Nikon Coolpix S51c, 8.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix S51c, 8.1 Megapixel, 3x Optical/4x Digital Zoom, Digital Camera

Nikon S51c Overview

  • 1Description
  • 28.1 Megapixel Resolution
  • 33x Optical Zoom-Nikkor ED Glass Lens
  • 4VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization
  • 5Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design
  • 6Auto Adjust Sensitivity up to ISO 1600
  • 7Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix
  • 8Nikon D-Lighting
  • 9Nikon Face-Priority AF
  • 10One-touch Portrait Button
  • 1115 Scene Modes
  • 12Movie and Voice Recording
  • 13Auto Image Rotation
  • 14Nikon In-Camera Innovations
  • 15Rotary Multi Selector
  • 16In-Camera Help Button
  • 17Built-in and Expandable Memory
  • 18WiFi Interface
  • 19My Picturetown with Wireless E-mail and Storage
  • 20Huge, Bright 3.0-inch LCD
  • 21Pictmotion On-camera Entertainment
  • 22Print Directly to a Printer or Show Pictures on a TV
  • 23Includes PictureProject Software

The Nikon Coolpix S51c Digital Camera combines 8.1 effective megapixels of imaging performance with a 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED lens to capture everything from wide-open landscapes to tight portraits with outstanding clarity and true-to-life color. It features a large, bright 3.0-inch LCD monitor with a wide 160-degree viewing angle, enabling easier composition and high-quality image playback. It also incorporates Nikon's optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) system, which compensates for camera movements to produce sharper, steadier images, and a High-Sensitivity mode selects the optimal setting up to ISO 1600 when shooting fast-moving or poorly lit subjects. With a Wi-Fi antenna set unobtrusively into its stylish body, the Coolpix S51c supports wireless image transfer that can send pictures to a computer instantly.

8.1 Megapixel Resolution

With 8.1 million pixels of image information, the Nikon Coolpix S51c can produce stunning, photo quality prints up to 16" x 20".

3x Optical Zoom-Nikkor ED Glass Lens

The Zoom Nikkor Lens incorporates exclusive ED lens elements and provides a 3x optical zoom (38mm-114mm equivalent) while the Macro capability lets you get as close as 1.6" to your subject inch. This combination is supported by Nikon's world-renowned optical technology delivering crisp, clear images.

VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

The lens of the Coolpix S51c incorporates Nikon's optical lens shift VR (Vibration Reduction) system, which compensates for camera movements to produce sharper, steadier images. And because the VR system remains active whenever the camera is on, images also appear more stable on the LCD monitor, making it much easier to judge the right moment to take the shot.

Slim, Stylish, All-Metal Design

With a slim, sophisticated Design this ultra-compact digital camera easily slips right into your shirt pocket or purse, and its good looks are complemented by incredible durability due to the all-metal casing.

Auto Adjust Sensitivity up to ISO 1600

High light sensitivity up to ISO 1600 opens up a whole new world of photo opportunities. Allowing you to tackle scenes and situations far beyond the capabilities of conventional compact cameras, it offers you new power to capture fast-moving objects with outstanding clarity and gives you great exposures in significantly lower light.

Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix

The Red-Eye Fix system automatically corrects for most instances of the red-eye effect that is commonly caused by the use of a built-in flash on a compact camera.

Nikon D-Lighting

The Nikon D-Lighting feature can rescue underexposed images or shots taken with too much backlight by automatically brightening the dark areas in the picture, while maintaining the brighter areas of the image.

Nikon Face-Priority AF

The Face-Priority AF system automatically detects and achieves sharp focus on people's faces wherever they are in the frame for crisp, sharp portraits.

One-touch Portrait Button

The handy Portrait Button provides direct access to Face-priority AF, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, and Nikon's D-Lighting, to provide the simplest path to astounding portraits and posed group shots.

15 Scene Modes

The Coolpix S51c incorporates 15 scene modes that cover some of the more common difficult shooting situations to maximize the image quality. The scene modes automatically adjust focus, exposure, white balance and other settings to make getting a good exposure easy.

