Nikon Coolpix S02 Review

October 30, 2013 | Matt Grayson |


Product name COOLPIX S02
Type Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels 13.2 million
Image sensor 1/3.1-in. type CMOS; total pixels: approx. 14.17 million
Lens 3x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length 4.1-12.3 mm (angle of view equivalent to 30-90 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
f/-number f/3.3-5.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to approx. 360 mm lens in 35 mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Electronic VR (movies)
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (measured from center of front surface of lens) [W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity. Approx. 5 cm (2 in.) - (W) or approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) - (T) in macro close-up mode
Focus-area selection Center, face priority, manual (tap to select)
Monitor 6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot touch screen TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Frame coverage (shooting) Approx. 96% vertical and horizontal
Frame coverage (playback) Approx. 100% vertical and horizontal
Storage - Medium Internal memory (approx. 7.3 GB)
File system DCF, Exif 2.3, DPOF-compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG. Movies: MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with LPCM stereo sound)
Image size (pixels) 13 M [4160 x 3120]; 4 M [2272 x 1704]; 2 M [1600 x 1200]
Shooting Modes Scene selection (Scene auto selector, Hand-held night scene, Backlit scene HDR), Special effects
Movie frame size (pixels) 1080/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 540/30p: 960 x 540/16:9, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (standard output sensitivity) ISO 125-1600
Exposure - Metering mode Matrix, center-weighted (at under 2x digital zoom), spot (at 2x digital zoom and up)
Exposure control Programmed auto with exposure compensation (±2 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter - Speed 1/2000-1 s
Aperture Electronically-selected neutral density (ND) filter (-2 AV)
Range 2 positions (f/3.3 and f/6.6 [W])
Self-timer Approx. 10 seconds
Built-in flash - Range (approx.; auto ISO) [W]: 0.3-1.4 m (1 ft - 4 ft 7 in.); [T]: 0.5-0.8 m (1 ft 8 in. - 2 ft 7 in.)
Flash control TTL auto with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Data transfer protocol MTP, PTP
Video output NTSC, PAL
I/O terminal Audio video 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 Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery
Charging time Approx. 2 h 50 min (using Charging AC Adapter EH-70P; battery fully discharged)
Battery life¹ - Still pictures Approx. 210 (with built-in battery)
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)² Approx. 1 h 15 min (with built-in battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 77.1 x 51.3 x 17.5 mm (3.1 x 2.1 x 0.7 in.), excluding projections
Weight Approx. 100 g (3.6 oz)
Operating environment - Temperature 0 °C - 40 °C (32 °F - 104 °F)
Operating environment - Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera strap, Charging AC Adapter EH-70P, USB Cable UC-E16
Optional accessories Audio/video cable EG-CP16, Stylus TP-1, Case CS-CP4-1 (with strap)