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Nikon Coolpix S7c Review

Review Summary
Reader Score: 7.06 (out of 10)
First Impressions (Preview): The Nikon Coolpix S7c was announced August 24 and released this month before being shown off at Photokina in Germany. The new digital camera succeeds the popular ultra-slim S6 model and comes with updated wireless technology. This time, the camera stores up to 30 email addresses so users can send pictures directly from the camera. The 7.1-megapixel digital camera has the same wave design as its previous S-siblings and comes with a 3x optical zoom lens with vibration reduction. The Nikon Coolpix S7c retails for $349.

...Users will enjoy the ultra-slim camera and its portability, but will curse it when their fingers ache from pushing around the zoom control. Users will enjoy getting proper exposures in low light with the new higher ISO sensitivities, but will be disappointed when they print the pictures and they're speckled."

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Digital Camera Review 8.40  01-22-07 Read Full Review
Review: "The Nikon Coolpix S7c was announced back in August, along with the S9 and S10. The S7c stood out from its brethren because it looked different and Nikon was really working the "style" edge just a bit more with this camera, announcing limited edition cases ready for the holiday buying season. Besides its nice looks, the camera takes 7.1 megapixel images, has a 3x optical zoom, electronic vibration reduction and a very large 3 inch LCD....

Image quality was very good overall. Colors were reproduced accurately and were well saturated. The automatic white balance did a good job in some tough mixed lighting that I tried, with just the slightest color cast that wasn't really noticeable until I corrected it in some software. Details were sharp in pictures where noise reduction or blur correction was not necessary...."

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Unbeatable.co.uk 8.00  12-26-06 Read Full Review
Review: "The Nikon Coolpix S7 is a very stunning and sleek ultra slim compact digital camera that will appeal to the fashion conscious among us. The front of the matt black camera has a small lens 3x lens in the top right corner with the flash next to it. Apart from the camera name on the front, that's all, a very minimalist look to it, which adds to the trendy nature of it.

The Nikon Coolpix S7 has many cool features and is a good performer, however, not the best we've seen. We think that it is excellent value for money and although it has a lot of high-tech features it is still very user-friendly."

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ComputerActive 7.00  12-05-06 Read Full Review
Review: "The latest pocket camera in Nikon's slim-line S (for Style) series, the subtly curvaceous S7c, upgrades the S6 by marrying a 7.1-megapixel resolution to a 3x optical zoom.

But the headline features are electronic vibration reduction to counteract camera shake, Face Priority AF that zeroes in on a human face, plus a built-in Wifi for wirelessly downloading or printing images. Alternatively there's a USB docking cradle via which the 200-shot battery is charged.

The Nikon Coolpix S7c is a quick, easy-to-use and eye-catching snapshot camera, boasting a wealth of features that ensure you get the best pictures possible without stretching your patience too far."

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ePhotoZine 7.00  12-14-06 Read Full Review
Review: "There are lots of stylish looking compact cameras on the market, so to make any kind of splash, a new one needs to be feature-packed or offer something fresh. The Nikon S7c does both.

Although it looks great and has a load of features, the implementation of them leaves something to be desired. The focus system struggles indoors in reasonable light and does badly in low light. The Happy Smiley portrait system starts scanning the face, but can also lose its way. It also switches the flash into auto mode as well, which then results in flat, dull images.

The design is very nice in general terms - it's glossy, sleek and attractive, which is exactly what you want in a style camera. The LCD is large and easily visible in daylight, but the auto-focus doesn't impress and the portrait-enhanced mode doesn't provide tangible benefits. The pushy flash system is a pain, because you're always turning it off, and handling isn't very good because its slippery and shiny, and the buttons are recessed."

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DCResource 6.50  01-31-07 Read Full Review
Review: "The Coolpix S7c ($350) is the update to the Coolpix S6, which was one of Nikon's first cameras to support Wi-Fi. The S7c supports Wi-Fi too - in fact, it's been enhanced over its predecessor. While before you could just transfer photos to your computer wirelessly, the S7c lets you e-mail photos right from your camera, from almost any Wi-Fi access point. It's even preset for T-Mobile Hotspots (usually found at Starbucks), so you can send some photos while sipping your double americano.

Most people buy a camera for the quality of the photos it takes, and the S7c is a letdown in this area. On the positive side, it takes well-exposed photos with pleasing colors, low noise levels, and minimal purple fringing. The bad news the camera suffers from above average barrel distortion, significant blurring around the edges of the frame, and noticeable vignetting..."

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Photography Blog 6.50  11-24-06 Read Full Review
Review: "The Nikon Coolpix S7c is a slim and stylish compact digital camera with a distinctive "wave-surface" design. Features include a 7 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom lens equivalent to 35-105mm, whilst In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Face-Priority AF and D-Lighting aim to intelligently improve your photographs. There's also a new High Sensitivity mode and ISO range of 50-1600 to help ensure that your pictures remain sharp even in low-light conditions.

...As a camera that is good to look at, the Nikon Coolpix S7c fits the bill, but does it take good photos? Thankfully yes - on the whole pictures from this camera are well-exposed, relatively noise-free up to ISO 400, with little purple-fringing. The only flies in the ointment are blurred corners and vignetting at the 35mm wide-angle focal length and poor night shots..."

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Imaging-Resource -----  03-19-07 Read Full Review
Review: "The Nikon Coolpix S7c is a WiFi capable digital camera that can wirelessly upload images to the new Coolpix Connect service, launched alongside the camera. Featuring a sleek two-tone body, the Nikon S7c includes an IEEE 802.11b/g chipset with which to upload its seven megapixel images. The Coolpix S7c has plenty of other attractions on top of this standout feature, as well....

Small digicams are not famous for their image quality. The Nikon Coolpix S7c starts from that premise but taps into some smart electronics to compensate for the compromises. As a result, the Coolpix S7c is as attractive for its image quality as it is for its styling. And if that doesn't sell you, its extended WiFi support will."

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