Movie and Voice Recording

Shoot QuickTime movies with sound at 30 frames per second at a length that is only limited by the available space on the internal memory or your SD memory card. The Voice Memo Function Records up to 5 hours of sound that can then be attached to an image, or played back by itself.

Auto Image Rotation

The Auto Image Rotation feature detects pictures that have been taken with the camera held vertically and automatically rotates the image for in-camera LCD playback.

Nikon In-Camera Innovations

The Nikon Coolpix S51c includes a number of in camera innovations in addition to what has been described above, including the following features. In-Camera Cropping allows you to crop out the part of the image you don't want and keep the part you like. Saturation Mode allows you to control the color saturation. Blur Warning alerts you to a blurry image. Noise Reduction Mode minimizes digital artifacts in long exposures. Voice Memo Function records up to 20 seconds of sound that can then be attached to an image. Best Shot Selector enables the camera to take a series of photos and automatically select the one with the sharpest focus. Date and Time Imprinting is available to document the exact time and date that your photo is taken.

Rotary Multi Selector

The Rotary Multi Selector enables easier camera use. Swift circular scrolling action allows speedy image browsing at up to 10 pictures per second, and a range of buttons ensures intuitive operation. An onscreen icon with a cursor that tracks Rotary Multi Selector scrolling makes it easy to select various features.

In-Camera Help Button

The In-Camera Help button on the Coolpix S51c instantly displays an explanation for all the functions within all menus.

Built-in and Expandable Memory

The camera includes 13MB of built-in memory so you can begin taking shots immediately without having to purchase a memory card, and the memory capacity can be expanded dramatically with Secure digital (SD) or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards.

WiFi Interface

Do away with troublesome cables and revel in wireless freedom thanks to a built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g) Interface. With a Wi-Fi antenna built into its stylish body, the Coolpix S51c lets you send shots through thin air, straight to your computer.

My Picturetown with Wireless E-mail and Storage

Built-in Wi-Fi provides access to Nikon's exciting new my Picturetown service, comprising Picture Mail that, without connecting to a computer, can trigger an email notification to friends when new pictures are available to download and view, and Picture Bank that can automatically upload all images to the Nikon safe, secure server (up to 2GB is always free), or send pictures directly to your Flickr account right from the camera in Wi-Fi open access hotspots with the Picture Mail button. Plus receive 6 months of complimentary T-Mobile HotSpot Wi-Fi service.

Huge, Bright 3.0-inch LCD

The Coolpix S51c is equipped with a huge 3.0" LCD great for viewing images anywhere, anytime. The impressive 170 degree wide viewing angle makes it easier for everyone to see and enjoy images. The larger 230,000-dot LCD lets you make the most of smooth, sharp movies, fantastic looking stills and exciting Pictmotion shows.

Pictmotion On-camera Entertainment

With the Pictmotion feature, you can create sophisticated multimedia presentations right on your camera. Simply select your favorite images (up to 200 still images) and movies, decide on a style (5 styles selectable), and pick a music file (there are 5 pre-installed music files, load up to 10 music files). The Pictmotion feature will then automatically combines your elements into a professional looking presentation, using appropriate transitions and style that are synced to your music.

Print Directly to a Printer or Show Pictures on a TV

You can send images directly to print, without the need of a PC, when using PictBridge and USB Direct Print compatible printers, or connect directly to your TV for family slide shows and presentations.

Includes PictureProject Software

Nikon's Exclusive PictureProject software is designed to extend the enjoyment of taking pictures by making it simple to transfer images from camera to computer, organizing images so they're easy to find, edit them to add an extra sparkle, design ways to show off the pictures and share them with friends and family.

