Nikon Coolpix S610 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom (Smoke Gray)
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- 10.0-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
- 4x wide-angle optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens; Optical VR Image Stabilization
- Bright 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD; Scene Auto Selector
- Auto adjusts up to ISO 3200; In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and Enhanced Face-Priority AF
- Captures images to SD/SDHC cards (not included)
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RE) NIKON COOLPIX S610 SMOKE GRAY
From the Manufacturer
Nikons remarkably fast, stylish Coolpix S610 combines class-leading speed with 10.0 effective megapixels and a 4x wide angle Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches. The sleek all-metal design makes it easy to carry, and the huge, bright 3.0-inch LCD makes it easy to compose and share pictures. Plus, with Nikons EXPEED image processor and Optical VR Image Stabilization, the Coolpix S610 gets you sharp pictures with minimal shutter lag. Active Child Mode will track a fast moving subject, even if it moves out of the frame and comes back in!
Coolpix S610 Highlights
10.0 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches.
4x wide-angle Zoom-Nikkor glass lens gets you close to the action while still able to capture expansive landscapes.
Optical VR Image Stabilization minimizes the effect of camera shake.
Huge, bright 3.0-inch wide-angle LCD makes it easy to view and share your pictures.
Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the correct scene you are taking a picture of and adjusts camera setting.
Active Child mode will track a moving subject to ensure sharp focus.
Stylish, metal design slips right into your shirt pocket or purse!
Auto adjusts up to ISO 3200 and lets you keep shooting, even in low light.
Nikon In-Camera Innovations:
- In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically fixes most instances of red-eye in the camera
- Enhanced Face-Priority AF automatically focuses on up to 12 faces
- D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail where needed
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1) The biggest problem is the camera's inability to take pictures in normal (tungsten) lighting. Even flipping the white balance to manual (and pre-setting it), the picture looks yellow. The only way I have been able to get somewhat normal looking pictures, inside at night, is to put the white balance to daylight. I have tried the other WB settings to no avail (they either come out yellow or bleached blue). Many of the comments I have seen on reviewers with this same problem have said operator error, well, I have manually adjusted this camera with all the settings and am convinced that this is a Nikon or s610 problem! This is a big problem for me, as I don't get to choose what time of day my kids do cute things. Daytime photos (with lots of natural light) are better. This could be a flash problem because the flash is also very weak on this camera, so that could be it.
2) Taking pictures in lower light with flash is a hit or miss process. The flash ONLY lights up where the focus is, and is weak at best. Also, indoors I must have the flash on all the time. We have many windows in our house with plenty of natural light, and I should not have to force flash in the daytime to get crisp clear pictures on a 10MP camera. (without the flash the pictures are very grainy- disappointment in a 10MP camera)
3) No matter what ISO setting I set the camera to, I am getting a lot of noise. This is also disappointing in a 10MP camera, and the noise problem is why I chucked my Cannon elf (5MP) for this camera. Grainy pictures should not be happening in the middle of the day, with flash. The VR stabilizer is a joke.(also one of the reasons for my purchasing this model)
4) The "face priority" is also a joke. It either does not recognize the face, or if it does, it takes FOREVER to lock in and take the picture, by which time my subjects faces (5, 3 & 1 year old) are not even looking at the camera anymore, and we have to start all over again. If you don't have the face priority on, you must use the manual focus, or make sure that the auto flash is picking up what you want to focus on. Again, this hogs your time, and by the time you set all that, the picture is over. Exactly why I did NOT buy and SLR, because I do not want to have to manually set the camera for each shot.
5) Even though the LCD screen is big and clear, it does not accurately reflect the picture taken. Sometimes the picture looks crisp on my LCD, and upon downloading it to my computer or printing it off, the picture is a tad fuzzy. This is a BIG disappointment in 10 MP camera! So, I end up paparazzi-ing my kids, just to make sure that one out of the 5 shots I take will actually be clear when printed.
If I wanted to have to manually adjust my camera each time I take a shot (and miss the shot since my subjects are almost always small children) I would have purchased a SLR. This is not really a point and shoot, as it should be ready to go, and take good pictures in automatic mode with minimal adjustments. Not a good price for the quality, especially a 10MP!!
I have had this little camera for a couple of years now. Maybe more than a couple. Still works great!!! Jumped my rating to 5 stars since I don't use myspace anyway lol :p
Just upgraded from the Coolpix 3100 3mp.
Took this on a recent trip and the camera worked wonderfully. I was nervous about a rechargeable battery, but that lasted a little longer than it states. The camera is very fast from picture to picture and goes quickly from playback to shooting with a touch of the button. 10mp takes a very nice picture. A very nice point and shoot.
The only unperfect thing is the night shooting mode. You have to hold the camera perfectly still or the shot is blurry.
A gorillapod takes care of that for those outside night-time shots. It's worth the extra 2 seconds.
The battery life was amazing, which was also something I was looking into. I needed my camera to last throughout the whole day when I was visiting Japan and it ended up lasting longer than a day. If I remembered correctly though, I may have asked for the extended battery life when I bought the camera, so they may have upgraded that for me. I was able to use this camera for a whole week and only needed to charge it twice. To me, that's a super win win situation, because my old camera had a horrible battery life, which only lasted a couple hours.
The quality of this camera was nice for the most part, but at times it would be blurry. It definitely showed clarity for most of my pictures, but there would be occasions when some of the pictures don't focus all too well. You would have to hold the camera extremely still sometimes in order to capture a certain moment... I find myself taking more than one picture of same item sometimes in order to get it "just" right. If you're a perfectionist in terms of clarity, this would be the best suited camera to select. I would still enjoy the camera (if I hadn't broken it), since it's 10 mega-pixels definitely showed me a lot of detail in my pictures, but you'd have to be a bit patient.
The functionality of the camera was easy to use and set up, give or take a few moments where I needed to look up something in the manual, in order to find more details of what the button/function did.
The optical zoom of the camera was nice to have, but it wasn't great. I was expecting to have more focus in the zoom, considering this was a 4x the optical zoom preference. The lens in this camera, or any camera with high zoom, protrudes outwards when it's on, so you have to be careful not to drop it while it's on, or it could be jammed. Since the "on" and "off" button on this camera is easily accessible, it was also easy for things to push into it and turn on, thus, turning on the camera and pushing out the lens outward. Because of this, my camera lens broke, and/or was jammed, when my friend left this camera on the leather couch and someone pushed it aside, turning it on because it hit something, and another person sat on it (cause they didn't see it), which essentially crushed the camera lens... it was an unfortunate event, considering how I had bought this item at full price when it first came out.
I like the camera, but it could be better. I would still like to own another one if I had the money to buy a new, mainly, for the way it looks. I know that sounds kinda shallow, but it looks pretty sleek, and it's the perfect size for me (not too small, and not too big).
Overall, it's good, but not great. It has a fast and speedy start up function. The picture quality is good, but the focus can be a little off making it a bit blurred. The lens and LCD screen for any particular camera is very fragile, and this camera is NOT an exception. Happy purchasing, everyone. I hope my comments help a bit.