Nikon Coolpix S630

Announced Feb 3, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 37 – 260 mm (7×)
J Eatherly

I have had 6 or 7 Nikon cameras, including my D200. The S630 is without a doubt the worst Nikon I have ever used. The picture quality is terrible for most shots. I took the camera on a trip to New Orleans, shot maybe 250-300 pictures over the week-end, and have probably dumped all but 20-30 pictures. I could go on and on about what I dislike about the S630, but suffice it to say that I returned it as soon as I got home. Problems: Difficult to use. Multifunction wheel is too small for my ...

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small & black, sleek & stylish, lovely curves, easy to use... very sexy camera baby, yeah! HOWEVER, it shoots rather mediocre pictures. my webcam has taken better shots than this S630. i was quite let down actually, especially considering it's a Nikon. btw, all pics were taken on a bright sunny day, but they still look like crap. Problems: a significant number of shots are out-of-focus, even though the AF-assist locked-on to the subject, and despite the fact that vibration reduction and ...

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I first tested my new Coolpix S630 indoors. The results were impressive. Today I took the Coolpix S630 to Jones Beach to continue testing. I am no longer favorably impressed. Problems: After about 10 minutes I put the S630 back in my pocket and gave up trying to compose photographs on the monitor screen. I swore never to part with my six year old Canon S400. The monitor screen is close to 100% invisible in bright daylight. If you wear sunglasses, the monitor screen IS 100% invisible. I am ...

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