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Nikon Coolpix S4200
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Nikon Coolpix S4200 Digital Camera

16MP 6x CCD Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Size

One person said in their reviews that the product was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S4200 is a compact digital camera, aimed at beginners” in their review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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 compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Samsung ST90[plb_1216_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], and the GE G5WP[plb_1772971_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Large Screen Size

Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 have screen sizes of between 1" and 4.8". With a screen size of 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S4200 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the ST150F[pl_1609687_price], or the WB30[pl_1598460_price] both from Samsung or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2" and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5" and higher rated), or the Samsung Galaxy EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] (4.77" and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TS5[pl_1900903_price], and the Lumix DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Nikon digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix S4200 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser 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 GE G3WP[plb_1772968_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S4200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] both from Fujifilm or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Coolpix S4200 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Nikon digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S4200. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S4200 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 1MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. The Nikon Coolpix S4200 has a fairly big internal memory (74 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S4200.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S4200 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix S4200 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S4200. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Nikon camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all cameras of this age and type the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Coolpix S4200 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Nikon digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S4200. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review site Ephotozine scored this camera 60 out of 100. The camera expert review sites don't rate this digital camera very highly.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix S4200 does not support video recording. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 do support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the FinePix X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix JX550[pl_1609734_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS[plb_1549622_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200, the Coolpix S4200 does not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include 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 also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Coolpix S4200 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity to this digital camera and we think 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 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S4200 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S4200 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider 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 S4200 does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2[plb_2711451_price], the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S4200 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Nikon Coolpix S4200 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Coolpix S4200 which takes 180 shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix S4200 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S4200. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Coolpix S4200 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S4200 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.0005s and 250s.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The Coolpix S4200 has a quite large minimum aperture (3.5) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S4200. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.6.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S4200

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S4200 over two years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The Nikon Coolpix S4200 has a fairly typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix T400[plb_1505419_price], the HP P550[plb_1609839_price], or the Olympus Stylus SZ-15[plb_1721132_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ9[plb_1971915_price] (16.1MP), or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S4200 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price], the Canon PowerShot S110[plb_1462073_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36[plb_1725803_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x), or the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (5x) both from Samsung or the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S4200 has a pretty typical optical zoom (6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 6x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including the Coolpix S3300[pl_1378452_price], or the Coolpix S4300[pl_401084_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Coolpix S3400[pl_2072942_price] (7x), or the Coolpix S3500[pl_2119299_price] (7x) both from Nikon or the Leica C (Typ 112)[plb_2025175_price] (7.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 139 grams, the Coolpix S4200 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S4200.

We compared all the other 139g digital cameras to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S4300[plb_401084_price], and the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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
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
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Anti Motion Blur
USB 2.0 Port
Picture Transfer Protocol

Expert Reviews

(2)
28 May 2012

When comparing the specifications, the S4200 appears to be a very similar camera to the Nikon Coolpix S3300 , both having 16 megapixels sensors, 6x optical zoom and 720p HD video recording. Where...

23 August 2005

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