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Nikon Coolpix S01

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the shutter and screen.

size, portability, usability, image quality, value for money

memory, battery, flash, screen, shutter

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

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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...

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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

Not counting spy cameras, the Nikon Coolpix S01 ($179.95 direct) is one of the smallest point-and-shoots that you'll ever see. It sports a 3x zoom lens, a 10-megapixel CCD sensor, and a touch-screen interface, and its operation is fully automatic—so...

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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


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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...

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Nikon CoolPix S01


The Nikon CoolPix S01 offers the smallest point and shoot camera available on the market and will be a great fit if you mostly plan to share images online. The image quality and available features could use some improvement, but if you just need to...

This camera is incredibly small and has a huge internal memory

The touchscreen is unresponsive, and the pictures are not high quality

The Nikon CoolPix S01 will fit in any purse or pocket and take decent pictures without much adjustment.

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Amazon review summary for Nikon S01


alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 user reviews of Nikon S01 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

usability, size, portability, design, image quality

responsiveness, features

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nikon COOLPIX S01 16 MP Digital Camera with 3x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens (Red)

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Excellent purchase.Great value!


Great for both closeups and mi-distance shots. Easy to shoot and simple to use.

Very Compact And Reliable

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Small in size but with a big bang camera


Use this camera mainly for travel. Very handy and easy to use. Video resolution is not quite high but acceptable.

Easy To Use","Fast\/accurate auto-focus","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time","Small \/ Compact

Limited Zoom","No Viewfinder","Poor Flash

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A super camera for the size and price


This is my 3rd Nikon camera. What more can I say.. I have a DSLR, A Coolpix 6000 and now this little guy that I got on closeout for really cheap. I love it.. I can slip it in my pocket and almost forget its there. Picture quality is great for a small...

It fits in your pocket and takes great pics

Low light pictures tend to be a little grainy but still good

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Great quality light compact weight camera


If we could use SD card, it would have been a perfect camera for me to take around. It has excellent battery life and has a good size internal storage which could hold enough pictures before downloading.About me... Love capturing special occasions,...

light weight and compact

it can not use SD card

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: Yes


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.9''


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: No
Secure Digital Card: No
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: No
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL11
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL11


Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Shutter Priority: No