Review posted for Nikon S700!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 16:36 EDT)
Replete with special Nikon features, the Coolpix S700 digital camera captures a good quality 12.1-megapixel image.
The Nikon S700's small metal body is smooth, with few protrusions, so it goes easily into a pocket, and its 2.7-inch LCD serves as its only viewfinder. Built-in Vibration Reduction dampens camera shake, and a new Distortion Control feature in the Nikon S700 straightens out the curves at wide angle. Of course, like most digital cameras these days, the Coolpix S700 has Face Detection, but it also features D-Lighting for fixing darker images after capture.
The Nikon S700's image quality is quite good at low ISOs in good lighting, but that changes quickly at ISO 200 and up. Printed images are still good up to ISO 800 at 5x7, but they start to fall apart at 1,600, a bit of a disappointment for a digital camera that goes to 3,200. Still, despite the usual slightly soft corners in digital cameras this size, the Nikon S700's lens quality is good enough to deliver resolution sufficient for its 12-megapixel sensor, a tall order among pocket digital cameras in general. Click here to read our review of the Nikon Coolpix S700.