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from State College, PA, USA
Comments about Nikon CoolPix S6500 16.0 MP Point & Shoot Digital Camera - Red:
Bought this camera for my wife as a birthday present and it worked fine for about 2 years (this is with sporadic use, maybe once per month on average), then she went to power it on one day and it would not turn on (she had taken pictures the day before and was attempting to download the photos). Thinking it was a battery (after charging it and still not working), I purchased a new one, which did not help. I have had other Nikon products (and still do), but the quality of this product is terrible in comparison!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Very Satisfied With My Coolpix S6500 Camera
So far using my camera has been a lot of fun. The pics are incredible the videos are superb! Sound on video sounds scratchy when viewing replay on camera. Once you download it using Quick Time Player, it sounds much different, but if not satisfied you can adjust accordingly. I love all the features the camera has to offer and have used them frequently. When in doubt use auto focus. :) The only glitch so far was trying to find a replacement battery. Mine is just fine, but I wanted a backup battery. Should any of you need a place to purchase one here is a website where you can order replacement batteries. Hope you have as much fun and success with your camera as I have with mine. Stay focused and snap away! :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Templeton, MA, USA
Even I can do it! (I am technologically challenged.) Actually, this is my second Coolpix S6500. I unfortunately lost my first, and immediately went out and purchased the same to replace it.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Lens Problems & Poor Support
from Carmel, CA, USA
We have owned two of these cameras. They provide everything we look for in a simple point and shoot. However both cameras have developed lens problems. On the first the telescopic function often malfunctions. On the other, the lens aperture does not close completely. On the second, it failed within the warranty period. I mailed to the service center address provided with the warranty. After 3 weeks it was returned by USPS as undeliverable. I called support. She promised to e-mail the correct address. I never received it. I registered at the Nikon site and asked for the correct address. Three days later, I have not received it. I called support again and asked for the address over the phone. I have mailed the camera to the new address at my expense (twice). Let's see what happens now.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This is my second Nikon. I am going to wait to complete my review until I see how the service is.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Best little camera ever
I have taken great pictures in all kinds of conditions - sun - rain - low light, sunset - museum I like to backpack this is light and small enough to take anywhere I like this camera so much when I lost the 1st one in a museum, I purchased the same thing....
from San Antonio, TX, USA
I got this camera just before a big vacation. Thanks to its ease of use, I was able to take great pictures starting off. It is the perfect size and the big zoom is my favorite part. Also what you see in the window is what you get, clear picture and all. I did have a little trouble with night pictures, which would not have been a problem if I had had a full manual to explain, as I didn't have time to see CD or check online before leaving and no way to do it there. A written manual would have been quicker and easier on the spot. The only other thing I noticed was the on/off button is so tiny, you must press pretty hard to make it work. Other than that, I love my new camera!
Just bought, already broken.
We just picked up this camera and it broke on the first real attempt to use it. Missed out on graduation photos thanks to the lens getting stuck. It was never dropped or damaged in any way. The camera will be returned today and replaced with a different brand. If you insist on getting a Nikon product, go through a store with a good return policy. I've read some troubling reviews of customer service and so I won't even be going that route.
Point and shoot
Have had the camera for a little over one year. Used mostly for vacation shots in Oregon last September. Battery life was good and chargeable feature is nice unless you go out with low power. Auto focus works well if you are not trigger happy and wait for the focus to engage. Quality of photos was good to excellent and that is above average for me. Screen size is generous. Reliability has been good. I also have an older Canon Power Shot and the cameras are comparable with the Nikon having more pixels and a better zoom. I recommend the camera for the casual user.
Nice camera, simple to use, good for amatuers
I bought this camera for my wife. She loves it. Very light, simple to use which is what she wanted. I have a complex camera. it is not simple and heavy. I see the biggest problem with the camera is the slick finish, which makes it easy to drop if you don't have the strap around the wrist. Need some rough edges somewhere so it is easier to hold on to.
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