Summary: Pros: I've used this wonderful lightweight Coolpix S51 as my hiking & purse camera for many years with a high degree of satisfaction. My brother-in-law, who is a camera connisseur, recommended it highly. It's light, has easy to access settings, and takes GREAT photos! People constantly compliment the quality of my photos taken with the S51. Recently I fell on my little old S51, crashing it hard against a rock, ending it's life.
Summary: Great camera. Simple & many great features. Very compact. I have another S51 at our vacation home, so there was no learning curve. Screen is hard to view in bright sunlight--wish it also had a view-finder.
Nikon coolpix S51, sleek and great ultra compact camera
30 September 2010
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S51 is a simple, sleek ultracompact looking to make a splash with a large LCD screen and some handy image stabilization. It's a nice looking camera, with a solid array of specifications that should please any casual photographer.
Summary: One of the best cameras I have ever used. Nikon scored when they made this camera. In all reality 8MP is all a normal person would need. You could blow these pictures up to poster size and still look great. Unless you plan on making a huge banner then 8MP will do you fine. Flash works great. All setting are easy to set and use. Auto focus works great.
Summary: It is sleek, thin and easy to use. I got it as a gift for my sister and I really hope she likes it. The only thing I didn't like was that there wasn't a USB cable with the one I bought, but that's ebay for you. You never really know.