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Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera

5.1MP 3x CCD 1/2.5" Jun 2010
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Surprisingly Slim, Exceptionally Stylish The COOLPIX S1 Blends High Reliability With High-quality Shooting For Users Of All Levels.TOKYO Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction... More
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One Industry Award

This Nikon camera was given a "Recommended" award by F1cd.ru who thought that this camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Nineteen experts from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, T3.com and Cameras.co.uk have rated this compact camera camera on average 72 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 90% on average.

Nice Design

A number of Nikon Coolpix S1 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good looking. Expert website Letsgodigital.org said ten years ago “It is inevitable that you will watch the beautiful design in admiration”. T3.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S1 review “Eye-catching and sophisticated are words commonly associated with Liz Hurley.” . Eleven years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk scored it 80 out of 100 and said “The S1 is an impressively stylish camera, with looks that would inspire envy in most other compacts”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good design. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S1 on PC Mag “We like the sleek design and the big LCD.”. One person thought it was smooth.

One person concluded that it was neat. Eleven years ago expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Nikons Coolpix S1 is a neat and simple snapshot camera that slides easily into a shirt or pants pocket” although they gave it a score of 67 out of 100.

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Good Size

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S1 was compact. Eleven years ago expert review site Cameras.co.uk mentioned “A very good ultra compact digital camera” in their review. Bayreviews.com mentioned “For some time I have wanted to get a compact, light weight” . Eleven years ago Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S1 on expert review site Pocket Lint “A super compact addition to the Nikon range”.

Some Nikon Coolpix S1 reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was thin. Expert review site Neocamera.com mentioned “For cameras this slim” in their Nikon Coolpix S1 review. Dpinterface.com wrote “DPInterface Nikon Coolpix S1 ReviewBrad Soo - July 9th, 2005 (Updated January 5th, 2006) The extremely slim Nikon Coolpix S1 is the latest addition to the Nikon Coolpix collection of 2005”.

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Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S1 considered that it was good quality. Steve mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A good quality made camera” and rated it 4 stars. Steve also mentioned “Laggy with controls-image quality is fairly good”. Cnet.com wrote in their review on expert review site CNET.com “Aimed squarely at snapshooters looking for a carefree pocketful, this ultracompact does all the hard work and delivers decent picture quality.”.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Compact camera digital cameras manufactured by Nikon have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact camera digital cameras) and found that Nikon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon Coolpix S1 owners agreed that it was able to produce good images. Eleven years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “Picture quality is good”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S1 review in the same month “The Nikon Coolpix S1 is a super-slim 5.1-megapixel camera featuring state-of-the-art technology like the exclusive Face Priority AF (Auto Focus) feature, enhanced image quality” .

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S1 reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com mentioned in their review eleven years ago “Digital camera, 5,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5 in - Color” .

One Nikon Coolpix S1 reviewer said that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Megapixel.net wrote “The body of the Coolpix S1 is entirely metal-clad, its finishing mostly satin with a few bright highlights”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix S1 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a good screen.

Good Quality Lens

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Cnet.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S1 review on CNET.com “Simple operation; face-recognition autofocus; postcapture correction of red-eye” but in spite of that they only gave this digital camera a score of 58 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix S1 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Expert review site Megapixel.net said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S1 “The front has the lens, protected by an automatic vertical shutter” .

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Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S1 reviewer who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S1 reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Dcresource.com mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S1 review eleven years ago “Nikon has a few interesting features thr”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an sd memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S1, the Nikon Coolpix S1 supports video recording.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S1 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

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Has One Photo Effect

The Nikon Coolpix S1 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S1.

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Light

The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S1 is 170g. The Coolpix S1 is one of the lighter digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S1 (only 118 grams) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Supports One ISO Speed

The Coolpix S1 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 10,000, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO speeds 50/100/200/400 are also supported by this camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The Nikon Coolpix S1 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus continuous auto focus and single auto focus are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Small Minimum RAM Requirement

At only 64 megabytes, the Coolpix S1 has a fairly small minimum RAM requirement compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest minimum RAM requirement of compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S1 is 64MB, the biggest is 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 360MB.

