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Nikon Coolpix S52c 9MP Digital Camera Zoom with 3x Optical Vibration Reduction Zoom with Wi-Fi (Vibrant Black)

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  • 9-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens; Optical VR image stabilization
  • 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD display; 170-degree viewing angle
  • Wireless capability; e-mail and store pictures directly from the camera in Wi-Fi open access hotspots
  • Capture images to SD memory card (not included)
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From the Manufacturer

The Coolpix S52c combines Nikon's stunning wave-surface camera body with advanced features designed to produce incredible pictures with ease. With 9.0 effective megapixels, a 3x, 38-114mm Zoom-Nikkor lens, and Wi-fi cabability, the Coolpix S52c is for anyone looking for a stunning camera that takes equally stunning photos.

The Coolpix S52c also features Optical VR Image Stabilization technology, which compensates for camera shake, as well as ISO capabilities up to 3200, which provide more opportunities to capture fast moving subjects and greater flexibility and clarity when shooting in low-light settings. These cameras also boast an Auto ISO control, which automatically selects the optimal sensitivity across a range between ISO 100 and ISO 800, and up to ISO 2000 in High-Sensitivity mode.

Providing even more control and freedom in photo taking, the S52c comes with a 3x Zoom-Nikkor lens designed to capture brilliant detail and vivid colors in every photo and a huge 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD screen allowing easy sharing and viewing of images. Also, these new cameras are built on Nikon's innovative EXPEED digital image processing system designed to enhance noise reduction and improve the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.

The Wi-Fi enabled S52c can send images directly via email through its Wi-Fi connection, as well as support my Picturetown, Nikon's photo sharing and storage service. Through my Picturetown, users can email pictures directly to friends and family, publish pictures to the photo community sharing Website Flickr, and link their photos to blogs and social networking sites. Pictures can also be sent to the email addresses of a Blackberry device for viewing.

Like all cameras in the Coolpix line, the S52c includes Nikon's unique image innovations including enhanced Face-priority AF, which automatically finds and focuses on up to five faces within the frame; In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which can automatically detect and correct red eye in a photo; and D-Lighting, which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images.

Coolpix S52c Highlights

9.0-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches Plenty of sharp resolution to capture the finest details, crop creatively and produce incredible enlargements.

3x optical Zoom-Nikkor (38-114mm) lens This lens is built on Nikon's proud heritage of producting precision camera optics that deliver superb color and razor-sharp results.

New EXPEED image processor ensures high-quality pictures Nikon's comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates the know-how and the technologies acquired throughout our long history of photographic and digital imaging development. EXPEED is customer-tuned for Coolpix and renders natural-looking pictures of incredible quality and quick response so you won't miss that special moment.

Optical Vibration Reduction image stabilization Compensates for camera shake to prevent blur and produce clearer, sharper results in lower light or unsteady conditions. In addition, the benefit of Nikon's VR system extends to faster framing on the moniter and smoother action in the S52's movie mode

Huge, bright 3.0-inch high-resolution LCD Offers 170-degree wide-angle of view making it easy to compose shots and play them back anywhere. The ultra-wide 170° viewing angle makes it easy for you to share your pictures with everyone at once. In addition, the high-contrast and anti-reflection coating on the screen assist in clear viewing, even in direct sunlight.

Slim, stylish all-metal design Slips right into your shirt pocket or purse! Not only is the camera easy to carry around, it is great to be seen with. Nikon's beautiful wave-surface design and sweeping lines make it the camera that takes great pictures, and looks great doing it!

Auto adjusts up to ISO 3200 Take sharper, more natural-looking pictures in lower light conditions.

Wi-Fi enabled The S52c supports both wireless b and the faster wireless g standard. You can now upload and store your pictures on Nikon’s my Picturetown by simply connecting the included AC adapter. The camera will detect your wireless network and begin the upload. You don’t have to sit at your computer anymore and wait! Your pictures will be uploaded safely and securely to your account on my Picturetown.

Wireless my Picturetown allows you to view your pictures anytime, anywhere View pictures on your Blackberry. Email and store pictures directly from the camera in Wi-Fi open-access hotspots with the new Picture Mail Button. Plus, receive six months of free T-mobile Hotspot service.

One-Touch Portrait Button Automatically activates In-Camera Red-Eye Fix and Face Priority AF to create stunning portraits. There is no more fumbling through menus or worriyng about pressing the wrong button. With the One-Touch Portrait Button on the top of the camera, it's as easy as a single press of one button to get a great portrait -- without red-eye.

Nikon Image Innovations Include: In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, which will automatically look for and fix most instances of red-eye; Face Priority AF is Nikon's face-finding technology that can quickly find and focus on up to five faces in a group portrait; and D-Lighting will rescue those pictures that are too dark for printing by enhancing the underexposed areas of the picture while not touching the properly exposed areas.

All-new Pictmotion Select your favorite pictures and movies and combine them with music. There are five pieces of music pre-installed, and you can upload up to ten pieces of your own music to the camera! Add a choice of visual styles that match the mood of your photos and you can creative amazing slideshows with music right in the camera. In addition, Pictmotion is now offering VGA quality so displaying your slideshow on a flat-screen TV will be more enjoyable then ever.

