Nikon Coolpix S51

Announced Aug 30, 2007 •
8 megapixels | 3 screen | 38 – 114 mm (3×)
Mike Creager
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Jusy picked this up for an amazing $150 at Bset Buy and for a pocket point and shoot it serves me well! I have a D80 that I use for serious photography but for a quick "gotta get it" opportunity this camera meet my expectations. Is it the best camera in the world NO but having already owned a Nikon S6 and getting mediocre pics due to not having image stabilixation this is a breath of fresh air with the addition of VR technology! Problems: No real problems, most users just want to take the ...

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Danny B
 
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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 ...

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PhotoDocGVSU
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Honestly, I think "prob" is being overly critical. I too bought the S51 on Black Friday. I wanted a compact point and shoot for my wife: something that would take good pictures without having to fiddle with a ton of settings. The S51 is delivering that beautifully. Both the flash and non-flash pictures we've been taking look fine. Are they "noisy"? Well, that depends. At ISO 400 they seem about as noisy as my DSLR (Olympus E-510) is at ISO 800. However, they're LESS noisy than my other ...

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MikeDi
 
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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 ...

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TORHALIK
 
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Nice camera, pretty responsive, but a bit noisy and a bit pricey. Problems: None so far.

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