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.
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.
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