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Nikon Coolpix S52c

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The screen and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the storage and shutter, while opinions about the value for money and focus are mixed.

design, image quality, screen, portability, performance

responsiveness, battery, lens, shutter, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S52c is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 56 reviews)

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Nikon Coolpix S52c Review


Nikon returns with another familiar looking Wi-Fi enabled Coolpix S camera, the Nikon Coolpix S52c.

Pleasing, true-to-life images ; Wi-Fi as good as ever ; Slim form factor ; AF performance dramatically improved

Still not always easy to hop on free Wi-Fi ; Battery life a challenge ; Lots of little lens niggle ; Some ominous body squeaks and rattles

From the beginning, I really wanted to like the S52c, and Nikon's latest update to this series gave me plenty of reasons to do so: appreciably faster performance, a solid Wi-Fi system, a slim form factor, and more than acceptable image quality. In one...

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Nikon Coolpix S52c Review at ePhotozine


If you like your cameras sexy and your technology at the forefront, then this is the camera for you.

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Nikon Coolpix S52c


The Nikon Coolpix S52c is a 9.0 megapixel slim and compact point and shoot digital camera with 3x optical zoom lens (38 - 114 mm equivalent) and 3.0 inch LCD monitor. The Nikon S52c has the same features as the … Continue reading →

The COOLPIX S52 and S52c will be available nationwide in May 2008. The S52 has an MSRP** of $249.95, and the S52c has an MSRP** of $299.95. For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit


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Preview: Nikon COOLPIX S52c - Unwired Freedom


With wireless communication topping the popularity chart, Nikon has kindly provided us with a sneak peek at the brand new Nikon S52c, continuing the wireless trend set by its predecessor and bringing more to the table with upgraded features. Read on...

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Nikon Coolpix S52c


The database is wrong.... This camera does have an orientation sensor.

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Amazon review summary for Nikon Coolpix S52c


alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S52c from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

value for money, portability, performance, lens, design

responsiveness, storage

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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I would buy this product again.


Great product,[...]

Easy to Install,Fast Recharge,Reliable,Solid Construction

Poor Connection Options

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Nice Camera But...


Very good focus and light adjustment. I like the small Lithium recharable battery

I use a 61-character WPA-Personal TKIP encryption key on my wirless router ; so I don't want to use the scroll wheel on the back of the camera. I use the My Picturetown utility to set up the WLAN specs but the camera only copies about 6 characters. No...

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Nice, but I might prefer a Mi-Fi card.


I bought the S52c to replace my S51c, which I lost out of my unzippered backpack. The first thing I noticed was that the power adapters were not compatible. Strange, seeing as they are very similar models. Not a huge deal since the camera obviously...

Wi-Fi! The main reason that anyone would buy this camera

The wireless feature is only connected to Nikon's storage site

Product Specifications

Shoot and share in fabulous style with this chic 9 megapixel camera with distinctive wave-surface body design. The wireless (Wi-Fi) connect function lets you connect quickly and easily to Nikon's Internet based photo service, my Picturetown, for safe and secure online sharing and storage options. A generous 3-inch LCD monitor makes it a joy to compose and shoot special moments, and then share the results with the people around you. The COOLPIX S52c is designed for sharing.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL8

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach/snow / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-4.2
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Vibrant black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:9Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100-3200 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cyanotype / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None