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Nikon Coolpix S1200 Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD Aug 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The Camera/projection System That Fits In Your Pocket.If you're the gadget guru of your friends, get ready to blow them away with your latest high-tech device the Nikon COOLPIX S1200pj. Featuring... More
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

Good Technical Features

Several people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams four years ago “The S1200pj boasts some impressive features for a compact digicam; with the most obvious being its built-in 20 lumen projector”. Steve's Digicams wrote “Plenty of features”. Steve's Digicams also said “Camera features available on cheaper compacts”.

Easy to Use

Some customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Steve's Digicams said “Easy to use”. Steve's Digicams also wrote “Projector is handy, camera is still compact”.

Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix S1200 owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S1200 concluded that it was well made. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S1200 “A projector is built right into the front of this camera, allowing”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix S1200 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Bright 3-inch screen” .

Good Battery Life

One customer considered that the product had a good battery life. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “5 hour full battery charge time” .

Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix S1200 reviewers who bought it said that it was compact. One customer who bought this digital camera thought it was thin.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S1200 owner concluded that it was good quality. Steve's Digicams wrote “Great build quality” in their Nikon Coolpix S1200 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the GE J1455.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S6800 which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350 ($267.00) (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S1200, the Coolpix S1200 supports video recording.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Samsung WB800F.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix S1200 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Coolpix S1200 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon Coolpix S1200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S1200. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S1200 have internal memory of between 1MB and 8.2GB. At 94 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S1200.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a ±2EV (1/2| 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is the most frequently found flash exposure correction on cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Short

The shortest digital camera of this age and spec is 10mm tall and the tallest is 750mm. The Coolpix S1200 is very short (only 22.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200, the Coolpix S1200 does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110 ($29.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S1200 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S1200 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS ($199.99), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S1200, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 ($399.99), the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S1200 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S1200 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S1200 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Supports One Power Source

The Coolpix S1200 has a greater number of power sources than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported power source is Battery, but this power source is not supported by this Nikon camera. The power sources AC are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of view of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S1200 range from 96% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. At only 98 percent, the Coolpix S1200 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Few Total Megapixel Count

Compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200 have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 16MP. The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a quite few total megapixel count (only 14.48 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S1200.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The Coolpix S1200 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras that were released more than two years ago. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix S1200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S1200.

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Thick

With a depth of 63.4 millimeters, the Coolpix S1200 is one of the thicker cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S1200 amongst digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S1200 have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The Coolpix S1200 has one of the larger minimum apertures (3.9) amongst cameras of this age. The smallest minimum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S1200 is 1.3 and the largest is 6.6.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S1200

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX240 HS ($254.24).

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS (3.2"), or the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this compact camera camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200.

If you would prefer a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras that were released more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S1200 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S5100.

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a relatively average weight (186 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S1100 ($318.06) (180g).

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Average Megapixel Count

The Coolpix S1200 has a relatively typical megapixel count (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S1200.

There are a number of alternative 14.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5, or the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS ($200.00).

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might also be worth considering include the WB150 (14.2MP), or the WB200F ($201.97) (14.2MP) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Date Imprinting
Weight
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port

Expert Reviews

17 April 2012

Nikon's third "pj" labeled Coolpix camera, the S1200pj boasts some impressive features for a compact digicam; with the most obvious being its built-in 20 lumen projector. That's right, a projector...

One of a kind camera
Projection facility is great fun
High-quality build
Plenty of features
Fun, much improved projector
Commands a price premium over otherwise similar compacts offering similar picture quality
Smile timer has unreliable AF
Average image quality
Price
Expensive

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s1200, nikon s1200p, nikon s1200pj
Barcodes 00018208130870, 00018208262786, 00018208923571, 00018208923618, 00182089235716, 00182089236188, 08033737552704
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