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Nikon Coolpix S630


Nikon Coolpix S630
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Category: Point-and-Shoot

The Nikon Coolpix S630 has 12MP resolution, a 7x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens (37-260mm equiv.) and a large 2.7 in. high-resolution (230K pixels) LCD monitor with wide viewing angle. Sensor-shift Image Stabilization helps to reduce blur due to camera shake.

The Coolpix S630 has clean lines and is just 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.

A new Sports Continuous Scene Mode allows you to shoot at up to 11fps (max. 20 frames) at 3MP or lower. 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 S630 should appeal to point-and-shoot beginner photographers who desire a stylish and slim carry-anywhere digital camera with image stabilization.

The Nikon S620 features 4x wide-angle optical zoom (28-112mm equiv.) for about US $10 less.


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Nikon Coolpix S630
QuickFact™ Sheet
  Nikon Coolpix S630 US | CAN | UK | Imaging  
  Image Sensor 12 million pixels; 1/2.33-in. CCD  

Zoom-Nikkor 9 elements in 6 groups

  Focal Length 6.6-46.2mm (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: 37-260mm)  
  Aperture Range f/3.5 (W)-5.3 (T)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–3 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.5 and f/10 [W])
  Optical Zoom 7x optical zoom;
Digital zoom: Up to 4× (equivalent with 35mm [135] format picture angle: approx. 1040mm)
  Auto Focus

Contrast-detect AF

  Focus range / Macro

• Approx. 60 cm (2 ft.) to ∞
• Macro mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) to ∞

  AF-area mode

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

  AF-assist illumination


  Vibration Reduction Image-sensor shift (still pictures)
Electronic (movies)
  Shutter Speed • 1/1500-2 s
• 1/4000 - 1/15 s (Sport continuous)
• 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)
  Exposure Control Programmed auto exposure with motion detection  
  Shooting modes

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


Face Detection (up to 12 faces can be detected), Scene Auto Selector 9camera automatically changes up to 6 scene modes to match scene), Motion Detection (camera detects camera shake and makes adjustments reduce image blur)


- Single
- Continuous 1.2fps up to 4 frames (when image quality is set to Normal and image size is set to 4000×3000.)
- Multi-shot 16 (about 7.3 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 or 15fps
- 320x240 30fps or 15fps

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)
• 3968×2232 16:9 (3968)
• 1920×1080 16:9 (1920)
  Built-in flash TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
[W]: 0.6 to 5.5 m (2 to 18 ft.)
[T]: 0.6 to 3.5 m (2 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
Frame coverage (shooting mode): Approx. 97 % horizontal and 97 % vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode): Approx. 100 % horizontal and 100 % vertical

  ISO Sensitivity • ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
• Auto (auto gain from ISO 64 to 800)
• Fixed range auto (ISO 64 to 200, 64 to 400)
• Sport continuous mode, High sensitivity mode (ISO 640 to
  Light Metering 256-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 (9, 16, 25 or Calendar display), Zoom, Slide show  
  In-Camera Image Editing Quick retouch, D-Lighting, Crop, Small picture  
  Storage media Internal memory (approx. 44 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. 220 shots (EN-EL12)


Supplied Accessories*

(*) Supplied accessories may differ by country or area

- Li-ion rechargeable battery EN-EL12
- Battery Charger MH-65
- 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. 96.5 x 57.5 x 25.5 mm /
3.8 × 2.3 × 1 in.
(excluding projections)
  Weight (Camera body only) Approx. 140 g (4.9 oz)
(without battery and SD memory card)
  MSRP US $279.95 / CDN $349.95 / UK £289 / €319  

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

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Ruby Red Titanium Silver  


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