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
Conclusion: The Nikon takes care of photo basics at a recession-busting price, so you can save your precious pounds for beers and holidays.
Pros: Picking up a Nikon for under £100 is like finding a Van Gogh at car boot sale, and the slimline S210 certainly splashes around colour like an Impressionist master. Photos are sharp and bright enough, and the flash is perky for such a cheap camera. It’s good to find a metal body at this price, too.
Cons: You’d have to be a sensitive artistic soul for the S210’s dodgy autofocus and grainy low-light pictures to drive you to DIY ear surgery, but they’re certainly worse than most Nikon cameras. The 3x zoom lens feels and looks cheap, suffering from various fringing and distortion grumbles, and the electronic vibration reduction is next to useless.
Summary: Given that you can pick one up for under Â£150, with its cool time-lapse features, a slim frame, and commendable ease of use, the Nikon Coolpix S210 could be just the ticket as an entry-level, all-purpose camera.
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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. It is unreal in terms of features and technical advancements. The Coolpix S210 has image stabilization, can shoot video in action mode and has a really fine still burst mode for rapid fire shooting.
Excerpt: 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