Nikon S51c Specs

Camera TypeUltra Compact Point-and-shoot Digital Camera with Wireless Capability
Image Quality
Image Sensor1/2.5" 8.28 Megapixel CCD
Effective Resolution8.1 million pixels
Color Depth24-Bit RGB
Color ModesStandard, Vivid Color, Black and White, Sepia, Cool
Image File FormatsJPEG (High, Normal)
Recorded Resolution3264 x 2448
3200 x 1800 (16:9)
2592 x 1944
2048 x 1536
1024 x 768 (PC)
640 x 480 (TV)
Video RecordingQuicktime Moton JPEG with sound
TV movie (640 x 480 @ 30fps)
Pictmotion (640 x 480 @ 10fps)
Small size (320 x 240 @ 30fps)
Smaller size (160 x 120 @ 15fps)
Time-lapse movie (30fps without sound)
Stop-motion movie (640 x 480 @ 5, 10, 15fps without sound)
Clip length limited only by available memory
Audio RecordingWAV format (monaural)
Records up to 5 hours with or without image, further limited by available memory
Lens TypeZoom-Nikkor Lens (12 elements in 9 groups)
Optical Zoom3x
Lens Focal Length6.3mm - 18.9mm (38mm - 114mm equivalent)
Digital Zoom4x
Minimum Focus Distance1.6" (4cm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.3-4.2
Optical Image StabilizationYes (Optical lens shift VR)
Accessory Lens/Filter MountNo
Focus Control
Focus TypeTTL-AF with AF assist lamp
Focus ModesAutofocus
Focus RangeNormal: 12" (30cm) - infinity
Macro: 1.6" (4cm) - infinity
Exposure Control
SensitivityAuto (auto gain ISO 100-800)
Selectable ISO (100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
Shutter TypeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter SpeedNot Specified by Manufacturer
Aperture Rangef/3.3-4.2 (max.)
Exposure MeteringNot Specified by Manufacturer
Exposure ModesAuto, High Sensitivity (up to ISO 1600), Scene Modes (4 with Scene Assist), Exposure Compensation (±2EV in 1/3EV increments)
White Balance ModesAuto with TTL control, Direct sunlight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, White balance preset
Scene ModesPortrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, BSS (Best Shot Selector), Exposure BSS, Color Options
Built-in FlashYes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction (In-Camera Red-Eye Fix), Flash cancel, Anytime flash, Slow sync.)
Effective Flash Range1' (0.3m) - 19.7' (6.0m)
External Flash ConnectionNo
External Flash ControlNot Applicable
Start-Up TimeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Shutter LagNot Specified by Manufacturer
Time Between ShotsNot Specified by Manufacturer
Burst CapabilityContinuous @ 1.4 fps
Multi-shot 16 @ 1.6fps (only available at 5M/normal image size)
Self Timer3 seconds or 10 seconds
Interval RecordingNo
Date & Time StampYes
Memory & Power
Built-in Memory13MB
Compatible Memory CardsSecure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
Recording Capacity Includes 13MB Built-in Memory

Still Image Capacity

High Normal
3264 x 2448 5 10
3200 x 1800 (16:9) - 11
2592 x 1944 - 13
2048 x 1536 - 25
1024 x 768 (PC) - 61
640 x 480 (TV) - 115
Battery TypeEN-EL8 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
Power AdapterEH-64 AC Adapter (included)
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
IEEE 802.11b/g
Direct Print CapableYes (PictBridge, ImageLink)
Remote ControlNo
Video OutputYes (NTSC & PAL)
Web-Cam CapableNo
System & Software RequirementsWindows XP, Vista (32bit)
Macintosh OS X (10.3.9, 10.4.x)
LCD Display3.0" TFT color LCD (230,000 pixels) with wide viewing angle and anti-reflection coating
Language OptionsEnglish, Spanish, French, Czech, Danish, German, Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai
Playback Options1 frame, Thumbnail (4 or 9 up), Slide show, Zoom playback, Shooting information display, Delete Function (Delete all frames, delete selected frames, protect function available, card format), Image adjustment (Image sharpening, Saturation control, In-camera crop), Pictmotion (5 styles selectable to playback movies or up to 30 still images, 5 music files pre-installed, max. 5 music files loadable)
Dimensions (HxWxD)3.8 x 2.3 x 0.8" (98 x 59 x 21 mm)
Weight4.4 oz. (125 g) without battery
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 5.4 x 3.4"
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