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Nikon Coolpix S640 12.2MP Digital Camera with 5x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 2.7-inch LCD (Calm Black)

by Nikon

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  • 12.2-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • Start-up time 0.7 seconds for extremely fast autofocus and quick shooting
  • 5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens; 4-way VR image stabilization system
  • 2.7-inch Clear Color Display LCD; Subject Tracking and Scene Auto Selector
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details


Product Description

Color: Calm Black

Product Description

12.2 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches. Ultra-fast start-up with fast autofocus and shooting. 5x Wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens has a versatile zoom range that gets you close to the action while still capturing expansive landscapes.

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

Sleek, fast and fully loaded. Get the speed. Get the shot.

Nikon’s sleek, stylish and fast Coolpix S640 combines class leading speed and compact size with 12.2 effective megapixels and 5x wide angle Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for stunning prints as large as 16x20 inches. The sleek all-metal design makes it easy to carry, and the incredible, bright 2.7-inch Clear Color LCD makes it easy to compose and share pictures. The Coolpix S640, with Nikon’s EXPEED image processor concept and new 4 Way Image Stabilization gets you sharp pictures with minimal shutter lag. Subject Tacking will track a fast moving subject, even if they temporarily move out of the frame, and ensure sharp focus.

Ultra-fast focus and quick response for versatile picture-taking and beautiful photos

With an ultra-fast autofocus system, a variety of automated shooting functions, and a 12.2-megapixel resolution combined with the quality optics of a precision 5x zoom Nikkor lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage, the Coolpix S640 enables photographers to securely capture every moment.

Performance features include ultra-fast autofocus, the fastest start-up time in its class* of a mere 0.7 seconds and a short shutter-release time lag. This level of performance makes it easier to capture once-in-a-lifetime expressions with just the right timing.

The Coolpix S640 also features a custom-optimized auto white balance system based on D-SLR technologies, producing beautiful pictures that benefit from more natural color adjustments.

Optical lens shift VR images stabilization combines with high sensitivity to achieve sharper and clearer photos in a wider variety of unsteady or low-light situations. The Coolpix S640 can shoot at any image size up to its maximum of 4000 x 3000 pixels with light sensitivity settings of as high as ISO 6400. And Fixed range auto allows you to limit sensitivity from ISO 100 to 400 or 800 for effective control over image quality.

The Coolpix S640 is equipped with Nikon's new Clear Color Display technology, greatly reducing reflection and improving visibility, even outdoors in the sun. Complementing its attractive aluminum finish, the Coolpix S640 will be available in a choice of, Calm Black, Peal White, Precious Pink or Velour Red body colors.
* Among compact cameras equipped with optical 5x zoom lens and optical vibration reduction as of August 4, 2009 (according to research conducted by Nikon Corporation).

Nikon Coolpix S640 Feature Highlights

EXPEED digital imaging technology
Nikon’s smarter approach to digital imaging technology. From image capture to processing, Nikon’s comprehensive EXPEED digital imaging concept encompasses the entire picture-taking operation. EXPEED is much more than a processing engine; it is a revolution in digital photography.

Nikon Coolpix S640 digital camera highlights
Four advanced image stabilizing features help ensure sharper results
Nikon Coolpix S640 digital camera highlights
VR image stabilization in action
Nikon's optical lens shift VR image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake. High ISO 6400 capability at any image size up to its maximum of 4000 x 3000 pixels allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. And, Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.

High-quality 2.7-inch Clear Color Display provides a wider, clearer view
The high-quality 2.7-inch Clear Color Display for the Coolpix S640 features an ultra wide-viewing angle, anti-reflection coating, ant-fogging and water repellent layer, and screen brightness boost function. Automatic color correction and contrast adjustment at playback optimize image quality to match the viewing conditions, while also maximizing power savings. The monitor’s new structure greatly reduces reflection and improves visibility outdoors.

Nikon Coolpix S640 digital camera highlights
Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
As part of Nikon's Smart Portrait System, a series of advanced functions help produce consistently great portraits. The new Skin Softening function automatically detects and analyzes your subject's skin and then adjusts smoothness for enhanced results. Automatically detecting as many as 12 faces in the shot, Face-priority AF helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the priority subject smiles while the Blink Proof function automatically shoots two sequential frames and saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are wide open. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.



Nikon Coolpix S640 digital camera highlights
Subject Tracking with auto lock-on
Subject tracking with its new auto lock-on capability automatically detects a human face and then continues to track and focus on that subject. Particularly useful when capturing children as they move naturally, Subject Tracking even functions if the subject moves out of the frame and returns within three seconds.

Quick Retouch
Quick Retouch automatically adjusts the contrast and saturation of selected photos to create an enhanced copy with the right finishing touch.

Nikon Coolpix S640 Other Features

    Nikon Coolpix S570 digital camera highlights
    D-Lighting in action
  • Macro shooting from as close as 2 cm (0.8 in.)
  • 16 handy scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • D-Lighting
  • Active Zoom
  • Auto Sort function
  • Two movie modes with sound
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approx. 45 MB of internal memory
  • Hi-Speed USB connectivity with USB charging via Charging AC Adapter EH-68P or PC
What's in the Box
  • EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-68P AC Adapter/Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM


Product Details

Color: Calm Black
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 0.8 x 2.2 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002KANX02
  • Item model number: S640 Calm Black
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,192 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 2, 2009

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Picture quality is great.
J. Barrett
Although I'm a little bit disapointed that the startup of the camera is limited to a very specific mode, I use Auto/Single/AF 99% of the time so I'm not too concerned.
Regan Cheng
On the bright side, the video quality, although limited by the poor sensor quality is not half-bad.
Burning Water

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Regan Cheng on November 3, 2009
Color Name: Calm Black
I have been looking for a compact all around point and shoot camera for awhile now. I have used multiple cameras in the last few months, and I think I have found my favorite. I'm not an expert in terms of color reproduction, or other details aspects of the final photo, but I don't see much to complain about in terms of photo quality.

