Nikon Coolpix S4150 review

Touchscreen 14-megapixel compact camera

Nikon Coolpix S4150
Nikon's S4150 sits in the middle of the Coolpix lineup

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Nikon coolpix s4150

Available in four different colours including red and purple, the Nikon Coolpix S4150 is lightweight and compact at 128grams with a 3.7 inch longest edge, but it feels durable and solid to hold.

The majority of the back is taken up by the touchscreen; the rest of the space is used for five buttons - video record, scene select, play back and the shutter and zoom on the top edge. All the other functions are accessed through the touchscreen menu on the LCD. The buttons are well placed and the camera is easy to hold in your hand, although if you have large fingers it's worth noting that the flash can be easily covered if you're not paying attention.

The screen is bright and easy to view, although it did suffer a little in bright sunlight. The menu options are accessible through two menus - a quick menu on the left where you can change macro, flash and timer modes as well as exposure compensation and a larger lower menu where all the other options are listed.

We found it a little difficult to select the menu options because of their edge location on the screen. Although the camera is provided with a stylus, it is only affixable to the camera via the wrist cord, and is small and therefore easy to lose. If you're using your fingers the screen can be unresponsive and requires at times a forceful application to get it to do what you're asking.