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Nikon COOLPIX S2600 - Sample Images: ISO Performance

By Paul Nuttall



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Nikon COOLPIX S2600 full

Images displayed below are the same crop of the above still-life image.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 80

ISO 80 - Little noise or distortion is evident at the lowest setting.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 100

ISO 100 - At the next lowest setting, images are still clean and lacking in noise.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 200

ISO 200 - Noise begins to creep in, with attempts at noise reduction resulting in distortion of fine detail.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 400

ISO 400 - A speckling and smudging effect starts to feature at the next ISO setting.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 800

ISO 800 - Although images appear less grainy at ISO 800, noise reduction results in a harsh softening of fine detail.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 1600

ISO 1600 - Images appear unsightly at ISO 1600, with a purple tint appearing alongside a harsh mottled grain.

Nikon COOLPIX S2600 3200

ISO 3200 - This setting is at a reduced 3MP resolution, and is best avoided entirely.

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  • Build Quality 6
  • Design & Features 7
  • Image Quality 6
  • Value 7

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Jerome Nolas

May 1, 2012, 4:35 pm

Why did you block my comment? What's wrong with "IQ is so bad it must be North Korean edition...Cuban edition would make you happy? How about IQ is so bad they sent back from Korea back to Nikon...


May 1, 2012, 5:07 pm

Because I was a little suspicious of the number of comments you'd left in one fell swoop, and the North Korean comment in particular is not really appropriate. I may be light-hearted but it is ultimately racist and doesn't add anything worthwhile to the 'discussion'.

Jerome Nolas

May 1, 2012, 11:35 pm

I was so disappointed with pictures IQ I wrote what I wrote. I am the last person on this planet who would be a racist...that's all. Hope you understand.


May 2, 2012, 2:23 am

Fair enough. One day we'll get a good comments system that means such issues shouldn't be a problem in the future.

vipin 8051

September 21, 2012, 3:27 pm

I bought this camera a few days before.But i m very much disappointed with the Quality of Image.may better to buy any other camera other than this model.


July 12, 2013, 4:51 am

this is a pos. had it for 2 years & crap from day one. Will not buy a nikon, regardless of reviews, ever, as a protest.


October 1, 2013, 4:46 pm

I had this for 3 weeks. I have no idea what quality the pictures are since I didn't get to make any... After 3 weeks sitting in the box I tried to charge the battery and was DEAD. My first and last Nikon ;)


October 12, 2013, 4:53 pm

This model is having a problem of recharging battery once it is completely dried out.

shamsu tva

August 31, 2015, 10:51 am

i want buy second hand, how can i know when brought this one?

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