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Nikon Coolpix S50
Nikon Coolpix S50

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Nikon Coolpix S50

We've given the S50 a grade of C.

Editor's Review

The Nikon Coolpix S50 is a real stunner, with a fashonably sleek design and vivid 3.0-inch LCD screen. This is truly one of the more exciting cameras to come out this season, not merely because of the flashy features, but also thanks to the solid specs, like the 7.1 megapixel sensor or integrated image stabilization. Gadget lovers will want to look at the Nikon Coolpix S50c which is virtually the same camera, except they've thrown in Wi-Fi connectivity.


  • 7.1 megapixels
  • 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
  • Part Number: 25558
  • UPC: 018208255580
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2007

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Nikon Coolpix S50 Reviews

Nikon Coolpix S50 Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
Spots, spots, spots (kat ben — 06/01/2009)

I hate this camera. Big white circles appear in your photos. It is reportedly from dust in the air. Nikon's e-mail reply to me was to NOT use the flash. Well, how are you supposed to take photos indoors or at night without using the flash! Did a little research and discovered that many others complain about the same thing. The big white circles ruin at least 70% of my pictures, including all of my son's prom night photos...

  • 4.0 out of 5
Happy to Own it (vtgirl — 03/03/2009)

I've had this camera for almost 2 years now and I'm still in love with it. It offers lots of great features such as the different types of scenes for different occasions which inhances the quality of the photograph. The only con about it would be the slower snap shot.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Excellent Compact (Mike S — 10/07/2008)

I am delighted with this camera! It produces excellent results with vivid but realistic colours - the macro shots are stunning. The 3" screen makes composing shots a breeze. The menu system is intuitive & easy to navigate. A degree of manual control is possible but I have found it best to leave the camera on 'full auto', which suits me just fine & leaves me free to frame the best shot. The S50 has been superceeded by the S50C which has a Wi-Fi facility but otherwise is basically the same camera.

  • 4.0 out of 5
I am happy to own it (Soma Dey — 08/01/2008)

Went through a lot of study abt digi cams before i bought this camera and now happy to own it. takes awesomw pics. full Value for money.

  • 5.0 out of 5
great camera (Sarah — 12/27/2007)

its a very nice camera but somehow mine how something behind the screen. takes great pics though

  • 5.0 out of 5
Wonderful Camera! (R. Huffman — 08/11/2007)

Just finished using this mini Nikon on a two week vacation to New England. I was amazed (and I'm pretty picky) at the quality of the photos and ease of use, not to mention the convenience of always having it in my pants pocket. The screen is beautiful and the battery life is good. This is a terrific little camera that the whole family can use. Nikon, you never cease to amaze me!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Best Camera Ever (Bob Smit — 07/14/2007)

Perfect camera for medium skilled person.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Superb (Jessie — 06/15/2007)

bright colors, huge screen, IMAGE STABILIZATION, great looks! This is an all around great, great camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Nikon S50 (netg — 05/16/2007)

I love the quality of the images. Manual use results in better shots than relying on the auto feature. I upgraded from a Canon G3. I still love the G3 but the S50 packs alot more features and its much more compact. I had a few blurry shots but all in all better than the G3. Battery life is very good, the 3" is very nice and the bulit in slideshow feature is fun. I would recommend this camera to anyone for the value. By the way as with all Nikon camera's the Macro images are breathetaking.