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

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147 customer reviews

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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)
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Technical Details

Product Description

Color: Plum

Product Description

Nikon COOLPIX S210 8MP Plum Digital Camera

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 Details

Color: Plum
  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 0.7 x 2.2 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0011MVWZ8
  • Item model number: 26103
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,271 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at January 30, 2008

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

94 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Karen S. Garvin on May 8, 2008
Color: 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: 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: 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: 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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 25, 2008
Color: 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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