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Nikon Coolpix S210 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Plum)

by Nikon

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  • 8.1-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 3x optical zoom; Electronic VR image stabilization
  • 2.5-inch, high-resolution LCD
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix; enhanced Face-Priority AF automatically focuses on up to 12 faces
  • Capture images to SD memory card (not included)
4 new from $135.00 44 used from $10.99 4 refurbished from $49.99

Technical Details

Color: Plum
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization

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Product Details

Color: Plum
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 0.8 x 2.2 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0011MVWZ8
  • Item model number: 26103
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,832 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 30, 2008

Product Description

Color: Plum

From the Manufacturer

Functional beauty in an alluringly slim body. Packing sophisticated style, advanced functions and high performance into its ultra-slim design, the Coolpix S210 fits comfortably in the hand and simplifies operation.

Coolpix S210 Highlights

VR image stabilization Compensating for the effects of camera shake to realize sharper results, electronic VR image stabilization frees you to enjoy capturing special moments without worrying about slight hand movements, particularly in lower light conditions.

ISO 2000 capability Light sensitivity range up to ISO 2000 allows the use of faster shutter speeds to avoid blurred results when shooting moving subjects or in locations with insuffi cient lighting. ISO sensitivity is automatically optimized in High-Sensitivity mode.

Coolpix Premium Features

Coolpix in-camera technologies give you the edge when it comes to taking beautiful pictures more easily and with greater enjoyment. Included are innovative functions that increase shooting opportunities in a broader range of situations, help to optimize images, and add a new dimension of fun to sharing those results.

VR image stabilization Nikon Coolpix cameras offer an array of VR technologies that produce blur-free images when shooting in unsteady conditions or at slower shutter speeds. Selected models are equipped with one of two types of Optical VR, Lens Shift VR, which delivers sharp and steady images effective for shooting and faster framing with the LCD, or Image Sensor Shift VR, which moves the image sensor to accurately compensate for camera shake. Other models offer Electronic VR which applies movement data to image processing to turn blurred images into beautifully clear results.

Better pictures in lower light Selected Coolpix models offer ISO capability beyond the range of conventional digital compacts. An exciting advantage that greatly increases photographic possibilities, high ISO capability delivers excellent exposure in challenging conditions, broadens the scope of possible subjects and allows scenes to be captured beautifully without compromising natural light.

Face-priority AF Available only with Nikon Coolpix cameras, the clever Face-priority AF function helps ensure satisfyingly crisp portraits no matter where the subject is in the shot. By automatically detecting people's faces in the frame, the photographer is free to press the shutter for sharp portraits with focus exactly where it's wanted.

D-Lighting Only Nikon delivers the advantage of D-Lighting, a unique technology with the ability to rescue underexposed images or shots taken with excessive backlight. Accessible in Playback mode, this innovative feature automatically creates a copy of the image, adding light and detail added where necessary, while leaving correctly-exposed areas untouched. As a result, images are significantly improved in a manner that is much more natural looking.

In-camera red-eye fix Coolpix cameras offer refined red-eye reduction capability that surpasses other digital compacts. First, a series of pre-flashes stimulate the subject’s pupils, causing them to constrict. The camera then analyzes the captured image for the remaining presence of red eyes, automatically correcting them in-camera before saving the image to memory.

