The 8-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S210 is an entry-level compact that features a 3x zoom, 15 scene modes and SDHC compatibility.
An update of the popular S200, Nikon’s latest super-slim entry model ticks a lot of boxes for the price: 8MP sensor, Vibration Reduction (electronic), Face Detection, High ISO (up to ISO 2000), D-Lighting and, of course, a choice of snazzy colours.
The styling and build quality belies the selling price and unlike many small cameras it isn’t fiddly to use. The buttons on the back are a good size, well placed and easy to read, with a clear menu interface, too. In use the camera is a bit sluggish to start up but once on wastes little time.
Images look sharp and well saturated at normal sizes, though under magnification you can see a lot of processing has been employed to make it so. The exception is the high ISO mode where at ISO 1600 the results can be a ghastly noise-fest. Overall though, the S210 gives you a lot for your money.
Good images, great value and its small form make the S210 a great entry-level model.
SD, 52MB internal
Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Flash cancel/ flash off
Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, White Balance Preset, Auto, Daylight, Cloudy
Auto, High ISO, Scene, Movie + 12 scene
2.5in 230K TFT
38-114mm – 3x Optical Zoom
90 x 55.5 x 18mm
8.0MP, 1/2.5″ CCD
View sample shots of the Nikon Coolpix S210