Nikon Coolpix S620 Review

Review posted 09/16/2009

Nikon has released several ultra-compact models for 2009, including the S620. The little brother of the Coolpix S630, the S620 combines a stylish exterior that's available in five unique colors (noble purple, jet black, dusty pink, sky blue and rich pear) with various Nikon Coolpix standard features, like D-lighting, Face Detection, a Nikkor zoom lens, etc.

In addition, the S620 also boasts Nikon's EXPEED image processing, enhanced Smart Portrait System, and 4-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization technology (lens-shift, motion detection, high ISO, best shot selector). These technologies combined will help users capture pleasing snapshots in various shooting situations.

Nikon CoolPix S620 Major Features:

  • 12 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.33' CCD Image Sensor
  • 4x wide-angle optical zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens, f2.7-f5.8
  • 2.7-inch High Resolution TFT-LCD with 230,000 Dots
  • EXPEED Image Processor
  • 4-Way VR Image Stabilization:
    • Nikon's Optical VR Image Stabilization
    • Motion Detection
    • High ISO 6400
    • Best Shot Selector (BSS)
  • Shooting Modes: Auto, Scene, Smile,Subject Tracking and Movie
  • Standard Definition Movies: 640x480 or 320x240
  • Nikon's Smart Portrait System:
    • Smile Mode
    • Blink Proof
    • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
    • Enhanced Face-Priority AF
    • D-Lighting
  • Auto Scene Selector
  • AF Modes: Face Priority, Auto (9-Area automatic selection, Manual (99 focus areas), Center
  • Exposure compensation: +/-2EV in 1/3-step increments
  • 1/1500 sec. - 2 sec. shutter speed (4 sec. Fireworks show scene mode)
  • 1/4000 sec. - 1/15 sec. (Sport Continuous)
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • USB 2.0 connectivity for PC and Mac
  • PictBridge compatible

Included Accessories:

  • Li-ion rechargeable battery EN-EL12
  • Battery Charger MH-65
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM

The Nikon Coolpix S620 is available now with an MSRP of $269.95.

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