Extremely small camera, Metal body, Plenty of built-in memory
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is designed to be used when out with friends etc. It's small enough to carry around in your pocket or bag and you'd barely even know it was there. Smart phone users aren't likely to see much of an appeal though as you can't upload to the web straight away - if there was built-in Wi-Fi then it would be a fantastic camera for those who want to upload their pictures onto Facebook before they get home. The camera is made of metal, looks stylish and comes in a number of colours.
Nice menu system
At a $350 asking price, the Nikon S800c is essentially an amusing if slightly expensive curiosity. Next to the as-yet-unannounced but presumably much higher price tag for the Samsung Galaxy Camera, though, it's a pittance to get in on the ground floor of the cameraphone-no, wait.. phonecamera-revolution.
Android ecosystem adds thousands of ways to edit and share your photos
The Nikon Coolpix S800c was the first Android-powered camera (barely) and perhaps gives us a peek at what cameras will look like in the future. Sharing and editing photos is easier than on almost any camera, save for Samsung's 4G-equipped Galaxy Camera (which also sports a more modern version of Android and a larger display). That said, Nikon has quite a bit of work to do before I can recommend this Coolpix.
First ever camera to use the Android smartphone operating system
The first of any new product line is never going to offer value for money alongside the thrill of the new. And the Nikon Coolpix S800c is an exciting product, even if the short battery life is an issue as is the fact that accessing the ability to take photos isn't as immediate as we feel it should be. Not a problem if you're using a smartphone and are therefore going to be doing more besides, but rather more of an issue on an actual camera.
Automatic scene selection when in Easy Auto mode
The Nikon Coolpix S800c was the first Android-powered camera (barely squaking to market before Samsung's Galaxy Camera) and perhaps gives us a peek at what cameras will look like in the future. Sharing and editing photos is easier than on almost any camera, save for Samsung's 4G/3G-equipped Galaxy Camera (which also sports a more modern version of Android and a larger display). That said, Nikon has quite a bit of work to do before I can recommend this Coolpix.
Android OS, 10x optical zoom, Touchscreen
What we have here is a reasonable compact camera, with the added benefits of Android. Sure, that's great for some, but we're not sure the image quality is strong enough to justify the £379.99/AU$448/US$349.95 full asking price for this camera.
If Nikon chose to combine one if its high-end compact cameras - with full manual control, raw shooting and other premium elements - with the Android operating system, then it would have made a much more enticing prospect.
Decent image quality with good colour reproduction
A camera running Android sounds like a great idea and the S800c gives a good account of how useful it can be. It's going to appeal to many that a camera with decent image quality will also allow you to share directly to your favourite social networking sites quickly and easily. You can also use a number of apps to edit your pictures other than the options available in camera.
This is a first attempt by Nikon and there are a few niggles which we feel will need ironing out.
Responsive touchscreen, capable 10x optical zoom
Android meets 10x optical zoom point-and-shoot camera in a smooth, easy-to-use package. But the lack of battery life, limited controls and significant price slam the brakes on this first venture. It's good, but these are big issues not to be taken lightly.
More than just a camera, Great film recording
Extremely easy to use and responsive, the Android-based Nikon Coolpix S800c feels like a camera running a mobile operating system, rather than a smart phone with a better-than-average lens and sensor. While it performed well, some rough edges in my tests and the high price dampen its score.
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.
Touchscreen control will appeal to some novice shooters
The Nikon S4300 provides an interesting alternative to the rest of Nikon's 2012 point-and-shoot lineup. At a suggested price of just $169.99 it comes in at $30 less than the Nikon S6300, includes a 6x optical zoom, touchscreen operation, and 3-inch rear LCD. It's an appealing model to be sure, but closer inspection reveals that it might be worth the extra money to step up to the next model in Nikon's line.
Colours are recorded well and exposure is pretty good
The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is a simple point and shoot camera that does what it's required to do. It records occasions for families and doesn't break the bank doing it. It looks nice enough and the user interface is easy enough to understand. The touchscreen isn't as responsive as we'd like but we're used to smart phones these days. We found the best way to get the most out of the screen is to use a sharp ended implement such as a touch-screen pen or a finger nail.
Responsive touchscreen, Reliable white balance and metering
The point and shoot Nikon Coolpix S4300 benefits from a slim body and responsive 3-inch touchscreen. The camera is well built and nicely designed, with a well integrated touchscreen. Using the touchscreen to focus and activate the shutter is intuitive, and performance is adequate. The camera also boasts a useful zoom range and effective vibration reduction.
