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4.6 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX S4

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

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon COOLPIX S4

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Overall 4
4.0

Lens fell off inside camera

tellsbadjokes, Amazon
28 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camera because of the swivel feature and have been satisfied with that feature. The lens fell off inside the camera one day without sustaining any damage beforehand.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Love the camera, but sadly, Nikon skimped on quality"

CNET
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

not worth the price

Sam, Amazon
12 December 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 4
4.0
Battery performance 4
4.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Shutter lag 6
6.0

poor reliability

rrsweeney, epinions.com
29 May 2007
  • Excerpt: This is the 3rd coolpix camera that I've owned. The 950 and 990 series still work, but the s4 died a
  • Pros: Good Zoom. Large Viewfinder.
  • Cons: No optical view finder. Poor video capture. Poor reliability
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Overall 4
4.0

Quite unlike its predecessor

David Kennedy, Amazon
27 April 2007
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Been in the shop longer than I have had it"

sarah35, CNET
20 March 2007
  • Pros: point and click good imaging
  • Cons: shutter on camera has broken almost everytime I have tried to use it
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Overall 4
4.0

bulky and hard to manage

Amazon Customer "dorky scientist", Amazon
21 November 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Do not buy this camera ... I did and hate it"

Starbuck_Rogers, CNET
12 May 2006
  • Pros: LCD, lens, twistability
  • Cons: too light, awful deletion time, annoying blur warning, no manual modes
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Overall 4
4.0

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...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

Nikon Coolpix S4

UK Guest, Review Stop
24 June 2006
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