No sooner has Nikon announced the high-end P , designed to go head-to-head with the Canon G12 , than the company unleashes an assault on the low-end of the market, with the The device’s basic yet functional control layout at the rear – six buttons and a four-way control pad – is free from hints that there’s more to come once you start playing and drilling into its menu options, though a dedicated one-touch thumb-operated video record button for p High Def footage does at least indicate Nikon’s moving with the times. Trade In Your Gear for Cash. Face-Priority AF Nikon’s face-finding technology automatically focuses on up to 12 faces. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically fixes most instances of red-eye as you shoot. The set up menu offers the ability to turn vibration reduction and motion detection on or off, format the card, charge the camera via your computer’s USB, turn a blink warning on or off, reset all settings and swap video mode between PAL and NTSC. For instance, its face detection handled portraits well, and the smile detecting self-timer is nifty, although it could have been usefully expanded to work with larger groups.

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Nikon’s Best Shot Selector BSS automatically takes up to ten shots while the shutter is pressed, then selects and saves the sharpest image.

Nikon Coolpix S Digital Photography Review

Motion S1500 automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO to compensate for camera shake and subject movement. While not exactly lavish, it’s nonetheless sharp and bright, nikon coolpix s5100 generally visible in good daylight.

The other options here are black and white, nikon coolpix s5100, and more unusually, cyanotype, s5010 later bathing everything in a silvery blue finish. In-Camera Cooopix Fix automatically fixes most instances of red-eye as you shoot.

At points north, south, east and west are a means of, variously, adjusting flash settings, switching manually to macro mode, adjusting exposure and selecting self-timer options two seconds, ten seconds or off – all pretty standard stuff. Creative Control ISO can be set up to Overview and features Next Page Nikon S The compact camera market shows no sign of becoming less cutthroat.


This also appears to be a s510 trend among budget priced models, nikon coolpix s5100 at least offers photographers who travel with their laptop another power source option. In the NIKKOR tradition of precision optics, the high-quality glass lens delivers superb color and razor-sharp results. That’s rather slow when zoomed in, but the optical stabilisation works terrifically.

Nikon Coolpix S5100

It does, however, suffer slightly from restricted vertical viewing angles: USB charging aside, this is nikon coolpix s5100 standard stuff. For instance, nikon coolpix s5100 face detection nokon portraits well, and the smile detecting self-timer is nifty, although it could have been usefully expanded to nikoon with larger groups.

Unsurprisingly, there’s no Manual mode to get to grips with, leaving you with precious few nikon coolpix s5100 if you want to customise your exposures. Alongside the scene mode button is bikon identically sized one for image playback, with the useful ability to jump back to capture mode with a half press of the shutter release if a photo opportunity presents itself whilst shots are being reviewed.

The movie options unearthed via the menu button are the basics of selecting top x pixels setting, or further VGA x or QVGA x settings. We rated Luminar as ” Highly Recommended “. This is backed up with a 32MB internal capacity. Face-Priority AF Nikon’s face-finding technology automatically focuses on up to 12 faces.

nikon coolpix s5100 One thing more advanced photographers will appreciate is the semi-automatic ISO settings.

There is nikon coolpix s5100 Manual autofocus mode, however, which allows you to use the D-pad to help the S determine exactly where you want the focus point to fall. Bottom left of this control pad we get the ‘menu’ button and to the right of this a very useful dedicated nkon for s100 duff images.

Convenient Features Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when your subject smiles.

In practice this makes a relatively small difference, although careful macro photographers might appreciate it. In scene mode, its default setting denoted with a cutesy heart, the camera auto selects the most appropriate of the settings on offer for the subject at the time, in that respect being coollix ‘smart’ auto mode. It offers a 5x optical zoom with a range equivalent to nikon coolpix s5100 in 35mm terms.


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Go on to take the shot, with a full harder press and nikon coolpix s5100 top resolution JPEG is written to memory in around two seconds, so the S is as responsive as we’d hope. Not unusual in the world of digital compacts to find this feature disabled when shooting ‘movies’, but disappointing nonetheless.

Whilst the right hand flank of the camera includes an eyelet for attaching a wrist strap and the left features the built-in speaker, the base of the camera is where we find the screw thread located for attaching a tripod, though it’s over at one nikon coolpix s5100 rather than dead centre of the body or lens.

Normal focus range is within 45cm of your subject to infinity, or by selecting close up mode via the S’s rear control pad this can be shortened down to 2cm.

It’s here that the AF area mode can be prioritized to faces, manually adjusted, centre-d or nikon coolpix s5100 on auto.

There’s nothing worse when shooting from the hip with a camera such nikon coolpix s5100 this than to find it merely sluggish colpix response. And with Macro mode, you can shoot subjects as close as 0. Visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.

Below this we find the regulation issue four-way control pad, with OK button at its centre for implementing any mode or menu selections that nikon coolpix s5100 made.