Nikon S51c Review
|Full model name:||Nikon Coolpix S51c|
|Sensor size:||1/2.5 inch
(5.8mm x 4.3mm)
|Extended ISO:||100 - 1600|
|Shutter:||1/2000 - 4 seconds|
3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8 in.
(98 x 59 x 21 mm)
|Full specs:||Nikon S51c specifications|
The Nikon Coolpix S51c has a sleek two-tone body that includes an IEEE 802.11b/g chipset with which to upload its eight megapixel images to the company's "My Picturetown" photo sharing site, or send them via email. The Coolpix S51c has plenty of other attractions on top of this standout feature, as well. There's 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 S51c 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 S51c ships in the USA from September 2007 priced at about US$330.
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