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NikonCoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

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    (5)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Large clear LCD (14)
  • Compact (13)
  • Good image quality (13)
  • Image stabilization (13)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (18)
  • Travel (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (11)
  • Low light (11)
  • Sports/action (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sweet camera!

Easiest camera I have ever used. Although it lacks a remote like my older one so far I am a fan of this model. I purchased this one over the 570 for the subject...Read complete review

Easiest camera I have ever used. Although it lacks a remote like my older one so far I am a fan of this model. I purchased this one over the 570 for the subject tracking because I take a lot of moving photos. So far I have nothing to complain about. Buttons are easy, modes are easy, movie easy, plug and play. Wish it would have come with a battery dock to, but I purchased on in parts (ie. dock and cord separately) on another website and saved a ton of money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Terrible camera

Camera was as advertised extremely fast--little or no shutter lag. However picture resolution was poor and not clear. No setting would improve image quality. Severe purple fringing in low ligts. What...Read complete review

Camera was as advertised extremely fast--little or no shutter lag. However picture resolution was poor and not clear. No setting would improve image quality. Severe purple fringing in low ligts. What a disappointment!

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4.0

Pocket sized and great

By Murphy

from Brookline, NH

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Red):

    This is a great little camera for a first digital camera. I have been wanting to get one, but wasn't sure which one to choose. I am glad I got the Coolpix S640.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Simple enough for my 8 year old to use

    By Just a dad

    from Fenton, Michigan

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Pink):

      My daughter was able to pick up this camera and start using it right away. When I showed her where the zoom control was she said that she was looking for it. She understands the basic control without any instructions from me.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Very pleased with the performance

      By Robert

      from Indianapolis

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Short lag time is best fe

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Pink):

          Small but powerful
          Works well outdoors in full sun and cloudy situations.
          Flash was powerful enough to capture action photos indoors

          Manual is confusing but design of camera is excellent and connection options to computer are varied.

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          5.0

          It's a great camera!

          By Sakamoto

          from Wayne, NJ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black):

            I am completely satisfied.

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            5.0

            Fantastic Little Camera

            By aja

            from NYC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • GREAT PICTURE QUALITY
            • Long Battery life
            • Looks Great
            • Nice Body Color
            • Nice Design
            • QUICK START UP
            • Short Lag Time

            Cons

            • Short flash range

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night scenes with tripod
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black):

            I liked everything about this camera. sharp lens, has face tracking mode, quick to focus, great in low light, superb in night photography, price is right and small enough to fit comfortably in my coat pocket. I have black and it's BEAUTIFUL! There is a short lag time in between shots. And the flash has a short range. [...]

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            5.0

            Sweet camera!

            By Adam

            from Great Falls, MT

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No flash photos blurry

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black):

            Easiest camera I have ever used. Although it lacks a remote like my older one so far I am a fan of this model. I purchased this one over the 570 for the subject tracking because I take a lot of moving photos. So far I have nothing to complain about. Buttons are easy, modes are easy, movie easy, plug and play. Wish it would have come with a battery dock to, but I purchased on in parts (ie. dock and cord separately) on another website and saved a ton of money.

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            4.0

            The best Point and shoot Nikon makes

            By eped

            from NYC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black):

            I use my coolpix when I don't feel like lugging my Nikon DSLR around. The image quality is superb and it works great in low lighting situations such as concerts when you don't want the flash to go off. The biggest draw back is it takes a little time to turn on.

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            4.0

            Great Buy!

            By Kate O

            from NY, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Short Lag Time

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder
            • Poor Image Stabilization

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black):

            I bought this camera specifically for a trip out to Utah skiing. Has a "panoramic assist" setting for landscape, plus blink control for portraits. Sharp pictures, plus a very quick shutter which helps a lot. Settings can get tricky with the flash, but its just a learning curve with the camera. Overall a great point and shoot.

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            5.0

            Full featured, easy to use camera

            By AcePics

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black):

              My hands shake quite a bit and this camera doesn't let that show. Pictures are clear and it's easy to use. The battery life has been great as well.

