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Nikon 1 S2

A 2 year old MILC camera with good features
MILC 14.2MP 4592 X 3056 Pixels CMOS Nov 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date

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Nikon 1 S2 Review

Released 2 years ago and with good features, we have ranked the Nikon 1 S2 number 647 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
45
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used
Wide range of aspherical lenses depending on lens used

Nikon 1 S2 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon 1 S2?

The Nikon 1 S2 is 110mm wide and 60.8mm tall. It is 29.4mm deep and weighs 190g.

Nikon 1 S2 front dimensions

Nikon 1 S2 size in context

Nikon 1 S2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 30,771 user and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Average Megapixels

The Nikon 1 S2's sensor megapixels of 14.2MP is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Nikon 1 S2 of 12,800 is in the highest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Nikon 1 S2 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 1 S2's weight of 190g is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon 1 S2 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 75% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 240|320 x 120 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras. 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.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Dustproof

The Nikon 1 S2 is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon 1 S2 has an anti-dust function. 91% of digital cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Features Calendar

The Nikon 1 S2 features calendar, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not feature calendar.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon 1 S2 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera was released in November 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vva221k002, nikon vva221k001, nikon vva222k002, nikon 27699
Barcodes 00018208276974, 00018208276998, 00018208277063, 00018208890491, 00018208890507, 00018208939695, 00018208939718, 00018208939749, 00018208939763, 00018208998005, 00018208998012

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