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Nikon Coolpix S2


 Nikon Coolpix S2

Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix S2 is basically the S1 in an all new splashproof metal body design that provides water resistance for great photography even in inclement weather. Though it's a few mm bigger than the S1, it is nevertheless ultra compact at less than 1 in. thick. The Nikon S2 easily fits in your pocket or fashion purse and features 5.1 MP resolution, 3x optical Zoom using Zoom-Nikkor ED lens, and lots of Scene Modes to simplify shooting in a range of common situations.

Like many of the ultra compacts, the Nikon S2 does not have a viewfinder but comes with an extra large 2.5 in. LCD monitor. Useful features to enhance image quality include: D-Lighting that adds light and detail to dark parts of images; In-Camera Red-Eye Fix; Face-priority AF that automatically detects faces in the frame to ensure the focus is spot on your subject's face (face recognition capability may be limited in some shooting conditions).

The Nikon S2 is fast with a start-up speed of approx. 1 sec. and continuous shooting at up to 1.8 fps (approx.). Nikon claims enhanced energy efficiency for longer battery life. The Nikon S2 comes complete with the COOL-STATION MV-11 docking station.

Optional accessories include the Waterproof Case WP-CP5.

The Nikon Coolpix S2 should appeal to those desiring an easy-to-use ultra compact and splash-proof digital camera.

Nikon Coolpix S2
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Image Sensor 5.1 effective megapixels (2592x1944)
1/2.5 in. CCD
  Lens Zoom-Nikkor ED  
  Focal Length 5.8-17.4mm (35-105mm, 35 mm equivalent)  
  Maximum Aperture f/3.0(W)-5.4(T)
Two-step (Open/ND filter (-3.0AV))
  Optical Zoom 3x  
  Focus Range 30cm (12 in.) to infinity, 4cm (1.6 in.) to infinity in Macro Mode  
  Auto Focus Contrast-detect TTL AF with AF-assist illuminator;
Focus Area: Center, auto multi-AF
  Shutter Speed 2-1/350 sec  
  Exposure Control    
  Shooting Modes

Still: Auto, Scene Assist (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait), Scene (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist, Voice Recording), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Image adjustment, Saturation control, White Balance (Auto, Preset and 7 manual modes), Digital zoom (max. 4x), Noise reduction, Self-timer (3 sec., 10 sec);

Movie with sound: TV movie 640 (640x480) at 15fps, Small size 320(320x240) at 15fps, Smaller size 160 (160x120) at 15fps, Time-lapse movie 640* (640x480) at 15fps;

Capture Modes: 1) Single, 2) Continuous (approx. 1.8fps), 3) Multi-shot 16 (available only at 5M image size), Interval timer shooting;

Self-timer: 3 sec., 10 sec

  Exposure Compensation    
  Light Metering    
  White Balance Auto, Preset and 7 manual modes  
  Viewfinder n/a  
  LCD 2.5-inch type, 110,000-dot Amorphous silicon TFT LCD monitor with brightness adjustment;
frame coverage: (through) approx. 97%, (playback) approx. 100%
  ISO Sensitivity    
  Storage Media Internal memory: approx. 12MB, SD memory card (optional)  
  Battery One EN-EL8 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (Supplied ), COOLSTATION MV-12 (supplied), AC Adapter EH-63 (supplied)  
  Included Accessories
No memory card included
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL8, AC adapter EH-63, COOL-STATION MV-12 Cradle
A/V Cable, USB 1.1 Cable (2.0 Full Speed)
Hand Strap
Software CD-ROM (PictureProject)
  Dimensions (W x H x D) 91.9 x 59.0 x 22.0 mm /
3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.
  Weight (Camera body only) 140g / 4.9 oz.  
  MSRP US $449.95 / CDN $569.95  

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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