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Nikon Coolpix SQ

Nikon Coolpix SQ Digital Camera

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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Pocket Lint and PC Mag.

Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it was a good design. One purchaser mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The design is awesome.”. Jemaerca mentioned “The coolpix sq has a unique design and looks very cool” in their review of this digital camera. Jose mentioned on Amazon “Nice design, breaks with the typical design in compact cameras”.

Four Nikon Coolpix SQ owners who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Aainaa rated it 5 stars and wrote “I was in shock! The SQ is beautiful crafted and designed”. Henshinzero gave the Nikon Coolpix SQ a rating of 4 stars and said twelve years ago “Hip and Trendy Camera!”.

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was well designed. Jose said on Amazon thirteen years ago “The optical it quite good (similar to the one used in nikon's reflexs) - Very well designed menus - Craddle is very useful” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix SQ.

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Good Quality Pictures

Seven people concluded that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer wrote “But, I shoot just for fun and my pictures aren't going on the web or being turned into framed art” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer also wrote “No swivel lens) and i think the images are a little better.”. Henshinzero said on Amazon “I have loaded the latest firmware that Nikon has put out and it takes care of a couple of issues and the pictures have seemed to clean up a bit” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix SQ.

A number of Nikon Coolpix SQ owners who bought the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Aainaa mentioned “The manual shooting is amazing”.

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Good Size

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Henshinzero mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix SQ on Amazon twelve years ago “The camera comes with a started 16mb Compact Flash card, Charger, Easy download pictures to computer cradle, lens cap, battery, USB cable”. J. Yeomans said in their Nikon Coolpix SQ review “Hides the compact flash card is flimsy” however they rated it 40 out of 100. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix SQ review “The Coolpix SQ is a very compact and p”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix SQ owners reckoned that it was a good body shape.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was lightweight. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site Steve's Digicams “The Coolpix SQ is Nikons newest compact, lightweight digital still camera with a high resolution imager”.

One person said that it was a good weight. Aainaa mentioned “At 180gm its the perfect weight” in their review of this digital camera and gave it an excellent review.

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Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix SQ owners who reviewed the product wrote that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix SQ on Amazon thirteen years ago “The image quality is decent--not the best, definitely some noise issues particularly in low light situations”. Also thirteen years ago Jemaerca said “Unique square metal body with rotating lens (the rotating lens is very useful in situations where you can't be directly behind the camera” in their review of this digital camera however they only scored it 3 stars. Jemaerca also wrote “For even better image quality (in a slightly bigger package), also consider canon's sd100”.

Easy to Use

Some Nikon Coolpix SQ reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Thomas A. Owen Jr. said on Amazon “It is handy to get a shot in close quarters” but despite that he gave it a score of 1 stars. Pocket-Lint.com said on expert review site Pocket Lint “It was a surprise that Nikon’s ease of use deserted this model.”.

One Nikon Coolpix SQ owner wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Brand

Nikon cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the superior brands.

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Good Flash

Several people thought the product had a good flash.

Good Quality Lens

Some Nikon Coolpix SQ owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. One purchaser mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix SQ review on Amazon “Use the swivel lens at work all the time (I'm a plastic surgeon”. Jemaerca mentioned “The main selling point of this camera is its rotating lens - this is quite useful when you can't be directly behind the camera when taking your shots” .

Good Technical Features

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “This camera is easy to operate, has great features for beginners” in their review of this digital camera. Jemaerca mentioned “Plus there are other cameras out there that are smaller, have more features” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix SQ. Thirteen years ago Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Steve's Digicams “It features an entirely new body design, unlike anything ever seen before in the Coolpix family”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix SQ reviewer who bought it concluded that it had a good screen. Jemaerca said “Bright, fluid LCD display” in their review of this digital camera. One Nikon Coolpix SQ reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good viewfinder.

Good Battery Life

One person concluded that the product had a good battery life. Aainaa mentioned in their review “The only downside to the SQ is the battery” and scored it very highly.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

As one of the newer cameras, this Nikon digital camera is likely to use better technology.

12 Reasons Against

Poor Owner Reviews

This Nikon digital camera has an average owner rating of 56% based on 10 owner reviews. That puts this camera in the bottom 13% of all the new similar spec cameras.

Not Robust

A few customers wrote that it was not strong and durable. Eleven years ago J. Yeomans wrote on Amazon “Great size, OK images, awful durability” in their review. Jemaerca said in their review on Amazon “No optical viewfinder - this makes it tough when you use this camera in bright sunlight” and gave the product a score of 3 stars.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Some Nikon Coolpix SQ owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was not noisy. Henshinzero wrote on Amazon “Noise is kind of bad” in their review. Henshinzero also wrote “If you're okay with some red eye and a little noise in poorly lit areas then try the firmware download or get a "nighttime" camera like I did”.

Poor Support

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good technical guidance. Jose said in his Nikon Coolpix SQ review “Easy to use, original design, few manual options” . Jose also said “Only few manual options, not incluiding focus, iso, shutter speed”.

Not Waterproof

The Coolpix SQ is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras that were released in the last year are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix SQ, the Coolpix SQ does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix SQ, the Coolpix SQ does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix SQ is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix SQ are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras that have been available for the last year do not have a GPS. The Coolpix SQ is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix SQ, the Nikon Coolpix SQ does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix SQ does not support video recording. Most of the other cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also do not support video recording.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Coolpix SQ does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix SQ also do not have a built-in flash.

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Expert Reviews

(6)
1 June 2006

Nikon Coolpix SQ reviewNikon have been producing swivel-design cameras for several years and were looking here at their latest offering. Unlike most of their other swivel-design cameras, such as... Read more…

16 December 2003

It was a surprise that Nikon?s ease of use deserted this model, but give its replacement and audition and see if there?s been a recovery...

17 June 2003

Specs: Included Memory Amount: 16 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: CompactFlash, Megapixels: 3...

23 February 2003

The Coolpix SQ is Nikons newest compact, lightweight digital still camera with a high resolution imager and a swiveling Nikkor 3x zoom lens. It features an entirely new body design, unlike... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 November 2011 by Thomas A. Owen Jr.
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This is the second of this particular camera I have used, and despite the small led screen, it is handy to get a shot in close quarters. unfortunately the camera stopped working within 2 weeks. It... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2005 by Lima, Peru

I bought this camera in the US when I was travelling with my family. I am Peruvian. It worked fine. I really liked it and learned to used it for family pictures. However, I didn't use it for about... Read more…

Reviewed 3 January 2005 by J. Yeomans

Great size, OK images, awful durability. We've had to return the camera to Nikon for repair once and now it needs to go back. The door that secures the battery in place and hides the compact flash... Read more…

Reviewed 2 November 2004 by HenshinZero

I purchased an SQ not too long ago and I have to say that its a pretty good camera! The styling will instantly shock people! I have had people crowd around me and swoon over the design of this... Read more…

Reviewed 1 June 2004 by Colin

This is the worst camera I ever used. Nikon should take back all these camera's and provide other Nikon camera's in place. They are able to create cool camera's so why did they create such a... Read more…

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