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Nikon Coolpix S710 14.5MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom (Brilliant Silver)
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Product Description

Get a camera that's perfect for any type of photographer. The Nikon Coolpix S710 has many features for people who want great pictures without fussing with settings, but it also has complete manual control for those who like to get creative.

Program, Aperture, Shutter, and Manual Exposure Modes Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene in your picture and adjusts the camera setting Blink warning will let you know when your subject's eyes are closed so you can retake your picture Smile Shutter - The camera can detect up to three faces with the subject's smile, determine which is closest to the center of the frame, ultimately firing the shutter Face Priority AF - face-finding technology that quickly finds and focuses on up to 12 faces in a group portrait Auto adjusts up to ISO 3200. Plus, using pixel addition, ISO sensitivity can be set to an amazing ISO 6400 and ISO 12800 (image sizes of 3mb or lower are required) In-Camera Red-Eye Fix D-Lighting - rescue those photos that are too dark for printing by enhancing the underexposed areas of the picture while not touching the properly exposed areas 16 Scene Modes High Quality TV Movies with Sound with a press of a button - duration is limited only by the available space on your SD/SDHC card Approx. 42MB Internal Memory Formats - JPEG, AVI, WAV Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Dimensions (H x W x D) - 2.3 x 3.6 x 1 in. (57.5 x 93 x 24 mm) Weight - 5.5 oz. (155g)

Features:
  • 14.5-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 3.6x wide-angle Optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens; Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD; Program, Aperture, Shutter, and Manual Exposure modes
  • Auto adjusts up to ISO 3200; In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and Enhanced Face-Priority AF
  • Captures images to SD/SDHC cards (not included)

Customer Reviews:

  • Great Camera
    I know there may be more bulky cameras that claim better quality but I LOVE THIS CAMERA. It is perfect to carry in your purse all they time and never miss a picture moment. I have been able to document and create yearly albums of the special moments in our family and of every beautiful thing that I see that deserves to be captured, a beautiful sunset, the changing of the leaves..etc....more info
  • Quick Review
    I had the canon sd870 Canon PowerShot SD870IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Silver) but returned it because the wide angle lens had too much distortion.

    This camera looked really nice and had great technical specs so I pre-ordered it. I waited and waited and finally it came in the mail and within a day I sent it back. It is a plastic piece of crap. It is loud, big, heavy, cheap feeling and cumbersome to operate. The pictures were alright but nothing to brag about or pay this amount of money for.

    I just ordered the canon sd880 Canon PowerShot SD880IS 10MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Gold)And I love it, it is great and I couldn't ask for anything more.

    I was trying to be open minded and try Nikon out but they just disappointed me. I'm not a canon fanatic I promise, they are just a really reliable brand and are built really well. I know that all higher- end SLR's and lenses are on par with each other from all companies. It's just Nikon fell short with their point and shoots. ...more info
  • Nikon S710
    Best camera I have ever owned - its fast and the pictures are great,as is the wide angle lens. This camera was exactly what I have been looking for. Moving the flash away from the lens has reduced the red eye. Amazon seeems to always have the best prices, delivery etc. - they haven't failed me yet....more info
  • Dynamite! An amzaing piece of engineering and design
    I am a pro photographer specializing in scenic imaging that is sold at the National Parks in the American Southwest. My products feature 360 degree VR photography in Flash and Quicktime. I often volunteer to take pictures of families and other groups of people at the Parks with their cameras so they can all be in a picture. So I have been handling these cool little point and shoot cameras, and I have seen the great pictures they take when my friends come back from trips and put on slide shows. So I decided the mini point and shoots have evolved enough so I should get one and experiment with using it for my work sometimes. I bought a top of the line, 12.5 mp Fujifilm FinePix F100fd. I returned it after one week. The pictures were muddy and had to be downsized to about 5 mp before they were sharp enough to use. And the "manual" controls just didn't cut it.

    So I ordered the Nikon S710 in deep red to try next. It is a great little camera! The design is brilliant. It is a tiny work of art. I love it and you will too! I use Nikon SLR and DSLR cameras all the time, and the controls on this tiny point and shoot S710 work exactly the same as the controls on my expensive DSLR Nikons. The color out of this little camera is spot on, and the images are sharp and very much usable at the highest resolution, 14.5 mp! I like the lens. It can't match full size Nikon lenses for regular FX (35 mm) cameras, but it's pretty close. The high iso capabilities of the S710 are good. The vibration filtering works great and you can get some beautiful photos in low light situations with no tripod. I bought a mini tripod with the camera for $5 that works fine and got a nice, two tone burgundy and black case from LowePro for $15 that holds the camera, an extra battery and SDHC card, and the tiny tripod carries great slid through the belt loop, so I have a pretty complete kit that weighs less than a pound and fits in a pocket!

    The ergonomics are superior and the camera feels natural in my big hands and its comfortable to hold and keeping my fingers away from the flash is just automatic. The buttons and select wheel work and feel just right and the menus in icon mode make sense and work intuitively.

    The only thing I would suggest Nikon do to improve the camera is to provide a firmware update that allows you to save images in RAW format.

