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Nikon S1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 932 reviews of Nikon S1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and image quality. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the shutter and low light performance. Views are divided on the durability.

usability, performance, price, image quality, portability

viewfinder, stabilizer , low-light, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of Nikon S1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the glare and performance. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the size and durability.

price, usability, portability, performance, glare

durability, size

98% 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 S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 user reviews of Nikon S1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the lens and performance are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the focus and low light performance.

usability, price, image quality, performance, lens

low-light, focus

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon S1 from Amazon.ca. 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.ca.

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pcworld.com)

Gavin Stoker

 

The Nikon 1 S1 is an easy and portable transition for anybody trading up to an interchangeable lens camera for the first time.

Pocket sized with lens removed ; Simple to use ; Pop-up flash

Small sensor ; No built-in viewfinder

If you’re not allied to the Nikon brand, there are better options to be had in terms of the image quality. You can find an older Canon EOS M that’s a little more expensive, but it includes a larger APS-C sensor, and Pentax has its Q System cameras. If...

May, 2014

Expert review by : PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix S1

 

Sleek and stylish design. Big 2.5-inch LCD. Nice flash pictures

Some distortion when using zoom lens. Poorly designed docking station

We like the sleek design and the big LCD, but when we zoomed in close, there was too much image distortion for our taste.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Nikon Coolpix S1 Camera

 

Nikon's $380, 5.1-megapixel Coolpix S1 is no bigger than a deck of cards, even when you're snapping shots. At all times, the 3X optical zoom lens remains entirely within the S1's stylish, brushed aluminum case, so you can put the S1 away without ever...

Simple to use Fits easily in shirt or pants pocket

Battery life is very short

Our tests photos had good image quality with accurate exposure in most lighting conditions. The exception was an underexposed flash portrait of Gloria, our mannequin model. We saw low levels of distortion in our resolution test, and shots reproduced...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Nikon Coolpix S1 - digital camera review

 

Nikon Coolpix S1 - digital camera

Simple operation; face-recognition autofocus; postcapture correction of red-eye and exposure; versatile burst mode; time-lapse capabilities.

Few manual controls; slow autofocus in dim light; average image quality; limited shutter-speed range.

Aimed squarely at snapshooters looking for a carefree pocketful, this ultracompact does all the hard work and delivers decent picture quality.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix S1 review by PC Magazine

 

We like the sleek design and the big LCD, but when we zoomed in close, there was too much image distortion for our taste. ...

Sleek and stylish design. Big 2.5-inch LCD. Nice flash pictures.

Some distortion when using zoom lens. Poorly designed docking station.

May, 2005

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon 1 S1 Preview

 

Nikon introduced two new 1-series models at CES 2013, the S1 and the J3. The main differences are these: the Nikon 1 S1 will retail in kit-form for about $100 less than the J3. The S1 features a smaller 10.1 megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor, a...

Jan, 2013

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

Nikon Coolpix S1

 

Physical Views The Coolpix S1 compared to a standard CD disc. The ultra-slim 5-megapixel Coolpix S1 and the Casio EX-Z55 . Continue on to Page Two Coolpix S1 Specifications Effective Pixels: 5.1 million Image Sensor: Imaging Sensor: 1/2.5-inch...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Nikon S1 camera [bottom-line: it´s nice outside and inside]

 

Click to enlarge The Canon S1 is a very desirable digital ultra-compact camera that has a big 2.5-inch display. It [...]

May, 2005

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon Coolpix S1 Review

 

Nikon Coolpix S1 camera - Stijlvolle vormgeving Als je voor het eerst de Nikon Coolpix S1 ziet kan het bijna niet anders dan dat je het mooie design bewonderend bekijkt. De camera moet je gewoon even in handen hebben gehad. Wie totaal gevoelloos is...

Apr, 2007

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon Coolpix S1 review

 

Nikon introduced a small digital design camera in the first quarter of this year: the Nikon Coolpix S1. This model is completely newly developed and has a very classy appearance. The Nikon S1 is available in the colours Pure Silver and Ebony Black. The...

When you see the Nikon Coolpix S1 for the first time, it is inevitable that you will watch the beautiful design in admiration. It's a must to have held the camera in your hands for a while. If you are completely indifferent as far as design is...

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