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Nikon Coolpix S51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 383 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S51. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the design and image quality are generally positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed opinions on the exposure and flash. Many are negative about the viewfinder and shutter.

portability, usability, screen, image quality, design

battery, reliability, low-light, shutter, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S51

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S51 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S51

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S51 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The screen and usability are also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the energy efficiency and shutter. Views about the low light performance and durability are different.

portability, usability, screen, image quality, design

battery, reliability, shutter, energy

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Nikon Coolpix S51 Compact Digital Camera

 

Above-average image sharpness, but overall image quality was a bit below average. Battery life was poor in our tests.

Very thin ; Large LCD

Tiny buttons for zoom and other controls ; Slow to lock focus in low light

At first glance, the Coolpix S51 looks like an appealing package--especially at $280. But based mostly on its overall usability, I'd give it a pass

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (pcworld.com)

Nikon S51

 

Shirt-pocket thin, covered in black and chrome, and sporting a huge 3-inch LCD on the back, the $250 (at time of review) Nikon Coolpix S51 exudes chic. This point-and-shoot model has nearly all the ingredients you're likely to look for in a quality...

Very thin ; Large LCD

Tiny buttons for zoom and other controls ; Slow to lock focus in low light

Above-average image sharpness, but overall image quality was a bit below average. Battery life was poor in our tests.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S51c (Silver) review

 

Why mess with a good thing? That seems to be Nikon's approach to its Wi-Fi-enabled ultracompact cameras. When they came out with the Coolpix S50c last year, I noticed that it was extremely similar to its predecessor, the S7c. Now, Nikon has made the...

Nice click wheel; sleek, slim design; supports wireless 802.11b/g photo e-mail via T-Mobile HotSpot and private access points; optical image stabilization.

The lack of a built-in browser prevents you from being able to access most free public Wi-Fi access points.

This latest version of Nikon's Wi-Fi camera captures nice images and lets you e-mail them straight from the camera via T-Mobile or private access points, but since it lacks a browser you can't gain access to most free Wi-Fi access points.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix S51c

 

Preview of the Nikon Coolpix S51c.

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Aug, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix S51

 

Preview of the Nikon Coolpix S51.

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Aug, 2007

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Nikon Coolpix S51

 

Nikon Coolpix S51 is has a lot to offer in a small package. Add the crisp Wine Red color and you will be proud to show it to your friends and family. All you need to do now is go take pictures!

Nikon Pictmotion modeNikon D-LightingVR, ISO 1600Lens shift Vibration Reduction (VR)

Nikon surprised me with the Coolpix S51 digital camera!

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon Coolpix S51c Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!

 

The Nikon Coolpix S51c has a sleek two-tone body that includes an IEEE 802.11b/g chip set with which to upload its eight megapixel images to the company's "my Picturetown" photo sharing site, or send them via email. The Coolpix S51c has plenty of other...

Probably the best looking digicam around ; Optical stabilization (Vibration Reduction) ; 3.0-inch LCD with 230K pixels and a wide viewing angle ; Scroll wheel works well for entering text ; One touch email button ; One touch Portrait button activates...

Blown highlights ; Sluggish autofocus, long shutter lag ; Slow startup ; Takes almost four seconds between shots ; Poor digital zoom quality ; Poor battery life ; WiFi only to Nikon's my Picturetown server ; Brick-style battery charger ; Large USB/AV...

The Nikon S51c also offers optical image stabilization, and the camera saves images on Secure Digital cards, or in a not-so-generous 13MB of internal memory. The camera includes USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and video output technology. Other features include a...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

A 8.2 megapixel Coolpix with WiFi built-in

 

The Coolpix S51c is a elegant, small and handy camera that offers an interesting feature in its built-in wireless connection that lets you send and store pictures. It primarily connects to Nikon's own my Picturetown service, which limits choices. The...

Terrific hi-res 3.0 inch screen, Onboard WiFi, Elegant metallic design, Internal folding zoom, Optical lens-shift image stabilization, Face recognition mode, Voice recording, Full speed VGA movies with sound

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (dcresource.com)

Nikon Coolpix S51

 

The Coolpix S51 finds itself amongst some tough competition in the ultra-compact arena. How does it perform? Find out now in our review

Good photo quality; better-than-average at ISO 400 and 800 ; Good value for the money ; Compact metal body ; Optical image stabilization ; Huge, fairly sharp 3-inch LCD display ; Plenty of scene modes to choose from ; Handy D-Lighting and Best Shot...

Photos tend to be soft, with too much noise reduction ; Redeye a problem, despite countermeasures ; Poor battery life ; Very slow focusing speeds at telephoto end of lens, or in low light ; Sluggish in many other areas: user interface, continuous...

All things considered, the Coolpix S51 is an inexpensive, but mediocre camera. It has a few nice features, and generally good image quality, but its overall sluggishness and crummy battery life left me feeling a bit cold. It's worth looking at if...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix S51 ($229) is an ultra-compact camera witha 3X optical zoom lens, image stabilization, large 3-inch LCD display,an easy-to-use interface, and more. Its sibling, the S51c, adds built-inwireless connectivity for $50 more.

Good photo quality; better-than-average at ISO 400 and 800, Good value for the money, Compact metal body, Optical image stabilization, Huge, fairly sharp 3-inch LCD display, Plenty of scene modes to choose from, Handy D-Lighting and Best Shot Selector...

Photos tend to be soft, with too much noise reduction, Redeye a problem, despite countermeasures, Poor battery life, Very slow focusing speeds at telephoto end of lens, or in low light, Sluggish in many other areas: user interface, continuous shooting,...

Feb, 2008

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