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Nikon Coolpix S50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S50. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and screen are overall positive. The usability and size also get good opinions, but there are some less positive opinions about the flash and durability.

portability, size, usability, screen, image quality

performance, battery, lens, durability, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nikon Coolpix S50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S50 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably.

usability, screen, portability, design, battery

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Nikon Coolpix S50


Physical Views The Coolpix S50 compared to a standard CD disc. Continue to the Features & Controls Page Coolpix S50 Specifications Effective pixels: 7.1 million CCD: 1/2.5-inch type (7.41 million total pixels) Image modes: 3072 x 2304 (High:...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Laiq Qureshi (

Nikon S50


Consumers dare not tread carelessly while buying an ultra-compact camera, for apart from style most fail in performance. Nikon S50 is a classic example of a feature packed product that just fails to m

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Mike Pasini (

Nikon Coolpix S50 Digital Camera - Review - The Imaging Resource!


Stylish Wave design3.0 inch LCD with 230,00 pixels and wide viewing angleRotary Multi-SelectorPictmotion presentationsNikon Feature system offers helpful basic tools for improving your picturesOne-Touch Portrait Button activates Face Priority autofocus...

Sluggish zoom ; Low-quality buttons ; Poor labeling of EV control ; Lens placement gets fingers in the shot ; Strong blurring in corners, especially at telephoto ; Noticeable chromatic aberration at wide and telephoto ; Significant barrel distortion at...

Clara was the geriatric star of the Wendy's TV commercial who, upon discovering a small hamburger patty in a very large bun, complained, "Where's the beef?" Since then the question has been applied to many products that deliver less-than-expected...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : PhotoAxe (

Nikon Coolpix S50 Digital Camera Review


Stylish wave-surface design Nikon Coolpix S50 will show up in store beginning from April 2007. Optical VR Image Stabilization system, Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and D-Lighting and one-touch portrait button that offers easy access to a...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Lent (

Head to Head Review: Nikon Coolpix S50 and Coolpix S500


Comparing the Nikon S50 ($299.99, street) to the Nikon S500 ($259.99, street), you'd expect the S500 to be the much better camera. It only makes sense, right? I had to wonder too, since the names are so similar, would people mistake one for the other...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (

Nikon Coolpix S50 Review and Prices


At first glance, Nikon's Coolpix S50 looks like the perfect ultra-compact digital camera. It has a stylish, thin metal camera body and a large liquid crystal display (LCD). Unfortunately, if you dig a little deeper, the Coolpix S50's performance levels...

Stylish model, very good image quality, good value, large and bright LCD, easy-to-use camera

Response times should be much better, camera can be difficult to hold, no optical viewfinder, battery life is below average

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : J. Keenan (

Nikon Coolpix S50 Review


This new member of Nikon's Coolpix “Style” series features a 7.2 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD, and 3x Nikon optical zoom lens.

First rate image quality and color fidelity ; 3 inch monitor ; Vibration Reduction ; D-Lighting ; Automatic red eye fix

So-so battery life ; Below average speed of operation ; High ISO mode is really a last resort if you can't get the shot another way

This new member of Nikon's Coolpix "Style" series features a 7.2 megapixel sensor and 3x Nikon optical zoom lens that provides a 35mm film equivalent focal length range of 38 to 114mm. Nikon has also packaged in 15 scene options, optical Vibration...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Nikon Coolpix S50


The Nikon Coolpix S50 is a 7.2 megapixel slimline digital camera with a 3x optical lens (prism folded to keep things nice and sleek) and a large 3.0 inch LCD screen. The Nikon Coolpix S50 features true optical image stabilization for low light...

The Nikon Coolpix S50 features true optical image stabilization for low light photography and Nikon's D-Lighting (for dark and shadowy scenes)

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

nice little camera with lots of great features


love the compact size and 3" LCD screen! The other features of the camera are very handy when shooting different types of scenes ; I have used the nighttime mode and experimented with the other modes as well and have found them to be very useful. The...

have to watch for fingers in the viewfinder ; the lens is too close to the top and side making it easy for your finger to get in the way. The battery life is too short if you are the type of person who likes to take a LOT of pictures. I would suggest...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Nice little camera


Panoramic picture assistant, optical IS, large LCD


Sep, 2007

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