The Nikon Coolpix S620, a well-designed, entry-level compact, but with more features behind the scenes than meets the eye. Does the Nikon S620 have a unique enough sell point for it to land in your shopping basket? What Digital Camera Nikon S620 review...
The Nikon Coolpix S620 is a decent compact camera and, for the right price, presents a lot more than it perhaps appears to at first glance. Star of the show is the Subject Tracking option, which maintains focus on moving subjects in the frame. Other staple Nikon options such as D-Lighting also feature, though as they’re common these days do take something of a back seat.
The rotational thumbwheel on the back is a great way to navigate through menus and select options, and is perhaps one of the few features with a difference that may draw your attention Nikon-way. The finish of the camera itself is also top stuff, with the choice in subtle and elegant colours meaning there’s something here for everyone.
Exposure is generally decent and, assuming you use lower ISO settings, the quality’s on par with the majority of compacts too, aside from some irritating and notable purple fringing perhaps. The Nikon S620 is one of the stronger Coolpix cameras to have hit the shelves for a while, and is certainly worth some investigation. Whilst not entirely dazzling all the time, the Coolpix S620 is certainly a recommended bit of kit.