Summary: With an emphasis on fast start-up and response times, the Nikon Coolpix S620 is one of the higher-end models of the Coolpix line of digital cameras. In this review, we’ll take a look at the S620’s features and capabilities.
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S620 is a decent compact camera and, for the right price, presents a lot more than it perhaps appears to at first glance. Star of the show is the Subject Tracking option, which maintains focus on moving subjects in the frame.
Summary: In the old days, before digital cameras, Nikon was the film camera of choice for photojournalists, the only camera ever mentioned in the lyrics of a number one hit song, and one of the imaging tools NASA astronauts took to the moon.
Pros: Wide angle zoom, Tough, Well-priced
Cons: Noisy images, Poor in low light, Inconsistent results
Summary: Being as digital cameras are almost universally great these days, gazing over a display case at a camera store can be a dazzling experience. What Nikon's cameras bring to the table isn't a revolutionary array of new technology, but rather a nice mix of form and function.
Conclusion: 12 megapixels, a 4X optical zoom lens, a large bright 2.7 inch LCD and a nice set of point-and-shoot features – that’s the Nikon Coolpix S620. The camera’s LCD is viewable in low and bright light and the camera has good build quality and ergonomics.
Pros: Good quality and sharp pictures till ISO 400; ISO 800 usable if you’re desperate, Solid build quality with metal tripod mount and rotary wheel, Sharp and visible LCD display, Easier to use 2009 Nikon menu system and interval timer shooting, Smart Portrait, motion detection and auto scene selectio...
Cons: Edge softness and color fringing in photos, No manual controls, Camera skimps on info display in both shooting and playback modes, So-so average movie mode; no HD capability, no zoom allowed and audio sync problems
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S620 is the S630's smaller sibling, but it looks and handles better. Picture quality is good and the 4x zoom's wideangle capability makes the S620 more practical than the S630 in most everyday situations.
Pros: Compact size; attractive styling; quick start-up; useful 4x wideangle zoom; good definition and colours.
Cons: Confusing autofocus technologies; subject-tracking capability is only moderately effective.
An ultra-stylish Nikon camera with a 12.2-megapixel sensor and a 0.7-second start-up time.
Good Gear Guide.au
9 November 2009
Summary: The Nikon CoolPix S620 is an above average product that excels in several areas, most notably size and speed. It's also very stylish and comes with plenty of beginner-friendly features. Well worth checking out.