Nikon Coolpix S230

Nikon Coolpix S230

The Nikon Coolpix S230 is another of the S-Series Coolpix point and shoot cameras to be announced by Nikon today. This one features a 3x optical zoom lens, 3.0 inch LCD display, ten megapixel image sensor and 44 megabytes of internal memory.


The Nikon Coolpix S230 comes in a variety of colors – Plum, Jet Black, Night Blue, Gloss Red and Warm Silver.

It will hit stores this month (February 2009) with a retail price resembling its model number – $230 USD. It is already available at Amazon for ordering.

Also announced today by Nikon are the Nikon Coolpix P90, Nikon Coolpix S630, S620 and S220.

Nikon Coolpix S230 News Release Extract

Slim, compact and stylish, this duo is perhaps the most elegant of the new S-Series. The S230 features a combination of an advanced 3.0 inch touch-screen with basic buttons, so taking photographs is great fun and very easy. It also incorporates an array of advanced functions such as the new Blink Proof, Quick Retouch, Scene Auto Selector and Scene Mode. Blink Proof ensures you won’t take pictures of anyone with their eyes closed. Quick Retouch allows you to retouch images after they’ve been taken using advanced technologies from Nikon’s award winning D-SLRs. Seventeen scene modes in the S230 and sixteen in the S220 allow you to choose the perfect camera settings for almost any shooting situation. In addition to 10 effective megapixels and a NIKKOR 3x zoom lens, these models offer Electronic Vibration Reduction, a high sensitivity range up to ISO 2000 and Motion Detection to make picture-taking easy in any situation. At just 18mm, the S220 is thin and lightweight (approx. 100 g) and has a 2.5-inch LCD monitor for reviewing your pictures. Both cameras have stylish metallic bodies that will fit any small bag and come in a range of fashionable colours varying from Soft Silver, Warm Silver, Aqua Green, Gloss Red, Night Blue, Cobalt Blue, Magenta and Purple to Black.

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Some Older Comments

  • shana March 3, 2012 11:00 am

    memory card is write protected please help idn what to do

  • shana March 3, 2012 10:59 am

    what does wright protected mean. i can't even take a phot or video. It's like my camera is broken

  • Judy November 13, 2011 07:29 am

    my battery is dead and won't charge

  • sean ohara September 15, 2011 08:41 pm

    got a nikon coolpix 12.0 megapixels 3.6xzoom-sister gave it to me- how can i get instructions

  • bush April 28, 2011 12:49 am

    i got a problem with my screen it got broken am in uganda i dont no what to do

  • fenguepay March 28, 2011 04:13 pm

    So i got this camera when i was real little thought it was great always kept it safe. same condition now was barely used and whenever i take a picture i cant see what i was taking a picture of. I tied a string to a rock and duck taped a aa battery to it and i was not surprised on which quality was better. It is ten megapixels and my phone that is 8 megapixels shoots hd video is smaller had double flashes is $100 less and actually beast a rock on a string with a aa battery

  • Fabio September 30, 2010 06:49 am

    The worst camera ever. 10 photo on 10 are with no focus.
    Nikon total fail with this product. It' s incredible they have not yet retired it from stores. 160€ lost, thanks Nikon !

  • Stephanie September 25, 2010 06:46 am

    SO i was wondering if anyone found a fix for the grainy-ness of the pictures... Alsoo... I am having trouble uploading them to my computer... Is anyone else having this problem. I love the camera... When The pics are good... I just want it to be that way all the time.

  • mesoo September 6, 2010 10:22 am

    hello ... i just wuld like to knw how can i use the option sport ... i used another camera's which can capture a photo for sm1 while he is jumping bt in this camera t does not work ... so wut is the useful from such as option ?? i really wuld like to knw ... thnxxxxxx

  • jackson July 13, 2010 05:18 am

    okay, i got this camera in nyc a couple days ago. when you take a photo, they look HORRID on the camera. thats why they return it. but they dont take the time to try to upload them to their computer. but when you do they are amazing!!!! just try it out! it is the best camera i have had

  • NikonFanatic June 16, 2010 12:32 pm

    Quality seems horrible but its actually very good....although when i first opened my nikon coolpix s230 photos did look grainy

  • reptarzzrs April 19, 2010 10:56 am

    This is the worst camera I have ever seen. i got it for graduation and the pictures are grainy and in certain lights the pictures are orange. If you take pictures outside during the day, the pictures are much clearer. it has museum settings and firework settings and all different scenes but none of them work. do not waste your money on this product

  • zeeza April 17, 2010 12:32 pm

    even mine has ty same ,,,,,,,,,,,, no picture quality..tried all ty modes but ty wite dots appear allty time

  • PhotoGeenyus March 31, 2010 12:00 pm

    This is a horrible deal. My parents got it for me for christmas, but it was a peice of crap. My mom thinks that there is nothing wrong with it, but it says the memory is full and i have 2 stinkin pictures! It is so grainy!! I am very dissapointed!!!

  • Karthick February 21, 2010 02:52 pm

    Recently I bought a new nikon s230 digital camera. The picture quality is very very worst and I have never seen a camera like this. The camera is not worth to take a single photo with good quality. I have tried all the modes provided in that camera but I don't understand why they have released such a worst product. I'm very much worried I have wasted my money by investing in this camera. Is there any way to improve the camera picture quality? Is it possible to upgrade the software? Or is it all because of the lens? Please give me some tips to improve my picuture quality. Some golden moments captured using this Nikon s230 camera spoiled everything.

  • mineisfine January 8, 2010 12:18 pm

    well mine also had random white dots.
    although they still show up when i import them into my computer
    my pictures till look very professional.
    but the video quality is horrible

  • bobo1 October 29, 2009 09:22 pm

    i have a coolpoix230 and the pictures are showing grainy i dont know why it's doing that but it is so im about to take it back today

  • NotSoCool July 24, 2009 11:53 am

    I bought the camera in May and all the pix come out grainy... I'm not so happy with this camera. I took it to get fixed and they sent it back to me saying it was all fixed, but I still continued to have the same problem. I just took it back to get it fixed again lets see what happens.

  • surachai April 25, 2009 02:09 pm

    photo nice nikon coolpix s230

  • smartvergin March 10, 2009 12:01 pm

    I bought a Nikon CoolPix S230 and the image quality was very bad. Was very grainy!! When you zoomed in on PIC’s, dots even appeared in the images.

    When viewing the images on my computer, they were ever worse!!