The Nikon Coolpix S230 10.0 Megapixel Digital Camera provides plenty of sharp resolution to capture the finest details, crop creatively and produce incredible enlargements. Features 3x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens. The NIKKOR optics provide exceptional pictures and gets you close to the action. The EXPEED Image Processor ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness.
Nikon's Electronic VR Image Stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by adjusting shutter speed and ISO setting. This produces clearer, sharper results in lower lighting or unsteady conditions. The Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts the shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement. High ISO 2000 capability gives you sharper results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. This creates new opportunities to take sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions.
The huge, Bright 3.0-inch High Resolution Touch Panel LCD enables easy access to all the camera controls without the conventional buttons to push. The anti-reflection coating that is applied to the Touch Panel enhances viewing even in bright light.
Its sad that I have to take a picture 4-5 times just to try and get one that looks normal. The pictures come out grainy despite a steady hand and normal focus. The pictures are grainy in all lighting and different environments. It is very frustrating. My phone takes better pictures. Finally, the picture size when saved to my computer are VERY large. DO NOT BUY. SAVE YOUR MONEY!!
I am a diehard Nikon user. I have a D200 DSLR and I really wanted a nice point and shoot to compliment my DSLR. And to have to use in not so nice conditions and not have to worry about it so much. Well the S230 has been a terrible disappointment. As a picture junkie, I have been SAD to load my photos and see how bad they are. It has ruined my memories of my most recent trips. I looked to see if maybe Nikon had provided some firmware updates to improve the quality but it hasn't. Pictures are blurry, and foggy in all lighting conditions and lack sharpness. Just awful!!
I was very excited to own a Nikon touch screen camera, bought with my very own first paycheck. Grossly disappointed. I thought it was just my camera but it seems otherwise. Blurry pictures, orbs blurring pictures clicked at night in the dark, camera freezing while you go through the pics, Next time I buy I definitely will not go for Nikon. Attached a worst case pic
i got this camera as a gift from my mum for finishing my high-school. This was my first camera. I was confused when all the pictures came out blur in the camera, but appeared to be better when uploaded into the computer. I switched the ISO, but it doesn't help in low light areas. Are there any other ways to improve the quality?? I think i can get another better camera with the same price.. P.S. My mum should've brought me to the shop!!
This camera will disapoint you if you are a semi pro photographer like me. I bought it because I was needing something really small and cheap. I use it when I don't want to carry my big Nikon plus lenses and speedlight. I have fun using it as a resource when a camera is needed for fast picturing and no other complex thing is needed.
If you want to be a real photographer,you must have a Nicon.You can do everything with your Nicon(Of course about photography:))Best photos in everywhere,day,night,in party,at home...I love it very much.My Nicon choice is Coolpix S230,i recommend it.
I only use my camera for friends and family photos. I love that I can wear it in my purse.
Bottom Line: Takes good pictures for a small camera. Good value, worth the money. Great camera for a casual photographer.
My wife is not a gadget person and she had gone thru the menus and was a pro in one afternoon.
Wife uses for snapshots and candids.