Nikon Coolpix S1

Announced Mar 16, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
Eric Ryder
 
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Sony T1/T-33 are better for the same money. Let me start by saying I don't own this camera, but have played with it. It has a nice build quality - light weight and fits in the hand nicely. Good layout and good button action. It feels and looks high quality. Problems: For one, the LCD is nice and big, but half the pixels of the Sony T-33, so it's nowhere near as clear and crisp. The biggest bummer, though, and one you have to look for to find, is the top shutter speed is only 1/350th of a ...

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aliasKeltic
 
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Overall a great little camera that is quite capable of excellent images up to 8x10 prints. You'll definitely want to take the S1 with you everywhere you go. Problems: Not really.

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bcykwan
 
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My 2nd digital camera. My first one being a Fujifilm 30i, so I was thoroughly amazed at how technology has advanced since three years ago. I love the design: small, sturdy, and a huge lcd (take that Canon!). The many scene modes makes it very easy to take pictures in all circumstances. Menu is easy to navigate. And I love the dock. It's just so cute sitting on top of my desk. I can just charge it whenver i want. The pictures are beautiful. Again, I'm comparing this to my previous 2.0 mp ...

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Great design for that valuable real estate in my cluttered camera bag. No external lens covers to catch on or break off, sturdy METAL BODY. Being a devoted Nikon shooter of 3 generations, I am very pleased and partly surprised by this first attempt at the ultra-compact digital market. Wonderful execution of all features incorporated, even with super small optics the flash co-ordination is excellent, but it will use the flash for almost all indoor shots, taking away from the discreetness ...

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I bought this for my teenage daughter knowing she would not use it if it were big. She bonded with it immediately. It is very easy to use - the manual is optional for her. Controls are highly intuitive/self expanitory (in great contrast to early Nikon digitals) The LCD screen is very bright. She has taken some wonderful pix in the first 2 weeks. Buy an extra battery, the case, and a 512M or 1G memory and you are good to go anywhere. Built in lenscover that you cannot loose and automaticly ...

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Just picked one up in Tokyo. This is a stunning camera. Great design, fast, and microscopic. Huge LCD, intelligent exposure and firmware and docking station. Problems: Nikon could have included a case for it (they never do) and maybe a cheapy 32Mb card (it comes with a scant internal memory anyhow). But those two things are cheap.

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shamanictea
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Nice color and generally sharp images. Great build and the LCD is quite nice as it is usable in bright light. Presets work well, at least the ones I've tried, and face-priority AF is very helpful.

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Martind42
 
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What a wonderful camera! Perfect for taking along and getting photos and videos. I love the SD card storage. The screen is huge and the features are first rate. Since I also have the full complement of Nikon's pro gear and lenses, I wanted a personal pocket camera that was capable and lightweight. They're going to sell a gazillion of these things. Price is great too! Problems: The only problem would be it is so small, you might just drop it, so be careful. But that's exactly what I wanted, a ...

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bhash
 
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I am a fan of the ultracompact cameras, as I can just slip them into my pocket and take them anywhere without a case or a bag to carry, however none of them really stood out as a winner and I chose to get the new Nikon S1 beacuse of Nikon's reputation, even though this is their first entry into the ultracompact market. It's a good first try, unfortunately there are too many problems with the picture quality for me to recommend it strongly. Among good features: Good construction and weight. I ...

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