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Nikon Coolpix S4000 12 MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch Touch-Panel...
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 225 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 7.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Size4.7   above average
Image4.5   above average
Price4.4   average
Quality4.1   average
Photo4.0   below average
Speed3.8   average
Video3.8   below average
Screen3.7   average
Light3.5   below average
Battery1.8   mediocre
Lens1.3   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"If this camera battery goes dead on u it cannot b charged with its charger instead u gotta take the battery out and put it on a universal charger."
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"Now it's updated and if the battery ever goes completely dead it will charge just fine because it has the update."
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"The battery was dead and it wouldn't charge due to being a completely dead battery and not having the update."
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"The battery was dead and wouldn't charge due to being completely dead."
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"The update is a fix for this problem, but if you have a dead battery the update can't be installed."
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"overall good camera and has an excellent battery lifes."
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"Battery life is very good."
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"Buy 40-60 worth of batteries and cords that had no reason to fail this quickly."
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"First, the good - the size, feel, battery life and 3 inch touchscreen are all definite pluses."
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"I love the rechargable battery."
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Button

Button:
"Love the large display screen and the touch screen controls are much easier to use than multi-function buttons."
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"The camera is great, I guess i prefer buttons, since everything i use is touch screen."
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"I especially like the touch screen, which I find easier to use than the cryptic buttons on most small cameras."
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"I really enjoyed the options available along with having the ability to press a button for preview and some settings (not 100% touchscreen), but was disappointed with the quality of the photos and video."
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"(A lot of people complained of the absence of that particular feature, but in reality you just zoom out while flipping through photos, hit the little garbage bin, just tap each photo you want to delete, and hit OK.) The flash is surprisingly pretty good, though you have to hold down the shutter button for like, two whole seconds, and it's crazy bright, but it's tolerable."
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Charging

Charging:
"Bought my mom one her camera is worse it cannot keep a charge for 2 day without going completely dead."
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"If this camera battery goes dead on u it cannot b charged with its charger instead u gotta take the battery out and put it on a universal charger."
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"Now it's updated and if the battery ever goes completely dead it will charge just fine because it has the update."
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"The battery was dead and it wouldn't charge due to being a completely dead battery and not having the update."
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"The battery was dead and wouldn't charge due to being completely dead."
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"I've read a LOT of reviews about this and it apparently has a horrible problem with connecting to the computer and charging (many people are complaining about that)."
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"A nice feature if you forgot your charger."
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"I've had no problems with charging the camera and getting a full day of photos."
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"You can easily take over 200 pictures per charge and I absolutely LOVE the touch screen."
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"Comes fully equipped with a touch screen (which I didn't even realize it had, so that was an amazing surplus of what I had already expected), stylus (for the touch screen, also very different but convinent than other pin needle-style stylus', has a different and more user-friendly strategy), 14 megapixels, very slim and easy to carry around, charger (which disconnects into a USB plug for you computer, so its a 2-in-1 type of cord), and even more."
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Flash

Flash:
"I have had problems in the apst with other cameras where the flash somewhat whites out people's faces, but this flash works very well."
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"Flash is great--doesn't wash out like previous cameras I've had5."
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"Even with the usage of the body flash the camera produces a good light balance."
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"Nikon has always been known for their great lenses flash and metering systems."
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"I have had problems in the apst with other cameras where the flash somewhat whites out people's faces, but this flash works very well."
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"(A lot of people complained of the absence of that particular feature, but in reality you just zoom out while flipping through photos, hit the little garbage bin, just tap each photo you want to delete, and hit OK.) The flash is surprisingly pretty good, though you have to hold down the shutter button for like, two whole seconds, and it's crazy bright, but it's tolerable."
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Image

Image:
"This is especially annoying when your trying to capture a photo of, say, your child with Mickey Mouse!"
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"It takes horrible pic at night no matter what scene setting you put it on."
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"When I was first scouring the net for reviews on this baby, I kept coming across image resolution not as good as advertised and deleting photos is such a pain but personally, I found the resolution of this camera absolutely amazing."
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"The images taken with this camera are not very clear and are very grainy at best."
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"Unfortunately the image review issue is a deal breaker so I'm looking into a Canon."
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"I was just checking one out in Target and the macro is amazing you can pretty much put the lens almost on top of something and image comes out clear."
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"I've used the auto-timer with great success when I want to be in a photo (family shots)."
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"Takes good pics and is easy to use."
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"lol If you just want something to have with you at any time, takes good pics for the awesome price that it is, this is perfect! "
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"I have had this camera for over three years now and it is an excellent buy...takes great pics and the functionality is good."
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Lens

