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Nikon Coolpix S230 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 3 inch Touch Panel LCD (Night Blue) by Review Summary ,  Aug 2, 2015

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Nikon Coolpix S230 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom and 3 inch Touch Panel LCD (Night Blue)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 137 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.5
Returned or considering to return: 10.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Photo4.6   above average
Price4.4   average
Screen3.8   average
Image2.9   mediocre
Quality2.9   mediocre
Lens1.9   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"The only drawback is that it uses a specialized battery rather than double A ones."
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"Also don't like that this camera has a rechargeable battery--can be inconvenient when traveling or at long events when a power outlet is not an option."
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"The removable battery is rechargeable and pictures are easily transferred to your computer or printer."
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"BADNo USB port for chargingfragile touch screen, 2 foot drop onto tile broke minegrainy indoor pics out of flash rangeGOODSmall, great cam for outdoor picsexternal battery chargerinexpensive SDHC cardlarge touch screen has good menuBought this as a replacement for a Sony DSC-1 which we loved but lost on a bus."
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"Along with a 16gb SD card and a couple of extra batteries, I was able to take thousands of pictures a day, 95% of them perfect!"
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"I've gotten two more coolpix since then, and love having camera's that I can interchange SD cards and batteries on! "
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"Included in the package was battery, charger, usb and clear instructions."
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Color

Color:
"My biggest complaint are the colors are off."
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"The touchscreen is cool, the color is nice but the quality of the pictures is horrible."
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"Fireworks over the castle were stunning, the vivid colors of the parades were great and the Magic was all caught."
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"Mine are sharp and clear with beautiful color and light balance."
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"The pictures are almost perfect and I love the color and touch pad."
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"I am in love with the color and overall sleek feel and look."
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"The plum color is beautiful, it is sleek, thin, lightweight and looks perfect."
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Image

Image:
"You can see the horrible effect the sun has on the image."
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"BADNo USB port for chargingfragile touch screen, 2 foot drop onto tile broke minegrainy indoor pics out of flash rangeGOODSmall, great cam for outdoor picsexternal battery chargerinexpensive SDHC cardlarge touch screen has good menuBought this as a replacement for a Sony DSC-1 which we loved but lost on a bus."
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"As other reviewers stated, outdoor snaps in bright light seem to fare acceptably, however almost every other lighting condition fails miserably to produce a photo that is not blurry or has low muddy contrast."
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"I was very disappointed with the photo quality of this camera."
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"I own Nikon DSLR and yes S230 camera won't produce as nice of a quality pics as my DSLR, but my DSLR won't fit in my pocket and much more expensive."
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"I tried taking pictures on each of the scene settings, and still found that the image quality was terrible (some worse than others)."
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"Photo quality could be improved, but the camera is very well."
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"I LOVE IT WORKED BEAUTIFULLY TOOK GREAT PICS AND STILL DOES WORKED JUST LIKE THEY SAID IT WOULD! "
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"BADNo USB port for chargingfragile touch screen, 2 foot drop onto tile broke minegrainy indoor pics out of flash rangeGOODSmall, great cam for outdoor picsexternal battery chargerinexpensive SDHC cardlarge touch screen has good menuBought this as a replacement for a Sony DSC-1 which we loved but lost on a bus."
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"OK, well move on..Started snapping pics."
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"we have had it for 2 years now without a problem and it takes great pics."
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Lens

Lens:
"I had a camera exactly like this one, and just dropped it recently and broke the lens."
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"I was apprehensive buying a telescoping lens camera as I have heard so much about these lenses jamming or malfunctioning but the price was great and Nikon is a good brand name."
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"He took less than 100 photos within the first month of using the camera and it stopped working because of a LENS ERROR two days before he was leaving for a trip to Italy!"
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"I had to send it back to the manufacturer twice because of a lens error."
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"However, this time it not only read lens error but also made a buzzing beeping noise as the lens went in and out."
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"Then five months went by and I tried to turn on but it kept saying lens error."
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"There was a few scratches around the lens and corners..other then that it takes good pictures"
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"I was apprehensive buying a telescoping lens camera as I have heard so much about these lenses jamming or malfunctioning but the price was great and Nikon is a good brand name."
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"While Nikon still produces some of the best cameras and lens systems in the world, my next point and shoot will be a Canon."
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"I picked this camera up for 200.00 and I feel its a good value for that price with the touchscreen, rechargeable battery, good lens and solid build quality."
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"It is small, has a decent lens with a rechargeable battery and takes SDHC memory which allows larger capacity SD memory cards."
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Photo

