Summary: I bought this camera a couple years ago as a "back up." As somebody who worked for several years a professional photographer, I was convinced there was no way anything this small could compete with my DSLRs. It's so reliable and sharp that I literally never leave my house without it. It excels at macros and portraits; even using the scene settings which I've never trusted on other cameras. My Nikon S610 lives in the side pocket of my duffle bag and has held up just fine.
Summary: The screen is very fragile on this camera. I had it for a couple days and kept it in my pocket of my flight suit with the screen to my chest to better protect it. The camera was new to me so I took special care to keep it safe. I never bumped in to anything or recall any instance to which damage could have taken place but one day I went to take it out and, to my complete surprise, the corner of the screen was spiderwebed.
Too small for me, and I don't trust it's scene selector.
20 September 2010
Summary: The camera is pocket size and easy to take with me, but I have big hands so it's not comfortable while taking pictures. The scene auto selector doesn't always pick the best selection, and the stabilizer isn't always on. I've had to retake photos because the selected scene wasn't the correct one, or the stabilizer wasn't on. I would give it an overall 7 out of 10 for small personal cameras.
Summary: This is my second Nikon Coolpix. I've had this camera for a little over one year and decided to buy something else. Pictures taken in low light, with flash turn out poorly. Adjusting the White Meter is like hoping for the best. I sent my camera to Nikon to be adjusted, with pictures taken with other Nikons (idential locations/subject) that my family own to show the differences. Our other Nikons have a much lower MP's.
Summary: I take a average of 35 Photo's a day in my work x 5 days a week etc, I have used Nikon 6.0, 7.0 cameras for a few years now never a real problem except for once the shutter locked up Nikon fix it at no charge and quickly. Very clear Photo's, easy to use. Only drawback is they eat Reg. batteries up, so now I am using re-chargable batteries to save money, it works If used once in awhile Reg batteries are fine.