Nikon S570

 
Nikon Coolpix S570 front
 
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.7-6.6) lens
  • 140g - 92 x 57 x 22mm
  • Introduced August 2009
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
36
Features
14
Overall
27

Nikon S570 summary

Nikon S570 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially announced on August of 2009. It uses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.

The S570 stands at #236 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #1178 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should look at our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your personal factors.

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Here is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.

Nikon S570 history

The Nikon S570 has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can identify all past and newer models alongside key specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Nikon-Coolpix-S9900 front thumbnailNikon S9900
S570 vs S9900
25-750mm
F3.7-6.4
16MP1/2.3"2015
Nikon-Coolpix-S810c front thumbnailNikon S810c
S570 vs S810c
25-300mm
F3.3-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Nikon-Coolpix-S9700 front thumbnailNikon S9700
S570 vs S9700
25-750mm
F3.7-6.4
16MP1/2.3"2014
Nikon-Coolpix-S5300 front thumbnailNikon S5300
S570 vs S5300
26-208mm
F3.7-6.6
16MP1/2.3"2014
Nikon-Coolpix-S3600 front thumbnailNikon S3600
S570 vs S3600
25-200mm
F3.7-6.6
20MP1/2.3"2014
Nikon-Coolpix-S3500 front thumbnailNikon S3500
S570 vs S3500
26-182mm
F3.4-6.4
20MP1/2.3"2013
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Nikon-Coolpix-S800c front thumbnailNikon S800c
S570 vs S800c
25-250mm
F3.2-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S9500 front thumbnailNikon S9500
S570 vs S9500
25-550mm
F
18MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S5200 front thumbnailNikon S5200
S570 vs S5200
26-156mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S6500 front thumbnailNikon S6500
S570 vs S6500
25-300mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S9300 front thumbnailNikon S9300
S570 vs S9300
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Nikon-Coolpix-S3300 front thumbnailNikon S3300
S570 vs S3300
26-156mm
F3.5-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2012
Nikon-Coolpix-S4300 front thumbnailNikon S4300
S570 vs S4300
26-156mm
F3.5-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2012
Nikon-Coolpix-S6300 front thumbnailNikon S6300
S570 vs S6300
25-250mm
F3.2-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2012
Nikon-Coolpix-S8200 front thumbnailNikon S8200
S570 vs S8200
25-350mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S6200 front thumbnailNikon S6200
S570 vs S6200
25-250mm
F3.2-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S100 front thumbnailNikon S100
S570 vs S100
28-140mm
F3.9-4.8
16MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S9100 front thumbnailNikon S9100
S570 vs S9100
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S6100 front thumbnailNikon S6100
S570 vs S6100
28-196mm
F3.7-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2011
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Nikon-Coolpix-S8100 front thumbnailNikon S8100
S570 vs S8100
30-300mm
F3.5-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S5100 front thumbnailNikon S5100
S570 vs S5100
28-140mm
F2.7-6.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S8000 front thumbnailNikon S8000
S570 vs S8000
30-300mm
F3.5-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S6000 front thumbnailNikon S6000
S570 vs S6000
28-196mm
F3.7-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S640 front thumbnailNikon S640
S570 vs S640
28-140mm
F2.7-6.6
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S570 front thumbnailNikon S57028-140mm
F2.7-6.6
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S1000pj front thumbnailNikon S1000pj
S570 vs S1000pj
28-140mm
F3.9-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S630 front thumbnailNikon S630
S570 vs S630
37-260mm
F3.5-5.3
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S620 front thumbnailNikon S620
S570 vs S620
28-112mm
F2.7-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009

Nikon S570 Pros and Cons

Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Nikon S570 based on features which are often considered important in a digital camera.

flash built-in
good minimum ISO (100)
good zoom range (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
really wide (28mm)
does not have external microphone jack
does not have HDMI support
does not have headphone jack
does not have image stabilization
does not have Timelapse function
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focusing manually not possible
low resolution screen (230 thousand dot)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
max zoom aperture not good (f6.6)
no aperture priority
no external flash support
no manual mode
no phase detect AF
no RAW support
no shutter priority
screen is fixed
screen isn't selfie friendly
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
slow maximum aperture (f2.7)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
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Nikon S570 Sensor features

The Nikon S570 is run by the Expeed chip. The size of the sensor in the Nikon S570 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.

