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Nikon - Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

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Nikon - Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera
 
3.9

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This is truly a great camera!

I am reviewing the Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital camera. Let me just start off by saying that this is really a great camera for the novice, or experienced photographer. It has an effective...Read complete review

I am reviewing the Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital camera. Let me just start off by saying that this is really a great camera for the novice, or experienced photographer. It has an effective range of 4.0 megapixels, and a 3x optical zoom! I have found that the 4.0 megapixel range is capable of reproducing great high detail pictures, which make great 5x7 prints. Nikon cameras, even when rated at a lower megapixel rating still tend to have a higher quality cmos sensor capable of capturing more vivid detail than many other consumer brands. The 3x optical zoom is also a very nice addition to the unit itself. The optical zoom is really great for adjusting and getting a little closer for those special shots. After one has reached the threshold of 3x, it goes into the mode of digital zoom, and maintains its quality rather well until it has reached its furthest zoom point. The Lense is a nikor lense, which is of the highest quality optics one can reach before going into speciality optics, such as carl zeiss, and leupold. The camera's size is also particularly good. It can fit into your pocket or small carrying case very efficiently, and is easy to tote around on the go. It also is designed with a very hard shell case,built of very high quality plastics. The camera is also chock full of camera field modes settings, such as macro, snow underwater, birthday party, fireworks show, museum, and oudoor modes. Each of these preset modes work great with the corresponding fields associated to that unique field. Macro is exceptionally good for taking up close shots, even in combination with the zoom  feature, museum is great for taking high clarity inside shots, snow is great for bright light situations, or high white tonalities, Underwater mode captured pictures through the waters surface, and in settings such as aquariums really well, Birthday party is good for image stabilization, and bright colors, and fireworks show adjusts the flash timing to get great high clarity pictures a night without over exposing with the flash burst. One can also adjust the individual iso settings, pertaing to the exposure of the photograph. The unit also offers a video capture mode, which is great for capturing those oments in a small but high quality format. It will output them as a .mov file extension, viewable in quicktime, or Windows media player with the proper plugins. There is a small amount of onboard storage in the unit, but the bulk of your memory will be expandable memory in the form of an sd memory card. These must be the full size cards, but will work with micro and mini sd cards with the proper adapters. It will read cards well over 4gb in size, and has several quality modes for either reducing or greatening the amount of memory the pictures actually take up. There is also a mode which is used specifically for capturing high energy and high motion shots. it is on the click wheel of the cameras control center. The setup memue lets you adjust the background image on your cameras lcd viewfinder screen, and you can choose various sounds to use when performing certain actions. The control panel is very intuitive and easily controlable. It consists of a rotating click wheel, zoom buttons directly beside this, and straight down another arrow pad, with delete, and view buttons directly below it. There is also a menu button, and an lcd viewfinder and a traditional viewfinder if you choose to conserve energy and take pictures that way. The on and off switch are directly on top of the unit, and the unit comes with a wrist strap, to help one avoid dropping the unit, and breaking it. Battery power is a must with this unit, and it wil run smoothly off of two nickel metal hydride batteries. Do not use regular double a's as they will be sucked dry in about 5 or 10 minutes. At the base of the unit is a place to screw in a tripod attatchment. Your connection to the computer is done via Nikon's own proprietary plugs, which when connected with provided unit, will allow one to hook their computer to the camera, for image transfers, and removal of the images from its memory. There is also a  cord that comes with the unit, which provides a connection to the televison, and allows  one to show slide shows or watch the videos saved on their camera. Battery life is about several 3-5 hours of use, after at least one five hour charging. The unit itself is a very capable one in the Nikon line of cameras, and for an affordable price as well. I have taken many pictures and work in photoediting and image restoratiom, and everything I've ever shot  really is brought to life with the color and vision of this camera. It is one of the finest quality cameras outside of the slr stage cameras from nikon, which are unbelievable. It is very reliable, and rugged to a point, but it is always ready to bounce into action when one calls on it.The images adjust much of the tonality inside the cam before even having to edit and masterusing adobe photoshop, and others . The unit is a very straightforward one, and taking pictures really is pleasurable, when you know that your pictures are ging to do

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Great camera and great pictures!!

My wife and I have had a Nikon Coolpix 4600 for five years now and have been very pleased with its quality photos, durability and its ease to use.  We use rechargeable...Read complete review

My wife and I have had a Nikon Coolpix 4600 for five years now and have been very pleased with its quality photos, durability and its ease to use.  We use rechargeable batteries in this camera and have been very successful with taking it on trips and documenting our adventures.  I really enjoy photography and find it fun to use the different image settings to get neat pictures in sepia tone, black and white, etc.  It has a video recording function on it, but it does not record the audio, so that is really not worth using at all.  Since is it only like 4 megapixels you can get a bunch of pictures on a small memory card, so that is one nice thing.  On the other hand where it only is 4 megapixels you don't get very good quality shots when you are comparing the photos taken with nicer cameras that are out there now.  One of the worst things about this camera is that it takes horrible pictures in doors and many times you really cant fix them to make them look better.  If you are using this outside where there is plenty of light you are good to go.

