Cameras are one of the most widely used consumer gadgets in the world today. With the advent of technology, cameras have consistently come to be sold within a lower price-point. One such camera is the Nikon Coolpix S2700.
Nikon is a celebrated camera maker and it’s no surprise to see the company come out with some very interesting devices. We’ll be reviewing the Coolpix S2700, a value for money camera that punches well above its weight.
With the Coolpix series, Nikon focused on ensuring that the camera would appeal to a wide range of audiences. As a result, its usability is top notch. Also, it’s great that the camera is available in a wide variety of colours such as red, black, silver, pink, etc.
The camera is equipped with a 16MP lens. This comes with a 6X optical zoom and a wide-angle 26mm to a 156mm telephoto coverage area. The Nikkor lens used on the device is an industry standard and its great to see this on a camera at this price-point. That, along with the EXPEED C2 image-processing engine is what’s responsible for those awesome shots. Other notable features include Smart portrait system and Subject tracking, Eye-Fi card support and crucially, Motion blur reduction. The camera records 720p HD videos.
When we tested the camera, we were blown away by the quality of images and videos, and the sheer features on offer in the device. For budding photographers, one of the best features is the Scene Auto Selector, which automatically chooses the ideal photo setting for you. What this means is that you take some really great photos irrespective of the kind of surroundings and lighting conditions you’re in. Other modes include scene selector which selects the most suitable of six scene modes viz., Portrait, Night portrait, Landscape, Night landscape, Backlighting or Close-up.
The 16MP lens is powered by a CCD image sensor and this yields high-resolution images that reproduce even fine details. Your pictures are rendered quickly and faithfully, while all onboard systems run with optimum speed and efficiency, courtesy of Nikon’s EXPEED C2 image-processing engine. After that, you can apply the on-board filters and effects such as Soft, High key, Low key, Nostalgic sepia, Selective colour and High-contrast monochrome when shooting pictures or movies.
The camera records 720p HD videos. This makes it an ideal choice to record weddings and other celebratory events.
The camera is a fantastic device for the price and scores high on value for money, quality of photos and images, and usability.
The Nikon Coolpix S2700 may not look like much, but it’s a fun-filled device packed with some really great features. The camera offers a terrific bang-for buck.