Images are pretty good
For £170, the features on the Nikon Coolpix S6400 are pretty good. You get a decent lens, a nicely designed compact with a glossy exterior and a touch-screen on the back. The deal breaker will be whether you think the image quality is good enough to pay out the money for.
Easy touchscreen, Range of filters
The Nikon Coolpix S6400 is one of the more expensive compact cameras of its class on the market, but its speed, image quality and range of options help justify its position.
If you're looking for a fun, carry-everywhere camera, whether that's for a beach holiday or a children's birthday party, the Nikon Coolpix S6400 won't let you down. Just make sure you have a spare battery.
Fast high-speed shooting, Decent image quality
The Nikon Coolpix S6400 packs a fast rate of high-speed shooting and decent image quality into a compact camera. It also has a decent optical zoom range, with a responsive touch screen and is available in a good range of colours. We think it's a little highly priced, particularly as a spare battery is almost certain to be a must with a life expectancy of just 160 shots per charge.
Decent photo quality, Curvy body is different
The Nikon Coolpix S6400's curvy body is one of its few distinctions. It does a decent job of taking photos, but its interface and other quirks don't make it a particularly endearing camera to have and to hold.
High-resolution images, full HD video
Just like its very similar predecessor, the Nikon Coolpix P310 is a good compact camera for users looking for high-resolution images, full HD video and a degree of creative control. If you also want good results in low-light, RAW format as well as JPEG, and easier access to key settings, there are better options from other manufacturers.
Affordable price compared to other advanced compact camera
The P310 offers an improved feature set compared to a regular point-and-shoot - offering something for snapshooters who want to learn more about photography through the camera's manual modes. However, the image quality limitations mean DSLR users might want to look at its more expensive peers if they want a pocket camera.
Good LCD screen
The Nikon P310 is a 16.1MP advanced compact with a 4.2x optical zoom. Given that it costs close to £300 you would be entitled to expect something above the ordinary. Whether it's a headline-grabbing zoom, bombproof construction or a generally high specification, compacts costing this much really need to offer something extra to justify the added expenditure. The P310 just about manages this with its bright f/1.8 maximum aperture, full manual control and 921k-dot LCD screen.
Excellent value for money
The Nikon Coolpix P310 is an extremely versatile camera which packs a lot of features in to a body small enough to fit in your pocket. There is very little to fault, the 4.2x optical zoom lens being quite limited given there are now cameras with a massive 42x optical zoom. There isn't the option to shoot in RAW either, but there are full manual controls, the f/1.8 maximum aperture lens and full 1080p HD video recording.
Decent AF with lots of options including user-defined point, detailed images, close-up macro mode, lots of movie capture control
By logic we weren't sure we'd like the P310 that much. The "small" size sensor is a letdown, but then it does make it both smaller and cheaper than its established competitors. We do like it; in fact the more we used this camera the fonder we grew of it. Images are decent given the small sensor size, there's plenty of focus, zoom and movie control and that f/1.8 aperture at the wide-angle setting is great to have.
Good low-light performance
Other pocketable premium cameras are out there, but most of them cost at least £300. If you're looking for a pocketable point-and-shoot camera with manual controls and good low-light performance, you won't find a lower-priced option than the Nikon Coolpix P310. It requires you to make some compromises: You have to do without a RAW-shooting mode, a big sensor, and a long-zoom lens, and you'll have to wait for Night Landscape shots and high-definition videos to save.
Image quality is good
The Nikon Coolpix P310 is a truly small compact digital camera with efficient photographic controls. It delivers excellent results thanks to an ultra-bright F/1.8 lens which lets it photograph the same scene at lower a ISO than most other cameras. The ultra-wide angle optical zoom lens starting at 24mm makes it a great compact for architecture and indoor photography.
Excellent macro capabilities
Other pocketable premium cameras are out there, but most of them cost at least $400. If you're looking for a pocketable point-and-shoot camera with manual controls and good low-light performance, you won't find a lower-priced option than the Nikon Coolpix P310. It requires you to make some compromises: You have to do without a RAW-shooting mode, a big sensor, and a long-zoom lens, and you'll have to wait for Night Landscape shots and high-definition videos to save.
Great Camera, Great Photos & Great Price!
As an experienced DSLR photographer, I needed a small and simple do-all vacation camera that would work for both my wife and me. The Nikon L610 is a superb camera for its size and price and meets our needs perfectly. I suspect it will probably meet the needs of most casual photographers.
Surprisingly good handling
Nikon's latest release for the Coolpix L line is targeted at travelers with a very casual knowledge of photography. Its affordability is one of its greatest assets, but the 14x zoom, HD video recording, and 16 MP sensor certainly boost its value. There's a lot of reasons to look into this camera - it's compact, somewhat versatile, sturdy, and designed for travel but if you really want to capture the Colosseum in all its ornate splendor, and want serious control over how your image turns out,...
Compact body with a decent zoom range
In a market where cameras with 10x and more optical zoom available there needs to something which makes a camera stand out from the competition, whether it be features, image quality or price. Unfortunately there is nothing which we feel does for the L610, everything is average. Highlights include colour reproduction, 1cm minimum focusing distance and full 1080p HD video recording. We much preferred the Nikon Coolpix L310, it has more zoom and is priced nearer the £100 mark.
