Summary: The Coolpix S210 is a elegant, small and handy 8-megapixel camera that fits anywhere, yet has a large and razor-sharp 2.5-inch LCD that remains quite readable outdoors thanks to an anti-reflection coating. The design is clean and uncluttered, and the four available colors are quite attractive.
Pros: Hi-res 2.5 inch screen wide-angle display with anti-reflective coating, Elegant, slender Aluminum body, Digital image stabilization, Face recognition mode, Full speed VGA movies with sound
Cons: No optical zoom during movies, Still a bit thicker than Casio and others
Summary: Nikon has introduced a new ultra-compact Coolpix model to their Style Series line. The super thin (less than 3/4- inch) S210 offers 8- megapixels resolution, a 3x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens, Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization technology, and a slim, quality-crafted aluminum body.
Nikon Coolpix S210 8.0 MP Digital Camera: A Real Plum
Personal Electronics buzz
14 June 2008
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix S210 digital camera with 8 megapixels was a huge hit with my 14-year old daughter. I looked around for a “cool looking” and descent digital camera for her to take on our vacation this year. In all honesty, I like it more than my own high-end digital camera.
Summary: Looking over the press release for the new Nikon Coolpix S210 compact digital, words like “slim, elegant camera design,” “quality-crafted aluminum body,” “high performance,” “ease of operation,” “affordable,” and “array of color options” jump out of the text.
Pros: Good image and color quality, Good flash recycle time, Simple body layout with intuitive controls, Metal body seems well built
Cons: No viewfinder, eVR stabilization system is a hybrid, appears more limited than typical Nikon VR, Occasional high-contrast fringing issues
Conclusion: When looking at such a small camera as the Nikon Coolpix S210 it is rare to find perfect photos. This camera does a decent job and is a good snapshot camera for carrying around on your travels.
Pros: Ease of use - small size - colours - brightness of photos
Summary: While the slim design and simple interface are both appealing, the massive amounts of haloing in our outdoor shots coupled with the high levels of noise mean the Nikon CoolPix S210 produces less than impressive pictures.
Pros: Slim design, good colour balance, simple interface
Cons: Massive chromatic aberration issues, high levels of noise, a little slow at times