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Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000


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Nikon Coolpix S7000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS (IXUS 155)
Olympus Stylus SH-1
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
Nikon Coolpix S6900
Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS (IXUS 155)
Olympus SH-1
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Release Date
Apr 2015
Apr 2015
Nov 2014
Jul 2014
Apr 2014
Optical Zoom
20.0 x
12.0 x
12.0 x
12.0 x
24.0 x
Camera Type
Ultracompact
Compact
Ultracompact
Compact
Compact
Resolution
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
14.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CCD
CMOS
CCD
BSI-CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
2.53 mm
2.5 mm
2.5 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a very simple camera which is aimed at those who probably intend to use it as their holiday or family camera. If you have a smartphone with a half decent camera, then you might find that you already have something which is just as capable as the SZ10 - but of course you have to rely on battery life lasting you throughout the day.
    Otherwise, image quality is decent in good light.


  • 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 Canon PowerShot Elph 150 IS packs a long zoom lens into a small body, but its images have way too much noise.


  • The Canon IXUS 155 has been designed to be appealing to look at and very easy to use. However, this sexiness with the point and shoot mentality isn't necessarily enough so the camera adds a few other bits and bobs to lure you up from the IXUS 150.
    It's a very easy camera to use and as such will suit most people in a family from young to old, technophobe to tech savvy. The compact design will slip easily into a pocket or bag which makes it great for days out or nights on the town.


  • The Canon Powershot SX150 IS has its share of niggles. But it is nevertheless a good buy. Definitely, not an upgrade over its predecessor but worth a look for first-time buyers. Casual users who wish to have a truckload of manual controls will enjoy the camera.


  • The Wi-Fi-enabled 24x Olympus Stylus SH-1 is stylish, but it doesn't quite match the best superzooms in image quality or range, and it's on the pricey side.


  • The Olympus SH-1 is arguably one of the most attractive travelzoom cameras we have ever come across. Its retro-styled aluminium-alloy body is reminiscent of the manufacturer's PEN line of film cameras and CSCs. In hand, it feels great courtesy of a small but well-sculpted, textured grip, which provides a surprisingly secure hold and a good resting place for your fingers.
    In use, the camera proved to be quite responsive, with quick start-up, focus acquisition and shot-to-shot times.


  • While the SH-1's new look might give the illusion of a premium camera, it's actually just a glorified compact, offering no real improvement in picture quality over its predecessor. Its very-responsive processor, the TruePic VII, unfortunately hasn't done anything to improve the set-up either. The addition of built-in Wi-Fi is a real plus, but it's not enough to set this camera apart from the competition, which includes compact cameras with bigger and better zooms.