Nikon Coolpix S570

Last updated (16 October’10):
- Review by GoodGearGuide

Nikon Coolpix S570 is a 12 Megapixels point-and-shoot camera features 5x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-140mm), Nikon’s Smart Portrait System, ISO 80-3200, and a 2.7-in 230,000-dot TFT LCD screen. The camera measures approx. 92 x 56.5 x 21.5 mm (3.6 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.) and weighs approx.120 g (4.2 oz.)

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


Expert Reviews

Nikon Coolpix S570 Reviews

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix S570 and writes;
“We were impressed with the Nikon CoolPix S570. It has a lot of great features and is an ideal camera for a novice happy snapper on a budget; and because it’s incredibly simple to use, it’s a great digital camera for a technophobe.”


Rating: ★★★★☆

PocketLint reviews the Nikon Coolpix S570 and writes;
“Nikon’s Coolpix S570 looks very nice and is simple to use but it lacks that “certain something” when it comes to focusing and overall performance. The S570 is a camera best used for static subjects such as landscapes, subjects that will allow you to get the most from this new Nikon”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCAdvisor reviews the Nikon Coolpix S570 and writes;
“The Nikon CoolPix S570 is a 12.1-megapixel, point-and-shoot digital camera with some nifty features. It’s ideal for people who wouldn’t be comfortable with a more complex model, and for £139 you get a camera that’s also stylish.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix S570 and writes;
“…it is very well made, easy and fun to use, and handles extremely well. It has above average performance, works well in low light, and the image quality is also better than most others in its class. All in all, the S570 is excellent value for money.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Nikon Coolpix S570 and writes;
“We were impressed with the Nikon CoolPix S570. It has a lot of great features and is an ideal camera for a novice happy snapper on a budget; and because it’s incredibly simple to use, it’s a great digital camera for a technophobe.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CameraLabs reviews the Nikon Coolpix S570 and writes;
“The most oustanding thing about the COOLPIX S570 is its picture quality which in our outdoor real-life tests and gallery shots proved to be every bit as good as the more expensive cameras it was up against.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

CNET reviews the Nikon Coolpix S570 and writes;
“The good: Good lens specifications; Smart Portrait System works well; nice design, feature set. The bad: Middle-of-the-road performance; ISO 1,600, 3,200 not worth using. The bottom line: The Nikon Coolpix S570 is a respectable ultracompact camera, despite average point-and-shoot performance and some high-ISO overpromising.”


Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Nikon Coolpix S570 and writes;
“TIt has a great price at $180.00 and you get really good images for that price. It’s also very easy to operate. If you want a camera that you do not have to fiddle with, something to just pull out, turn on and start taking static pictures (like landscapes, etc.), the Coolpix S570 fits the bill.”
Rating: N/A

User Opinions

Nikon Coolpix S570 User Reviews

Ok but wish I had bought a Sony Rating: ★★★☆☆
“… If you aren’t trying to capture things super quick, this camera will perform for you (just don’t get it if you are trying to capture small children!).” – Daniel

Perfect Rating: ★★★★★
“… this model has a great feel to it, sturdy and solid. It is small enough to take anywhere, and makes amazing photos,I love it. I think that a lot of the negative hype about this camera is from people who do not read the user’s manual, and who do not have any skills in the area of photography. In my experience with this camera, it performs exactly as I expect it to- because I read the manual! Trust me, it’s an awesome little camera.” – Texas12

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Samples

Nikon Coolpix S570 Sample Photos

- Nikon Coolpix S570 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Nikon Coolpix S570 Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
- Nikon Coolpix S570 Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams

Manual

Nikon Coolpix S570 User Manual (PDF)

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Specs

Nikon Coolpix S570 Specifications

Style meets simplicity. 5x wide angle zoom in a super slim body.

