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Nikon Coolpix S4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 341 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and image quality. The responsiveness and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the features and shutter, while comments about the build quality and memory are different.

usability, portability, responsiveness, image quality, design

focus, flash, shutter, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S4000 (Silver)

 

Normally when there's a performance complaint about a touch-screen camera, it's about the responsiveness of the display. That's not true for the Nikon Coolpix S4000. Its touch controls respond well to both fingertips and the included stylus. Nikon...

Stylish ultracompact design; responsive 3-inch touch-screen display.

Inconsistent autofocus; poor low-light photos, performance.

Nikon's budget-friendly Coolpix S4000 offers up a large, responsive touch screen, but its performance will test your patience.

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Nikon Coolpix S4000 First Impressions Digital Camera Review

 

Front The S4000 is a very compact 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches, making it a tempting pocket companion. If the champagne silver color shown here isn't to your liking, black, pink, red and plum are also on the menu.

The Coolpix S4000 is a fairly basic camera that knows a few cool tricks, most notably how to focus on the spot you choose with your fingertip. Browsing photos by swiping your finger across the screen is also kind of fun in a Mac-ish way, though the...

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Nikon Coolpix S4000

 

Low light performance better than similarly priced competitors. High-resolution, 3-inch 460k-dot LCD. Touch screen complemented with some physical buttons

Soft Images. No optical or mechanical image stabilization. Resistive touch screen (some touches require hard presses). Proprietary USB port. No HDMI out

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Nikon Coolpix S4000 Camera Review

 

Normally when there's a performance complaint about a touch-screen camera, it's about the responsiveness of the display. That's not true for the Nikon Coolpix S4000. Its touch controls respond well ...

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Nikon S4000

 

Ease of use is the name of the game here, with very few bells and whistles to get in your way

Low noise for its price range; Low distortion, high sharpness

High chromatic aberration; Inaccurate colors

The Nikon S4000 is an adequate camera for people that want an absolutely bare bones photographic experience. The photo quality is about average and it’s certainly compact and easy to use.

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Does the job

 

I just wanted a small Nikon to replace my L12 (lost driver in a hard drive crash and couldn't locate the CD, time for an upgrade anyway!) - the price & size were right, does the job as a "carry-around" every day compact..

Small, lightweight, very compact - I can carry it around in my purse every day

I have my D40 for planned photo ops, so don't need to consider this my main camera

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"I wish I got another camera."

 

This camera drives me insane, the only good thing I find of it is that it's a "touch screen" and looks savvy. The quality of pictures and video isn't anything special though.

It's a touch screen, light-weight, small.

For some reason there's a broken pixel on the screen when in video mode and it can't be fixed, also it can't read the memory card when in video mode, takes too long to turn on, and runs out of battery quickly.

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cool camera jus got it for christmas

 

takes good pictures and has nice effects

it is a little confusing and sometimes the touch screen doesnt respond right

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this is a great camera at a decent price

 

this camera does in fact work great in low lighting..you just have to go to the right setting...i took a picture in the dark and the whole room looked sunny..just gotta know how to work it..i love it..the whole thing is great..being able to ... Expand...

everything about this camera is great..at least to me

i dont have anything bad to say about it

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"Does the job"

 

I just wanted a small Nikon to replace my L12 (lost driver in a hard drive crash and couldn't locate the CD, time for an upgrade anyway!) - the price & size were right, does the job as a "carry-around" every day compact..

Small, lightweight, very compact - I can carry it around in my purse every day

I have my D40 for planned photo ops, so don't need to consider this my main camera

Product Specifications

Smart 12 megapixel touch-screen camera. Boasts a host of automatic features to help you capture stunning images and high-definition movie clips with ease. No matter what you want to shoot, the 7.6 cm (3-inch) touch screen makes operation both fun and intuitive: you only need to touch your subject on the screen to take a picture or start recording a movie. Consistently sharp results are assured thanks to the precision Nikkor 4x zoom lens with wide-angle capability and four advanced anti-blur technologies that automatically minimize the effects of camera shake, subject movement or low light. The slim metal body offers exceptional take-anywhere portability. The Coolpix S4000 - beautifully reliable results at a touch.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL10

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.2in
Weight:4.6oz
Width:3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:S4000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2-5.9
Max Focal Length:19.6mm
Min Focal Length:4.9mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Plum

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 3200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 80 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100 / ISO auto (80-400) / ISO auto (80-800) / ISO auto (80-1600)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Vivid / Sepia / Black & White / Cyanotype / Normal
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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