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Nikon Coolpix S4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 391 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S4. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the design and portability are generally positive. The performance and zoom also get good feedback. Many are critical about the storage and image stabilizer, while there are some mixed comments about the glare and flash.

usability, zoom, performance, portability, design

low-light, viewfinder, shutter, stabilizer , storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the performance and portability are overall positive. The battery and image quality are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the usability, and some have doubts about the size and screen.

zoom, image quality, battery, portability, performance

screen, size

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The performance and zoom are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality. The image stabilizer and glare get critical views.

usability, zoom, performance, portability, design

low-light, viewfinder, shutter, glare, stabilizer

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4 digital camera

 

Can a return to an old casing, invigorate the Coolpix S4? We take a look and find out.

Plenty of subject modes and in-camera fixes for backlighting or redeye errors. Large colour screen and Face Priority AF and that swivel-bodied design

No manual controls to speak of, no optical viewfinder, image quality only fair

For those nostalgic for the swivel bodied Coolpix's of old, the S4 might float your boat. Anyone wanting more manual control or a more compact design and for that matter, better image quality, the S4 may sink it instead. Perhaps the S4 is just a...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4 review

 

Japan's venerable camera maker returns to its roots

Impressive lens ; Good zoom

Lack of image quality ; No image stabilisation ; Restricted viewing angle

The S4 is smaller and simpler to use than most long zoom cameras, but it doesn't offer the image quality or, ironically, the flexibility to tempt people away from more conventional designs.

Apr, 2006

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Nikon Coolpix S4

 

Simple to operate point-and-shoot.Good image quality, particularly when the subject is well lit.Very good macro capability.Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor useable outdoors.Split-body shape allows flexibility when framing.

Some noise, even at 50 ISO.No compression options for resolutions less than 6 megapixel.Compression at the highest image quality a bit too strong.Monitor a touch too dark when used outdoors.Multi selector lacks precision.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S4

 

Nikon Coolpix S4 Review. This is a super zoom digital camera but with a much more compact body shape then most super zoom digital cameras have. It has six megapixels and a ten times zoom lens.

Novel swivel lens ; Help text for menu

Picture quality only average

With a swivel lens the Nikon Coolpix S4 offers something different to the majority of digital cameras. I must admit though unless this type of lens really appeals to you I feel there are many better digital cameras out there with similar features.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Nikon CoolPix S4

 

Nikons latest attempt at the twistable camera. Noticeably lacking image stabilisation which is a pain.The S4 is smaller and simpler to use than most long zoom cameras, but doesnt offer the image quality or, ironical

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Nikon Coolpix S4 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

The popularity of superzooms - cameras with a zoom of 10x or more - proves that people like the idea of zooming in on distant subjects...

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If zooming is your thing, then the S4 might be the perfect point and shoot for you.

Massive zoom, innovative design

Below average pictures, bulky, a little sluggish

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix S4

 

When you see as many digital cameras as we do, it really takes something really eye-catching to grab your attention. At first glance, Nikon's S4 look...

Massive zoom, innovative design

Below average pictures, bulky, a little sluggish

If zooming is your thing, then the S4 might be the perfect point and shoot for you.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Marc Perton (engadget.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4 (p)reviewed

 

We like swiveling lens digicams, if only for the looks we get the first time anyone sees us give the cam a twist. But we sometimes also like the pics we get out of these units, especially if they're made by Nikon. And have 6 megapixel...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Coolpix S4 Digital Camera

 

Digital photography aficionados may find the Coolpix S4's design familiar: With a swiveling lens, it's reminiscent of the Coolpix 900 series that was available about six years ago. This distinctive design has its advantages, as you can angle the screen...

Swivel design allows for dramatic shooti Menus are easy to navigate

Case does not feel as tough as some othe Weighs a bit much for extended use

A long zoom, a pivoting design, and easy one-handed operation make shooting with the S4 fun, but its high price and low battery life limit its appeal

Mar, 2006

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