Nikon Coolpix S7c

Last Updated: Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource (added on 19 March’07)

Nikon Coolpix S7c is a 7.1 effective megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 3x Optical Zoom (35-105mm) Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with electronic VR (image stabilization), 24 MB of internal memory, ‘D-Lighting’ exposure control, built-in Wi-Fi antenna and 3 inch LCD screen. The camera is measuring in at 100.5 x 60 x 21 mm (4.0 x 2.4 x 0.8 in), weighing at 140 g (4.9 oz) and running on Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL8.

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>> REVIEWS (last updated: 19.03.07)

ImagingResource reviews the Nikon Coolpix S7c and writes;
“Small digicams are not famous for their image quality. The Nikon Coolpix S7c starts from that premise but taps into some smart electronics to compensate for the compromises. As a result, the Coolpix S7c is as attractive for its image quality as it is for its styling. And if that doesn’t sell you, its extended WiFi support will…Between capture and playback, the S7c provides a lot of picture-taking intelligence. The ED glass makes the most of the S7c’s small lens. The Feature System provides Nikon exclusives like face detection auto focusing, in-camera red-eye removal, and D-Lighting. The Scene modes are easily accessed, especially Portrait, which has its own button. Everything else is fun to find with the new rotary multi-selector. In short, it’s a smart choice — and therefore a Dave’s Pick.”

PCMag reviews the Nikon Coolpix S7c (3.5/5) and writes;
“My test shots were impressive, sharp with very little noise. I also liked the color vibrancy and accuracy. There was nice, strong contrast and very little fringing. But the flash images weren’t that great. That may be due to the small flash. I also found that the images had a blue-greenish cast. The camera displayed 1,600 lines of resolution, which is decent for a 7.1MP camera. I recorded a 3.1-second bootup time, which is adequate but not outstanding. The 4.2-second recycle time is a bit sluggish, too, and I noticed a decent amount of shutter lag. There was just a touch of barrel and no pincushion distortion in my test shots.”

DCRP have reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S7c and write;
“Most people buy a camera for the quality of the photos it takes, and the S7c is a letdown in this area. On the positive side, it takes well-exposed photos with pleasing colors, low noise levels, and minimal purple fringing. The bad news the camera suffers from above average barrel distortion, significant blurring around the edges of the frame, and noticeable vignetting. These are the same issues that plagued the Coolpix S6 as well. It’s disappointing to see a company like Nikon make a less-than-stellar lens like this. As with nearly all ultra-compacts, the S7c has a redeye problem, and its built-in removal tool did not help.”

PopPhoto have reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S7c and write;
“Photo quality and performance are class competitive without setting the world on fire. As you’d expect, the S7c gets noisier as ISO increases, to the point where chromatic noise is very visible even on the LCD preview. This is typical of this camera class, but Nikon touts the eVR feature, or Electronic Vibration Reduction. Simply put, eVR is an ISO boost combined with aggressive in-camera image processing, which actually pumps the ISO into the noisier zone!…Is this a serious camera for the hardcore photo enthusiast? No, not really. But for the plugged-in member of the Internet generation who likes to share snapshots while sipping iced lattes, the Coolpix S7c is as good as they come.”

DigitalCameraReview have reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S7c and write;
“Overall, I was pleased with the Nikon Coolpix S7c. The image quality was very good and the wireless features worked well. The camera is also very stylish and thin – you’re sure to turn some heads. If the looks aren’t enough, then just flash the large 3 inch screen and that should just about do it. The camera includes a lot of great Nikon features, like their face priority AF, D-Lighting, and some nice scene assist modes. The Coolpix Connect service makes this camera more useful over wireless networks than previous WiFi-enabled Nikon cameras. The Nikon Coolpix S7c is perfectly suited to the “gadget freak” that is looking for an ultra-compact camera and wants to take advantage of the wireless capabilities of the camera. The camera’s style will also appeal to a broader cross section of users.”

ePhotozine have reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S7c and write;
“The design is very nice in general terms – it’s glossy, sleek and attractive, which is exactly what you want in a style camera. The LCD is large and easily visible in daylight, but the auto-focus doesn’t impress and the portrait-enhanced mode doesn’t provide tangible benefits. The pushy flash system is a pain, because you’re always turning it off, and handling isn’t very good because its slippy and shiny, and the buttons are recessed. The menu system probably was a good idea when it started out, but by the end it’s a real mess. At least images, when you get them in decent light, are actually nice quality, even if the higher ISO modes are both noisy and lose detail. Whether you need 7Mp resolution is debatable, but its there and the fine image quality and stylish looks will sell this camera regardless. “

ImagingResource have reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S7c and write;
“Small digicams are not famous for their image quality. The Nikon Coolpix S7c starts from that premise but taps into some smart electronics to compensate for the compromises. As a result, the Coolpix S7c is as attractive for its image quality as it is for its styling. And if that doesn’t sell you, its extended WiFi support will…Between capture and playback, the S7c provides a lot of picture-taking intelligence. The ED glass makes the most of the S7c’s small lens. The Feature System provides Nikon exclusives like face detection auto focusing, in-camera red-eye removal, and D-Lighting. The Scene modes are easily accessed, especially Portrait, which has its own button. Everything else is fun to find with the new rotary multi-selector. In short, it’s a smart choice — and therefore a Dave’s Pick.”

