Nikon Coolpix S4

Announced Sep 1, 2005 •
6 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 38 – 380 mm (10×)
digimaan
 
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I expected great things from this camera after having a 990 for some time which I though was the best camera of its type ever made - but unfortunately I didn't think much the S4 after eagerly awaiting its arrival - it was returned promptly! Has a nice large 2.5" screen, 10x optical fulling enclosed zoom lens (which I like), takes AA batteries (which I also like) but they don't last long. Low chromic aberrations (the only bad thing about the 990!) Quite a bit faster focussing and zooming action. ...

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cambridge1
 
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in response to the last post, I took perhaps 100 shots (and went through about 5 sets of AA alkalines) - as well as 30 video clips - no question this is a still camera, but the video compared with a 2 year older and simpler nikon 3700 is absolutely grainy and unacceptable at this price point - there is sig. distortion at full macro, the flash is anemic, and the lack of manual controls is disappointing - I have used my swivel 995 for many years now in the clinic and operating room and it has ...

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sfg511
 
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Nikon dropped the ball when they eliminated the optical viewfinder from this model. The screen is quite large, but unfortunately when I attempted to shoot out of doors, the image was barely visable. In fact, in bright sun it just showed my own reflection. It was like shooting blind. I would not recommend this camera to anyone concerned with the composition of their photographs. Steve G.

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al porfido
 
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Considered purchasing the camera but it just felt cheap.

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berm