Nikon Coolpix S51 review

Started Dec 2, 2007 | User reviews thread
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MikeDi New Member • Posts: 3
Nikon Coolpix S51 review

First impression: what a jewel! Second: I'm probably not geting the best out of it. My pictures (some at http://www.pbase.com/akimbo/s51) so far are worse than others I've seen, only marginally meeting my expectations. It's probably me, though.

The camera seems well built, solid with the exception of the door.

Problems:

The bulky Video + USB cable is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Your regular USB cable won't work (as it would on a D70, for instance): the camera has a non-standard plug. It also does not seem to have a menu option to switch the interface from PTP to USB storage mode (even the L11 has that).

This may or may not be a problem (time will tell): on the second day, a pixel on the LCD was stuck on green. Today it was ok.

These take some getting used to: to open the battery (and SD card) door, press gently right on the arrow; when closed, the door moves under thumb; lens placement.

Nikon Coolpix S51
8 megapixels • 3 screen • 38 – 114 mm (3×)
Announced: Aug 30, 2007
MikeDi's score
4.0
Average community score
4.0
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