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Nikon Coolpix SQ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 reviews of Nikon Coolpix SQ. 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. People are impressed by the performance and size. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the color and flash get critical opinions. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, portability, design, size, performance

battery, reliability, viewfinder, flash, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix SQ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix SQ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix SQ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The lens and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the size.

usability, price, lens, image quality, design

size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix SQ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix SQ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and size. The design and usability also get good reviews, but opinions are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability and shutter.

portability, usability, design, size, performance

durability, low-light, shutter, reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix SQ

 

The Nikon Coolpix SQ breaks from the usual mould of digital cameras from Nikon. For starters it comes with a docking station. Secondly it's square in shape and thirdly the lens can be rotated by 90 degrees in both directions.

Will perform well with work

Pale pics, patchy redeye

Nikon has tried to be clever with this camera. To a point it works - you can take pictures without people realising, but then it soon runs into trouble. Rotate the lens back towards you and you obscure half the LCD for example. Yes there are plenty of...

Dec, 2003

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA Awards (tipa.com)

Nikon Coolpix SQ

 
Jan, 2003

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Nikon Coolpix SQ

 

Nikon have been producing swivel-design cameras for several years and we're looking here at their latest offering. Unlike most of their other swivel-design cameras, such as the Coolpix 4500, the Coolpix SQ is a very compact and pocketable camera.

Good build quality; Generally good image quality; Good macro mode; Keenly priced; Charging/Download Base-station is useful; Easy to use; Fast operation speed; Good battery-life

Limited Image quality settings

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta (pcmag.com)

Nikon's Hot Coolpix

 
Jun, 2003

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

nikon coolpix sq

 

The Coolpix SQ is Nikon's newest compact, lightweight digital still camera with a high resolution imager and a swiveling Nikkor 3x zoom lens. It features an entirely new body design, unlike anything ever seen before in the Coolpix family. The Coolpix SQ i

While we rate the Nikon Coolpix SQ a 10 on the style scale, it deserves a 8 on technical merit, a one point deduction based on the startling brightness of its autofocus-assist lamp and lens distortion at the extremes of its zoom range and another point de

Feb, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix SQ

 

Best Product Design in Europe 2003-2004 Physical Views The Coolpix SQ compared to a standard CD disc. The 3-Megapixel Sony DSC-P72 and the Coolpix SQ Continue on to the Features & Controls Page Coolpix SQ Specifications CCD 1/2.7-in. high-density CCD...

Feb, 2003

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Nikon Coolpix SQ Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Nikon's dedication to quality has earned the company an enviable reputation in both the film and digital photography realms, and the company's Coolpix line of consumer digicams has always been well-received, given their good image quality and ease of...

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Nikon Coolpix SQ

 

The Nikon Coolpix SQ is the first square camera that I've seen. Its eye catching design is sure to grab attention where ever it is used. Not only is it small (82x82x25.5mm) and square but like many other Nikons in the Coolpix range it swivels 120?...

Its metal casing gives it the feel of quality. Nikon have decided to produce this camera without an optical view finder so the 1.5 inch LCD becomes all the more important

Jan, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Nikon Coolpix SQ

 

This review is now completed. All product photos have been re-shot where necessary, and all photos are from a production-level camera

Very unique square metal body ; Rotating lens ; Robust performance ; AF illuminator ; Nice LCD display ; Impressive macro ability

Images too noisy/grainy ; Close flash/lens positions means dust reflections, redeye ; Pricey for what you get ; No optical viewfinder ; Aside from white balance, no manual controls ; Average playback, movie modes ; Limited battery life

With those out of the way, I can say that the SQ is an attractive camera, with good performance overall. It's the only Nikon camera with an AF illuminator -- and a very bright one at that. The rotating lens comes in handy in situations where you can't...

Sep, 2003

Expert review by (zdnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix SQ

 

The Coolpix SQ definitely has the looks to make it cool. But is it more style than substance?

Jun, 2003

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