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Nikon Coolpix S4000

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Brand: Nikon Model: S4000 / Optical Zoom: 4x / Resolution: 12 megapixels

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      19.08.2011 18:17
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      If you are looking for something with good picture quality, i wouldn't recommend buying this camera.

      I got this point-and-shoot camera for Christmas after needing something easy and compact enough to just fit in my pocket or bag without the hassle of a carrying around a chunky DSLR.

      I must admit, i was a bit disappointed with the quality of the camera especially when it's made from a well respected company within the photographic industry. For starters the so called "12 megapixel" resolution does't live up to it's expectations and has very poor, grainy picture quality in both well and dimly lit scenarios. It doesn't perform very well in low light situations and mimics the quality of images i get from the likes of my iPhone 3GS.

      The touchscreen is also very fiddly and annoying to use and it isn't very responsive either. The video was also a disappointment and from what i can tell (as i don't really use the video feature much) you can only film up to 12mins in a go (you have to change the settings as it doesn't set this as the default).

      However, despite the negative feedback there are a few features i like about it. Firstly, it's very small, compact and fairly light. It also loads up very quickly once turned on allowing you to capture the moment quickly and sufficiently. For those who like to take more control of their images, you can adjust the ISO setting (from ISO 80 upto 3200) and white balance, although this is just an optional feature so you can still have it set automatically if needed. You also receive a charger with this camera meaning you don't need to keep buying batteries (which usually drains really quickly and could potentially become costly).

      Overall, i wouldn't say this is one of the best point-and-shoot cameras i have ever used. There's room for improvement and i personally believe there are better products out there at a similar price.

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