Nikon S60 Digital Camera Review

Posted: February 17, 2009
Nikon S60 Digital Camera Review

This 10 megapixel point and shoot digi comes with a 3.5" touch screen with tap focusing, a pretty sweet Nikkor lens, and an Expeed image processor all for just $250. So, is it worth it?

What You Need to Know

  • The camera has virtually no buttons on it, which gives it a sleek look and it doesn't have a lens cover or anything like that protruding from the body, so it fits nicely in a pocket
  • It is almost 1" thick and weighs about 5.5 oz., which means it might be a bit bigger than you want, overall
  • It's got another huge 3.5" touch screen (like the Sony Wi-Fi camera)
  • The icons are big and you can do swipes, but there are times when your touch won't register
  • You can also tap-focus on anything in the frame, which works well
  • There's also fun stuff like retouching and drawing on pictures
  • Overall, the touch screen is cool to have but it's not any faster than using buttons
  • Outdoor shots with a lot of light look good; colors are bright and there is a good amount of detail
  • However, indoor and low-light shots are sub-par at best; there is a lot of grain, a tendency to be out of focus, and sometimes the flash causes "lens flares" on the image


  • $250
  • The image quality alone is enough to make this not worth the price
  • Yes, it's easy and fun to use, but you can get the a camera that takes much better pictures (Canon SD1100) for almost $100 less

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