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Nikon Coolpix S70 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3.5-inch OLED Touch Screen and 5x Wide Angle Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom (Champagne & Light Brown)

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  • 12.1-megapixel resolution for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • Bright, 3.5-inch touch-panel OLED with Clear Color Display
  • 5x wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens; 5-way VR image stabilization system
  • Record 720p HD movies with sound
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Technical Details

Color: Champagne & Light Brown
  • Brand Name: Nikon
  • Model: S70 Champagne & Light Brown
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 12.1 MP
  • Optical zoom: 5 x
  • Display Size: 3.5 inches
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Product Details

Color: Champagne & Light Brown
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 0.8 x 2.4 inches ; 5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002KANXDE
  • Item model number: S70 Champagne & Light Brown
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,118 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 3, 2009

Product Description

Color: Champagne & Light Brown

From the Manufacturer

In Style with a Cool Touch. The next generation of touch display.

Nikon’s sleek, sexy Coolpix S70 combines 12.1 effective megapixels and 5x wide-angle zoom with a beautiful, bright 3.5-inch Clear Color High-Resolution Organic LED touch-panel display that makes taking and sharing pictures easy. The Coolpix S70 combines Nikon’s 5-way Optical VR Image Stabilization system and a touch shutter that gets you sharp pictures throughout the zoom range. The Coolpix S70 features Nikon’s Smart Portrait System that enables you to get great portraits with a touch of the shutter! The Coolpix S70 also features an HD (720p) Movie Mode. Now you can view HD movies on your computer and share them with family and friends!

Vibrant Clear Color OLED touch screen operation and advanced functions served up in style with the tactile sophistication of dual texture design

Nikon Coolpix S70 digital camera highlights
Featuring Nikon’s innovative Clear Color OLED display and a highly responsive capacitive touch screen, the Coolpix S70 is the smart and fashionable photographic tool that makes picture-taking a greater joy.

The Coolpix S70 introduces Nikon’s newly developed 3.5-incg Clear Color OLED Display with refined touch control that offers a new level of intuitive fingertip shooting control and a variety of exciting playback options.

OLED technology delivers the immediately recognizable benefits of vivid color reproduction, sharp contrast, and absence of afterimages. Nikon combines this with our own innovative Clear Color Display technology, making the large 3.5-inch OLED display a real eyeful. In addition highly responsive new capacitive touch screen technology adds the benefit of sure and immediate response at the lightest touch of the display’s surface for a fun and intuitive feel to every camera operation.

Nikon Coolpix S70 digital camera highlights
Advanced new shooting features that leverage this quick and easy fingertip control include Touch Shutter, which, at a single touch, releases the shutter after focus and exposure are locked on the subject. In addition, new on-screen sliders provide touch control over brightness (exposure) and Scene Effect Adjustment.

Touch control also makes viewing and retouching images more fun and efficient. The speed and ease of fingertip scrolling through images is matched only by the fun of using a pinching motion with two fingers to zoom in or out on displayed images, switch between thumbnail and full screen views, and so on.

High-performance imaging capabilities include 12.1 effective megapixels of sharp resolution matched to the compositional freedom of a precision 5x zoom Nikkor lens that covers focal lengths from 28-140mm (35mm format equivalent). Advanced digital image-processing faithfully reproduces fine details and subtle tones, delivers quick response, and maintains image quality and clarity when taking advantage of extended light sensitivity settings as high as ISO 6400*.

The Coolpix S70 features a slim body wrapped in a sumptuous dual texture design that pleases the eyes and the hands with its trendsetting good looks.
*ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

Nikon Coolpix S70 Feature Highlights

EXPEED digital imaging technology
Nikon’s smarter approach to digital imaging technology. From image capture to processing, Nikon’s comprehensive EXPEED digital imaging concept encompasses the entire picture-taking operation. EXPEED is much more than a processing engine; it is a revolution in digital photography.

New 3.5-inch Clear Color OLED Display with touch control
The Coolpix S70 introduces a new 3.5-inch, wide-screen OLED Display with approx. 288k-dot resolution. In addition to the immediately recognizable benefits of vivid color reproduction and sharp contrast, OLED technology also improves power efficiency and allows for a thinner camera design. New capacitive touch screen technology ensures sure and immediate response to finger action on the display’s glass surface. Other features include anti-reflection coating and brightness adjustment.

