The S710 does have a basic movie-capture mode up to a 640x480-pixel resolution. The quality is okay, but it's disappointing not to find a 720p high-definition video option and, more importantly, that the optical zoom doesn't work while recording.
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|Time to first shot||Typical shot-to-shot time (flash)||Typical shot-to-shot time||Shutter lag (dim)||Shutter lag (typical)|
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If you're looking for a flexible point-and-shoot companion to a dSLR, the Nikon Coolpix S710 is a sound choice -- but you'll need to overlook its comparatively slow performance and its limited low-light performance.
Additional editing by Charles Kloet