Conclusion: Itâ€™s probably the only camera in the â€˜entry-levelâ€™/budget group with a touchscreen: itâ€™s the Nikon Coolpix S230. The Coolpix S230 is a 10 megapixel, ultra-slim camera that packs a 3X optical zoom lens and 3 inch touchscreen. And itâ€™s priced at $200, about half the price of other full-fledged touchscreen cameras on the market.
Pros: Decent image quality till ISO 200 for medium sized prints, Slim design and affordable price, Responsive 3 inch touchscreen display, Nice, well-implemented touchscreen interface, Smart Portrait, motion detection and auto scene selection features, Lots of playback Retouch tools
Cons: Cheap lens with below average sharpness and a lot of color fringing (chromatic aberration), Camera doesnâ€™t show a lot of information in shooting/playback, Crummy low-light autofocus, Lacks real image stabilization, Below average battery life, Movie audio sync problems
Excerpt: The Nikon COOLPIX S230 is another entry by Nikon in the budget camera section. The S230 comes with a 3 – inch touch screen which will make it an upper hand in its category because not many cameras of this range run on a touch screen interface.
Conclusion: It is a reliable, highly portable unit overall with a sleek and simplified design complimented by the intuitive touch screen interface that many users are likely to favour ahead of external buttons and controls.
Excerpt: Assume these things when considering the quality of the Nikon Coolpix S230 : the potential buyers for this camera are not looking for a high-end, near DSLR quality compact. They are looking for a camera with a little flair, but they don't want to sacrifice decent image quality. They want a nice set of specs, like the S230's 10 megapixel CCD sensor and 3x Nikkor zoom lens.
Pros: Warm, generally neutral colors, Flashy 3.0 inch touch screen, Attractive build and design, Reliably speedy performance
Cons: Images are noisy from low ISOs on up, Some corner softness and fringing in shots, Only packs a 3x zoom, Some weirdness with the Scene Auto Selector
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10-megapixel Nikon compact camera with 3in LCD touch screen.
Good Gear Guide.au
30 January 2010
Summary: The Nikon CoolPix S230 is an impressive compact camera that ticks every box on the casual photographer’s wish-list. With that being said, the cheaper Nikon CoolPix S220 offers an identical imaging performance, albeit without a swanky touch screen.
Excerpt: The entire range of Nikon Coolpix cameras are physically well designed and appealing to the eye and the 10-megapixel S230 is no exception. With an RRP of $379.00 and a list of features aimed mainly at the point-and-shoot market, it is likely to be a hit with those wanting consistent image quality coupled with portability and style. The S230 is as neatly designed as the S220 and while...