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Nikon S02 Digital Camera

£120.83
Compact Camera 13.2MP 3x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Reasonably priced
Poor battery life
20 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Power

Poor Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it did not have a good battery life. Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “The battery is not replaceable” .


Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this Nikon camera a "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Seven experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag have rated this camera on average 57 out of 100. If all the cameras of this type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this low megapixel camera is in the bottom 3%.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 29 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is 83 out of 100. 4 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 25,424 expert and user reviews (including 514 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Four people who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S02 is inexpensive and small.” but they gave it a score of 50 out of 100. Expert website Techmagnifier.com said “The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a fairly priced ultra-compact camera” although they gave the Nikon S02 a rating of 40 out of 100. Mr. Paul G. Gray wrote on expert website Amazon “A great price for a lovely camera”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in September 2013.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon S02 supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S02 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this age and type. This Nikon digital camera also support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The Nikon S02 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 3 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.4x.

We compared this camera to all the other 3x optical zoom cameras and we think because of its better review score, the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII (£149.99) is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W310 (£110.16) (4x and higher rated), or the Canon Powershot S200 (£120) (5x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S02 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the PowerShot SX260 HS (£100), the SX510 HS (£137.99), or the Powershot S200 (£120) all from Canon.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five people who reviewed it thought it was compact. Four years ago expert review site Techradar wrote “Almost all compact camera manufacturers have suffered as the onslaught of camera phones continue to march forward”. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon S02 on expert website Digital Versus “The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a stylish and easy-to-use compact that's super-small size makes it ideal for snapping while out”. Techradar also said “Some manufacturers try to fight the smartphone by offering incredibly small compact cameras that still manage to outdo their always connecte” in their review.

Very Light

The lightest low megapixel camera that came out more than two years ago is 50g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 260g. The Nikon S02 is quite light (only 100 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Nikon S02 does not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Powershot S200 (£120), or the SX510 HS (£137.99) both from Canon are also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Nikon S02 does not feature bluetooth.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S02 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the Powershot S200 (£120), or the SX510 HS (£137.99) both from Canon or the Fujifilm XF1 (£140) which all of have better reviews.

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13.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 13.2 megapixels camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S02 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Powershot S200 (£120), and the SX510 HS (£137.99) both from Canon or the Fujifilm XF1 (£140) are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S02 has an HDMI port. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S02 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon S02 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Canon Powershot S200 (£120) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of views of low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 96% to 100%, and the average field of view is 100%. When compared to other low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the field of view of, the Nikon S02's field of view of only 96 percent is one of the narrowest.

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Memory

Very Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera range from 8MB to 7.5GB, and the average internal memory is 300MB. When compared to other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera, the Nikon S02's internal memory of 7,300 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S02 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S02 has a hand strap. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Four people who bought the product considered that it was good quality. Mr. C. Sandys-Lumsdaine said “However, I have been really impressed by the quality of photos it takes”. Four years ago Dale Thorn mentioned “The pixel quality is much better with the LF1, yielding a more detailed image” in his review of this digital camera. He also said “A better quality lens” in his review.

Easy to Use

Three owners agreed that the Nikon S02 was easy to use. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Simple to use”.


Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S02 features voice recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S02 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Nikon S02 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S02 is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. The ISO sensitivities "125", "200", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Two people wrote that this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert review site Photographyblog.com gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “This tiny camera features a 13 megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video, 2.7 inch touch-screen” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Four people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon S02 had a good zoom. Four years ago expert website Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It is an ultra-compact camera with 3x optical zoom, full 1080p HD video recording” but they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert website Amazon “Great for those times when you need a good camera quickly and unlike most phones this has a proper zoom that does not lose pixels”. Marian mentioned “The touch screen is hard to touch like old nokia mobiles, day time photos are ok and 3 zoom is helpful.”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Dale Thorn mentioned “There is a breakdown in quality at and near the edges of the image, again due to the lens I believe”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Eight customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Four years ago Dale Thorn said “The S02 daylight images will look very good when fitted to the screen size.” but even so he gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5. He also wrote “Its images are clear and detailed edge to edge” in his review, and also mentioned “The Panasonic LF1's images are excellent in the center”.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208264322, 00018208937028, 00018208937042, 00018208937073, 00018208937103

Nikon S02 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon S02 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 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 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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