Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix S630 is a small camera with a lot of zoom and resolution. Thereâ€™s optical image stabilization, a really, really nice, ergonomic grip (I canâ€™t stop talking about it because itâ€™s that good) and numerous point-and-shoot features. The camera has decent performance (some areas are above average) and very good LCD visibility. However, battery life and movie mode on the Coolpix S630 are not so great.
Pros: Excellent ergonomics; plenty of zoom with optical VR, Very good LCD visibility, Improved menu system versus old Nikon compacts, Smart Portrait, motion detection and auto scene selection features, Decent performance with fast startup and shot-to-shot; fast (but low-res) sports mode
Cons: Visible noise at low ISOs, edge softness and color fringing, No manual controls, Lacking a lot of information display in both shooting and playback modes, Below average battery life, Below average movie mode; no zoom allowed and audio sync problems
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix S630 is a good choice for minimalists who want a compact camera with a powerful optical zoom, but photographers looking for the basics may be disappointed by the lacking feature set.
Pros: Fast 7x optical zoom lens. Solid wide-angle image quality. Comfortable, ergonomic design. Negligible shutter lag. Low noise at high ISOs (up to ISO 800).
Cons: Images are soft and color fringing occurs when zoomed in. Sluggish face detection. Underwhelming user interface.
Conclusion: While the Coolpix S630 is a well-designed compact camera with a positively minimal feel about it, it is probably best suited to photography novices who prefer to be able to point-and-shoot regularly and trust that they will receive basic and consistent results across a variety of shooting situations.
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix S630 ($279) is a compact, inexpensive point-and-shoot camera with a 7X optical zoom lens, image stabilization, and a 2.7" LCD display. There are more than enough compact cameras on the market now, but only a select few pack this much zoom power. Other notable features include scene auto selection, a sports continuous mode that shoots at 11 fps (at 3 Megapixel), and enhanced face, smile, and blink detection.
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A 12-megapixel Nikon digital camera with an 11 frames-per-second continuous shooting mode and a 7x optical zoom.
Good Gear Guide.au
15 September 2009
Summary: The CoolPix S630 isn't one of Nikon's best digital cameras. With sub-par image quality and an unconventional shape, it fails to be anything other than halfway decent. Still, if you're in need of a powerful optical zoom and a versatile continuous shooting mode, this camera will get the job done.
Excerpt: Available inÂ three colours, titanium silver, black and amethyst,Â this 12-megapixel model is quite compact/lightweight considering the metal body and unusually versatile 37-260mm lens. External amenities include a 2.7-inch LCD and adequately large controls, including buttons for mode selection, menu, flash options and macro focusing, plus a four-way pad/scroll wheel with an OK button.