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Nikon Coolpix S570

alaTest has collected and analyzed 776 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the performance and value for money are generally positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. The exposure and zoom get less positive opinions. The storage and focus get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S570 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon COOLPIX S570


The Nikon COOLPIX S570 has nothing to write home about for its looks. With the dimensions of 92 x 56.5 x 21.5 mm and at 120g (without the battery), the S570 is definitely compact. But somehow, I was not too pleased with the looks of the COOLPIX S570....

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Nikon Coolpix S570 Review


Nikon releases the new Coolpix S570, a 12 megapixel, 5x optical zoom, wide-angle lens with a 35mm equivalent of 28-140mm. Packed in to the S570 is Nikon's 4-way VR image stabilization system, four shooting options including video recording and 17 scene...

Nikkor 5x wide optical zoom lens, fast start-up and auto focus, Auto Scene Selector, Smart Portrait shooting mode ; sharp, vibrant images ; Cons ; Slow processing time, slow continuous shooting, no display settings options ; LCD display is low quality...

Slow processing time, slow continuous shooting, no display settings options ; LCD display is low quality ; Bottom Line ; The Nikon CoolPix S570 is a mixed bag of slowness and great images, ease of use and and image distorting LCD. Read more in our Full...

The Nikon CoolPix S570 is a mixed bag of slowness and great images, ease of use and and image distorting LCD. Read more in our

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Nikon Coolpix S570 (Red)


The Nikon Coolpix S570 is a solid camera offering at the popular $199.99 price point. Simple and stylish, the camera has a bright, wide-angle lens and 5x zoom helping it standout from the competition; as does its consistently good photo quality below...

Good lens specifications; Smart Portrait System works well; nice design, feature set.

Middle-of-the-road performance; ISO 1,600, 3,200 not worth using.

The Nikon Coolpix S570 is a respectable ultracompact camera, despite average point-and-shoot performance and some high-ISO overpromising.


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Nikon Coolpix S570


The inclusion of the 5x wide angle lens does help put the S570 Coolpix ahead of other compact digital cameras. It means that its application is no longer limited to those random party shots that are the domain of other models, giving you the option to...

12 Megapixels5x - 28mm Wide angle zoom lensNikon's Best shot selector systemSlim 1inch designElectronic Image Stabilization

The Nikon Coolpix S570 is a pocket sized digital camera that has a...

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Nikon COOLPIX S570


The Nikon COOLPIX S570 is a 12 Megapixel compact with a 5x optical zoom lens and a 2.7 inch screen. Launched in August 2009, it's a fairly stylish mid-priced compact with a middle-of-the-road specification. Along with 12 Megapixel stills, the S570...

Excellent image quality ; Capable 5x zoom range with wide angle ; Manually assisted focussing ; Auto ISO range limit

No optical image stabilisation ; Ineffective electronic VR ; Card can be removed with power on ; No HD movie recording

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Nikon COOLPIX S570 12MP Digital Camera Review


There are so many compact digital cameras out there, I would have to say they are what most people have.  The reason for this is that they are small, easy to use and can fit in your pocket.  With all of the options for compact digital camera it is...

Solid design ; Easy to use ; Many different shooting modes ; Large clear LCD ; Smooth operation

No HD video ; Door on battery compartment does not auto lock

I have really enjoyed used the Nikon COOLPIX S570.  I think the thing for me that really sets it apart from other compact digital camera that I've had is the build quality.  The camera is a little heavier that other cameras and has an all metal design....

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"A fine digital camera!"


If I had to buy this camera all over again, I would do so without a scrap of hesitation. My condolences to those who have had trouble with their particular purchases.

Lightweight, portable, readily activated, useable under all weather conditions. This camera has served me well in macro applications, a feature that is often overlooked in reviews.

Switching modes can be awkward at best (photo to video, mainly) unlike other cameras such as the Samsung L-200.

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"Definitely a waste of money!"


In brief, this camera is garbage and I would not buy it again.

This camera worked for a week when suddenly the lens stopped adjusting properly. The focus on this camera was slow and pics would be blurry. However, after two weeks the lens began to not REALLY act erratic. It would not retract or extend/open properly. F

It's small and light weight. Plus, there are variety of colors to choose from.

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"Good picture, slow picture to picture time"


It's a good camera, but the slow save time from picture to picture can be very annoying, especially if you're trying to capture something quick. It wouldn't be that bad of a camera if it could save pictures faster.

Compact, good battery life, solid construction

No HD recording, slow picture to picture time

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Many blurred photos


My experience matches that of the other reviewers: the focus mechanism on this camera is substandard and does not deliver clear photos. I will not buy another Nikon.

It is a small lightweight camera for relatively low price

The focus mechanism is extremely slow. Even the slightest movement by the subject, the photographer, or something in the background seems to result in a blurry picture. Low light photos are particularly blurry

Product Specifications

Chic and convenient 12 megapixel camera offers outstanding value for money. Amazingly easy-to-use, Scene Auto Selector automatically optimizes all camera settings according to the subject you are shooting and the Nikkor 5x zoom lens with wide-angle capability can capture group portraits or expansive landscapes with ease. Nikon's Smart Portrait System ensures perfect portraits and includes a skin softening function that makes your subject's skin tone appear instantly smoother. The Coolpix S570 - looks stylish and performs brilliantly.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL10

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.7-6.6
Max Focal Length:25mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:12Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (80-1600) / ISO auto (80-400) / ISO auto (80-800)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None