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Nikon Coolpix S2500 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12MP 4x Aug 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Reasonably priced
13 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Price

Reasonably Priced

A few Nikon Coolpix S2500 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money. Six years ago expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned “Where once you'd struggle to purchase anything respectable around that price, there are now a host of models vying for pole position”. Ephotozine.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review on expert website Ephotozine “The Coolpix S2500 represents good value for money although for just £111 you can get the Coolpix S3100 which has more megapixels, longer optical zoom”. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk six years ago “A good-looking camera that’s refreshingly slim, light and good value for money” and scored it 80 out of 100.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S2500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was cheap. Photographyblog.com said in their Nikon Coolpix S2500 review on PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S2500 is a budget digicam with a sense of style thanks to its all-metal body”. Cnet.co.uk wrote “Nowadays, many big-name manufacturers are coming up with low-cost cameras that don't skimp on performance or features” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Six years ago expert review site Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S2500 is a 12.1-megapixel budget compact with a slender 20mm body” but despite that they only rated it 3 stars.

A number of Nikon Coolpix S2500 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Ephotozine gave the product a score of 4 stars and said “Cheap, in-camera Colour Options”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix S2500 owners agreed that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Ephotozine “The camera has a variety of auto and scene modes available designed to make taking pictures fun and easy”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Its photos are significantly better”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S2500 review on Pocket Lint six years ago “Is the S2500 the perfect partner for great images? The Nikon S2500 is part of the new spring range of Coolpix compacts, bringing the range up to date” although they only scored the Nikon Coolpix S2500 3 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix S2500 owner who purchased this digital camera said that it had a good picture resolution.

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This low megapixel digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this Nikon camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This low megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 68 out of 100 based on eleven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Pocket Lint.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

A number of people wrote that this digital camera was good looking. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “Offers pretty impressive performance and features for the price” in their Nikon Coolpix S2500 review. One customer who bought this digital camera thought it was a good design.

One person mentioned that it was smooth. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “It’s a neat and smooth design, too”.

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Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix S2500 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S2500 was good quality. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review “The market for £100 cameras has really improved in quality over recent years”. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The image quality is very good” in their Nikon Coolpix S2500 review.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.


Features

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S2500 owner concluded that it had good features.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A number of customers who reviewed it considered that it was thin. Six years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com said “Teenagers will find the slim design attractive and anyone who isn't photographically minded will also”. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2500 on expert website CNET.co.uk “The slim, 12.1-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S2500 could well”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “Slim, attractive and relatively quick.” in their review.

Five people thought it was compact. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S2500 review on expert website CNET.co.uk “This compact camera is small, easy to use” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Cnet.com.au gave it a rating of 72 out of 100 and said on expert review site CNET.com.au six years ago “Amidst the influx of cheap compact cameras here at CNET of late - see the” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com.au also mentioned “The S2500 is a respectable cheap compact that loses marks for its basic feature set”.

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Very Light

The lightest digital camera of this age and type is 50g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g. The Coolpix S2500 is quite light (only 117 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S2500 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to consider include the VH-510, or the XZ-2 both from Olympus or the Canon S110.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this low megapixel digital camera was released.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix S2500 supports video capability, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think the D3S, the Coolpix 8800, and the D300S all from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S2500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D3S, or the Lexibook DJ048LPS.

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Light

At only 0.117 kilograms, the Coolpix S2500 is very light compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the weights range from 0.11kg to 270kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the SX220 HS, or the SX130 IS both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 500 (4.1x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S2500 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 4x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10 (£469.00).

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Nikon P300 (4.2x), the Canon 310 HS (4.4x), or the Panasonic DMC-FT3 (4.6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Nikon D3S, or the Canon 1100 which has better reviews.

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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 digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4032 x 3024 (best).

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix S2500 has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the SX50 HS (2.8"), or the PowerShot N (2.8") both from Canon or the Fujifilm XF1 (£140.00) (2.8") which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Coolpix S2500 features connection to PC. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature connection to PC.

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Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix S2500 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S2500 is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "80", "100", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208920570, 00018208920617, 00018208920648, 00018208920679, 02002170534000, 03610170007821, 03610170015222, 03610170036982, 03610480017558

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