Summary: My Nikon Coolpix S50 review shows a digital camera that offers a nice mixture of features in a stylish camera body. The S50's two best features, a 3.0-inch LCD and a camera body measuring only 0.8 inches in thickness, give it an edge over many other models. Response times could be a little better, but this model will work well for a variety of photographers looking for an entry-level model.
Pros: Good overall feature list and image quality, LCD is big, bright, and sharp, Extremely thin camera body is a stylish model, Zoom lens never extends outside camera body, S50 compares favorably to other models in its price range
Cons: Camera body can be tough to hold without blocking lens, Response times could be a little better with the S50, Many other digital cameras have larger zoom lens
Excerpt: Stylish wave-surface design Nikon Coolpix S50 will show up in store beginning from April 2007. Optical VR Image Stabilization system, Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting and one-touch portrait button that offers easy access to a selection of three innovative functions are the most important features of Coolpix S50. VR image stabilization and elegant styling confer a high usability as a pocket point-and-shoot camera.
Summary: Nikon has added two new stylish and feature-packed digital cameras to the Nikon COOLPIX Style Series line-up, the S50 and S50c. The COOLPIX S50 and the COOLPIX S50c boast 7.2 effective megapixels, a 3x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens and a huge, bright 3.0 inch LCD screen. These cameras also utilize an Optical VR Image Stabilization system, ensuring the consumer will be able to capture stunningly sharp images.
Excerpt: Consumers dare not tread carelessly while buying an ultra-compact camera, for apart from style most fail in performance. Nikon S50 is a classic example of a feature packed product that just fails to make the mark. Let’s see how. Design Nikon is known to dish out one of the sleekest pieces in town in the ultra-compact category. The CoolPix S50 is no different.