Summary: I thought I was getting a really good deal with this camera but truth is the manufacturing is botch. First of all the batteries, sd card AND the usb connection are all in the same trap door compartment so it is not easily accessible - tight fit - when you're trying to plug in USB to import pix.
Excerpt: This is my 1st Nikon and I am impressed with some of the results we did get. I bought this camera a few weeks before we went on a snorkeling holiday last week. And I bought it for under water photography and nothing more. After playing a bit in the water, most images were very good and I do have allot of good underwater memories from the trip. Even with the problems I note below I will still recommend this because its a very cheap alternative to buy.
Summary: Maybe it was my bad luck because Nikon is a great line, however the camera does not work properly. It turns on when it wants and the same happens when it turns off. It takes a long time to take a picture. Probably another camera like this works just great. But this camera doesn't.
Summary: had my nikon s30 for one month--used it (good pix, easy to use, except the battery /memory card cover is clumsey to use) and did not abuse it. shutter stopped working after 1 month--Nice though, Nikon replaced it with a new one.
Summary: Ich habe mir für meinen Türkeiurlaub eine Kamera gewünscht, die auch Bilder unter Wasser machen kann. Das war mein Anlass, um mir diese Kamera zu kaufen. Ich bekam sie für 70 Euro bei Amazon. Verarbeitung: Das Gehäuse ist sehr robost, weshalb mein versehentliches Fallenlassen der Kamera ihr nicht geschadet hat. Es ist kein Metall, weshalb keine Kratzer oder Fingerabdrücke entstehen.