Simple and stylish, the Nikon Coolpix S570 has a bright, wide-angle lens and 5x zoom helping it standout from the competition;
as does its consistently good photo quality below ISO 400. A new
specialty mode for portraits and its pedestrian shooting performance
make the camera best suited for still subjects and landscapes, though.
Also, despite its capability to keep shooting at full resolution in
low-light conditions (the sensitivity goes up to ISO 3,200), doesn't
mean you'll like the results.
Available in pink, red, blue, and black versions, the S570 is a slim,
lightweight camera easily slipped into a pants pocket or small bag. The
metal body gives it a sturdy, higher-end feel than its price might
suggest. Its lens specifications add to that, hitting all the things
good to find on an ultracompact camera.
Its controls are fairly standard and easily learned with little effort
from the user. On top of the camera are the power and shutter release
buttons with a zoom control around the release. In back to the right of
the bright LCD and below the thumb rest are buttons for changing
shooting modes, playing and editing images, accessing photo, video, and
system setting menus, and deleting pictures. There's a directional pad
for navigation and setting exposure, flash, timer, and macro. Again,
it's all pretty straightforward.