Excerpt: It’s time for me to find a petite pockey friendly camera and Nikon Coolpix S600 is the one.The camera exudes a premium feel much fro the time you pull it out of the box.It has an impressive spec sheet all packed into a rather small size. Thanks to the brushed-steel casing, it feels solid and brings with it an understated minimalism.Build quality is top notch the exception being the battery hatch.
"Satisfied, but expected more durability for the price."
3 September 2008
Pros: Lightweight and compact, fits in a small purse or camera pouch. Quick start up. Shoots well in low light despite the constant red-eye. Takes very good landscape shots.
Cons: The body is metal, but the surface finish (which is darker than the metal beneath) is wearing off after only 4.5 months. The button labels are wearing off as well. Red-eye with every single low light shot. Shots are often blurry.
Summary: I chose this camera as I wanted a camera that could take good quality shots, was fast to start up, easy to use and small enough to carry around easily. I think this camera is all of those things. I travel alot and find this nikon great for carrying around in a pocket / bag without taking up any real space. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons. 1)It doesn't take AA batteries.
Summary: The picture quality is great. The menus and features are good, but the shutter lag seems to be too long. The reason I bought this camera was because of its quick start-up time, but it seems to be canceled out by its long shutter lag. Still a nice camera, but wouldn't recommend it to spontaneous photographers.
Summary: I returned the elegant S52 to buy this one. There is a lot to like about this little gem. It's small, only a fraction thicker than my old Elph and smaller in two dimensions. It's very easy to use, and the scroll dial helps speed things along, though its not nearly as smooth as the dial on the S52. The basic control layout is acceptable, though still overall inferior to Canon's. The screen is big, bright, and beautiful.
Summary: I bought this camera as a replacement for my old Nikon Coolpix 7900 whose monitor screen went bad for no apparent reason. Since Wolfe Camera said it would probably cost $200 to repair, I opted for a new camera. I almost returned this camera and can only give it four stars since it DOES NOT have the panoramic assist feature as clearly stated in your specifications. The 7900 had this invaluable feature, which make panoramic landscapes a snap.