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Nikon Coolpix SQ 3 Megapixels and Smaller
Submitted by ELmo a Expert
Date Reviewed: March 17, 2005
Strengths: Excellent picture quality. Compact, discreet (with swivel can shoot from hip, eye level, sideways, backwards, whatever...). Functional. Nice Style. Charger/docking station included.
If you can still find one, should be super cheap now- and you shoudl get it.
Weaknesses: Battery life; spec's are honest and only give it an hour- under normal use eth battery will give you about 8 to 12 hours though. Need second battery if you are travelling though- and carefull eth made in China ones do not last as long as the made in Japan one that came with the camera- maybe 4 to 8 hours at best, brand new!
After a year the door and clip for the battery broke.
GREAT camera, period. Bought it for a companion to our Nikon SLR (which we use for more "serious"/proffesional photography)- for fun, snapshots around the house, office needs, and discreet size.
Camera far surpassed expectations. Very user friendly, many, functional, usefull scene modes. Excellent macro, good zoom (for size), and very, very discreet, fits in pocket, and if you shut of the volume and "welcome" sound it is silent- and the batteries last longer!
Price Paid: $420.00
Purchased At: Henry's
Similar Products Used: Fuji Fine Pix, Canon and Sony (can't recall models).
Submitted by BigPowerlifter a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: January 1, 2005
Strengths: Metal Body,Self Portrait Swivel lens,Takes Good Pictures and close ups.
Weaknesses: Part of lens blocks screen for self portraits.
Well made(Metal Body),stylish,camera,that takes very nice pictures.
Price Paid: $188.00
Purchased At: Buy Rite Digital
Similar Products Used: Nikon Coolpix 950
Submitted by irrlicht a Casual
Date Reviewed: March 17, 2004
Strengths: easy to use
small and slim
bundled adobe photoshop elements 2
lots of features
Weaknesses: noisy images
nikonView software is a desaster
I bought this camera a month ago mainly to get
quick and easy internet-ready pictures.
It is good looking, fun to use and small enough to take it with you.
On the other hand pictures are noisy and tend to be unusable on higher iso settings.
Build quality is ok and it seems to be reasonable solid.
Lens is ok too, just some light distortion at the wide end (not really noticeable).
Purchased At: local discounter
Similar Products Used: no, this is my first digital
Submitted by Dan Plumlee a Casual
Date Reviewed: December 9, 2003
Strengths: Snazzy camera w/ great features and easy to use. Love the Cool-pix swivel and the way it leads to creative photography.
Weaknesses: Too fragile for a consumer grade camera. This camera didn't hold up to normal wear and tear and was not backed up by the Nikon limited warranty. Picture quality was fair at best.
This camera was a costly mistake. It proved to be a very fragile camera for a consumer grade model. I would not recommend buying this camera if your intent is to carry a camera around with you and give it a fair bit of use. In this case the camera was dropped approximately 12", enough to void the Nikon warranty and cost another $180+ to repair.
Price Paid: $365.00
Purchased At: ClickforDigital.com
Similar Products Used: Early Nikon Coolpix
Submitted by Einaej a Casual
Date Reviewed: November 28, 2003
Strengths: The lens rotate so u can take self pictures, and its very versatile to carry around and about. Also do to its petite size and slim shape its not a hassle to toss this camera in your purse.
Weaknesses: The green light flash can be a bit eye blinding at times...
I love this camera! I recieved it as a gift and Ive been enjoying it ever since. The cameras functions are very straight foward, and easy to use.
Great for first time digital camera users like me!
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