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Nikon Coolpix S5200
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Nikon Coolpix S5200 Digital Camera

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16MP 6x CMOS Jul 2014
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The pocket-size, 16-megapixel COOLPIX S5200 with built-in Wi-Fi equips you to capture and share each magic moment with ease. The high-resolution, 7.5-cm (3.0-in.) LCD screen offers sharp... More
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25 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Nikon is one of the superior camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Nikon also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has one of the larger screen sizes (3 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest screen size of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S5200 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the WB200F[pl_2071998_price], and the WB150[pl_1682907_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

If this camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2" and higher rated), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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3D Compatible

The Coolpix S5200 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are not 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible cameras currently available which you might also want to look at 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 has better reviews.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S5200 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S6800[plb_2118627_price].

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|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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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S5200 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec which do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Coolpix S5200 has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this camera and we think the J1455[pl_1773004_price], and the A1455[pl_1772760_price] both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S5200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S5200 also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Coolpix S5200 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this Nikon digital camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S5200 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This digital camera also have still image resolutions of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The best still image resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S5200 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S5200.

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Has One Playback Mode

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found playback mode is Movie, but this playback mode is not found on this camera. The playback modes Slide show are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Coolpix S5200 is more than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Nikon camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S5200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5200.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Nikon digital camera also support a video resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5200.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 16.79 megapixels, the Coolpix S5200 has a quite many total megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S5200. Digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 48MP.

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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 the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S5200. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix S5200 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This Nikon digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5200. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Selective Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix S5200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file systems "DCF" and "MPF" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix S5200 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 the worst display is LCD and the best is OLED.

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Quite Fast Shutter Interval

At only 0.008 seconds, the Coolpix S5200 has a fairly fast shutter interval compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5200. The average shutter interval of cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S5200 is 4.2s, and the shutter intervals range from 0.008s to 30s.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5200 which support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video recording and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 also do not have a GPS.

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

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5200 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 1x and the biggest is 810x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S5200 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S5200.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Coolpix S9400[pl_1873860_price], or the Coolpix 8800[pl_1640989_price] both from Nikon or the Canon IXUS 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the WB150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x), or the WB200F[pl_2071998_price] (5x) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only 160 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Coolpix S5200 is a camera that takes 160 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S5200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S5200. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S5200. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 99 percent, the Coolpix S5200 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S5200. The field of view of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 96% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The maximum camera shutter speeds of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 range from 0.0005s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. The Coolpix S5200 has a quite big maximum aperture (only 5.6) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution and capture speed of 960x540@30fps|1280×720@30fps|1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@15fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@120fps, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 125, the Coolpix S5200 has a very big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. The smallest minimum ISO speed of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 is 10, the biggest is 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.5, the Coolpix S5200 has a quite large minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The minimum apertures of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3 to 6.6.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5200

Released Over Two Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S5200 over two years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

The Coolpix S5200 has a fairly standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S5200.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A4000[plb_1488638_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9300[plb_408824_price].

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S5200 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5200.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S3400[plb_2072942_price] (7x and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a fairly standard weight (146 grams) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S5200.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S5200 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price].

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix L27[plb_1968351_price] (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
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
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Playback Mode
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

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Expert Reviews

(7)
16 May 2013

Ideal for travel, because of its durability and easy charge options, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 performs well in a variety of everyday situations. It would be a good camera to consider if you're...

Buying Guide What camera should I buy? your options explained The Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a decent update to the Coolpix range and will suit people looking for a camera without too many confusing...

10 April 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

Sheltering under the Style banner of Nikon's digital camera range is the new Coolpix S5200. It's an affordable, smooth, slim digital compact camera with a back-illuminated 16 megapixel sensor, 6x... Read more…

9 April 2013

A good set of features, but rivals offer superior image quality...

21 March 2013

The headline feature on the S5200 is its built-in Wi-Fi, this allows you to share photos with smartphones and tablets for editing and sharing. You can also use your mobile device for remote...

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16,8 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 6x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Good range of shooting modes
Good battery life
Impressive zoom
Solid build quality
Charging in, camera
Record button easy to hit by accident
Struggled with metering in bright light
Lacks manual controls
15 September 2013

Die zu einem Pris von 199 Euro (UVP) angebotene Nikon Coolpix S5200 verfügt über eine Bildauflösung von 14 Megapixel. Bei Brennweiten zwischen 4,6 und 27,6 Millimetern weist die Kamera einen... Read more…

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