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Nikon Coolpix S5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and performance. The design and portability are also appreciated, whereas the focus and flash get mixed opinions. Many are negative about the optics and image stabilizer.

usability, portability, design, performance, screen

battery, low-light, exposure, stabilizer , optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Nikon Coolpix S5


Can the new Coolpix S5 live up to the legendary Nikon name?

Feb, 2011

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Nikon Coolpix S5


This is a camera from the Nikon pocket range. The Coolpix S5 has a sleek and stylish design in my opinion. This camera has five megapixels and a three times optical zoom lens.

Help text ; Lack of red eye in test shot

Design causes problem with finger over lens ; Short flash range

The Nikon Coolpix S5 is a fairly standard pocket sized digital camera. It is up against some pretty stiff competition and although there is nothing particularly wrong with the camera I am struggling for reasons why you should buy it ahead of other...

Jun, 2006

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Nikon Coolpix S5


We take a look at whether the impressive styling of the Nikon Coolpix S5 compromises the excellent image quality and ease-of-use, for which Nikon Coolpix cameras have gained a reputation.

Good build quality.; Great image quality at lower ISO settings.; Comprehensive pre-set scene modes are easy enough for a complete novice to use.; Face AF feature is very effective

Limited ISO range

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (

Review of the Nikon Coolpix S5 - Digital SLR Reviews


Without wireless connectivity, the lower priced S5 offers 6 megapixels, 3x zoom and 2.5inch LCD screen.....

Expert review by : Marc Perton (

Nikon Coolpix S5 reviewed


Nikon's Coolpix S5, unveiled earlier this year, is a svelte 6 megapixel shooter with a 2.5-inch LCD, non-extending 3x zoom lens and lots of scene modes for point-and-shoot novices. And, as reviewed by DCViews, it offers good image quality, with...

May, 2006

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Nikon Coolpix S5


Preview of the Nikon Coolpix S5.

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Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Shams Tarek (

Nikon Coolpix S5 review


intro Nikon's Coolpix S5 is a slim, attractive 6-megapixel shirt-pocket camera that hits all the right design notes. Its 2.5-inch LCD screen, satin silver finish, and internally zooming 3X optical lens (35mm-to-105mm equivalent) will be a hit with...

Excellent color rendition and sharpness; quick shooting; slim, attractive design; excellent build quality; simple to use.

Few manual exposure controls; need to go through menu to change basic settings; notable vignetting, lens distortion, and processing artifacts.

The Nikon Coolpix S5 is a stylish camera that offers great images, albeit with a somewhat basic feature set.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Nikon Coolpix S5


Physical Views The Coolpix S5 compared to a standard CD disc. The Coolpix S5 and the WiFi capable Coolpix S6 Continue to the Features & Controls Page Coolpix S5 Specifications Effective pixels: 6.0 million CCD: 1/2.5-inch high-density CCD (6.18 million...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Shams Tarek (

Nikon Coolpix S5


The Nikon Coolpix S5 is a stylish camera that offers great images, albeit with a somewhat basic feature set.

Excellent colour rendition and sharpness ; Quick shooting ; Slim, attractive design ; Excellent build quality ; Simple to use

Few manual exposure controls ; Need to go through menu to change basic settings ; Notable vignetting, lens distortion, and processing artifacts

The lens exhibits very little chromatic aberration, which causes the purple or green fringing commonly found along strongly backlit or high-contrast edges, and it can yield quite sharp images. But lens artefacts tend to crop up, including significant...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (

Nikon Coolpix S5 Digital Camera - Full Review - The Imaging Resource!


Sleek, sexy, and solid metal design that's extremely pocketable ; Wave-like chassis makes it easy to grip ; Great 2.5-inch LCD with an impressive 230,000 pixels of resolution ; Pictmotion slideshow is fun way to share pictures ; Nikon Feature system...

Camera inconsistent and slow in low-light, ISO setting only goes to 400, Precarious lens placement causes fingers to get in shot, Menu-driven system takes a while to get used to, Camera defaults to image playback only with photo info, On/off button and...

Based on looks alone, the new Nikon Coolpix S5 has it all -- sleek, sexy and ultra-slim. In case you didn't notice these traits at first glance, the marketing folks at Nikon have paired the S5's Wi-Fi enabled sibling the S6 (which looks nearly...

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