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Nikon Coolpix S51c 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Vibration Reduction Zoom (Silver)

by Nikon

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  • Supplied accessories - EN-EL8 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-62 Battery Charger, UC-E12 AV/USB Cable, Strap, Printer Dock Accessory - Dock Insert PV-12, Software Suite CD-ROM
  • 8.1 effective megapixels for high-precision image quality for up to 3264 x 2448 pixel resolution (standard) and 3200x1800 (16 - 9 Widescreen )
  • Optical 3x Zoom Nikkor lens (35mm equivalent 38-114mm) / 4x Digital-zoom
  • Pictmotion allows you to create in-camera slide shows with your music
  • Optical lens shift VR image stabilization minimizes the effect of camera shake
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: 25575
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 8.1 MP
  • Optical zoom: 3 x
  • Exposure Control Type: automatic
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 0.8 x 2.3 inches ; 1.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000VKQT90
  • Item model number: 25575
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,133 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Nikon Coolpix S51c is an outstanding new compact digital camera combining Nikon's distinctive wave-surface design with advanced features that make it easier to take beautiful photos and to share them with friends and family. Built on a custom application of Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image processing concept and incorporating the precision optics of a Nikkor lens, the Coolpix S51c is built to realize optimum performance and maximum image quality.

The Coolpix S51c teams 8.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution with a new high-performance digital image processing engine and the precision optics of the built-in "right-angle" optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens to produce photos with clarity and true-to-life color. Extended light sensitivity as high as ISO 1600 prevents blurred shots when shooting in lower light or when capturing fast-moving subjects.

Built-in Wi-Fi support brings Internet connectivity to the Coolpix S51c for even greater fun and freedom. Upload shots directly from the camera to Nikon's my Picturetown server for anytime access using Nikon's Picture Bank function, upload them directly to a blog, or use Picture Mail to trigger an e-mail notification to friends anywhere when new pictures are available to view and download. It also includes Pictmotion, which allows users to create audiovisual shows anywhere by simply selecting favorite images and movies and adding music and visual styles.

The 3.0-inch LCD monitor offers a bright and large image that eases composition and viewing, even out in the sun. Control buttons and the user-friendly rotary multi selector are carefully positioned to provide intuitive operation. The smooth contours and refined finish of the aluminum face panel fit comfortably in the hand--both models feature a metallic finish with ultra-violet coating providing a brilliant outer sheen.

Nikon Coolpix S51c Feature Highlights

Proven optical lens shift VR image stabilization
Field-proven technology originally developed for interchangeable lenses used in Nikon SLR camera systems, optical lens shift VR image stabilization provides the ability to shoot at shutter speeds as much as three steps slower without blurring the image, while also realizing a smoother viewfinder image that aids composition. A thin VR unit was specially designed to fit the slim dimensions of the Coolpix S51c.

ISO 1600 capability for extended shooting range
Manual sensitivity settings as high as ISO 1600 make it easier to take great-looking pictures in lower lighting conditions or to capture fast moving subjects with outstanding clarity, while the high-performance image processing engine preserves high image quality even when shooting with high ISO settings. Also available is AUTO ISO control, which automatically selects the optimal sensitivity for the shot across a range between ISO 100 and ISO 800, and up to ISO 1600 in High-Sensitivity mode.

my Picturetown for wireless sharing
The Picture Mail button makes it easy to send shots directly from the camera to Nikon's my Picturetown server, allowing instant sharing to friends anywhere. Utilize Picture bank to upload and save pictures with ease onto my Picturetown's secure server.

Expansive 3.0-inch LCD monitor for quality viewing and menu operation
The bright, large 3.0-inch LCD monitor almost defying the compact body proportions features 230,000 dots of high resolution, a wide vertical and horizontal viewing angle of 160 degrees and anti-reflection coating for better display in bright situations, and a new acrylic panel that prevents scratches and fingerprints.

Other Features
  • Three unique Nikon image innovations: Face-priority AF with improved speed and efficiency, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting
  • Light weight with highly compact dimensions
  • Macro shooting from as close as 4 centimeters (1.6 inches)
  • 4x digital zoom extends compositional freedom
  • Improved menu interface, available in a choice of 23 languages
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approximately 13MB of internal memory
  • SDHC card compatibility
  • USB connectivity
  • PictBridge compatibility
  • Stop-Motion animation for more creative fun
What's in the box
Nikon Coolpix S51c digital camera, EN-EL8 rechargeable li-ion battery, EH-64 AC adapter , UC-E12 AV/USB cable, strap, Printer Dock Accessory: Dock Insert PV-12, Software Suite CD-ROM