    Some reviewers have complained about the camera being slow. It seems plenty fast to me and I have not found its speed an issue. The case is stainless steel and the finish has proved very durable so far and looks great! I love this camera and take it with me everywhere I go. I am flying to Chicago in a couple of weeks to see Etta James and go to a Cubs game and this kit is the only camera I am taking along....more info
  • i look like a pro
    at 50+ there's a bit of shakin' going on with me. my photos were always a bit out of focus. the automatic optical vibration reduction feature is a brilliant solution. this is my 6th digital camera and i really believe it will be my last. started w/olympus 10 years ago, moved through sony, leica, canon and am now well settled with this nikon. stellar results. ...more info
  • Good camera, manual mode, high ISO
    Got this camera for a month, did a wedding and a few travels with it, overall among the best sub-compacts but not perfect.
    Good points:
    - Manual mode: surprisingly useable, I usually leave it on this mode, click the side of the thumbwheel to switch from ISO to shutter to aperture, turn the wheel to set each in turn, a little exposure scale shows up to guide selection. Easy to select ISO up to 12800 (hardly useable, very grainy, 3200 is practical maximum).
    - High ISO: 3200 fairly smooth, 800 to 1600 very decent, I ended up not using flash for any of the wedding (inside) pictures.
    Bad:
    - Night flash mode good but not tyro-friendly, lent to a friend for pictures and most of them turned out blurry, she did not have a steady hand. Regular flash rather ugly, not what I'm used to with Nikon
    - Pictures show perfect on the camera screen but a bit dark on my computer monitor; not sure which is "wrong", or whether there is some automatic D-Lighting during playback, anyway annoying.

    Overall good camera, would buy it again, but need to dig into it a bit, the pictures on my computer did not turn out as good as I expected based on what I saw on screen....more info
  • Coolpix S710
    I purchased this camera in five months ago. The picture quality is very good but it started developing problems after 3 months. It will not retain the time and date. It started to freeze up nd could only be turned off or on by removing batteries.

    I sent it for repair at Nikon authorized center and was quickly told that this defect is not covered under warranty and will cost $99.00 to repair.

    I strongly advise against the purchase of this series since I spoke to many coolpix owners and found out they have problems as well....more info
  • quickly captures
    This camera quickly takes the picture. All the other digital cameras I have had did not respond nearly as fast as this one. The clarity and sharpness of the image is amazing. I love this camera and would recommend it to anyone and 1 last thing is I am no professional but my pics are looking GREAT!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!...more info
  • Coolpix is not so cool
    This is a nice small, lightweight camera with very cool colors to select from. However the sensor is too small for 14MP. The photos are not as sharp as they should be and the shutter speed is a bit too slow for today's standards.

    I typically shoot with a Nikon D300 and I wanted a smaller camera to have with me all the time. When this one was a disappointment, I got a Fuji that works great....more info
  • Exactly what I was hoping for
    I recently sold my Nikon Coolpix 8700, and was looking for a new camera that gave me picture quality equal to or better, and was a much smaller camera. I like taking pictures, but I'm not a photo guy. I basically want to aim, press the button and let the magic happen. Taking a chance I decided to try this camera, and I wasn't disappointed.

    It's got a lot of options to go beyond just auto mode if I want to dive into that. My main thing was the picture quality though and the quality of photos is excellent. My wife has a Canon A700 that takes decent pictures so we did a comparison just using the auto settings. A picture of our dog in the house with all the lights off in one room, a picture with one light on, and a picture with all the lights on. I figure if the low light pictures are good, then I'll be pretty happy with the daytime pictures.

    While both cameras did a good job, our preference was the Nikon's photos. The colors were closer to what we expected they should look like, and to our eyes appeared more natural. There wasn't any noticeable noise in the photos, and the quality is very, very good.

    The size of the camera is great. Shorter than my Blackjack cell phone, and about 2.5 times as thick. Definitely a camera that I could carry in the pocket of my jeans, or a jacket and not feel weighed down. ...more info
  • Perfection
    I recently got this wonderful camera for Christmas. Its perfect, just what I wanted. Its small, goodlooking. It takes great pictures. It has endless options for any type of picture taker.
    I love the automatic scene selection. The camera decides by itself the perfect setting for the perfect picture id say about 90% of the time it makes the right choice. It is possible to confuse it if the picture has a lot of different things going on.
    For instance if you are outside it will automatically switch to the outside setting and if u go inside it will automatically change to the inside setting without you having to do a thing.
    One time when i was in the bar it got it wrong though. It changed it to night time setting automatically instead of party setting so it was a little blurry. No prob though, i deleted that picture and set it on what i wanted. C'mon, the camera cant know everything. Im hugely impressed at what it does know.
    In general though I also love the automatic setting. Its foolproof. You simply cannot take a bad picture on the automatic setting. All of my pictures are clear and crisp.
    OMG the editing! You can edit your pictures while they are still in your camera! I LOVE IT. You can turn a crappy picture into gold, the editing is limitless. You can take a picture of like 10 people at once then go and edit each face out to make portraits!
    It zooms in great and the zoom does not mess with the quality of the picture, no graininess whatsoever.
    Ive got lots of friends with similar type cameras and have seen their pictures and i swear up and down theirs compared to mine are complete crap.
    Do not get anything else if you are looking for a "git r done" camera. Its so versatile. If your a serious photographer that wants something small and cute this camera is perfect. But if your like me and wanted something to carry in your purse to make memories wherever you are, its also perfect.
    Its fast, and easy. Hardly any delay. I love smile finder too! It also has a ten second timer so everyone can be in the picture.
    This is my first digital camera and im not embarressed to say i was worried about being able to run it. The owners manual is clear and easy to read. I highly recommend not just a thumb through but to actually sit down and read it. After you do that, its a breeze to run it : )
    I have zero complaints. Its perfect for everyone! I give it an A+ hands down, everyone should own one!

    LOVE IT!...more info
  • great camera, poor service
    I have had this camera for approx. 4 months. I am so happy with it in every way but one. After about a month, the camera read "lens error" and would freeze open. I assumed this was an isolated incident, but it is now happening with more frequency. I contacted nikon, who told me that this is not a warranty issue. I have searched the internet and have found that this is a surprisingly common issue. I really would have expected a company like nikon to stand behind their products. I would be very leary to buy another one based on this, which is really sad, as I do love the quality and features of this camera!...more info