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Nikon Coolpix S70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 360 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S70. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the connectivity and focus. Reviews about the memory and exposure are different.

usability, performance, portability, screen, design

shutter, reliability, focus, connectivity

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix S70


alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S70 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the screen and price are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the connectivity and focus, and the lens and reliability get mixed reviews.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

zoom, shutter, focus, connectivity

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3.5-inch OLED Touch Screen and 5x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom (Red)Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3.5-inch OLED Touch Screen and 5x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom (Red)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (

Nikon Coolpix S70


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

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.

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Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Nikon Coolpix S70 review


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.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : William Chambers (

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

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (

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...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Zoltan Arva-Toth (

Nikon Coolpix S70 Review


The Nikon Coolpix S70 is Nikon's first Coolpix camera to feature a large OLED screen and a 720p HD movie mode. This 12-megapixel touchscreen model is an evolutionary upgrade to the Coolpix S60 of yesterday, adding new-generation touchscreen functions...

The Nikon Coolpix S70 is a well-built but controversial little snapper. As a digital compact camera, it is average - it has some nice functions, such as the Touch Shutter feature that lets you focus on your subject and take a picture very quickly; but...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Adam Crawford (

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...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Adam Weinberg (

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...

Expert review by : Brad Soo (

Nikon Coolpix S70


Expert review by : D-Photo (

Nikon Coolpix S70 – Review – 35


Ashley Kramer gets touchy-feely with the new Coolpix

Nice, pocketable size ; Clever interface

Noise above ISO400

I really enjoyed using the S70. While the nagging thought that the interface could have been more ‘Apple-like' initially bothered me, the S70 is designed to take photos, not entertain. I therefore put those thoughts aside and just got on with the...

Apr, 2010

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Nikon Coolpix S70


This camera offers you complete touch control. The camera is easy to operate as long as you are comfortable with screen icons rather than text based menus. Picture quality is good in a lot of instances, but sharpness can fall off in more distant scenes.

Ease of use - touch control screen

Zoom controlled by touch - loss of sharpness with more distant scenes

The Nikon Coolpix S70 is likely to appeal to the gadget conscious with its touch screen control. In the main picture quality is good enough for snapshot quality, but I did find a tendency for sharpness to fall away when shooting subjects from distance.

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications


Battery life (CIPA standard):200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL12


Color of product:Black / Red


Display:LCD / OLED
Display Diagonal:3.5
Display resolution (numeric):288000
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.118 - 1.18
Optical Zoom:5

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal memory:20

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 5.51
Camera effective resolution:12390000
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.8 x 0.787 x 2.38
Effective sensor resolution:12390000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 5.51
Lens focal range:5.0 - 25.0
Lens system:NIKKOR
Power Source:AC Adapter EH-68P
Power supply type:EN-EL12
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability:No / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1024 x 768,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3264 x 2448,3968 x 2232,4000 x 3000

Weight & Dimensions