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Nikon Coolpix S60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 748 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and portability. The image quality and screen also get good reviews. Comments about the energy efficiency and lens are different, while many are less positive about the reliability and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S6000


A straight forward point-and-shoot with a few minor flaws.

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Nikon Coolpix S60 - Review of the Nikon Coolpix S60


Stylish body, Great touchscreen, In-camera retouching tools, Very good image quality, Time-lapse feature

A bit sluggish from shot to shot, Noisy images at high ISO, Limited options

The $349 Nikon Coolpix S60 is an excellent, truly fun-to-use point-and-shoot camera that will appeal to the hipster crowd. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T700, which costs $50 more, has a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a much higher resolution and 4GB of built-in...

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Nikon Coolpix S60


Oddly enough, Nikon's Coolpix S60 ($349.95 list) will wow you when it's in playback mode. Like the iPhone and the iPod touch, the S60 has a touch screen that lets you scroll through images, zoom, and move within an image with a swipe or tap of your...

Sleek and good-looking. Big, responsive touch screen. Simple touch gestures make photo playback a snap

No hardware zoom control ; zooming in and out with the touch screen can be very difficult. Captures fewer resolution lines than competitors. HDMI-out, but no HD video recording. Flash shots are underexposed. Poor battery life

Viewing your pictures on this camera is a blast, thanks to its iPhone-esque touch screen. Image quality, however, is lacking, so the fun of its flashy touch interface will likely fade quickly.


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Pocket Digicam Looks Good, But It's Too Touchy


Nikon's pocket shooter has an iPhone-like touchscreen, but as a camera, it falls a bit short.

Sleek and sexy. Fairly easy to use: Its iPhone-like touchscreen is appealing. Respectable 10 megapixels. Compact and lightweight (just 5.7 ounces)

Images aren’t very crisp, unless they're well-lit outdoors shots. Short-lived battery. Overly wide touchscreen leaves no room for your fingers to hold the camera without inadvertently switching settings

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Nikon Coolpix S60 (Black)


If you're looking for a night-out-on-the-town camera--assuming said night is well lit--where superb picture quality and lightning-fast performance take a back seat to looking good and having fun, then the 10-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S60 may slip nicely...

Optical image stabilization; 3.5-inch touch-screen LCD; pretty; fun features.

Comparatively slow interface; relatively slow for its class; soft images; all but the power and shutter are touch-screen controlled.

Fun features and chic styling make the Nikon Coolpix S60 a tasty choice for casual point-and-shoot use. However, if you need speed or snapshot perfection, this isn't your camera.

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Nikon Coolpix S60 Digital Camera First Impressions Review


The Coolpix S60 is a stylish new addition to the wide-ranging Nikon lineup. It boasts a handsome 3.5-inch touch screen LCD and a surprising lack of buttons and switches: the screen is the only method of input, At a glance this looks like a camera...

- Stylish look - Tap to focus - Manual white balance

- Limited manual control - Fragile or no port protection - Sluggish and low resolution touch screen

Nikon's S60 is a gorgeous slip of a phone, bedecked in a spangled body. It's pleasant to hold and even more so to look at. Functionality wise, the focus is fast, it has a good zoom, and a decent amount of white balance control. The ability to tap any...

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Nikon Coolpix S6000 Camera Review


When a 5x zoom isn't enough and a 10x zoom is too much (either in size or price), there are the likes of the 7x zoom Nikon Coolpix S6000. Combined ...

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Nikon Coolpix S6000 Review


The Nikon Coolpix S6000 mimics the shape of its bigger brother, the S8000.

Good built quality ; Versatile 7x zoom lens ; Accurate color reproduction

Images a bit soft ; Occasional purple fringing ; Some overexposure

The Nikon Coolpix S6000 would be very useful as a vacation camera, especially for those who want the camera to make most of the decisions. I also see it as a good option for a second camera, to be carried in a pocket or purse when a larger camera...

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Nikon Coolpix S60 Review at


The touch screen does not make the camera any easier to use, but I would say it is a bit more fun. The text used in the menu system is a good size and you should have no problem reading it.

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Nikon Coolpix S60 Full-Review


Ultra-compact with 5X stabilized optical zoom and a 3.5" touch-screen LCD.

Product Specifications

The Coolpix S60 offers intuitive fingertip shooting control and a variety of exciting playback options, all seamlessly integrated into an innovative touch screen interface. With a newly developed 3.5-inch LCD monitor featuring a 16:9 widescreen display, the only physical button to press is the shutter - and even that isn't needed when using handy features such as the self-timer or the Smile Timer. The optimized interface offers a choice of three different HOME screens with large icons that make fingertip selection of operating modes and controls easy and accurate. Even the 5x zoom can be controlled via icons on the touch screen. Advanced features include the ability to lock autofocus and exposure on a subject by simply touching the corresponding location on the screen. The camera then follows the subject's movement to ensure sharp focus when the shutter is pressed. And, when used in conjunction with the Portrait One-touch Zoom function available in Portrait or Night Portrait scene modes, one more touch of the screen commands the camera to automatically zoom in and capture the subject with just the right amount of framing.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash/Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

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

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm/8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Copy / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Food / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SDHC Memory Card
Storage Capacity:4GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:29.5mm
Min Focal Length:5.9mm
Optical Zoom:5/7
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Arctic white/Burgundy/Champagne pink/Crimson red/Espresso black/Platinum bronze
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 2000 / ISO 3200 (5Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (64-800)/ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Sepia / Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None