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Nikon 01 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 10.1MP 3x CCD Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Expert reviews are poor
Sluggish interface
Low resolution display
20 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

The average expert rating of this low megapixel digital camera is 60 out of 100 based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Techradar, PC Mag and techradar.com/au/. This puts this Nikon digital camera in the bottom 5% of all the low megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.


Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Nikon 01 features smile detection, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Battery

Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon 01 is a digital camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera take between 130 and 4,199 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon 01 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1x to 50x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Nikon 01 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the D3000 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm, or the Coolpix 5900 both from Nikon or the Samsung L210 which has better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the X-Q1 (£204.99) (4x and higher rated), or the XQ2 (4x and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-W310 (4x and higher rated).

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 3.3, the Nikon 01 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.2.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 87 millimeters, the Nikon 01 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Across all the low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.28mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 230mm.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 38mm. At 29 millimeters, the Nikon 01 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1.3, the largest is 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. The Nikon 01 has one of the largest minimum aperture numbers (5.9) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon 01 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Ingo VIC002O (£51.69), the Leica D-Lux 6, and the Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS is also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Olympus E-PL3 (14x and higher rated).

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Smart TV

No GPS

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it did not have gps. Five years ago Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “No GPS”.


Low Resolution Display

Four customers agreed that it was not able to produce good images.

Three people wrote that the Nikon 01 did not have a good picture resolution. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “No manual shooting controls”. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “There are no fancy shooting”.

One owner who bought it reckoned that it did not have a good ISO range. Techradar said five years ago “No white balance or ISO controls”.

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Disappointing Video Performance

Two customers who purchased the Nikon 01 concluded that it was not good for video recording. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Disappointing video performance” in their review of the Nikon 01. Cnet.co.uk also said “In this review Size doesn't matter Stills performance Still life test Video performance Conclusion Bigger isn’t always better --” in their review.

Slow Auto Focus

Two customers wrote that the Nikon 01 did not have a good autofocus. Five years ago Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their Nikon 01 review “Slow auto focus”.

Low Resolution Display

One customer thought the Nikon 01 did not have a good screen. Pc Mag mentioned “Low resolution display”.


Picture Quality

3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon 01 has a higher still image resolution than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s), whereas most low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon camera have a still image resolution(s) of 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200. Across all digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon 01 has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this type and age. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 4608 x 3456 pixels (best).

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon 01 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 400, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 80 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 01 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in microphone.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One person said in their reviews that it was noisy.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon 01 has a hand strap, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon 01 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon 01 has a batteries included. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon 01 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of view of the Nikon 01 of only 96 percent is one of the narrowest amongst cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. The narrowest field of view of low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 96%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera is 420,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 640 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels. The Nikon 01 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.5 inches, the Nikon 01 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.5" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the D200, or the D2HS both from Nikon or the Canon EOS 1000D.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the N100 (3"), or the SX280 HS (3") both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10 (2.7") which is also higher rated.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five people who reviewed the product agreed that it was compact. Techradar.com/au/ gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars and wrote in their review of the Nikon 01 “Buying Guide Best compact camera 2012 In some respects”. Techradar.com/au/ also wrote “It's a compact camera that doesn't inundate you with features” in their review. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A small pocket compact is a lot more convenient” and gave this digital camera a rating of 6 stars.

One owner considered that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Firstpost.com scored the product 6 stars and mentioned in their review of the Nikon 01 “It commands a hefty premium for its diminutiveness”. One owner thought it was a good size. Itproportal.com said “Although the S01 is remarkable for its tiny dimensions and feather-like weight” in their review of this digital camera.

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Light

With a weight of only 96 grams, the Nikon 01 is one of the lighter cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. The lightest similar spec digital camera that has been available for around the same time as this camera is 50g and the heaviest is 1.3kg.

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Memory

Very Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 8MB, the biggest is 7.5GB, and the average internal memory is 300MB. When compared to other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera that we have assessed, the Nikon 01's internal memory of 7,475 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon 01 has a pre-flash. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a pre-flash.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 01 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the D3S, or the 1 J1 both from Nikon or the Lexibook DJ048LPS which has better reviews.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon 01 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

One owner wrote in their reviews that the Nikon 01 was good value for money. Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “The Nikon Coolpix S01 is an impressively small camera aimed at shooters who stick to Auto mode—but you can do much better in the budget camera realm”.


Support

Good Support

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon 01 supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 01 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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 low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 01 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera do support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the VH-510, or the XZ-2 both from Olympus or the Canon S110 is also worth considering.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One owner who bought the product concluded that it had good features. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Boasts a number of nice features to make camera navigation”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Photographyblog.com mentioned five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S01 is a 10 megapixel compact camera with 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch touchscreen, 7.3GB of internal memory, built-in battery and a body that's smaller than a credit card” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 6 stars.


Design

Nice Design

One customer mentioned that it was good looking. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S01 is certainly stylish” in their review of this digital camera.

Sluggish Interface

Two owners who bought this digital camera thought it did not have a good interface. Itproportal.com mentioned “Sluggish interface”. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera “Finicky touch-screen interface”.

One owner thought the product was not easy to handle. Itproportal.com wrote “Handling is fiddly, performance is slow, focusing”.

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Image Quality

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon 01 was not good quality. Itproportal.com wrote five years ago “Image quality again”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon coolpixs01red, nikon crtnkcps01s, nikon s01sl
Barcodes 00018208101191, 00018208131785, 00018208132799, 00018208263479, 00018208263486, 00018208263493, 00018208263509, 00018208929252, 00018208929290, 00018208929320, 00018208929351, 00018208929399, 00182089293990, 00616348084963, 04960759136275, 05055189007871, 08033737552414, 08033737552421, 08033737552438, 08033737552445

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