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Nikon Coolpix S640

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S640. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed opinions on the lens and price. Many are less positive about the storage and shutter.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, zoom

shutter, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S640

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S640 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency and battery. The performance and zoom also get good reviews.

usability, zoom, performance, battery, energy

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 S640

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S640 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good views. Opinions about the price and durability are mixed, and many are less positive about the shutter.

performance, usability, portability, size, image quality

shutter

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon CoolPix S640

 

Nikon's latest high-performance luxury compact

Feb, 2011

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

Nikon Coolpix S640 compact camera

 

The Coolpix S640 provides a simple to use, high-resolution snapper for the masses with focusing and start-up performance as claimed benefits, among other cool features. The Nikon Coolpix S640 is everything the recently tested S570 is not, particularly...

Good image quality at low sensitivities, compact design, simple to use, clear menu system

Sluggish start up, slow write-to-storage speeds, high ISO image noise, limited manual control

The Nikon Coolpix S640 is everything the recently tested S570 is not, particularly in terms of speed. However, its price may raise some eyebrows. But when you bear in mind the clever automated features and technology that are ensconced within the...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon CoolPix S640 review

 

Impressively fast to switch on and focus but not so nippy from then on. Otherwise, it's an unremarkable, slightly overpriced camera.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S640 review

 

With its 12-megapixel sensor, 5x zoom lens and 2.7in screen, the S640 risks blending in with countless other mid-price compact cameras. Not every compact claims start-up and autofocus performance to rival a digital SLR, though.

Impressively fast to switch on and focus but not so nippy from then on. Otherwise, it’s an unremarkable, slightly overpriced camera.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Imogen Stuart, PCWorld.idg.com.au (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nikon CoolPix S640 review

 

Under the hood, the Nikon CoolPix S640 packs a 12.2-megapixel sensor and a 28mm wide, 5x zoom lens. It also has a multitude of settings and shooting modes to choose from.

Priced at around £199, the Nikon CoolPix S640's picture quality is just average, as chromatic aberration and digital noise really got the better of our images; its controls need work and it's slow to show images on its screen. The redeeming features,...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Steve Litton (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Nikon COOLPIX S640

 

The latest Coolpix offers super-quick focusing

A well-specified little camera with impressive focusing performance and image quality but let down by lack-lustre design and operation. On the whole, a good all-rounder

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon CoolPix S640 review

 

A high-spec ultra-compact, the Nikon S640 not only boasts a 28-140mm 5x zoom lens, 12.2MP and a 2.7in 230k LCD monitor, but it also has lens-shift optical image stabilisation. Our Nikon CoolPix...

Image quality, build quality, performance

Price

Although it is a little expensive, the Nikon CoolPix S640 offers a good specification, with a 5x zoom image stabilised lens, superior build quality, fast and easy-to-use operation, excellent low light performance and very good image quality even at...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S640

 

This is a fairly standard pocket camera. Picture quality is good, although I did find one or two issues. I like the look, design and feel of the camera. Sometimes it is hard to give either strong reasons why a camera should be bought ahead of others or...

Ease of use - simple design

Slow start up time

The Nikon Coolpix S640 is a solid offering. It looks good and is very straightforward too. There is plenty of choice when it comes to buying a pocket camera, but this camera is a good choice if you think the features it offers are what you are looking...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Imogen Stuart (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nikon CoolPix S640 digital camera

 

The Nikon CoolPix S640 possesses impressive specs, but the quality of its images failed to impress us

Compact and light, great zoom

Poor overall image quality, overpriced

Although the Nikon CoolPix S640 has impressive specs, the quality of its images was not as good as we were expecting.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S640 review

 

The Nikon Coolpix S640's MSRP is $50 more than its linemate, the S570. But that $50 buys you optical image stabilization, some slightly improved shooting performance, and a couple extra shooting options. Otherwise, it's the same simple and stylish...

Nice design; easy to use; excellent photo quality up to ISO 200; improved autofocus and start-up performance.

High-ISO settings not worth using; no HD video.

The Nikon Coolpix S640 may not be a standout camera, but it's no slouch either.

Jan, 2010

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