Nikon Coolpix S550 reviews and prices: Compact camera

31 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on build quality. - It scores poorly on performance.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 31 reviews.
Nikon Coolpix S550: 10.34 MP (Megapixels), 5x optical zoom, SD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Nikon Coolpix S550

Most helpful reviews

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
love this camera so easy to use and rechargable battery is very convenient
Bad points:
none i can think of
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Oct 2008

Kate, Reading marketing assistant

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
lightweight, easy to store, and good quality images
Bad points:
charging the battery means taking the battery out of the camera (which could easily get lost) instead of saving time and just plugging the lead into the camera directly.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 6.0
Compatibility 6.0
Performance 5.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 28 Aug 2008

Ben, Crewe I'm 13

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Optical and digital zoom is perfect as you can zoom 10x and lets you take crisp, quality pictures.
Bad points:
Programme software is slightly poor considering the camera is excellent.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Sep 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A very neat and easy to use camera, excellent for the beginner or the experienced photographer.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Jul 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
There is such a lot on a compact camera. The photo quality is fantastic and great value for money.
Bad points:
Nothing.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Sep 2008

Gary, Essex

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fantastic piece of kit. Compact and easy to use, with varying functions that even a novice can find it easy to use. No photography knowledge needed to produce good photo's.
Bad points:
Battery life is a little poor. Requires charging after only a couple of hours use?
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Compatibility 7.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I can't complain about this product it was bought as a gift and has been used every day since!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Oct 2008

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 3648x2736
Optical zoom ratio 5
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Multi
Media format SD Card
Media format SDHC Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 120
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 90x53.5x22
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6
In-built memory (Megabytes) 50
Release date 2008-03-13
Height in mm 5.4
Width in mm 90
Depth in mm 2.2
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Type of lens Nikkor
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 180
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 36

Also known as: Coolpix S550

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Manufacturer's Description

Stylish fun that offers a new perspective to photographic pleasure.

  • 9.0 effective megapixels for high-precision image quality
  • Optical 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens
  • Pictmotion for sharing photo enjoyment
  • Optical lens shift VR image stabilization
  • 3.0-inch high-level contrast LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating
  • High sensitivity of up to ISO 3200, High-Sensitivity mode from a range of 100 to 2000
  • Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations for high performance – Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting
  • Face-priority AF can be selected outside of Scene Modes
  • Sophisticated look inheriting wave-surface design of existing COOLPIX S series
  • Slim and compact, stylish design
  • Aluminum front panel exuding a sense of high quality, metal-plated side panel

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