Lens:
"A couple of months ago (around 18 months after I bought it) I got the Lens Error deadlock message."
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"Digging a little bit I've found that is a very common failure when the lens get jammed (apparently with sand particles).Anyway, not a very recommended camera."
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"anytime id take a video, it would stop while i was recording and the screen would say lens error."
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"Five minutes after taking it out of the box, I shut it off, and when I tried to turn it back on it said lens error."
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"If this product was brand new there's no reason why there should have been a lens error unless I touched the lens or dropped the camera."
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"You can't beat a Nikon lens for clear sharp photos."
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"I was just checking one out in Target and the macro is amazing you can pretty much put the lens almost on top of something and image comes out clear."
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"Nikon has always been known for their great lenses flash and metering systems."
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Light

Light:
"Terrible in low light as can only do 3200 and only 3.2 aperture at it's widest."
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"the worst camera i ever owned - hard to operate - very light weight - bad pictures - very disapointed in nikon - going back to kodak ugh"
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"The only times I had problems with the camera, were when I was in low light conditions...yeah I don't walk around with an itty bitty tripod to put my camera on to stabilize it so that it can take a decent shot."
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"You have to have perfect light for the video and even then it's not all that great."
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"The camera is small light and takes a good picture for a point and shoot camera."
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"Even with the usage of the body flash the camera produces a good light balance."
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"The pictures are grainy even in good light conditions."
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"I let the camera decide about light and they came out great."
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"IT takes great low light pics, better than my cousins canon s210is worth 300bucks."
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Photo

Photo:
"It was horrible- all photos were blurred, so I sent it back within 24 hours of getting it."
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"The picture quality and delay between photos was so frustrating that we almost smashed the camera and bought an expensive new one."
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"The only negative is I used it to take photos at my granddaughter's birthday party at an indoor facility."
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"Many of the photos are unusable and I feel that Nikon has a problem with this model."
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"However, what's the use of that if you can't get decent photos?"
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"When I was first scouring the net for reviews on this baby, I kept coming across image resolution not as good as advertised and deleting photos is such a pain but personally, I found the resolution of this camera absolutely amazing."
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"You can't beat a Nikon lens for clear sharp photos."
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"I did a LOT of 35mm SLR photography in the past, and while I still enjoy those photographs, the photos from this is definitely adequate for my needs- whether family photos, outdoor photos, to take to museums, etc."
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"i have had nikon coolpix s3300 & s4300 but when i had gotten this nikon coolpix s4000 was crisp and clear has a nice screen and this is a touch screen a nice plum its features is easy and is a very attractive camera it takes good photos this nikon takes pictures every thing is more visible mean some how most times i take photos, my feet or shoes are faded just got this january 2014 even in doors shooting is clear and visible if you have digital cameras you know it have alot of shooting scenes the attached touch on the little rope pin for the touch screen i was so stunned when i got this beacause i take pictures more in doors than out, and the scenes seem to be all the wild to go through in my living room i didnt have to keep the light on but to small dim lamps picture caught every thing,it does need a memory card and would take at least 14 pictures without the greatest investment i need look any furthur"
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"Photos are good."
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Price

Price:
"I bought this camera for the price but the zoom was ruined after some uses, and the quality of pictures to long distance is bad."
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"It's fine for the price, but it's so compact that it's hard to perform some tasks, such as removing installing the picture card."
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"It was a huge disappointment and waste of money."
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"The lens mech is cheap and now all I get is a lens error and the camera is non operative."
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"This device also has good on screen editing features for a low price camera."
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"Great little camera for the price."
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"Then again it was pretty cheap when I bought it around $150 so I wasn't expecting RAW or anything."
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"Good little camera for the price."
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"lol If you just want something to have with you at any time, takes good pics for the awesome price that it is, this is perfect! "
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Quality

