That said, colour rendition is decent and focusing is quick and accurate. Video quality is VGA and not particularly noteworthy. If you value HD video, the Panasonic and Canon cameras in this price range come equipped with 720p recording.
Click each image for full-sized samples from the S2500. No post-processing has been done to alter these photos.
Exposure: 1/200, f/5.9, ISO 80
Exposure: 1/250, f/3.2, ISO 80
Exposure: 1/60, f/5.9, ISO 400
Exposure: 1/30, f/3.2, ISO 125
The S2500 is a respectable cheap compact that loses marks for its basic feature set and standard images. If you need a camera in the sub-AU$150 range, the Nikon will be fine for casual shots in ample lighting, but we suggest checking out the Panasonic S3 and Canon A2200 in this price range, too.