Nikon Coolpix S710 Digital Camera Review

December 2, 2008
Quote: “Quick Review”
Rating: Nikon Coolpix S710 Digital Camera Review
Review From: Kate Patsch at Amazon.com

I had the canon sd870 Canon PowerShot SD870IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver) but returned it because the wide angle lens had too much distortion.

This camera looked really nice and had great technical specs so I pre-ordered it. I waited and waited and finally it came in the mail and within a day I sent it back. It is a plastic piece of crap. It is loud, big, heavy, cheap feeling and cumbersome to operate. The pictures were alright but nothing to brag about or pay this amount of money for.

I just ordered the canon sd880 Canon PowerShot SD880IS 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Gold)And I love it, it is great and I couldn’t ask for anything more.

I was trying to be open minded and try Nikon out but they just disappointed me. I’m not a canon fanatic I promise, they are just a really reliable brand and are built really well. I know that all higher- end SLR’s and lenses are on par with each other from all companies. It’s just Nikon fell short with their point and shoots.

Nikon S710 Review

December 2, 2008
Quote: “The perfect digital camera”
Rating:
Review From: Cajundego at Amazon.com

I have a D-SLR that I use on a regular basis since photography is my hobby. I wanted a small camera that I could put in my pocket or purse instead of carrying my backpack of camera & lens around when I was just out & about. This camera takes as nice of pictures as my Canon and I am able to adjust the f/stop & shutter speed as well. There are around 16 pre-set modes that are helpful. The 14.5 mp is an added bonus if I want to enlarge my photographs. The case is sturdy and it does come with a ac charger & USB cable. I used a SDHC class 6 memory card to remove any lag time between pictures and for good video footage. You will not be disappointed.

Nikon Coolpix S710 Review

December 2, 2008

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.

Nikon S610C Review

December 2, 2008
Quote: “Good, not great”
Rating: Nikon S610C Review
Review From: D. Hsieh at Amazon.com

Just got my 610c and it’s good, not great.

Things I like:
– WiFi feature is pretty cool. Not exactly sure how much I’ll use it but it’s nice to be able to share pictures and have online backup on an extended trip, provided you can find a compatible hotspot.
– Picture quality is good. I’ve been a Canon user for years and I think the Canon Digic processor produces better pictures, but the Nikon is very good.
– Fast start up time
– Decent battery life, even with WiFi (plus some smart power features like wifi upload when you plug it in)
– Nice, large LCD viewfinder
– Good, intuitive UI
– Smile mode works well

Things I don’t like:
– The shutter speed seems slow, especially in red-eye mode. I find a lot of pics in redeye mode have the people with eyes closed. My Canons never did this.
– All the scene modes are a bit bewildering… I think it will take some time to figure out which modes work best in which situations.
– Proprietary connector for PC, looks like mini-USB, but isn’t

Coolpix S610 Review

December 2, 2008
Quote: “Nikon Cool-Pix S-610”
Rating: Coolpix S610 Review
Review From: Bob S. at Amazon.com

The camera arrived promptly and on time from Amazon.com. The packaging of the camera itself left a lot to be desired. The camera box was in a larger mail box without any kind of packaging or protective material, and so the camera was probably jostled and banged during the mailing process. Since it is a Christmas present, I have no idea whether the camera was damaged in the shipping. A few pieces of scrap paper or styrofoam whould have assured me that the product was in good shape.