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Nikon COOLPIX S640
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Nikon COOLPIX S640

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Overall 6

Nikon Coolpix S640

29 September 2011
  • Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S640 is a very small ultra-compact camera with a stabilized wide-angle lens, offering a 4X range from 28 to 112mm, in 35mm-equivalent terms. Up to relatively recently, there was very little competition in terms of wide-angle ultra-compact digital cameras.
  • Pros: Very fast autofocus lock, Image noise under control up to ISO 800, Consistent exposure, Natural image colors, Very good white balance, Very responsive except during image storing, Excellent LCD visibility, Great LCD contrast and refresh rate, Good build quality, with reservations (
  • Cons: Frequent autofocus miss, Useless ISO 3200 and 6400 sensitivities, High purple fringing, Slow shot to shot speed, Pathetic continuous drive, Severe loss of contrast starting at ISO 800, Redeye problems, Battery charges in camera, Poor tripod mount placement
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Overall 9
Design 9
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 10
Picture quality 9

Nikon CoolPix S640 Review

What Digital Camera
20 January 2010
  • Summary: Although it is a little expensive, the Nikon CoolPix S640 offers a good specification, with a 5x zoom image stabilised lens, superior build quality, fast and easy-to-use operation, excellent low light performance and very good image quality even at higher ISO settings. It's almost a bargain.
  • Pros: Image quality, build quality, performance
  • Cons: Price
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Nikon Coolpix S640 Digital Camera Review

Hardware Secrets
29 December 2009
  • Summary: With the S640, Nikon has raised the bar for this type of camera. The additional of a speedy auto-focus and improved image stabilization means better pictures for the average photographer. The ease of use, Smart Portrait mode, and good battery life add to the enjoyment of using the camera.
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Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
1 December 2009
  • Summary: With a low-profile design, the compact Nikon Coolpix S640 seems to lend itself to street photography. In fact, it calls to mind the approach of post World War I photographers like Robert Doisneau.
  • Pros: Fast, Tough and versatile, Easy to use
  • Cons: Lots of noise at high ISO, No manul exposure, Weak flash
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Nikon Coolpix S640

Digital Photography Interface
30 November 2009
  • Conclusion: Let’s put it in a simple way: The Nikon Coolpix S640 is your average compact camera which performs, well, just averagely I guess. The camera has a fairly run-of-the-mill feature set: 12 megapixels, 5X optical zoom, 2.7 inch screen, point-and-shoot operation and with nothing in particularly that...
  • Pros: Acceptable image quality; mostly for shooting in good light, Fairly fast autofocus performance, Good battery life; USB charging enabled, 5X optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization (though see below), Automatic scene selection, many scene modes, elaborate face detection/portrait features
  • Cons: Edge softness and below average image clarity, Slow lens aperture range at telephoto end, No manual controls; scarce on-screen display details, No HD video recording; optical zoom and optical stabilization unavailable when recording, Slow burst mode and below average writing times
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Nikon S640 Review

17 November 2009
  • Summary: I recommend the Nikon S640 for those of you looking for something simple, yet capable.  It’s a decent point and shoot camera, but not necessarily one that will stand out in the crowd.
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Overall 8
Value for money 8
Features 8
Ease of use 9
Photo quality 8
Build quality 8
Color and saturation 7

Nikon Coolpix S640

8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix S640 is a solid offering. It looks good and is very straightforward too. There is plenty of choice when it comes to buying a pocket camera, but this camera is a good choice if you think the features it offers are what you are looking for.
  • Pros: Ease of use - simple design
  • Cons: Slow start up time
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Overall 8

Nikon CoolPix S640

Trusted Reviews
6 February 2011
Overall 6

The Nikon CoolPix S640 possesses impressive specs, but the quality of its images failed to impress us

Good Gear Guide.au
22 November 2010
  • Summary: Although the Nikon CoolPix S640 has impressive specs, the quality of its images was not as good as we were expecting.
  • Pros: Compact and light, great zoom
  • Cons: Poor overall image quality, overpriced
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Overall 6

Nikon CoolPix S640 review

29 March 2010
  • Excerpt: With its 12-megapixel sensor, 5x zoom lens and 2.7in screen, the S640 risks blending in with countless other mid-price compact cameras. Not every compact claims start-up and autofocus performance to rival a digital SLR, though.
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