Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
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Great compact lens with 6.0 megapixel resolution & optical zoom
Nikon Coolpix S10
Member Name: jamesontheroad
Nikon Coolpix S10
Advantages: Design, lens, optical zoom
Disadvantages: Flimsy lens cap
I upgraded to this camera from another much older Nikon. As far as I'm aware, the S10 is no longer produced, but you'll probably still find some new examples at reasonable prices.
The camera has a compact body which widens out around the lens. In the 'closed' position, the lens faces up, but the lens part of the camera can be turned through 270º to point in almost any direction: this is really handy for photographing over people's heads in a crowd, or for getting clever low level angle shots.
The 6.0 megapixel resolution is good, but just as good is the excellent lens with 10x optical zoom. This may not be an SLR, but it offers pretty awesome quality for a compact digital camera. The screen is a good size and shows ok images - I've noticed that some shots in certain lighting conditions (really colourful sunrises and sunsets) don't look as good on the camera's screen as they do when they've been uploaded to my computer.
Image processing is nippy, and importantly for me, the camera can power up and be taking pictures in less than a couple of seconds.
Overall, a very good compact digital camera, now on sale at some decent prices (around £100). Keep an eye on the plastic lens cap - it has a very flimsy catch that holds it shut, and this has broken on mine leading to a flapping lens cap. That said, that's the only negative thing I've experienced with this great little camera.
Summary: An end-of-line bargain that produces great images and is versatile to use.
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