Photo:
"It seems many are reporting grainy photos or problems with image quality."
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"I have captured each of my grandchildren for the last two years from birth and the photos are excellent."
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"Well, there is no scene for I'm just shooting photos indoors, that's called auto mode."
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"This camara is easy, fast and takes great photos for the low cost."
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"Excelent Camera, for those who said grainy photos...... just take the camera, select ISO 200 and thats it.... excelent photo quality, easy to use."
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"That will give this camera the ability to take well over 500 photos."
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Price

Price:
"I was apprehensive buying a telescoping lens camera as I have heard so much about these lenses jamming or malfunctioning but the price was great and Nikon is a good brand name."
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"People complained how cheap that is... but it makes the camera nice, and light-weight!"
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"I was apprehensive buying a telescoping lens camera as I have heard so much about these lenses jamming or malfunctioning but the price was great and Nikon is a good brand name."
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"It's a good camera for the price (when my family member bought hers it was $130 I believe, for $100 it's a fair price)."
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"Picture quality is great, 3x zoom is better than any the previous digital cameras i've owned and, given its diversity, it's good value for money."
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"This is a great camera with excellent picture quality, especially for the price."
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"I love taking pictures, and have an SLR digital camera, but was looking for a small, easy to transport camera that still took good quality pictures, but still at an affordable price."
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Quality

Quality:
"I was very disappointed with the photo quality of this camera."
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"Does not take good pictures indoors (about cell phone quality and not the iphone, which blows this camera away!"
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"The quality of the picture (in whatever mode it is) is the worst."
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"I own Nikon DSLR and yes S230 camera won't produce as nice of a quality pics as my DSLR, but my DSLR won't fit in my pocket and much more expensive."
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"The picture quality was not good at all."
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"As soon as receive that item, I try to use that camera but it's quality is too poor, so, I disappointed about Nikon camera and I never again buy this brand camera."
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"Photo quality could be improved, but the camera is very well."
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"As for the HD quality of the video, it's as good (or better) than most video cameras I have used, Plug it in to the USB port or pop out the SD card and it is ready to download your pix."
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"Outdoors the picture quality improves, but only in good sun light."
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"I will say that the video quality is decent, and that's the reason that I gave this 2 stars instead of 1."
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"You can print up to 16X20 and still get a good quality."
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Screen

Screen:
"As for durability, The case is plastic and the chassis seems to be metal as there is some weight to it, but I dropped it from literally 2 feet off my lap to a tiled floor and sure enough I cracked the touch screen overlay, rendering it stuck on the last mode it was in as the touch screen is now unresponsive, its done."
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"BADNo USB port for chargingfragile touch screen, 2 foot drop onto tile broke minegrainy indoor pics out of flash rangeGOODSmall, great cam for outdoor picsexternal battery chargerinexpensive SDHC cardlarge touch screen has good menuBought this as a replacement for a Sony DSC-1 which we loved but lost on a bus."
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"If a camera cannot take good pictures, other features like touch screen does not matter."
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"The touch screen is confusing."
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"Her eyesight isn't great, so the huge screen helps her see what she's shooting, and the touchscreen makes navigating the controls simple too."
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"My only complaint is trying to see the screen in bright sun or underwater -- wish it had a small viewfinder, but guess that's a thing of the past."
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"BADNo USB port for chargingfragile touch screen, 2 foot drop onto tile broke minegrainy indoor pics out of flash rangeGOODSmall, great cam for outdoor picsexternal battery chargerinexpensive SDHC cardlarge touch screen has good menuBought this as a replacement for a Sony DSC-1 which we loved but lost on a bus."
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"OK, so it was only $60 off a surplus web site and it did have that cool touch screen so I think as bad as it is, its actually pretty good for $60."
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"The stylus makes using the touch screen bearable as your big fingers are pretty clunky on that little 3 inch screen."
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"I was happy with this one until it got a crack in the screen."
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