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Nikon Coolpix S700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and value for money are overall positive. The performance and image quality also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the flash. Some have doubts about the features and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Coolpix S700


The Nikon Coolpix S700 is the latest in a string of mega-megapixel digital cameras. It has a whopping 12.1 million pixels on its image sensor. The S700 packages updated face detection, a stabilized 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen into a...

Good color ; Accurate white balance ; Great 12MP resolution ; Generous internal memory ; Handy help guide

Poor low light performance ; High noise levels and poor dynamic range at ISO 1600 and 2000 ; Noise reduction smooths over details ; Spotty flash ; 37-111mm zoom range

The Nikon Coolpix S700 keeps the megapixel competition alive with its 12.1 megapixels and 1/1.72-inch image sensor. It performed well in our resolution tests, but will most photographers that use this camera actually print posters and take advantage of...

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Nikon Coolpix S700


Blending elegant design and quality construction with advanced features and high performance, the Coolpix S700 is as satisfying to carry as it is to shoot beautiful photos with. Blending elegant design and quality construction with advanced features...

umer (26) ; Wireless (6) ; Hybrid (3) ; Webcam (3) ; Show more ; Maximum Resolution ; 3264 x 2448 pixels (59) ; 3072 x 2304 pixels (57) ; 2592 x 1944 pixels (34) ; 3648 x 2736 pixels (33) ; 2560 x 1920 pixels (29) ; 2048 x 1536 pixels (28) ; 2816 x...

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Nikon Coolpix S700 Review


Nikon's 'S' (for 'style') series is the equivalent of Canon's IXUS or Olympus' Mju range, which means that fashion most definitely comes first. From the outside at least the silver-grey brushed metal, aluminum-bodied 12 megapixel Nikon Coolpix S700...

There are plenty of style-orientated digital compacts out there, so Nikon has its work cut out in trying to make an impact, especially as, slightly awkward to control â--controllerâ-- aside, everything about the solid-feel, metal build Coolpix S700 is...


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Nikon Coolpix S700 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!


Slim and compact, the Nikon Coolpix S700 is a capable, well-featured addition to the Coolpix line. Its 12.1-megapixel CCD captures high resolution images with excellent detail, and its 3x optical zoom lens produces clear, sharp images. A selection of...

Small, pocketable size ; Large selection of preset shooting modes ; High resolution sensor delivers crisp images at low ISO ; All metal construction ; Good, easy-to-use controls ; Interval and stop-motion movie modes ; Pocket friendly ; Large 2.7-inch...

Moderate blurring in the corners from lens ; Limited shadow detail under high-contrast conditions ; Chroma noise in the shadows at all ISO settings ; Slow Continuous shooting speeds, and slightly sluggish shot-to-shot times ; Chromatic aberration at...

Best of all, the Nikon Coolpix S700 offers all of these features in a very compact, very sturdy, metal case that slips easily in and out of pockets (even small ones, like the front pocket of a pair of jeans). The camera's large and bright 2.7-inch...

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Nikon Coolpix S700: Small with Plenty of Options


Nikon's S700 is their 12 megapixel flagship slim point and shoot model, and it packs a lot of value for under $275 USD. How does it measure up in day to day use?

12.1 megapixels in a small, sturdy package ; Manual controls for ISO and exposure ; Plenty of flexible photo and video options

Images can be a bit noisy, even at ISO 400 ; JPEG rendering in playback mode is slow ; Image sensor shift for vibration reduction rather than optical lens shift

In terms of things I didn't like, there's not much on the list, but the first one is a big one: when you're previewing your photos, the camera first shows you a chunky, ugly image with a lot of JPEG compression artifacts, then about one second later it...

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Nikon Coolpix S700 Review


As a top-of-the-line compact model in Nikons Style series, the Nikon Coolpix S700 certainly has the specs to compete against all challengers: 12.1 megapixels, Nikons VR image stabilization, sensitivity to ISO 3200, a 2.7-inch screen, and a brushed...

Nice looking high-ISO shots ; Superb image sharpness ; Warm, pleasing flash shots ; Ease of use

Consistently slow AF ; Less-than-smooth display ; Build quality flimsy in places

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Nikon Coolpix S700


The new resolution high bar for compact digital cameras has been set at 12.1 megapixels - and the Nikon Coolpix S700 is up to the challenge. Along with a high resolution, the S700 has a stabilized 3x optical zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD screen, and...

With 12.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S700 sits at the top of the trendy Coolpix S-line. The camera outperforms the less expensive Nikon S510 in most image quality categories, sporting good color and white balance accuracy, and excellent resolution....

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Nikon COOLPIX S700 Video Tutorial


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Nikon Coolpix S700


Read an expert, independent digital camera review of the Nikon Coolpix S700 digital camera.


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Nikon Coolpix S700


Almost everyone now offers lots of megapixel and a slew of advanced features at very low cost, so manufacturers have been forced to differentiate low and high end cameras in different ways. The current approach is to have different "families" of...

12.1 megapixel resolution, Terrific hi-res 2.7 inch screen, Elegant brushed aluminum design, Very small and handy, Optical sensor-shift image stabilization AND electronic VR, Face recognition mode, distortion control and more, Voice recording, Full...

No optical zoom during movies, Multi selector a bit cumbersome, Costly

The Coolpix S700 is a elegant, small and handy camera that emphasizes style and plenty of technology. It has spectacular 12.1 megapixel resolution and comes in a very elegant brushed aluminum housing. It's small enough to fit anywhere, yet has a very...

Product Specifications

From the solid feel and comfortable wraparound grip of its ultra compact all metal body to its large, easy-access control buttons and 2.7-inch high-resolution LCD monitor, the Coolpix S700 is a joy to carry and to take pictures with. All functions are optimized for immediate response, freeing you to capture special moments as you experience them. The Coolpix S700 powers up within 0.9 seconds, and the shutter releases in 0.005 seconds. Light sensitivity range up to ISO 3200 with manual control or auto control (up to ISO 1000) creates new opportunities to take sharper, more natural looking photos in lower lighting conditions, or to capture fast-moving subjects with outstanding clarity.

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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:MultiMediaCard / 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/2.8-5.4
Max Focal Length:23.7mm
Min Focal Length:7.9mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.72"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.8 mm ( 1/1.72 ) / 14.8 mm ( 1/1.72" )
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):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 2000 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO 800 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None