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Nikon Coolpix S32

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning compact camera with average features
Compact 13.2MP 3x Yes Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S32 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S32 number 718 across all digital cameras.
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16 Reviews + 1 Award
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has fantastic user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 78%, based on 16 reviews. This digital camera has received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Canon 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 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, is robust and it is fairly priced.
The Coolpix S32 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Has an image stabilizer
Quite low megapixels sensor
Only 4160 x 3120 pixels image resolution
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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

One Industry Award

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

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus the average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 70 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Coolpix S32 owners rated this digital camera as superb. 4 reviewers (80% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 30,771 expert and user reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Three people who bought it thought it was easy to use.

Users Report it is Robust

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was good at resisting water ingress.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money.


Features

Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

The Nikon Coolpix S32's sensor megapixels of only 13.2MP is in the lowest 25% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 common resolution. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S32's optical zoom of only 3x is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 23% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Coolpix S32's minimum aperture number of 3.3 is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S32 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Nikon Coolpix S32's ISO sensitivity (max) of only 1,600 is in the lowest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Coolpix S32 of 175g is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital 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. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Shock Resistant

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

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 0.72x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The Nikon Coolpix S32's digital zoom of only 4x is in the smallest 17% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix S32's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 90mm is in the shortest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has a tripod mount. 75% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Quite Small Image Sensor Size

The image sensor sizes of digital cameras range from 0.25" to 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.5". The image sensor size of the Nikon Coolpix S32 of only 0.323" is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of the Nikon Coolpix S32 of 10m is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Waterproof

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

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Dustproof

The Coolpix S32 is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Has a Pre-Flash

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has a pre-flash, which is unusual. 95% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon Coolpix S32 of 2.7" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Nikon Coolpix S32's field of view of only 96% is in the narrowest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have field of views of between 1.5% and 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S32 in February 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna852e1
Barcodes 00018208264605, 00018208939411, 00018208939459, 00018208939497, 00018208939527, 00018208997435, 00018208997459, 00018208997527, 00018208997534, 00018208997541, 00018208997558, 00616348082044, 00616348082051, 02003032983004, 05054230628478, 05054230628485, 05712505146736, 08033737553459, 08033737553466, 08033737553473, 08033737553480

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