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Nikon Coolpix S32

alaTest has collected and analyzed 851 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S32. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and image quality. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the low light performance and memory. Opinions are divided on the flash.

usability, price, performance, image quality, portability

reliability, zoom, focus, memory, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S32 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S32

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S32 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. Comments about the performance and glare are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. Comments about the reliability and battery are mixed, and the flash and screen get negative comments.

usability, portability, price, glare, performance

image quality, sensor, contrast, screen, flash

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX S32 Waterproof Shockproof Compact Digital Camera - Pink (13.2 MP, 3x Zoom) 2.7 inch LCDNikon COOLPIX S32 Waterproof Shockproof Compact Digital Camera - Pink (13.2 MP, 3x Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S32

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S32 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 are impressed by the portability and performance. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the low light performance and memory.

usability, price, image quality, performance, portability

focus, reliability, memory, low-light

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon COOLPIX S32 13.2 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with Full HD 1080p Video (Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Nikon COOLPIX S32 13.2 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with Full HD 1080p Video (Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Nikon Coolpix S32

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S32 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The design and image quality also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the water proof, while there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, image quality, design, portability, price

reliability

93% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NIKON COOLPIX S32 13.2 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with Full HD 1080p Video - WhiteNIKON COOLPIX S32 13.2 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with Full HD 1080p Video - White

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix S32

 

Nikon has announced the "family-friendly' Coolix S32. While not as fully "lifeproof" as its AW-series cameras, the S32 is still capable of diving to depths of 33 feet and falling from heights of up to 5 feet. Which seems great for families with kids...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon Coolpix S32

 

Nikon S32 digital camera : Easy to handle, fun to use, and tough enough for all the family, the 13-megapixel Coolpix S32 is the camera everyone can share. The smooth design makes it simple to hold and operate - for tiny hands and grown-up ones too....

The Nikon Coolpix S32 is directly available in blue, pink, white and yellow. Nikon S32 price is set at € 109,00.

Jun, 2014

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Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Nikon Coolpix S32 Review

 

The Nikon Coolpix S32 continues the sleek, good looking waterproof cameras in the S range. Featuring a fully internal 3x optical zoom and 13 megapixel sensor, the S32 is also shockproof, waterproof and dustproof. It looks the perfect holiday point and...

The Nikon Coolpix S32 is so easy to use that it's easy to become a little lackadaisical in your attitude to photography while using it. Saying that, it's not really a camera designed for the keen photographer. The S32 is a camera that's intended to be...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Nikon S32 Review

 

Looking for an affordable yet rugged camera to take to beach or pool? (Hint: It might serve you well elsewhere, but when it comes to taking the drenchings and beating of a day's splashing around, your smartphone's almost certainly not the answer.) No,...

Available from March 2014, the Nikon Coolpix S32 ships in two body colors: white or blue. List pricing is set at around US$130.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Ben Andrews (techradar.com)

Nikon Coolpix S32 review

 

A toughened compact camera that won't break the bank

Water and shock proof ; Easy to use ; Full HD video recording ; Creative effects

Underwhelming image quality ; Slippery casing ; Very limited manual control ; Poor LCD viewing angles

You'll have to accept that its toughness does come at the expense of image quality and zoom range, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a tougher camera for less cash.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Geoff Harris (ephotozine.com)

Nikon Coolpix S32 Waterproof Camera Review

 

Geoff Harris reviews the updated version of this popular waterproof camera that the whole family can enjoy.

Even more waterproof ; Shockproof and family friendly ; Good value for money ; Good macro performance ; Good colour ; Easy to use ; Fun effects

Optical zoom could still be longer ; Lacks ISO / WB Control ; Lacks panoramic mode ; Noisy images at ISO400 ; Optical zoom not available while recording videos

The Nikon Coolpix S32 offers a higher resolution sensor and deeper waterproofing than the S31. It remains one of the cheapest waterproof cameras on the market with optical zoom, so it's ideal for family trips to the pool or holidays. It's easy to use...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Nikon Coolpix S32

 

I like the feel of this camera in my hands, it is solid and you know when you have pushed a button.

Only thing I don't like is not holding it up to my eye to take a picture - it works like an i-phone. But I am from a generation who loved their camera's and nostalgia rules.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Nikon Coolpix S32

 

Great colour underwater

Nothing

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Nikon Coolpix S32

 

The images we took that we couldn't have done with a non-waterproof camera came out really well and very good quality.

The only thing I would add is a setting for landscape to make it that bit easier to choose the best setting to shoot with.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Nikon Coolpix S32

 

easy to use. hardwearing and light

keep accidentally touching record button instead of photo capture

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):220
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:EN-EL19
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera file system:DCF, DPOF, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Movie, Single image
Photo effects:Mirror
Scene modes:Backlight, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Food, Night, Underwater / Backlight, Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Night, Underwater
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent

Design

Color of product:Blue / Pink / White / Yellow
Dust-resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Energy Star certified:N
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant / Shock resistant, Water resistant
Shock resistant:Y
Shock-resistant:Y
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:393.7

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Field of view:96

Flash

Flash modes:Auto
Flash range (tele):23.6 - 66.9
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 122
Pre-flash: Yes

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:0.03 - ∞, 0.5 - ∞ / 0.03 - ∞/0.50 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):0.5 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.3 - ∞

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:5.9
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.54
Minimum aperture number:3.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.18
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:125, 1600
ISO sensitivity (max):1600
ISO sensitivity (min):125
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Centre-weighted, Matrix, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal memory:25
Memory slots:1

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 40

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes

Packaging Content

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:JPG
Image Sensor Size:1/3.1
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4160 x 3120
Megapixel:13.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):4160 x 3120, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 / 4160 x 3120,\n2272 x 1704,\n1600 x 1200
Supported aspect ratios:4:3
Total megapixels:14.17

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:4

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps, 640x480@30fps
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, MOV, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MOV,MPEG4
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.59
Height:2.6
Weight:6.17
Weight (including battery):6.17
Width:4.25