Nikon Coolpix S710 Review

Nikon Coolpix S710 Review

Quote: “Good camera, manual mode, high ISO”
Rating: Nikon Coolpix S710 Review
Review From: Minh D. Nguyen at Amazon.com

Got this camera for a month, did a wedding and a few travels with it, overall among the best sub-compacts but not perfect.
Good points:
– Manual mode: surprisingly useable, I usually leave it on this mode, click the side of the thumbwheel to switch from ISO to shutter to aperture, turn the wheel to set each in turn, a little exposure scale shows up to guide selection. Easy to select ISO up to 12800 (hardly useable, very grainy, 3200 is practical maximum).
– High ISO: 3200 fairly smooth, 800 to 1600 very decent, I ended up not using flash for any of the wedding (inside) pictures.
Bad:
– Night flash mode good but not tyro-friendly, lent to a friend for pictures and most of them turned out blurry, she did not have a steady hand. Regular flash rather ugly, not what I’m used to with Nikon
– Pictures show perfect on the camera screen but a bit dark on my computer monitor; not sure which is “wrong”, or whether there is some automatic D-Lighting during playback, anyway annoying.

Overall good camera, would buy it again, but need to dig into it a bit, the pictures on my computer did not turn out as good as I expected based on what I saw on screen.

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