Excerpt: It's small enough to keep in jeans pockets & very easy to use. I've taken some really nice scenic type shots on holiday with good light but..... It's quite slow, plus indoor shots & anything moving, it's not so good.
Summary: I specifically bought this because it had the GPS feature and it would not show the location when I downloaded it to my own photo program. I contacted Nikon and they said the pictures had to be downloaded to their own picture program (which is included). I loaded it on my computer and it still didn't show the location of the pictures and was very confusing to use.
Summary: Not sure if I am doing anything wrong, but this camera does not focus that well. I feel that there is some kind of setting that I am missing to set it up so it takes a clear picture. I have a Canon that takes the perfect picture every time. I thought I would try the Nikon due to the great reviews. I wish I could send it back.
Summary: Camera takes great pictures, so I gave it 2 stars. Other than that, I really dislike this camera. I have to push the power button 2-3 times before it turns on so I have missed multiple picture opportunities. I'm usually in such a panic at that point that I forget about the pop-up flash and it gets stuck under my finger.
Summary: The camera is easy to use and has a lot of features that I like. I'm impressed with the image stabilization that allows picture taking at 18X without a tripod. I'm disappointed, though, in a few things. First, as advanced as this camera is, it can't sense when pictures are taken in portrait mode and automatically rotate them when they are saved on the computer. A Kodak digital camera I bought about seven years ago had that feature, so it's not something new.
Summary: I'm sure I either have a bad copy...or some of the reviewing users here haven't put it through it's paces. My problems: 1. S9300 will not lock focus when zoomed at or near it's maximum. 2. Selecting one of the Auto ISO ranges...125-800 ISO causes the camera to select very low shutter speeds, so that even with vibration reduction, if you are shooting people, the imgages are soft...appearing OOF...out of focus. (Unacceptable for this price range.) 3.