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NikonCoolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum)
 
4.4

(based on 133 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (71)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (100)
  • Good image quality (90)
  • Compact (89)
  • Nice body color (83)
  • Large clear LCD (80)

Cons

  • Limited zoom (21)
  • Lag / shutter delay (12)
  • No viewfinder (11)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Poor flash (7)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (101)
  • Travel (88)
  • Landscape/scenery (64)
  • Low light (51)
  • Sports/action (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (80), Photo enthusiast (35), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (78), Yes (36)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This product is fantastic!

I am very happy with this camera! I highly recommend this camera for a great point and shoot. It takes great pictures and has so many features to it. You can do so...Read complete review

I am very happy with this camera! I highly recommend this camera for a great point and shoot. It takes great pictures and has so many features to it. You can do so many things to the pictures before you even move them to the computer. Great buy! I bought this camera for our everyday family use and I love it. It is small and can fit in my pocket. The instruction booklet was very informative and I would buy this camera again!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lense Errors

This camera was great with taking pictures but I replaced my other Nikon coolpix camera with the S4000 due to a lense error, my friend also had the same problem with the older camera...Read complete review

This camera was great with taking pictures but I replaced my other Nikon coolpix camera with the S4000 due to a lense error, my friend also had the same problem with the older camera and so we both replaced them with this camera only to find out these both had lense errors as well only weeks after buying them.I take very good care of all my products, phone, iPod, camera etc. so when I experienced having to replace my camera twice after the same problem I'm not too thrilled. I won't be buying from Nikon any longer and I don't recommend the brand.

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4.0

Good camera, but can be finicky.

By Photo Phreak

from Hackensack, NJ

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Image Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

      The entire camera is touch screen, minus the on/off and the zoom. This can make it tricky to go back and forth between pictures, turn on/off the flash etc. Once I figured out that it came with a stylus, it made things a lot easier. The camera itself I do like a lot. Its very compact and takes really nice pictures. One other thing I REALLY like about it is that it keeps the picture you just took on the screen until you push a button to say that you're ready to take another picture. There's no more going back to check to see if you like it, it stays there on the screen. That is very convenient. I like the rechargeable battery and it lasts a good amount of time. As I mentioned in the title it can be a bit finicky about taking pictures, but I feel like that's the way all new cameras are. You have to push the button this long to focus, then to snap, etc. I don't have a problem with it, but my sister seemed to. Who knows.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 7
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      One of best handy cameras I've ever had

      By plazar

      from Warsaw, Poland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Flash
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

      It is very easy to use. Fast to turn on. Clear pictures. Good selection of additional functions. Quite good short movies in 720.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 9
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Useful point and shoot camera

      By Construction Professional

      from Central, PA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

          I use the camera for our site visit team. Potential projects and their job site are photographed. It is a pretty reasonable point and shoot for non-detailed shots.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Synonym : bang for your buck

          By Arun Srinivas

          from Irving, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

          Coolpix S4000 is so full of functionality and performance that it can have 'Value for your money' or 'bang for your buck' as its synonym in Thesaurus. The zoom is smooth and the wide-angle lens are so good for portraits. Although it is not great in capturing colors in naturally lit environment the sharpness is perfect.
          The lens is stable and had less shake errors when in full zoom. Iso400 was ok but it started to have more noise in 800.
          I would definitely recommend it for starters looking for point and shoot camera with such a good performance and a price tag that won't change much in your bank balance, I would say go and buy the camera when you are done reading this review.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 8
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Camera!

          By Project Coordinator Extrodinair

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

            I purchased this for a use in our Engineering Department in a Health Services organization. Our project manager's love the stylus for written notes, and audio notes, that can be added to images. Also the wide angle zoom and panaramic features are great for large constuction sites to help catch the full area.

            Fast shutter speed and crisp clear picture every time. Absolutly great camera for the money but note that the red color is not a true red, but more of a burgandy color.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very good features

            By Lizzie the Artist

            from Frankfort, KY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Lag / Shutter Delay

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

            I use this camera as a "carry with me everywhere for quick shots" camera. It is very good at that. It's also very nice to take pretty decent videos. I love the simplistic easy to use touch screen navigation that is still very powerful.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Very happy with the purchase

            By Tim

            from Athens, Ohio

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Short Lag Time
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

              I bought this refurbished unit at a great price. It had only a very minor scratch that is hardly noticeable. Big screen is very nice. Good picture quality. [...]Very happy wit the purchase.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              a tad disappointed

              By cbowlden

              from pacific northwest

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

              i was very thorough when looking through comments and reviews when i was looking for a camera. this one seemed to do very well in the comments area, but after using it i am frustrated with the touch screen. i have had issues with the touch screen ever since i got it. the picture quality is good and everything else is fine, but the touch screen is very frustrating.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 4
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              great camera

              By nutcase

              from new jersey

              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

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

              I find this to be very affordable and you get alot for your money!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Enjoy touch screen

              By Stan

              from Hoover,Al

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                I like the touch screen.
                I like the picture review with the touch screen.
                Would rather it came with a battery charger that did not need to be attached to camera while charging. Would make it easier to charge extra battery.

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

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                5.0

                Great!

                By C

                from Fort Collins, CO

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                  Coolpix S400, has a touch-screen, it is so easy to go menu. High quality, light weight, it works great!

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

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                  4.0

                  Amazing photos, great product

                  By Marciano

                  from Spain

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                    Light camera, great performance and long life batery charge

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 9
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love it[...]

                    By Aly

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                      I love this for a point-and-shoot. It's very fast and takes quality pictures.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I love it, it takes great pictures

                      By Mimmie

                      from Wrentham, MA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                        I love taking picture of my neice and nephews, also of my cats. What I like about this camera is that it fits great into my pocket when I'm on the go.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Excelant Camera. It is much like the S10

                        By John A

                        from Wenham, MA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • No Viewfinder

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                        I use this in still family shot, movies and out for birding. very nice

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        [...], excellent product!

                        By Alyssa

                        from Lincoln NE

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Lag / Shutter Delay
                        • Limited Zoom

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                        [...]

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Checking perfect moments of life.

                        By White.

                        from Brazil

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • Limited Zoom
                        • No cons up to now

                        Best Uses

                        • Multi Purpose

                        Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                        Fast and ease domain, pure image and a long-lasting battery.

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

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic Deal!

                        By Jay

                        from Edmonont

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Short Lag Time

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                          Good price and great camera

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 9
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          v-good

                          By zam618

                          from nj

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • No Viewfinder

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos

                          Comments about Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                          in tarvel and famely

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

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                          4.0

                          Great pictures for a small package!

                          By JER_Austin

                          from Austin, TX

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                          • Poor Image Stabilization

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Plum):

                          Great little pocket camera to have for the "on the go" individual with great resolution. Used in everyday situations to shoot family and friends and to use as a small compact instead of hauling my huge DSLR. Right out of the box the camera is extremely easy to use. No need to read manuals as it's quite easy to follow the on-screen menus. Flash is quite powerful for such a little camera and it produces crisp photos. The video feature needs some improvement but is overlooked as a trade-off for HD video. No stabilization feature so you need to have a steady hand when shooting video. Included software makes transferring to PC a breeze even a child can do it. Overall a great buy for the price.

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

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