Summary: well, I should have heeded the warnings of a large number of people who submitted negative reviews of this camera... but I figured... what are the chances that the problem would continue in the 4 (I know, I'm an idiot) cameras that I bought for Christmas gifts in 2009... They were a good deal at the time...
Summary: Purchased two of these for christmas presents. First one failed (lens error)in first 30 days. Returned it (thank you amazon)and had it replaced under warranty. Second one failed 8 months later, this one cannot be returned and is not covered by warranty. Expensive cameras like these should have much better reliability or should be covered by warranty for a year. Stay away from these cameras! I'm going back to Sony!
Summary: No matter what a great deal you think you're getting, don't buy this camera. It will only cause you headache later on. Unfortunately, I had the same lens error that many many others have experienced due to Nikon's defective product. Here's my story: I had the lens error since day 1. It normally fixed itself after an hour.
Summary: I gave this camera to my twenty year old daughter and the lens is stuck open. She has tried recharging the battery, but the lens still won't close or take photos! What a disapointment for her and waste of money for me!
Summary: Hi, I bought this S710 cameral ([...]) in Dec 2009. In March, there occured two big problems. One is it is required to reset the date and time every time I start the machine. The other is there are no any sounds, like the botton sound, shutter sound or video sound I recored,even the sound setting is in the state of "On". I have sent the seller two letters by e-mail, BUT received no reply.
Summary: The camera does not hold up well...I have had it for a year and it's broken twice with the same issue as other reviewers, "lens error". Nikon will not do anything about it. I won't ever buy another Nikon product.
Summary: I bought this camera about 15 months ago to do dual duty for snapshots and to take photographs of children's quilts for my website, blog and marketing materials. At first it was great. Then, after 4 months, it started asking me for the date every time I turned it on. I sent it in for repair. Nikon was good about that and supposedly put in a whole new chip.
Summary: If you are buying a camera with features for manual control and low light settings, this is not your choice. The menus are unbelievably confusing, the focus auto assist (low light) works only out from 3-5 ft. (App) with no manual focus that I could find in it's totally confusing menus.
Summary: This camera has been a pain in the neck... First let's bare in mind this is the most expensive model Nikon has to offer in this category... Now.... Like most other point and shoot cameras, the performance in low light/indoor situations is very poor... Shortly after I purchased it however, the real disappointments came along...
Summary: I purchased this camera over a year ago, enticed by the amount of features it had and its high megapixel count. Upon receiving it, I found the pictures to be especially grainy, but otherwise not terrible. Within a month, however, my battery stopped working correctly, forcing me to reset all settings for the camera (including date, time, exposure, etc) every single time I turned it on.