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Nikon 01 Digital Camera

10.1MP 3x CCD 4x Dec 2013
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon is one of the superior camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Nikon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type and age 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Sony DSC-W530L[plb_1873911_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 01 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price], and the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 01 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the D300s[pl_994_price], and the Coolpix P330[pl_1724102_price] both from Nikon or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 01 the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB. With an internal memory of 7,475 megabytes, the Nikon 01 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has One White Balance

The Nikon 01 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the 01.

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3648 X 2736 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 01 has a 3648 x 2736 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200 and 2272 x 1704. The best still image resolution of all compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 01 is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon 01 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 comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 01. 640 x 480 pixels 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). The best video resolution of all compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 01 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon 01 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 01.

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Light

The Nikon 01 is quite light (only 96 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 01. The average weight of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 01 is 170g.

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21 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Digital camera expert review website Cnetfrance.fr scored this camera 68 out of 100.

Very Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 01 have normal focusing ranges (tele) of between 0.2m and 3.5m. The Nikon 01 has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (tele) (only 0.5 meters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed the optical zoom of, the Nikon 01's optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The smallest optical zoom of compact cameras that are a similar age to the 01 is 0.17x, the biggest is 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

There are a number of alternative 3x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the C1433[pl_1772802_price], or the C1233[pl_1772801_price] both from GE or the Nikon Coolpix S1[plb_37119_price].

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41[plb_3227932_price] (4x), the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (4x), or the Polaroid IS426[plb_2957338_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 01 range from 0.3MP to 46MP. With a megapixel of only 10.1 megapixels, the Nikon 01 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 01.

Other 10.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price], the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price], or the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price].

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to look at the SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price] (12.1MP), or the N100[pl_2118439_price] (12.1MP) both from Canon or the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (12MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 01 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 01 which have an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1033[plb_1772798_price], or the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 01, the Nikon 01 does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.5 inches, the Nikon 01 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The display diagonals of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared all the other 2.5" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Pentax Efina[plb_2009791_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P3[plb_2003_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the 145[pl_2166060_price] (2.7"), or the Powershot ELPH 150 IS[pl_2321377_price] (2.7") both from Canon or the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 01 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the 01 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], the Leica C (Typ 112)[plb_2025175_price], or the Sony DSC-WX80[plb_1621797_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 01 is not 3D. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 01 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 01 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at include the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Nikon 01 is not waterproof.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

Cameras of a similar spec and age to the 01 have total megapixelss of between 10MP and 48MP. With a total megapixels of only 10.34 megapixels, the Nikon 01's total megapixels is one of the least amongst comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 1 second, the Nikon 01 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the 01. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Nikon 01 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that were launched around the same time as the 01.

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Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon 01 is a camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 01 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Features One Auto Focusing (AF) Modes

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon 01 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon 01 has a very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 87 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 01 is 18mm, the longest is 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon 01 has a higher image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras that are a similar age to the 01 the best image resolution is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Nikon 01 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 01.

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Very Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The normal focusing ranges (wide) of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 01 range from 0.01m to 0.8m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.43m. With a normal focusing range (wide) of only 0.05 meters, the Nikon 01 has a quite small normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 01.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 29 millimeters, the Nikon 01 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 01

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the 01.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 01 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 01.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SX280 HS[pl_2126239_price], or the A2500[pl_1564196_price] both from Canon or the Nikon L27 + Case + 5Y[plb_1968351_price].

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Pixpro FZ151[pl_2596074_price] (6x), or the Pixpro FZ41[pl_3227932_price] (6x) both from Kodak or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
Connection to PC
HDMI
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(3)
30 May 2005

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24 May 2005

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13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

Extremely portable
Easy to use
Captures 720p movies
Extremely small
Good colour reproduction
No manual operation
Heats up while shooting video
Unreliable AF
Lowres screen
No memory card slot

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s01, nikon s01s, nikon s01sl, nikon coolpixs01, nikon crtnkcps01, nikon coolpixs01r, nikon crtnkcps01s, nikon coolpixs01re, nikon coolpixs01red
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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