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Nikon Coolpix S1200 Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD Aug 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Compact cameras produced by Nikon have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Nikon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Technical Features

Several people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams four years ago “The S1200pj boasts some impressive features for a compact digicam; with the most obvious being its built-in 20 lumen projector”. Steve's Digicams wrote “Plenty of features”. Steve's Digicams also said “Camera features available on cheaper compacts”.

Easy to Use

Some customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Steve's Digicams said “Easy to use”. Steve's Digicams also wrote “Projector is handy, camera is still compact”.

Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix S1200 owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S1200 concluded that it was well made. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S1200 “A projector is built right into the front of this camera, allowing”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix S1200 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Bright 3-inch screen” .

Good Battery Life

One customer considered that the product had a good battery life. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “5 hour full battery charge time” .

Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix S1200 reviewers who bought it said that it was compact. One customer who bought this digital camera thought it was thin.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S1200 owner concluded that it was good quality. Steve's Digicams wrote “Great build quality” in their Nikon Coolpix S1200 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that are a similar 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.

Alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix 5900[plb_2162_price].

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S1200 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S1200. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras of this type and age is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price], and the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Canon ELPH 320 HS[plb_1385328_price] (3.2"), or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price] (3.3") which is also higher rated.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S1200 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S1200 which do not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon S9400[plb_1873860_price], the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix S1200 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S1200 do not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo[plb_1829795_price], and the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S1200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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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 around for a similar time to it.

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Has Five White Balances

The Coolpix S1200 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Manual" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S1200 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S1200. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 94 megabytes, the Coolpix S1200 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The internal memorys of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 300MB.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Coolpix S1200 has a wider flash exposure correction than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Nikon camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most cameras that were released around the same time as it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. This digital camera also have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S1200 flash exposure corrections range from ±2EV (1/3 EV step) to ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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15 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not cheap. Steve's Digicams wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S1200 four years ago “Expensive for what it is” .

Very Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly small normal focusing range (tele) (only 0.5 meters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S1200. The smallest normal focusing range (tele) of compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S1200 is 0.2m and the biggest is 3.5m.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S1200 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S1200 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S1200 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Coolpix S1200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S1200 are not waterproof. The Nikon Coolpix S1200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon Coolpix S1200 is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S1200.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Coolpix S1200 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and spec. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source Type

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a greater number of power sources than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported power source type is Battery, but this power source type is not supported by this camera. The power source types AC are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has one of the narrower field of views (only 98 percent) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average field of view of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S1200 is 99%, and the field of views range from 96% to 100%.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The total megapixelss of cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200 range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. With a total megapixels of only 14.48 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has one of the less total megapixelss amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200 is 1.8 and the smallest is 72. With a maximum aperture number of only 5.8, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S1200 is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon digital 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 around the same time as the Coolpix S1200.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Coolpix S1200 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been around for more than two years have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 5mm and 39mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.3 and the largest is 22. At 3.9, the Coolpix S1200 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S1200

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S1200.

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S1200.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 510 HS[plb_408144_price].

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x 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 the most commonly found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S1200 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x).

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S1200 has a fairly average weight (186 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S1200.

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Average Megapixel

The Coolpix S1200 has a pretty average megapixel (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14.1MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price].

If this compact camera digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (14.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
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
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
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)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
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
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
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
Storage 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
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Weight
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

17 April 2012

Nikon's third "pj" labeled Coolpix camera, the S1200pj boasts some impressive features for a compact digicam; with the most obvious being its built-in 20 lumen projector. That's right, a projector...

One of a kind camera
Projection facility is great fun
High-quality build
Plenty of features
Fun, much improved projector
Commands a price premium over otherwise similar compacts offering similar picture quality
Smile timer has unreliable AF
Average image quality
Price
Expensive

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s1200p, s1200pj, nikon s1200, nikon s1200p, nikon s1200pj
Barcodes 00018208130870, 00018208262786, 00018208923571, 00018208923618, 00182089235716, 00182089236188, 08033737552704

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