Nikon Coolpix S560

Last udpated (01 February ’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ DCR
- Added User Manual

Nikon Coolpix S560 is a 10.0 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features 5x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Len (35mm equivalent: 34.8-174mm) with Optical VR Image Stabilization, EXPEED Image Processing, mile Shutter and Blink Warning, Auto adjusts up to ISO 3200, High Quality TV Movies with Sound, and a 2.7 in Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD. The camera measures 2.1 in. (54.5mm)x3.7 in. (93mm)x0.9 in. (23.5mm) and weighs approx. 4.6 oz. (130g). The Nikon Coolpix S560 is available in Cherry Blossom, Graphite Black and Cool Blue. [Download Nikon Coolpix S560 Brochure]

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Nikon Coolpix S560 Reviews

DCR reviews the Nikon Coolpix S560 and writes;
” 100 percent crops at ISO 64 and 100 are pretty hard to tell apart, and ISO 200 is good but starting to show some noise. ISO 400 shows a more dramatic increase in noise.. If you’re in the market for a 10 megapixel compact, the Nikon Coolpix S560 is worthy of your consideration.”
Rating: N/A reviews the Nikon Coolpix S560 and writes;
“The Coolpix S560 is a fairly standard pocket digital camera. It does have one or two additional features such as the ability to take square photos and time lapse movies. It is mid range when it comes to picture quality. I found very little to dislike about the camera and it does a solid job..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix S560 and writes;
“S560 is a very pleasing camera to use. It has excellent handling, superior build quality, good performance and image quality, and is small, light and robust enough to take anywhere. Where it really shines though is in its outstanding high-ISO picture quality.”
Rating: ★★★★½

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix S560 and writes;
“It won’t produce fantastic pictures but if you’re after a no-fuss camera for the occasional happy snap then maybe the Nikon CoolPix S560 will fit the bill.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Nikon Coolpix S560 Samples

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Nikon Coolpix S560 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon Coolpix S560 Press Release

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 7 August 2008 –Nikon Europe is proud to announce the introduction of four new COOLPIX compact cameras: the S610, the S610C, the S710 and the S560. The new cameras cater to everyone’s tastes and needs. Both the S610 and S610C are incredibly fast, with the world’s fastest start-up time in their class*, 10 effective megapixels and a wide-angle 4x zoom. The S610C’s wireless LAN connectivity makes uploading pictures to the internet easy. The S710 has a massive 14.5 effective megapixels, a range of high-performance functions such as a possible 12 fps shooting and, with a sensitivity range up to ISO 12800, delivers sharp and detailed pictures in even the most demanding environments. The S560 is the world’s smallest in its class and with superior portability, a 5x zoom lens and advanced features such as Smile Mode, the S560 is the perfect family choice. All cameras feature Nikon’s proprietary EXPEED image-processing system and high-quality NIKKOR lenses. And all four models are housed in durable metal bodies, in a range of colours, with sleek lines that look good anywhere.

Mark Pekelharing, Product Manager Consumer Products at Nikon Europe B.V: “These four new COOLPIX cameras represent the latest in style, design and quality and offer all superb imaging quality. There’s the friendly pricing of the S560, the S710’s outstanding quality and performance, the connectivity and image sharing options of the S610C and the remarkable speed of the S610. Whatever your preference, there’s a COOLPIX for you.”

The S560 is an attractively-priced yet high-quality compact digital camera with 10 effective megapixels, 5x NIKKOR zoom lens and a large 2.7-inch wide-viewing angle TFT monitor. Designed with ease of use in mind, the camera offers numerous features to make life easier. Thanks to its high sensitivity it can be used in almost any setting. Scene Auto Selector does the work by automatically choosing the appropriate settings whether shooting a portrait, landscape or fast action. And in Smile Mode, the camera detects the subject’s face and focuses, and automatically releases the shutter when the subject smiles. It even includes a blink warning for when a subject has blinked during exposure. The high-quality aluminium body comes in three colours: Warm Silver, Sakura Pink and Black. The S560 will be available for retail as of end-August for a MSRP of €249.

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