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Nikon COOLPIX S01 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens (Red) by Review Summary ,  Sep 21, 2015

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Nikon COOLPIX S01 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens (Red)
Report Date: 10/29/2015
Based on 329 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 5.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit4.8   average
Video4.6   above average
Price4.4   average
Color4.3   average
Photo4.3   average
Size4.3   average
Quality3.8   below average
Battery3.7   above average
Screen3.6   average
Button3.5   above average
Image3.3   below average
Light3.3   below average
Memory3.1   below average
Speed2.4   mediocre
Shutter2.1   mediocre
Flash1.7   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"Downside the battery doesn't last long."
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"A drawback is that the battery is part of the camera itself and has to be recharged plugged into the computer, rather than carrying an extra replacement battery for long trips."
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"I also started having a problem with the battery not charging, even though I would leave plugged in for several hours."
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"In order to achieve decent battery life from a very small battery, they compromised on the power of the flash and how often it is used."
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"Excellent entry level camera, good battery life, durable."
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"I LOVE that you recharge the battery instead of replacing them all the time! "
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"It's so tiny and fun, and needs no batteries."
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"It's great that it saves money on batteries, but the internal battery dies before the camera is filled with pictures and before trips are over."
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Button

Button:
"There was a long pause after you hit the shutter button before the photo was taken, so you pretty much missed the moment each time."
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"If she tries to use her left hand, her finger cannot reach the shutter button without obstructing good portion of the viewing screen."
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"Coolpix SO1 +:Small sizeFairly decent shotsDisplays shutter speed and f-stop (but no control over them)Coolpix SO1 -:Hate touch screen - nothing happens when I press the flash sign on screen bottom left(So have to hit the home button)Hate that there's no flash-off memory, so every time I turn it on again, I have to re-set the flashNo ISO, WB controlDelete button hard to findBUT still a good small cameraTo all the people who love shooting with smartphones, try this: the EV+ - is goodAnd it has optical zoom"
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"10.1 MP, no card but holds over 3,000 pictures in it, has a power button, zoom slider, picture button, pictures display button and thats pretty much it."
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"It is small and stylish and takes really great pictures if you use the button and not the touch screen."
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"There was a long pause after you hit the shutter button before the photo was taken, so you pretty much missed the moment each time."
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"I would recommend that folks make use of the button rather that the touch-screen shutter release (and believe the latter may be the reason for some of the blurry photo comments)."
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Color

Color:
"i end uo selling it it was cute but not the best quality the best thin it was the color!"
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"I like the size and the color, but the pictures quality is not so good."
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"The color quality is good, the sharpness of the pix is good in variable light on the automatic mode, and can be set for more or less exposure manually."
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"The color Red is great for me and the camera works well."
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"THE PRICE IS PERFECT AND THE COLOR IS AWESOME."
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"Same horrible photo quality, but the winning features for our 4-year-old daughter: hot pink color, adorable size for little fingers, and fun features she can navigate."
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"It is incredibly small, sleek, and comes in a variety of colors."
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Fit

Fit:
"My best little pocket camera I own but also the only one, I'm pleased with the quality of the photos it takes (not as good as my P100 or P50) but considering the small size and price they are very good, user friendly, great looking and feel, easily fits in my shirt pocket, I do have a problem opening the access cover to the usb connection."
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"It takes nice pictures and fits in my pocket."
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"It will fit easily in small pockets, which is great."
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"Takes really good pictures and is small enough to fit in your pocket."
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"Its great just to have something to take a picture with as it fits nice in your pocket Dont expect much from the picture."
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"fits in my purse and pocket , my daughter can hold it comfortably and takes very nice pictures and videos!"
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Flash

Flash:
"Slow focus and shutter speed, woefully inadequate flash, blurry pics unless in good light."
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"It is better than nothing but it had a weak flash and a limited focus."
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"The flash is not very good at a far distance, so stay close to your subject when a flash is desired."
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"I also might add that the flash is not phenomenal, and the zoom is only a little better than a cell phone camera zoom, but both work well enough."
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"In order to achieve decent battery life from a very small battery, they compromised on the power of the flash and how often it is used."
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"Why...because the flash is weak (because of petite size) and slower speeds means shaking."
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"Slow focus and shutter speed, woefully inadequate flash, blurry pics unless in good light."
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"The flash is only good for close up pics."
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"It's much better-more zoom, different settings, decent flash, and I got some great action shots."
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"The pictures are clear and a built in flash in a camera this small is nice"
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"Downside is a weak flash which frankly is pretty useless (unless you get within 3 feet of your subject), and poor depth of field which limits sharpness on those landscape shots."
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Image

