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Nikon S1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 940 reviews of Nikon S1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the portability and image quality. The price and performance also get good opinions. The shutter and low light performance get less positive opinions. There are some mixed comments about the durability.

usability, performance, price, image quality, portability

viewfinder, stabilizer , low-light, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon S1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of Nikon S1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the glare and performance are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good comments, whereas the size and durability get less positive views.

price, usability, portability, performance, glare

durability, size

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 user reviews of Nikon S1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the lens and performance are generally positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the focus and low light performance.

usability, price, image quality, performance, lens

low-light, focus

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon S1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon S1 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nikon 1 S1

 

An affordable system camera that's fast and easy to use.

Reliable image quality, Lightning quick auto-focus, Impressive LCD screen

Noisy photos at higher ISOs, Slightly subdued colours

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon 1 S1 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Nikon's 1-series has seen a host of releases in the past few months, which has also introduced the latest entry-level model, the Nikon 1 S1. Pocket-lint

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Charlie Brewer (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix S1 Digital Camera

 

With the Coolpix S1, Nikon finally adds the missing link from its compact digital camera range, a truly compact digital camera. Once again Nikon has proved being last to market, can be an advantageous, learning from competitors' expensive mistakes. The...

Size, looks, different body colours, large viewing screen, Nikkor ED lens, D-lighting feature

Special USB cable needed to transfer images, shutter release could be larger

Gripes, well not many really, the shutter release is a little on the small side and could make better use of the top edge of the body. The auto focus is good although if you are shooting quickly you can end up with some blurred shots. In picture...

May, 2005

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Nikon 1 S1 review

 

Nikon's simplest CSC put to the test

Good image quality ; Small size ; Best Moment Capture

No touchscreen ; Long-winded operation ; Can't shoot raw and JPEG files together

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nikon 1 S1 review

 

Extremely competitive for photo and video quality, but fiddly controls and poor battery life lessen the appeal

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S1 - digital camera review

 

Nikon Coolpix S1 - digital camera

Simple operation; face-recognition autofocus; postcapture correction of red-eye and exposure; versatile burst mode; time-lapse capabilities.

Few manual controls; slow autofocus in dim light; average image quality; limited shutter-speed range.

Aimed squarely at snapshooters looking for a carefree pocketful, this ultracompact does all the hard work and delivers decent picture quality.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Nikon Coolpix S1

 

Generally good image quality with subjects that are well-lit.Good macro capability.Large 2.5 inch LCD monitor useable outdoors.Effective D-lighting image correction function.Well-built.Very compact.

Noise from 100 ISO onwards.Compression a bit too strong.No shutter speed or aperture indications.Flash underpowered.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Macworld UK (macworld.co.uk)

Nikon 1 S1 review

 

Rather than a large APS-C sensor at its heart, as the name suggests this entry-level camera in Nikon's ‘1' system of CSC's deploys a slightly smaller one-inch sensor. Nikon hasn't chosen to overburden this particular chip with pixels either – sensible,...

Small dimensions means this is one of the very few CSC’s we were able to transport in a trouser pocket with lens removed, simple to use, inexpensive, pop up flash

Small one inch sensor, no hotshoe, no built-in viewfinder, fixed non tilting LCD screen, no Wi-Fi on board (though optional dongle available)

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Nikon 1 S1 Review

 

The Nikon 1 S1 is a new entry level mirrorless camera from Nikon and sits underneath the Nikon J3, with the most compact body, as well as a 10 megapixel 1 inch Nikon CX sensor. It is available in a number of colours and comes with the new compact...

Extend lens to switch on, close to switch off, 2 year warranty, Extremely compact, Stylish camera, Matching strap colour, Manual stills and video, Silent (electronic) shutter, Extremely quick continuous shooting

Can't shoot RAW and JPEG at the same time!, Lacks panoramic mode, 11-27.5mm kit lens does not feature IS, Limited 2.5x optical zoom with 11-27.5mm kit lens, Touch-screen would help menu navigation due to lack of mode dial

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Nikon 1 S1 review

 

The Nikon 1 S1 is a fine CSC, with a long list of admirable features. It may not be the best choice for low-light (with the lack of a proper VR system standing out as a particular disappointment), neither is it the ideal option around which to build a...

Jan, 2013

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