Nikon Coolpix S700

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog (15 May’08)

The Nikon Coolpix S700 (announced 30 August’07) features 12.1 megapixels CCD sensor, 3x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 37-111mm), Optical VR Image Stabilization, auto Adjusts up to ISO 3200 and a 2.7″ TFT LCD screen. The camera measures 3.5 x 2.1 x 0.9 in (89 x 54 x 23 mm) and weighs Approx. 4.6 oz (130 g). (Download Nikon Coolpix S700 Brochure)

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

Nikon Coolpix S700 Reviews

PhotographyBlog reviews the Nikon Coolpix S700 and writes;
“The Nikon Coolpix S700 looks beautiful, sure, but the images it takes lack punch and appear rather flat straight out of the camera… Luckily there is a vivid colour option to provide a little more of a kick in-camera.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

ImagingResource reviews the Nikon Coolpix S700 and writes;
“Overall, the Nikon Coolpix S700 is a good bet. It captures good-looking images under a variety of conditions, performing well indoors and out…The Nikon S700 is definitely an excellent option for travelers and family photographers, novices and advanced amateurs. ”
Rating: N/A

TrustedReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix S700 and writes;
“Although it is expensive, the Nikon Coolpix S700 offers excellent style and build quality, good performance, simple operation, effective low-light focusing and superior picture quality, with the advantage of optical image stabilisation..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

DigitalCameraReview reviews the Nikon Coolpix S700 and writes;

“Image sharpness and overall quality are truly impressive, the camera exposes and renders colors well, and ease of use is very good. Slowness in some areas proves to be a wart, but with locked focus the S700 is impressively fast as well. ”
Rating: N/A

Nikon Coolpix S700 Samples

Nikon Coolpix S700 Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
Nikon Coolpix S700 Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
Nikon Coolpix S700 Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
Nikon Coolpix S700 Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReview

Nikon Coolpix S700 User Manual (PDF)

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– Download Nikon Coolpix S700 User Manual (PDF – 4.8 MB)

Nikon Coolpix S700 Press Release

August 30, 2007 — TOKYO — Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the COOLPIX S700. Blending elegant design and quality construction with advanced features and high performance, the COOLPIX S700 is as satisfying to carry as it is to shoot beautiful photos with. Built on a custom application of Nikon’s innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a NIKKOR lens, The COOLPIX S700 is built to realize optimum performance and maximum image quality.

The COOLPIX S700 sets a rare example by delivering photographic performance that exceeds expectations of the smallest body among competing compact digital cameras*. Imaging power begins with a full 12.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution from the new 1/1.72-inch CCD image sensor and precision optics of a 3x Zoom-NIKKOR lens. Completing the set is a new digital image processing engine that not only delivers the high performance to reproduce these high-resolution images with clarity and true-to-life color, but also to realize delightfully fast camera response.

The stylish contours and fine finish of the COOLPIX S700’s aluminum body also conceals the heart of a true high performance camera, one designed to free users to enjoy being part of the experience while capturing special moments at will. The COOLPIX S700 powers up within 0.9 seconds. And its practically imperceptible shutter release time lag is 0.005 seconds or less.

Quality operation and controls receive as much attention. For example, the 2.7-inch LCD monitor offers a bright and large image that makes it a pleasure to use, even out in the sun. And the surrounding large control buttons and the user-friendly rotary multi selector are carefully positioned to provide intuitive operation.

Price & Availability

The COOLPIX S700 will be available at photo-specialty stores nationwide beginning September 2007 at a MSRP of $379.95.

*Among competing 12 effective megapixel class compact digital cameras equipped with optical vibration reduction as of August 30, 2007 (according to research conducted by NIKON CORPORATION).

Note: Specifications, design, product name, standard accessories, and release schedule may differ by country or area.

Nikon COOLPIX S700 Feature Highlights

VR image stabilization for crisper results Image sensor shift VR (Vibration Reduction) lets the COOLPIX S700 detect camera movement, make precise automatic adjustments to compensate by moving the image sensor, and thereby help overcome the effects of camera shake and produce satisfyingly sharp images, while also contributing to a reassuring shooting experience.

ISO 3200 capability Light sensitivity can be manually set as high as ISO 3200*. In High-Sensitivity mode, ISO control automatically selects the optimal sensitivity setting for the shot across a range up to ISO 1600.

Large 2.7-inch LCD monitor for quality viewing and menu operation Almost defying the compact body proportions of the COOLPIX S700 is a high quality 2.7-inch LCD monitor. Features include 230,000 dots of high resolution, a wide viewing angle of 160 degrees, anti-reflection coating for better display in bright situations, and a new acrylic panel that prevents scratches and fingerprints. Nikon COOLPIX S700 Other Features

* Three Unique Nikon Image Innovations 1 Face-priority AF with improved speed and efficiency 2 In-Camera Red-Eye Fix 3 D-Lighting
* Light weight with highly compact dimensions
* Macro shooting from as close as 6 cm (2.4 in.)
* 4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
* Improved menu interface, available in a choice of 23 languages
* Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
* SDHC card compatibility
* Approx. 52 MB of internal memory
* USB connectivity for swift data transfer to computers and other peripherals
* PictBridge and ImageLink compatibility
* Distortion control

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