Five advanced image stabilizing features* for sharper results
Nikon Coolpix S70 digital camera highlights
VR image stabilization in action
Nikon's Hybrid Optical lens shift and Electronic VR image stabilization systems combine to help produce blur-free images. High ISO 6400** capability allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement and camera shake. And, Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.
* The camera selects and uses only the features required to optimize each image.
** ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.

Nikon Coolpix S70 digital camera highlights
Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
Face-priority AF helps produce more satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure for as many as 12 faces in the framed shot. Skin Softening function detects and analyzes a framed subject’s skin, and then adjusts smoothness to produce enhanced results. Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the subject smiles, while its Blink Proof function shoots two sequential frames, then saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are widest open. Blink Warning presents an alert when it suspects that someone in the shot has blinked. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.



Nikon Coolpix S70 digital camera highlights
Intelligent automated shooting modes that promote carefree shooting
Nikon’s Scene Auto Selector makes it faster and easier to capture the moment by eliminating the need to manually select a scene mode to match the intended shot. This intelligent function determines the subject, analyzes the surrounding settings, and then automatically selects the appropriate scene mode for optimal results. Subject Tracking enhances the shooting experience by following the subject’s movement to ensure clear focus and quick response when that special shutter opportunity presents itself. Subject Tracking even functions if the subject moves out of the frame for a second or two.

Quick Retouch
Quick Retouch automatically adjusts the contrast and saturation of selected photos to create an enhanced copy with the right finishing touch.

Nikon Coolpix S70 Other Features

    Nikon Coolpix S570 digital camera highlights
    D-Lighting in action
  • Selection of three different stylish HOME screen displays
  • Macro shooting from as close as 3 cm (1.2 in.)
  • 16 handy scene modes for optimized shooting in various settings
  • D-Lighting
  • Active Zoom
  • Versatile file sorting functions
  • Four movie modes with sound
  • Time zone function for easy setting of multiple locations
  • Approx. 20 MB of internal memory
  • Hi-Speed USB connectivity with USB charging via Charging AC Adapter EH-68P or PC
What’s in the Box
  • EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-68P AC Adapter/Charger
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • Coolpix Software Suite CD-ROM

Product Description

12.1 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches.

New Beautiful, Bright 3.5-inch High Resolution TOUCH PANEL OLED employing Clear Color Display with anti-glare coating that enables easy touch control to all camera functions.

  • Sensitive Response Touch Panel display enables effortless use of touch panel by ensuring sensitive response to even the lightest tapping and touch for smooth operation.
  • With the swipe of a finger users can scroll through images and use a pinching motion with two fingers to zoom in or out on displayed images.
  • NEW! Touch Shutter and Autofocus simply tap the OLED display to have the camera focus and even shoot the picture.
  • Scene Effect Adjustment by using the touch screen sliders in various scene modes images can be modified as necessary.

HD movies with sound compatible with 720p HD movies for high image quality. Enjoy HD playback on your computer.

Subject Tracking will track a moving subject to ensure sharp focus. The camera will automatically track your subject – even if they, temporarily, move out of the frame.

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System:

  • New Skin Softening smoothes skin tone at three different levels for optimal portraits.
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically fixes most instances of red-eye in the camera. You may never see red-eye again.
  • Face-Priority AF Nikon’s face-finding technology automatically focuses on up to 12 faces.
  • Smile Timer, Blink Proof and Blink Warning makes sure you’ll always catch the decisive moment when your subject smiles and Blink Proof function shoots two pictures and automatically saves the one in which the subject’s eyes remain open. Blink Warning, when activated alerts you that the subject may have blinked and allows you to retake the photo.
  • D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail where needed.

