Elegant 10 megapixel Coolpix with 3.5-inch touch screen and internal 5X zoom
30 November 2011
Summary: The Coolpix S60 is an elegant, small and handy camera with a fully internal 5X optical zoom and a unique touchscreen interface that replaces almost all hardware controls. The camera is small enough to fit anywhere, yet has a very large and sharp 3.5-inch LCD that remains quite readable outdoors...
Pros: Terrific hi-res 3.5 inch touch screen, Internal 5X optical zoom, Elegant metallic design, Optical lens-shift image stabilization, Face recognition mode with smile and blink detection, Voice recording, Full speed VGA movies with sound
Cons: No optical zoom during movies, Touch screen has learning curve, Costly
Conclusion: Armed with 10 megapixels, a 5X zoom lens with optical image stabilization and a large 3.5 inch touchscreen, the Nikon Coolpix S60 is set to compete with the plenty of ultra-compact cameras in the market, creeping closer to its direct rival, the Sony T900 in terms of feature set.
Pros: Nice 5X optically stabilized zoom lens in a compact body, Huge 3.5 inch touchscreen, Very good touchscreen interface – easy to use and responsive, Decent camera performance, Auto scene selection, face, blink and smile detection for beginners, Many retouch options in playback
Cons: Below average image quality: Visible noise at low ISOs, softness and color fringing (chromatic aberration), Disappointing battery life, Not much playback info shown, Low resolution LCD, Camera lacks manual controls
Summary: This Nikon Coolpix S60 Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified. If you like the idea of a touch screen, then Nikon Coolpix S60 should appeal to you.
Summary: This ultra-compact packs a somewhat wide 5X optical zoom lens and a 3.5" LCD in a 1" thick body, along with a 10 megapixels sensor and vibration reduction. A touch screen interface replaces most controls resulting in a frustratingly slow interface for anything more than pure point-and-shoot...
Pros: Good automatic white-balance performance, Natural image colors, Good overall exposure based on focus-point, Short shutter-lag, Quick zoom, playback and power-off times, Excellent LCD visibility when not smudged, Good build quality
Cons: Below average image stabilization, Noise at all ISO settings, Strong softness at ISO 400 and 800, Useless ISO 1600 and up, High optical distortion at both ends of zoom, Terribly inneficient and unresponsive interface, Dificult to hold securely, Poor lens placement, Very short battery life, Poor l...
Summary: Introduced this past summer, the Nikon COOLPIX S60 is a stylish camera that carries on the form and functionality of this popular point-and-shoot product line. The bold, compact display of the Nikon COOLPIX S60 is highlighted by a 3.5-inch LCD screen and its unique touch-panel control system.
Summary: The $349 Nikon Coolpix S60 is an excellent, truly fun-to-use point-and-shoot camera that will appeal to the hipster crowd. TheSony Cyber-shot DSC-T700, which costs $50 more, has a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a much higher resolution and 4GB of built-in memory; however, it's more sluggish than the S60,...
Conclusion: Viewing your pictures on this camera is a blast, thanks to its iPhone-esque touch screen. Image quality, however, is lacking, so the fun of its flashy touch interface will likely fade quickly.
Pros: Sleek and good-looking. Big, responsive touch screen. Simple touch gestures make photo playback a snap.
Cons: No hardware zoom control; zooming in and out with the touch screen can be very difficult. Captures fewer resolution lines than competitors. HDMI-out, but no HD video recording. Flash shots are underexposed. Poor battery life.
Excerpt: With its high-gloss metal case and giant 3.5-inch, iPhone-like touchscreen, the Nikon Coolpix S60 just begs to be touched. But your lust will turn to disgust once you get to know this camera’s internal quirks. In this case, beauty is only skin deep.
Pros: Sleek and sexy. Fairly easy to use: Its iPhone-like touchscreen is appealing. Respectable 10 megapixels. Compact and lightweight (just 5.7 ounces).
Cons: Images aren’t very crisp, unless they’re well-lit outdoors shots. Short-lived battery. Overly wide touchscreen leaves no room for your fingers to hold the camera without inadvertently switching settings.
Conclusion: Nikon has stuffed the svelte S60 with all manner of automatic goodies – there’s even an anti-blink lock to prevent your subjects looking sleepy. But the touchscreen keeps it easy (if not particularly quick) to use.
Pros: Touch technology is all the rage and the huge 3.5-inch touchscreen on this Nikon is just begging to be poked and stroked. It can be used to control most camera functions, such as Face (and even Smile) Detection. The 5x zoom lens here is the biggest on test , letting you get right up close to the ...
Cons: The touch screen can be a bit tricky to use at first, especially when you’re after a less common feature, and Nikon’s Vibration Reduction isn’t as good as real optical stabilisation. But these are minor drawbacks on a stunning style camera.
Excerpt: The Coolpix S60 from Nikon combines a 10Mp sensor with a 5x optical zoom that ranges from 33-165mm. Spinning the camera around and taking a look at the rear shows off its impressive 3.5in sized screen that takes up the entire space on the back of the camera.