Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
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Nikon Coolpix S220
Member Name: emmie_louise_g
Nikon Coolpix S220
Date: 23/02/10, updated on 25/02/10 (57 review reads)
Advantages: if i had to pick one at a push..... pocket size?!
Disadvantages: RUBBISH GRAINY BLURRED PICTURE QUALITY
WOW what a disappointment! :(
I bought my boyfriend this camera for Christmas after my mum had spotted that Argos had it on special offer for £79.99, I think they usually charge around £130 for it. I don't know much about cameras and would usually read reviews and research products like this before buying, but since it was a Nikon at a special one-week only price, I decided to go for it!
I couldn't have been more wrong.
When my boyfriend came to use it, he decided to take a few snaps before taking it on the night out, to get used to the settings, then he went a bit quiet... :( he was obviously not impressed with what ever came up on the screen so took few more shots with different settings and then loaded them onto the computer. The photographs were AWFUL quality. In fact it is hard to describe how bad they were without sounding like I am exaggerating!
They were very very blurred and grainy and I have seen better quality pictures come from my camera phone, which is over 3 years old!!
We were confused as to whether it was just our particular camera so decided to read some reviews, it turns out that this camera is rated badly by many people.
Just when we thought the worst was over, we realised that Argos do not offer returns on cameras, due to data protection. I did however look up the meaning of statuary rights and I believed that this product did not fulfill the 'fit for purpose' clause, it really was that bad.
We tried to return this to Argos explaining just how disgusted we were but they said unfortunately there was nothing they could do!
So thank god for eBay, and some unfortunate soul who chose to buy this from us!
At first look, we really liked the product overall, it was a good size for my boyfriend as it fitted in his pocked, had an ion battery and charger, was made by a reliable name, and a good price. It is such a shame that this was the opposite of what it seemed.
This review was of my personal experience of the product, for technical reviews please look to the advice of other users or sites, and please rate me for the insight that I have given you, not that I didn't mention the spec etc, to be honest I don't think that information is relevant anyway because once you have read my thoughts then I would have thought you would be put off this particular model.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: complete rip off and disappointment from a good brand name.
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