5x Wide-angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens lets you zoom in on all the action.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

When I choose to upload to a computer, it's no problem. I have taken pictures that are sharp, bright and clear, filling up the entire computer screen with stunning clarity. S… Read more ›
This is a wonderful camera. The pictures are very clear and bright. With such a small camera, I didn't expect such clarity. Read more ›
The touch-screen zoom, flash, review, etc is all extremely accessible. The picture quality is great 90% of the time. You can always default to using the "button" on top of… Read more ›
I will admit, I purchased this camera just becuase of the commercial (and I love Nikon's!) and the picture quality is AMAZING! I had a bit of trouble at first getting all… Read more ›
I purchased this camera for a vacation in Europe. I took over 1500 photos, many are nice, many are great, and a few are breath taking. I was more at fault than the camera… Read more ›
When switched to Auto mode with forced fill-in flash, the camera performed very well in every situation and the picture detail and tonal quality were excellent and the… Read more ›
I have never had to return a camera, but we could not get the pictures to be…All others features were great, but the output was just not what it should be, at any price. Read more ›
But using flash indoors results in too white (washed) picture. Design, construction and most features are excellent. But I didn't like the feature that uses only Nikon… Read more ›
Still learning the details after a month, but everything is just as we'd hoped. Size, functionality, versatility is great. Read more ›
The features are great, the design of the touch screen is clever, but if you default to the touch screen, it is way too easy to mistakenly touch the screen and take photos… Read more ›
Yes, this camera has many very interesting features. It would be a great camera.....if it could actually take a good picture. Read more ›
I would expect much better from a Nikon product, but the only thing this camera has…Camera is small, has great features but lacks in what I bought it for...taking pictures. Read more ›
This camera is easy to use and yes its clear and nice quality for the buck, But all I have to say is if you want to take indoor pictures as notified by many complainers in… Read more ›
Excellent quality. Easy to use. Access to pictures is great. Read more ›
Had a cyber-shot before the last and loved it, but checked out the nikon…This camera is very easy to use and can be used on the back of the bike for some awesome photos!! Read more ›
I'm used to work with SLR Nikon (pro cam) and needed to buy a portable one. Great features, very good image quality, size is perfect and is amazingly easy to use. Read more ›
When I first received camera I thought it was going to be complicated to use. Upon using it I found it pretty easy to use. At first I was going to return it Read more ›
In fact the camera is devoid of…As someone who enjoys cameras this was not a necessary purchase, but it is a blast to use, it's built extremely well and is fun to use. L… Read more ›
While this camera takes nice pictures, the screen being a touch type keeps getting touched and changing things. I will attempt to take a picture and it won't do it because… Read more ›
the best LED display, Easy to use and yet you can do your own setting. Sharp pictures and movies. Read more ›
They are still waiting on parts to fix the USB connector. Liked the touch screen but was never happy with picture quality. One picture would be sharp and clear and the next… Read more ›
Thank you, My daughter loves the touch screen and fun features that comes on the menu. This camera can shoot HD video as well. Read more ›
Incredible features, I love the touch screen capabilities, the only fault I had with it, was sometimes it didn't take out clear pictures, but with snapping over, the… Read more ›
Not sure what all the issues are with photo quality, I found the quality more than acceptable, I love the touch screen, have had no issues whatsoever with selecting any of… Read more ›
I absolutely love this camera! Small, ready to take pictures as soon as you slide the shutter cover down, does excellent pictures and video, AND it is touch screen too! Batt… Read more ›
This camera does every thing I had hoped ... It's small, handy, and easy to use. It takes great pictures & videos Read more ›
excelente camara la compre hace mas de un mes y no he tenido ningun problema realice la compra desde venezuela excelente imagen y video Read more ›
PROS: The picture quality is decent at best.....the video it takes (both vid and sound) is of excellent quality. Read more ›
It's small, handy, and easy to use. It takes great pictures & videos without having to carry two devices. I have a DSLR and wanted something smaller as well as quick. Read more ›
Our 3 year old powershot s3 did it just fine I don't know why camera developers aren't…It's a great home video camera why stop short and not let you use the optical zoom?!? Read more ›
I am not a professional photographer. The primary function of these cameras for me is everyday stuff for when I don't feel like carrying my full size Canon DSLR. That said… Read more ›
This is one fantastic camera! The compact size makes it easy to carry everywhere. The touch screen, and the picture quality are unsurpassed. Read more ›