Good value for money
The Nikon Coolpix S4300 is a style-driven 16MP compact that sits within the middle of the expansive Nikon Coolpix range and retails for around Ã?Â£100. Given the low price and the ubiquitous styling it's tempting to assume that the S4300 is just another middle-of-the-road pocket compact. Closer inspection, however, reveals an eye-catching feature set that could make cameras costing twice as much blush.
Good colour reproduction, Responsive touch screen
When comparing the specifications, the S4300 appears to be a very similar camera to the Nikon Coolpix S4200, both having 16 megapixels sensors, 6x optical zoom and 720p HD video recording, the S4300 has Lens shift VR rather than the eVR found on the S4200.
Good colour reproduction, Responsive touch screen
When comparing the specifications, the S4200 appears to be a very similar camera to the Nikon Coolpix S3300, both having 16 megapixels sensors, 6x optical zoom and 720p HD video recording. Where they differ is the 3 inch LCD touch screen which is found on the S4200.
Sharp, clean image quality
The Nikon P7100 is on a mission to be everything that photo enthusiasts have come to expect from a high-end compact: A bigger sensor than most compacts, an optical viewfinder, heaps of dials and direct-access controls, and the option to shoot in RAW format.
As it should, those individual factors all add up to a great camera. Image quality is excellent, with beautifully rendered details and accurate colors.
What Nikon have done with the S100 is marry a stylish design to state of the art technology. We think that without the new sensor and excellent performance, the camera would need to be priced much lower but it's worth it for what you get. If you're the type of person that wants to get a nice looking camera that's packed with tech and has a reasonably good build quality then the Nikon Coolpix S100 is one to look at.
Excellent colour reproduction
The S100 is packed with full 1080p HD video recording and takes 360Â°/180Â° panoramics using the sweep method. On occasion there is some vignetting visible, the battery has a short life expectancy and noise effects image quality from ISO 400. The touch screen is one of the most responsive we've tested at ePHOTOzine. Overall the Nikon Coolpix S100 is a featured packed, stylish digital compact camera which is capable of taking great images.
Stylish and slim design
The Nikon Coolpix S100 is a stylish little camera created with simplicity in mind. The camera has a big 3.5 inch touchscreen and 5X optical zoom, with just about everything save for the firing the shutter done via the touchscreen. While the screen is big, bright and responsive to touch, and Nikon has leveraged their experience in making touchscreen interfaces (having released at least one touch model per year for the last few years) and made the touchscreen menu very intuitive here, the S100...
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.
The business user is another area Nikon have tapped into here because in a nice touch, the camera can project any computer file, be it image, video or, a text document.
Nikon's Coolpix S1100pj undoubtedly looks pricey, particularly when you compare it with similarly specified compacts from other makers that lack a projector; you can spend around half for similar snapping and moving shooting features.
Having said that, there's a lot to be said of the sheer fun and funkiness of the projector (or having it as a business tool) and having that to use whenever you want can really be fun.
its overall image quality is very pleasing, but it's a practically automatic camera.
There are plenty of features to like about the Nikon COOLPIX S1100pj apart from its innovative built-in projector. As we've mentioned, its picture quality is actually very good and its lens is nice and wide. We also like its focus tracking and face detection, which is very sensitive and fun to use (try it in a crowd!). However, we hate the position of the lens: it is in the corner and is very easy to block with your finger.
In terms of performance, the Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is generally good.
The Nikon Coolpix S1100pj is all about its projector. Given the fact that this camera is as ultra-compact as many of its peers without a projector, this is an achievement in itself. The projector works well and can project an image up to 47" diagonally from 2.4 meters away. The output is clear with a resolution similar to a standard definition television.
The S1100pj is a unique product; no other camera on the market can match its projector function.
Nikon tries its hand at the world's second projector camera, this time integrating a touchscreen and dropping the retail price. Nikon tries its hand at the world's second projector camera, this time integrating a touchscreen and dropping the retail price.Nikon tries its hand at the world's second projector camera, this time integrating a touchscreen and dropping the retail price.
reasonably crisp and clear photos
It may not be the most practical digital camera, but if you're a gadget nut then Nikon's COOLPIX S1100pj is almost a must-have item. It's not without its drawbacks, but it'll definitely make your friends 'ooh' and 'ahh' when you use the integrated projector to display the photos you took of them, and its overall picture quality is quite good.
Touch screen LCD is sharp and bright, even in sunlight, and includes shutter control.