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4.0

Great little camera!

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from Kelso, WA

Comments about Nikon - Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera:

I bought this camera last year and I love it.  I got it to replace my Kodak Easyshare and I must say, this camera is a huge improvement!  It takes great pictures and is easy to use.  The only complaints I have are: 1) the shutter tends to be slow and cause pics to come out blurry a lot and 2) the instructions are rather complicated.  So it's entirely possible the slow shutter speed issue is fixable and I just haven't figured out how to fix it yet.  But other than than that, I really enjoy using this compact, light-weight camera to take great pics of my family.

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4.0

inexpensive starter camera. good value

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from Parker, SD

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we bought this camera several years ago and it's been great for an everyday starter camera. wished it had sound on the video but not a big deal.  also could do better with the lighting.  overall having a digital camera has been one of the best investments we've made!

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5.0

This is a great camera if you like to take a lot of pictures.

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from Budd Lake, NJ

Comments about Nikon - Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera:

I love this product and I think you will too!  This is a great digital camera that has many features to it.  These features include, 4.0 megapixels, 3x optical zoom, in-camera red-eye fix, video, and options for the scenario.  Some of the options that it has are:  fireworks show, indoor, outdoor, underwater, etc.  If you are into photography, this is the camera for you!

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2.0

A waste of money!

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from Gainesville, FL

Comments about Nikon - Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera:

I have had this camera for two and a half years.  My husband and I have not been happy with it since its purchase.  Big mistake!  We cannot believe it does not have sound for its videos (however, the newer versions do).  Our shutter is stuck open; other friends' coolpix cameras have shared the same problem, but there is nothing to fix it.  You have to learn how to use the settings properly or your pics won't take well.  The camera sometimes doesn't even save your pic, so you have to constantly check for them!  Overall, we are very disappointed in Nikon and this camera.

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5.0

nikon coolpix is awesome

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from Crawford, CO

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for all you digital camera people out there. you need to try this one out, nikon coolpix digital camera. easy to use and takes great pics, and your options of downloadind, sending etc. are endless if you don't own one, i suggest you go out and get one. my kids can use it and manage all settings, very simple to use and the features on the camera are great too. i know they have a lot of different digital cameras out there, but this one is under 100.00 my family enjoys takin pictures with this camera.

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3.0

Great camera and great pictures!!

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from Sterling, CO

Comments about Nikon - Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera:

My wife and I have had a Nikon Coolpix 4600 for five years now and have been very pleased with its quality photos, durability and its ease to use.  We use rechargeable batteries in this camera and have been very successful with taking it on trips and documenting our adventures.  I really enjoy photography and find it fun to use the different image settings to get neat pictures in sepia tone, black and white, etc.  It has a video recording function on it, but it does not record the audio, so that is really not worth using at all.  Since is it only like 4 megapixels you can get a bunch of pictures on a small memory card, so that is one nice thing.  On the other hand where it only is 4 megapixels you don't get very good quality shots when you are comparing the photos taken with nicer cameras that are out there now.  One of the worst things about this camera is that it takes horrible pictures in doors and many times you really cant fix them to make them look better.  If you are using this outside where there is plenty of light you are good to go.

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5.0

Nikon coolpix 4600 Digital camera

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from Pembine, WI

Comments about Nikon - Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera:

I needed a camera to do pictures for my Ebay site and the one I had did not do the job my husband bought Nikon coolpix 4600  for me a couple years ago,and it has been my prefered camera since,the picture quality is great,the zoom lens is excellent,the camera is so easy to use,The red eye fix in the program sure helps when taking pictures of the kids,my husband say I could use another camera because this one I have had for a while,but I dont feel I need another one this one is for me,it also records video which I dont use much but its there when I need it

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4.0

This is truly a great camera!

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from Pinson, AL

Comments about Nikon - Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera:

