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Nikon 4200 Digital Camera

16MP 6x CCD 1/2.3" Nov 2012
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Ultra-slim Elegance And Intuitive Touch Housed In A Fashionably Slim Body That Fits Perfectly In Your Hand Is A 7.5-cm (3-in.) 460k-dot (approx.) Touch-control LCD. Designed To Sit Flush On The... More
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21 Reasons For

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

Good Size

Two Nikon 4200 reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S4200 is a compact digital camera, aimed at beginners” but even so they gave the Nikon 4200 a rating of 3 stars.

Good Technical Features

Some Nikon 4200 reviewers who bought the Nikon 4200 mentioned that it had good features. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review on PC Mag “This sleek little camera has enough handy features to satisfy novices”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased it said that it was good looking. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of the Nikon 4200 on Steve's Digicams “The Coolpix 4200 is a very compact and stylish 4-megapixel camera that features a high-quality Nikkor ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element 3x optical zoom lens”.

Robust

One person who reviewed the Nikon 4200 concluded that it was strong and durable. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams “The Coolpix 4200 is durable with an all” in their Nikon 4200 review.

Good Quality Lens

One person who bought the product mentioned that it had a good lens.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of this type and age. 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.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Lexibook DJ028[plb_1876237_price], or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of cameras of a similar age and type to the 4200 is 2.8", and the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". At 3 inches, the Nikon 4200 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 4200.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Canon 255 HS[plb_1538063_price], and the Samsung 31F[plb_1609431_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 EK-GC100[pl_2075290_price] (4.8" and higher rated), or the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price] (4.8" and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5" and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras of a comparable 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the XQ1[pl_1962901_price], and the X10[pl_1150_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus VG-180[plb_1873256_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Nikon 4200 has a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the GE J1250[plb_1773000_price], and the Casio EX-ZR700[plb_1722253_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 4200 is more than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this age and type. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 4200 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 4200 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Nikon 4200 has a quite big internal memory (74 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the 4200. The smallest internal memory of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 4200 is 6.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of compact cameras that are a similar age to the 4200 is 1.8, the smallest is 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. The Nikon 4200 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (6.5) amongst cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Nikon 4200 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 digital cameras that are a similar age to the 4200. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. 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 compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 4200 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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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 typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Nikon 4200 is more than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Nikon 4200 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 4200. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 4200 is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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13 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine and PC Mag the average expert rating of this compact camera camera is 65%.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 4200 have an image stabilizer, however the Nikon 4200 does not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1433[plb_1772802_price], or the Olympus VR-370[plb_1721828_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon 4200 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 4200 also do not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a video capability and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price], or the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 4200 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 4200 also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price], or the Canon 115 HS[plb_1526810_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 4200 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the ST200[pl_378406_price], or the SAMSUNG ST200F[pl_1682904_price] both from Samsung or the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 4200 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the 4200 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 4200 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ61[plb_2226969_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 4200 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 4200 is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that are a similar age to the 4200.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 4200 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Nikon 4200 which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 4200 is more than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 4200. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Nikon 4200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon 4200 has a quite large minimum aperture number (3.5) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 4200. The minimum aperture numbers of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 4200

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Nikon released the 4200.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Nikon 4200 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 4200.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP cameras currently available including the Olympus Stylus SH-50[plb_1721351_price], or the Nikon 6300[plb_1280891_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the DSC-W630[pl_1873640_price] (16.1MP), or the DSC-W730[pl_2083671_price] (16.1MP) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 4200 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 4200.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000[pl_1488638_price], and the A2500[pl_1564196_price] both from Canon or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price] (5x and higher rated), the Pentax Efina[plb_2009791_price] (5x and higher rated), or the Samsung 200F[plb_2071998_price] (5x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon 4200 has a relatively average optical zoom (6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the 4200.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 6x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the Nikon 3200[plb_1729050_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Coolpix S3400[pl_2072942_price] (7x), or the S3500[pl_2119299_price] (7x) both from Nikon or the Leica C (Typ 112)[plb_2025175_price] (7.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 4200 has a fairly average weight (139 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 139g digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR20[plb_1348211_price], or the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
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
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
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)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
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 (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Anti Motion Blur
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)

Expert Reviews

(4)
28 May 2012

When comparing the specifications, the S4200 appears to be a very similar camera to the Nikon Coolpix S3300 , both having 16 megapixels sensors, 6x optical zoom and 720p HD video recording. Where...

23 August 2005

« [ FIRST IMPRESSIONS?SonyEricsson K750i ] | Main | [ REVIEW ? SonyEricsson K750i PHONE CAMERA ] » August 23, 2005 [ IN BRIEF ? Nikon Coolpix 4200 ] Price: $449Rating: 4 THE NIKON COOLPIX 4200... Read more…

10 September 2004

This sleek little camera has enough handy features to satisfy novices and some enthusiasts. The ED glass lens produces extrem Specs: Megapixels: 4, Maximum Resolution: 2272 x 1704 pixels,... Read more…

24 August 2004

The Coolpix 4200 is a very compact and stylish 4-megapixel camera that features a high-quality Nikkor ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element 3x optical zoom lens and Nikons exclusive new... Read more…

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