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Nikon Coolpix S5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S5. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the screen and performance are overall positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the optics and image stabilizer. The focus and flash get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, design, performance, screen

battery, low-light, exposure, stabilizer , optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image quality.

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image quality

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Marc Perton (engadget.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5 reviewed

 

Nikon's Coolpix S5, unveiled earlier this year, is a svelte 6 megapixel shooter with a 2.5-inch LCD, non-extending 3x zoom lens and lots of scene modes for point-and-shoot novices. And, as reviewed by DCViews, it offers good image quality, with...

May, 2006

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5

 

Preview of the Nikon Coolpix S5.

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Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Shams Tarek (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5 review

 

intro Nikon's Coolpix S5 is a slim, attractive 6-megapixel shirt-pocket camera that hits all the right design notes. Its 2.5-inch LCD screen, satin silver finish, and internally zooming 3X optical lens (35mm-to-105mm equivalent) will be a hit with...

Excellent color rendition and sharpness; quick shooting; slim, attractive design; excellent build quality; simple to use.

Few manual exposure controls; need to go through menu to change basic settings; notable vignetting, lens distortion, and processing artifacts.

The Nikon Coolpix S5 is a stylish camera that offers great images, albeit with a somewhat basic feature set.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5

 

Physical Views The Coolpix S5 compared to a standard CD disc. The Coolpix S5 and the WiFi capable Coolpix S6 Continue to the Features & Controls Page Coolpix S5 Specifications Effective pixels: 6.0 million CCD: 1/2.5-inch high-density CCD (6.18 million...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

Sleek, sexy, and solid metal design that's extremely pocketable ; Wave-like chassis makes it easy to grip ; Great 2.5-inch LCD with an impressive 230,000 pixels of resolution ; Pictmotion slideshow is fun way to share pictures ; Nikon Feature system...

Camera inconsistent and slow in low-light, ISO setting only goes to 400, Precarious lens placement causes fingers to get in shot, Menu-driven system takes a while to get used to, Camera defaults to image playback only with photo info, On/off button and...

Based on looks alone, the new Nikon Coolpix S5 has it all -- sleek, sexy and ultra-slim. In case you didn't notice these traits at first glance, the marketing folks at Nikon have paired the S5's Wi-Fi enabled sibling the S6 (which looks nearly...

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5 Digital Camera Review

 

Coolpix S5 is an ultra-slim but strong build pocket compact digital camera from Nikon. It features In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Face Priority AF, and D-Lighting, plus a new One-Touch Portrait button on top of the camera which combines Face Priority AF with...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Emily Raymond (reviewed.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5

 

The colors look a little off, but it is easier to see just how "off" they are in the following graph – also provided to us by Imatest. The graph shows the ideal colors as squares and the S5's colors as circles. The long the line between the two shapes,...

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Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5 Digital Camera Review

 

The "S" for style Nikon Coolpix S5 is a 6 megapixel digital camera with a large 2.5" LCD screen and a 3X optical zoom. It's a fashionably thin compact digital camera that is sort of reminiscent of the classy little Contax T film camera. The Contax T...

2.5" LCD screen, Rotary jog dial is neat, Excellent image quality

LCD screen is almost useless in bright outdoor light, Below average battery life, The tiny zoom switch is hard to use

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Brad Soo (dpinterface.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5

 

Nikon's new ultra-compact camera for 2006 is the Coolpix S5, featuring 6 megapixels and 3x optical zoom from the S3 as well as a design facelift (for the better), a higher resolution 2.5 inch LCD, improved movie mode and playback and longer battery...

Stylish ; Affordable ; Large high-resolution 2.5 inch LCD ; Not many but still useful scene modes ; Rotary dial for quick change of settings ; Great ISO performance till ISO 200 ; VGA 30 FPS movie mode ; Enhanced playback functions ; Good image quality...

LCD visibility not excellent ; Weak flash ; So-so battery life ; No manual controls ; Buffer clearing not fast ; Some soft photos and redeye ; Video quality is not good ; Bad low light performance (High ISO 400 noise, no image stabilization)

The Nikon Coolpix S5 is the greatly improved predecessor of the S3. It has 6 megapixels, a large and high-resolution 2.5 inch LCD plus some improved functions.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5

 

Can the new Coolpix S5 live up to the legendary Nikon name?

Feb, 2011

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