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Nikon Coolpix S4150 Digital Camera

14MP 5x CCD Aug 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Feature-packed and looking chic, the COOLPIX S4150 boasts a large, high resolution touch screen and a compact body that fits perfectly in your hand. Incredibly intuitive to operate, it offers... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Size

Some people who bought the Nikon Coolpix S4150 wrote that it was compact. Five years ago Sally A. Brown wrote on Amazon “Very good for small and compact”. Four years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S4150 is a new point-and-shoot compact camera, featuring a 5x, 26-130mm lens” but even so they only gave the product a score of 3 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix S4150 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was thin.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Nikon Coolpix S4150 owners said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Kys mentioned “Has a 3 inch screen, cheap” in their review of this digital camera. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on What Digital Camera “Build; it's a relative bargain” and rated it 4 stars. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S4150 “It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that it's going to offer a lot for a relatively cheap price.”.

A number of customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Four years ago A. Hooper said in their Nikon Coolpix S4150 review on Amazon “This camera looks the biz, is reasonably priced considering the quality of the lens”. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “The Nikon Coolpix S4150 is a mid priced compact in the Coolpix range, with a 3 inch, 460k-dot touch control LCD screen, 14 megapixel CCD image sensor”.

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Nice Design

A number of people thought it was good looking. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert review site What Digital Camera five years ago “The Coolpix S4150 (the S denotes this compact sits within Nikon's Style range) offers a beefed up specification on it's sibling the S3100”. Whatdigitalcamera.com also mentioned “Thinness, stylish design and clever features including a full touch screen”.

One Nikon Coolpix S4150 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was neat. Sally A. Brown wrote in her review “Light and fits neatly in my pocket”.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Nikon digital cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Technical Features

A few Nikon Coolpix S4150 reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it had good features. Five years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com said on expert review site What Digital Camera “The Nikon Coolpix S4150 is priced at £129.99 and given its feature set and the attractive styling” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Nikon Coolpix S4150 owners said in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S4150 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Good Video Capture

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. J. Irving wrote “Now I just tested out the video properly today as I filmed a drum cover”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of this age and type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider include the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price], the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix S4150 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S4150 also support video recording.

Alternative cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS[plb_1549622_price], or the Samsung MV900F[plb_1519008_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix S4150 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S4150 also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S4150, the Coolpix S4150 has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix S4200[plb_1830640_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S4150 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of this age and type. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The Nikon Coolpix S4150 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focus Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus and Face tracking are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Thin

Comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm. With a depth of only 19.9 millimeters, the Coolpix S4150 is one of the thinner digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S4150 amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar this camera has an overall expert rating of 66%.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon Coolpix S4150 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S4150 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S9400[pl_1873860_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras of this spec and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix S4150 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000[plb_394895_price], the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Coolpix S4150 is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S4150 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S4150 also do not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S4150 is not waterproof. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S4150 are also not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S4150 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. The still image resolution of all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S4150 ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S4150 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S4150. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S4150 is 16MP. The Coolpix S4150 has a quite few total megapixel count (only 14.48 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix S4150 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S4150.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 128 kilograms, the Coolpix S4150's weight is one of the heaviest amongst digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S4150 the weights range from 0.097kg to 180kg.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S4150

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S4150 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S4150.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR20[plb_1348211_price], the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price], or the Sony DSC-H70[plb_580917_price].

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to consider the PowerShot ELPH 320 HS[pl_1385328_price] (3.2"), or the IXUS 1100[pl_1504251_price] (3.2") both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S4150.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S4150 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A3400 IS[pl_1265500_price], and the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS[pl_651755_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S4300[plb_401084_price] is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the G3WP[pl_1772968_price] (4.5x), or the G5WP[pl_1772971_price] (4.5x) both from GE or the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S4150 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S4150.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S1200[pl_1146831_price], or the Coolpix 3100[pl_162310_price] both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot ELPH 220 HS[plb_987590_price].

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S2750[pl_2334073_price] (6x) both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 14 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S4150 has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 14MP cameras to this camera and we think the Coolpix 3100[pl_162310_price], and the Coolpix S3100[pl_955911_price] both from Nikon or the Olympus VG-170[plb_377063_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] (14.1MP), or the GE A1455[plb_1772760_price] (14.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 128 grams, the Coolpix S4150 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Control
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Weight
Focal Length
Aperture Range

Expert Reviews

(10)
30 January 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S4150 is a camera that has to be placed into context. With this being a new release, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that it's going to offer a lot for a relatively...

20 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S4150 is priced at £129.99 and given its feature set and the attractive styling and build; it's a relative bargain. The image quality is on a par with other cameras of this ilk,...

5 December 2011

In comparison with the recently reviewed Coolpix S6150 and considering they are available for a very similar price (as of 30th November 2011) there is little reason to suggest buying this model....

6 October 2011

Released in August, the Nikon Coolpix S4150 is a mid priced compact in the Coolpix range, with a 3 inch, 460k-dot touch control LCD screen, 14 megapixel CCD image sensor and NIKKOR wide-angle 5x... Read more…

22 September 2011

For anyone after a cheap and cheerful snapper, this is one to consider, but take a look at the Coolpix S6150 before deciding what to buy where a small amount extra buys you a better camera...

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 23 June 2012 by Calum Grant "calumg"

This camera is awful in every way. No not *every* way, it looks quite cute on the outside, but the picture quality, touch screen and shutter lag are all completely unacceptable for this supposedly... Read more…

Reviewed 5 June 2012 by J. Irving "PS3 FANBOY"

I received this camera for christmas and was pleased when I opened it, Nikon Coolpix, a respectable make and model. The camera is ok through the day at taking photos, but awful at night, no... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2012 by KYS

This camera dropped down to half price has a reason because it is not a good camera. The touch screen is very insensitive. The response to take a picture is very slow it takes at lease 4 seconds... Read more…

Reviewed 23 January 2012 by A. Hooper
(Verified Purchase)

This camera looks the biz , is reasonably priced considering the quality of the lens and will give you thta bit extra.

Reviewed 26 December 2011 by Sally A. Brown

I was give this camera for Christmas as a surprise from my husband. I had no knowledge of this purchase, but I was very pleased with this camera. It is small and light and fits neatly in my... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers ncs275, ncs279, ncs277
Barcodes 00018208924332, 00018208924363, 00018208924394, 00018208924424, 00018208924448

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