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Nikon Coolpix S2900
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Nikon Coolpix S2900 Digital Camera

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20.1MP 5x CCD 4x Jan 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Looking 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 moments. You... More
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

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

Owner Reviews Are Average

Users have rated this camera on average 77 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon Coolpix S2900 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Newpeterfacts wrote on Amazon “An 8GB or better memory card should be fine for ordinary stills photography.”.

Some Nikon Coolpix S2900 owners said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Last year Newpeterfacts said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 “Focusing accuracy is up to standard+ The camera's high resolution (20MP) sensor means that reasonable A4 prints are certainly possible with care+ Colour”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 “The pocketable S2900 features a 20 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom” and gave the Nikon Coolpix S2900 a score of 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of Nikon Coolpix S2900 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. H.r.roissetter said “A great little camera so easy to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 and scored the product 5 stars. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Coolpix S2900 is a slim, easy to use camera that produces vibrant, well exposed images” however despite that they only rated the Nikon Coolpix S2900 3 stars.

Good Size

Three people agreed that it was thin. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Slim light” in their review.

One Nikon Coolpix S2900 owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 “Hailing from the Syle range of Nikon Coolpix digital compact cameras”.

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Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 15,328 user and expert reviews for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

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Nice Design

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Laurence Campfield mentioned on Amazon in October this year “Neat little camera”. Also in October this year Niobe wrote on Amazon “Camera a great success so far, small and neat, easy to take around, straightforward to use” in their Nikon Coolpix S2900 review and rated the Nikon Coolpix S2900 4 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S2900 was good looking. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The S2900 is Nikon's entry-level model in its Coolpix Style range of slim and stylish compact cameras”.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S2900 had a good autofocus. One Nikon Coolpix S2900 reviewer considered that it had a good zoom.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S2900 thought it was good quality. Max M said “Be easy to operate + produce images of reasonable quality for uploading onto the PC” in his review.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix S2900 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 on expert website Ephotozine “Battery life is also good”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 on expert website Ephotozine “You get some clever portrait-orientated features and processing tools” but they gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Support

One Nikon Coolpix S2900 owner said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. In October this year Niobe mentioned in their review “However the instructions arrived in a huge number of languages, none of which was English, which seems bizarre for a product bought in Britain through Amazon uk”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Canon A4000 IS (£89.00), the Sony DSC-W810, or the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (£121.99) which has better reviews.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras of this age and spec is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Coolpix S2900 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 20.1MP cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the DSC-W810, or the DSC-W830 (£86.99) both from Sony which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the A4000 IS (£89.00), and the A4000 IS (£89.00) both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-H90 (£95.99) (microSDHC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and cheaper)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S2900 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00) which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-H90 (£95.99) which is cheaper.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 20.48 megapixels, the Coolpix S2900 has one of the more total megapixelss amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The least total megapixels of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S2900 is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution across all comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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AVI Video Formats Supported

This camera supports an AVI video formats supported, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this type and age. This Nikon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras that have been available for more than two years. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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18 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 65% based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine.

A Bit Expensive

One person who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S2900 considered that it was not cheap. Lorraine wrote in her review this year “Takes brilliant photos which you woukd think were taken from a more expensive camera” although she scored it 80 out of 100.

Recent Price Increase of £10.04

The price of the Coolpix S2900 has increased by £10.04 in the last 61 days.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other cameras of this age and spec have an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99), the Casio EX-ZR800, or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S2900, the Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Sony DSC-H90 (£95.99); or the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99), or the Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and type do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99), or the Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix S2900 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S2900 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX220 (£99.99), the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00), or the Samsung WB350F (£107.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S2900, the Coolpix S2900 is not 3D.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the VR-350 (£79.99), or the VR-340 (£75.99) both from Olympus or the Fujifilm FinePix F750EXR.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do 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 Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S2900 are not waterproof. The Coolpix S2900 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix S2900 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S2900 is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Coolpix S2900 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S2900. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.12s, the longest is 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Nikon Coolpix S2900 has one of the shorter slowest camera shutter speeds amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras of this type and age the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix S2900 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix S2900 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Coolpix S2900 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This digital camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The light meterings "Centre-weighted" and "Matrix" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S2900.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

At 3 hours, the Coolpix S2900 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S2900. The shortest battery recharge time of comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.8h and the longest is 3.8h.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S2900

Released Over Two Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S2900 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the A4000 IS (£89.00), the PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00), and the 150 (£109.99) all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix L29 (£94.95).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a pretty typical display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the A4000 IS (£89.00), and the 150 (£109.99) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-W830 (£86.99) is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix S2900 has a pretty standard weight (119 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S2900.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the 150 (£109.99) (130g and higher rated), or the A4000 IS (£89.00) (130g and higher rated) both from Canon or the Sony DSC-W810 (111g and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
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
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 Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Direct Printing
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Data Network
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

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Expert Reviews

(2)
5 November 2015

PhotographyBlog.com

Hailing from the Syle range of Nikon Coolpix digital compact cameras, the pocketable S2900 features a 20 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom and video image stabiliser. Available in silver, red,... Read more…

Slim light
Easy to use
Smart Portrait and Glamour Retouch options
Available in a number of colours
No image stabilisation
Very slow
Average image quality
Poor LCD screen
Slippery to hold
2 March 2015

The Coolpix S2900 is a slim, easy to use camera that produces vibrant, well exposed images. Battery life is also good, and you get some clever portrait-orientated features and processing tools. ...

User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 3 June 2016 by Laurence Campfield
(Verified Purchase)

Neat little camera...

Reviewed 28 May 2016 by SandyP
(Verified Purchase)

I returned this...

Reviewed 25 April 2016 by Lorraine
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with this camera. Does exactly what I want it to do. Takes brilliant photos which you woukd think were taken from a more expensive camera. So a good buy.

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Niobe
(Verified Purchase)

Camera a great success so far,small and neat, easy to take around, straightforward to use. However the instructions arrived in a huge number of languages, none of which was English, which seems... Read more…

Reviewed 2 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It might be a good camera but came with Eastern European instructions and accessories - 2 pin charging plug etc. No mention of this in the sales description. Useless in the UK.

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