Nikon Coolpix S51c

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource (04 January’08)

The Nikon Coolpix S51c is a 8.1 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera (announced August 30, 2007) features 3x optical zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 38-114mm), Optical lens shift VR image stabilization, Pictmotion allows you to create in-camera slide shows with your music, ISO 100-1600, and a 3″ LCD screen. The camera measures 3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in (97.5 x 59 x 21 mm) and it weighs 4.4 oz (125 g).

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Nikon Coolpix S51c Reviews

BusinessWeek reviews the Nikon Coolpix S51c and writes;
“As point-and-shoots go, the S51c delivers a lot more style than substance. It has a relatively attractive price tag and will take good, if not spectacular, digital pictures. But if you’re looking for a more intuitive, better-performing product, check out other cameras from Nikon or its competitors.”
Rating: ★★½☆☆

ImagingResource reviews the Nikon Coolpix S51c and writes;
“The Nikon S51c was, in a word, as disappointing as the S50c. Image quality, performance, WiFi capability all left me looking for more, overshadowing the familiar Nikon strengths of a VR lens, D-Lighting, and In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically activated with Face Priority autofocus in Portrait mode.”
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DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Nikon Coolpix S51c and writes;
“The S51c has decent dynamic range at ISO 100, but then drops steadily at higher ISO speeds. As is the case with most cameras, keeping the S51c at ISO 100 whenever possible produces the nicest looking photos….We take cameras outside to see how they capture moving cars and pedestrians. The S51c has nice color and exposure, but suffers from a soft focus, motion moiré, blue shadows”
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DigitalCameraReview reviews the Nikon Coolpix S51c and writes;
“Overall image quality with the S51c was more than adequate for a compact camera. In comparing shots from the latest camera to those from its 7.2 megapixel predecessor, the S51c’s extra megapixel of sensor capability doesn’t provide a substantive increase in perceived image detail. Outdoor shots tend to be slightly overexposed, imparting a slightly washed out look in direct sunlight.”
Rating: N/A reviews the Nikon Coolpix S51c and writes;
“We like: Sleek looks; giant screen; zippy scroll wheel; some well-thought-out Wi-Fi features. We don’t like: Unspectacular lens; public Wi-Fi connection issues. Conclusion: We’re primed to get excited about the camera that cracks Wi-Fi, but the Nikon Coolpix S51c sadly isn’t it. An average point-and-shoot with some lens issues, the S51c has some well-implemented wireless features but is let down by the fact that it can’t connect very often”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix S51c and writes;
“Nikon’s CoolPix S51c offers a good option if you want to quickly and easily share photos with family and friends, however image quality aficionados maybe a little put off by the noise and slightly soft look of the shots.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ePhotozine reviews the Nikon Coolpix S51c and writes;
“There’s noise at ISO100 and while it gets worse throughout the ISO range, it doesn’t go mad unlike some compacts. It’s only at ISO1600 that detail is obliterated and the colours shift. Image quality in general tends to be quite good, with sharpness in landscape images and detail in portraits.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Nikon Coolpix S51c Sample Photos

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Nikon Coolpix S51c User Manual (PDF)

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– Download Nikon Coolpix S51c Public Wireless LAN Connection Guide (PDF – 605 KB)

Nikon Coolpix S51c Press Release

MELVILLE, NY (August 30, 2007) Furthering the development of wireless sharing technology in digital cameras, Nikon today introduced the new COOLPIX S51c digital camera. This camera not only sends images via email through Wi-Fi, but it also supports my Picturetown, Nikon’s new photo sharing and storage service. In addition to an innovative Wi-Fi feature, the S51c boasts 8.1 megapixel resolution for generating high quality prints, a 3x Zoom-Nikkor glass lens ensuring great pictures with true-to-life color, and a huge, bright 3.0-inch LCD screen for users to easily compose and share images. The S51c is also the first in Nikon’s Style line of COOLPIX cameras to utilize the new EXPEED image-processing system. To help ensure the consumer will be able to capture stunningly sharp images, the S51c features an Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization system and ISO up to 1600, enhancing the camera’s low-light performance.

Not only does the S51c boast superior imaging abilities, but it also enhances the photo sharing experience for the consumer, said Bill Giordano, General Manager Marketing, COOLPIX for Nikon, Inc. With the S51c and my Picturetown, consumers will be able to easily share and securely store their images, faster and more efficiently than ever before.

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