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 #14 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all around #690 out of 1453 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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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.
Nikon S7000 Gallery
You can see the S7000 from several angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a pic of the Nikon S7000 with a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will show you the button arrangement on the S7000.
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.
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.
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.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.