Pros: Takes nice pictures. Easy to use. Plenty of options.
Cons: Focuses slow. Zooms in and out when its trying to focus. Not able to focus on things it should be able to. Always focuses twice. Noise automatic lens cover motor. Feels cheap. Definitely not what I expected from Nikon. Native connector is not USB.
One BIG design flaw that makes this camera terrible
23 March 2008
Summary: We got this camera about 3 months ago. We really like the features and quality - both of the camera and images. But here is the problem. Take 20 pictures of someone (especially children) and guarenteed 19 of them will be with the subjects eyes closed!
S51c is sleek & easy to use but average pictures and bad build
4 June 2009
Excerpt: The main reason for buying this camera was that the barrel on my old camera broke when it opened in my pocket, this camera has internal lenses so this could not happen. I was comparing this with the FX33, they both had 8M resolutions but the FX33 had a barrel lens and I was still going to put it in...