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Nikon Coolpix S2700 Digital Camera

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16MP 6x CCD 4x Jul 2013
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25 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This compact camera digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by PhotographyBlog.com who wrote that this digital camera was good.

Good Size

A few Nikon Coolpix S2700 owners said that it was compact. Four years ago Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Neat and compact small camera” in their review and rated the product 4 stars. Also four years ago Mart said in their review of this digital camera “Nikon produced a number of Coolpix S series compact cameras, tweaking the style”. Mart also wrote “I've tested it against the Nikon COOLPIX S3100 Compact Digital Camera - Black (14MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD which I have used extensively in a range of conditions”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S2700 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was thin. Ephotozine wrote “Is a slim compact camera with a 6x optical zoom lens”. One Nikon Coolpix S2700 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good body shape.

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Good Brand

Based on 15,565 expert and owner reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other brands.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S2700 said that it was able to produce good images. S. Godwin said on Amazon “I bet it takes lovely photos!” but they rated it 20 out of 100. One person who purchased it thought it had a good image sensor.

Nice Design

Two people who purchased it considered that it was good looking. One Nikon Coolpix S2700 reviewer considered that this digital camera was neat.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S2700 was a good design. Zoelouise said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2700 “Loved the colour and design, by far the prettiest camera out there” however they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Easy to Use

One Nikon Coolpix S2700 owner considered that the product was easy to use. John wrote “Nice little compact camera simple to use and set up” in his Nikon Coolpix S2700 review.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S2700 owner who bought it considered that it had good features.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S2700 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Four years ago expert review site Ephotozine mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2700 “Has a solid metal body”.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix S2700 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Good Quality Lens

One person who bought the product said that it had a good zoom.

Robust

One person reckoned that the product was well made.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of this age and type. 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.

There are a number of other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price], or the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], and the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W800[plb_2163797_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S2700 which do not support video capability, the Coolpix S2700 supports video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the D300s[pl_994_price], and the Coolpix 8800[pl_1640989_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S2700 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S2700.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the Panasonic DMC-LF1[plb_1727132_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon Coolpix S2700 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S2700.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix S2700 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of this type and age have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

At 11.5, the Coolpix S2700 has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The maximum aperture numbers of comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.9.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon Coolpix S2700 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S2700 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this type and age.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix S2700 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Compact cameras that came out more than two years ago displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Coolpix S2700 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S2700.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Chip.de and parentesis.com have rated this Nikon camera on average 64 out of 100. Digital camera experts aren't convinced by this compact camera digital camera.

Owner Reviews Are Poor

This compact camera digital camera has an average owner rating of 53 out of 100 based on 25 owner reviews. That puts this camera in the bottom 5% of all the cameras of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S2700 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S2700 do have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S2700 do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix S2700 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S2700 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S2700 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Nikon Coolpix S2700 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Coolpix S2700 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) which you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Coolpix S2700 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S2700 is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S2700. The flash modes "Manual" is also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The Coolpix S2700 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The Nikon Coolpix S2700 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Nikon camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix S2700 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Coolpix S2700 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S2700. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S2700 is 3.2. With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the Coolpix S2700 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst compact cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S2700

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S2700 over three years ago.

Average Megapixel

The Nikon Coolpix S2700 has a fairly typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S2700.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Trevi DC 2330 WP[plb_1917052_price], the Nikon S6400[plb_1794412_price], or the Fujifilm F660EXR[plb_1409997_price].

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Coolpix L320[pl_1939468_price] (16.1MP), the L27 + Case + 5Y[pl_1968351_price] (16.1MP), or the Coolpix L29[pl_2124045_price] (16.1MP) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S2700 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S2700.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the VH-510[pl_1941110_price], or the SH-21[pl_1686227_price] both from Olympus or the Canon A2600[plb_1542159_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the 150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x and higher rated), the 200F[pl_2071998_price] (5x and higher rated), or the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (5x and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 6 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S2700 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S2700.

Alternative 6x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 3300[pl_1378452_price], the 4200[pl_1830640_price], or the Coolpix S5200[pl_1873851_price] all from Nikon.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the S3500[pl_2119299_price] (7x), or the Coolpix S3400[pl_2072942_price] (7x) both from Nikon or the Leica C (Typ 112)[plb_2025175_price] (7.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix S2700 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S2700.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix JZ100[pl_1384106_price], or the T500[pl_1484474_price] both from Fujifilm or the Trevi DC 2330 WP[plb_1917052_price].

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot N2[plb_2697704_price] (2.8" and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S2700 has a pretty standard weight (125 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S2700.

There are a number of alternative 125g cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon A3400 IS[plb_1265500_price], the GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price], or the Panasonic LS6[plb_1353105_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
Connection to PC
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Multi-Shot
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed

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Expert Reviews

(5)
6 March 2013

The Nikon Coolpix S2700 is a budget compact that would make an ideal first camera for a child or someone who likes to share their images on the web. It can be purchased in a range of colours and...

6 March 2013

The Nikon Coolpix S2700 is a budget compact that would make an ideal first camera for a child or someone who likes to share their images on the web. It can be purchased in a range of colours and...

PhotographyBlog.com

The Nikon Coolpix S2700 is a brnad new addition to the Style range of entry-level compact cameras, boasting a 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 6x optical zoom, slim 20.7mm body, 720p HD video recording... Read more…

25 June 2013

Esta cámara es perfecta para los jóvenes que quieran guardar en fotografías o video momentos especiales, como una graduación, unas vacaciones o incluso un concierto o evento especial...

11 November 2013

Die Nikon Coolpix S2700 kann im Test zumindest bei Tageslicht ordentliche Fotos abliefern. Bei wenig Licht missfallen allerdings Bildrauschen und Kontrastverlust. Die magere Ausstattung und das... Read more…

La buena resolucin de imagen que ofrece, gracias a su sensor de 16 megapixeles y su ptica, y sus modos de escena
Fotos bei Tageslicht
Handlich
Siendo exigentes este modelo debera de grabar video en calidad Full HD
Bildrauschen
Bildschirm klein und unscharf
Video nur in 720p und mit altem VideoCodec
Autofokus im Tele zu langsam

User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 20 May 2013 by Mart

Nikon produced a number of Coolpix S series compact cameras, tweaking the style and specification with each new model. This 2700 is a lovely little true pocket sized camera, and boasts a very good... Read more…

Reviewed 9 September 2013 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased this as a camera to keep with me at all times, and it does fit the bill NOTE ! the on board 42Mb memory is only enough for 8 pictures so a separate SD Card is a MUST - Did not feel that... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Charlotte Hartwell
(Verified Purchase)

All fine, although no charger or battery sent (none advertised, to be fair) which was a bit of a shame, and seemed unnecessarily tight. V pleased with Nikon quality...

Reviewed 6 July 2015 by Hello kitty
(Verified Purchase)

Not a fan of this camera at all. No matter what setting you're on you have to hold the camera extremely still otherwise the image blurs. You even have to continue holding it still for about 10... Read more…

Reviewed 29 May 2014 by S. Godwin "mumstheword"
(Verified Purchase)

I never received one of these cameras, so am not sure why I am being asked to write a review on it, but had I received one, I would have been delighted and would probably have given it 5 stars. It... Read more…

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