Conclusion: Nikon has been doing a good job with touchscreen implementation of their cameras and the new Coolpix S70 takes things a step further by including multi-touch and gesture support. On its surface, the Nikon Coolpix S70 looks like your typical ultra-thin camera but switch it on and browse about, and youâ€™ll discover that it has one of the better touchscreen user interface/menu systems you can find on a digital camera.
Pros: Good image quality, vivid colors and good detail; improvement over old Coolpixâ€™es, Big 3.5 inch LCD; responsive to touch and supports multi-touch/gestures, 5X optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization, USB charging can be useful; less chargers when going on trips (with a laptop), Very user-friendly touchscreen interface; â€˜thumb-ableâ€™ large icons, Automatic scene selection, elaborate face detection/portrait features, Excellent playback mode: swipe gestur...
Cons: Some edge softness, prominent color fringing (chromatic aberration); muddy images over ISO 800, Slow lens aperture range, Lack of manual controls, Low resolution display; visibility couldâ€™ve been better, No physical controls (except shutter button); on-screen zoom controller is small and clumsy, Poor buffer and burst mode
Excerpt: The Coolpix S70 is Nikon's latest ultra-compact digicam, which is loaded with high-end features tucked into a stylish and sleek exterior. This model offers full touch control, with the only one button on the camera; the shutter release. For those who want full touch control, the S70 offers a "Touch Shutter" function, which allows you to tap the screen to capture an image. The point in which you touch the screen will also control the active autofocus point.
Summary: There are plenty of features we liked about the Nikon S70, including the Touch Shutter, 720p HD video capture, great image sharpness, compact and sleek design, and power conserving OLED with great functionality any lighting condition. But these positives just don't outweigh some of its issues, like lack of manual control, price tag, over-exposed images, and a somewhat unreliable touch screen that isn't supplemented with physical buttons.
Pros: Small, lightweight and attractive, HD video capture, OLED viewfinder/display is a good idea, OLED provides power saving functionality, Touch Shutter
Cons: Image quality is inconsistent, Touch screen can be difficult to use, Over-exposed images, Little manual control options, OLED has too small of a resolution
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix S70 is likely to appeal to the gadget conscious with its touch screen control. In the main picture quality is good enough for snapshot quality, but I did find a tendency for sharpness to fall away when shooting subjects from distance.
Pros: Ease of use - touch control screen
Cons: Zoom controlled by touch - loss of sharpness with more distant scenes
Excerpt: The Nikon Coolpix S70 is a very well built ultra-compact camera. The elegantly simple front plate features a sliding lens cover and a rubber coating that feels like soft leather to the touch. Like many other, similar cameras, the Nikon S70 is powered up by sliding the lens cover downward, a move that exposes the lens, flash and AF assist lamp; and readies the camera for action in less than two seconds.
Nikon Coolpix S70 : Kompaktkamera mit OLED-Touchscreen
12 September 2014
Summary: Die Bildqualität der Nikon Coolpix S70 hebt sich nicht von der anderer Kompaktkameras ab und bewegt sich teilweise sogar unter dem Durchschnitt. Die einfache Bedienung und der neuartige OLED-Touchscreen stellen allein kein überzeugendes Kaufargument für die Digitalkamera dar. Die gleiche Bildqualität und eine ähnlich unkomplizierte Bedienung bieten auch Fotoapparate, die Händler schon für den halben Preis anbieten.