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Nikon Coolpix S02

£120.83
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A good value for money compact digital camera with average reviews
Compact 13.2MP 3x Yes Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S02 Review

Representing excellent value for money but with good reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S02 number 194 across all digital cameras.
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36 Reviews + 1 Award
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Very Good
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 64?

It has great 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. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, it is a good size and good picture quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4160 x 3120 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Coolpix S02 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for everyday photography, ranking number 69 in everyday photography cameras. It is also average for portrait photography, ranking number 138 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 146 in landscape photography cameras.
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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

One Industry Award

This Nikon camera was given a "Recommended" award by review site PhotographyBlog.com who said that this camera was very good.

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this camera has an overall expert rating of 57%. Digital camera experts aren't convinced by this digital camera.

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Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 83%. 4 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

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

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Three owners reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix S02 was good quality.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two people who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £120.83 it is cheaper than 83% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix S02 and the United Kingdom price of £120.83 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $139.99 (£182.24).

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Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Coolpix S02 of only 13.2MP is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 25% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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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 camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S02's optical zoom of only 3x is in the smallest 22% of all digital cameras when ranked 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 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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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Coolpix S02 of 3.3 is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S02 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The Coolpix S02's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600 is in the lowest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Light

Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Coolpix S02's weight of only 100g is fairly light compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix S02 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Coolpix S02 of only 230,000 pixels is fairly low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 11% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix S02 has an HDMI port. 71% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Coolpix S02 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Coolpix S02 of only 4x is in the smallest 24% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Only 210 Battery Life

The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life.

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Quite Small Image Sensor Size

The Nikon Coolpix S02's image sensor size of only 0.323" is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have image sensor sizes of between 0.25" and 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5".

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the Coolpix S02 of 7.3GB is in the biggest 2% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras is 1MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 390MB.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix S02's display diagonal of 2.7" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of view of the Coolpix S02 of only 96% is in the narrowest 6% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the field of views range from 1.5% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other digital cameras, the Coolpix S02 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most other digital cameras, the Coolpix S02 does not feature bluetooth. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|960 x 540 pixels, which is typical of many digital 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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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Nikon camera has been on the market since September 2013.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208264315, 00018208264322, 00018208937028, 00018208937042, 00018208937073, 00018208937103

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