Nikon’s stylish and simple Coolpix S570 combines 12.0 effective megapixels with a 5x optical Wide Angle Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for stunning prints as large as 16×20 inches. The sleek, all-metal design makes it easy to carry, and the incredible, bright 2.7-inch LCD makes it easy to compose and share pictures. The Coolpix S570, with Nikon’s 4 Way VR Image Stabilization, combines four technologies that get you sharp, crisp pictures. The Coolpix S570 features Nikon’s Smart Portrait System that finds faces, removes red-eye, softens fine skin lines, fires the shutter when your subject smiles and warns you if they blink.

A smart, flat design equipped with advanced functions for capturing precious moments with simplicity and style

The Coolpix S570 features a 5x zoom Nikkor lens with 28mm wide-angle coverage and the performance benefits of Nikon’s innovative EXPEED digital image-processing concept. With 12.0 effective megapixels of sharp resolution and a flat body that fits right in your pocket, the Coolpix S570 offers carefree and flexible shooting.

The Coolpix S570 is equipped with Nikon’s Smart Portrait System, a series of advanced functions that help produce consistently great portraits. The new Skin Softening function automatically detects and analyzes the subject’s skin and then adjusts smoothness for enhanced results. Face-priority AF automatically detects as many as 12 faces in the shot and helps produce satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the priority subject smiles while the Blink Proof function automatically shoots two sequential frames and saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are wide open. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.

The Coolpix S570′s high sensitivity of up to ISO 3200 at any image size up to its maximum of 4000 x 3000 pixels enables flexibility when shooting in low light or when capturing fast-moving subjects. This creates new opportunities to take sharper, more natural-looking photos the moment they occur.

Nikon Coolpix S570 Feature Highlights

EXPEED digital imaging technology

Nikon’s smarter approach to digital imaging technology. From image capture to processing, Nikon’s comprehensive EXPEED digital imaging concept encompasses the entire picture-taking operation. EXPEED is much more than a processing engine; it is a revolution in digital photography.

Four advanced image stabilizing features help ensure sharper results

Nikon’s electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) image stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement as well as camera shake. ISO 3200 capability at any image size up to its maximum of 4000 x 3000 pixels allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening

Face-priority AF helps produce more satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure for as many as 12 faces in the framed shot. Skin Softening function detects and analyzes a framed subject’s skin, and then adjusts smoothness to produce enhanced results. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the subject smiles, while its Blink Proof function shoots two sequential frames, then saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are widest open. Blink Warning presents an alert when it suspects that someone in the shot has blinked. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.

Smart functionality, carefree shooting

Nikon’s Scene Auto Selector eliminates the need to manually select a scene mode to match the shot, making it faster and easier to capture the moment. The Coolpix S570 uses this intelligent function to analyze the subject and surrounding setting and automatically selects the most appropriate of the following six scene modes to achieve optimal results–Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Close-up, or Backlight.

Quick Retouch

Quick Retouch automatically adjusts the contrast and saturation of selected photos to create an enhanced copy with the right finishing touch.

Nikon Coolpix S570 Other Features

* 16 handy scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
* D-Lighting
* Active Zoom
* Auto Sort and Favorite Pictures functions
* Four movie modes with sound
* Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
* Approx. 47 MB of internal memory
* Hi-Speed USB connectivity

What’s in the Box

* EN-EL10 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
* MH-63 Battery Charger
* UC-E6 USB Cable
* EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
* AN-CP19 Strap
* Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM


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1 Comment »

Comment by Coolpix S570
2010-04-13 10:17:51

We purchased this camera due to its size (dimensions) and 5x optical zoom, and price range. We’ve only used this camera one day, but have discovered that even in auto mode, it works quite well. The photos generated by this camera have been crisp and clear, even subjects in motion were captured with little or no blur (digital zooming revealed some blurring). This is my first Nikon, so I haven’t been comfortable with the navigating the menu; however, when working in auto the camera seemed to perform well enough for a Point and Shoot experience.

 

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