With that all said, the camera is not always as good as promised. With the stabilization mode, it is supposed to make up for shaky cam and low light while the Motion Detection is supposed to detect and compensate for moving targets. However, while in action, neither of these works as well as you might hope. As you can tell from the photos above, there are some problems when taking photos with the camera involving movement or low light.
The biggest problem for me involves shooting without optimal lighting. Now, for a normal person with a camera this is something that will hurt their photos every time. The Nikon Coolpix S360 is a lower priced camera designed for the consumer and for the first picture above, the lighting was not even that bad. The shot was taken in an auditorium lit well but the lights over the subjects were not as bright as the rest of the room. The images looked great before taking the picture but, as soon as the picture was snapped, the camera adjusted, using the above mentioned features, and it immediately darkened, leaving me with few quality pictures from the event.
The camera is even worse when snapping pictures outdoors at night. The second picture was more of the same as the camera adjusted to the situations and made the final output look much worse than what I saw in the viewfinder when I took the picture. Needless to say, this camera is horrible for shooting anything without bright light. The third picture shows how bad the performance is when targets are moving and proves the Image Stabilization and Motion Detection are not everything Nikon advertises them to be.
However, the camera is very nice when taking photos in well lit places. The fourth picture above is also taken in a large auditorium, but the area in this photo is well lit and the picture came out beautiful. Plus, as you can tell from the fifth shot, outdoor shooting can also be quite beautiful when the light is right. The lesson learned here is to know what it is you want to shoot and understand the limitations of this camera when deciding whether or not to purchase it.