Nikon S51 Review

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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Nikon Coolpix S51
Resolution: 8.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: 1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
Kit Lens: 3.00x zoom
(38-114mm eq.)
Viewfinder: LCD
Extended ISO: 100 - 1600
Shutter: - 0
Max Aperture: 2.8
Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(93 x 59 x 21 mm)
Weight: 4.4 oz (125 g)
MSRP: $280
Availability: 09/2007
Manufacturer: Nikon
Full specs: Nikon S51 specifications

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The Nikon Coolpix S51 is essentially identical to the S51c, save for the removal of that model's WiFi features. The Nikon Coolpix S51 has a sleek two-tone body that houses a prism-folded Nikkor-branded 3x optical zoom lens, a whopping 3.0" LCD display with 230,000 pixels, plus a few clever technologies besides. "D-Lighting" is an exposure correction technology, and is combined with a face-priority AF function (capable of detecting up to five faces in a frame), an in-camera red-eye fix function - the three working together at a press of the One-Touch Portrait button to capture the best possible portrait image.

The Nikon S51 also offers optical image stabilization, and the camera saves images on Secure Digital cards, or in a not-so-generous 13MB of internal memory. The camera includes USB 2.0 High Speed and video output technology. Other features include a built-in flash strobe, a macro mode that focuses to 1.6 inches, and power from a Lithium Ion battery.

The Nikon Coolpix S51 ships in the USA from September 2007 priced at about US$280.


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