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(based on 36 ratings)
Brand: Nikon
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The Nikon COOLPIX S550, is a stylish new camera that elegantly packs high performance and advanced functions into an ultra-compact body. The S550 boasts 10 effective megapixels of sharp resolution, a 5x Zoom-NIKKOR lens, Electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization and two new modes that enhance portrait photography: Smile Mode and Blink Warning. The COOLPIX S550 will be available in an array of new colors - plum, cool blue and graphite black - allowing consumers to not only express themselves with their photos, but with their cameras as well.

Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEEDTM image processing system for enhanced noise reduction and improved the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, the COOLPIX S550 brings new ease and fun to capturing smiling faces and special moments.

A first for the COOLPIX camera line, the S550 will feature Smile mode, which automatically fires the shutter when the subject smiles as well as a Blink Warning, which displays a warning message when the subject has blinked. In addition to the aforementioned features, the COOLPIX S550 incorporates Electronic VR Image Stabilization technology, which is designed to help produce sharper and clearer images, especially in lower lighting conditions or when capturing moving subjects. It also offers high ISO capabilities (up to 2000), ideal for capturing images in low-light situations. For consumers that might be unsure about the correct ISO settings for their photos, the S550 is equipped with Automatic Sensitivity Control and High-Sensitivity Mode, which selects the optimal ISO setting for the environment and automatically adjusts to reduce blur.

For sharing and composing, the S550 has a bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor, with an anti-reflective coating and protective acrylic panel, easing the composition of photos and preventing scratches and scuffs. Ideal for sharing photos in a group setting, the COOLPIX S550’s LCD monitor features a 170-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle.

The S550 continues Nikon's tradition of including its unique image innovations in its COOLPIX cameras. The S550 features enhanced Face-priority AF*, which can now detect and focus on up to 12 faces in a single shot; In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which can automatically detect and correct red eye in a photo; and D-Lighting, which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images.

The COOLPIX S550 is compatible with SDHC cards and utilizes the ultra-compact EN-EL10 rechargeable Li-ion battery. The camera comes bundled with the new COOLPIX Software Suite for editing, organizing and sharing images.

Style Comes Standard!
  • 5x zoom that fits anywhere beautifully
  • 10.0 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 5x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens - Nikkor optics provide exceptional pictures and gets you close to the action
  • Electronic VR Image Stabilization minimizes the effect of camera shake
  • Incredible, Bright 2.5-inch High Resolution LCD makes it easy to compose and share your pictures
  • All New Stylish, All Metal Design slips right into your shirt pocket or purse!
  • Auto adjusts up to ISO 2000 - keep shooting, even in low light
Nikon In-Camera Innovations
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically fixes most instances of red-eye in the camera. You may never see red-eye again
  • Enhanced Face-Priority AF - Nikon's face-finding technology that automatically focuses on up to 12 faces
  • D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail where needed

 

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.4 stars
(based on 36 reviews)
91% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easy to keep clean(20), Easy to setup(24), Easy to use(19), Great picture quality(21), Large clear LCD(32)
Cons:
Poor in low light(3)
Best Uses:
Art(9), Family photos(24), Fun(31), Photojournalism(5), Travel(26)
Describe Yourself:
Casual photographer(12), Enthusiast(5), Photo enthusiast(9), Semi-pro photographer(3)
 
AWESOME CAMERA
By PhilVerified Purchaser from Boston, MA on 2/9/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

This is a really great camera. It takes such awesome pictures, that are really clear and the zoom is unbelievable. At such a reasonable price you cannot go wrong. My pictures on this camera have come out a lot nice than my cousins $1500 Cannon. The Battery life is so good I haven't charged it in a couple weeks and its still got a full battery. I would def. recommend this camera to anyone.

 
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!
By LISAVerified Purchaser from RODEO, CALIFORNIA on 1/29/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

THE HANDLING OF THE CAMERA IS PERFECT, EVEN FOR LARGE FINGERS. THERE ISN'T ANYTHING ABOUT THE NIKON I COULD COMPLAIN ABOUT. ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY OWN A NIKON

 
Amazing camra
By Steelers FanVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh, PA on 1/27/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

I love all of the settings and how easy it is to use. I cannot stop taking pictures with it. Its so easy if you forget what a function does just check out the help section on the camra. Take time to play with it and figure it out.

 
Great compact camera
By HenriVerified Purchaser from Philadephia, PA on 1/22/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

This a great compact camera that I use when taking my Nikon D50 is not practical. It's easy to carry, easy to use, and takes great photos.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera
By HansnairVerified Purchaser from Florence, AL on 1/17/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

It's a great and easy camera to use and eventhough it sometimes have a long lag time but the picture quality makes up for it. Its worth every penny that i spend on that camera.

