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Nikon Coolpix S230 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 3 inch Touch Panel LCD (Plum)

3.9 out of 5 stars 137 customer reviews
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  • 10.0-megapixel resolution for photo-quality prints up to 16 x 20 inches
  • 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens; 4-way VR image stabilization
  • 3.0-inch touch-screen LCD scren
  • Nikon's Smart Portrait System; Red-eye Fix, Face Priority AE and more
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Product Description

Color: Plum

Product Description

Nikon CoolPix S230 10MP Plum Digital CameraEasy to use and able to snap beautiful images, the CoolPix S230 stands as one of Nikon's finest offers! Interacting with your new digital camera is a breeze thanks to a three-inch touchscreen display. Also implemented with a variety of shooting features, you'll be able to take the pictures you want when you want them. Bundled with a carrying case and SD card, this offer is too good to refuse. Take images like never before with the S230!

From the Manufacturer

Nikon’s slim, stylish Coolpix S230 combines 10.0 effective megapixels with an amazing 3.0-inch high-resolution touch-panel LCD for taking and sharing great pictures. The Coolpix S230 has a 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens and combined with Nikon’s 4-Way VR Image Stabilization gets you sharp pictures with a touch of ease. The Coolpix S230, with Nikon’s EXPEED image processor and new Smart Portrait System also enables you to get incredible pictures, incredibly easy. Nikon’s Scene Auto Selector automatically analyzes the scene you are taking and adjusts the scene mode for you. All you have to do is compose and click!

Coolpix S230 Highlights

10.0-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches

3x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens provides exceptional pictures and gets you close to the action

New EXPEED image processor ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness

4-Way VR Image stabilization

  • Nikon’s Electronic VR image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by adjusting the shutter speed and the ISO to get the optimal results
  • Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for cameras hake and subject movement
  • High ISO up to 2000 capability helps give you sharper results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects.
  • Nikon’s original Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and saves the sharpest image
3.0-inch high-resolution touch-panel LCD enables easy access to all the camera controls without the conventional buttons to push. The anti-reflection coating that is applied to the touch panel enhances viewing even in bright light

Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene in your picture and adjusts camera setting

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System:
  • Smile Mode The camera automatically takes the shot when the subject smiles
  • Blink proof camera automatically takes two shots and saves the one in which the subject’s eye are open
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically fixes most instances of red-eye in the camera. You may never see red-eye again
  • Enhanced Face-Priority AF - Nikon’s face-finding technology that automatically focuses on faces faster than ever. Up to 12 faces can be detected and Face priority AE adjusts brightness of the subject’s face
  • D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail where needed


Product Information

Color:Plum
Product Dimensions 3.6 x 0.8 x 2.2 inches
Item Weight 4 ounces
Shipping Weight 2 pounds
ASIN B001PK6C8S
Item model number S230 Plum
Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 137 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #16,820 in Camera & Photo
#1,845 in Camera & Photo > Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Date first available at Amazon.com February 2, 2009

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By M. Randall on August 19, 2009
Color: Gloss Red
When I first turned on the camera and started taking pictures, I too noticed the grainy quality of the pictures. Then I started reading the manual! What a great idea, huh? It has different "scenes" in which you can choose whatever current situation you are in while taking the picture. If you press the scene button, you can select up to 18 different scenes in which to take your pictures. You can choose anything from museum (no flash)and sporting events, to candlelight/parties and fireworks! All you need to do is select what's right for the situation you're in. You can also select auto scene where the camera will automatically select which scene it thinks you're in. This is a great camera!! I love being able to turn my photos to black & white and sepia, and write little notes on them. You can also record messages to go with your pictures! I love the large touch screen, and being able to touch-up the pictures directly on the camera! Bottom line is, if you know how to use the camera, you shouldn't have a problem, and you'll most likely love it just as much as I do!
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Color: Plum
I purchased this camera for my daughter to replace a beat up 5MP pocket camera (Samsung) that used batteries up like no tomorrow. It was a competent little camera but it was time for an upgrade for her. At 16 years old it was time for her to have an update for taking snapshots of family and friends and to give her the ability to document our many family vacations. I own a Nikon DSLR that is up in the 1,000 to 2k dollar range and it gets frequent use and has been quite durable. The issue with it is size. This camera is no where near as advanced as my DSLR but it is quite competent for a camera in its price range.

For those critics out there who have had issues with picture quality READ THE OWNERS MANUAL!! This is a very easy camera to use right out of the box but to get the most out of it you need to choose the right mode for the type of photo you are taking. It seems many are reporting grainy photos or problems with image quality. We have never seen that with this camera. It is small, has a decent lens with a rechargeable battery and takes SDHC memory which allows larger capacity SD memory cards. I was able to pair this camera with a 8gb SDHC memory card I found for 18.00. That will give this camera the ability to take well over 500 photos.

I picked this camera up for 200.00 and I feel its a good value for that price with the touchscreen, rechargeable battery, good lens and solid build quality. If you don't want to read the manual and take a little time getting familiar with the many features of the camera then move on. Reading is fundamental! LOL
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By NJ on May 9, 2009
Color: Night Blue Verified Purchase
This Nikon Coolpix S230 camera is Awesome! Love the 3 inch touch screen. It's easy to use and takes great photos. I would highly recommend purchasing this camera.
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Color: Plum
I bought this camera as a brainless alternative to my full-featured high end DSLR. Guess which one comes with me everywhere? It's so easy to shoot with this little pocket camera, and so guiltless. Easy to use, small and convenient. I have no issues with the image quality. Then again, I know what the high end looks like, so maybe my expectations are more reasonable. You gets what you pays for - and I like it a lot.
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Color: Plum
I may have not bought my Nikon Coolpix S230 (Plum) On Amazon but I love mine. I did my reviews to choice between Nikon/Kodak/Samsung. Trust me I wanted Samsung badley as it had display view front/back, but the price was just too high for me to afford. I found my Nikon in BJ Wholesale store under $200.00, which price at the store and on line said for $189, but I only paid at the register $169. I bought it home, charged the battery, took some test picture of my cat, my husband, printed it and I was amazed how clear, crisp and bright the pictures were, even in the room with no lights hardley can be seen of my cat. The reason I bought this camera is we are going to the football game and since our seat is in a great spot, I wanted a camera where I didn't have to do much with, except turn it on, zoom in if I had to and take picture and I found this camera has and will do this for me. Also, I can take as many pictures I want and I can at the same time I can view it, delete it right on the spot. Love it, love it and I am so glad I got it. I am not a photographer my all mean, but when I look for cameras, I look MP/Optical Zoom and length of the LCD, and I got everything in this camera. I now know I made the right choice for touch screen I wanted.

Try it and I know you will like it as I know I am glad I got it and thrilled with it.
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Color: Jet Black Verified Purchase
This is an excellent camera! The people who give this camera bad reviews apparently do not know how to use the camera properly. Read the owner's manual and it works fantastic!
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Color: Warm Silver
I have had this since Mothers Day and it's now October. Never had a problem with it! It is a great camera. I think those who are complaining about blury pics are not using the camera correctly. You do need to play with settings on any camera to have the correct lighting, object, etc settings so you can take the optimum pic. Although it is a point and shoot, it does have several features and functions that make it great, but apparently have turned some people off. It also means that some will not take the time to change the settings after opening the box. It's unfortunate because this is one of the few cameras I tried that took quick clear pics of my 1 and 3 year olds. Hopefully people will take a chance on this camera because it is a great camera!
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