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Nikon Coolpix S70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 519 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the screen and performance are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good comments. Views about the memory and sensor are mixed. The connectivity and energy efficiency get negative reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S70

 

In 2010, $300 should buy you a lot of camera, but Nikon's $299.95 (list) Coolpix S70 comes up short when you judge it against the fierce and plentiful competition in the point-and-shoot market. On paper, this 12.1-megapixel camera has the makings of a...

Attractive design. High-contrast 3.5-inch OLED screen offers multi-touch support. Charges via USB

Expensive. Low-resolution display. Oversensitive zoom control. Noticeable shutter lag. Images suffer from color fringing

Nikon's OLED-touch-screen-equipped Coolpix S70 has great potential, but mediocre image quality, a low-resolution display, and interface issues underwhelm.

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Nikon Coolpix S70 Review

 

Nikon's Coolpix S70 is an interesting Touch enabled model. While offering some very appealing features, the S70 suffers from slower than average response time, and a "clunky" GUI. Read our full Conclusion for more details.

Excellent build quality; Stylish design; Nice 5x wide optical zoom lens; Fast start-up and auto focus; Accurate "Easy" shooting mode; Effective Touch shooting function; Captures nice 12-megapixel images ; Cons ; Slower than average GUI; Mediocre...

Slower than average GUI; Mediocre shooting performance; HD video quality not up to par; Touch shooting not quite as fast as Nikon markets ; Bottom Line ; Nikon's Coolpix S70 is an interesting Touch enabled model. While offering some very appealing...

Nikon's Coolpix S70 is an interesting Touch enabled model. While offering some very appealing features, the S70 suffers from slower than average response time, and a "clunky" GUI. Read our

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Nikon Coolpix S70 (Red)

 

The Nikon Coolpix S70 is an impressive leap forward in design and functionality from its predecessor, the S60 . That camera, while it had an excellent design, had a touch-screen LCD that was occasionally frustrating to use; that's not great considering...

Zippy, well executed touch-screen interface; great tap-and-shoot feature; attention-getting design.

Leisurely performance; battery charging done in camera might bother some; tricky to hold.

The Nikon Coolpix S70 has a top-notch touch-screen interface and eye-catching design, but you're definitely paying for them.

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Nikon Coolpix S70

 

If you're in the market for a true point and shoot camera that is compact and easy to use, the Coolpix S70 makes an excellent choice. It has all of the same features as Nikon's (and the competition's) other cameras in this class with the added bonus...

12 megapixel resolution5X (28 - 140mm) zoom3.5 inch OLED touchscreenSmart Portrait System16 scene modes

The Nikon Coolpix S70 digital camera is a new compact point and shoot...

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Nikon Coolpix S70 Review

 

If you're going to a build a camera with a touch screen, then why not go all in and skip the physical buttons? That's the philosophy behind the Nikon Coolpix S70, a slick point and shoot with one button - an optional shutter release.

Bright 3.5 inch OLED ; 720p HD video ; Slim, attractive

Inconsistent image quality ; Few exposure controls ; Overexposure in images

It is a great idea, in theory, to throw in an OLED instead of a common LCD as a touch viewfinder/display. It certainly out-performs a standard LCD in bright sunlight, but it doesn't really shine against the competition because its resolution is only...

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Nikon Coolpix S70

 

What would you say to a camera with one button? We say: "Yes please."

From a design and functionality standpoint, the Nikon Coolpix S70 is a massive leap forward for digital point-and-shoot cameras. Following up on the S60's touchscreen LCD-operated device, the S70 ups the ante considerably by moving to a bold and...

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Nikon Coolpix S70

 

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"MEGA Poo-poo choice"

 

Look elsewhere folks and if there's a NIKON rep on board who can either replace or repair this piece of junk, PLEASE contact me! In the interim, I replaced my S70...with an equivalent Canon...and life is good.

All FUNCTIONS of this camera work just fine. Touch screen is flawless, flash is great...etc.

This thing has ALWAYS taken miserable pictures in any and all conditions. Tried to get assistance from the manufacturer, distributor and the seller and basically told to stuff it up my nose. Almost $400.00 bucks down the drain.

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"This camera has several great features but drawbacks..."

 

This camera was amazing when I first got it, and to me it would be fine until 3 months in EVERY PICTURE became extremely blurry! DO NOT buy this camera no matter how tempting the features are.

Touch-screen

Only 25 Minutes of Video

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This camera has several great features but drawbacks...

 

This camera was amazing when I first got it, and to me it would be fine until 3 months in EVERY PICTURE became extremely blurry! DO NOT buy this camera no matter how tempting the features are.

Touch-screen ; Scene Modes ; HD Video ; On-Camera Editing

Only 25 Minutes of Video ; After 3 Months, all Photos Become Blurry ; Loses Battery When Not Being Used ; Takes A Long Time To Focus

Product Specifications

Stylish 12.1 mega-pixel multi-touch screen camera with high-quality 3.5-inch clear color organic LED monitor, high-definition movie recording and a host of automatic functions that make it easy to achieve fantastic results. Tremendous fun to use, operation is both quick and intuitive: you only need to touch your subject on the screen to take a picture and the multi-touch technology means you can use two fingers at once to scroll through your results. The extra-large and incredibly clear 3.5-inch OLED monitor enhances both shooting and playback, while the ultra-slim body offers exceptional take-anywhere portability. The Coolpix S70 is a great way to discover the magic of touch-screen photography.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL12

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

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.4in
Weight:4.9oz
Width:3.8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:OLED
Type:OLED display

Header

Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:S70
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.9-5.8
Max Focal Length:25mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black and black/Champagne and beige/Champagne and light brown/Red and dark red

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:12.1Megapixel

Optical System

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

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):6400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 (3Mpix) / ISO 400 / ISO 6400 (3Mpix) / ISO 80 / ISO 800 / ISO auto (80-200) / ISO auto (80-400) / ISO auto (80-800)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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