 
Excellent Camera!
By BrynnVerified Reviewer from Houston, TX on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

This camera takes excellent photos, especially for something that fits in my pocket! Most of my photos have been taken in the sunlight, and for that it does an excellent job! During travel, I've taken some surprisingly good photos out the car windshield and window at 60mph. I rarely use the zoom, as the quality suffers. Overall, I've been very happy with this camera.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I would buy this product again
By skyVerified Purchaser from Sun City Center, Florida on 1/11/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
NOTHING
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

We use the camera for our own personel use and it is easy to operate.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nikon Coolpix 10 MP
By ochibiVerified Purchaser from Fullerton, CA on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

Very good camera for a very good price. Nikon never ceases to disappoint. Would recommend highly for enthusiasts or casual photography.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Couldn't be happier for the price.
By Not Easy to PleaseVerified Purchaser from Phoenix, AZ on 1/4/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

Fits in my purse easily. Lag time is less than prior coolpics I've had. Happy overall with everything. Easy camera to use!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
The Gift that was exciting
By RON the fatherVerified Purchaser from new brighton PA. on 1/2/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

This was a gift that was received with great excitment. Given to a sportsman who will use it hunting , fishing, biking, and skying. it is top of the line compact and ready to travel.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
great on-the-go shooting
By KasVerified Purchaser from Rabun Gap, GA on 1/2/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

This camera is great for casual use & snapshots... It's convenient in size & very easy to use so it's always great to carry with you for those un-expected photo moments! Plus, you can always count on great quality with a Nikon... In my opinion, you can't go wrong

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Deal - Great Camera
By TreeVerified Purchaser from Brighton, MI on 1/1/2009
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use
Cons:
Haven't found one yet
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

Like the compact and light weight. yet still packs a lot of options for shooting and setting up quality photos. The large LCD viewer helps to format pictures quikly and give good depiction of how camera setings will impact actual photo. I like it!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
It doesn't get any better!!
By Don the Archeological Pot Photo-RestorerVerified Purchaser from 12 Coach Rd Rancho Palos Verdes, CA90275 on 1/1/2009
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy to Keep Clean, Great in hand or pocket, Great Picture Quality
Cons:
So buy extra batteries
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Secret Photos, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

Photojournalism awareness comes thru practice. So practice!

Good people photos need telephoto lenses to capture closeup face details for emotion!

Good macrophotography reveals the geometry of common nature. So do it!


Far away details (such as cross canyon shots at Mesa Verde National Park to legally "get into" forbidden visitor places need a 175 mm lens. You got it!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Takes a little getting used.
By JoeVerified Purchaser from Baltimore, MD on 12/31/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

I am not new to taking photographs but I am new to digital photography. This is my first digital camera. Trying to follow the menu and mode was not as easy as I thought it should be. I bought this camera online but should have purchased it in the store so that an experienced sales person could show me how to manipulate the menu and mode properly. That is how I would recommend a friend to purchase this camera.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Easy to use
By ababypVerified Purchaser from warren, nj on 12/26/2008
Pros:
Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

i bought it to use at the christmas parties and it serves its purpose. Super lightweight. I used to have a sony cybershot and it was much heavier. It also doesn't give the picture a yellow tint. Easy to use. good for people people who like simple cameras. video recording picks up sound pretty well too.

 
Nice camera, but not impressive.
By BriegirlVerified Reviewer from San Diego, CA on 12/26/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls
Cons:
Lacking Picture Quality, Poor Operation in Low Light
Best Uses:
Family Photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

10 Mega-pixels don't matter if the lens isn't good enough. I was told "it's a Nikon lense, it's a good lense." Sadly I discovered that the picture quality was no different than our old 4mp Canon with an older lense.
I also felt the flash is to small and doesn't give off enough light for anything further than a foot away.

 
My Early Christmas Present
By Blitz0921Verified Purchaser from Aurora, CO on 12/23/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Long Lag Time
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

Love the look of the camera. I like how small it is which encourages travel photos.

 
A great little camera
By ZiggyVerified Purchaser from Lancaster, PA on 12/19/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Cons:
Control buttons are small
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

This tiny camera takes great pictures that enlarge very well, without becoming grainy. The small size makes it east to carry anywhere
The one minor thing I don't care for is the small size of the control buttons, which are hard to use, with these old arthritic fingers

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Easy to use with great quality
By Happy PhotographerVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, GA on 12/19/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

This has been a great camera. Rarely am I this happy with a new electronic item. It is incredibly simple to use, is a wonderful size, and the pictures turn out very nicely. I highly recommend this camera.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A really good buy!
By SureshVerified Purchaser from Chicago on 12/17/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

This ia a neat compact camera. I bought this for a great deal on Cyber Monday this year. I particularly like the ability to record 'avi video clips; however I am unable to figure out how to get audio to work on these. I better read the manual ...

 
I would buy from this company
By godblessVerified Purchaser from East hampton.ny on 12/17/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

The product was great [...]

 
not as user friendly as CoolPix4
By kwVerified Purchaser from Lake Oswego, Oregon on 12/16/2008
Cons:
Menu sekection akward
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

I learned not to choose a camera online. I made the poor sssumption that the camera would be as usable and commfortable as the CoolPix4 ...wrong. Too many buttons to push to get where you want to be as opposed to fewer with the Coolpix4.
Too bad.

