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Nikon Coolpix S610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and image quality. The responsiveness and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the shutter. Some have doubts about the memory and manual image adjustments.

performance, usability, responsiveness, image quality, screen

features, sensor, manual adjust., memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Coolpix S610c


Hot from the hands of Ashton Kutcher, we got hold of Nikon's Wi-Fi enabled S610c. This 10-megapixel, 4x zoom camera costs $299.99, and lets you upload for free from thousands of locations via the Wayport Wi-Fi network, or any unlocked Wi-Fi hotspot...

Small form factor ; Good manual noise and dynamic range scores ; Fast startup speeds ; Fast lens

Lack of manual controls ; Mediocre color accuracy ; Proprietary USB port ; Cramped controls

The Nikon Coolpix S610c is a decent camera in a small package with a couple of distinguishing features. First is the Wi-Fi system, a definite improvement over some others, but still lacking the web browser that would make it fully functional. At the...

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Nikon Coolpix S610c


Nikon's $329.95 (list) Coolpix S610c is a solid point-and-shoot choice for a couple of important reasons: Its image quality is fantastic both indoors or outside, and its outdoor shots show very little noiseeven at a high ISO settings and with the flash...

Excellent image quality. Very little noise at high ISO settings. Fast. Built-in Wi-Fi works well, lets you upload and e-mail photos quickly and easily

Controls feel flimsy. Images transferred via Wi-Fi are downsized. Barrel distortion is considerable in wide-angle shots

The 10-megapixel Coolpix S610c takes amazing shots and features built-in Wi-Fi, which lets you jump onto any wireless network to send pics via e-mailbut at a 2-megapixel resolution.

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Nikon Coolpix S610


Nikon's Coolpix S610 offers a compact, slim body featuring a 10 megapixel CCD image sensor coupled to a wide-angle 4x zoom Nikkor-branded lens that offers a 28 - 112mm equivalent focal range. There's also lens-based optical image stabilization, and a...

A Scene Auto Selector mode allows the Coolpix S610 to automatically choose between Close-up, Portrait, Landscape, Backlight, Night Portrait, and Night Landscape scene modes as appropriate


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Nikon Coolpix S610 Review


Following close on the heels of the Nikon S600, the Nikon Coolpix S610 premium ultracompact provides a few nice upgrades in a redesigned platform for the manufacturer's latest Wi-Fi camera.

Good image and color quality ; Very good AF acquisition time

Disappointing shutter lag ; No manual controls

All in all, the S610 performs like most cameras in the class with regard to noise performance.

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Nikon Coolpix S610c


This compact new Coolpix model from Nikon has a 10-megapixel sensor, 4x zoom, and an integrated Wi-Fi capability that lets you email or post photos without going near a computer. The wireless system works at public Wi-Fi hotspots, including those with...

The camera's lens is quite fast, with a maximum aperture of f/2.7 (and a minimum of f/11.6), and a 4x zoom ratio, enabling fast shutter speeds even with marginal indoor lighting. Apart from that, the hardware of the camera is pretty pedestrian. Shutter...

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Nikon Coolpix S610c


The front of the Nikon Coolpix S610c looks like the vast majority of point-and-shoot cameras on the market. It's not an entirely boring iteration of a familiar design, as it has some nice beveled edges and a mock-brushed-metal facade, but it's hardly...


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Nikon Coolpix S610 Review at


There is some disappointment with my test shots taken at distance. So a lot will depend on the type of photos you take most of the time. For general portrait shots and other close in work this camera does a good job.

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Nikon Coolpix S610c


One of Nikon's latest digital cameras is the Nikon Coolpix S610c, which is a point-and-shoot camera that works out quite well for users out there due to its excellent indoor and outdoor photo quality as well built-in Wi-Fi. Its other features include a...

Large 3-inch LCD display ; Excellent image quality & is fast ; Shutter lag is minimal-to-none ; Built-in Wi-Fi

Using Wi-Fi to send photos reduces their quality to 2MP

Overall, the Nikon Coolpix S610c is a solid point-and-shoot camera that it small and compact, but yet is still powerful. It has a lot of nice features, from the 3-inch LCD to the 10-megapixel resolution and built-in Wi-Fi, makes it a camera well-worth...

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Nikon Coolpix S610c


For fast and easy photo sharing on the go, Nikon is pleased to introduce its sixth generation of Wi-Fi enabled cameras, the new Coolpix S610c. From the introduction of its first wireless cameras in 2005 to the current Coolpix S610c digital camera,...

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Good camera


Overall its a great camera for the price, don't like the lens it could be like the one on the s60 but its still a decent camera

Good pictures, easy to use, great battery

Overall design, lens

Product Specifications

The Nikon COOLPIX S610c is built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image-processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX S610c is a powerful photographic tool that blends elegant design and quality construction with high performance and advanced features. Featuring immediate response, which includes a fast start-up time, the optimized performance of the COOLPIX S610c makes it easy to capture special moments at will while feeling free to enjoy being part of the fun at hand. Practically defying their ultra-compact dimensions, the COOLPIX S610c features a large 3.0-inch LCD monitor with a wide-viewing angle of 170 degrees and anti-reflection coating. Combining the freedom of easy Internet connectivity with ''anytime, anywhere'' access to Nikon's my Picturetown service adds the fun and freedom of picture uploading, categorization and sharing directly from the S610c.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL12

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.7-5.8
Max Focal Length:20mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Deep red/Midnight black/Smoke gray
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
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 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (100-1600)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None