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Nikon COOLPIX S4
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Nikon COOLPIX S4

The new Coolpix S4 features an incredible 10x optical zoom, six Read more

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Overall 5
5.0

Nikon Coolpix S4

PC Magazine
13 April 2007
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix S4 has a great zoom range in a portable package, but the image quality leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Pros: Light weight. Inexpensive for a superzoom.
  • Cons: Picture quality and performance should be better.
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Nikon Coolpix S4 Digital Camera Review

PhotoAxe
12 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Attractive design, well-built with plastic lens cap compact digital camera from Nikon is the Coolpix S4 model. The lens portion of the camera rotates 270 degrees. Face-priority AF recognizes faces in a scene and keeps them in focus.
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Expert Review

Kickstartnews
16 July 2006
  • Excerpt: The Coolpix S4 presents in one small package most of the best features found in the Nikon line of point & shoot digital cameras. With a strong, 270º swivel-mount 10x (38-380, 35mm equivalent) constant F3.5 Nikkor zoom lens, a 6 megapixel sensor, a large rear LCD and sturdy construction, this camera...
  • Pros: This is now our favorite point & shoot. If you want something that deploys fast, remains fully featured, comes with a good lens, shoots clear and watchable video, offers a voice recorder for annotations, and which works well in a wide variety of lighting conditions indoors & out, the Nikon Coolpi...
  • Cons: All digital camera makers should start including a reasonably large data storage card with each model—a fast 256MB card if you please—along with some sort of usable camera bag. The cost of storage cards has dropped significantly and a decent sized card will improve the initial shooting experience...
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Dc Resource
8 December 2005
  • Excerpt: The Coolpix S4 ($400) marks Nikon's return to the swivel-body camera design. Back in the early days of digital photography Nikon had quite a hit on their hands with the Coolpix 900 series cameras, and later the CP4500.
  • Pros: Unique swivel-body design, 10X optical zoom lens in a small package, Large 2.5" LCD (though see issues below), Fairly low redeye levels, Tons of scene modes, Good macro mode, Useful D-Lighting and Best Shot Selector features, though the former increases noise even more, Uses AA batteries; above a...
  • Cons: Images seem overprocessed with muddy/fuzzy details, Low resolution LCD, below average low light visibility, Poor low light focusing despite an AF-assist lamp, No room for right thumb means fingerprints on the LCD; clunky lens cover and four-way controller, No optical viewfinder, Flash is on the w...
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
16 November 2005
  • Summary: Nikon revives the swiveling lens design that made the early year Coolpix cameras famous for ease of use. We had been told late in 2002 that the would be the last of the "swivelers," but thankfully Nikon has decided to do it again.
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Nikon Coolpix S4

e-Fotografija
14 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Nikon je že leta 1998 fotografom ponudil digitalno foto kamero Coolpix 900, ki je bila oblikovno in uporabniško zelo samosvoja. Kamero smo lahko zavrteli po njeni osi (prelomili) in njeno polovico kjer je bil objektiv usmerjali navzdol in navzgor.
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Overall 7
7.1
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Build quality 7
7.0
Color and saturation 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix S4

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix S4 is not a digital camera I would rush out and buy. Although the swivel lens is likely to get you out of a tight spot now and then it certainly adds a premium to the price.
  • Pros: Novel swivel lens, Help text for menu
  • Cons: Picture quality only average
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
11 April 2007
  • Summary: If zooming is your thing, then the S4 might be the perfect point and shoot for you.
  • Pros: Massive zoom, innovative design
  • Cons: Below average pictures, bulky, a little sluggish
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 5
5.0
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 5
5.0
Picture quality 5
5.0

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
16 August 2006
  • Summary: Nikon’s latest attempt at the twistable camera. Noticeably lacking image stabilisation which is a pain.The S4 is smaller and simpler to use than most long zoom cameras, but doesn’t offer the image quality or, ironically, the flexibility to tempt people from more conventional designs.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon Coolpix S4 review

TechRadar UK
30 April 2006
  • Summary: Japan's venerable camera maker returns to its roots
  • Pros: Impressive lens Good zoom
  • Cons: Lack of image quality No image stabilisation Restricted viewing angle
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