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Nikon Coolpix S620


Nikon Coolpix S620
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix S620 has 12.2MP resolution (on a 1/2.33-in. CCD), a 4x wide-angle optical Zoom-Nikkor lens (28-112mm equiv.) and a large 2.7 in. high-resolution (230K pixels) LCD monitor with wide viewing angle. Optical Image Stabilization helps to reduce blur due to camera shake.

The Coolpix S620 has clean lines and is slim enough to easily slip into a pocket. A rotary multi-selector provides quick and intuitive operation.

Nikon's D-Lighting function compensates for underexposed images or insufficient flash by automatically adding light and detail to selected shots where needed -- without affecting properly exposed areas. Nikon's In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically fixes most typical occurrences of red-eye. Face-Priority AF automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 faces to ensure clear, crisp focus on people's faces. Smile Mode automatically releases the shutter when your subject smiles. The camera will detect the subject's smile and will automatically fire the shutter.

Scene Auto Selector automatically changes the settings according to the scene you are photographing. Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.

The Nikon Coolpix S620 should appeal to point-and-shoot beginner photographers who desire a stylish and slim carry-anywhere digital camera with image stabilization.

If you desire a higher zoom factor, the Nikon S630 features 7x optical zoom (37-260mm equiv.) for only about US $10 more.


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Nikon Coolpix S620
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix S620 US | CAN | UK | Imaging  
  Image Sensor 12.2 million pixels; 1/2.33-in. CCD  

Zoom-Nikkor 7 elements in 6 groups

  Focal Length 5.0-20.0mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: 28-112mm)  
  Aperture Range f/2.7–5.8
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
2 steps (f/2.7 and f/5.4 [W])
  Optical Zoom 4x optical zoom;
Up to 4× (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: approx. 448mm)
  Auto Focus

Contrast-detect AF

  Focus range / Macro

• [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to ∞, [T]: Approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to ∞
• Macro mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) to ∞ (when the zoom is zoomed out)

  AF-area mode

Face priority, auto (9-area automatic selection), manual with 99 focus areas, center

  AF-assist illumination


  Vibration Reduction Lens shift  
  Shutter Speed • 1/1500 -1 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to Auto)
• 1/1500 -8 s (when ISO sensitivity is locked)
• 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
  Exposure Control Programmed auto exposure with motion detection  
  Shooting modes

- Scene modes: (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close Up, Food, Museum, Fireworks Show, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist)
- Smile mode
- Subject tracking mode
- Movie mode


World's fastest startup and most compact camera in it's class*. Startup time is a mere 0.7 seconds. Face Detection (up to 12 faces can be detected).

* - Among compact digital cameras with optical VR function and a zoom lens covering 28mm (35mm-format equivalent) as of January 5, 2009.


- Single
- Continuous 1.0fps up to 10 frames (when image quality is set to Normal and image size is set to 4000×3000.)
- Multi-shot 16 (about 30 frames per second and arranges them in a single picture with image quality set to Normal and image size set to 2592×1944)
- Intvl timer shooting (30 s, 1 min, 5 min, or 10 min)


- 640x480 30fps
- 320x240 30fps

The maximum recording time may vary with make of memory card. This camera can record movies up to a maximum of 25 minutes in length.


Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration

  Image size (pixels) • 4000×3000 High (4000P)/Normal (4000)
• 3264×2448 Normal (3264)
• 2592×1944 Normal (2592)
• 2048×1536 Normal (2048)
• 1024×768 PC screen (1024)
• 640×480 TV screen (640)
• 1920×1080 16:9 (1920)
  Built-in flash TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
[W]: 0.5 to 8.0 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 26 ft.)
[T]: 0.5 to 3.5 m (1 ft. 8 in. to 11 ft.)

Hi-Speed USB

  Supported languages Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish,
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian,
Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish,
Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
  Viewfinder None  
  LCD monitor

2.7-in., approx. (230K dots), wide viewing angle TFT LCD with antireflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment (equipped with monitor brightness boost function)
Frame coverage (shooting mode): Approx. 100 % horizontal and 100 % vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode): Approx. 100 % horizontal and 100 % vertical

  ISO Sensitivity • ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
• Auto (auto gain from ISO 100 to 1600)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 100 to 400, 100 to 800)
  Light Metering 224-segment matrix, center-weighted  
  Exposure Compensation –2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV  
  White Balance Auto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash  
  Color options Standard, Vivid, B & W, Sepia, Cyanotype, Pastel  
  Playback Functions Full frame, Thumbnail (4, 9, 16 or Calendar display), Zoom, Slide show  
  In-Camera Image Editing Quick retouch, D-Lighting, Crop, Small picture  
  Storage media Internal memory (approx. 45 MB), SD (Secure Digital) memory cards  
  Power sources

One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62F (optional)

  Battery life (approx.)

Approx. 250 shots (EN-EL12)


Supplied Accessories*

(*) Supplied accessories may differ by country or area

- Li-ion rechargeable battery EN-EL12
- Battery Charger MH-6
- Strap AN-CP19
- USB Cable UC-E6
- Audio/Video Cable EG-CP14
- Software Suite for COOLPIX CD-ROM
  Optional Accessories - EH-62F AC Adapter  
  Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 90 × 53 × 23 mm /
3.5 × 2.1 × 0.9 in.
(excluding projections)
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 120 g (4.2 oz)
(without battery and SD memory card)
  MSRP US $269.95 / CDN $329.95 / UK £239 / €269  

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

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Nikon S620 (US)
Noble Purple Dusty Pink Sky Blue
Rich Pearl Jet Black  


Nikon S620 (UK)
Bright Silver Noble Purple

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