I have really enjoyed used the Nikon COOLPIX S570. I think the thing for me that really sets it apart from other compact digital camera that I’ve had is the build quality. The camera is a little heavier that other cameras and has an all metal design. This metal design not only looks cool, but also helps protect the camera. The only thing that I did not like about the design of the camera is that the door on the battery compartment does not auto lock.
Using the camera is very easy, just like many point and shoot cameras you can easily pick it up and start using it. The camera does have quite a few different shooting modes, pretty much one for anything that you would be shooting. It is quite easy to select the modes and try them out. The panorama assist is pretty cool, it is much like the Pano iPhone app where you take one photo and it superimposes it on the screen so you can take the next in order. I was a little disappointed at the video shooting modes. This camera does not shoot in HD, only in 640 x 480 and 320 x 240.
When shooting photos the camera was very responsive and there was not a delay like I have seen with other cameras. There is also not a delay when using the flash. When the lens is focusing it is not loud like I have noticed on other cameras. The anti-glare coating on the LCD makes it easy to see, even in the sunlight. I did shoot a few videos with the camera and the sound quality is pretty good actually.
The COOLPIX S570 sells for just over $100 online, which is a great price. If you are looking for solid compact digital camera for only shooting photos this is a great choice. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Nikon COOLPIX S570 12MP Digital Camera a 9 out of 10 score.
- Solid design
- Easy to use
- Many different shooting modes
- Large clear LCD
- Smooth operation
- No HD video
- Door on battery compartment does not auto lock
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