NEED FOR RECALL
First of all I am a big fan of Nikon cameras! Secondly I hate criticizing anything… but consumer BEWARE on this one… I love cutting edge technology and have always tried to upgrade to newer and better products when I can. AND, I do read reviews as this is an important part of my decision making… Unfortunately when you do buy the latest and greatest products on the market, most have not been ‘time tested’, so occasionally one can get ‘burnt’…
I purchased an S80 last January and have N-E-V-E-R liked it. The touch screen is a pain, sometimes having to repeat the touch multiple times. The sliding lens cover at times does not activate the camera. The picture quality is simply not there. I have read other reviews and agree that taking a great picture is really hard to do with this camera…
The camera caught my eye esthetically… It’s clean and compact, and even came with a nice leather pouch; but after just a few months of use, the lens cover is terribly discolored and there are now several camera body scratches caused by dust and debris particles that got trapped under the sliding cover!
Don’t give up on Nikon; just don’t buy this camera…
December 5, 2011
Do Not Buy!
We have had this for just under a year (X-mas 2010), and have a number of issues with this!
The sliding lens cover always opens up if its in a bag. As a result, lint has found its way into the inside of the camera lens, and so we have a black line on every photo.
Every picture is either blurry, dark, or bright. There is no balance, no crispness, just terrible.
We went to the Grand Canyon and our iPhones took much better pictures than this camera.
November 15, 2011
My husband bought this camera for me as a christmas gift and was told by best buy salesman it was the best... WRONG!
This is the worst camera I have ever owned. I was a previous kodak fan and needed a new camera and I heard such great things about nikon that I thought I'd give it a shot, well I have had a 20 dollar digital camera that was better than this one...
Pictures are blurry and does not have a fast reaction time when taking pictures so I tend to miss alot of the candid moments....
I don't think I will own another nikon again.
November 13, 2011
So the features sounded cool. It was touchscreen, blah blah blah
but in reality the thing could not take a clear decent picture if you begged it. No matter how cool your features are, if you cant take a clear picture, no one will ever know.
October 10, 2011
I am going to S. Africa in 2 weeks and I will be taking my old digital camera.
This S80 is great looking but a real pain to use.
You have to be careful where you put your fingers while taking a photo. If you don't tap "Just so"
To delete photos, it's a 3-step process. Everything about this camera is annoying. I am so disappointed in this camera & the Nikon brand.
September 8, 2011
Takes pictures that seem to be out of focus
I had an S60 that Igave away and got the S80, bad move . Touch screen does not work all the time and the pictures are not sharp and clear lke the S60. I think I will try to swap back. .
August 22, 2011
Don't consider it!
Poor battery life. Difficult to get photo that isn't blurry, regardless of steadiness of hand or camera speed. Poor placement of lens; hard to hold steady, which contributes to blurry photos. Touchscreen is very difficult to get to respond. Already repaired once (long delay!) by Nikon, but still poor response to touchscreen commands. Manual is complete, but is on DVD, so can't refer to it quickly unless you are near a computer.
August 17, 2011
Worked great but died in three weeks not very reliable
June 17, 2011
I bought this camera for my responsible 17 year old to take on a trip to Disneyworld. She was thrilled with the camera and with the pictures that it took. But when she dropped it from her lap to the carpeted floor, the screen broke. I'm very unhappy that I invested $200 in the camera and will now have to spend $50 to get the screen replaced. For a sporty little camera, it's not very sturdy.
April 28, 2011
Not so robust
The camera was easy to use, but don't drop it on a hard surface...it is not made to withstand a drop. My camera broke and I found it to not be robust for everyday use (yeah, sometimes things just fall...an expensive lesson). I am not happy with my camera...since I can't use it anymore. I did use my camera to take lots of pictures of family and friends.
April 27, 2011
Difficult to operate & can't get a manual
I have trouble getting the camera to respond to touch controls. Have been trying to figure out how to turn off the flash and erase pictures and haven't been able to. Can't get a use manual online. Says it's not available. Would never recommend this to anyone.
April 27, 2011
Scratched Outer Case
Slider causes scratches on outer case.when opening.
March 7, 2011
Poor quality of images and camera overall
This camera is awful! My pictures are either blurry or have orbs.
February 22, 2011
lost screen display
I have had the camera for 4 weeks. I feel for 300+ dollars this should not be happening. I thought it needed a charge and that is why the screen would not come on and now I have read the other reviews on the product and I realize it is not me. I will be returning it and I am not sure if I will get another.
January 21, 2011
Good engineering design would make the battery and memory slots keyed so they could NOT be inserted incorrectly. Warning of damage is a weak substitute for a very poor design. Given the price of this model, I expected better.
December 7, 2010
The camera is uncomfortable to hold and use. If your fingers are holding the camera along the top edge and your thumb is holding the bottom, your fingers are in the shot. I can hold the camera with my fingers on the touchscreen, but when my fingers are on the touchscreen, the touchscreen doesn't sense other touches. The camera wasn't thought out very well. It's a bother to use.
December 4, 2010
Difficult to review pictures
The memory is great, but it was so difficult to navigate through the pictures for the "one" I want. Then the camera sticks and I have to shut it off and start all over again. Ugh!!
Also when taking pictures, it tends to stick and I have my people waiting for me and I am not sure what I am doing such that it just click for the pic.
Will return it. Not a happy camper for the $300. I had spent less before but gave the camera to my daughter. It was a Canon
November 28, 2010
Battery does not last much. Many bad pictures
I feel that my old Sony has a better software than this camera. Also It doesn´t tell you how much battery you have left or time. It has gave me errors while saving a picture and erase that picture. For $330 I expected a much better camera. Maybe I need to find all the details for the camera, but so far I am not very satisfied yet. Again the camera goes out of battery very soon. The tactile screen does not work.
November 11, 2010