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Nikon CoolPix S610c - Test Shots - Exposure Evaluation

By Cliff Smith



Our Score:


Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera's overall image quality, including the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.


The 28mm-equivalent wide angle lens is great for panoramic shots.


The telephoto end of the zoom is equivalent to 112mm, about the same as a normal 3x zoom compact.


Colour rendition is generally excellent.


Bother featureless shadows and burned out highlights in this high contrast shot.


Flash range and coverage is about average for this class of camera.


Low light shooting without a flash at 1600 ISO. Not a bad picture really, as long as it's small.

Overall Score


Scores In Detail

  • Value 4
  • Image Quality 7
  • Build Quality 9

James Thomes

October 17, 2008, 11:58 pm

"Even with the camera mounted on a solid tripod, the image stabilisation turned on and using the 2-second self timer to fire the shutter, the S610c still shows camera shake"

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Apologies to Nikon! Image Stabilizers, Rule no. 1: when the camera is mounted on a tripod, the IS system must be turned off! It seems, cliff, that the blur was caused by non other factor than the IS, which was "fooled" by the steadiness of the camera.

Having clarified this, your reviews are great. Thanks!



Cliff Smith

November 3, 2008, 10:47 pm

I've used a great many cameras with image stabilisation, including optical, mechanical and electronic, and I've never found it necessary to turn the IS off when using it on a tripod before.


January 11, 2009, 4:58 pm

Thanks a lot Cliff ! because I formerly had a Coolpix S6 and liked it, I was ver muchinclined to byuing Coolpix S610c But then I read your review and I think I am going to get the Panasonic TZ5. If you get my mail, what do you think ? I use my camera for my blog, but I also like taking nice shots. See my albums on my blog : http://jocelynes.canalblog....

Hope to hear from you. Have a beautiful year full of beautiful photos !


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