Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nikon Coolpix S710

Advanced 14.5 megapixel Coolpix pushes the limits

Review by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer

Nikon introduced the Coolpix S710 as part of its Fall 2008 lineup. With this camera Nikon pushes the resolution limit available in inexpensive consumer cameras even farther. You now get 14.5 megapixel, a number almost unimaginable just a few years ago. Not so long ago the industry appeared to have settled on 3.2 megapixel and imaging experts marveled how close that already was to film. Experts state that a mediocre film image can have the equivalnt of as little as four megapixel and really excellent 35mm one up to 20 megapixel. 14.5 megapixel is therefore getting very close to the best 35mm film can produce although, of course, resolution isn't everything. Still, this is an amazing accomplishment.