Product Description

Nikon COOLPIX S210 8MP Plum Digital Camera

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Great camera so far. I used just a little, but the results are great. The only problem that I had was to download the pictures to my computer. Read more ›
I love this camera. It works like a charm and the picture quality is excellent. I would highly reccomend it! Read more ›
My 13 year old daughter loves it, which is all that counts. I actually used it a lot on a recent trip and the shots were all good, day, night, flash, etc. There is a bit of… Read more ›
I set this up on a tripod to try the different quality settings. I do not notice any difference between any of the 8mp and the 3mp, and none of the pictures is clear at all. A… Read more ›
I have had the camera for about a month now and i love it. Picture quality is great and shutter time is very quick. Great price for the quality!! Read more ›
The quality of my photos were fantastic! Read more ›
Had this same camera before it fell in the water, let it sit for 4 months to dry out and worked again for another year or so ...Great Camera…Love it very easy to use... Read more ›
It is small but has really good qualities. The picture is quite clear and it is easy to use. Plus, once it is charged, it stays charged for a long time. Read more ›
The camera is compact and easy to use, but often the auto focus did not work properly, resulting in blurred photos. Finally, after I'd had the camera a couple of months,… Read more ›
The camera has completely lived up to my expectations so far. It is easy to use and great quality for the price. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase. Read more ›
camera works very easily and was shipped in time for the holidays.the camera is easy to operate and understand. the delete feature is quick without having to go thru menu… Read more ›
This was a gift for my grandaughter's 10th BD, and she loves it! She finds it fun, comfortable to handle, and easy to use. Read more ›
This model is the best digital camera I have seen under $ 125 Read more ›
I also needed a camera that would take good up-close shots of the jewelry I make. The macro setting is perfect and the pictures turn out great. I'm very pleased. Read more ›
The optical zoom causes noise when extended all the way and the digital zoom is just useless (they all are,…Some of the settings are nice, like the back light setting. F… Read more ›
Purchased this camera looking a little more than a simple image, without thinking I got a camera with a balance of basic and simple, with professional features. undoubtedly… Read more ›
The S210 actually packs a good bit of features into such a small camera and I found myself seduced by the price ($159 at the time of purchase), but I found myself getting… Read more ›
She wanted a small, simple, point-and-shoot camera. The camera is indeed quite compact with some nice features, but in the end it is the quality of the photos that count. In… Read more ›
The color is cool. The picture quality could be better; even for a point and shoot. Read more ›
My other complaint is that the photos tend to turn out really washed out if I take outdoor photos. Even on "vivid" mode the colors in the photos are dull. I usually have to… Read more ›
I love my camera. It is beautiful, functional, and colorful, just like Kate Moss. Read more ›
Great little camera with many features. Comes in many cool colors. Would buy this camera again. Read more ›
It is so small that it really does fit in my pocket! I love the color and size. I have a 'big' canon powershot that is not always practical to carry, especially just going… Read more ›
The camera is easy to use, love the color....but you get what you pay for. I wish I would have spent the extra $50 something for the added pixels and optical zoom on the S520. Read more ›
The price was the best, the transaction was handled promptly and the camera works as expected. I would use this store again. Read more ›
Great pictures, great price. This was my first camera and it served me very well for 1 year before I upgraded. Read more ›
This is a great little digital camera for an awesome price. Photo quality may not be the most amazing for artistic shots, but for capturing the moment with friends and… Read more ›
It is simple to use, has lots of fun features (like audio…It is a great value, one of the few cameras you can get in this price range with a charger and lithium battery. Read more ›
This was exactly the item I was searching for at a great price. I gave it as a gift for a young teenager. Read more ›
I love this camera, great price and the quality is awesome! The user face is super easy and not complex, figured it out in just a few minutes. Read more ›
