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Nikon Coolpix S630

alaTest has collected and analyzed 533 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and value for money. The portability and usability also get good opinions, but the control panel and exposure get mixed opinions. There are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder and shutter.

image quality, usability, portability, value for money, performance

focus, features, shutter, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S630 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S630


Nikon continues to impress those looking for a quality consumer compact.

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Nikon Coolpix S630


The 12-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S630 ($279.95 list) packs a whopping 7x optical zoom lens into its compact body, while other cameras in this size range typically offer only 3x or 5x zoom. But the extra zoom comes at a pricethe S630 lacks key features...

Fast 7x optical zoom lens. Solid wide-angle image quality. Comfortable, ergonomic design. Negligible shutter lag. Low noise at high ISOs (up to ISO 800)

Images are soft and color fringing occurs when zoomed in. Sluggish face detection. Underwhelming user interface

The Nikon Coolpix S630 is a good choice for minimalists who want a compact camera with a powerful optical zoom, but photographers looking for the basics may be disappointed by the lacking feature set.

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Coolpix S630


The Nikon Coolpix S630 is a small 12-megapixel point-and-shoot that offers a 7x zoom. It is an easy-to-use camera with a good control scheme, and very strong overall still image quality. However, it struggled in our video testing.

The Nikon Coolpix S630 is an eminently respectable point-and-shoot camera. While not heavy on controls, its still image quality was excellent, with low noise, above average color accuracy, and minimal lens distortion. Where the camera faltered was its...


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Nikon CoolPix S630 (jet black)


The Nikon Coolpix S630 is a nice camera. In fact, it's so nice it borders on bland, but is saved from being so by a 7x optical zoom. The photo quality is pleasant enough (though not perfect), its design is excellent, and it has a respectable set of...

Excellent design; 7x optical zoom in a compact body; ISO range limiter; good photo quality up to ISO 400.

Slow performance; photos can look over-processed, soft.

The Nikon Coolpix S630 puts a little extra zoom in your pocket, but you might not find the high-resolution photos it shoots out pleasurable.

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Nikon Coolpix S630 First Impressions Camera Review


The Nikon S630 was announced earlier this month, an addition to its Coolpix line featuring a 12-megapixel sensor, 7x optical zoom, as well as VR image stabilization and other features to help you capture the best possible shot. Despite the 7x zoom...

The S630 sure is a pretty camera and it packs in a lot of high-tech features that make it look fantastic on paper. In particular, the image stabilization, 6400 ISO, and other features that help you capture the best possible picture in your current...

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Nikon Coolpix S630


Nikon has done a good job in making the Coolpix S630 a true point and shoot camera. At most, you might need to select one of the 16 scene modes to get the best image, but on full auto the camera will even do this for you. The slightly larger display...

12 megapixel resolution7X optical zoom2.7 inch high-resolution LCD display16 scene modes

No viewfinder

The Nikon Coolpix S630 digital camera is a new 12MP, 7X optical zoom...

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The Nikon Coolpix S630: Is This Budget Camera Worth the Cost?


In this Nikon Coolpix S630 review, we look at the pros and cons of the budget camera. From the low light quality to the speed of the camera, here is everything you need to know about this budget camera.

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Nikon Coolpix S630


The Nikon Coolpix S630, is an easy-to-use point-and-shoot, with a decent zoom and good still image quality, though light on the manual controls. It shoots 12-megapixel images, has a 7x zoom lens in a compact body, but is stuck with standard definition...

One of the most immediately apparent features of the S630 is its distinctive curved design, which gives it a touch of visual flair, but retains an enlarged grip to make for easy handling. It also incorporates a scroll wheel on the back of the camera,...

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Nikon S630


Easy-to-use, with good controls and strong image quality, though it struggled with video

Good color accuracy; Low noise

Ineffective image stabilization; Poor video performance

The Nikon Coolpix S630 is an eminently respectable point-and-shoot camera. While not heavy on controls, its still image quality was excellent, with low noise, above average color accuracy, and minimal lens distortion. Where the camera faltered was its...

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Coolpix S630


($279) is a compact, inexpensive point-and-shoot camera with a 7X optical zoom lens, image stabilization, and a 2.7" LCD display. There are more than enough compact cameras on the market now, but only a select few pack this much zoom power. Other...

Accurate color, generally good exposure ; 7X zoom lens in a compact, easy to hold body ; Sensor-shift image stabilization (but see issues below) ; Sharp 2.7" LCD is visible outdoors and in low light ; Fast AF in good light ; Tons of scene modes, plus...

Soft images with substantial detail loss due to noise reduction ; Occasional highlight clipping ; Poor low light focusing ; Lens is on the slow side (in terms of aperture) ; Noisy image stabilizer; cannot be used in movie mode ; Unimpressive continuous...

The Coolpix S630 is one of those cameras that I really wanted to like, but after spending a few months with it, I was disappointed. I like the design and the big zoom in a small package concept, but the photo quality and performance leave much to be...

Product Specifications

The Coolpix S630 is a high quality compact digital camera featuring 12-megapixel resolution and a 7x optical zoom lens. The Coolpix S630's unique design combines straight and curved surfaces with a unique "Sure Grip" that allows the camera to be held comfortably. Quick response and 4-way VR image stabilization system and sport continuous mode allows images to be captured at up to 11 frames per second.

Audio Input



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:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
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 / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.3
Max Focal Length:46.2mm
Min Focal Length:6.6mm
Optical Zoom:7
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Jet black/Midnight blue/Royal purple/Ruby red/Titanium silver

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:12Megapixel

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):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto (64-6400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None