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Nikon Coolpix S710

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S710 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S710


Barring any earth-shattering announcements at the PMA photo convention in March, the current megapixel peak for compact digicams is close to 15, while DSLRs like the Sony A900 hit 24.6. In Nikon's aim-and-forget Coolpix lineup, the S710 has a 14.5MP...

14.5MP; 3.6x zoom; OIS; 3-inch monitor; 12 ; 800 ISO

Very slow; LCD screen lacking

Although some will chuckle at the absurdity of a 14-megapixel camera, you won

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Nikon Coolpix S710 (Red)


The Nikon Coolpix S710 wants to be the camera you take with you while your digital SLR stays home. It offers a robust set of manual controls, a high-resolution 14.5-megapixel sensor, a 28mm wide-angle lens, and sensitivity that goes up to ISO 3,200 at...

Nice photos; wide-angle lens; attractive design; plenty of shooting options.

Very slow performance; menu systems, navigation takes practice; no optical zoom in Movie mode.

If it wasn't so slow, the Nikon Coolpix S710 would be a very good high-end, full-featured ultracompact.

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Nikon Coolpix S710 First Digital Camera Impressions Review


The new flagship in Nikon's Coolpix S (for Stylish) range is the S710, a $379 point-and-shoot which boasts an awesome 14.5-megapixel resolution, 3.6x zoom lens and optical image stabilization. But just adding more resolution does not guarantee a...

- Big, bright screen - Wide zoom lens - Plenty of resolution to work with

- Poorly placed zoom control - No spot metering - 6400 and 12800 ISO settings only work at lower resolution - Only shoots standard definition video

The S710 ups the ante in terms of resolution, pushing point-and-shoot camera up to an incredible 14.5 megapixels. There is perhaps an argument that few really need this resolution level (especially on a compact camera), but it is nice to have the...


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Nikon Coolpix S710


In conclusion, the Coolpix S710 may just be the perfect go anywhere point-and-shoot camera that both the amateur and advanced photographer will enjoy. Being simple enough for the novice user while offering advanced users the ability to tweak their...

14.5 Megapixel resolution3.6x wide angle optical zoomVR Image StabilizationManual setting functionality

takes somewhat longer to boot up than other cameras in its price range

If you are looking for an easy to use, go anywhere point-and-shoot...

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Nikon Coolpix S710 Review at Cnet


If it wasn't so slow, the Nikon Coolpix S710 would be a very good high-end, full-featured ultracompact.

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Nikon Coolpix S710


Nikon announces the chic Coolpix S710, a premium compact camera that not only masters the ease-of-use a compact camera offers, but also successfully incorporates many of the functions creative photographers demand from their traditional SLR cameras...

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Nikon Coolpix S710


Nikon introduced the Coolpix S710 as part of its Fall 2008 lineup. With this camera Nikon pushes the resolution limit available in inexpensive consumer cameras even farther. You now get 14.5 megapixel, a number almost unimaginable just a few years ago....

No optical zoom during movies, Costly

The S710 is a speedy point & shooter that also offers full P/S/A/M manual control. It offers full voice recording, VGA movies with sound and even time-lapse movies. Active image sensor vibration reduction eliminates most blur when you zoom. Movies use...

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Nikon Coolpix S710


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On paper, camera sounds great. However, it's just good.


It had potential, but failed due to technical issues.

Good quality photos and video, when working

Obvious issues that Nikon must know about but doesn't fix prior to manufacture and sale

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Nikon Coolpix S710 (black)


It had potential, but failed due to technical issues.

Good quality photos and video, when working

Obvious issues that Nikon must know about but doesn't fix prior to manufacture and sale

Product Specifications

The Coolpix S710 is blending elegant design and quality construction with advanced features and high performance, the Coolpix S710 is as satisfying to carry as it is with which to shoot beautiful photos. The Coolpix S710 delivers photographic performance that exceeds expectations of the most compact dimensions among competing compact digital cameras. Imaging power begins with 14.5 effective megapixels of sharp resolution from the 1/1.72-inch CCD image sensor. The precision optics of a 3.6x zoom-Nikkor lens support true wide-angle through medium-telephoto shooting with a focal range of 28-101mm (35mm format equivalent). Image processing based on Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image-processing concept yields high-resolution images with clarity and true-to-life color, all at a high speed that contributes to efficient and stress-free camera operation. The stylish contours and fine finish of the Coolpix S710's stainless steel body conceal the heart of a true high performance camera. Designed to allow users to capture special moments at will, the Coolpix S710 delivers the control that photographers want for creative fun and freedom, including programmed auto, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, and manual exposure modes.

Audio Input



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:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / MultiMediaCard / 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/Sunset / Sports mode / Dawn/dusk / Night landscape / Fireworks / Night portrait / Beach/snow / Party/indoor / Museum / Portrait mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-5.6
Max Focal Length:21.6mm
Min Focal Length:6mm
Optical Zoom:3.6
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Brilliant silver/Deep red/Graphite black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.72 / 1/1.72"/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:14.5Megapixel

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):12800
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 12800 (3Mpix) / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 3200 / ISO 400 / ISO 6400 (3Mpix) / ISO 800 / ISO auto (100-1600)/ISO 3200 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800 / ISO 100 / ISO 6400 (3Mpix) / ISO auto (100-1600) / ISO 12800 (3Mpix)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None