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Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3.5-inch OLED Touch Screen and 5x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction... by Review Summary ,  Sep 21, 2015

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Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3.5-inch OLED Touch Screen and 5x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction...
Report Date: 09/20/2015
Based on 166 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.3
Returned or considering to return: 18.1%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.6   average
Video4.6   above average
Size4.4   average
Photo4.0   average
Speed3.9   exceptional
Setting3.8   average
Image3.5   below average
Screen3.5   average
Lens3.3   above average
Quality3.3   below average


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Image

Image:
"Mainly, hate the floating image in the monitor."
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"The images are sometimes good but since day one I've been having problems taking pix with a lot of artificial light it shows static on the screen and the pictures come out really blurry, the camera is good to look at, but the quality of the pix aren't that good most of the time it works fine but sometimes the images are just awful"
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"Don't read the stupid retarded posts about the camera not taking good pics."
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"its nice and small to carry around, but when it comes time to take pics its completely horrible."
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"I took the camera out New Years Eve and out of the 20 or 30 pics we took...only 3 were good quality (very dissapointing)."
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"I am sure if just using to take still objects it is a nice camera with great features but do NOT recommend it to take pics of anything that moves."
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"And it does great on my family pics i take of my many grandkids!"
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"excelente camara la compre hace mas de un mes y no he tenido ningun problema realice la compra desde venezuela excelente imagen y videoexcellent camera buy it over a month ago and have not had any problems buying from Venezuela make excellent image and video"
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"In order to take a well-focused, clear photo indoors or outdoors, you need a tripod."
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"But, in the meantime I had gotten an iPhone 4 and it takes great pics!"
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"That is the only reason I kept it - figuring I will figure out how to take decent pics with it."
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Lens

Lens:
"This camera couldn't focus well and somehow got a lot of dust under the lens, making flash photos full of specs."
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"got this camera for barely 6 months now it doesnt turn on anymore, theres a buzzing sound and the screen say Lens error."
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"This camera constantly creates picture with dots all over, I think due to the fact that the from lens gets dirty too easily."
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"The only downside (minor) is the lens is in the top left corner and at first was easily covered by your finger when you hold the camera."
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"I love the slide up down front that covers the lens."
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"This camera constantly creates picture with dots all over, I think due to the fact that the from lens gets dirty too easily."
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"Also, the all interenal optics is great so if you are storing it in a purse or pocket, the lens will not protrude accidentally causing harm to the camera."
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"The lens is not terribly fast at F3.9 & the flash is not very powerful so indoors it can be more challenging."
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"I've also taken a few shots of my thumb because of the lens placement, but hey, they were sharp and well exposed."
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Photo

Photo:
"The touch screen was unresponsive and not very intuitive and awkward to take photos with."
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"If you'd like a small camera to take mediocre photos, stick to the cellphone camera."
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"I can't explain why my camera takes such great photos and other's take such horrible ones."
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"I was more at fault than the camera for bad photos."
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"My husband loves the super macro photos but gets frustrated with the touchscreen."
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"The plus of the large viewing area in playback, becomes a pain when taking photos or videos, as it is ridiculously easy to inadvertently take pictures or stop."
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"I did get some good digital photos that printed out nicely on my Brother printer."
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"Slow Speed: Great for posed photos, but for any sort of faster action, most of the pictures are blurry."
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"The photos look great on camera but when downloaded or printed they look terrible."
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"The Nikon S70 does in fact take very, very nice photos."
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Price

Price:
"20 years old camera will take a better picture.. Don't spend your money for this junk... it takes blurry pictures."
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"Nice for the price"
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"Good Camera at a great price the one I got used looks and works like new."
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"Me being a nice star giver in reviews, instead of giving one star, Ill give 2 star only because its easy to use and its cheap, thats it."
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"THE COLOR IS POPPING, THE PRICE WAS AMAZING AND MY PICTURES ARE PRICELESS....NEED I SAY MORE"
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"It's an excellent camera for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"That said I just don't understand how there are so many negative reviews for bad picture quality (and even one because the person dropped and broke it - it's a camera, not a rubber ball) - and I end up with two cameras that take excellent photographs."
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"My friends and family who have tried to use the camera at gatherings have also commented to me how poor the picture quality is and several have complained the camera is hard to use."
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"picture quality is really bad and LCD...worst."
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"Liked the touch screen but was never happy with picture quality."
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"The images are sometimes good but since day one I've been having problems taking pix with a lot of artificial light it shows static on the screen and the pictures come out really blurry, the camera is good to look at, but the quality of the pix aren't that good most of the time it works fine but sometimes the images are just awful"
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"Bottom Line:While the CoolPix S70 is compact and handy, the quality of the pictures produced are not very good."
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"This camera is easy to use and yes its clear and nice quality for the buck, But all I have to say is if you want to take indoor pictures as notified by many complainers in these reviews, dont buy it."
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"Excellent quality."
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"A lot of reviews blasted the picture quality, but a camera is as good as the photographer behind it."
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"Takes really nice pictures with pretty decent quality."
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"PROS: The picture quality is decent at best.....the video it takes (both vid and sound) is of excellent quality."
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Screen

