Nikon Coolpix S50c Brief Review


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  • 7.1 megapixels
  • Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 b/g)
  • 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
  • Movie mode with sound
  • Lens-shift vibration reduction image stabilization
  • JPEG file format
  • ISO 100-1600
  • Auto focus and exposure
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Secure Digital Card storage (13MB internal)
  • 3.0-inch LCD
  • Release Date: 2007-02-21
  • Final Grade: 75 3.75 Star Rating: Recommended

Nikon Coolpix S50c
7.1 megapixels; Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 b/g); 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom; Movie mode with sound; Lens-shift vibration reduction image stabilization; JPEG file format; ISO 100-1600; Auto focus and exposure; Lithium-ion battery; Secure Digital Card storage (13MB internal); 3.0-inch LCD
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

This is where things get interesting. The Nikon Coolpix S50c would be an attractive camera based solely on its slim design, but Nikon has gone the extra mile and fitten the S50c with a large, luxurious 3.0-inch LCD and wireless transmission capabilities. This camera is a hot rod, especially compared to the relatively mundane models that the manufacturers are producing lately. The S50c also has image stabilization and the Coolpix Connect service which makes it possible to email photos to friends directly from the camera, provided you are in the range of a friendly Wi-Fi network. If the wireless doesn't interest you, but you like the looks of this model, check out the Nikon S50 (with no c) and save some cash.

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Nikon has long been one of the top manufacturers in the industry, and their products are still solid options today. The camera giant is continuously releasing new products with enhancements in image quality and performance.

It's hard to go wrong with a Nikon DSLR. With a different model available for every skill level from beginner to professional, Nikon's DSLR's have always been top notch. Their latest DSLRs have seen improved noise reduction, enhanced video quality and upgraded designs over cameras from just a few years ago.

Nikon made an interesting move in the realm of mirrorless cameras—instead of pushing for bigger sensors, Nikon instead has focused on speed. The Nikon 1 line cameras use a 1” sensor, which is larger than your average point-and-shoot but smaller than the Micro Four Thirds options. While the 1 line doesn't have much resolution, their cameras boast speeds upwards of 15 fps—no other mirrorless line currently comes close to that level of speed.

Nikon's compacts aren't as much of a sure thing as their DSLRs—some of their smaller cameras are quite impressive, while others are beaten out by competitors. We liked their higher end consumer point-and-shoots like the COOLPIX S6500, but be careful with their budget compacts. They offer quite a range of compact cameras, just be sure to read the reviews on the individual camera first.

Nikon offers a full range of cameras from tiny budget models to professional DSLRs. More often than not, if you go with a Nikon, you're getting a solid camera.

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