 
Great Camera
By DeniseVerified Purchaser from Boston, MA on 12/15/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality
Best Uses:
Art, Fun
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

My first time using it i brought it to a concert, using the zoom i got great detailed pictures. It is also easy to carry, not bulkly at all, it fit right into my jean pocket

 
I have recomended this camera for family
By BECKYVerified Purchaser from Palisade Colorado on 12/15/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Easy To Use, Great Picture Quality, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Photojournalism, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

This camera is easy to use and takes good quality pictures.

 
"Too Tiny and good clearity , light weig
By nikeVerified Purchaser from san jose on 12/14/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Great Picture Quality
Cons:
Short Battery Life
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Travel

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

good product from nikon. i like this digital camera good picture quality and light weight so you can carry on any where you want and special a smile mode

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love this camera
By TiffanyVerified Purchaser from Sultan, Washington on 11/20/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
Poor Operation in Low Light
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

I bought this camera for a 7 day cruise that I took. This camera never failed me. Never ran out of battery power, only had to charge 1 time during the 10 days I was gone. Took amazing pictures, sunsets, sunrises, people the ocean, zooming into objects all came out wonderful. Could be a bit better under low light circumstances but I can't complain about this product and told everyone on my trip about it.

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Sunset in Cozumel, Mexico

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
I liked my son's so well I bought my own
By Diane - Avid OutdoorspersonVerified Reviewer from Colorado on 10/16/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Fits in your pocket, Fun to operate, Light weight, Short Lag Time
Best Uses:
Art, Family Photos, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

I have taken this camera hiking, biking, and mountain climbing. It takes great photos both indoors and especially out. I especially love the vibrant color mode as it really enhances existing color without looking fake. The photos that I've printed have great color and are exceptionally clear. I'm going to buy another one for my husband for Christmas.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
so far so good!
By the momVerified Purchaser from seattle on 9/1/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

great for stuffing in the stroller or diaper bag and taking pics of the kid's for the family blog.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great little camera
By ejVerified Purchaser from Mn on 8/26/2008
Pros:
Best features, Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Cons:
A little complicated
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

highest megapixals, and magnification, good price

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Still Learning
By Ranger BobVerified Purchaser from Wichita Falls, TX on 8/25/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time
Cons:
Cannot find red-eye, Limited controls to edit, Poor Operation in Low Light
Best Uses:
Fun, Pet photos, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

None

 
One of the best cameras maid
By explorer2609Verified Purchaser from Plano, TX on 8/21/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Art, Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

The Nikon camera is the best camera that I have ever owned. Many, many pixels on a photograph. The memory card adds a lot more pictures to the camera. You would not make an mistake in buying a 10 mega pixel camera from Nikon. Also has a large view finder on the back so you can take the picture that you would want !!!

 
Great camera
By JCMVerified Purchaser from Naperville, IL on 8/18/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time
Cons:
Weak Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

Small compact and easy to use.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
what a handy camera. great pictures
By BenchjohnnieVerified Purchaser from Gillette,WY on 8/4/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy Setup, Easy to Keep Clean, Short Lag Time, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

Used backpacking and was ideal.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
awesome product
By bench_johnnieVerified Purchaser from Wyoming on 7/25/2008
Pros:
Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Fun
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

great for camping

[25 of 29 customers found this review helpful]

 
Some mixed results, great features
By Creativf2.8Verified Reviewer from Atlanta, GA on 5/25/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Good sized screen
Cons:
Inaccurate Colors, Low-Quality Pictures, Not Good In Low Light, Shutter Lag
Best Uses:
Home, Outdoors, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

Please note that in the "cons area" I marked these because I had mixed results in photos. The picture quality is good and can be great, but in some cases it could be much better. My old (Nikon p4, 8 mega-pixel) was equal or better in color and resolution. The camera's lag is not good in this new camera, this should be a must for any new camera in this day! In some light situations the focus is fair to bad, but other brighter situations it is sharp. It is hard to control in low light. If you are in normal sun it is good, but in shadows or some darkness it can sometimes be blurry. This may be due to it's image stabilization is not "optical stabilization". The "electronic VR" doesn't work as well as I would like. I would recommend a Nikon point and shoot camera that has Optical VR Image Stabilization, such as there Coolpix S600 or other. In some cases the S550 camera has too much grain in some of the photos. In normal light with some medium shadow it's OK, but there can be mixed results in medium to low light (even though it has ISO-2000). There is a bit too much grain in the dark areas in some photos, but I have had good dynamic range when outdoors in the partial sun to sunny with some shadow. I do love the overall look and its small metal body looks and feels cool. It's LCD screen is very good. Battery life is acceptable. Face detection could respond better on portrait or auto. The camera is simple to use and the functions are easy to navigate. This camera may be the perfect camera for first time or intermediate users. My wife is a novice and didn't really prefer it over our old Nikon point and shoot. I have included some photos to show that this camera can produce very good images even though I have had some mixed results.

Images shared by: Creativf2.8

Grand Canyon

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Resting at the Falls

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[4 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera!
By Shorty from Golden, Colorado on 4/14/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Cons:
Inaccurate Colors
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S550 Digital Camera (Black):

I have a two Nikons and love them both! They are both easy to use and take quality photos!

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