Nikon hits a sweet spot with the Coolpix S4

Coolpix s4I think the Nikon Coolpix S4 is the compact camera for me.  I need a camera small enough to carry around in my Booq bag but all the cameras of that size that I’ve looked at had a big failing.  Most of them only have a 2x or at best 3x optical zoom making them pretty useless for any longer distance shots.  The Nikon Coolpix S4 shatters that limitation with a, get this, 10x optical zoom!  The camera itself offers 6 mega-pixel resolution and still is only 4.4 x 2.7 x 1.4 inches in size and weighs only 7.2 ounces.  There is a 4x digital zoom to accompany the 10x optical zoom making this the most capable camera I’ve seen at anywhere near this size.  The unique swiveling lens lets you take pictures from virtually any position and I am happy to see it uses SD cards.  MSRP is $399.95

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