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Nikon Coolpix S52c
Nikon Coolpix S52c

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Nikon Coolpix S52c

We've given the S52c a grade of B.

Editor's Review

Nikon's Coolpix S52c is an identical twin to the Coolpix S52, except that it features built-in WiFi capability. This WiFi connection allows S52c users to upload their photos to Nikon's online My Picturetown service on the fly, so long as a wireless network is available. Beyond the WiFi capability, the S52c is a stylish supercompact digital that offers a 9-megapixel sensor paired with a 3x optically stabilized zoom lens. The camera also offers a respectable 100-3200 ISO range, allowing it to take good snapshots in dim light. A bevy of pre-programmed scene modes should appeal to casual photographers who just want to set it and forget it, though it lacks manual controls for more experimental users. Of further note is its all metal construction, which feels great in the hand and bespeaks a certain dedication to quality.


  • 9.0 Megapixels
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Wireless B/G networking & connection to My Picturetown
  • Movie mode with Sound
  • JPEG file format
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Auto focus
  • Auto exposure
  • ISO 100-3200
  • 3.0-inch LCD display
  • Secure Digital and SDHC memory storage (38mb internal)
  • Proprietary Lithium-ion battery
  • Part Number: COOLPIXS52
  • UPC: 018208094981
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2008

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Nikon Coolpix S52c Reviews

Nikon Coolpix S52c Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
Back to the days when cameras were about taking pictures (Will Robertson — 11/16/2008)

Here is a camera that you can hand off to a kid, your grandmother, or possibly a well trained chimp. Set the mode to "Sports" if you want no noticeable shutter lag and quick autofocus. Sit back, and, for the first time you will see pictures of yourself. Imagine that ... pictures with YOU in them, because of the no-fuss ways of the s52c. Before you get any older, get one of these nifty things. Keep your D80 for yourself.
And if this weren't easy enough, all the pictures are uploaded to the web during the recharge cycle. Yes, they are downsized, and it takes about a minute per photo. But, if the kid,grandmother, or chimp manages to lose or destroy this camera and flash card, you still have the prints.
This camera is exactly what it is designed to be. And the picture quality is not bad at all, in fact sometimes pretty darn good.