"Good 10x zoom with 4x digital zoom"4.0 starson by ramali69
Pros: Compact with swivel arrangement, versatile in any awkward situation
Cons: screen is hidden by hand while in use, no manual controls including focusing
Summary: I am an amateur photographer who is interested in using fairly large zooms for nature and wildlife photography. Large zoom lenses are very expensive and this camera is very good in meeting my needs. With 10x optical zoom and 4x Digital zoom, you can effectively get 40x zoom (equivalent to 2000mm lens !). I thought 4x digital zoom will be grainy and will not be of any practical use. But to my surprise, with VR (Vibration Reducer), the image is quite satisfactory (for an amateur !).Updated
This is supplement to my 'user opinion' of Nikon S10. The 3 shots of normal, 10x and 10x with 4x pictures are here as short video in YouTube.
Of course the image quality is not as good as original because of probable compression for web use, otherwise it is quite good.