Summary: I thought Nikon was a name I would associate with quality such as in Toyota but that was not the case. In less than a year with very little use, the Nikon stopped working with the lens not opening and closing. Major disappoitment especially for such camera that was purchsed for over $200.
Summary: Camera worked well for about 13 months. Then it asks me to enter date & time each time I power it on. It no longer has the ability to store the info. It's a common problem - search the web to confirm. I contacted Nikon and they say they can fix for a fee.
Summary: Camera is easy to use when it works. I had to send the camera back due to a lens error (out of warranty cost almost as much as the camera). Once returned I got 2 uses out of it (didn't use on the beach with sand - left in a clean room in fact) and the lens servo locked up again. So sad.
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...
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.
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! Connie in NY
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...
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.