Quality:
"I bought this camera for the price but the zoom was ruined after some uses, and the quality of pictures to long distance is bad."
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"Nice from many points of view, but the picture quality and color capture were horrible no matter on what setting."
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"The picture quality it terrible."
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"The picture quality and delay between photos was so frustrating that we almost smashed the camera and bought an expensive new one."
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"As for the camera, it takes very good quality pictures but I am really disappointed about the mistake."
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"HD is not as good as the canon, but the sound quality was superior to canon and overall a better HD experience."
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"Nice from many points of view, but the picture quality and color capture were horrible no matter on what setting."
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"I love this camera as far as the quality of the pictures."
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"The photo quality is great coming from this tiny camera."
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"Otherwise it takes awesome photos and when I print my photos they are of great quality."
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"Quality of picture is great!"
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Screen

Screen:
"It takes decent pictures but the touch screen doesn't work great and requires multiple touches sometimes t execute your command."
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"The only thing I dislike, the touch screen."
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"i am very disappointed this product is used lots of scratches screen messed up its a rip off."
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"The screen also gets dirty very fast, since it is a touch screen."
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"The screen also shattered in my purse and now I am unable to view any pictures or delete."
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"This device also has good on screen editing features for a low price camera."
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"Love the large display screen and the touch screen controls are much easier to use than multi-function buttons."
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"i have had nikon coolpix s3300 & s4300 but when i had gotten this nikon coolpix s4000 was crisp and clear has a nice screen and this is a touch screen a nice plum its features is easy and is a very attractive camera it takes good photos this nikon takes pictures every thing is more visible mean some how most times i take photos, my feet or shoes are faded just got this january 2014 even in doors shooting is clear and visible if you have digital cameras you know it have alot of shooting scenes the attached touch on the little rope pin for the touch screen i was so stunned when i got this beacause i take pictures more in doors than out, and the scenes seem to be all the wild to go through in my living room i didnt have to keep the light on but to small dim lamps picture caught every thing,it does need a memory card and would take at least 14 pictures without the greatest investment i need look any furthur"
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Size

Size:
"I just got frustrated with the wrong size."
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"This replaced an Olympus D-580 which I disliked for the really small display window."
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"The camera is small light and takes a good picture for a point and shoot camera."
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"Its small and easy to carry with you any place."
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"small with good qualities and priced right."
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"this is the best i have seen a camera of that size."
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"I especially like the touch screen, which I find easier to use than the cryptic buttons on most small cameras."
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Speed

Speed:
"The screen also gets dirty very fast, since it is a touch screen."
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"The one thing that makes this camera so frustrating, and why I give it 3 stars is because of the reload speed."
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"Most frustrating was speed."
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"The one thing he found a bit difficult was using the touch screen with just a finger, it was slow and unresponsive to touch, but he said when using the stylus that comes with it works perfectly."
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"Which means it gets very dirty very fast."
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"I was very pleased when it arrived so fast and the product was exactly as described."
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"If you're looking for an economical camera that you can slide into your front pocket, and aren't overly worried about speed of taking multiple picutres, the S4000 can do the trick."
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"I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE QUALITY AND SPEED ON THE SHIPPIN."
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"the speed is great and response time is fast."
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Video

Video:
"The video on it is ok. Not great, but it shouldnt be used as a video camera exclusively."
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"Bad performance and dont talk about video, this is the worst thing about the camera."
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"I am a little disappointed to find out there is no vibration reduction in 720p video recording."
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"The only real complaint that I have is that when taking videos, sometimes it displays the message cannot read the card, and everything freezes as if it is running out of battery, although the battery is full (and the card is fine)."
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"You have to have perfect light for the video and even then it's not all that great."
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"The only thing is it doesn't take videos very well--even the 720 mode is very grainy, and when I try to record video, it says this card cannot be read--but hey, it's not a camcorder."
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"Great camera but video function doesn't work right."
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"Great sound...amazing clear videos.7."
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"It takes bright, beautiful photos and videos."
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"this product is very gud as expected, but it does not work when i inserted 16 GB SDHC card class 10....it works in the movie format of 320p but not on HD of 720P or 640p..whenever i tried to use the video in those mode, the msg appears card cannot be read....if u r thinking of using the video in HD,then think again, otherwise the camera is the best in this price..pictures r perfect and clear at night time too."
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