Nikon Coolpix S2500 Review

May 27, 2011 | Matt Grayson |


The Nikon Coolpix S2500 costs less than £100 so for the money, the image quality is very good. It's pretty to look at fits perfectly in your pocket. Teenagers will find the slim design attractive and anyone who isn't photographically minded will also be able to get on with the camera.

Build wise, the S2500 is a mixture of plastic and metal and while the actual camera feels solid enough, the battery door is flimsy and the plastic tripod bush will wear down if it's used a lot. Image quality is surprisingly good for a camera at this price with good noise control, little chromatic aberration and good colour rendition.

Looking at the Coolpix S2500, because it's so sleek it's understandable to think that it should have a lot more features and be a lot more expensive. There are interesting features on the camera, though, such as the subject tracking AF and quick retouch in the playback menu.

A slightly larger zoom would be beneficial but that would mean a play off on size and that's part of the S2500's appeal. It's a sexy, stylish number that's perfect for holidays and days or nights out. If you're in the market for a sub-£100 camera that's small enough to tuck away and takes nice pictures, then take a look at the Nikon Coolpix S2500.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 4
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4
Value for money 4.5