The 12-megapixel Coolpix S700 features Vibration Reduction lens-shift image stablisation, a 2.7in LCD display and a 3x optical zoom.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Nikon Coolpix S700

Overall score:87%
Image Quality:90%


  • Design, image quality, compact body


  • Lack of full manual mode to utilise spec, price


Nikon Coolpix S700 Review


Price as reviewed:


Flagship Model

Nikon claims that this flagship ‘S’ model is the smallest 12MP compact with optical image stabilisation. A brushed-steel chassis houses an impressively specified compact, which includes an Expeed processing technology and Vibration Reduction.


The rear features a striking 2.7in LCD screen with anti-reflection coating, and set of well-placed buttons and an intuitive mode dial which operates the camera through both rotation and pressure.

The S700 handles well, and fits nicely into the hand. It offers prompt start-up and fast AF, and while the dual-activated mode dial does take some getting used to, it can genuinely speed up usage.

Image Quality

Exposures are well balanced and detail is maintained throughout images. The camera does very well to supress the effects of fringing, while noise is also well controlled right up to ISO 1600.


A well-specified and beautifully designed compact with just a few shortcomings.


Flash Modes:Auto, Red eye reduction by pre flash, Anytime flash, Flash cancel, Slow sync
White Balance:Auto, 5 manual modes
ISO Range:64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 64-1000)
Metering System:256-segment matrix metering
Exposure Modes:Auto
File Formats:JPEG
Shutter Speeds:4-1 - 2000
LCD:2.7-in., 230,000-dot, wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Lens:3x Zoom-NIKKOR; 7.9-23.7mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 37-111mm); f/2.8-5.4; 7 elements in 5 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: 444mm)
Sensor:1/1.72-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 12.43 million
Memory Card:SD/SDHC
Connectivity:USB 2.0
Dimensions:89 x 54 x 23mm