Purse sized proportions and cute styling
Nobody is making a claim for the Nikon Coolpix S01 being a serious photographic tool. We're always told a large-ish sensor, large-ish lens and therefore large-ish camera makes for optimum quality images, and none of those are the case here. Nor, despite the glossy metal exterior, would the £120 to £150 price tag indicate that this is much more than a bit of a toy.
No white balance or ISO controls
The Nikon Coolpix S01 is certainly stylish, and its size makes it extremely portable - a pocket camera even when you don't have any pockets.
There's something refreshing about having a basic point-and-shoot camera, a simple creative tool that enables you to focus solely on composition and capturing the moment. Such is the strength of the iPhone and other smartphone cameras.
So while we're willing to overlook the lack of certain commonly used controls, we just can't overlook image quality.
Really tiny body, Good amount of built-in memory
The Nikon Coolpix S01 clearly isn't designed to be the best camera in the world but it is the ideal camera for those who are keen on their tiny gadgets or who want to carry a camera in their tiny handbag etc. Images aren't of a good quality, but they'll look fine if you're sharing them on sites such as Facebook. The Nikon Coolpix S01 will struggle to appeal to those which decent cameras on their smartphones, but we're sure it'll have an appeal to some looking for a small camera.
Extremely small, Good colour reproduction
A true spy gadget, the Nikon Coolpix S01's image quality is better than its size or price might suggest. Until you get one in your hands, it's difficult to imagine quite how small it is. Think of it as a competent, carry-anywhere alternative to a smart phone's built-in camera.
Good build quality, Compact size
Despite its matchbox size, the construction and engineering that have gone into the 10 megapixel, 3x optical zoom Coolpix S01 means that it looks and feels of high quality. This is still a Nikon camera after all and the brand doesn't do throwaway.
The cute-sy design, rounded edges and available colour range (hunt down the mirrored version if you can) suggest to us that the camera is aimed perhaps more at women than men, and younger ones at that.
Reproduction of colours was very good
The Nikon Coolpix S01 is more about form than function, and it commands a hefty premium for its diminutiveness. Priced at Rs 8,950, it costs more than twice entry-level digital camera. However, the latter are more feature rich and take better photos and videos. We aren't saying you should keep away from this tiny shooter. It's cute and funky, isn't it? If style (unique in this case) is of utmost importance, make this camera your pocket buddy right away! Also, it would make a sweet gift.
No manual operation, Heats up while shooting video
When you consider its size and the amount of goodies it packs into a small frame, the Nikon COOLPIX S01 is an average performer. The camera follows the point-and-shoot camera philosophy to the letter. While it is very easy to use for someone who is new to the world of cameras, a more experienced user will feel frustrated due to the lack of manual controls. However, adding wireless connectivity would have helped it compete better against camera phones.
Undeniably stylish point and shoot camera
The Nikon Coolpix S80 is an undeniably stylish point and shoot camera that features a love or hate it touchscreen interface, with only one physical button on the entire camera. The S80 represents a big improvement on the previous S70 model, although the so-so image quality, limiting 35mm wide-angle setting and high price-tag prevent us from recommending it more highly.
Compact, stylish and functional design
The COOLPIX S80 is a camera for people who appreciate good design and value simplicity and functionality. It doesn't offer as much choice when it comes to exposure modes, metering options, fast shooting or video as similarly priced models from competitors. It does, however, provide a capable easy Auto mode with image stabilisation, Scene detection, face detection AF, smile-activated operation and some control over settings in Auto mode with a good range of scene modes.
If you do like a little bit of manual control, then the ISO range on the camera can be pushed to ISO 6,400 and you can get close-up to an image with some decent macro controls.
The Coolpix S80 with its smooth lines and touch screen is clearly marketed at those who embrace technology and style.
The layout will make it ideal for beginners, or those who just want stylish, easy, photography. Image quality at high ISO settings more than makes up for its minor shortcomings.
The majority who buy the Coolpix S80 will not be disappointed as it performs well in most of situations and at Â£299.99 gives good value for money.
We have here a very slick and stylish camera. It is fast to operate and has an excellent OLED screen. As a style statement it will not disgrace the other accessories in the briefcase or purse. Unfortunately the image quality is not of the highest order, although it is very acceptable for web and small prints.
Records to affordable, easy to find and capacious SD / SDHC / SDXC flash storage cards
The Nikon Coolpix S80 is a mid-cost 14.1 megapixel compact digital camera. Nikon promotes the Coolpix S80 as having a user-friendly interface. It operates on touch controls, offering smooth orientation for either vertical or horizontal orientation.
Large OLED touch screen is very sharp and very bright
If you like large and sharp touch screen displays on your camera, my Nikon Coolpix S80 review showcases a camera that will fully meet that requirement. The S80's OLED (organic light emitting diode) display is one of the best you'll find. Unfortunately, some of the S80's photographic features and camera controls aren't as impressive as the OLED. For example, the camera's zoom only works through the touch screen, which isn't efficient.
Good image quality
The Nikon S80 scored massive points for having a slim and stylish exterior. The 3.5-inch OLED touchscreen is a great addition, but we found it to be quite a battery drainer (the supplied EN-EL10 Lithium-ion battery is rated at 150 shots). Nonetheless, colors were vibrant, and viewing angles were wider compared to its LCD-equipped competitors.
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