Nikon CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black)

Nikon CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black)

B&H # NICPS640B MFR # 26182
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Product Highlights

  • 12.2 Megapixels
  • Nikkor 5x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 2.7" LCD
  • Ultra Compact Design
  • Fast Start Up
  • Subject Tracking Autofocus
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 6400)
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • 4-Way Image Stabilization System
  • Smart Portrait System
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Nikon S640 overview

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Quick and capable, the Nikon Coolpix S640 Digital Camera boasts 0.7 second start-up and extremely short shutter release times. From action sports to children at play, Subject Tracking Autofocus locks on to your subject and continuously tracks focus. This incredible technology even works if the subject steps out of the frame and returns within three seconds. Nikon's newly developed Smart Portrait System features Skin Softening - a three level system for smoothing your subject's look. Optical Image Stabilization combined with high ISO 6400 capability ensures stellar contrast and sharpness for all of your photos - even under poor lighting conditions.

At less than 1" thin, the stylish metal camera body easily fits into your pocket and your digital lifestyle. With 12.0 megapixel imaging, a Nikkor 5x optical zoom lens, and SLR-like speed, the Nikon Coolpix S640 Digital Camera makes it easier than ever to capture the moments that matter.

High Resolution Imaging
12.2 megapixels provide ample resolution for stunning prints up to 16 x 20".
Subject Tracking Autofocus
Subject Tracking with its new auto lock-on capability automatically detects a human face and then continues to track and focus on that subject. Particularly useful when capturing children as they move naturally, Subject Tracking even functions if the subject moves out of the frame and returns within three seconds.
5x Nikkor Zoom Lens
This advanced optic provides brilliant coverage for all of your subjects. From sweeping landscapes to sports action photography all of your pictures are captured with stellar sharpness and life-like color.
2.7" Clear Color LCD
The high quality 2.7" Clear Color Display for the Coolpix S640 features an ultra-wide viewing angle, anti-reflection coatings, an antifouling and water repellent layer, and a screen brightness boost function. Automatic color correction and contrast adjustment at playback optimize image quality to match the viewing conditions, while also maximizing power savings. The monitor's new structure greatly reduces reflection and improves visibility outdoors.
Scene Auto Selector
Nikon's Scene Auto Selector eliminates the need to manually select a scene mode to match the shot, making it faster and easier to capture the moment. The Coolpix S640 uses this intelligent function to analyze the subject and surrounding setting and then automatically selects the most appropriate of the following six scene modes to achieve optimal results: Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up, or Backlight.
Smart Portrait System
Nikon's newly developed Smart Portrait System provides a host of tools to ensure the highest quality portraits possible. The new Skin Softening function automatically detects and analyzes your subject's skin and then adjusts smoothness for enhanced results. Automatically finding up to 12 faces in the shot, Face-Priority Technology helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Timer releases the shutter when the priority subject smiles while the Blink Proof function captures two sequential frames and saves the one in which the subject's eyes are wide open. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.
4-way Image Stabilization
Nikon's electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. ISO 6400 capability at any image size up to its maximum of 4000 x 3000 pixels allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. Nikon's original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.
Quick Retouch
Quick Retouch adds professional polish to your photos by automatically creating a retouched copy with the best balance of contrast and saturation.

Nikon S640 specs

Camera Type Point-and-shoot Digital Camera
Resolution Effective: 12.39MP, Recorded: 12.2MP
Sensor 1/2.33" CCD
Bit Depth Not Specified By Manufacturer
File Formats JPEG, AVI
File Size Not Specified By Manufacturer
Color Spaces sRGB
Image Stabilization Yes
Crop Factor N/A
Lens 5-25mm f/2.7-6.6 (35mm film equivalent: 28-140mm)
Zoom Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
Lens Mount N/A
Focus Type Autofocus
Focus Range Normal: 1.5' (45cm) - infinity
Macro: 0.8" (2cm) - infinity
Accessory Lens/Filter Mount N/A
Shooting Controls
Sensitivity ISO 100-6400
Shutter Speeds Not Specified By Manufacturer
Metering Not Specified By Manufacturer
Exposure Modes Auto, Scene
White Balance Not Specified By Manufacturer
Mirror Lock-Up N/A
Burst Capability Not Specified By Manufacturer
Self Timer Not Specified By Manufacturer
Interval Recording No
Remote Control No
Built-in Flash Yes
Effective Flash Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
External Flash Connection None
Dedicated Flash System N/A
Max Sync Speed Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Memory 45MB
Memory Card Type SD/SDHC
Still Images per GB JPEG: High Res: 300
A/V Recording
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolution 640x480 @ 15 or 30fps, 320x240 @ 15 or 30fps
Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
Audio Recording Audio with Video Only
Viewfinder Type None
Viewfinder Coverage N/A
Display 2.7" LCD
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0, A/V Out
System & Software Requirements Windows XP (SP3), Vista
Mac OS OS X (10.3.9 or later)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating Temperature:32-104°F/0-40°C
Weatherproofing None
Durability Not Rated
Battery Type EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Power Adapter AC Adapter EH-62F (optional)
Dimensions 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.8" (91 x 55 x 20.5mm)
Weight 3.9 oz (110g)

Nikon S640 reviews

CoolPix S640 Digital Camera (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, compact camera 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.
Date published: 2009-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Little Camera 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. ...
Date published: 2010-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera! 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.
Date published: 2009-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
Date published: 2010-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Camera 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.
Date published: 2009-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this camera!! 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.
Date published: 2009-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent, fast, great for kids 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.
Date published: 2010-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Buy! 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.
Date published: 2010-02-09
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