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Nikon Coolpix S32 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 13.2MP 3x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Noisy images at is 400
Video quality
16 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This Nikon camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this camera was good.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 71% based on eight expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 9 owner reviews the average owner rating of this waterproof camera is brilliant. Over 80% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This means that owners think this camera is one of the better cameras of this spec and age.

Good Brand

Based on 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 129 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Noisy Images At is 400

Three people agreed that this digital camera was not able to produce good images. Techradar mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Noisy images at IS 400”.

Optical Zoom Could Still Be Longer

Two customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S32 agreed that it did not have a good zoom. Techradar mentioned two years ago “Optical zoom could still be longer” in their review of this digital camera. They also said “Optical zoom not available while recording videos” in their review.


Price

Good Value for Money

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good value for money. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Good value for money” . Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Techradar “Rarely does a budget compact camera offer much fun.” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. A. Mcquillan scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Great Value” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Video Quality

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product was not good quality. Two years ago Techradar mentioned “Picture quality when zoomed in”. They also wrote “Underwhelming image quality” in their review.

Has a Shock Resistant

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has a shock resistant, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Easy to Use

Four customers agreed that the product was easy to use. T J Merrick said two years ago “Simple to use, good results for a camera at this price” and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Even More Waterproof

Three owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Even more waterproof”. T J Merrick said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S32 on expert review site Amazon “Excellent waterproof camera”. Matthew Green gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Amazon “Brilliant little camera, easy to use and great for taking underwater pictures”.

Waterproof

The Coolpix S32 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also are waterproof.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 10 meters, the Coolpix S32 has a relatively typical waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

There are a number of other 10m waterproof cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot D20 (£189.99) which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher waterproof up to that might be worth looking at include the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (15m) which is also higher rated.

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Dustproof

The Coolpix S32 is dustproof. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also are dustproof.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix S32 in February 2014.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S32 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon AW130 which has better reviews.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix S32 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S32 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of their better review scores, the Nikon AW130, and the Olympus Stylus TG-2 are also worth considering.

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Only 2272 X 1704 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S32 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a 2272 x 1704 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 384 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 4160 x 3120 and 1600 x 1200. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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13.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 13.2 megapixels camera.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Coolpix S32 has a fairly average weight (175 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this camera. The smallest display diagonal of cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 1.8" and the largest is 3.2".

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (3" and higher rated), or the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (3" and higher rated).

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Very Narrow Field of View

Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera have field of views of between 96% and 170%, and the average field of view is 100%. With a field of view of only 96 percent, the Coolpix S32 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 500,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 150,000 pixels to 1,100,000 pixels. The Nikon Coolpix S32 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Coolpix S32 has a quite small optical zoom (only 3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera is 1x, the biggest is 7.1x, and the average optical zoom is 4x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (4x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera is 2x, the biggest is 16x, and the average digital zoom is 5.7x. The Coolpix S32 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon AW130, or the Canon PowerShot D20 (£189.99) which both of have better reviews.

If this Nikon digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (16x and higher rated).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera is 4mm, the longest is 200mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 110mm. The Nikon Coolpix S32 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 90 millimeters) compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera range from 2.7 to 13. The Coolpix S32 has a fairly small maximum aperture number (5.9) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera, the Coolpix S32's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 30 millimeters is one of the longest. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 4.5mm to 35mm.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The Coolpix S32 has a pre-flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a pre-flash.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has an HDMI. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an HDMI.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix S32 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix S32 has a battery charger included. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon Coolpix S32 has a hand strap, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S32 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S32 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 125 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Coolpix S32 is a camera that takes 220 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years take between 120 and 1,119 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 7.9MB to 700MB, and the average internal memory is 90MB. With an internal memory of only 25 megabytes, the Coolpix S32 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna852e1
Barcodes 00018208264605, 00018208264612, 00018208939411, 00018208939459, 00018208939497, 00018208939527, 00018208997435, 00018208997459, 00018208997527, 00018208997534, 00018208997541, 00018208997558, 00616348082044, 00616348082051, 02003032983004, 05054230628478, 05054230628485, 05712505146736, 08033737553459, 08033737553466, 08033737553473, 08033737553480

Nikon Coolpix S32 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix S32 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,674 product attributes, 178,028 digital camera reviews and 4,186,700 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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