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Nikon Coolpix S2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the lens and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the shutter and flash. There are some mixed comments about the responsiveness.

screen, portability, usability, design, lens

value for money, image quality, viewfinder, flash, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S2 Digital Camera Review

 

Introduced only months after the S1, the Nikon Coolpix S2 is the continuation of a line of digital cameras that Nikon has deemed its "Style" line. The sleek aesthetic and slim profile is something we haven't seen from Nikon until now. This 5 megapixel...

- Stylish camera body - Splash-proof design - Large LCD screen - Help guide - Decent battery life

- Short shutter speed range - Horribly inept at capturing action shots (action meaning anything that moves) - High price - Grainy and slow 15 fps movie mode - Wire-infested COOLSTATION - Poor LCD resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S2 is built with style in mind, as well as ease of use for the fashion-conscious point-and-shooter. The 5 megapixel 1/2.5-inch CCD comes packed in a splash-proof metal body with a 3x optical zoom lens that remains flush with the...

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Nikon Coolpix S2

 

You know what the Nikon Coolpix S1 was really missing? Splash-proofedness. At least, that's what Nikon appears to be betting on with the release of the Coolpix S2, which shares the same featureset as its predecessor but comes in an all-weather...

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Nikon Coolpix S2

 

The slim Nikon Coolpix S2 is the latest addition to the Nikon Coolpix collection of 2005. It appears that the Nikon Coolpix S2 will not replace the Nikon Coolpix S1 as it packs the same 5 megapixels, 3x optical zoom lens, large 2.5 inch LCD and the...

Stylish and thin camera design ; All-weather body ; Battery level indicator ; Large 2.5 inch LCD ; The 4 features in the paragraph above ; Lots of scene modes ; Camera help ; Constant focusing reduces shutter lag

12 MB internal memory ; Weak flash ; Lack of manual controls ; Very small shutter speed range ; Barrel distortion

While the Nikon Coolpix S2 is a great camera when it comes to continuous shooting, still images and scene modes, it lacks "real" manual controls and it's shutter speeds are too slow/fast.

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Nikon Coolpix S2

 

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Owners Opinion: Nikon Coolpix S2 (MuR, 28 Apr 07)

 

Sehr schöne Kamera. Brilliante Bilder. Meine Frau hat diese Kamera seit 1,5 Jahren. Top.

Focusrahmen, besserer Akku

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Owners Opinion: Nikon Coolpix S2 (alan lesesky, 23 Feb 07)

 

THIS CAMERA IS FANTANTIC. THE LARGE COLOR LCD IS GREAT AND THE CAMERA CAN FIT IN YOU POCKET.YOU CAN DELETE PICTURES EASILY AND THE MOVIE FEATURE WORKS GREAT. STILL LEARNING MORE OF THE FEATURES THAT HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED FROM READING THE OTHER REVIEWS.

NONE SO FAR BUT WILL EDIT THIS IF SOME ARE FOUND

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Owners Opinion: Nikon Coolpix S2 (Mr K, 14 Mar 06)

 

Sehr schöne Taschenkamera.

Akkuleistung zu gering, fehlende Anzeige auf dem Display wo das bIld exakt mittig ist

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Shirt pocket safe camera!

 

I carried this camera all over Ireland in my shirt pocket. Because of the cover over the lense, and flash, you don't have to worry about damage. When you snap the cover open. It is ready to go. It is extremely easy to use. Lots of options. Because it...

Light, compact, protected lense, easy to use

maybe a little expensive, would be nice to have a view finder sometimes

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Owners Opinion: Nikon Coolpix S2 (mkmk, 3 Dec 05)

 

Top Kamera

slow Autofocus, Pixel from LDC

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Owners Opinion: Nikon Coolpix S2 (dhatcher, 9 Aug 05)

 

I bought this recently for £300 UKP for a two week road trip as an alternative to an ageing coolpix 885. I looked at the Canon IXUS and also the Nikon S1. Settled on the Nikon as I'd used the 885 for so long and was happy with the UI and Nikon image...

Low light is tricky - Under low light conditions on the 'museum' preset, you need a steady hand. The 'auto blur' message gives you a pointer if the camera moved too much with the longer exposure under such settings. Use of a monopod or similar is...

Product Specifications

The COOLPIX S2, with its sleek, sophisticated and elegant outlines, boasts not only good looks, exceptionally easy-to-use controls, but also the assurance of the advanced Nikon image quality. Best of all is its all-weather, splash-proof aluminum body with a 2.5 inch large and bright LCD monitor let you enjoy digital photography under any weather conditions!

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Nikon EN-EL8

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.3in
Weight:0.2lbs
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Copy / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset

Header

Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:S2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.0-5.4
Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:5.1Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cool / Neutral / Saturation / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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