If you like unique features in your digital camera, it's impossible to ignore the built-in projector with the Coolpix S1100pj camera from Nikon. The S1100pj's projector offers 14 lumens of light, which is an upgrade over what was available with Nikon's first projector camera, the Coolpix S1000pj. The projector works well over a few feet. My Coolpix S1100pj review shows a few nice features that go beyond the projector, such as a touch screen LCD.
Nikon has pioneered something incredibly exciting, and the Nikon Coolpix S1100pj will certainly win over a sizable amount of consumers who want that camera with the projector in it.
Nikon has pioneered something incredibly exciting, and the Nikon Coolpix S1100pj will certainly win over a sizable amount of consumers who want that camera with the projector in it. Not only can we host slideshows for a room full of people, but we can also use the Coolpix S1100pj to give presentations using our computer.
There's no need to clamor around a little LCD screenâ?? just sit back and enjoy 14 lumens of projected goodness via a 47-inch spread.
You can also connect the Nikon S1100pj directly to your computer, so you can project images, or indeed presentations, from computer, via the camera, which is great for business users.
With a street price of Â£300 it's not a cheap option and at this price point, if you just wanted a camera you could get a high end compact with manual features, such as the Canon PowerShot S95. However, if you'd enjoy - and use - the projector, which is what you're paying for, then get one and enjoy it, it'd be great for Christmas gatherings!
The D60 (like the D40 and the D40x) is reasonably priced, robustly constructed, incredibly easy to use, and most important of all produces great images, even for absolute beginners.
For more than a decade, point-and-shoot digicams dominated the digital imaging revolution, but in recent years entry-level digital SLRs have become one of the most popular products available in the digital camera marketplace. Canon got the jump on Nikon in the entry-level DSLR wars with the introduction of the the Digital Rebel, but since the introduction of the pioneering little D40, Nikon has been back in the game.
The D90 really impressed me at high ISOs.
The D60 is an updated version of Nikon's popular D40x entry-level D-SLR. The D60 ($749) retains most of the features that made the D40x a great camera. Those features include a 10 Megapixel CCD, super-fast performance, a 2.5" LCD display, an easy-to-use interface, and lots more.
With a street price of US$749.95 or less for the camera/lens outfit, the Nikon D60 digital SLR package offers an outstanding
The new D60 is an update of the successful D40x model from last year. Improvements over the D40x include a Image Sensor Cleaning system, a motion sensor that automatically switches the LCD display from portrait to landscape, and a "Stop Motion" video feature. The D60 retains the 10-megapixel image sensor, a continuous capture rate of 3fps and a sensitivity range from ISO 100 - 1,600.
The Nikon D60 Digital SLR replaces the popular D40x with an even better package.
The Nikon D60 DSLR is for perfect for beginner amateur photographers who desire a fast and responsive DSLR that produces excellent image quality. It can serve very well as the "Family dSLR" -- a category that targets families who desire the SLR experience and image quality combined with point-and-shoot ease-of-use.
The Nikon D60 offers a 10-megapixel APS-H sensor and an optically stabilized lens, all for an excellent, entry-level price. As always, Nikon has designed the D60's body within an inch of perfection, and the camera has all the prosumer features that you'd expect of DSLR, including a fast burst-mode and full RAW support.
Image quality is excellent and the camera operational speed is fast.
The D60 is a great addition to your existing Canon system. The resolution is approximately the same as a 2700 dpi film scanner, with no time invested in scanning and retouching. The files are as smooth as they are on the D30 and the new bundled software is many leaps and bounds above the simple converter that came with the earlier camera. For many, at this resolution, this camera is replacing their 35mm bodies.
This is a fantastic camera. Super easy to use. Takes pictures quicly enough to capture my toddlers smile and wacky ways, which for me sets it apart from my last camera. The photo quality is the best I have ever had. It is small enough to fit in a pocket. I like the vidoe feature as well. I looked at a bunch of other cameras. I have had this one for 2 months now and I could not be happier with my choice. This is a wonderful high quality camera.
Easy to use
The Nikon Coolpix S6100 is Nikon's answer to the top-rated Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 (*Est. $155) -- but with a couple of notable flaws. Both cameras have long optical zooms for a budget camera (7x for the Nikon, 8x for the Panasonic), with 28 mm wide-angle settings to help you capture group shots and landscapes. Both can shoot 720p HD video, and both are about the same tiny size (although the Nikon weighs about an ounce more).
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