Nikon Coolpix S640

Announced Aug 4, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.7 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)

The S640 is attractive in terms of specification, fast 2.7 lens and high ISO6400 capability but the marketing and the experience do not match up. In good light it takes excellent photos. In poor light conditions set on high ISO it does Nikon's reputation no favours. Nikon can do better than this. Set it on fixed ISO range maximum 800 ASA and it works OK. 6400 images are so soft with high interpolation and complete loss of detail to the point of being nearly unusable. Overall pretty ...

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I have been an avid Canon and Olympus camera user and finally decided to buy my first Nikon after reading the great reviews of the S640 online before it luanched in the market in Aug 2009. I bought the camera so I would not have to lug my Canon Digital Rebel with me to Paris in order to capture some great evening night shots which I have never been able to do successfully with other pocket digital cameras due to the low ISO speeds. The 6400 ISO certainly made a huge difference !! I took 250 ...

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