Pros Easy to use, great size, great picture quality
Cons None so far
Summary I've owned this camera for 2 months, and have taken 1200 pictures with it in that time. I don't know about some of the other reviews talking about the camera being "slow" and putting out "blurry pictures" I think it was probably operator error. I find this camera to be mechanically sound and the shots are colorful and sharp. This is a great snapshot/landscape camera.
Pros Nikor 5x wide optical zoom, 12.0 Million pixels (12 Megapixels), 16 photo modes, 30 fps video recordin, sound recording, macro etc.
Cons doesnt work very well in low light areas
Summary if you actually know how to use a camera PROPERLY then this camera is very good check out my picture on flickr but check that the pictures have been taken by ^Nikon S570^ on properties because i started off with a bad camera click this link and comment on my pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/funny_monkey/
Pros Outside in bright light it takes good pictures, and it's a comfortable size to carry
Cons Within a week, the integral sliding lens cover quit working, and the flash hasn't worked for 3 months. Picture quality indoors isn't what I'd anticipated - tend to be grainy, fuzzy, and the color rarely seems true.
Summary I won't buy another Nikon camera.
Pros pocket sized, good brand name
Cons blurry pictures, very long shutter lag, yellow pictures, the focus takes way too long and you miss your photo opportunity. All of this despite, using or not using flash, inside versus outsides, and waiting up to 10 seconds for it to focus
Summary Don't do it! Terrible! Worst camera I have ever owned and NO it's not due to operating error. I'm an amateur photographer and have many years experience with various cameras including the oh-so-simple point and shoots. Nikon screwed up on this one. And, yes I've read the manual inside and out, I've even taken it in to get looked at, it's just a badly made camera. The shutter is absolutely terrible. You have to hold the shutter button half way, wait for it to focus and beep, which can literally take up to 10 seconds! 10 seconds, really Nikon?? Then, take the picture after it has focused. I know it's not an SLR, but Nikon could have done much better with this point and shoot. And, it doesn't change depending on the mode you're in. So, if you have kids, or want to take ANY moving/quick snap picture, DON'T do this camera. You'll regret it. Get one with a much faster shutter. Also, the picture quality is blurry and the color can be yellow. This happens no matter the setting (outside/inside, flash/no flash, whatever mode you're in, and after waiting for it to focus for those disturbing 10 seconds). All around, it's this camera that turned me into a Canon fan
Pros Good for outdoor shots, pictures of still subjects in decent lighting.
Cons Usless for moving subjects, shutter lag is terrible.
Summary I got this camera as a birthday present, and was pretty excited since my last one had been broken a few months back. I took some outdoor shots and it worked wonderfully -- however, shots of a moving subject indoors is a different matter. If you want to take a moving picture of something like fish in an aquarium, unless you've put flash on, forget about it. Well, the flash creates a flare on the glass of the tank anyway, so that's still no good.This isn't even mentioning the bad video quality (multicoloued speckles dancing across the screen) or the fact that for some reason it randomly can't show certain images when you try and play them back and deletes them. It did this to me the first day I had it and it has nothing to do with the memory card.
Also, there's no way to adjust the shutter speed. Thanks, Nikon.
Updated on Sep 18, 2010
Trying to get things in microfocus is a nightmare. It may look fine on the screen - all nice and crisp - but when you press the shutter button it has to refocus all over again, for some reason, and the end result is a picture that's out of focus. Why can't it just take a picture of WHAT IS ON THE SCREEN?