Nikon Coolpix S4000 12.0MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch Touch-Panel LCD (Plum)
Product Description
Touch control is the intuitive and fun way to shoot, view and retouch images. The 3-inch. HVGA (460k-dot) touch control LCD for the COOLPIX S4000 maximizes the fun and efficiency, whether navigating the user-friendly menu interface or enjoying fingertip control over most shooting and playback functions. Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera, Silver Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 Charging AC Adapter EH-68P USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP14 Strap AN-CP19 Stylus TP-1 Software Suite CD-ROM
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #18473 in Camera & Photo
  • Color: Plum
  • Brand: Nikon
  • Model: S4000 Plum
  • Dimensions: 2.24" h x .79" w x 3.74" l, .29 pounds
  • Display size: 3
  • Product Features
  • 12.0 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • Bright 3.0-inch touch-panel LCD; Sensitive Response Touch Panel; Touch Shutter and Autofocus
  • 4x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
  • 720p HD movie recording at 24 fps
  • 4-way VR Image Stabilization System; Smart Portrait System
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    320 of 323 people found the following review helpful.
    5A much needed improvement of the coolpix range
    By Jared
    I found the last generation of coolpix cameras to be disappointing at best. This one however has received some massive improvements.

    1. It's very very fast

    It is speedy in all ways possible. The shutter response time in almost instantaneous. As soon as you click the button the photo takes... give 1 additional second in poor lighting at worst. Best of all is the photo navigation. Remember those old coolpix commercials where Ashton Kutcher would flick his finger and all the photos would scroll by fast? That never worked before, but it actually does on this one. There is no lag whatsoever on photo viewing or changing settings.

    2. Excellent photo quality

    I was playing with this in best buy and it took very noticeably clearer photos than the other camera in the same price range... including the Canon powershots. Its actually what made me decide to buy one before I learned all the other good stuff.

    3. Functionality

    It doesn't allow manual exposure and aperture controls because of its size. However they give you a ton of different scene modes to play around with. Some are a little too niche to matter, but all the main ones are there. Also you can do lots of adjustments to a photo that has already been taken. These are made even easier by using the little included stylus which hangs off your camera strap. The camera has a very good feature which allows you to choose the focus of your picture simply by tapping it on the screen. Finally a purpose to using a touch screen besides flashiness.

    4. Looks

    Its slim and the screen is large and clear. It's very minimalistic with only 2 buttons on the back. The camera looks very traditional and minimalistic, like most of the coolpix range. It doesn't look or feel cheap by all means, but you're not gonna turn heads when you use it... unless of course you're caught scrolling your library (which does feel pretty cool).

    The Bad Parts

    This camera only has a couple of negative issues. First off, the lens does not retract into the body when you're viewing photos. It means you can switch to shooting really fast, but it also burdens the way in which you can hold your camera. I would have liked to have been able to hold it flat in my palm while looking at my photos. Another problem is that it doesn't use a battery charger, it charges with a usb cable that plugs directly into the camera. It comes with an AC power adapter that you can plug the cable into if you want... kind of like what an ipod uses. I guess it makes everything simpler and you can carry less stuff when you travel, but I like to charge extra batteries while I'm using my camera.

    The touchscreen has a slightly matte surface. Which means it gets very dirty very fast. I put a surface shield on this immediately and it has eliminated that problem completely... but it also makes the touch controls slightly less responsive. If you do this, you can still control the camera well with your finger, but it's faster and easier to navigate photos with the stylus.

    I HIGHLY recommend this camera to anyone needing a good point and shoot, especially if speed is important to you.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5Very pleased.
    By JillinoisRN
    This is a great little point and shoot. I have been looking for a second camera to use for photographing very realistic dolls I paint and sell. I'd been using a Coolpix S4000, and had good results, but thought I'd try another Nikon with 20MP. It was horrible- all photos were blurred, so I sent it back within 24 hours of getting it.

    I came back to the S4000, and don't regret it at all. I got a different color from my first, to tell them apart (personal photos vs. photos for selling the dolls). There are many different settings for outdoors, portraits, macro, landscape, etc. I keep both of them set on auto flash, and the doll camera is kept on Macro most of the time, for close ups on fingernails and eyes- when I crop them, they don't lose sharpness. I've used the auto-timer with great success when I want to be in a photo (family shots). I did a LOT of 35mm SLR photography in the past, and while I still enjoy those photographs, the photos from this is definitely adequate for my needs- whether family photos, outdoor photos, to take to museums, etc.

    Bottom line: It is a good enough camera to have gotten another one, 3 years after getting the first.

    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
    4Better Than I Expected!
    By K.O. Baecker
    When I was first scouring the net for reviews on this baby, I kept coming across "image resolution not as good as advertised" and "deleting photos is such a pain" but personally, I found the resolution of this camera absolutely amazing. While I do agree that it does take a while to delete individual photos, it's actually not so bad when you're deleting photos en masse. (A lot of people complained of the absence of that particular feature, but in reality you just zoom out while flipping through photos, hit the little garbage bin, just tap each photo you want to delete, and hit OK.) The flash is surprisingly pretty good, though you have to hold down the shutter button for like, two whole seconds, and it's crazy bright, but it's tolerable. And I love the flash-only-to-reduce-red-eye option! The start up and shut down is nice and quick, too. I like how slim and small it is, makes it easier to just shove in my skinny jeans pocket or into a small handbag. The touch-screen is also pretty magnificent, and it's actually really sensitive to touch; there's an option to take a photo just by tapping the screen, and all I did was graze my fingertip on the screen and it took the photo! (The camera comes with a stylus, in case you're like me: paranoid about getting icky finger prints and such on your screen.) Editing isn't great, but the quality makes up for it. And what made this even better was the very reliable shipping. Overall, I definitely recommend this camera. But if slight lag, super-bright flashes and touch screens aren't your thing, I suggest looking for something else.

