Conclusion: The Coolpix S710 is Nikonâ€™s offering in the â€œcompact super high-resolutionâ€� 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 isnâ€™t great and youâ€™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
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
Excerpt: Barring any earth-shattering announcements at the PMA photo convention in March, the current megapixel peak for compact digicams is close to 15, while DSLRs like the Sony A900 hit 24.6. In Nikon’s aim-and-forget Coolpix lineup, the S710 has a 14.5MP sensor, the highest in that series. Of course there’s also the ridiculous 24.5MP Nikon D3x DSLR for a mere eight grand, if you’re a fanboy of this brand!
Pros: 14.5MP; 3.6x zoom; OIS; 3-inch monitor; 12, 800 ISO
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix S710 would be an excellent high-end, full-featured ultra-compact, if it weren't for the fact that it's so slow. If you can overlook that, as well as its limited low-light performance, it's a sound choice for those seeking a point-and-shoot companion to a dSLR
Pros: Good photos, Wideangle lens, Attractive design, Plenty of shooting options
Cons: Very slow performance, Menu systems and navigation require getting used to, No optical zoom in movie mode
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.