Summary: Great camera! Terrific image quality in both camera or video mode. The only cons I could point out are: 1. Mute during zoom operation may be dissappointing and 2. Battery life is average however battery-meter is not very reliable since it tends to display more battery charge than actual.
Excerpt: Great little camera,totally agree with kevm14's!! As far as the post about sticking with Nikon,the guy as to be jokingggg,this camera compares very highly to the L series..I havent read a review that asn't slamed the lag on any of the L's 14 etc slowwwww ..
Summary: I originally bought a s630 in november '06, and hated it because of the battery life. And I returned it not long after, but last november, I bought an s730 on clearance. An impulse buy... But this time I bought rechargeable batteries. nihm? and the battery life was fabulous.
Summary: I took wonderful photos on this little camera - people were repeatedly suprised to learn they weren't from a fancier camera. I was so sad when I lost it!! (I did have some problems after about a year with it turning off unexpectedly, but thought it was just my own clumsiness! Maybe not...)
Summary: The camera is sleek, light and easy to carry. Zoom is decent and picture quality also good. What surprised me is that I did not expect good night-time pictures with this camera. However, the night-time pictures are great! Great buy for less than $100.
Summary: This camera is pretty good for any person. I was trying photo art with it and it's not excelent for that... but for memory photos is great. I had another like this one but with 6.5 MP, then I bought this one.. then I bouth another one like this for a friend.