              The subject tracking is a great feature as well.

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              5.0

              Excellent, fast, great for kids

              By caskey

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos

                Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Pink):

                A bit quirky on recharge, it's not always easy to tell if it is charging or not.

                We use it for snapshots of the kids, it was great for the holidays and very reliable. Low light handling and manual shutter speed override could be better. There's also no easy way to put everything back to 'auto' mode when you're done fiddling with things.

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                4.0

                Quit ready to shoot

                By Loving life

                from Columbus, Ohio

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good in Low Light
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light

                  Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Red):

                  Got this for my wife who is not camera savvy. She like it because it is simple and easy to use. Takes very good pictures, is light and small. Everything she wanted in a camera. (I would have liked to see some more fun photo options, but the camera wasn't for me :-)

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                  5.0

                  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this camera!!

                  By Ethan's Mom

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video

                    Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (White):

                    I have been thru 3 cameras so far simply in search of a "mommy" camera. This takes shots no matter how fast he's going, how dark it is, etc. Though not the least expensive camera I've owned ~ by far the BEST. To all the parents out there that just can't seem to get a clear "shot" of their kiddos, this IS the camera for you!!! Oh, and the video quality is much better than I had anticipated.

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                    5.0

                    Big things come in little packages

                    By jdjcjsansom

                    from Texas

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (White):

                      This is a great little camera. Very compact and easy to use.

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                      4.0

                      Coolpix S640 Digital Camera

                      By Sam the beginner

                      from Georgia

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black):

                      I am a beginner photographer, and as so have found the Nikon Coolpix S640 to be of great quality compact camera that is easy to use, and takes great quality pictures, and can be found at a very reasonable price.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent product!

                      By VAMom

                      from Springfield, VA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Red):

                      Product lives up to expectations. Great shutter speed and fantastic auto focus features. Lightweight and fits well in purse or pocket. Takes awesome pictures of quick moving objects.

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                      5.0

                      Great camera!

                      By tinytiger

                      from Buena Park, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Red):

                        The menus are easy to access which makes changing settings fast when you need to take different pictures.
                        The macro mode is awesome for close-ups of plants and flowers, etc.
                        The zoom is ok but the images do get a little distorted.
                        Sometimes there is a slight delay for the camera to save a pic at high resolution.

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                        5.0

                        It is a perfect gift for my wife

                        By Papa

                        from Mission Viejo, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Travel

                          Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Pink):

                          My wife has a Nikon Coolpix L14 for two years and she was looking for a more upgraded repalcement for L14. This S640 is a perfect camera for her. She is having a fun with it.

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                          1.0

                          Terrible camera

                          By poodle lady

                          from Spotsylvania, VA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Short Lag Time
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Poor Image Quality

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel

                          Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Red):

                          Camera was as advertised extremely fast--little or no shutter lag. However picture resolution was poor and not clear. No setting would improve image quality. Severe purple fringing in low ligts. What a disappointment!

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                          5.0

                          Awesome Camera

                          By r1byker

                          from Clayton, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Bright LCD
                          • Comfortable Controls
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Easy to Keep Clean
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Fun
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Travel

                            Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Red):

                            The camera arrived on a Monday and I left the following Friday for Africa. It's small and light enough to fit into a shirt pocket, where I usually kept it. It takes great pictures with rich colors. It's also pretty sturdy; I dropped it a couple times and it still worked fine. The rechargeable battery lasted all day.
                            I am pleased with how fast it turns on and processes pictures. Would I buy another one? In a heartbeat.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent, compact camera

                            By Katie

                            from Thailand

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clarity
                            • Compact
                            • Macro focus
                            • Movie

                            Cons

                            • Slow start up

                            Best Uses

                            • traveling

                            Comments about CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Pink):

                            This camera is extremely portable and user-friendly. It also takes high quality pictures and great movies. My favorite features include the macro focus, movie capabilities, and excellent photo quality.

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