The video quality is good. It is a great sized camera to take with you anywhere and it still takes great pictures. Read more ›
Camera is a great deal of fun to use, however, I have noticed it is a little slow when snapping pictures. Otherwise it takes great pictures and is a comfortable size. Read more ›
It is stylish, functional, fun to use, and takes great photos. When you need a high quality pocket sized camera, you should take a close look at this one. I would highly… Read more ›
Researched this type of camera and…Received the camera in a timely manner and I love the size of the screen and the fact I can slip it in my pocket for easy picture taking. Read more ›
But it doesn't help much. The Zoom however is great on this camera. Most of the time I think Zoomed pictures look better than normal ones. Read more ›
The scene selection arsenal is adequate for anything I need to do with a camera these days. The 5x optical zoom is a nice addition to have in such a small camera. The… Read more ›
The screen brightness is great and the touch is responsive. The internal optical zoom is nice and you don't have lens moving outside of the case. The only downside (minor)… Read more ›
I find that setting it to max out at around 800 yields the best photos. The VR zoom is a huge benefit to keep photos in focus. I recommend using a fast memory card to… Read more ›
I like that the screen is large and works through touch. It makes scrolling through pictures as well as zooming in and out a cinch. Read more ›
This is a good camera but I am realizing I don't like digital zoom. This features are easy to navigate and the battery life is good. Read more ›
Good Camera at a great price the one I got used looks and works like new. If it came with the original box I could even give it as a gift it looks new. Read more ›
I sent it to Nikon to get repaired and they are working on it now. I bought the camera when it came out, about full price and I am ashamed to see the price drop so much. Whe… Read more ›
This Nikon Coolpix s70 is just another example. The $239.99 price was by far the best price I could find anywhere. The shipping was free and fast. Read more ›
Just read the instruction manual and go for it! Plus I was able to find added accessories on Amazon at very reasonable prices. For example I was able to find a backup… Read more ›
Bottom Line: I am going to sell the S70 I have (black/black) because it's really not what I wanted and with how quickly the price dropped, it's costing me dearly to be an… Read more ›
However, my last two attempts to upgrade from my S51 have been incredibly…This is a nice little camera with a great interface, but the picture quality is really bad. I… Read more ›
However, my last two attempts to upgrade from my S51 have been incredibly…This is a nice little camera with a great interface, but the picture quality is really bad. I… Read more ›
However, my last two attempts to upgrade from my S51 have been incredibly…This is a nice little camera with a great interface, but the picture quality is really bad. I… Read more ›
However, my last two attempts to upgrade from my S51 have been incredibly…This is a nice little camera with a great interface, but the picture quality is really bad. I… Read more ›
I was intrigued by the Nikon S70's advertized automation features and iPhone-like interface. Of course, I first checked Amazon's reviews to see if thre were any gotchas. Read more ›
I think this is a great camera and have achieved some terrific pictures…The problem, as stated in another review, is that the image sensor does not do well with high ISOs. Read more ›
If you're in daylight or bright conditions, I recommend locking it down to 80-200. Again, it did perform well through ISO 400, but it's at its best below ISO 200." Read more ›
If you're in daylight or bright conditions, I recommend locking it down to 80-200. Again, it did perform well through ISO 400, but it's at its best below ISO 200." [...] Read more ›
If you're in daylight or bright conditions, I recommend locking it down to 80-200. Again, it did perform well through ISO 400, but it's at its best below ISO 200." [...] Read more ›
I got this camera in the red...the color was absolutely GORGEOUS! I saw it at the store and decided to test it out a few times before I found a better deal online. Read more ›
What are the problems and the "fix". Takes sharp, right on color, and easy to use operation Read more ›
Pictures are…Previewing the pictures on the camera show rich vibrant color, but transferring them to a computer show them to be dull, with improper color representation. Read more ›
I never took the Canon off "auto" mode and I tweaked the Nikon a million ways. Virtually every time the Canon was sharper, and more color accurate. Read more ›
Screen is responsive. You can touch where you want to focus, which is really cool. The ability to shoot in 16:9 ratio is nice, but you're limited to 8MP in that mode. Read more ›
Even with Handshake feature on, still takes blurred picture if hand is not perfectly steady. On tripod, still time-consuming just to get your subject well focused. Outside… Read more ›
While the size of the camera was what I was expecting, the sensitivity of the touch screen and certain other…The lack of sharp focus was the worst issue with the camera. Read more ›
I suspect people play with the settings and especially the high iso one and end of…The auto function works extemely well as it select the best scene, focus and shutter. A… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

