Nikon CoolPix S550 - Test shots – Exposure evaluation



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”Here are some general test shots to help evaluate the camera’s overall image quality, including the zoom range of the lens. Some pictures may be clicked to download the full size original image.”


The wide angle is equivalent to 36mm. In good light the S550 produces excellent pictures.


The telephoto end of the 5x zoom range is equivalent to 180mm


Colour reproduction is pretty much perfect.


The exposure metering strikes a good balance between highlight and shadow detail.


The flash is a bit weak, and doesn’t quite cover the corners of the frame, but exposure is very good.


Score in detail

  • Value 6
  • Image Quality 8
  • Build Quality 9


Camera type Ultra Compact
Megapixels (Megapixel) 10 Megapixel
Optical Zoom (Times) 5x
Image Sensor CCD
Image Stabilisation Electronic
LCD Monitor 2.5 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF
Video (max res/format) 640 x 480
Memory card slot Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card