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Nikon Coolpix S32

Nikon Coolpix S32
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PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A good spec and award winning compact digital camera
Compact 13.2MP 3x Yes Mar 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S32 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S32 number 915 across all digital cameras.
88
Reviews
62 Reviews + 1 Award
69
Features
Good Features
68
Age
4 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 75%, based on 62 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 digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is robust, it is easy to use and it is fairly priced.
The Coolpix S32 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very small optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4160 x 3120 pixels image resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

45
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
51
Landscape Photography
Average
60
Everyday Photography
Average
51
Sports Photography
Average
40
Wildlife Photography
Mediocre

Nikon Coolpix S32 Video Reviews

How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S32?

The Nikon Coolpix S32 is 107.6mm wide and 66.1mm tall. It is 40.4mm deep and weighs 175g.

Nikon Coolpix S32 front dimensions
Nikon Coolpix S32 size in context

Nikon Coolpix S32 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

One Industry Award

The editor of website PhotographyBlog.com concluded that they would recommend this Nikon camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 71 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus.

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Good User Reviews

Coolpix S32 owners on average rated this camera 80 out of 100. Over 75% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Robust

Eight owners who bought the Nikon Coolpix S32 thought it was good at resisting water ingress and four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

12 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Six people concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S32 was good value for money.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

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

Users Report Nice Design

Three owners who reviewed it wrote that it was good looking.

  • The placement of the two buttons for pictures and video is genius! Opening the memory card and battery compartment is hard for little fingers, another clever design decision…
  • Battery life drains pretty quickly when recording…
    Katie (Amazon.co.uk) - December 2014
  • Practical, beautiful and good machine…
  • Robust and nice looking - the whole family use it when we're not using our phones…
    EmmaH (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2014

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Three owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Five customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

13 owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was able to produce good images.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Nikon camera has been on the market since March 2014.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Nikon Coolpix S32's sensor megapixels of only 13.2MP is in the lowest 25% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 4160 X 3120 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Coolpix S32 is 4160 x 3120 pixels. That's 18% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Nikon Coolpix S32 of only 3x is smaller than 93% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon Coolpix S32 of 3.3 is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 45% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S32 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Coolpix S32's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is in the lowest 11% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Coolpix S32 of 175g is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 39% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix S32 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Only 220 Battery Life

The Coolpix S32 is a digital camera that takes 220 shots battery life.

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

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix S32 of only 90mm is shorter than 97% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Coolpix S32 of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 41% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Waterproof

The Coolpix S32 is waterproof. 92% of cameras are not waterproof.

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Smaller Than Average Image Sensor Size

The smallest image sensor size of cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47". The image sensor size of the Coolpix S32 of only 0.323" is smaller than 98% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The Coolpix S32's field of view of only 96% is narrower than 95% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average field of view of all cameras is 100%, with the narrowest being 92% and the widest being 1,000%.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix S32 has a tripod mount. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Coolpix S32's maximum aperture number of only 5.9 is smaller than 92% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Coolpix S32 has a shock resistant, which is unusual. 96% of cameras do not have a shock resistant.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Coolpix S32's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 85% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display resolution of all cameras is 620,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels.

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Dustproof

The Coolpix S32 is dustproof. 93% of cameras are not dustproof.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S32 has a pre-flash. 95% of cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The Nikon Coolpix S32's waterproof up to of 10m is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 42% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix S32's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 18% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The display diagonals of cameras range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix S32 of 30mm is longer than 92% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon vna852e1

Barcodes:

00018208939411, 00018208939459, 00018208939497, 00018208939527, 00018208997435, 00018208997459, 00018208997527, 00018208997534, 00018208997541, 00018208997558, 00616348082044, 00616348082051, 02003032983004, 05054230628478, 05054230628485, 05055261867362, 05712505146736, 08033737553459, 08033737553466, 08033737553473, 08033737553480

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