PROS:
Ultra fast focus. This baby can focus and lock on in < 1 sec. This ensure that you'll be able to capture those timeless moments in a blink of an eye.

Fast startup. The startup of 0.7s is true, BUT only if you are in Auto Mode and Single Shot mode with AF/Center Focus. If you are in another mode or continuous/BSS, face detect, the camera takes almost 5 seconds before you can take your first show. Although I'm a little bit disapointed that the startup of the camera is limited to a very specific mode, I use Auto/Single/AF 99% of the time so I'm not too concerned.

Easy, intuitive controls. I didn't have to read the manual, and I can get around easily.'

High ISO modes, up to 6400. Although I would not recommend anything greater than 800 (or even 400 if you can help it), just have a capability just in case is nice.

Fast 5x wide angle lens. This lens has a pretty standard wide angle lens, 28mm, but the nice thing is that is also a fast lens - maximum aperture of 2.7. Helps a bit in low light. 5x is more than what basic P&S have (usually 3x).

Extremely compact and solid. Its pretty small, but still has a good feel in your hand. Easily slips into your pocket.

CONS

Picture quality is just SO-SO. There hasn't been many compact 12mp P&S that excel in picture quality. While its not terrible, its not something to be excited about.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Regan Cheng on November 3, 2009
Color Name: Pearl White
I have been looking for a compact all around point and shoot camera for awhile now. I have used multiple cameras in the last few months, and I think I have found my favorite. I'm not an expert in terms of color reproduction, or other details aspects of the final photo, but I don't see much to complain about in terms of photo quality.

PROS:
Ultra fast focus. This baby can focus and lock on in < 1 sec. This ensure that you'll be able to capture those timeless moments in a blink of an eye.

Fast startup. The startup of 0.7s is true, BUT only if you are in Auto Mode and Single Shot mode with AF/Center Focus. If you are in another mode or continuous/BSS, face detect, the camera takes almost 5 seconds before you can take your first show. Although I'm a little bit disapointed that the startup of the camera is limited to a very specific mode, I use Auto/Single/AF 99% of the time so I'm not too concerned.

Easy, intuitive controls. I didn't have to read the manual, and I can get around easily.'

High ISO modes, up to 6400. Although I would not recommend anything greater than 800 (or even 400 if you can help it), just have a capability just in case is nice.

Fast 5x wide angle lens. This lens has a pretty standard wide angle lens, 28mm, but the nice thing is that is also a fast lens - maximum aperture of 2.7. Helps a bit in low light. 5x is more than what basic P&S have (usually 3x).

Extremely compact and solid. Its pretty small, but still has a good feel in your hand. Easily slips into your pocket.

CONS

Picture quality is just SO-SO. There hasn't been many compact 12mp P&S that excel in picture quality. While its not terrible, its not something to be excited about.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By C. Kocmoud on November 1, 2009
Color Name: Pearl White Verified Purchase
I bought my Nikon S640 pocket digital camera after I dropped my Olympus pocket camera and broke it this summer. I was an avid Cannon and Olympus fan and finally decided to try a Nikon this time after reading some of the online reviews before the launch of this camera in the market in Sept 2009. I must say, this is by far, the BEST pocket camera I have ever owned! The pictures are consistently crisp with vibrant colors in any setting and that is using only the AUTO feature for settings. I took the camera to Paris in Oct and took many night shots -- all with no flash , and only had 4 out of 125 that I had to delete because they were too blurry to use. The high ISO (6400) in low light is a real differentiator for this camera. I also liked the fast shutter lag between startup and first pic as well as between pics. Its a bit longer if using the flash, but overall, much improved over my Olympus. I have a Cannon digital Rebel 5MP that I used to consider my favorite / BEST camera for special occasion photography, but now I think I can easily consider my new Nikon the BEST for ANY occasion. I Highly recommend this camera.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John Harrigan on November 3, 2009
Color Name: Calm Black Verified Purchase
It's what I wanted, something compact and light that didn't require much set up or fancy footwork to get operational. The features on the camera could be better, I've seen more options and better detail on other camera designs. If your just looking for something that you can have around and use on the go without too much flipping through a user guide this is definitely your type of camera.

Construction is neat enough that slipping in and out a new battery or Memory Card is a breeze. The only thing I found a bit of a bug was the small buttons with only icons to tell you what their use is, though once you master those icons its not much of an issue.

Picture quality is a bit sub-par even for a 12.2 megapixel camera, switching through the very limited features to different conditions and settings, it seems to do best without using the flash, and does better with more exposure time which is a bit out of the ordinary, the setting for best shot selection in particular allows for more exposure without too much fiddling with the settings. Obviously, there is a reason that was put on this camera.

As far as Portability goes this camera is compact enough for any purse or glove box, or even a pocket on the side of your pant leg. It weighs next to nothing and has the convenience of always being ready if you need it with its Lithium Ion Battery. Just a simple flick of a switch its ready to go and shoot 10 or 100 or 10,000 pictures depending on your memory card, and the picture quality selection.

I have yet to test the video clip setting on this camera, though am quite sure it would have the same quality or worse than a normal picture due to the already below average quality of pictures.

Overall, I got what I asked for, in some regard though was a bit disappointed at the picture quality and was forced to clip a star from it. Just don't expect the world from it and you'll be satisfied.
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