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    Editorial Reviews

    From the Manufacturer

    Nikon's Coolpix S4000 creates touching memories by combining 12.0 effective megapixels, 4x wide-angle Zoom-Nikkor glass lens and an amazing 3.0-inch High Resolution HVGA (460k-dot) touch-panel LCD with sensitive touch. The Coolpix S4000 also features HD (720p) movies for high quality movie recording. The Coolpix S4000, with Nikon's EXPEED image processing concept, 4-way VR Image Stabilization System and Smart Portrait System enables you to get incredible pictures, incredibly easy. Nikon's Scene Auto Selector automatically analyses the scene you are taking and adjusts the scene mode for you. All you have to do is compose, then touch!

    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights

    Stylish design and intuitive touch-control operation over an exciting set of advanced functions for shooting and viewing

    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    Integrating elegant design and intuitive operation, Coolpix S4000 is a stylishly slim compact camera equipped with a touch screen interface that places a variety of controls at the fingertips. The Coolpix S4000's advanced functions and delightfully compact design makes picture-taking and playback more exciting.

    With a spacious 3-inch 460k-dot LCD featuring Nikon's Clear Color Display and intuitive fingertip shooting control, the Coolpix S4000 brings a new dimension of fun and visual beauty to photography.

    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    The Coolpix S4000 offers advanced shooting features that fully utilize the touch screen. With Touch Shutter, users can select their subject by a single touch on the screen to adjust focus and exposure, and to automatically release the shutter. White Balance can also be adjusted by touch in Food mode by dragging a finger to move the slider marker. The Coolpix S4000 is also equipped with Subject Tracking, which automatically follows and focuses on a subject selected by touch.

    Touch control also lends a new dimension of fun to viewing and retouching images. The speed and ease of fingertip scrolling through images and instant image selection makes other forms of control pale in comparison. Then there is the supplied stylus that can be used with a variety of input, retouch and image enhancement functions. Included is the Paint Function, which enables memos, drawings, colorful borders or stamps to be added directly to images.

    Another important feature of the Coolpix S4000 is its high performance imaging capabilities. 12.0 effective megapixels of sharp resolution is matched to the compositional freedom of a precision 4x zoom, Nikkor lens that ably covers focal lengths from 27-108mm (35mm format equivalent). Advanced digital image-processing faithfully reproduces fine details and subtle tones, delivers quick response, and maintains image quality and clarity when taking advantage of extended light sensitivity settings as high as ISO 3200.

    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights

    Nikon Coolpix S4000 Feature Highlights

    EXPEED digital imaging technology
    Nikon's smarter approach to digital imaging technology. From image capture to processing, Nikon's comprehensive EXPEED digital imaging concept encompasses the entire picture-taking operation. EXPEED is much more than a processing engine; it is a revolution in digital photography.

    3-inch, 460k-dot TFT LCD featuring Nikon's Clear Color Display with touch screen control
    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    The 3-inch LCD featuring Clear Color Display for the Coolpix S4000 is a delight to both the eyes and the fingers. Its large size and high-resolution make picture-taking and playback more enjoyable. The screen resists fingerprints, and features anti-reflection coating for better display in bright situations.

    High-Definition movie recording
    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    Entertain audiences with movies that capture the impact of the scene with HD. The Coolpix S4000 can shoot up to 1.5 hours* of HD movies (720p) with sound at 30fps.
    *Recording stops automatically after 29 minutes. This figure is based on in-house testing standards and stated for recording at 25°C with a fully charged EN-EL12 battery. Actual results may vary greatly depending on factors that include differences in ambient temperature, and the amount of zoom and autofocus operations used.

    Four advanced image stabilizing features* help ensure sharper results
    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    Nikon's Electronic VR image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. ISO 3200 capability allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. And, Nikon's original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.
    * The camera selects and uses only the features required to optimize each image.

    Intelligent automation contributes to carefree shooting
    Nikon's Scene Auto Selector eliminates the need to manually select a scene mode to match the shot, and this makes it faster and easier to capture the moment in beautiful fashion. The Coolpix S4000 uses this intelligent function to analyze the subject and its surrounding settings and automatically selects the most appropriate of the following six scene modes to achieve optimal results--Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up, or Backlight.

    Nikon's exclusive Smart Portrait System
    Nikon Coolpix Digital Camera highlights
    Automatically detecting as many as 12 faces in the shot, Face-priority AF helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the priority subject smiles and offers the Blink Proof function, which automatically shoots two sequential frames and saves the one in which the subject's eyes are open-wide. Now featuring faster processing speed, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.

    Nikon Coolpix S4000 Other Features
    • 16 scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
    • Scene Auto Selector
    • D-Lighting
    • Auto Sort function
    • Quick Retouch
    • Approx. 45 MB of internal memory
    • USB charging via Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P (AR) or PC
    What's in the Box
    • EN-EL10 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
    • EH-68P AC Adapter/Charger
    • UC-E6 USB Cable
    • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
    • AN-CP19 Strap
    • Stylus TP-1
    • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM

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