Which Coolpix for senior citizen?

Started Jul 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Which Coolpix for senior citizen?
In reply to 003tvd, Feb 16, 2013

003tvd wrote:

I wouldn't actually own one for myself, but then I'm neither a senior citizen or very young, the two demographics for whom I still consider the camera a good choice. Are there better cameras out there for those consumer types?

I'm not aware of any comparable (price, durability, easy use)

Maybe, but at about $100, I can't find one. While I agree it does have some shortcomings, for the customer I would recommend the S30 to, I don't think those aspects are as important as the durability and ease of use. Agreee to disagree? Your points are well taken. Cheers

Before I bought the S30 I'd have agreed. But the S30's disadvantages have proven to be more annonying than I was able to imagine. So myself I don't recommend this cam anymore (for many senior citizens or kids even $100 isn't just little money).

Nikon meanwhile has announced the S30's follower model called S31:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/nikon/compacts/nikon_cps31/specification

But I fear the new model will create more or less the same annoying experience like with the S30. In the specs you can find following scene modes (http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Compact-Digital-Cameras/26405/COOLPIX-S31.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-TechSpecs):

Close Up, Continuous shooting, Diorama effect, Fireworks Show, Food, Interval shooting, Mirror, Underwater, Soft

Not sure who had the phenonemal brillant idea to still _not_ include landscape, portrait and night portrait ... that's ridiculous, a real shame, Nikon.

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regards, eric

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