Image:
"The only complaint I have is that there is no way to transfer images from this to my iPad."
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"So far the only complaint is that the included photo editing software NX2 requires OS 10.7 or higher."
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"Slow focus and shutter speed, woefully inadequate flash, blurry pics unless in good light."
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"Same horrible photo quality, but the winning features for our 4-year-old daughter: hot pink color, adorable size for little fingers, and fun features she can navigate."
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"I have not yet been able to upload images, or to install the proprietary software that's supposed to make uploading images easier."
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"There was a long pause after you hit the shutter button before the photo was taken, so you pretty much missed the moment each time."
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"takes great pics"
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"Once they are settled in, I'll give them some photo missions to complete and we can all have fun comparing the results and I'll show them other ways to accomplish their goals."
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"Slow focus and shutter speed, woefully inadequate flash, blurry pics unless in good light."
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"Still, like every Nikon I've ever owned, it takes great pics and is as convenient as it gets."
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"It takes great pics & videos!"
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Light

Light:
"Even in natural light they didn't look good."
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"It is terrible in low light, my cellphone camera is actually better."
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"Its only real downside is it Doesn't shoot well in lower light, if you haveadequate light, it's a winner."
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"This camera has a very poor sensor that takes terrible pictures in low light and bad to middling in good."
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"Really useful because its is small, light and the photos dtill have a really good quality."
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"The color quality is good, the sharpness of the pix is good in variable light on the automatic mode, and can be set for more or less exposure manually."
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"Slow focus and shutter speed, woefully inadequate flash, blurry pics unless in good light."
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"In good light , the camera takes great pics."
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"For a point and shoot camera, it does well in low light and even with moving objects."
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Memory

Memory:
"the internal memory is not how i was expecting, i am able to take around 60 pictures only."
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"The only thing I didnt like was that it does not use a memory card and I find it annoying to have to connect a cord to my computer."
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"I have more than my share of cameras, my big disappointment with this is that it is all internal memory, I can't remove a card and transfer to my computer or ipad, I have to wire it to the computer to transfer."
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"I found it negative since I couldn't just pull out the memory and plug it into my card reader."
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"Coolpix SO1 +:Small sizeFairly decent shotsDisplays shutter speed and f-stop (but no control over them)Coolpix SO1 -:Hate touch screen - nothing happens when I press the flash sign on screen bottom left(So have to hit the home button)Hate that there's no flash-off memory, so every time I turn it on again, I have to re-set the flashNo ISO, WB controlDelete button hard to findBUT still a good small cameraTo all the people who love shooting with smartphones, try this: the EV+ - is goodAnd it has optical zoom"
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"Good memory, can be use all day without recharge, so small and cute."
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"best thing is no memory cards! "
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"This camera is perfect for those moments and memories you don't want to miss!"
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"I found that this camera is really nice quality for the price and the fact that I didn't have to purchase a separate memory card is excellent!"
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"But the memory included is acceptable, allowing for ....well, I haven't filled it up yet."
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Photo

Photo:
"It was hard to handle because it was almost too small and the photos (especially indoors) were grainy."
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"I am very disappointed as it is very poor with any moving images, my photos of a parade were all smears."
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"I am surprised by all the glowing reviews for this camera and wonder if those people are just used to taking crappy photos all the time."
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"It was very dissapointing that I relied on this camera for all my Christmas day photos."
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"I got really sick of the iphone camera's crappy photos at night- the red eye issues and lack of clarity were annoying."
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"My best little pocket camera I own but also the only one, I'm pleased with the quality of the photos it takes (not as good as my P100 or P50) but considering the small size and price they are very good, user friendly, great looking and feel, easily fits in my shirt pocket, I do have a problem opening the access cover to the usb connection."
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"pocket size and good photos"
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"Below are the pictures I got with it and as you can see even though its mini it takes amazing photos! "
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"The small size is just perfect although sometimes some photos will come out askew."
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"This isn't much of an issue for me as I love taking multiple photos during trips and special occasions."
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"Very difficult to get clear photos unless you are outside in full sunlight."
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Price

Price:
"Disappointed that I wasted the money on it"
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"I really didnt know if this little camera would be a good as they say, but for the price i got it for from amazon i couldnt go wrong....Now i take it everywhere i go i love this little camera and so does everyone else.....because of its size it wont be long till i lose it..."
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"My best little pocket camera I own but also the only one, I'm pleased with the quality of the photos it takes (not as good as my P100 or P50) but considering the small size and price they are very good, user friendly, great looking and feel, easily fits in my shirt pocket, I do have a problem opening the access cover to the usb connection."
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"Great price to for a Nikon"
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"Good price and product"
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"For the price, it was a Good Buy."
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"Reasonable price...good buy! "
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"THE PRICE IS PERFECT AND THE COLOR IS AWESOME."
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Quality

Quality:
"Amazon only covers the product for 30 days, so I am out $70 :( Beware buying this low quality product..."
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"nice size but the picture quality is not amazing"
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"i end uo selling it it was cute but not the best quality the best thin it was the color!"
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"I like the size and the color, but the pictures quality is not so good."
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"Same horrible photo quality, but the winning features for our 4-year-old daughter: hot pink color, adorable size for little fingers, and fun features she can navigate."
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"The quality certainly isn't EXCELLENT, but better than you might expect from a toy-sized camera."
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"Handy and adorable - Pictures of good quality and easily carried anywhere."
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"Really useful because its is small, light and the photos dtill have a really good quality."
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"The picture quality is decent too."
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"The color quality is good, the sharpness of the pix is good in variable light on the automatic mode, and can be set for more or less exposure manually."
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"The picture quality is very good for the size."
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Quick

