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Reviews and Problems with Nikon COOLPIX S50

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Overall 8

Expert Review

20 March 2015
  • 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.
  • 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
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Head to Head Review: Nikon Coolpix S50 and Coolpix S500

Pop Photo
19 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Comparing the Nikon S50 ($299.99, street) to the Nikon S500 ($259.99, street), you'd expect the S500 to be the much better camera. It only makes sense, right?
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Nikon Coolpix S50 Digital Camera Review

10 July 2008
  • 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...
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Expert Review

Steve's Digicams
18 June 2007
  • 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.
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Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
25 May 2007
  • Summary: When Nikon introduced eight new Coolpix point and shoot digital cameras with a February 2007 press release, a quick perusal of the individual models showed an interesting mix of features spread amongst the various models.
  • Pros: First rate image quality and color fidelity, 3 inch monitor, Vibration Reduction, D-Lighting, Automatic red eye fix
  • Cons: So-so battery life, Below average speed of operation, High ISO mode is really a last resort if you can't get the shot another way
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Overall 6

Nikon S50

1 September 2008
  • 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.
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