With the COOLPIX S5, image quality is also pleasingly high. The cameras offer a 1/2.5-inch (1.02cm) CCD and 6.0 effective megapixel resolution to produce images that stay sharp even when significantly enlarged. They also each feature a superior quality 3x Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with a range of 35-105mm (35mm equivalent) that gives the photographer the freedom to zoom out for beautiful landscapes, zoom in for tightly composed portraits, and enjoy macro photography from as close as 4cm.
The COOLPIX S5 has been specially designed to be highly appealing as well as easy to use. More than merely having great styling, the eye-catching wave-surface designs with thin, compact dimensions make the COOLPIX S5 feel more comfortable in the hand. And in terms of control, they also feature a new Rotary multi selector that allows fast circular scrolling for speedy image browsing at up to 10 frames per second. The Rotary multi selector also features a range of buttons that further simplify operation, while an on-screen icon with a cursor that tracks circular scrolling makes it easy to select desired features. Furthermore, users can choose to select functions by name or icon according to their preferences, and all menus and icons have been made easier on the eye with a new color scheme and optimized icon dimensions.