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Nikon Coolpix S2900

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Nikon Coolpix S2900

£49.95
Nikon Coolpix S2900
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Compact 20.1MP 5x No Aug 2015
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Nikon Coolpix S2900 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S2900 number 184 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
38 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has great user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 72%, based on 38 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 cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, design and good picture quality.
The Coolpix S2900 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Hd movie recording
Fast and precise autofocus makes shooting clear images easy by automatically identifying and focusing on any subject ideal for images of children and p
Target finding af
Ied about using the right settings let your camera help you! choose the type of scene you re shooting and settings are automatically optimised for the perfect s
16 SCENE MODES
Te spectacular shots of holiday scenes just the way you remember them, as panorama assist combines your shots in-camera to give you a single stunning panor
Panorama assist
the magic happens, you ll be ready to catch it in HD (720/30p) with a one-touch movie record button. turn family into movie stars or record celebrations with e
great group portraits and beautiful close-ups with the 5x optical zoom, extendable to 10x dynamic fine zoom with the same picture quality. never miss a fun mom
Higher than average megapixels
5X NIKKOR OPTICAL ZOOM LENS
a high megapixel count, your camera's image sensor ensures you always get clear images with sharp detail perfect for creating photo or poster enlargeme
20 MP CCD IMAGE SENSOR
Ll get great close-ups with the 5x optical zoom, extendable to 10x dynamic fine zoom, plus you can make friends and family look gorgeous with glamour retouch make-up effects. capture all the fun with HD movie recording and get beautifully clear images at the touch of a button with scene auto selector advising the right settings for you. special effects mode lets you get creative and panorama assist helps to shoot stunning sce
Ing for a carry-anywhere camera that's slim, stylish and easy to use the 20-megapixel COOLPIX s2900 fits easily in your pocket or handbag, so you re always ready to shoot special mome
Overview
7-cm/2.7-in LCD screen: you ll find it easy to frame your shots on the large LCD screen, and with brightness adjustment you can clearly see what you re shooting or playing back, even in bright sunlight.<br>- scene auto selector: when you prefer to leave the choice of settings to the camera, it can help you by automatically selecting from a range of typical shooting scenarios and optimising all the settings for you.<br>- long battery life: as your camera's rechargeable li-ion battery has extra-long life, you can keep shooting to capture the fun at parties or take family holiday shots all day long.<br>- EXPEED c2: nikon's fast and powerful image processing system ensures you ll always get high-speed operation, high sensitivity performance and outstanding image quality.<br>- 8 special effects: get creative by experimenting with different effects to give your photos an individual look. try selective color, which puts a pop of your chosen colour on a black and white image for dramatic effect or use fisheye for a wide-angle effect.<br>- 12 glamour retouch effects: everyone can look glamorous all the time when your photos can be retouched so easily. you can soften skin, add lip colour or even add eye makeup and mascara.<br>- motion blur reduction: blurry photos are a thing of the past. motion blur reduction compensates for camera shake and subject movement to ensure you get clear shots, even with fast-moving subjects like children.<br>- smart portrait system: you ll always get great results with this mode correcting portrait problems as they happen. smile timer takes the shot when your subject smiles, blink proof lets you know if someone's eyes were closed and red-eye correction corrects false eye colour due to flash.<br>- smile timer continuous mode: want to capture the perfect smile this mode automatically recognises when your subject smiles and takes up to five shots with continuous shooting, so you ll capture the exact moment of the most charming smile.<br>- advanced auto with red-eye reduction: never have a group shot or portrait ruined by red-eye again. automatic in-camera correction banishes red-eye and automatically activates when you re shooting in night portrait mode.<br>- NIKON IMAGE space: all nikon users get 20 GB of free online cloud storage with our dedicated nikon image storage and sharing site, NIKON IMAGE SP
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 153 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 163 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 157 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S2900?

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 94.5mm wide and 58.6mm tall. It is 19.8mm deep and weighs 119g.

Nikon Coolpix S2900 front dimensions
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Nikon Coolpix S2900 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The editor of website PhotographyBlog.com endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 65 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 36 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Nikon digital camera is 83 out of 100. Over 90% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

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

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.

Users Report Nice Design

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was neat.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two customers said that the Nikon Coolpix S2900 was able to produce good images.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £49.95 it is cheaper than 83% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix S2900 and the United Kingdom price of £49.95 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $87.14 (£120.85).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in August 2015.

Features

5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix S2900 has a maximum image resolution of 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Nikon Coolpix S2900's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S2900's optical zoom of only 5x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 86% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S2900 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 of only 3,200 is lower than 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Coolpix S2900 of 3.2 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 9% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix S2900 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Light

The weight of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 of only 119g is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lighter than 85% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix S2900 has a self-timer. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix S2900's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm is longer than 67% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix S2900's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 130mm is in the shortest 14% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Coolpix S2900 does not have an HDMI, although this is within the context that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Coolpix S2900 does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 supports direct printing, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 69% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Coolpix S2900 of only 230,000 pixels is in the lowest 22% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Coolpix S2900 of only 6.5 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 13% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix S2900 has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S2900's digital zoom of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 18% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S2900 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Longer Than Average Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of cameras is 1.5h, the longest is 8h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.1h. The Coolpix S2900's battery recharge time of 3h is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 30% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S2900 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5152 x 3864. That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 5120 x 2880, 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704 plus 2 more values. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix S2900 has a carrying case, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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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 S2900's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 90% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon s2900rd, nikon s2900sl

Barcodes:

00018208942381, 00018208942398, 00018208942404, 00018208942411, 00018208942428, 00018208998739, 00616348083232, 03662362044770, 04960759145901, 04960759145918, 08033737554937, 08033737554944, 08033737554951, 08033737554968, 08431016290413, 08431016290512

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