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Nikon Coolpix S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and performance. The value for money and responsiveness are also appreciated, but there are some negative reviews about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S30 (White)


If you're looking for a good, inexpensive point-and-shoot to take to the beach or for a dip in the pool, the Nikon Coolpix S30 is it. Nikon stripped down the shooting options and the interface to make the camera simple for the whole family to use.

With big buttons, an easy-to-understand interface, and limited shooting options, the Nikon Coolpix S30 is a family-friendly waterproof and shockproof point-and-shoot.

The S30 is not a camera you want to use indoors or in low-light conditions.

The rugged Nikon Coolpix S30 is a simple, inexpensive point-and-shoot to keep poolside, and doesn't try to be anything more.

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"This camera is junk."


I was told by my boss to buy this camera since it was on sale. I have to use it daily, I hope it was on sale because it is being discontinued. Very dissapointed for a Nikon product.

It was $79.

The connection for the cable is under the same the doot as the batteries. The batteries have a seprate door that will not remain closed when the main door is opened.

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"First time in water crapped out!!"


I bought this camera just before leaving on a trip to Belize. Took about a dozens pics on dry land before reaching the ocean. The first time in the water the camera leaked and ruined the memory card, lost all the pictures and the camera is garbage.

There is no pros camera leaked and died first time in the water.

They charge money for this piece of crap


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Amazon review summary for Nikon Coolpix S30


alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nikon COOLPIX S30 10.1MP 2.7 LCD Digital Camera 8GB White Bundle

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Super simple to use?


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Nikon S30


I just bought this camera tonight, so far so good.. very easy to use and set up. love the color white and how easy to find the extras on the camera. I do wish it was a chargable battery and not a 2AA battery, not sure how long battery will last on this...

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Good in Low Light","Great Zoom","Large Clear LCD","Nice Body Color

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Perfect for the budding Annie Leibovitz


We bought this for our 7 year old and it\'s just perfect - competitive price, tough, water resistant and the image quality is not at all bad. It\'s easy to use for pics and movies and the user interface is nice and simple. Battery life is a bit short...

Easy to Keep Clean","Easy To Use","Strong Construction

Short Battery Life

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Not Waterproof


I bought this camera a few months ago and used it in dry conditions. It was excellent and I was very pleased with it. I went out of the country and took this as a backup camera plus I knew I wanted to do some underwater shooting. We tried it in a 1.5...

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Great Zoom ; Large Clear LCD ; Nice Body Color

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Nifty underwater camera


Seems to work just fine. A bit bulky and the color is a bit much but overall a good camera for water activities.

Easy To Use ; Fast/accurate auto-focus ; Good Image Quality ; Large Clear LCD

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Good for children


Our 5-1/2 uses the camera alot and has a very easy time with it. Only sad thing is that when recording a movie, the sound quality if very poor.

Easy To Use ; Good Image Quality ; Good Image Stabilization ; Nice Body Color

Poor record voice quality


Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera


Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)
Battery Type:2x AA (LR6/MIGNON)


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No