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– Review & Sample Photos @ PCMag
Nikon Coolpix S230 is a 10.0 megapixels digital camera features 3x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens with 4-Way VR Image Stabilization, Nikon’s Smart Portrait System, EXPEED Image Processor, and a 3.0-inch High Resolution Touch Panel LCD. The camera measures Height: 2.2 in. (57mm) x Width: 3.6 in. (91mm) x Depth: 0.8 in. (20mm) and weighs 4.1 oz. (115g).
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Nikon Coolpix S230 Reviews
PCmag reviews the Nikon Coolpix S320 and writes;
“you should probably take a pass on the Nikon Coolpix S230 based on little more than its utterly disappointing image quality. If you’re looking for a much better camera in the same price range, the $270 Canon PowerShot A1000 IS is faster and offers terrific image quality.”
DCR reviews the Nikon Coolpix S320 and writes;
“Did the S230 deliver the basic image quality and fun-factor we were looking for? With a few reservations, I’d say it did. In good light, it captured some nice images. Colors are slightly saturated, but not to an extreme.”
InfoSync reviews the Nikon Coolpix S320 and writes;
“Pros: Great touch-screen LCD. Cool design. Cons: Poor image quality in bright and low light. Short on features. Testy zoom toggle. We like the touch-screen LCD, but $230 is not worth putting up with the rest of the Coolpix S230’s insufficiencies. “
Steve’sDigicams reviews the Nikon Coolpix S320 and writes;
“Image quality from our outdoor shots is above average, showing mostly good exposures and realistic colors… ISO noise levels are very good from ISO 400 and below, but escalate quickly above 400. “
TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix S320 and writes;
“CoolPix S230 is attractively designed, and it is certainly well made, but the trendy touch-screen interface can’t hide the fact that this is actually a very average camera. It suffers from slow performance, a very limited range of features including lacklustre zoom range and surprisingly poor lens quality, especially considering its relatively high price. “
GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix S320 and writes;
“The Nikon CoolPix S230 is an impressive compact camera that ticks every box on the casual photographer’s wish-list. With that being said, the cheaper Nikon CoolPix S220 offers an identical imaging performance, albeit without a swanky touch screen.”
CNET.uk reviews the Nikon Coolpix S230 and writes;
“The Nikon Coolpix S230 is a decent ultra-compact camera that offers extra wow factor thanks to its impressive touchscreen interface. It could be speedier, and photo quality isn’t outstanding, but it’s a decent point-and-shoot camera nonetheless”
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Nikon Coolpix S230 Press Release
Nikon UK is introducing an upgraded S-Series line-up that includes the S630, S620, S230 and S220. All four models have been designed with one thing in mind: to offer users ultimate style, speed and simplicity in a compact camera body.
The S630 is compact, and stylishly designed with a special Sure grip for a comfortable finger-fit. The S620 has the best ISO standard of any compact camera in its class. The S230 is both stylish and easy to use thanks to its advanced touch-screen system, while the S220 looks elegant, but easy to use. All 4 models are available in colours that fit any taste or personality, and all feature Nikon’s EXPEED image-processing concept.
Mark Pekelharing, Product Manager Consumer Products at Nikon Europe B.V: “We are very proud of our colourful new S-Series line-up and believe we have a camera to suit anyone’s taste. The cameras are a joy to use. They look good, feel good and produce stunning pictures.”
S230/S220 – sensible style and powerful simplicity
Slim, compact and stylish, this duo is perhaps the most elegant of the new S-Series. The S230 features a combination of an advanced 3.0 inch touch-screen with basic buttons, so taking photographs is great fun and very easy. It also incorporates an array of advanced functions such as the new Blink Proof, Quick Retouch, Scene Auto Selector and Scene Mode. Blink Proof ensures you won’t take pictures of anyone with their eyes closed. Quick Retouch allows you to retouch images after they’ve been taken using advanced technologies from Nikon’s award winning D-SLRs. Seventeen scene modes in the S230 and sixteen in the S220 allow you to choose the perfect camera settings for almost any shooting situation. In addition to 10 effective megapixels and a NIKKOR 3x zoom lens, these models offer Electronic Vibration Reduction, a high sensitivity range up to ISO 2000 and Motion Detection to make picture-taking easy in any situation. At just 18mm, the S220 is thin and lightweight (approx. 100 g) and has a 2.5-inch LCD monitor for reviewing your pictures. Both cameras have stylish metallic bodies that will fit any small bag and come in a range of fashionable colours varying from Soft Silver, Warm Silver, Aqua Green, Gloss Red, Night Blue, Cobalt Blue, Magenta and Purple to Black.