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10.0 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches.  Plenty of sharp resolution to capture the finest details, crop creatively and produce incredible enlargements

New EXPEED image processor ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness.  Nikon’s comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates know-how and technologies accumulated throughout our long history of photographic and digital imaging development.  EXPEED is custom-tuned for COOLPIX and applied optimized technologies the render natural-looking pictures of incredible quality and quick response so you will not miss that special moment

Incredible, Bright 2.5-inch High Resolution LCD makes it easy to compose and share your pictures. In addition, the high-contrast and anti-reflection coating on the screen assist in clear viewing, even in direct sunlight

All New Stylish, compact Metal Design that slips right into your shirt pocket or purse! Choose from three fashionable colors that will fit your style

Nikon Image Innovations include: In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, which will automatically look for and fixes most instances of red-eye. You may never see red-eyes again, Face Priority AF is Nikon’s face-finding technology that quickly finds and focuses on up to 12 faces in a group portrait, and D-Lighting will rescue those photos that are too dark for printing by enhancing the underexposed areas of the picture while not touching the properly exposed areas

High Quality TV Movies with Sound is now just a press of a button away with your COOLPIX.  Record TV-Quality movies with sound whose duration is only limited by the available space on your SD/SDHC card.  Connect your camera to your TV and you have instant home-movies!

5x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens NIKKOR optics provide exceptional pictures. The lens is built on a proud heritage of producing precision camera optics that deliver superb color and razor-sharp results

Electronic VR Image Stabilization compensates for camera shake to prevent blur and produce clearer, sharper pictures in lower light or unsteady conditions

Smile Shutter and Blink Warning makes sure you’ll always catch the decisive moment when your subject smiles and blink warning will let you know when your subjects eyes are closed so you can retake your picture

Auto adjusts up to ISO 2000 making new opportunities to take sharper, more natural-looking photos in lower light conditions

15 Scene Modes for optimized shooting in various settings.  Chose from: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Panorama Assist, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light modes.  Match you current shooting situation with one of these Scene Modes and the camera will make the necessary adjustments to get you an incredible picture, automatically

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Great starter camera that is also versatile This camera was on sell and I wanted a digital camera. I have found the camera to very user friendly. The camera has quick to use features such as macro mode, flash mode, exposure compensation, and self-timer. The scene mode has many different venues to choose from, examples include beach, museum, and fireworks mode among many others. I have shot night time and extreme daylight pictures without any problems. The crop feature is excellent and I use it often. You can take a picture of a flower from 3 to 5 feet away and crop the picture to get a up close picture of the inside of the flower. This camera takes very good color pictures. I have found it very useful in many different situations and would recommend it to anyone as a beginning digital camera. The macro mode works great and the face recognition mode makes great pictures if one of your friends or love ones are in a group picture. I have shot 3 movies and using Windows Movie Maker all 3 turned out just fine with good picture quality. You also have the option of red eye reduction in auto or manual mode. This camera has many features available for the first time digital camera user. Be forewarned, the digital flash will burn your eyes out, it is so bright and I use it at night to shoot pictures that capture dust mites and moisture droplets and they look incredible when you crop them to a new picture. October 17, 2012
Great Camera...Easy to Use I love this camera. It is so simple to use and takes fantastic photos. It has a lot of great, easy to use features: still, scene, action, night feature, low light, video, etc. I used this camera at a NHL hockey game and it took some awesome pictures. The players were skating by so fast and the camera picked up the action shots perfectly. I also used it to photograph some friends playing horseshoes. I was able to catch the horseshoe in mid-air after they threw it. Pretty amazing... I have also taken the camera to a few low light areas: concerts, DisneyWorld attractions, etc. Again, the pictures came out incredible. The camera took great photos with the low light feature. I didn't even have to use my flash. It does have a night feature, but, you have to manually adjust the settings. I have never had a problem with taking night pictures (or any other type of pics). It is even great at recording short videos. I love the fact that it is so small that you can even carry it in your pocket. Very convenient when you don't want to carry a camera bag. My 80 year old mother just took this camera on vacation with her. All I told her to do was point and shoot. She didn't know how to use all the features and her pictures still turned out great. One of my favorite features is that you can enlarge and crop your pictures right from your camera. And, you can do this without ruining the original photo. Worth every penny spent! June 30, 2011
Good for a beginner This camera is good for a beginner. It does not really allow you to take pictures at night or in low light very well at all. At this point, after having the camera for three years, it is falling apart. The battery door is coming loose and the camera only works part of the time. I would say that in situations like buying a camera, you want to make an investment in what you are buying, or you will end up in the same situation as me. I will have to buy another camera very soon and I may not choose Nikon because I expected this to hold up much longer. My Pentax digital camera, though old as the hills (2001) it still running and works just fine. November 13, 2011
Not great!! This camera is fine for daytime use, but at night it battles to focus on anything at all. I really regret buying this camera, and would advise people to look at other models over this one. May 5, 2011
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I have pictures that are stored in the camera's memory, what cable do I need to get the pictures off the camera and onto my computer? Is it the UC-E12 or UC-E6? I have the Nikon Coolpix S550
 
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Is the UC-E12 Audio/Video cable.
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Where is the battery life indicator on the lcd screen?

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I can't tell how much battery life is left and was wondering where the visual indicator is on the screen. Does it only show up when the battery is low?
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When the battery is fully charged there's no indicator. The battery level indicator will appear on the Top left corner of the screen showing a battery half full, this means its low and you need to prepare to charge it. Once the battery runs out of charge you will get a message on the screen "Battery Exhausted" and you won't be able to take more pictures.
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connection to PC

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I am trying to transfer files from my S550 to my PC laptop (running Windows 7). I have used this computer for a transfer without problems before, but this time the computer won't recognize the camera. I tried downloading the newest version o Nikon viewer software, but that didn't fix it. Is there something wrong with the cord itself perhaps?
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I am looking for instructions for replacing a battery door on Nikon Coolpix s560

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Battery doors wore out and I have replacements from Nikon.

I am look for instructions and diagrams for replacing the battery doors.
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Please get in contact with Nikon Parts Department for information
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Could I charge the battery with the audio video/usb cable
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You need to place the battery in the charger in order to re-charge your battery.
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Hi,

On each picture taken with the Nikon Coolpix S550 I see red or yellow vertical line (the line is also visible on lcd). I have found on some website that there might be a problem with bad pixels and I should map it. Have you got any software to do that? or do you know other solution? I can't go with it to a service repair because they charge me a lot :(

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How old is my s550 coolpix

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hi i bought a used s550, how old is the camera, what years were they sold? thanks
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This camera was released on February 2008.
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when i switch on the camera i get blank black sreen and i'm not able to view the screen?

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You will need to send your camera for service in order to be evaluated by one of our technicians.
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what is the procedure to format the card?

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Go to MENU > SETUP > FORMAT CARD.
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My video is working fine, but any photos I take have distorting horizontal lines all across the screen. Is there any way to repair this problem or do I need to buy a new camera?
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