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...

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Overall rating:


Nikon Coolpix S620

Overall score:86%
Image Quality:85%


  • 28mm wide lens, subject tracking AF, macro mode, image stabilisation, rotating rear thumbwheel


  • 6400 far too noisy, purple fringing can be an issue


Nikon Coolpix S620 Review


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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.


Other:Smile/subject tracking/movie mode (640 x 480), d-lighting, face priority AF, optical image stabilisation (VR)
Dimensions:Approx. 90 x 53 x 23 mm
Weight:120g (body only)
Power:Rechargeable li-ion battery
Memory Card:SD
White Balance:Auto, Preset manual, daylight, incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, flash
ISO Range:100-6400
Exposure Modes:Multi-segment, centre-weighted
Shutter Speeds:9 - 1/1500sec
File Formats:JPEG
LCD:2.7in LCD 230K dot
Lens:28-112mm (4x optical zoom)
Sensor:1/2.33in. CCD
  1. 1. Nikon Coolpix S620 review - Features
  2. 2. Image Quality & Value
  3. 3. Verdict
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