The quality of video is terrific and the appearance is cute. However, it can not be recharged without a battery charger. Read more ›
It doesn't seem to have much of a problem with pet eye, though! Also, the video feature is a wonderful bonus, it picks up audio surprisingly well. Make sure to buy an SD… Read more ›
It takes a really clear picture that look really life-like :-) The camera is comfortabke to hold, and it the zoom is okay... The video is pretty good for cameras like this. I… Read more ›
It worked great for five months - most pictures were great, video is so-so for one of these cameras, and not really good for nighttime shots (though it is a point-and-shoot). Read more ›
This is my third digital camera and this is the best, hands…It does virtually everything perfectly, e.g. night, backlight, inside and even beautiful video at night to boot. Read more ›
Turn it on and shoot a picture in just a second! Good quality pictures and great video! Life battery is one day and a couple of hours with intense use. Read more ›
the size of this camera makes it easy to carry around, it is small and thinner than your average point and shoot camera. with 8mp, i have printed out super clear and… Read more ›
The camera itself is about the same size but much thinner than a pack of smokes. This makes it easy to carry around in a shirt pocket when those photo moments arise. Given… Read more ›
I love my new camera. It's very small which makes it very nice for carrying around in my purse. I felt it was very easy to use, contrary to other reviews. Read more ›
I upgraded. This small, sleek camera is easy to carry as well as to use. The new features and added megapixels are even more of a plus. Read more ›
I love my new Nikon Camara...it takes great pictures, its small so it fits anywhere & its easy to carry around, its stylish, I love it, I am very satisfied with this produt! Read more ›
Going through menus whose common features are tiny icons is cumbersome. A 3X optical zoom is nice, but it offers no optical zoom for those who use them. Anti-shake… Read more ›
i've had the nikon s210 for just over a year and it worked great, took good pictures and had awesome zoom capability. now i have the "lens error" problem that everyone else… Read more ›
But after I try this little thing I realize that this is indeed a very…This camera features a big screen, few buttons, good zoom, nice design, and is simple to operate. A… Read more ›
The cameras did take good quality photos (once you read, read, read the manual and practice, practice, practice, practice with the various modes/settings - see other… Read more ›
This camera is very fast, so my daughter doesn't get frustrated thinking she hasn't gotten the shot. The LCD screen is nice, big and bright. It's super easy to use - she… Read more ›
I love my new camera! It is very small, takes wonderfully clear pictures, and has a great size screen. It is very easy to use. Read more ›
It does seem to be the newest, coolest…I, a non-techy, am impressed with the large screen, the ability to zoom, crop and review quickly, and the thin, lightweight frame. Read more ›
The macro mode isn't too sensitive, so closeups are not a very good option, but I'm talking extreme closeups. Usually the camera has pretty good focus, even without a flash. T… Read more ›
It was very impressive. The images were clear, focused, and sharp. The camera itself is about the same size but much thinner than a pack of smokes. Read more ›
It has the features I wanted plus many more. I love the auto focus feature. It is also attractive; I have gotten many compliments on it. Read more ›
I'm so glad I chose this camera over the other options I had. The picture quality is amazing, the video quality is amazing and the battery life is amazing. It's so simple… Read more ›
What a huge improvement this is with the Lithium Ion power! Tiny, with great battery life and good indoor picture quality (flash). I still haven't read the manual, but with… Read more ›
I really like this tiny camera that now lives in my wife's purse. However the huge battery charger and plug-in cord that come with it are silly. Search for MH-63 charger on… Read more ›
It does…The size is nice, the price is good, and the video comes out ok, but as far as taking pictures, my old 5 mega pixel Kodak Easyshare blew this one out of the water. Read more ›
I searched awhile to find one that was great quality for a great price. The size is great if you're looking for a compact camera, it's small and slim. I have the Nikon… Read more ›
This camera was a nice size and a cute color and the battery lasts for a really long time. That is about where the positive attributes end. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

