Nikon Coolpix S51 review

Started Jan 2, 2008 | User reviews thread
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Danny B
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Nikon Coolpix S51 review
Jan 2, 2008

I bought the CoolPix S51 a few days ago because I needed a compact camera for
sneak shots and video. I normally shoot RAW files with high end digital SLRs. I've
been getting great sharp photos from this camera so far in my test (set at the
highest resolution) with very actuate color. The close-up shots are razor sharp
where as the landscape or distance shots the focus of distance objects isn't perfect
but the color is good. Considering the size of the lens compared to the high end
lenses of my Nikon DSLR I'd say the CoolPix S51 does a very nice job. I set the ISO
to 100, some of the photos are grainy when the camera is set in the auto ISO
mode. The auto focus is razor sharp. I'm having fun with the cameras video and
getting nice little videos with it set to the highest resolution. Over all I'm very
impressed with this camera for the money.

Problems:

The battery/memory card door seems a bit flimsy and I don't care for the UBS/video
cable combo.

Danny B's score
4.4
Average community score
4.0
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