Nikon Coolpix S5 Digital Camera Review

Coolpix S5 is an ultra-slim but strong build pocket compact digital camera from Nikon. It features In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Face Priority AF, and D-Lighting, plus a new One-Touch Portrait button on top of the camera which combines Face Priority AF with In-Camera Red-Eye Fix to help users improve their portraits. Pictmotion allows the adding of music to the pictures and pick a style (Motion, Moody, Classic etc.) for displaying them in slideshow playback.

I like the way the buttons and menus are arranged at the back: intuitive and easy to use, in such way that even if it has so many advanced features, you can remember where to access them. This camera also comes with an optical viewfinder that may come in handy when you want to spear some battery life.

As for image quality, the Nikon S5 produces sharp images with good colors, low noise and accurate white balance; low incidence of purple fringing and flare.
Nikon Coolpix S5
Nikon Coolpix S5
Nikon Coolpix S5
Nikon Coolpix S5
Nikon Coolpix S5
Nikon Coolpix S5
Nikon Coolpix S5

Nikon Coolpix S5 Digital Camera Specifications

• Shooting Modes: Auto, Scene Assist, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, and Night Portrait
• Scene Modes: Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Firework show, Copy, Back light and Panorama assist, plus Voice Recording mode, BSS (Best Shot Selector), and Exposure BSS.
• Movie Mode: 640 x 480, 30 fps, 320 x 240 30/15 fps, 160 x 120, 15 fps, Timelapse recording, with sound
• Effects: Standard, Vivid, Sepia, Black & White, Cyanotype
• Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync
• White Balance: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Daylight, Cloudy, Flash
• Metering: 256-Segment Matrix metering
Nikon Coolpix S5Technical Data:
• 2.5 inch LCD
• 6.0 megapixels
• 3x optical zoom + 4x digital zoom
• Focal Length: 35 mm – 105 mm
• Aperture: F3.0 – F5.4
• ISO Range: 50-400
• Flash Range: 0.3m – 2.6m
• Focus Range: 30 cm to infinity, macro up to 4 cm
• Exposure Compensation: -2 to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
• Continuos Shooting: 2.03 fps (4 shots)
• Shutter Speed: 2-1/500
• Self Timer: 3 or 10 sec
• File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
• SD – Secure Digital memory + 21MB internal memory
• EN-EL8 Lithium-ion battery (210 shots)

By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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