic, so you dont have control over it. this is only good for 5 ft kind of snap and shoot w/ no lighting challenges remember this is so small, so think vibration, noise and grainy another coolpix that didnt pass my expectation like CoolpixS3000 didnt deliver the performance...
Summary: I was looking for a camera I could throw in a purse that would do better than my iPhone. This wasn't it. It was hard to handle because it was almost too small and the photos (especially indoors) were grainy. There were no settings so it was too limited for me. I returned it & bought a Nikon S3300 for less. It's much better-more zoom, different settings, decent flash, and I got some great action shots. The 3300 is nice complement to my SLR and fits in my purse.
Don't waste money, this is worst ever Camera I have ever seen??? from NIkon?
2 February 2013
Summary: Very Disappointed with this Coolpix S01, the picture quality is worst (even 6 or 8 MP cell phone camera has better picture quality, did not understand purpose of marketing this product? as most of cell phones comes with 10 to 16 MP Camera, it must have had minimum 14 MP, something really is wrong, as I have few Nikon products, including D7000 with few lenses, bought only because it looks small and beatutiful, no setting, no adjustments, cannot add external memory card...
Summary: If you don't care too much about the quality, and just want a few snapshots of your friends and family at a gathering, use your Smartphone. I have taken over 200 pictures with the S01, on all the different modes. I wasn't expecting much from such a tiny camera, but I did expect it to take better pictures than my iPhone 4S. Sorry to say, it doesn't.
Summary: This Nikon has greater picture resolution than my Kodak P712 camera, but has poor picture quality. The good: it fits in my coin pocket. It has some nice, built-in special effects, built-in storage holds 3,000 photos. The bad: the lower left corner of the touch screen randomly stops working. At those times I'm unable to change the flash settings. Poor picture quality. Camera is very slow. I frequently miss the shot I want because the camera is not ready to take it.