PhotographyBlog have reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S7c where they rate the camera 4/5 and write;
“Thankfully yes – on the whole pictures from this camera are well-exposed, relatively noise-free up to ISO 400, with little purple-fringing. The only flies in the ointment are blurred corners and vignetting at the 35mm wide-angle focal length and poor night shots. Obviously, as the S7c is strictly a point and shoot camera, it offers very little in the way of creative controls, but it’s perfectly suited to it’s target audience. If you’re looking for a stylish, slim, point-and-shoot compact camera with the added bonus of wireless connectivity, then make sure to take a look at the Nikon Coolpix S7c.”

ComputerActive have reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S7c where they rate the camera 4/5 and write;
“Good Points: Screen menus and functions easy to use, Large screen aids image, Composition and sharing, Packed full of hand-holding features. Bad Points: Lens positioned too close to the edge, Use of the scroll wheel and multi-selector could be less fiddly, Image softness when shooting in less than bright light or attempting close ups. Verdict: The Nikon Coolpix S7c is a quick, easy-to-use and eye-catching snapshot camera, boasting a wealth of features that ensure you get the best pictures possible without stretching your patience too far”

CNET have reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S7c where they rate the camera 7.2 and write;
“Image quality from the Coolpix S7c was generally very pleasing, though as can be expected, at its highest ISO settings, images became rather noisy. Colors were accurate and well saturated, though not oversaturated. Exposures were generally accurate and tended to sacrifice highlights to preserve shadow detail on the most difficult scenes. The automatic white balance did a very good job of serving up neutral colors with our lab’s tungsten lights…The bottom line: Nikon adds T-Mobile hot-spot access to its slim Wi-Fi camera and continues to deliver the image quality we enjoyed in the S6.”

TrustedReviews have reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S7c where they rate the camera 5/10 and write;
“Overall picture quality isn’t bad for a snapshot camera, producing plenty of fine detail, and the exposure system copes well with varied lighting. However, it also has a number of weaknesses. The tiny lens produces a lot of spherical distortion at the widest end of the zoom range, but the biggest problem is the automatic white balance system, which is easily confused and produces inconsistent colour reproduction even in bright daylight.”

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 19.03.07)

- Nikon Coolpix S7c Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Nikon Coolpix S7c Sample Photos @ DCRP
- Nikon Coolpix S7c Sample Photos @ PopPhoto
- Nikon Coolpix S7c Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraReview
- Nikon Coolpix S7c Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Nikon Coolpix S7c Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Nikon Coolpix S7c Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews

>> SPECIFICATIONS & USER MANUAL

- Download Nikon Coolpix S7c Specification Sheet/Brochure (PDF)
- Download Nikon Coolpix S7c User’s Manual (English – PDF 2.6MB)
- Download Nikon Coolpix S7c User’s Manual (Spanish – PDF 3.1MB)

>> PRESS RELEASE

Nikon’s new COOLPIX S7c: good things come in small packages

Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Nikon Corporation is releasing a new model to the market: the COOLPIX S7c. A slim, sophisticated digital compact camera, it packs good looks and great performance into compact dimensions, while offering the advantage of vibration reduction and innovations for in-camera image improvement.

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1 Comment »

Comment by sudhir lath
2007-04-13 22:24:32

bad camera , White Spots Blobs & Circles Ruin 75% of Photos

75% of images taken by this camera are ruined by white blobs, white halos, white circles, white comets, or other white artifacts that cover portions of the image. They show up randomly, with little rhyme or reason. Appears to be some sort of camera design flaw that allows flash light to bounce around inside the lens system. The artifacts move around in location from photo to photo, and are not the sort of thing you can fix easily in a photo editing program, so it’s a deadly flaw, particularly when they pock-mark your subject’s face. When this problem was brought to notice of Mr David Dentry, General Manager, Technical Support , Nikon Inc, he wrote “Our engineers have studied the problem at length and it only happens when there is particulate in the air. Smoke, water vapor, dust, etc. I am not implying that your area is dusty because a single piece of dust in the air can cause this. Again, there is nothing else we can do. Sorry.” but as per my observations the spots are appearing in the very clear air conditioned environment also.

 

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