October 6, 2006, Newsletter Issue #9: Nikon Offers Compact Swivel-Body Super-Zoom

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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.

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