94 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Karen S. Garvin on May 8, 2008
Color Name: Plum
I just bought this camera two days ago from a camera store (yes, of course it's cheaper here). I have four other cameras, two film (Nikons) and two digital (one Nikon and one Olympus), but I wanted something that I could fit in my purse or backpack. Many times I want to take pictures, but am too lazy to carry my camera gear unless I'm planning a photo outing. This camera literally fits into my jeans pocket so I will be able to carry it every day.

So far I find the camera's menu systems are similar to the menu on my other Nikon cameras (N80, D70). This makes the learning curve easier. When you turn the camera off, the lens collapses into the body of the camera, and there is a lens cover that closes over the lens to protect it. That isn't shown in the photograph.

I like that the camera allows you to turn off the flash if you don't want it on. I like to do natural light photography; sometimes I don't want the flash. Too many point-and-shoots try to think for the photographer and "fix" everything for you, but sometimes you want to do silly things when you're doing experimental art! The camera has several white balance options, as well as monochrome, sepia, and cyanotype (blue). The photographer has the option of using these or adjusting the settings manually.

There is a good user manual with the camera. I found it easy to find things in the table of contents, or the index. Instructions are pretty straightforward so you can go to the section you want without having to read the whole chapter.
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213 of 245 people found the following review helpful By DEva on March 28, 2008
Color Name: Graphite Black Verified Purchase
This is the first time that I bought something new on the market. Typically, I buy something after it has been reviewed for at least 6 months, but I had to replace the "family point and shoot" before Easter. I was replacing my old Nikon Coolpix 5900 (which was a little bulky, but took FANTASTIC photos). I also loved the video quality. I stayed with the Nikon family because it is what I know, and I just am not ready to pay so much for the Canon lines (and I don't like the photo quality - can't explain, but I like my Nikon better).

I got the camera 2 weeks ago, and so far I have found:
1) That it is incredibly small - which is good and bad. It can go anywhere, but holding it makes you kind of nervous, like you could drop it easily.
2)The large viewscreen is large, and I am very worried that I may drop it and shatter it easily. The camera itself is very smooth, and feels "slippery" in your hands.
3) The one complaint that I know I even had with my old Nikon - shutter/recovery time is slow with this camera - you can't just "click" away. This is not so nice when you have fidgety children, and you want to capture a moment.
4) The scene/mode setup has slightly changed for me, and to get to a different "mode", you can't just turn the dial, like I did on the old 5900, you have to push a few more buttons. This will be tedious when you are moving from different environments, and want to alter the settings.
5) The biggest complaint I have is that this camera is has a very sensitive at autofocusing, and based on what I have seen so far, it will not take pictures closeup unless you actually set it at the macro mode.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By James on April 15, 2008
Color Name: Brushed Bronze
Turns on very fast
Very compact, excellent to take anywhere
Nice strap to fit around your hand, very easy to pull it out of your pocket and turn it on all with one hand safely, while your holding other things in your other hand
Battery seems to last forever enough for so many many pictures a day
Great quality pictures
Easy uploading to computer, software easy to install.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Kelly from GA on May 5, 2008
Color Name: Plum
I bought this for my daughter's 5-year-old birthday (some of you may call me crazy, but I'm looking forward to a "year in pictures from a 5-year-old's perspective". I wanted nice picture quality with, and this is paramount, great shutter response. This camera is very fast, so my daughter doesn't get frustrated thinking she hasn't gotten the shot. The LCD screen is nice, big and bright. It's super easy to use - she already knows how to zoom in and out and review pictures (you can go back to picture-taking mode just by pressing the shutter button halfway). I've been comparing pictures to my Canon SD800 IS and these pictures are as good or better. The colors are very accurate (also a big consideration for me - my fair skinned family can easily look blue or red with the wrong color balance) and pictures are, while not as sharp as high-end cameras, sharp enough for regular prints. I think Nikon may be finally putting in some competitive cameras in the compact market.

As well - the camera seems very durable, it's made of metal/ A lot of lower-end cameras are plastic. It's already stood up to her slinging it around by the strap into the wall with no trouble (well, not to the camera, but to her there was).
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 25, 2008
Color Name: Plum Verified Purchase
I was going on a cross-country trip and was looking for a digital camera to bring with me when my mom recommended this one. I'd never owned a digital camera before, so I was looking for one with a reasonable price and not too many complicated features. This camera fits all my needs and more. Physically, it's a cute color (plum) and small enough to slip into your pocket if you're in a rush (as I was when I took it to the Celtics parade). The interface is pretty intuitive, and I personally prefer using a menu to switch modes over the standard wheel as I'm often worried about bumping said wheel by accident!

As for the pictures it takes? They're not perfect, but they suit my purpose. Some people may want something with more megapixels, but 8 is enough for me. It sometimes has trouble focusing on the correct subject. It doesn't seem to have much of a problem with pet eye, though! Also, the video feature is a wonderful bonus, it picks up audio surprisingly well. Make sure to buy an SD card, though!

A small worry I have is that the battery compartment door seems a little.. "loose." It's not going to pop open on its own, but it does wiggle a little bit and sand could probably get in if you took it to the beach. Buying a case for it would probably decrease that risk significantly, though.

Overall, I feel this is a great digital camera for the price and makes a good starter digital camera for someone like me who isn't usually very good with them.
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