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Nikon CoolPix S550 - Test shots - Detail and lens perfomance

By Cliff Smith

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Summary

Our Score:

7

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A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.

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Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.

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The level of detail could be better. The lens is a bit soft and blurs out the finer points.

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The lens also produces a lot of distortion at wide angle.

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Centre sharpness is not as good as some competitor models.

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The corners of the frame are very blurred.

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Adrian Ellis

November 15, 2008, 3:41 pm

could you tell me the differences between the s550 and the s560 apart from the bigger screen and the price because I want to buy one but I don't know which help!

Adrian Ellis

November 16, 2008, 3:26 pm

please someone im really stuck and i want 2 buy a camera tomoro

Geoff Richards

November 16, 2008, 5:29 pm

Adrian - I'm not sure there's much in it really. I haven't used either but here are the specs:





http://www.europe-nikon.com/pr...


http://www.europe-nikon.com/pr...





It would appear the S560 is the newer model but the specs are subtly different. Slightly bigger screen is welcome but the battery life takes a small hit as a result.





If you're set on one of these two then I'd buy on price - I actually even found the S560 for less than the S550!





Of course, if you're just after an ultra-compact for under 𧶀 then here is our list of highest-scoring models:


http://www.trustedreviews.com/...





Good luck with your research.

Orof

November 1, 2009, 8:01 pm

Say... Buying this camera, the CoolPix S550 now in november 2009 in 100$ with delivery and 2 years warnety is a good buy?

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