At A Glance

Above-average image sharpness, but overall image quality was a bit below average. Battery life was poor in our tests.

Manufacturer’s Description

  • 8.1 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • Huge, Bright 3.0-inch High Resolution LCD
  • Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design
  • Auto Adjusts up to ISO 1600
  • One-Touch Portrait Button
  • The Specs

    Battery Information
    Battery Built-in No
    Battery Included Yes
    Display & Graphics
    Screen Size 3.00 "
    Effective Camera Resolution 8.1 Megapixels
    Exposure
    Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
    Longest Shutter Speed 4 Second
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF
    General Information
    Manufacturer Nikon Corporation
    UPC Code 018208255740
    Manufacturer Part Number 25574
    Brand Name Nikon
    Product Name Coolpix S51 Compact Camera
    Marketing Information
  • 8.1 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches
  • 3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor Glass Lens
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization
  • Huge, Bright 3.0-inch High Resolution LCD
  • Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design
  • Auto Adjusts up to ISO 1600
  • One-Touch Portrait Button
  • Product Model S51
    Product Type Compact Camera
    Image
    Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
    Lens
    Optical Zoom 3.0 x
    Digital Zoom 4.0
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Focus Modes Auto
    Memory
    Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
    Miscellaneous
    Package Contents
  • Coolpix S51 Digital Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8
  • Battery Charger MH-62
  • AV/USB Cable UC-E12
  • Strap
  • Dock Insert PV-12
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
  • Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.3"
    Width 3.6"
    Depth 0.8"
    Weight (Approximate) 4.4 oz
    Video
    Video Formats QuickTime Motion JPEG
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Fair
    Color Poor
    Sharpness Good
    Distortion Very Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Sharpness 44.9
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 57.9
    Image Quality, Color 48.3
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 52.7
    Battery Life (minutes) 103.0
    Image Quality, Exposure 54.3
    Number of Shots 190.0
    Image Quality, Distortion 63.1
    Battery Life Score Fair
    Image Quality, Overall 48.7
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality Score Good