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NikonCOOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (White)
 
4.2

(based on 24 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (14)

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    (1)

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    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Compact (18)
  • Good image quality (12)
  • Nice body color (12)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)

Cons

  • Poor flash (5)
  • Lag / shutter delay (4)
  • No viewfinder (4)
  • Limited zoom (3)
  • No image stabilization (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (12)
  • Travel (12)
  • Weddings (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty Cool in White

This camera is a very tiny basic point & shoot 10MP digital camera which is perfect for anyone who prefers something as small and light as nearly possible without a lot of unnecessary frills...Read complete review

This camera is a very tiny basic point & shoot 10MP digital camera which is perfect for anyone who prefers something as small and light as nearly possible without a lot of unnecessary frills even though it does have a few frills anyway like different fun filter effects. The image quality is mostly very good to excellent except I did notice some blurring in the corners and edges on some shots but not all, so maybe it was too slow of a shutter speed for that shot. It would not be fair to expect the image quality to be as good as that of more expensive digital cameras, Nikon or otherwise. The battery is built in, so if it ever fails to take a charge you would most likely need to buy another camera. On the plus side; the battery recharges from the USB port connected to your computer after an initial charge from the more conventional AC power charger which is included. It also does not have a memory card but only internal memory of approximately 7.3GB. This could be a minor drawback at times. Any of the setbacks this camera may have are more than compensated by its tiny size and ease of use. And even though I don't understand why it is not available in black (at least in the USA) it looks pretty cool in white, especially in a Northeast Winter!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Quite Sure Why I Bought This

I was intreagued by the samll sixe of this camera, but now do not think that it has enough advatnages over the camera in my cell hone to warrent a separate purchase. If you...Read complete review

I was intreagued by the samll sixe of this camera, but now do not think that it has enough advatnages over the camera in my cell hone to warrent a separate purchase. If you don't have a phone with a camera, this would be very useful. Otherwise, think carefuly.

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4.0

Nikon Digital Camera

By Tom the teacher

from Fargo, ND

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (White):

      This is a great camera, small but effective. The camera need to be recharged to begin, but then it takes excellent photos and they download in a snap. The price was great at $.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      so far so good

      By smithshot

      from atlanta ga

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Poor Flash

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Out Doors In Good Light

      Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Red):

      purchased for my 10 year old daughter, so far so good

      i didn't realize it was this small, its about the size of a credit card.

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      5.0

      Small but effective

      By TX51

      from Converse, Texas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Red):

        I use this camera as an all-purpose everyday camera, keeping it in my backpack. It's so small that I can almost put it on my keyring.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        not your typical point and shoot

        By ex film

        from san Jose CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder
        • Poor Image Stabilization

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Silver):

        A small camera that's handy, sturdy, easy to use, and capable of excellent pictures. Lacking shutter control, diaphragm, viewfinder and sensor gain control, this is not a traditional camera. I like the way the lens disappears inside the body for transport, logical layout, positive mechanical controls, and intelligent design. The optical system, while not attempting too much, manages to get quite a lot of information onto the tiny sensor. Uploaded into a computer the image size is large enough to produce quality 8 by 10 prints at 300 lines per inch, or drive a 1920 by 1200 pixel display. All Photoshop controls work.

        There are drawbacks: the extreme edges of the image are somewhat fuzzy, decreasing with longer focal length; focusing becomes more accurate with increasing light and contrast; the touch controls become increasingly recalcitrant with decreasing battery power; and the image quality improves drastically with more light. These reservations, while annoying, are not crucial for general pictorial photography.

        The worst flaw is the viewing screen which can wash out completely in bright sunlight, exactly when the optical system produces it's best results. It's strength is it's honesty. It looks like what it is, a sophisticated instrument for acquiring and storing images, not an ersatz 35 mm camera or a dumbed down smart phone. When used within it's limits it is a delight.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Very Good Camera

        By BillyBoy123

        from North Port, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Travel

          Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Silver):

          Very easy to use. Pictures are very good for small camera.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great little point and shoot

          By Nance

          from Meriden, Ct

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • Poor Flash

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (White):

          This a nice little camera that can be stashed and taken any where. Is great for indoor photos at a party or outside at the park. I have used it in a moving vehicle, and photos are pretty clear. Flash has its distance limitation so is not an outside night time camera. Of course it has its limitation because it is a point and shoot camera, but overall it takes really good photos.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          COOLPIX

          By dashaner

          from Meridian ID

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Hard On The Eyes

            Best Uses

            • Easy to carry around

            Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (White):

            Every day - in the purse camera. Small, efficient!Little hard to focus with bad eyes :-)

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

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            5.0

            Love it

            By M

            from Chandler, AZ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Pink):

                So small! Great to take with you and pictures are descent for the size of the camera. Would recommend:)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Keep your smartphone camera!

                By Judo

                from Cape Coral, Florida

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Poor Image Quality
                • Poor Image Stabilization

                Best Uses

                • Portrait With Flash Sunn

                Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Red):

                Very small and portable camera but this time Nikon did not deliver a quality product.
                The main issue is the poor quality of the images, probably because there is no option to control the ISO or white balance.
                Auto flash doesn't fire all the time when it is needed, but the ISO does increase causing a very noisy image.
                Auto focus isn't accurate, causing a lag trying to focus.
                If you going to take pictures with flash ON and in a close range, or in a sunny day, the images are generally acceptable.

