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Nikon Coolpix S01

alaTest has collected and analyzed 634 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S01. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and portability are overall positive. The performance and size also get good feedback. Comments about the reliability and memory are mixed. Some have doubts about the sensor and image stabilizer.

usability, size, performance, portability, image quality

flash, shutter, stabilizer , sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S01

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S01 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the storage and memory. Opinions are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, size

memory, storage

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX S01 Compact Digital Camera - White (10.1MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCDNikon COOLPIX S01 Compact Digital Camera - White (10.1MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S01

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S01 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the design and portability. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably. The low light performance and screen get mixed views. Many are critical about the focus and shutter.

usability, size, performance, portability, design

reliability, memory, flash, shutter, focus

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX S01 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens (Silver)Nikon COOLPIX S01 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens (Silver)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon Coolpix S01

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nikon Coolpix S01 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX S01 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens (White)Nikon COOLPIX S01 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens (White)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Nikon Coolpix S01

 

The Nikon Coolpix S01 is an impressively small camera aimed at shooters who stick to Auto mode—but you can do much better in the budget camera realm.

Insanely small. Inexpensive. 7.3GB internal memory.

No manual shooting controls. Finicky touch-screen interface. Low resolution display. Inconsistent shutter lag.

Performance and Conclusions The S01 is slow. It requires a lengthy 3.4 seconds to start and fire a photo, records an average shutter lag of 0.6-second, and at best can fire off a photo every 1.6 seconds. The shutter lag is lengthy, but the real issue...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix S01 Review

 

The Nikon CoolPix S01 is more of a novelty ultra-compact than a serious camera. While it is very easy to use, its lack of a burst mode and poor image quality has left us wanting more. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Incredibly small, discrete and easy to carry ; Touch LCD makes camera control easy ; Large internal memory means no need for external storage media ; Very few and easy to use camera controls ; Electronic VR image stabilization ; Appealing price tag ;...

Poor image quality, comparable to a smartphone camera ; Can be difficult to operate for someone with large hands ; Flash is very weak ; No HDMI output for HD movies for an HDTV ; Memory is not expandable ; Battery life is not spectacular and there is...

The Nikon CoolPix S01 is more of a novelty ultra-compact than a serious camera. While it is very easy to use, its lack of a burst mode and poor image quality has left us wanting more. Read more in our

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix S01 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix S01 is a 10 megapixel compact camera with 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch touchscreen, 7.3GB of internal memory, built-in battery and a body that's smaller than a credit card. Other highlights of the S01 include 720p HD movie recording, an...

Nobody is making a claim for the Nikon Coolpix S01 being a serious photographic tool. We're always told a large-ish sensor, large-ish lens and therefore large-ish camera makes for optimum quality images, and none of those are the case here. Nor,...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Nikon Coolpix S01

 

A camera of the tiniest proportions, the S01 weighs in at just under 100 grams and proportions that may make it the smallest camera on the market. Nikon has achieved this engineering feat by packing in a smaller, cellphone camera sized 10.1 megapixel...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Nikon Coolpix S01 review

 

The Nikon Coolpix S01 is the brand's smallest ever digital compact

Good build quality ; Compact size

No card slot ; Embedded battery ; Tricky control on tiny screen

Expert review by : Jeff Meyer (techradar.com)

Nikon Coolpix S01 review

 

A very small, simple camera to take anywhere

Strong colours ; Great dynamic range ; Compact

No white balance or ISO controls ; Noisy images ; Limited focal range

The compact camera market is in a state of flux at the moment, thanks to declining sales and the rise of high-spec smartphone cameras that can take photos of equal or even better quality. As such, the big camera manufacturers are pulling out all the...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Nikon Coolpix S01 Review

 

Would you believe if we said, “The camera we got our hands on is smaller than your palm?” The latest from Nikon, the Coolpix S01, indeed is so small that it can easily pass off as a Zippo lighter, not kidding! Let's find out what it packs in its...

Despite its miniscule form, the S01 is very comfortable to use. It’s designed for single-handed use while shooting. All you have to do is just point and shoot. Even the tiny zoom lever around the shutter release button is within comfortable reach of...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Nikon Coolpix S01 Review - Tech2

 

Would you believe if we said “The camera we got our hands on is smaller than your palm?” The latest from Nikon, the Coolpix S01 indeed is!

The Nikon Coolpix S01 is more about form than function, and it commands a hefty premium for its diminutiveness. Priced at Rs 8,950, it costs more than twice entry-level digital camera. However, the latter are more feature rich and take better photos...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Digit Digital Cameras (digit.in)

Nikon Coolpix S01

 

Nikon Coolpix S01

May, 2014

Expert review by : Techtree (techtree.com)

Review: Nikon COOLPIX S01

 

Camera phones have almost obliterated point-and-shoot cameras with better optics, and bigger megapixel count. However, Nikon seems to be challenging these competitors with the world's smallest COOLPIX camera – the S01. Inside its tiny body, it manages...

Extremely portable; Easy to use; Captures 720p movies

No manual operation; Heats up while shooting video; Unreliable AF; Low-res screen; No memory card slot

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:WAV
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):190
Battery life (max):2.8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL11 (built-in, non-removable)
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, Battery / Battery

Camera

Camera file system:DCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / DCF, DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3 / DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Movie / Movie, Single image
Languages support:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR / ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
Scene modes:Backlight, Close-up (macro), Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
White Balance:Auto

Design

Color of product:Black / Pink / Red / Silver / White
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:100 / 96
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Flash modes:Auto / Auto, pre-flash
Flash range (tele):19.7 - 47.2
Flash range (wide):19.7 - 55.1 / 19.7 - 86.6
Pre-flash: Yes

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection / Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):0.5 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.05-0.5 / 0.3 - ∞ / 0.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.05 - ∞
Smile detection: Yes

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Focal length range (f-f):0.161 - 0.484
Lens structure:6/5
Lens structure (elements/groups):6/5
Maximum aperture number:3.3 / 5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.43
Minimum aperture number:3.3 / 5.9
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.14
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600 / 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1250, 1600 / 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 / 80, 1600
ISO sensitivity (max):1600
ISO sensitivity (min):80
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted / Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal memory:7475

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85 / 5 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/2000 - 1
Digital SLR: No
On/Off switch: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPEG XR / JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/2.9
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736
Megapixel:10.1
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200,2272 x 1704 / 1600 x 1200,2272 x 1704,3648 x 2736 / 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200
Total megapixels:10.34

Ports & interfaces

AV output: Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
HDMI: No
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:1

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:HD / Not supported
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Video compression format:H.264, MOV, MPEG4 / MOV
Video formats supported:H.264,MOV,MPEG4 / MOV
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.677
Height:2.02
Weight:3.39
Weight (including battery):3.39
Width:3.03