Nikon Coolpix S1

Announced Mar 16, 2005 •
5 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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This is my first digital camera and I fell in love with it right at the beginning. Pros: very easy to use (no need for manual) nice look and huuuuuge LCD screen makes great close-ups and nature shots battery life is pretty good, no complaint there Problems: The "party indoor" option works well when you have only electric light - colors come out very real then (they seem a little unrealistic if done with the regular option) but if the hand is not steady, the picture may come out blurred. Thank ...

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BayNavigator
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Yes, I had problems with camera shake when I first used the S1, but you have to learn to keep it steady and not move the whole camera when pressing the shutter release. Not having a viewfinder took some getting used to, as my first digital compact, a Pentax Optio 330, had one which I always used. Younger members of the family always used the screen to compose a shot, and so, took to the S1 more readily. Now that I've got the hang of it, the S1 goes everywhere, and consequently gets the shots, ...

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digimaan
 
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Picked this one up from Comet's for £119.00 reduced to clear, it was complete with all accessories as well. I disagree with the comments about the poor picture quality on this camera - as most of the pictures I take are for online auction listings I am amazed by the macro capability - the flash throttles down well so you get no burnt out areas. Absolutely pin sharp. With less than perfect eyesight the 2.5" screen is a bonus. Be assured I have had MANY more expensive cameras than this with ...

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Lai Chia Hung
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Nice camera, I bring it every where I go, and must say sorry to my ex-Nikon CoolPix 5700. Problems: the flash is alway too strong for most case. People who not used to it always comes out with blur image, because pressing the shutter button = pressing the whole camera.

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jfowler
 
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Pictures come out decent but not exceptional for the discerning photographer. Nice packaging of the camera. I like the looks, small size, easy, intuitive controls, many scene modes. Battery life is acceptable but not the leader in this class, you can get a second for very cheap off of ebay. I have the WP-CP5 underwater case and have used it scuba diving once with the underwater scene mode, it performed well. Problems: After using this camera for two months, I find it has more than the ...

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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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