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Nikon Coolpix S5200
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Nikon Coolpix S5200 Digital Camera

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16MP 6x CMOS Jan 2014
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One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this compact camera camera. This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this camera is 70 out of 100.

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 19,122 user and expert reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range compared to other brands.

Good Size

One person said that it was thin. One Nikon Coolpix S5200 owner concluded that this digital camera was compact.

Good Connectivity

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Ephotozine.com gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a Wi-Fi enabled digital camera” in their Nikon Coolpix S5200 review. Ephotozine.com also said “The headline feature on the S5200 is its built-in Wi-Fi, this allows you to share photos with smartphones”.

Good Quality Pictures

One person concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S5200 reviewer who purchased it wrote that it was good quality. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “Rivals offer superior image quality” in their Nikon Coolpix S5200 review yet they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

Nice Design

One Nikon Coolpix S5200 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was smooth.

Reasonably Priced

One Nikon Coolpix S5200 owner who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S5200 considered that it was good value for money. Three years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “It's an affordable, smooth, slim digital compact camera with a back-illuminated 16 megapixel sensor, 6x optical zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen, wi-fi transfer built” in their Nikon Coolpix S5200 review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Three years ago expert review site Techradar.com said “Ideal for travel, because of its durability and easy charge options”.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review on Expert Reviews “A good set of features.”.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix S5200 owner thought it was good for video recording. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said three years ago “It also records full 1080p HD videos with stereo sound” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S5200.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix S5200 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S5200 do not support WiFi connectivity.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price], or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[plb_2083466_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar 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.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might also want to consider including the Nikon Coolpix L320[plb_1939468_price], the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot N100[plb_2118439_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9400[plb_1873860_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5200, the Coolpix S5200 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the J1455[pl_1773004_price], and the A1455[pl_1772760_price] both from GE or the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Coolpix S5200 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S5200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 400, 800 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Has One Playback Mode

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. 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 camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Coolpix S5200 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix S5200 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S5200.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera 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 fairly many total megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S5200 the total megapixel counts range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP.

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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 that are a comparable age to it.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of light metering modes than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon digital camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S5200. The light metering modes "Matrix" and "Spot" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this type and age. This Nikon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF" and "MPF" are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix S5200 has a better display than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras that have been around for around the same time as 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. The worst display of all cameras of this age and type is LCD and the best is OLED.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

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

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS[plb_1565812_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5200, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S5200 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this camera 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 is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S5200 are also not waterproof.

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Only 160 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S5200 take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Coolpix S5200 which takes 160 shots per battery charge.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S5200. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of cameras that have been available for more than two years is 99%. With a field of view of only 99 percent, the Coolpix S5200 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this type and age. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

At 3 hours, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S5200. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 the battery recharge times range from 1.8h to 3.8h.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of cameras of this age and type is 10, the biggest is 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99. At 125, the Coolpix S5200 has a very big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5200 is 1.3, the largest is 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5200

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S5200 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price], or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a fairly standard megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S5200.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9700[plb_2173237_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8[plb_2232116_price], and the Canon IXUS 135[plb_1535925_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (16.15MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S5200 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S5200.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price].

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S5200.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S5200 has a pretty typical weight (146 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 240 HS[plb_408112_price] (145g), or the Nikon Coolpix S6800[plb_2118627_price] (145g) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S5200 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P510[plb_2071647_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth considering 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
Full HD 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
Field of View
Display Resolution
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
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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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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