Quick:
"I bought the refurbished model and am pleased with the low cost and quick delivery."
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"It's great for quick snapshots."
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"For quick snap shots at parties it is great."
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"I could carry it in the palm of my hand, and take quick shots even while walking, and some of those were sharp and clear, much to my surprise."
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"The picture quality is good and it is perfect for a quick vacation."
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Screen

Screen:
"Although many people may complain of the lack of removable media and the non-responsive touch screen I think that even taking those criticisms into account this is still a worthwhile purchase for people who want a quick little camera they can take anywhere."
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"The touch screen is a little (and I mean just barely) unresponsive."
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"If she tries to use her left hand, her finger cannot reach the shutter button without obstructing good portion of the viewing screen."
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"I think others had problems because they were using the touch screen to take pics."
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"Coolpix SO1 +:Small sizeFairly decent shotsDisplays shutter speed and f-stop (but no control over them)Coolpix SO1 -:Hate touch screen - nothing happens when I press the flash sign on screen bottom left(So have to hit the home button)Hate that there's no flash-off memory, so every time I turn it on again, I have to re-set the flashNo ISO, WB controlDelete button hard to findBUT still a good small cameraTo all the people who love shooting with smartphones, try this: the EV+ - is goodAnd it has optical zoom"
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"Its a touch screen camera and handles well when being touched when going through the prompts."
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"Some of the pix that looked clear on the small camera screen were less sharp once uploaded, but most were crisp, including those of my dog w a micro attention span for pix."
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"The touch screen is responsive but I chose to buy a stylus for ease of use and to keep my finger prints off of the screen."
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"I recommend using a plastic screen protector (less that $3.00) and keeping the camera in a leather case (mine was $3.00 new) so the camera doesn't become scratched in your pocket."
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Shutter

Shutter:
"Automatic shutter speed is S. L. O. W, so not so good for capturing the moment if the moment moves."
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"Shutter lag is a big problem."
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"Slow focus and shutter speed, woefully inadequate flash, blurry pics unless in good light."
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"I read several peoples complaints about slow shutter speed and blurry images, but can honestly say that I've not experienced any of those issues."
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"If she tries to use her left hand, her finger cannot reach the shutter button without obstructing good portion of the viewing screen."
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"The shutter would stick and this problem also made it so the lens would not open."
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"The flash sometimes comes on, but not always when it is needed, and the shutter performance is painstakingly slow as well."
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"There was a long pause after you hit the shutter button before the photo was taken, so you pretty much missed the moment each time."
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"I recommend using shutter button though."
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"Coolpix SO1 +:Small sizeFairly decent shotsDisplays shutter speed and f-stop (but no control over them)Coolpix SO1 -:Hate touch screen - nothing happens when I press the flash sign on screen bottom left(So have to hit the home button)Hate that there's no flash-off memory, so every time I turn it on again, I have to re-set the flashNo ISO, WB controlDelete button hard to findBUT still a good small cameraTo all the people who love shooting with smartphones, try this: the EV+ - is goodAnd it has optical zoom"
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"But, it has quite a lot of shutter lag and so the best ones get away."
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Size

Size:
"So small I would be scared to drop it, but very durable thats for sure."
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"nice size but the picture quality is not amazing"
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"Size i. e. s wonderful but don't expect the best pictures."
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"I like the size and the color, but the pictures quality is not so good."
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"Perfect size for many hidden or candid shots."
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"So disappointed just wanted to small easy camera and all i got was a small paperweight."
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"pocket size and good photos"
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"this camera is really adorable but frankly is too small and you truly can misplace it easily."
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"So small I would be scared to drop it, but very durable thats for sure."
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"The small size is just perfect although sometimes some photos will come out askew."
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Speed

Speed:
"Automatic shutter speed is S. L. O. W, so not so good for capturing the moment if the moment moves."
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"Slow focus and shutter speed, woefully inadequate flash, blurry pics unless in good light."
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"I read several peoples complaints about slow shutter speed and blurry images, but can honestly say that I've not experienced any of those issues."
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"Why...because the flash is weak (because of petite size) and slower speeds means shaking."
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"Company and Amazon did a good job getting me a fast refund though."
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"FAST shipping, great product!"
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"The flash sometimes comes on, but not always when it is needed, and the shutter performance is painstakingly slow as well."
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"This camera would be fantastic for fast pictures."
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"Nikon COOLPIX S01 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Zoom,the camera is small and good function,capture picture is fast and good focus."
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Video

Video:
"Not the greatest at videos."
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"Even the video was really bad and the zoom was horrible!"
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"Takes wonderful pictures and movies which you will see below."
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"The pictures taken are amazing, the videos are HD 720P which is pretty epic."
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"The pictures are sometimes clear, sometimes a bit grainy (could be because they aren't holding them still all the time) and they liked taking videos on it (it picks up sound too)."
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"fits in my purse and pocket , my daughter can hold it comfortably and takes very nice pictures and videos!"
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"The video quality and picture quality is amazing."
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