Product Description

PS1) NIKON COOLPIX S51C WIFI DIGITAL

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Look elsewhere for a point and shoot camera.
Sheldon Oppenheim
I am so disapointed with this camera that I am probably not buying a Nikon camera again, at least not for some time.
Nelson
It takes clear clean shots even if you shake the camera while taking the picture.
Robert Ricketts

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Q. Tran on December 8, 2007
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The pictures are sharp and very clear. I love the huge LCD screen. It makes reviewing pictures really easy. The Wi-FI upload takes a little getting used to and a little while to set up but it works well. Great camera overall!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lilmama on December 20, 2007
I previously had a cony cybershot that took grat ourdoor photos, however inside in dark situations the pictures would never come out. I was tired of not being able to take good pictures of my children's concerts or school activities that were indoors.
I got this camera last night and turned off the lights and snapped a picture in pitch blackness. The picture came our clear and bright as day. The small size is great.

This camera is great for someone who just wants to take pictures of family or vacations.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sheldon Oppenheim on May 23, 2008
We have now had this camera for four months and it replaced our Kodak V530. I can honestly say that the Kodak was better. Here's why:

1. The Nikon (compared to the Kodak) produced pictures that were grainy,dark, had poor color saturation, and caused people to blink. The outdoor pictures were flat but otherwise okay.

2. The movie mode is at best terrible. Even on low resolution, there were frame skips, and poor sound. The Kodak never had this problem.

3. The shutter release is very slow. Even if pre-focused, it is slow. Do not use this camera for taking pictures and children's birthday parties.

4. The controls (for a point and shoot) are poorly laid out, and complicated.

I have always thought highly of Nikon but this is a clear miss on their part. Look elsewhere for a point and shoot camera.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Peter Sheppard on December 17, 2007
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This has been my most unhappy purchase from Amazon to-date. And only because I shipped this to an address in the USA when I visited and now live outside the USA, I cannot return it. If I bought it from a store directly it would have definitely been returned for another brand.

For the past two years I have been using my CASIO EX-Z750 7.2mp and loved everything bout it: Shooting modes, picture quality, body durability and most importantly superb battery life. But after its been battered around in my travels I though I would get new one. Since I have previously purchased via Amazon ( gift received) a Nikon D200, I thought I would stick to the same brand......BAD IDEA

The Body of the Nikon S51C seems fairly fragile and is extremely sensitive. The battery/Card lid underneath seems insecure, the shooting modes are limited, have not figured out the WiFi features as it is time-consuming nd I am constantly on the move and the battery-life is pathetic. I no sooner get out at night, take 10 shots and the "Exhausted battery" signal comes on and that is it! So much so, that I hve just hd to spend extra money to buy an additional battery and charged (via Amazon)

I cant wait to get rid of this camera and find a suitable replacement. Sorry Nikon, I thought I was being loyal and have purchase endless lenses and other accessories for my D200 which I absolutely love and more recently purchase the Nikon SLR/LAPTOP nap-sack as my loyalty to the brand, but this product has disappointed me.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Virginia Reader on July 6, 2008
Are you looking for a quality digital camera that takes great high-resolution snapshots? One that easily slides into your pocket? One that is reasonably priced? Well, there are lots to choose from, these days. Give the Nikon Coolpix S51 or S52 consideration.

I am a bit picky and I was looking for something more than simple point and shoot for a recent sightseeing trip to Italy. My days of film cameras are over, but the versatility of an interchangeable-lens 35-mm SLR was on my mind. I loved the Nikon FS2S I used for over 30 years. Yet, the bulk of camera and several lenses—and the cost—was of major concern. What if I dropped an $800 camera or worst, it was stolen? I decided to forego the advantages of a new digital SLR and try getting by with the much cheaper and smaller Coolpix S51C. The model with the "C" has Wi-Fi capability. I'm not a professional photographer, so really good "snapshots" with a bit of creativity better categorized my style this trip.

Here are the things I really like:

First, the picture quality is wonderful for such a camera. The high-resolution setting yields sharp pictures suitable for prints 8"x10" and beyond. Regrettably, there is no RAW format, but the dynamic range has pleased so far. Second, the size and weight. I can't say enough about how great it was to slip the camera into my shirt pocket—a bit heavy there—or pants pocket. Here are some more things I like about this camera:
- The settings are easy to make with the thumbwheel control and built-in settings software.
- There are a variety of pre-set modes: landscapes, sunsets, museums, etc.
- Vibration reduction works surprisingly well.
- Almost always, exposures are right on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence R. Austin on January 21, 2008
The S51c Coolpix camera is a very well thought out camera. It has some features that my D70 could use. I just wish that the battery had a longer life between charges. But , since the battery is so small, that can not be helped. Just charge more often. I really like the internal lens. nothing extends from the camera. The flash works well.
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