Bought for my wife and we both love it, easy to get good photos. It is apparent from many of the reviews that many users fail the first tennant. You need to be 10% smarter than what you are working with. There is nothing wrong with this camera
February 4, 2013
Two words: love it! Easy to use and small enough to carry with me.
January 6, 2013
Sturdy and easy to use
Bought three; one each for my 3, 4 and 5 year old girls. Simple enough for them to figure out and use on their own and small enough for them to handle. Fits in pockets easily. My 4 and 3 year olds have dropped theirs a few times and the cameras still function perfectly. Excellent video quality and audio. Fantastic camera for the price.
December 29, 2012
Good for quick travel records
I mostly take pictures to keep records of things (license plates, items in a store I may want to buy, quick snapshots of events for general memories, etc.), so this camera is perfect for my pusposes because it has good enough quality to catch details in nice lighting and the sall size allows it to fit in my pocket well. For those looking for exceptional performance though, this is not a camera for professional photography. This is obvious, but I am just clarifying in case people have too high expectations. The photos may be cloudy sometimes, but that can be expected with any camera; it is no worse than the regular-sized Canon I owned so far as picture quality.
December 27, 2012
tiny and terrific
I must have looked at every point and shoot camera on the market. I have been a devotee of Olympus and still love them. But, I have been desperately seeking an even smaller camera with better image stabilization. For some reason, my pictures are clear, but when I am in the picture it is always blurry. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, there are times I would like to be in a picture. So, the hunt was on. I would go into stores and take a picture while moving the camera - many fit the bill, except they were bigger or the same size as my olympus stylus 840. Then I saw this little gem. It just arrived last night, but so far the image stabilization is quite good!!! And the size is even smaller than I remember. Only negative, that I did not realize until I was playing with it, there is no self timer and no where to screw a tripod. C'est la vie. And, there was a nice temporary price cut on Amazon that sealed the deal.
If you travel a lot and are already weighed down with readers and phones and tablets, this sweet little camera will be a welcome replacement to whatever you are currently using.
December 13, 2012
love this tiny camera!
Just received this camera as a gift and it is so small and fits anywhere! i love it and can't wait to take it with me wherever I go. It also takes great pictures and there is built in memory!
December 9, 2012
I have waited so LONG!!!
I have been wanting a small compact camera that I could just put in my pocket and go! When I saw this commercial a month ago I fell in love. Just bought this about 10 minutes ago and I couldn't be more pleased already! Thank you NIKON for bringing this to the masses!!!
December 4, 2012
Put the cell phone cameras away!!!
Smaller than all cell phones I have seen...This Nikon Coolpix S01 is potent point and shoot camera.
The Nikon Coolpix S01 is so small there is no room for a tripod hole for secure mounting. I am sure Nikon will figure out some kind of after market slide-mounting accessory to remedy it? It is kinda hard to use the self-timer feature without a way to mount it.
A touch screen feature is the perfect thing to have because how else would you hold the camera and take pictures. The touch screen is responsive enough, and not too sensitive.
It has video recording too. It works pretty good. Sound pick up was impressive.
The 3x optical zoom is funny to me. I guess it is better than nothing. I did have trouble with auto focus on CLOSE UP shots but when you zoom out (W) the auto focus works better.
And the Flash, Memory Card, and Battery are all built-in. So you don't have to attach anything. Not having all these compartment covers really keeps the camera SMALL yet SOLID feel.
Stabilizers or Steady sensors are small if there is any... so have steady hands ready.
Overall... Buy it if you want to take photos and videos better than a cell phone and don't want to carry you computer tablet with built in camera.
This is my second Nikon and sixth camera I currently use.
November 2, 2012
I bought this camera in pink because I wanted something small enough that would fit in my clutch when I go out! I love it! It literally is the size of my credit card!! The size doesn't affect the quality of the camera. It's really simple to use, which I love since I'm not too good with electronics. I would definitely recommend!
October 1, 2012
Great for the time it lasted
Had it on friday, saturday the memory jammed, got a new one on tuesday. Main reason I didn't ask for my money back is that it seems to be a very handy and full of surprise camera. Not the best in performance but quite decent in all situations.
June 25, 2013
small size and compact but poor image stability
The size, shape and form is great except image quality. It is lacking because you can't control the image modes, and low light images appear grainy. (it is difficult to keep switching exposure). I wish there was an an image stabilization focus because you have to be very very still with the camera. Also, ISO should be higher to help with low light image stability. I can't tweak these settings mentioned above but I wish I could. Otherwise, it is a good camera (especially the size). For the price of this camera, I wish a Wi-Fi feature would be built in, and/or a way to email or wirelessly send pics to computer or smartphone.
