Oct 18, 2005

Nikon Coolpix S4 review

The Nikon COOLPIX S4 features a 10x Zoom-Nikkor lens whose versatility in composition takes it beyond other cameras in its class. Its outstanding 38-380mm performance (35mm equivalent) gives the user the freedom to capture everything from extreme close-ups to architecture and landscapes, with the added advantage of being swivel mounted so pictures can be taken from imaginative and exciting angles.

The swivel capability means you can shoot from the waist or overhead, and is great for composing high quality self-portraits. The COOLPIX S4 delivers the imaging capability of 6.0 effective megapixels too, producing quality shots that remain impressive even when considerably enlarged.

Megapixel.net have done a Nikon Coolpix S4 review on this split body designed camera. They comment-
"The Coolpix S4 makes no pretence at being something other than an easy to use point-and-shoot. Its most "advanced" mode is the Auto mode, and even it provides only a few user controls — seven in the menu to be exact — over the way the image is captured. Moreover, of these only three directly affect the way the camera captures the image: white balance, exposure compensation, and sensitivity, the others being more tools to maximize picture taking.
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The S4 can easily produce good images, particularly when there is plenty of light, which prevents camera shake from blurring photos, and should attract the attention of those who are looking to purchase a simple-to-use camera with a big zoom."

You'll need a tripod or a surface on which to keep the camera for the really long zoom shots.