Nikon Coolpix S7000 Review

April 10, 2015 | Amy Davies |
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Conclusion

The Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a simple camera but it offers quite a few useful features which make it appealing, and with a 20x optical zoom, perhaps particularly to those who want a camera to take with them on holiday.

Although it doesn’t offer full manual control, at least you can change a few key settings (such as sensitivity), and handily, the autofocus point.

It’s also quite a fun camera to use, with a nice range of digital effects, the ability to create panoramas and other nifty features such as the ability to create a video comprised of short clips with an added soundtrack.

Slipping neatly into your pocket, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 also has a nice design while keeping a good amount of buttons to give you quick access to those settings that you can change. It’s a shame not to see a touch sensitive screen here though, as those who are buying this are likely to be pairing it with a smartphone.

Full HD video recording is pretty much standard on all cameras now, and likewise inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC is starting to become another one of those features. Never the less it’s still nice to see both here, and the inbuilt Wi-Fi is useful when you want to control the camera remotely - such as when taking selfies.

The 20x optical zoom should cover most bases, giving you plenty of flexibility when you’re travelling or on holiday and definitely elevating the camera above the capabilities of the average smartphone. Otherwise, image quality is also pretty good with impressively vibrant colours and an overall impression of detail - it doesn’t cope too badly with low light too.

Overall, the Nikon Coolpix S7000 is a neat little all-round package offering a good range of features in a slim and attractive body. If you’re looking for a new holiday or family camera it’s definitely worthy of your attention.

4 stars

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