Summary: Hello, I have my Coolpix 4S for over 5 years. My first Nikon Coolpix 2S dropped and broke. I ordered another one. I love the lenses swivel and the 10x optical zoom. I wish that Nikon keep making it and update it. It does not do well at night. It needs light.
Summary: This has been a great camera for our uses. From family photos to vacation pictures. My son also used it for his photography class. There was a problem with the lens after we had it for about two months. Nikon fixed it and it has work great since, about 16 months.
Summary: I definitely agree with some of the comments that the 10x Zoom is excellent and the indoor shots aren't great. The main reason I scooped up this camera for my secondment here in Melbourne, Australia is the 10x Zoom.
You gotta remember what this camera was designed for.
20 July 2006
Summary: I'm hearing a lot of FUD with this camera, and I can't understand why. The camera was designed as a simple digital point and click with a good optical zoom. Additionally, Nikon wanted to resurrect the swivel design that fans have been asking for ever since the last model was on the market.
Summary: This camera has excellent features, including rapid start and the ability to magnify small parts of pictures with excellent resolution. The tilt lens makes it easy to handle and store. The most problematic issue is the inability to see the view screen in bright sunlight.
Summary: Zoom was the main reason for me to upgrade my camera to this one. Being a Nikon was the second reason. It's the MOST POWERFULLL ZOOM in the market and this is very, VERY usefull to any picture you want to take.
Summary: The camera's great otherwise - excellent zoom, resolution, and overall good clarity and color in the images produced. The two things that detract from it though, are the battery and the focusing mechanism.
Summary: This is a very easy camera, the automatic mode gives you enough control for taking excellent pictures, and the scene modes are very useful (except the interior mode, that doesn't convince me) Zoom is incredible, 10x optical and a macro that really gives sharp pictures at even 2 inches of distance.