Summary: The Coolpix S710 is an elegant, small and handy camera that emphasizes style and offers plenty of technology. It has spectacular 14.5 megapixel resolution and comes in a very elegant brushed aluminum housing available in Graphite Black, Deep Red and Brilliant Silver. It's small enough to fit anywhere, yet has a very large and razor-sharp 3.0-inch LCD that remains quite readable outdoors thanks to an anti-reflection coating.
Pros: 14.5 megapixel resolution!, Terrific hi-res 3.0 inch screen, 3.6X optical zoom that starts wide, Elegant metallic design, Optical lens-shift image stabilization, Up to ISO 12,800!, Fast face recognition mode with smile and blink detection, Voice recording
Conclusion: The Coolpix S710 is Nikon’s offering in the “compact super high-resolution” camera market. The camera features a whopping 14.5 megapixels, a 3.6X wide-angle zoom lens and the biggest screen in its class (measuring 3 inches). The Coolpix S710 is the smallest and lightest in its class, and also has the largest LCD. Unfortunately, the screen visibility outdoors isn’t great and you’ll have to make some effort in order to see the image.
Pros: Decent image quality till ISO 400, low fringing and distortion, Smallest and lightest super-high resolution compact at the moment, Large LCD, Good autofocus and shot-to-shot performance, Full manual mode, with aperture & shutter priority modes
Cons: Noise levels are higher than competition, Lack of on-screen info in both shooting and playback modes, Control dial feels loose, Limited full-resolution burst mode, Movie issues: No HD movie mode, no zoom, audio is out of sync
Conclusion: In these recessionary days, forget the $379 list price; the S710 is readily available for under $299 online. At that price, or less, the camera is good for methodical photographers who compose their shots and don’t mind waiting as the S710 saves image files. Just make sure you learn how to quickly adjust the screen when you’re in bright sunshine. In burst mode, the camera does a good job capturing fast action, but stops after 4 frames.
Pros: 14.5MP; 3.6x zoom; OIS; 3-inch monitor; 12, 800 ISO
Summary: The S710 is an impressive-looking camera with excellent build quality, but its huge resolution and high maximum ISO add little to overall picture quality. There are many better, cheaper cameras.
Conclusion: I really like the Nikon Coolpix S710. It takes excellent pictures that are sharp and full of colour. The fact that it also offers some manual exposure controls is another plus point. So if you are in the market for a smaller camera with one or two useful, extra features then this camera is well worth looking at.
14.7-megapixel compact camera with a 28mm, wide-angle lens
Good Gear Guide.au
9 January 2010
Summary: Nikon's CoolPix S710 would be a fantastic compact if not for its incredibly slow performance. Its shots look good, with excellent detail and well-balanced colours. It also sports a bevy of nifty features. However, the speed issues really damage the user experience.
Pros: Extremely high resolution, wide-angle lens, well balanced colours, manual features
Cons: Painfully slow in all respects, shots look a little soft by default
Summary: A slim, high-resolution digicam with an advanced suite of manual controls.The S710 is the flagship model in Nikon's S (for Stylish) range of Coolpix cameras. Featuring a 14.5-megapixel CCD sensor and 3.6x optical zoom lens with VR lens-shift stabilisation, it provides a useful range of user-adjustable controls in a compact, solidly-built body.