I am reviewing the Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital camera. Let me just start off by saying that this is really a great camera for the novice, or experienced photographer. It has an effective range of 4.0 megapixels, and a 3x optical zoom! I have found that the 4.0 megapixel range is capable of reproducing great high detail pictures, which make great 5x7 prints. Nikon cameras, even when rated at a lower megapixel rating still tend to have a higher quality cmos sensor capable of capturing more vivid detail than many other consumer brands. The 3x optical zoom is also a very nice addition to the unit itself. The optical zoom is really great for adjusting and getting a little closer for those special shots. After one has reached the threshold of 3x, it goes into the mode of digital zoom, and maintains its quality rather well until it has reached its furthest zoom point. The Lense is a nikor lense, which is of the highest quality optics one can reach before going into speciality optics, such as carl zeiss, and leupold. The camera's size is also particularly good. It can fit into your pocket or small carrying case very efficiently, and is easy to tote around on the go. It also is designed with a very hard shell case,built of very high quality plastics. The camera is also chock full of camera field modes settings, such as macro, snow underwater, birthday party, fireworks show, museum, and oudoor modes. Each of these preset modes work great with the corresponding fields associated to that unique field. Macro is exceptionally good for taking up close shots, even in combination with the zoom  feature, museum is great for taking high clarity inside shots, snow is great for bright light situations, or high white tonalities, Underwater mode captured pictures through the waters surface, and in settings such as aquariums really well, Birthday party is good for image stabilization, and bright colors, and fireworks show adjusts the flash timing to get great high clarity pictures a night without over exposing with the flash burst. One can also adjust the individual iso settings, pertaing to the exposure of the photograph. The unit also offers a video capture mode, which is great for capturing those oments in a small but high quality format. It will output them as a .mov file extension, viewable in quicktime, or Windows media player with the proper plugins. There is a small amount of onboard storage in the unit, but the bulk of your memory will be expandable memory in the form of an sd memory card. These must be the full size cards, but will work with micro and mini sd cards with the proper adapters. It will read cards well over 4gb in size, and has several quality modes for either reducing or greatening the amount of memory the pictures actually take up. There is also a mode which is used specifically for capturing high energy and high motion shots. it is on the click wheel of the cameras control center. The setup memue lets you adjust the background image on your cameras lcd viewfinder screen, and you can choose various sounds to use when performing certain actions. The control panel is very intuitive and easily controlable. It consists of a rotating click wheel, zoom buttons directly beside this, and straight down another arrow pad, with delete, and view buttons directly below it. There is also a menu button, and an lcd viewfinder and a traditional viewfinder if you choose to conserve energy and take pictures that way. The on and off switch are directly on top of the unit, and the unit comes with a wrist strap, to help one avoid dropping the unit, and breaking it. Battery power is a must with this unit, and it wil run smoothly off of two nickel metal hydride batteries. Do not use regular double a's as they will be sucked dry in about 5 or 10 minutes. At the base of the unit is a place to screw in a tripod attatchment. Your connection to the computer is done via Nikon's own proprietary plugs, which when connected with provided unit, will allow one to hook their computer to the camera, for image transfers, and removal of the images from its memory. There is also a  cord that comes with the unit, which provides a connection to the televison, and allows  one to show slide shows or watch the videos saved on their camera. Battery life is about several 3-5 hours of use, after at least one five hour charging. The unit itself is a very capable one in the Nikon line of cameras, and for an affordable price as well. I have taken many pictures and work in photoediting and image restoratiom, and everything I've ever shot  really is brought to life with the color and vision of this camera. It is one of the finest quality cameras outside of the slr stage cameras from nikon, which are unbelievable. It is very reliable, and rugged to a point, but it is always ready to bounce into action when one calls on it.The images adjust much of the tonality inside the cam before even having to edit and masterusing adobe photoshop, and others . The unit is a very straightforward one, and taking pictures really is pleasurable, when you know that your pictures are ging to do

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4.0

My digital camera is sufficient for what I use it for.

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from Sorrento, FL

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This Nikon-COOLPIX 4600 digital camera is sufficient for taking simple pictures like for Ebay, etc. Which is what I use it for mostly. I tend to have problems with reflections from the flash on new plastic covered items and items with electronic screens, but the picture doesn't seem to come out as good when using it without the flash. I usually have to take the picture on an angle when using the automatic flash mode. It does take good pictures of written details when zoomed all the way in as long as you don't get a reflection from the automatic flash. It is a good handy size that is easy to hold and use. I use it a few times a week for about 30 pictures or so and I have to replace the batterys approximatley every four to six weeks. I sometimes think I should have invested into a recharchable digital camera to cut down on my batterey costs and probably will in the future. It also doesn't give you much warning when batteries on running low, so I always try to keep a spare set on hand. All in all it is a good camera for the price from a respected company. 

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5.0

Coolpix 4600 is a user friendly compact digital camera.

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from Greenville, NC

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The Nikon Coolpix 4600 is a fantastic beginner digital camera that combines a clear LCD live screen that allows you to visualize the picture you are taking and user friendly console that is easily mastered. The 3x lens zoom and 4x digital zoom create great photographys from closeup detail to medium range clarity. Flash settings can be manually manipulated to specific situations to create the best finished product. Camera shake is a small problem in certain settings creating a slightly blurry image. Luckily, the camera warns you of the vibration so that you can stabilize the camera, and the quick turnaround allows you to retake the photo for a better outcome. The camera has a small internal memory that allows you to save some pictures to the camera. The camera is compatable with standard SD cards and, depending on the size of the card, significantly increases the number of photos that can be taken before downloading. 

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