High-quality TV movies with sound Now just a press of a button away with your Coolpix. Record TV-quality movies with sound whose duration is only limited by the available space on your SD/SDHC card. Connect your camera to your TV and you have instant home movies.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 0.8 x 2.3 inches ; 6.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00176IJFO
  • Item model number: 26104
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,291 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 10, 2008

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The Nikon Coolpix S52c 9MP Digital Camera Zoom with Wi-Fi (Vibrant Black), has all the good stuff that's included with the S52 plus the added wireless antenna and related features. Certainly it's brother, the Nikon Coolpix S52 9MP Digital Camera (Midnight Black) is a great all-around point and shoot camera. Both offer great performance and value that is best in class. While I originally got the basic model, for only $30 to $50 more this guy gives you a great wireless feature. Even if, like me, you don't use the wireless upload much now, at the discounted Amazon price it's worth having for the future.

Canon's newer models have been steadily adopting some of the features that Nikon has had in it's Coolpix S series for years, such as the 3 inch screen and scroll controls. I still prefer the Coolpix overall out of point and shoot models in this price range, but the Canon's have some advantages and wider popularity. When it comes to the wireless in this version Nikon leads the market with this feature.

The screen on this camera is an AWESOME 3 inches of clear and durable optical lens quality glass. This has the nicest screen out of any point and shoot camera out there, though the opaque controls on the Canon's screen are slicker. You may want to get a screen protector. But careful handling of my S50 has proven to me that the glass is very durable and not easily scratched.

Functions And Features

There are some interesting functions, included red-eye correction and image cropping.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Patricia on August 1, 2008
I was so excited to receive my brand new CoolPix S52 (Eco-Green), and the photos were really quite excellent. I was also pleased that it was very easy to learn how to use the various camera features. HOWEVER, when I used the movie or voice recording modes there was a very high level of awful static sound recorded EVERY TIME. I upgraded to the best memory card I could find, and that did not make a bit of difference.

Naturally, I returned the camera under Warranty (with sample video/audio) to Nikon TWICE for repair or replacement. To my dismay, they returned it to me both times stating "Your unit was thoroughly checked and was found completely within the factory standards". They also said not to expect the sound quality to be excellent because it didn't have a "sophisticated microphone". Maybe so, but it shouldn't be so poor that you cringe when you listen to the playback.

I was so disappointed that I sold the camera used and replaced it with a Canon PowerShot SD850 IS (Digital Elph) Canon PowerShot SD850 IS 8.0 MP Digital Elph Camera with 4x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom that I am extremely happy with (both photos and sound are fantastic).

Bottom line - if recording movies is important to you, don't buy this camera. It will be a big disappointment and a waste of money. If you decide to buy it, be sure to test the movie and sound recording modes soon after you receive it to be sure you are satisfied.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By WS on August 6, 2008
For some reason Nikon has removed two features from the Coolpix s52c that existed in the Coolpix s7c thereby crippling the Nikon s52c.

First, you should be aware that unlike the Coolpix s7c, the Coolpix s52c is missing the Panorama Assist feature found under the Scenes option. Why Nikon would remove this feature is a mystery to me.

The Coolpix s52c is sold and advertised as a WiFi camera. Unlike the Coolpix s7c, which can wirelessly transmit pictures directly to your own computer hard drive, the Coolpix s52c can only wirelessly transmit pictures to Nikon's MyPictureTown web service or email. Not a great option if you don't have a very fast connection to the Internet. And what happens if Nikon discontinues their MyPictureTown web service? The WiFi feature of the Coolpix s52c becomes useless.

It really is a shame that Nikon has crippled the Coolpix s52c in these two areas. I hope Nikon will restore these two features in a future firmware upgrade.

Until then - buyer beware.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By hannibalsmith on July 18, 2008
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On the good side, the photos I've taken with this so far are great. Nice colors, sharp, and low noise. I have no complaints as far as this unit's actual functioning as a picture taking machine. And, as others have said, its really small, and the whole lens is internal to the camera body - it doesn't telescope outwards like some other competing models which keeps the unit thin, even while in use.

But a few things dissapointed me - none are deal breakers, but...

* Camera connects to computer via USB interface, but the connector on the camera is not a standard USB or mini-USB connector. Instead have to use proprietary cable included with the camera.

* The menu system is a bit odd - its not unlearnable, but its not all that intuitive at first either.

* The materials used on the exterior of the camera a) are slippery - the strap is definetly needed - and b) are all glossy or shiny, so fingerprint very easily. Its pretty much impossible to touch the camera without leaving visible fingerprints and smudges. Couple that with some buttons and other controls that really are just too small (and I don't have large hands), and I think it leaves a bit to be desired, ergonomically speaking.

* The lens cover does not close when in playback (not shooting) mode - seems like it should - especially because a couple of buttons are located in the perfect position to lead to accidently touching the lens.

* The color is listed as "black", but its really a dark brown, and when the sun hits it the brown comes out a lot more. If that's important to you, be forwarned. It seems like the s52 (not the s52c model reviewed here) is available in a color that is actually black, but the s52c is not.
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