Screen:
"The touch screen was unresponsive and not very intuitive and awkward to take photos with."
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"got this camera for barely 6 months now it doesnt turn on anymore, theres a buzzing sound and the screen say Lens error."
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"Liked the touch screen but was never happy with picture quality."
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"The major problem I had with this camera is the size of the screen and that EVERYTHING was touch."
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"There is no place to really hold the camera without touching the screen, which is a problem."
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"Incredible features, I love the touch screen capabilities, the only fault I had with it, was sometimes it didn't take out clear pictures, but with snapping over, the quality improved."
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"Small, ready to take pictures as soon as you slide the shutter cover down, does excellent pictures and video, AND it is touch screen too!"
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"This was a camera with a built-in touch screen display, and while that may complement a lot of other cameras, it was a horrible feature on the Nikon."
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"I have taken pictures that are sharp, bright and clear, filling up the entire computer screen with stunning clarity."
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"The only good thing I can say about the camera is the screen is impressive, but if it can't take pictures then the camera is worthless to me."
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"It took pretty good pics, but you would not know that looking at the screen."
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Setting

Setting:
"At first I was a bit disappointed by the picture quality but as I played with the settings I learned how to manipulate the camera in different lighting, setting , and subject."
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"I did notice, though, when I had it on the auto setting with macro on, some of those pictures didn't turn out so well; but that was expected."
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"It's easy to use even if aren't good with the setting, there scene setting that make it simple."
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"It was so easy to accidentally touch something and a setting changed and the picture was ruined."
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"First, I took a number of shots both indoor and out on several settings and the picture quality is not very good."
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"One picture would be sharp and clear and the next picture in the same setting looks yellow and the subjects appear jaundiced."
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"There are alot of features that I haven't figured out, but setting it on Auto has been great to get pictures of the kids."
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"It will take higher quality pictures than my system at work can handle but I just readjust the camera's setting and we are good to go."
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"Sometimes menus can get me turned around when im messing around with the settings but overall its a good camera that i am happy with."
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"I had a bit of trouble at first getting all the settings right, but once I learned how the camera behaved, I have been happy ever since!"
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Sharp

Sharp:
"The lack of sharp focus was the worst issue with the camera."
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"I have taken pictures that are sharp, bright and clear, filling up the entire computer screen with stunning clarity."
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"One picture would be sharp and clear and the next picture in the same setting looks yellow and the subjects appear jaundiced."
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"Takes sharp, right on color, and easy to use operationProblem: fuzzy pix."
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"Great camera,have all the best features,great sharp pictures,i belive nikon did a great job with this camera."
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"I have never had to return a camera, but we could not get the pictures to be sharp and clear."
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Size

Size:
"The major problem I had with this camera is the size of the screen and that EVERYTHING was touch."
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"If you'd like a small camera to take mediocre photos, stick to the cellphone camera."
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"It's small, handy, and easy to use."
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"Camera is small, has great features but lacks in what I bought it for...taking pictures."
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"However, for a small pocket and or purse size this camera will not disappoint regardless of what other's may be experiencing."
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"Great features, very good image quality, size is perfect and is amazingly easy to use."
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"The 5x optical zoom is a nice addition to have in such a small camera."
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Speed

Speed:
"The controls are so slow and unresponsive, it will make you downright mad."
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"The response time of tapping the screen or even using the shutter release button to take a picture is so slow and sometimes unresponsive that your friends and family are already looking at you like, Will you hurry the %$*!"
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"They were all blurry and it is very inconvenient if you want a fast picture."
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"Again, the speed of the shutter on the CoolPix S70 is great for candid party shots or snaps of buildings or other landmarks while on vacation, but not for sporting events."
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"Slow Speed: Great for posed photos, but for any sort of faster action, most of the pictures are blurry."
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"What I am saying is if you want fast portable amazing good looking pics then this is it!"
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"The lens is not terribly fast at F3.9 & the flash is not very powerful so indoors it can be more challenging."
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Video

Video:
"Anyway, my only other complaint is that we can't zoom during video recording, other than digital zoom which looks horrible."
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"Small, ready to take pictures as soon as you slide the shutter cover down, does excellent pictures and video, AND it is touch screen too!"
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"It takes great pictures & videos"
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"The plus of the large viewing area in playback, becomes a pain when taking photos or videos, as it is ridiculously easy to inadvertently take pictures or stop."
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"excelente camara la compre hace mas de un mes y no he tenido ningun problema realice la compra desde venezuela excelente imagen y videoexcellent camera buy it over a month ago and have not had any problems buying from Venezuela make excellent image and video"
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"This camera can shoot HD video as well."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"I am a disappointed with the zoom quality since it is an internal zoom, but for serious pictures I have my large Nikon."
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"Anyway, my only other complaint is that we can't zoom during video recording, other than digital zoom which looks horrible."
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"I was really happy with the camera until my internal zoom malfunctioned and caused everything to be blurry."
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"The Zoom however is great on this camera."
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"The 5x optical zoom is a nice addition to have in such a small camera."
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"The S60 produces very clear pictures that you can zoom in on or enlarge and still looks clear."
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"The internal optical zoom is nice and you don't have lens moving outside of the case."
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