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Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000


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Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Nikon Coolpix S32
Nikon Coolpix L830
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Nikon Coolpix S3700
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Nikon Coolpix S32
Nikon Coolpix L830
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Mar 2015
Nov 2014
Mar 2014
Jan 2014
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Ultracompact
Compact
SLR-like (bridge)
Optical Zoom
20.0 x
8.0 x
12.0 x
3.0 x
34.0 x
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
13.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
CMOS
CCD
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 mm
3.16 mm
2.5 mm

  • The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a simple camera but it offers quite a few useful features which make it appealing, and with a 20x optical zoom, perhaps particularly to those who want a camera to take with them on holiday.
    Although it doesn’t offer full manual control, at least you can change a few key settings (such as sensitivity), and handily, the autofocus point.
    It’s also quite a fun camera to use, with a nice range of digital effects, the ability to create panoramas and other nifty features such as the ability to create a video comprised of short clips with an added soundtrack.


  • A basic but well-specced camera that's worth considering if you're looking for a long zoom compact that will let you capture pleasing images on your next trip with the minimum of fuss.
    Offering a neat little package for your money, the S7000 performs well and boasts some useful features that will appeal to those looking for a simple family or holiday camera.
    The Nikon S7000 offers versatility and value for money.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S3700 is a capable camera that performs well in most situations. Well exposed, vibrant images impress right from the off, and noise levels are fairly low up to ISO800. Vibration Reduction is an essential feature when shooting indoors or in low light, so it’s great the S3700 includes it.
    Still welcome, but arguably less important, is the in-built Wi-Fi. This works well, especially if you have an NFC-equipped smart device, and makes image sharing a breeze.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a compact camera with a small sensor and average resolution for its class. Yet it has enough style in terms of unit design and feature implementation to catch the eye of the casual observer, plus a couple of tricks up its sleeve (flip down ‘arm’/stand and swivel LCD) that should appeal to the self-portrait obsessed generation, or those simply wanting a simple-to-use snapper with the advantage of retractable 12x optical zoom.


  • A range of decent features including a 12x optical zoom, touch sensitive articulating screen and inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC are let down by less than fantastic image quality.


  • With its swivelling touchscreen, gesture control, built-in stand and front-facing shutter button, the Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a fun camera for taking selfies. And it's much faster than its predecessor. But if you're looking for a 12x compact, there are many others out there that will give you better picture quality for a lower price.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S32 is so easy to use that it's easy to become a little lackadaisical in your attitude to photography while using it. Saying that, it's not really a camera designed for the keen photographer. The S32 is a camera that's intended to be used by a point and shoot family. The happy snappers that wish to go abroad with a camera and not worry if it gets dropped in the pool or if the kids knock it off a table.
    Still, it does have limitations, such as the 3x optical zoom.


  • The Coolpix S32 is a fun camera for the whole family that takes pretty okay pictures. Nikon stepped things up compared to the previous models by adding a 13 Mpx CMOS sensor and Full HD video. A low price is one of its main selling points, and it actually has an advantage over more traditional compacts: it's waterproof!.

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    Like its baby brother, the L330, the Nikon Coolpix L830 is a puzzling prospect. Both cameras are certainly easy to use, but no more so than most cameras with an intelligent automatic mode. Neither can the L830 bring anything remarkable to the table in terms of image quality, performance or features. Sure, it is competitively priced, but you’ll still need to factor the extra cost of a set of rechargeable AA batteries. Ultimately it’s left to that 34x zoom lens to seal the deal.