Nikon Coolpix S7000 Detailed Review

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The Coolpix S7000 was presented by Nikon in February 2015. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.
Brand Nikon
Category Superzoom
Date 02/2015
Sensor Properties

In additional Coolpix S7000 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24″ x 0.18″).

Also Coolpix S7000’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.

The Nikon does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.

Format Compact
Sensor area 6.17 x 4.55mm²
(0.24″ x 0.18″)
Resolution (physical) 16.70 megapixel
Resolution (effective) 16.00 megapixel
Pixel size 1.79 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 3 frames/second
Focal length (min) 25mm
Focal length (max) 500mm
Aperture (max) 3.4
Aperture (min) 6.5
Viewfinder Properties

The Coolpix S7000 does not come with a built-in viewfinder. The camera’s display is used to compose the photo. That can be cumbersome in broad daylight.


The Coolpix S7000’s shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 4s.

Max. shutter speed 1/4000s
Min. shutter speed 4s
Sensitivity Properties

The Coolpix S7000’s sensitivity goes from 125 ISO und 6400 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Min. sensitivity 125 ISO
Max. sensitivity 6400 ISO
Exposure Modes

The Coolpix S7000 supports all general exposure modes.

The Nikon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Auto Focus Properties

The Coolpix S7000’s auto focus processor uses 99 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).

The Nikon doesn’t support manual focussing. That can be an issue if the auto focus has problems with your subject or lighting.

Type Contrast Detection
AF points 99
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The Coolpix S7000 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 3m (9 ft.). That’s on the low end and will only work for very close subjects.

A hotshoe is missing from the Nikon.

Range 2.80m
(9 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs

The Coolpix S7000 features a monitor with a diagonal of 75.00mm (3.0 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.46 megapixel. That rather low resolution is no longer state of the art and will make it difficult to evaluate images on the display.

Unfortunately, the Coolpix S7000’s monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The Coolpix S7000 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Type LCD
Size 75.00mm (diagonal)
(3.0 in.)
Resolution 0.46 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

Coolpix S7000 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

ACamera is not equipped with an external microphone.

Nikon Coolpix S7000 Video parameters:

Max. resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel
…with frame rates 25 frames/second
30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The Coolpix S7000 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.

Connect the Nikon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Nikon supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards SD

The Nikon Coolpix S7000 works with a EN-EL19 battery. The battery lifetime is an average 210 shots. That’s on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the Coolpix S7000.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The Coolpix S7000’s battery battery parameters:

Type EN-EL19
In-camera charging
Battery life 210 photos

The Nikon Coolpix S7000’s dimensions are 99.5 x 60 x 27.4mm³. (3.9″ x 2.4″ x 1.1″). This includes the lens. The camera’s weight is only 161 grams (5.2 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the Coolpix S7000:

Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The Coolpix S7000 is not much bigger:

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