Summary: I choose this camera because it has the special zoom lens & I was disapointed because it does'nt focus up-close at all...must be damaged. But it does take nice "normal" pictures that are far away.
Summary: We've had the Nikon Coolpix S4100 for 15 months - we had the broken lens unit fixed for the first time after six months. At 15 months, the lens unit is broken again (it won't extend and retract the lens), and now it is out of warranty. The camera does not take pictures very well close up or far away, either (even when the lens unit IS working!).
Summary: I got this camera as a gift and at first I loved everything about it from the touch screen to the picture quality. However, in the year that I have owned it, it has had more problems than it is worth. It had to be sent away for repairs that took a month, only for it to come back and have the same problem again, only now the camera is out of warranty. Beware of this particular product.
Summary: Okay I know this is a low end camera and i had low expectations but i was still dissappointed. 1) image are shaky even in daylight. I have even asked my friends to try it out the they get shaky images too sometimes 2) at night time... i didnt expect it to click good pictures and it didnt 3) i have to use the touch screen it take out good pictures in daylight.
Summary: I have pretty limited experience with this camera as it was purchased as a gift for my mother but I have played around with it a few times when I didn't have my DSLR handy. The camera takes solif images for a point and shoot camera, comes with everything you need, and looks relatively nice. One of the greatest features of the camera is that it uses optical zoom most as opposed to digital zoom.
Nice on day light photo, very bad for night or low light photograpjy
3 April 2012
Summary: I bought this camera for my wife on a vacations trip, the camera is very lightweight which I liked, on day light it can take nice shoots, however; for low light, the camera is a dissarter, I use Nikon since 2010 have had D3000 and D7000 DSRL and I know how to shoot in low light, also the touch screen capability is not confortable nos easy to use. Returned it and got a Sony Cibershot WD570.
Summary: The camera took pictures that were ok, nothing spectacular or special. But within a month of having the camera, and not using it that much, the USB connector on the camera end broke. The USB could no longer be connected to the camera, and therefore the battery could no longer be charged. I now have a useless piece of crap sitting around my house. And the camera only comes with a 30 return policy, and of course it broke just after 30 days.
Blurry pictures and problems with cards and battery
30 December 2011
Summary: I absolutely agree with some other customers reviews. I had the same problems. The camera itself looks great and the touch screen is really convenient but it has several issues with the battery and images are often blurry. Yesterday, I bought a high speed SDHC card that is supposed to be compatible with this camera and sometimes it works and sometimes the camera can't read the card. Certainly, I didn't expect all these issues in a Nikon product.
Summary: I got this camera as a gift. The pictures are fairly nice but the time it takes in between pictures is the problem. I have only had this camera for three days and I am taking it back. My friend received a Kodak easy share and it actually works better it only cost her 50 bucks compared to the 110 I spent on the Nikon.
Summary: This black camera is made of plastic like material making it look cheap. You have to press hard to use the touch screen. Also doesn't take a "point and shoot" picture very fast at all. I returned this camera and went back to a camera compaq digital.