The COOLPIX S4 is a compact digital camera with 6.0 megapixel resolution and a 10x Zoom-Nikkor lens. It’s slim, versatile swivel design offers a wide range of shooting angles for greater creative freedom and its large, bright 2.5-inch LCD display makes it a pleasure to review shots. This camera also features the Nikon exclusive D-Lighting, Face-priority AF and Red-Eye Fix picture-enhancing technologies.
This camera has a swiveling body that allows the lens and LCD section to move independently. It enables shooting picture from much more imaginative angles, like from the waist or overhead and allows better composition for self-portraits.
The S4 features a 10x Zoom-Nikkor lens that delivers a 38-380mm zoom range (35mm equivalent) that gives the user the freedom to capture everything from extreme close-ups to architecture and landscapes.
A large, bright 2.5-inch LCD that makes it easy to compose pictures and simple to play back the results on the spot.
The D-Lighting function enables the user to rescue shots taken with insufficient flash or excessive backlight. The user simply has to select the image in question and D-Lighting automatically creates a copy, but with enhanced detail and lighting wherever necessary.
In Portrait Mode, the COOLPIX S4 offers the handy Face-priority AF function, which has the clever ability to detect the presence of a human face in the shot. Once detected, Face-priority achieves sharp focus on the face automatically, producing pleasing portraits no matter where the subject was positioned in the shot.
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which has the ability to detect the unfortunate red-eye effect that can occur when taking portraits with flash. Automatically correcting for the effect for a better quality portrait, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix lets you use the flash with greater confidence.
The COOLPIX S4 is equipped with a useful Blur Warning function. Alerting the user whenever a shot may have been compromised by camera shake, it provides a chance to take another image before leaving the scene.
The S4 can be powered with a pair of AA-size batteries, which are widely available around the world in alkaline, lithium or other forms, making the camera well suited to travel.
A selection of 4 Movie Modes offering up to 15fps performance. 3 of these modes also record sound, while the 4th is a Time-lapse movie function that allows the capture of action taking place over an extended period.
Offering PictBridge compatibility, the COOLPIX S4 makes printing easy, allowing the camera to be directly connected to compatible printers to produce photographs without the need for a computer.
Effective pixels (million)
Optical/Digital zoom [x]
LCD monitor (inch)
CCD sensor size (W x H) [inch]
Focal length (35mm film equivalent) [mm]
f = 6.3 - 63 [38 - 380]
Movie with sound
Approx. 13.5 MB
Approx. weight w/o batteries & storage media [g]
Dimension (WxHxD) [mm]
111.5 x 68.5 x 37