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Nikon Coolpix S02

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Nikon Coolpix S02

Nikon Coolpix S02
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PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A good spec and award winning compact digital camera
Compact 13.2MP 3x Yes Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S02 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Nikon Coolpix S02 as follows:
84
Reviews
36 Reviews + 1 Award
70
Features
Good Features
65
Age
4 Years Old
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 67%, based on 36 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is a good size and good picture quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very small optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4160 x 3120 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

16
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
36
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
44
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
41
Sports Photography
Mediocre
40
Wildlife Photography
Mediocre

Nikon Coolpix S02 Video Reviews

How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S02?

The Nikon Coolpix S02 is 77.1mm wide and 51.3mm tall. It is 17.5mm deep and weighs 100g.

Nikon Coolpix S02 front dimensions
Nikon Coolpix S02 size in context

Nikon Coolpix S02 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

Review website PhotographyBlog.com recommend this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Poor Expert Reviews

Seven experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag have rated this Nikon digital camera on average 57%. If all the digital cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the bottom 4%.

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Good User Reviews

Coolpix S02 owners on average rated this digital camera 83%. 4 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 40,636 owner and expert reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two customers agreed that it was compact.

  • Almost all compact camera manufacturers have suffered as the onslaught of camera phones continue to march forward…
    Techradar September 2013
  • Like its predecessor, this new model is a fully featured compact camera…
  • It's no secret that the compact camera market is suffering greatly…
    Techradar.com/au/ November 2013

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Four owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S02 thought it was able to produce good images.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in September 2013.

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Coolpix S02's sensor megapixels of only 13.2MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 75% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4160 X 3120 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Coolpix S02 is 4160 x 3120 pixels. That's 18% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix S02 of only 3x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 93% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Coolpix S02's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 87% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S02 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Coolpix S02 of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 88% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Lighter Than Average

The weight of the Coolpix S02 of only 100g is very light compared to most other cameras. It is lighter than 96% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix S02 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The Nikon Coolpix S02's field of view of only 96% is narrower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is narrower than 95% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The narrowest field of view of cameras is 92%, the widest is 1,000%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon Coolpix S02 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|960 x 540 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Only 210 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Coolpix S02 which takes 210 battery life.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Coolpix S02 of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 51% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The average image sensor size of all cameras is 0.47", with the smallest being 0.25" and the biggest being 1.5". The image sensor size of the Nikon Coolpix S02 of only 0.323" is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix S02 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Coolpix S02's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 85% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix S02's maximum aperture number of 5.9 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 68% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S02 does not support Wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Coolpix S02 of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 13% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix S02 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00018208264315, 00018208264322, 00018208937028, 00018208937042, 00018208937073, 00018208937103

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon Coolpix S02

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