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Nikon COOLPIX S7c

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    8.6 8.6 from 47 reviewers
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    7.0 7.0 from 12 reviewers
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    6.2 6.2 from 3 reviewers
  • Value for money (3)
    5.1 5.1 from 3 reviewers
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    5.7 5.7 from 3 reviewers
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    5.4 5.4 from 3 reviewers
  • Performance (12)
    5.6 5.6 from 12 reviewers
  • Picture quality (15)
    5.4 5.4 from 15 reviewers
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    6.6 6.6 from 11 reviewers
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Nikon COOLPIX S7c

The COOLPIX S7c is a 7.1 million pixels digital camera with a 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED; 5.8-17.4mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 35-105mm); f/2.8-5.0; 12 elements in 10 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x zoom lens that supports up to 3072 high image resolution. It has a 3.0-inch type, 230,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment (170-degree wide viewing angle) and supports SD memory card and has 14 MB internal memory. The camera also has shooting modes (Auto, 2 modes for …

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Nikon COOLPIX S7c

The COOLPIX S7c is a 7.1 million pixels digital camera with a 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED; 5.8-17.4mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to approx. 35-105mm); f/2.8-5.0; 12 elements in 10 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x zoom lens that supports up to 3072 high image resolution. It has a 3.0-inch type, 230,000-dot TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment (170-degree wide viewing angle) and supports SD memory card and has 14 MB internal memory. The camera also has shooting modes (Auto, 2 modes for vibration reduction (Anti-Shake, High-Sensitivity), 4 modes with Scene assist, 11 Scene modes, voice recording, BSS (Best Shot Selector), AE-BSS, Color Options, Date Imprint, Self-timer (3, 10 sec.)), movie recording capability with or without sound, and Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) mode. It has up to ISO 1600 sensitivity, playback of movies or up to 30 still images in 5 different styles; Single, Continuous (approximately 1.4fps), Multi-shot 16 (approx. 1.6fps, only available at image size 5M) or Interval timer shooting capture mode, and a built-in flash with a range of approximately 0.3-7.5m /1 ft.–24 ft. 7inch (Wide), approximately 0.3-4.0m/1 ft.–13 ft. 1inch (Telephoto) with Auto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Flash Cancel, Anytime Flash and Slow sync flash modes. The camera also has wireless capability via IEEE 802.11b/g, up to a range of 20m (depending on environment). The camera measures 100.5 x 60 x 21mm and weighs 140g.

Features

The COOLPIX S7c features a built-in IEEE 802.11b/g LAN that supports wireless image transfer to a computer on command, wireless shooting that sends each shot to a computer as soon as it's taken and wireless printing to PictBridge-compatible printers. The COOLPIX S7c is also compatible with Nikon's all-new COOLPIX CONNECT service that lets users take pictures, then send them to friends across the world in seconds. The COOLPIX S7c feature a One-touch portrait button that acts as a shortcut to three features - Face-priority AF that automatically focusing on people's faces in portraits, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix allowing photographers to compensate for unwanted red-eye effects in-camera, and D-Lighting to compensate underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight. The COOLPIX S7c also offer the in-camera Pictmotion - a function that lets users select their favorite images and movies as well as music and visual styles ready for the COOLPIX S7c to combine them automatically in-camera to produce audiovisual shows that can be enjoyed anywhere on the large built-in LCD.

Review Summary

The Nikon Coolpix S7c is their latest 7-megapixel compact digital camera. It includes a slim design with a large 3.0 LCD, a 3x optical zoom lens, and 15 beginner-friendly scene modes. The camera has 14MB of internal memory and uses a Secure Digital card. Some of the technology the S7c uses for sharp pictures includes a One-Touch Portrait mode, which combines an exposure correction technology, a face-priority function, and an in-camera red-eye fix function, to capture the best possible image. Nikon's Best Shot Selector mode that automatically chooses the sharpest from a series of images is also included. New technology like electronic vibration reduction also works to remove blur from photos after they’ve been shot. CNET notes that the S7c's design is slim, with a slight wave to the front of the camera, a very useful click wheel to navigate an intuitive menu system, and a few buttons on top that are all so recessed that they can be difficult to press. It's such a slick design, that a friend of mine didn't believe the shutter button was actually the shutter button. Also, the tiny zoom rocker, to the right of the shutter, was easy to accidentally nudge while preparing to shoot.

It would be better placed to the left of the shutter button or redesigned completely. MacWorld was really impressed with the S7c’s WiFi capabilities and ease of use. Users can use the T-Mobile network to email three different size pictures: a high-res version for photo printing, a PC Size for viewing on-screen, and TV Size for viewing on an NTSC TV (the standard video signal for analog TV). The only drawbacks to the S7c’s system is that you need to manually enter in email addresses (a slow process) and it won't work with a proxy network or networks such as the ones found in hotels, which display a splash page and require a login. Imaging Resource reports that the S7c takes pictures with accurate color, good print quality, and excellent macro mode. Some problems include lens placement that gets fingers into the shot, and slow shutdown time. This camera is not for experts, since noise suppression blurs fine details and wide angle shots produce some artifacts. But for a casual user who wants to take and email acceptable photos, this cool camera fits the bill.

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