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Nikon's swivel design digital cameras have always been popular for their ability to frame shots at unusual angles. Thanks to the two-part body, photographers can shoot over people's heads and know they got the critical shot. Or shoot unobtrusively on the street at waist level. All in a very small package.
The Nikon Coolpix S4 carries on this tradition – with a particularly nice bonus: an internal 10x optical zoom (equivalent to 38 – 380mm in 35mm terms). In a camera only 4.4” x 2.7” x 1.4” that's no mean feat.
Of course, the S4 offers more than just a great zoom. The 6 MP CCD provides more than enough resolution for sharp 8” x 10” enlargements. The 2.5” LCD monitor is bright – and rather large for such a small camera. There are 16 scene modes (including Panorama Assist and Sunset), plus movie capability.
Using rechargeable NiMH batteries (AA size), you can get up to 290 shots on a single charge.