12.1 megapixel in a stylish, high-tech ultra-compact
30 November 2011
Summary: The Coolpix S700 is a elegant, small and handy camera that emphasizes style and plenty of technology. It has spectacular 12.1 megapixel resolution and comes in a very elegant brushed aluminum housing. It's small enough to fit anywhere, yet has a very large and razor-sharp 2.7-inch LCD that remains quite readable outdoors thanks to an anti-reflection coating.
Pros: 12.1 megapixel resolution, Terrific hi-res 2.7 inch screen, Elegant brushed aluminum design, Very small and handy, Optical sensor-shift image stabilization AND electronic VR, Face recognition mode, distortion control and more, Voice recording, Full speed VGA movies with sound
Cons: No optical zoom during movies, Multi selector a bit cumbersome, Costly
The Nikon Coolpix S700: Small with Plenty of Options
Digital Home Thoughts
14 January 2008
Conclusion: A Great Buy My fairly minor complaints aside, when you consider that this camera has an MSRP of $349 CAD/$329 USD, and that you can pick up this camera from Amazon.com for $259 USD [affiliate], for the price this camera delivers a lot of bang for the buck. Depending on where you are in the world, you may find the Canon SD870 for within $40 of the S700 - then the decision becomes more difficult and it comes down to features (and how important the wider-angle lens on the...
Pros: 12.1 megapixels in a small, sturdy package;, Manual controls for ISO and exposure;, Plenty of flexible photo and video options.
Cons: Images can be a bit noisy, even at ISO 400;, JPEG rendering in playback mode is slow;, Image sensor shift for vibration reduction rather than optical lens shift.
Summary: A high-resolution, slimline digicam with features and performance that will suit snapshooters.Nikon's Coolpix S700 has many of the same features as the Coolpix S510 model - including the EXPEED image processor - but sports a higher-resolution (12.1 megapixels effective) image sensor and larger LCD monitor. Its zoom lens covers a marginally longer focal length range (equivalent to 37-111mm in 35mm format) and supports closer focusing than the S510.