Nikon S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 165g - 99 x 60 x 27mm
  • Launched February 2015
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  • Alternatives
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Nikon S7000 overview

Nikon S7000 is Nikon's Ultracompact digital camera originally announced on February of 2015. The camera has a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The S7000 places at #13 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all around #689 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can check our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your customized criteria.

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Below is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Nikon S7000 history

The Nikon S7000 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can identify all previous and more recent models alongside main features.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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Nikon-Coolpix-S2900 front thumbnailNikon S2900
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Nikon-Coolpix-S3700 front thumbnailNikon S3700
S7000 vs S3700
Nikon-Coolpix-S6400 front thumbnailNikon S6400
S7000 vs S6400
Nikon-Coolpix-S1200pj front thumbnailNikon S1200pj
S7000 vs S1200pj
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Nikon-Coolpix-S4100 front thumbnailNikon S4100
S7000 vs S4100
Nikon-Coolpix-S3100 front thumbnailNikon S3100
S7000 vs S3100
Nikon-Coolpix-S80 front thumbnailNikon S80
S7000 vs S80
Nikon-Coolpix-S1100pj front thumbnailNikon S1100pj
S7000 vs S1100pj
Nikon-Coolpix-S4000 front thumbnailNikon S4000
S7000 vs S4000
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Nikon-Coolpix-S3000 front thumbnailNikon S3000
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Nikon-Coolpix-S70 front thumbnailNikon S70
S7000 vs S70
Nikon-Coolpix-S220 front thumbnailNikon S220
S7000 vs S220
Nikon-Coolpix-S230 front thumbnailNikon S230
S7000 vs S230

Nikon S7000 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon S7000 based on features that are often seen as useful in a digital camera.

built in image stabilization (Optical)
does have HDMI out
excellent zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
great min ISO (100)
has built in flash
has face detection focusing
has tracking autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
long reach (500mm)
MP count decent (16MP)
NFC connection
nice screen size (3 inch)
pretty wide (25mm)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
fixed screen
heavier than competition in class (165 grams)
lack of external mic support
lack of headphone support
lack of manual focus
lack of phase detect AF
lack of RAW support
manual exposure not possible
no aperture priority mode
no external flash support
no shutter priority
not so great battery power (180 per charge)
screen has low resolution (460 k dots)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
slow at full zoom (f6.5)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
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Nikon S7000 Sensor details

The sensor dimension on the Nikon S7000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.

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The CMOS sensor has 16MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.

The graphic below displays the S7000's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The S7000 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

Nikon Coolpix S7000 sensor size Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon S7000 dimensions

Nikon S7000 weighs in at 0.36 lbs (165 gr or 5.82 ounces) & the sizing of the camera is 99mm x 60mm x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 gr and the Nikon S7000 is weightier when compared with various competitors.

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Below is a pic of the Nikon S7000 with a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

Nikon Coolpix S7000 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will show you the button arrangement on the S7000.

Nikon Coolpix S7000 topview buttons dials

Nikon S7000 Lens specs

The S7000 houses a built in lens providing a focal range of 25-500mm giving it a 20.0 x zoom which is ideal and would allow you to zoom right in.

At the widest 25mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.4 and that is quite slow and not good for low light situations and you will find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost the ISO setting leading to noisy images. For the tele end, 500mm is outstanding zoom and comes at f6.5 which is fairly slow and you would need to choose slower shutter speeds.

Photography Glossary

Nikon S7000 Connectivity

The S7000 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • NFC Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer images and in some cases adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

A few applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.

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Nikon S7000 Video specs

The highest video quality on the Nikon S7000 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality is an excellent balance in video quality versus file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you any room to crop. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone jack which means you have no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to consider a different camera in case you want better sound for your videos.

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Nikon S7000 Weather Sealing

Nikon S7000 doesn't include weather sealing so wet conditions may affect the camera.

Nikon S7000 Screen and Viewfinder

The Nikon S7000 has a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 460k dots.

Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details for Nikon S7000 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are particularly valuable.

Nikon S7000 Shutter specs

Nikon S7000 has the capability to shoot continuously at 9.2 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Nikon S7000 Flash and Hot shoe specs

Nikon S7000 comes with only inbuilt flash with missing external flash ability.

Nikon S7000 Autofocusing specs

Nikon S7000 comes with just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and accurate when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera has Face detection which is handy for taking portraits of people.

It also features Tracking AF for moving objects. Nikon S7000 lacks manual focusing. Manual focusing mode can be useful in low light situations or you need to have more accurate depth of field control.

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Nikon S7000 Battery life

The battery power (EN-EL19) in the Nikon S7000 is made to last for 180 images with respect to the CIPA measurements making it lower compared to it's competitors. The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest (320) battery life in this range of cameras.

Here is a number of Ultracompact cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Nikon S7000 for varying forms of photography

The following chart provides a summation of the Nikon S7000 for varying forms of photography. To check out more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.

Portrait photography with Nikon S7000

The Nikon S7000 receives a rating of 36 which is really bad, meaning that it is simply not good for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the option to work with off-camera flash.

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resolution is good (16 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format

Street photography with Nikon S7000

With a modest points total of 56, the Nikon S7000 is relatively suited for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
more heavy than competitors in class (165g)

Nikon S7000 Sports photography info

A really bad sports photography score of 45 indicates the Nikon S7000 is simply not good for taking photos of sports. A camera needs very good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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amazing zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery (180 shots)
lacks phase detect auto focus

Travel photography with Nikon S7000

Portability is extremely crucial when getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Nikon S7000 gets a very good 65 as a travel camera which is a very decent pick to buy for your holidays.

Photography Glossary
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (25mm)
long reach (500mm)
not so great battery power (180 CIPA)
heavier than others in class (165 grams)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)

Nikon S7000 Landscape photography details

For those who are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon S7000 and it's really bad grade of 43 for a landscape camera is simply not good within the current market.

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fairly wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
manual mode not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
terrible battery (180 CIPA)

Nikon S7000 Vlogging info

A vlogging camera should really posses a moving display screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon S7000 is simply not good as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad rating of 32.

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reasonably wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
no external microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (165g)

Nikon S7000 Alternatives

If you are in the market for replacements to the S7000, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the class of Ultracompact.

The line chart below will give you a summary of the S7000 versus it's highest rated rivals suggested above.

Following are additional cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Nikon Coolpix S7000
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW images
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
25-500mm (20.0x)
Largest aperture
Macro focusing distance
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inch
Resolution of screen
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
4 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
9.2 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance
5.70 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Max video resolution
Video format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
165 grams (0.36 lb)
99 x 60 x 27mm (3.9" x 2.4" x 1.1")
Battery life
180 images
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery ID
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
Card slots
Launch cost