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Very Thin

The depths of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S1 range from 4mm to 2,200mm, and the average depth is 38mm. At only 19.7 millimeters, the Coolpix S1 is fairly thin compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

At only 60 megabytes, the Coolpix S1 has a quite low minimum hard disk space requirement compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The lowest minimum hard disk space requirement of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1 is 25MB and the highest is 2.1GB.

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Narrow

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S1 the widths range from 16mm to 470mm. The Coolpix S1 is one of the narrower cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 89.9 millimeters) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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20 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased this digital camera thought it was not noisy. Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “This camera takes noisy, blurry and distorted pictures with visible chromatic aberrations” .

Poor Support

One Nikon Coolpix S1 owner mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Cnet.com mentioned on expert website CNET.com “Few manual controls; slow autofocus in dim light; average image quality; limited shutter-speed range” in their Nikon Coolpix S1 review and scored this digital camera 58 out of 100.

Very Low Megapixel Count

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S1 the megapixel counts range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel count of only 5.1 megapixels, the Coolpix S1 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S1 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S1 which have an image stabiliser.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S1 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S1 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix S1 does not support Full HD video.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.5 inches, the Coolpix S1 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The screen sizes of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S1, the Coolpix S1 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Coolpix S1 is not 3D compatible.

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Only 1/2.5"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Coolpix S1 is 1/2.5"". That's 8% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". 5.76 x 4.29mm.

This camera's optical sensor size (1/2.5"") is in fact the worst optical sensor size amongst all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S1.

The best optical sensor size amongst similar types of camera is 2/3"".

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS. The Coolpix S1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S1 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S1 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S1, the combined zoom of the Coolpix S1 of only 3 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The average combined zoom of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 50x.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S1, the Coolpix S1's JPEG frame rate of only 15 frames per second is one of the lowest. Compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S1 have JPEG frame rates of between 15fps and 240fps.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S1 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S1 is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Across all the cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S1 the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 110,000 pixels, the Coolpix S1 has a very low display resolution compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S1 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S1. The flash modes "Flash off", "Pre-flash", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix S1 has a higher image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S1.

The best image resolution across similar types of camera is 5152 x 3864 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Coolpix S1 has a fairly small internal memory (only 12 megabytes) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S1 is 1MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix S1 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution. The best video resolution of all cameras of this type and age is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S1

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S1.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S1 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S1.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
I/O Port
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Required Power
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
Metering
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Dimension
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Camera CCD Sensor
Minimum System Requirement
Lens System
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(26)
15 July 2009

But there are drawbacks to cameras this size: smaller sensors and a greater proximity to noise-inducing battery packs, plus tricky handling. Unless you have miniscule digits, you're likely to find... Read more…

1 January 2007

5.1 megapixel image resolution and a 3 times optical zoom gives the Coolpix S1 all the abilities of your average point-and-shoot, but in a smaller package. Large 2.0 inch LCD screen. Face finder... Read more…

31 December 2006

Here is a nice looking ultra-slim camera that fails exactly where it counts. This camera takes noisy, blurry and distorted pictures with visible chromatic aberrations and vignetting. For cameras... Read more…

27 July 2006

For some time I have wanted to get a compact, light weight, and cool looking digital camera that I can take anywhere. I cannot take my big...

1 January 2006

When you see the Nikon Coolpix S1 for the first time, it is inevitable that you will watch the beautiful design in admiration. Its a must to have held the camera in your hands for a while. If you... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 24 April 2015 by Steve
(Verified Purchase)

A good quality made camera but laggy with controls-image quality is fairly good but not outstanding -you are paying a premium for the projector facility --if that's important to you then there... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2014 by Thekal "Keith"
(Verified Purchase)

Ok.

Reviewed 27 September 2014 by Thekal
(Verified Purchase)

Ok...

Reviewed 26 November 2012 by Roger Brighton
(Verified Purchase)

Excelent value has not disapointed.Would had liked a case with it.Projector OK.light weight .should also have been offered with a mini tripod.

Reviewed 22 September 2011 by Edjennings "edjennings" | 3 Comments

I am a lover of cameras and toys,and this one of the best yet. I have over 60 cameras includeing a number of miniture Minoxs.When the price of the Fuji X100 and the Nikon V1 come down I will be... Read more…

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