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Nikon Coolpix S550


$230.00 Released June, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Decent battery performance > 200 shots. Slightly less expensive than most competitors with this featureset. Good all around performer.

The Cons:Lacks mechanical image stabilization. Fairly slow lag time between shots @ 3 seconds. Basic point and shoot - nothing special.

The small, metal Nikon Coolpix S550 is part of Nikon's S-line, designed to be premium quality compact digital cameras. The S550 model includes a 10 megapixel sensor and 5x zoom lens, Nikon's usual 15 scene modes and true electronic image stabilization.

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Product Shot 2 Features such as smile detection shutter release, in-camera red-eye reduction and a warning that notifies you if your subject's eyes were closed are aimed to help consumers catch the moment they want. Ergonomics and menu control generally receive kudos from reviewers, although start-up and shot-to-shot speeds have been described as slow by current standards.

Features:

  • 10 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 5x optical zoom Nikkor lens
  • Digital zoom
  • electronic image stabilization
  • blink warning notifies you if your subject's eyes were closed
  • smile detection shutter release
  • 15 scene modes
  • captures video
  • self-timer
  • in-camera red-eye reduction

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Pros
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    Decent battery performance > 200 shots

  • 1

    Slightly less expensive than most competitors with this featureset

  • 1

    Good all around performer

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    5X zoom lens

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    Electronic image stabilization

  • 1

    affordable price

Cons
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    Lacks mechanical image stabilization

  • 2

    Fairly slow lag time between shots @ 3 seconds

  • 1

    basic point and shoot - nothing special

  • 1

    no optical viewfinder

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    no settings dial - settings are menu based

  • 1

    photos are low quality

  • 1

    does not use a standard USB cable

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