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Nikon Coolpix S4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 391 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S4. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and zoom are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the storage and image stabilizer. Opinions about the glare and flash are different.

usability, zoom, performance, portability, design

low-light, viewfinder, shutter, stabilizer , storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and portability. The battery and image quality are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the size and screen. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

zoom, image quality, battery, portability, performance

screen, size

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and portability are overall positive. The performance and zoom are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the image quality. There are some negative reviews about the image stabilizer and glare.

usability, zoom, performance, portability, design

low-light, viewfinder, shutter, glare, stabilizer

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Marc Perton (engadget.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4 (p)reviewed

 

We like swiveling lens digicams, if only for the looks we get the first time anyone sees us give the cam a twist. But we sometimes also like the pics we get out of these units, especially if they're made by Nikon. And have 6 megapixel...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Coolpix S4 Digital Camera

 

Digital photography aficionados may find the Coolpix S4's design familiar: With a swiveling lens, it's reminiscent of the Coolpix 900 series that was available about six years ago. This distinctive design has its advantages, as you can angle the screen...

Swivel design allows for dramatic shooti Menus are easy to navigate

Case does not feel as tough as some othe Weighs a bit much for extended use

A long zoom, a pivoting design, and easy one-handed operation make shooting with the S4 fun, but its high price and low battery life limit its appeal

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4 Camera Review - PCWorld

 

Swivel design allows for dramatic shooti

Case does not feel as tough as some othe

A long zoom, pivoting design, and easy one-handed operation make shooting fun. But the price is high and battery life is shor

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4

 

The Nikon Coolpix S4 is better-looking than its pictures.

Light weight. Inexpensive for a superzoom.

Picture quality and performance should be better.

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Dec, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4 review

 

Veteran digital shooters waxing nostalgic for the Nikon Coolpix 900 series will cheer for the Coolpix S4's resurrection of the swivel lens after nearly three years. The S4 comes in a more compact package, with 6-megapixel resolution, a 10X zoom lens, a...

Simple operation; face-recognition autofocus; excellent red-eye prevention; time-lapse capabilities.

Few manual controls; limited shutter-speed range; movie clips at only 15fps.

The Nikon Coolpix S4 resurrects the company's classic swivel-lens design with modern touches, including lots of scene modes and in-camera fixes for common problems. Image quality and performance seem a bit old-fashioned, however.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon CoolPix S4

 

Nikon revives the swiveling lens design that made the early year Coolpix cameras famous for ease of use. We had been told late in 2002 that the Coolpix 4500 would be the last of the "swivelers," but thankfully Nikon has decided to do it again.

Bottom line - The Nikon Coolpix S4 is somewhat of a mixed bag. While we love the big 10x optical zoom lens, swiveling body design and its various user-friendly exposure modes; its average image quality, terrible movie mode, and slow flash recycle time rea

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4

 

Physical Views The Coolpix S4 compared to a standard CD disc. The Coolpix S4 and the original swiveling Coolpix 900 circa 1998. The Coolpix S4 and the last swiveling Coolpix 4500 from 2002. Continue on to the Features & Controls Coolpix S4...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Nikon Coolpix S4 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

Nikon's Coolpix line of consumer digital cameras has always been well-received and greatly appreciated for its overall image quality and ease of use. The Nikon Coolpix S4 packs a lot of features, including a 6.0-megapixel CCD with 10x zoom lens, and a...

Attractive design, well-built ; Swivel lens design eases shooting at odd angles ; 10x optical zoom lens much more useful than average range ; Very bright color will be pleasing to most consumers ; Exceptional macro performance ; Loads of helpful...

Shutter lag is quite long at maximum telephoto ; Only average shot to shot cycle times ; Flash recycling is a little slow ; LCD doesn't work well in dim lighting ; Rather contrasty tone curve ; Very bright color may be unappealing to some users ; No...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4

 

While the old Coolpix 900-series and 4500 cameras were aimed toward enthusiasts, the Coolpix S4 takes a different approach. This camera is aimed more toward consumers, with its point and shoot operation, plastic body, and relatively low price. While...

Unique swivel-body design ; 10X optical zoom lens in a small package ; Large 2.5" LCD (though see issues below) ; Fairly low redeye levels ; Tons of scene modes ; Good macro mode ; Useful D-Lighting and Best Shot Selector features, though the former...

Images seem overprocessed with muddy/fuzzy details ; Low resolution LCD, below average low light visibility ; Poor low light focusing despite an AF-assist lamp ; No room for right thumb means fingerprints on the LCD; clunky lens cover and four-way...

Ultimately the Coolpix S4 is an average camera in a sea of excellent ones. It's unique design allows for some creative shooting, and it's a heck of a lot smaller than any other ultra zoom. At the same time, there are better ultra zoom cameras out...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Nikon Coolpix S4 Digital Camera Review

 

Attractive design, well-built with plastic lens cap compact digital camera from Nikon is the Coolpix S4 model. The lens portion of the camera rotates 270 degrees. Face-priority AF recognizes faces in a scene and keeps them in focus. Electronic VR...

Apr, 2007

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