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

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                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Zoomer

                from Monterey CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                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

                    Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (White):

                    I use this camera daily to record information, events, people and things. It is like my digital diary and I have a log of every thing I need and like they say a picture is worth a 1000 words and there are no mistakes. I log our vehicles of which there are 177 and the VIN #s pictures of the trucks drivers and equipment. Saves me lots of time writing all the information. The pictures are excellent and it's so easy to use and I love that I can hardly tell it's always in my pocket.

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

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                    4.0

                    Prefect for kids!

                    By PhotoBND.OR

                    from Bend, OR

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Color Variety
                    • Durable Construction
                    • Easy To Open/Close

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Presentations
                      • School

                      Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Pink):

                      Got this as a Christmas gift for my 11 year old niece and it is prefect for her. No SD card so there's nothing to lose and with 8gbs of storage you don't really need one. This is a great little camera for kids of if you need a convenient point and shoot to carry around in your pocket or purse. There's not many bells and whistles with this one but there's lots of editing software out there to spice up any photo you take. I will admit that the photo quality isn't spectacular but still very good for such a compact camera.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      SO HANDY

                      By Rickie the camera nut

                      from Boulder, Colorado

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Red):

                      I now have no excuse for not capturing the photos that come up unexpectedly because the SO1 is so small it fits into my smallest bag or pocket. I am never without a camera and it takes great pictures.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 10
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Similar:
                      • Sony Nex 7

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Pretty Cool in White

                      By Mike

                      from Southington, CT

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Internal Memory Only

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (White):

                      This camera is a very tiny basic point & shoot 10MP digital camera which is perfect for anyone who prefers something as small and light as nearly possible without a lot of unnecessary frills even though it does have a few frills anyway like different fun filter effects. The image quality is mostly very good to excellent except I did notice some blurring in the corners and edges on some shots but not all, so maybe it was too slow of a shutter speed for that shot. It would not be fair to expect the image quality to be as good as that of more expensive digital cameras, Nikon or otherwise. The battery is built in, so if it ever fails to take a charge you would most likely need to buy another camera. On the plus side; the battery recharges from the USB port connected to your computer after an initial charge from the more conventional AC power charger which is included. It also does not have a memory card but only internal memory of approximately 7.3GB. This could be a minor drawback at times. Any of the setbacks this camera may have are more than compensated by its tiny size and ease of use. And even though I don't understand why it is not available in black (at least in the USA) it looks pretty cool in white, especially in a Northeast Winter!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Every Day Camera

                      By Talca

                      from Washington D.C.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Silver):

                      This is a fun little carry everywhere camera, I have SLRs that a big and heavy but with this tiny camera it is super easy to put in your pocket and go, especially at parties or going out.

                      The touch screen in the back is nice, but it took me a while to get use to it since it was not as sensitive as a Phone touch screen.

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

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                      4.0

                      Cute camera and easy to carry.

                      By ST

                      from MN

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Nice Body Color

                      Cons

                      • Lag / Shutter Delay
                      • Poor Flash

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (White):

                      Not great pics but easy to alwyas have on you.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Niffty little camera for the price

                      By Terry

                      from Fort Wayne Indiana

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact
                      • Zoom Is Good For Its Size

                      Cons

                      • Poor Flash

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (White):

                      I find my self dropping this camera in my shirt pocket and takeing it every where I go. It will do more than a high end camera phone (which I do not own) and takes excelent pictures. So far the only draw back I have found is the flash has a short range, 5' or less. But after all it is a subcompact camera. I am very happy with this purchase.

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

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                      4.0

                      Pretty Cool in White

                      By Mike

                      from Southington, CT

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • Internal Memory Only
                      • Non Removable Battery

                      Best Uses

                      • General purpose
                      • Take It Everywhere

                      Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (White):

                      This camera is a very tiny basic point & shoot 10MP digital camera which is perfect for anyone who prefers something as small and light as nearly possible without a lot of unnecessary frills even though it does have a few frills anyway like different fun filter effects. The image quality is mostly very good to excellent except I did notice some blurring in the corners and edges on some shots but not all, so maybe it was too slow of a shutter speed for that shot. It would not be fair to expect the image quality to be as good as that of more expensive digital cameras, Nikon or otherwise. The battery is built in, so if it ever fails to take a charge you would most likely need to buy another camera. On the plus side; the battery recharges from the USB port connected to your computer after an initial charge from the more conventional AC power charger which is included. It also does not have a memory card but only internal memory of approximately 7.3GB. This could be a minor drawback at times. Any of the setbacks this camera may have are more than compensated by its tiny size and ease of use. And even though I don't understand why it is not available in black (at least in the USA) it looks pretty cool in white, especially in a Northeast Winter!

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

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Little Nikon

                      By DRV

                      from Chicago, Illinois

                      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

                          Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Pink):

                          I bought this as a gift for my daughter who especially likes the touch-screen features. The camera is only about 2" x 3" but the view screen is almost the same size. The S01 takes the same quality photos and videos as my Coolpix S6300 and has many of the same features. It's just a little smaller.

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                          4.0

                          Tiny little photo buddy

                          By zapi

                          from NYC

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Limited Zoom

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Pink):

                          Extremely convenient little camera that fits into your pocket or anywhere else. It has internal battery and memory card which means no lost items and no need to change out cards. It forces you to download shots when they pile up instead of adding more and more cards until your pics are scattered across the world.

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

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Don't let anyone wife go to a cocktail party without one!

                          By Siriusguy

                          from Fresno CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos

                            Comments about COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera (Pink):

                            This little camera works great for routine social photography.

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

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