"Love the camera, but sadly, Nikon skimped on quality"
12 September 2008
Pros: Swivel lens makes quick self-photos a breeze; features are nice and easy to use; good photo quality, including night shots if you can keep it still; big LCD screen.
Cons: Cheap internal parts involving lens makes this camera an income-maker for the repair shop; lens cap apparatus is cheap and breaks easily; goes through AA batteries (would be better with a rechargeable pack); screen is hard to see in bright daylight.
Summary: i was really excited about this camera. i dabble in photography, but wanted a camera i'd have a little more control over, and would be able to experiment with while taking professional quality shots. this little guy, however, just doesn't cut it. the flash tends to wash everything out, and you have to use it even when there's adequate lighting. also not great for action shots.
Summary: I purchased this item with hopes that it would aspire to the former incarnation I had wished to update: the Nikon CoolPix 950. I bought the 950 in 2000, and it consistently provided quality shots and unfettered flexibility throughout its tenure despite its somewhat antiquated technology... at least until that fateful day the airline destroyed it along with my baggage. I was delighted to see that an alternative "Swivel-Lens" model had been released by Nikon.
Summary: I had originally purchased a panasonic but when I opened up my package I saw this camera inside. I decided to give it a try and I was not pleased. I don't claim to be a camera savy person, but I didn't like that the indoor pictures always end up blurry, even in the macro mode. It takes forever for the picture to be taken. Its not well suited for children that move constantly or pets. You press the button, count to 5 and then it takes the picture.
Lens and flexibility are great; viewing & focusing are unusable
Yacht shooter, Amazon
1 October 2005
Summary: I took delivery of my S4 yesterday afternoon and put it through its paces. The quality of the camera and the lens are absolutely terrific. However, when shooting indoors: it won't focus or yield a non-blurred image when shooting indoors in available light. If you're willing to use a flash all the time, it's fine, except for the fact that you can't turn off the "in camera red-eye correction" which sometimes leaves people and animals with a white hole where the pupil...