Nikon Coolpix S32 Review

September 5, 2014 | Matt Grayson | |

Specifications

Effective pixels 13.2 million
Image sensor 1/3.1-in. type CMOS; approx. 14.17 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 3x optical zoom
Focal length 4.1-12.3 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 30-90 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
F-number f/3.3-5.9
Lens construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 360 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Electronic VR (movies)
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures), electronic VR (still pictures)
Autofocus Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity. Shoot close-ups, Photograph food, Shoot under water, Mirror, Add a bubble effect, Add a neon effect, Add a cartoon effect, Take soft pictures, Create a diorama effect, Highlight colors: Approx. 5 cm (2 in.) (wide-angle position) to infinity. (All distances measured from center of front surface of the protective glass)
AF-area mode Center, face detection
Monitor 6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage Approx. 96% horizontal and 96% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 25 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Storage file formats Still pictures: JPEG. Voice messages: WAV. Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (photo size) 13 megapixels [4160 x 3120]. 4 megapixels [2272 x 1704]. 2 megapixels [1600 x 1200]
Shooting modes Point and Shoot, Choose a Style (Shoot night scenes, Shoot close-ups, Photograph food, Shoot at intervals, Shoot under water, Take a series of pictures, Photograph fireworks, Shoot backlit scenes, Mirror, Add a bubble effect, Add a neon effect, Add a cartoon effect, Take soft pictures, Create a diorama effect)
Release mode Up to 11 images continuously at a rate of about 4.7 fps
Movie - file format Large (1080p) (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9/approx. 30 fps, Small (640): 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 30 fps, Small (old-fashioned): 640 x 480/4:3/approx. 15 fps
ISO sensitivity ISO 125-1600
Exposure metering Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1 EV)
Shutter type Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/2000-1 s. 4 s (Choose a style is set to Photograph fireworks)
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Aperture range 2 steps (f/3.3 and f/6.6 [W])
Self-timer Approx. 10 s, smile timer
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity Auto) [W]: 0.3-3.1 m (1-10 ft). [T]: 0.6-1.7 m (2 ft-5 ft 6 in.)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
USB Hi-Speed USB
Data transfer protocol MTP, PTP
Video output Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
HDMI output Automatically selected from 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O (USB). HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included). AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 2 h 35 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P and when no charge remains)
Battery life1 Approx. 220 shots when using EN-EL19
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)2 Approx. 1 h 35 min when using EN-EL19
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 107.6 x 66.1 x 40.4 mm (4.3 x 2.7 x 1.6 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 175 g (6.2 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Operating environment - temperature -10°C - +40°C (14°F-104°F) (for land use). 0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F) (for underwater use)
Operating environment - humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Waterproof JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions). Capacity to shoot pictures underwater up to a depth of 10 m (32 ft) and for 60 minutes
Dustproof JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Shockproof Cleared our testing conditions (compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19, Charging AC Adapter EH-70P, USB Cable UC-E16, Brush