Product Type: Nikon digital cameras
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NIKON COOLPIX S560
Nikon Coolpix S560
Member Name: leestockers
Nikon Coolpix S560
Advantages: Great picture, good wide zoom, good at close ups, good battery life
Disadvantages: screen could be better
I purchased this camera from Argos in their sale at the cost of £100.00. I chose this camera after reading many reviews about it.
The camera is small and light enough to fit in my trousers pocket. The best thing i like about it, is the fact the lense doesn't stick out when not in use. With the zoom being a Nikkor 5x wide optical zoom you are able fit more into your pictures and get close to those further distant topics. There is also a digital zoom that will get you even closer, but i would not recommend this option as it can make your picture quality unnatural and pixelated.
The 10 megapixel image quality is very good and there is even a wide angle setting, so when you view your pictures on your wide screen TV, they fit the whole screen. The ISO sensitivity is 3200, in the settings you can have it set to AUTO or you can manually change the setting that suits your scene. The white balance also can be changed as there is plenty to chose from, for example, daylight, incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy etc, or you can set it to AUTO. There are colour options too, vivd colour, black and white, sepia, cyanotype etc.
When it comes to auto focus, you can change it for face priority, manual or center. This camera also has an electronic stabliser for anyone with a shaky hand, it works quite well, this can be set to off or auto. For scene settings there is an auto scene feature that detects the scene for you and auto changes the setting for your photograph to look right, doesn't always work but is handy if you are looking to take a quick photo and haven't the time to fiddle with the settings. Close ups are very good when macro mode is enabled. The flash is strong and works quite well in night scenes.
The camera has a 2.7" LCD screen which is its biggest and only downfall, it reflects alot and you have to look at the screen in an angle so you can see it right, if you look at it straight on there seems to be too much contrast and results in finding it hard to see what you want to take a picture of.
Also you can choose your own scene mode manually, there is alot to choose from for example, party/indoor, close-up, portait, landscape and many more even one for taking photographs of food. There is also a auto potrait feature that when used, the camera auto detects you and auto focuses and takes your picture automatically, this feature works and is very good.
This camera has a video capture feature too, and works quite well and includes sound, tho i don't use it for this purpose, but could come in handy. The camera has builtin memory but not much so i would advise you to get an SD card, 2 or 4gb should be enough, depends on how much you use it i suppose.
There is a rechargable battery that comes in the box along with a charging pack which is very handy and there is a great long life from it too even if you use the flash alot.
The camera is easy enough to use and setup, it produces a very good picture along with video capturing with sound, if that sounds like your kind of camera then i would recommend you buy one.
Summary: Great camera at a great price
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