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The CCD sensor has 12MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath shows the S570's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The S570 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.

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To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon S570 dimensions

Nikon S570 weighs 0.31 pounds (140g / 4.94 ounces) & the size of the camera is 92mm x 57mm x 22mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Nikon S570 is less heavy compared to its competitors.

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Here is a image of the Nikon S570 besides a soft drink so you can get a feel for its size.

Nikon Coolpix S570 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show the button arrangement on the S570.

Nikon Coolpix S570 topview buttons dials

Nikon S570 Lens features

The S570 has got a built-in lens giving a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be exceptional nevertheless it could be handy in certain cases.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens has an aperture of f2.7 which will be really sluggish and not very good for low light situations and you may find it difficult to get good bokeh. You could also need to increase your ISO resulting in noisy photos. Towards the long end, 140mm comes with f6.6 making it pretty sluggish and you would have to choose slower shutter speeds.

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Nikon S570 Connectivity

The S570 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras that consist of NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to transfer files and at times alter settings without connecting directly with the camera.

A few apps also provide a Liveview and hit the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Nikon S570 Video features

The max video resolution in the Nikon S570 is 1280 x 720 and you can save in file format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should really strive for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body does not have a microphone or headphone jack so you have zero control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to order a different model should you want decent audio for your videos.

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Nikon S570 Weather Sealing

Nikon S570 does not have environment proofing so damp conditions could damage the camera.

Nikon S570 Screen and Viewfinder

The Nikon S570 houses a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.

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The View Finder specs for Nikon S570 are the following:

  • ViewFinder None

For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders are quite helpful.

Nikon S570 Shutter features

The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Nikon S570 Flash and Hot shoe features

Nikon S570 has just built in flash lacking external flash support.

Nikon S570 Autofocusing features

Nikon S570 has only Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & precise compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Nikon S570 has not got manual focus. Manual focus ability is good during low light situations or you want more exact focusing control.

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Nikon S570 Battery life

The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the maximum (470) battery life within this group of cameras.

Below is a collection of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the highest battery life:

Nikon S570 for varying styles of photography

The following diagram presents a outline of the Nikon S570 for varying styles of photography. To find out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Nikon S570 Portrait photography advice

The Nikon S570 receives a points total of 21 which is subpar, and means the camera is simply not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos & ability to work with off-camera flash.

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no manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

Nikon S570 Street photography advice

Getting a moderate points tally of 48, the Nikon S570 is relatively acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files

Nikon S570 Sports photography details

A subpar sports photography score of 18 suggests the Nikon S570 is simply not acceptable for shooting sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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no shutter priority
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus

Nikon S570 Travel photography factors

Portability is super crucial in selecting a travel camera. All round, the Nikon S570 gets a average 58 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively suitable for your travels.

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built-in flash
quite wide (28mm)
no Timelapse mode
low resolution (12MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.7)

Nikon S570 Landscape photography highlights

For anyone who is planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon S570 at it's subpar rating of 28 as a landscape camera is simply not acceptable in the current marketplace.

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really wide (28mm)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.7)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
lack of manual mode
lack of image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode

Vlogging with Nikon S570

A vlogging camera really should offer a articulating display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all the details, the Nikon S570 is simply not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a subpar score of 25.

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fairly wide (28mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.7)
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone socket

Nikon S570 Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the S570, below is a list of the top scored cameras which fall in to the family of Small Sensor Compact.

The graph down below offers you an overview of the S570 compared to it's highest ranked rivals mentioned earlier.

These are various other cameras you might regard as alternate options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
Nikon
Model
Nikon Coolpix S570
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Introduced
2009-08-04
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Powered by
Expeed
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Max native ISO
3200
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture
f/2.7-6.6
Macro focus range
3cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.7 inches
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
60s
Max shutter speed
1/4000s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
140g (0.31 pounds)
Physical dimensions
92 x 57 x 22mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Other
Battery model
EN-EL10
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots
1
Cost at release
$180