November 2, 2012
Evaluation Coolpix S01
C'est un appareil interresant pour les débutants et pour les personnes qui ne veut pas un appareil trop complexe.
Cette appareil est limite au niveau de la performance. Je préfére mon Nikon D800.
November 5, 2012
Don't waste money, this is worst ever Camera I have ever seen??? from NIkon?
Very Disappointed with this Coolpix S01, the picture quality is worst (even 6 or 8 MP cell phone camera has better picture quality, did not understand purpose of marketing this product? as most of cell phones comes with 10 to 16 MP Camera, it must have had minimum 14 MP, something really is wrong, as I have few Nikon products, including D7000 with few lenses, bought only because it looks small and beatutiful, no setting, no adjustments, cannot add external memory card for extra storage (THE SALES GIRL AT BEST BUY TOLD ME THAT IT HAS A SLOT FOR ADDITIONAL MICRO SD CARD???? may be Best Buy must educate their sales person about the products they are selling) the same camera should have had supported with WIFI, Bluetooth and other connectivitY. The another WORST thing I found is removing cover for attaching cable, I found it so difficult and irritating, I would not recommend this for the price they are selling at, it is not even worth $75
February 2, 2013
Bought this camera thinking it would be great for travel...fell apart and the pictures were cloudy...
December 8, 2012
Poor insight by developers
Not a bad little camera. I have bought DOZENS of Nikon cameras of all styles .
My reason for a poor review is this:
I am trying to limit what I have to have with me when I travel. I recently got an iPAD. This camera HAS to be connected via USB to charge or transfer photos. When I attached the S01 to the iPAD, I get a message the device requires too much power. That's it! I cannot transfer photos to iPAD. I wrote a letter to tech support and the answer was "it is not designed to connect to a tablet".
To ME; this is a HUGE oversight. You can pack around a nice little camera but you also need a laptop or tower to transfer? In this day and age? Absolutely ridiculous. Could do Bluetooth and I would be happy. Or something with WiFi???
I could always charge the camera via USB plug in, but to require too much power that you cannot transfer photos!! = Oversight by Nikon designers IMO
November 8, 2012
Can't transfer photos to computer
Loved everything about it but I could not transfer photos to my Mac! The software would not download to my Mac because my OS 10.5.11 does not reach the minimum requirements, so I tried to download to my wife's Windows 7 computer and this would not work because my AOL browser would quit every time I tried and displayed an error message! Before purchasing, I read all the specs and nowhere did it give minimum OS System requirements. It said compatible with Mac and Windows Systems. Nikon should have made a simple USB connector to transfer the photos to any computer. I reluctantly sent it back for a refund!
January 8, 2014
the camera is small, with touch screen, internal memory and usb chargeable. however i am disappointed because the scene features are minimal and usability and quality does not make this camera in any way better than my phone.
May 14, 2013
When I saw this camera I couldn't wait to get it. I own a d7000 and love it but I wanted a camera I could toss in my purse and have for those "wish I had a camera" moments. What a disappointment. The pics are grainy and the flash does not work right. My camera is actually back at Nikon now so I am looking forward to their explanation.
February 27, 2013
Camera quit working. Red exclamation point on display with no explanation.
We purchased this camera for my daughter on 12/24/2012 to take with her on an extended trip to South America. Of all places, it quit working in the Galapagos. A couple days ago, when she turned it on, a red exclamation point was displayed with no explanation as to why and the camera would not function. She tried the reset button and the battery is charged. The camera has not been damaged (water, sand, impact, etc.) I researched the issue and found numerous other occurrences with some suggestions but no solutions. I could find no reference to the red exclamation point even on the Nikon site, despite a troublesome number of cameras with this same problem. I called Nikon and the rep was unable to offer any solution other than repair. Now I'm having problems finding authorized repair sites in South America and have emailed Nikon for assistance. Needless to say, our daughter is distressed at not having a camera in what may be a once in a lifetime trip and experience.
February 23, 2013
Cute but impractical
When I got this camera for Christmas, I loved it because it was pink and tiny - easy to carry. But this camera is very difficult to focus. It usually takes me 5 tries to get a somewhat decent (although still blurry) picture, and WITH flash. When not using flash in a place without a lot of light, other cameras would take somewhat blurry pictures, but this camera can barely even take the picture! Out of 20, only 3 pictures turn out right. This camera has the ability to capture macro details, but it rarely does so when you're out and about trying to take quick snapshots with other people.
February 3, 2013