155 of 158 people found the following review helpful By Michael L. Andrews on September 30, 2009
Color Name: Red
I love everything about this camera, except.... it takes a terrible picture.

The good:
The form factor is great
I like the way you slide the cover to open the lens and turn the camera on. Makes turning on fast and easy.
The touch screen is great. Very easy to change settings. Screen is responsive. You can touch where you want to focus, which is really cool.
The ability to shoot in 16:9 ratio is nice, but you're limited to 8MP in that mode.

The Bad
This camera just wouldn't take a good picture. Outside in daylight I could get a pretty good photo, but anything indoors was poor at best. Even indoors during the day when there's decent light. After taking my first set of shots I assumed I must be doing something wrong, so I read the manual, tried all the different "scenes", I tried adjusting ISO, resolution, etc.

Granted, I'm a fairly novice user, so perhaps a more experienced pro could get a better picture out of this camera. I finally pulled out my old Canon SD200 3.2MP camera that I was looking to replace. I took many photos side by side. I never took the Canon off "auto" mode and I tweaked the Nikon a million ways. Virtually every time the Canon was sharper, and more color accurate.

So, I thouht maybe I got a bad camera. I went to Best Buy and tried their display model. You could see on the camera screen that the images just weren't that great. Maybe if I didn't have a side by side comparison it wouldn't have been so noticable, but I really expected this Nikon to be better than my very old Canon.

If anyone believes it's the operator and not the camera I'm more than open to advice, because I loved everything else about this camera. I did return it, but would buy it again if I found out it was just operator error, however, I really don't think it was my error.
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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful By M. Mcpheeters on October 1, 2009
Color Name: Red
The above reviewer hit the nail on the head, Great design, functionality, touchscreen is the only way to go...
But, the camera will not take a sharp photo. I took my card into the store and shot numerous people and signs at all iso's
and image styles and basically I got mush. I brought my card home and opened it in Photoshop and no amount of tweeking or sharpening could save these images. It boggles my mind that a company like Nikon will release such a camera.
Look for this $400 camera to be $125 by Christmas. Hint to Nikon, all the features in the world won't sell a camera if it won't take a decent image.
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80 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Bob D. on October 31, 2009
Color Name: Black & Black Verified Purchase
When I first read the specs on this camera I was very excited about getting my hands on it. I was especially interested in the OLED touch screen and the compact lens design. I went ahead and purchased the camera despite the mixed reviews it has received so far.

There are several problems with this camera. First, I took a number of shots both indoor and out on several settings and the picture quality is not very good. The pictures taken on my old 5 MP Minolta Dimage are far superior to this camera. Second, the design of the camera makes it almost completely unusable in normal shooting situations. The OLED screen takes up the entire back of the camera and is very touch sensitive. I found myself inadvertently activating functions without intending to. Also, the location of the lens is so close to the side of the camera my fingers continually ended up getting in the photo. So between the touchscreen and the lens location you end up with a continual camera holding balancing act that you can't win.

Overall a great feature set, but less than adequate picture quality and design. I returned it and purchased the Panasonic DMC-ZS3, and having now tried it out it beats the Nikon hands down.
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108 of 121 people found the following review helpful By James Beverly on September 18, 2009
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
The new S70 lives up to all of the Nikon claims. Like most Nikon cameras I have owned, it functioned perfectly right out of the box. Having been highly disappointed with the previous S60, this new S70 seems to have corrected all of the shortcomings of the S60 and much more. The new OLED touch screen is a joy to use - sensitive and responsive. The screen visibility and clarity is excellent under all lighting conditions. Nikon also substituted a more robust battery which in combination with the OLED panel should extend camera use between charges.

Perhaps more important is the clarity and sharpness of the images taken with the S70. They are impressively sharp and clear under magnification. The menus are intuitive and easy to navigate. The touch screen focus and shutter release function is a nice touch. The simplified and enhanced in-camera cropping and retouch functions are well done and welcome additions. The Easy Auto mode handles very well all of the major camera settings and functions required for a good picture when a quick "point & shoot" situation arises. I would have preferred however an out-of-camera battery recharging system as I usually charge and carry a spare battery. I will be purchasing an external charger.

I have owned Nikon film and digital cameras for the last 25 years and I consider my new S70 to be a very worthwhile addition. It is stylish, functional, fun to use, and takes great photos. When you need a high quality pocket sized camera, you should take a close look at this one. I would highly recommend the S70.
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