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Nikon Coolpix S4200
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Nikon Coolpix S4200 Digital Camera

16MP 6x CCD Jan 2014
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good ratings compared to other brands.

Good Size

One person said in their reviews that the product was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S4200 is a compact digital camera, aimed at beginners” in their review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras of this age and type. 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.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Casio Exilim EX-H50, and the GE E1450W which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Coolpix S4200 has one of the larger screen sizes amongst cameras of this age. The screen sizes of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S4200 range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

Alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Sony DSC-HX20, or the Samsung WB30F ($129.00).

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Nikon Coolpix P520 (3.2" and higher rated), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5" and higher rated), or the Samsung Galaxy EK-GC100 (4.8" and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S9400, or the Coolpix L120 ($299.50) both from Nikon.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the 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), or the DSC-W810 (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S4200 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S4200.

Other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Coolpix S9500 both from Nikon or the GE E1450W.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S4200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S4200 also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

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

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The Coolpix S4200 has a greater number of image editing modes than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix S4200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S4200. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Coolpix S4200 has a quite big internal memory (74 megabytes) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S4200. The smallest internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 is 8MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 350MB.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports One Image Format

The Nikon Coolpix S4200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix S4200 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S4200. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S4200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S4200. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The worst video resolution of all compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix S4200 has a better display than most compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S4200 displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 80, the Coolpix S4200 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S4200 have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 800, and the average minimum ISO speed is 96.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Ephotozine. The camera expert review sites aren't convinced by this Nikon camera.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec support video recording, however the Coolpix S4200 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Fujifilm FinePix X100S, or the Sony DSC-HX10 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S4200, the Coolpix S4200 does not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, the Olympus Stylus SH-50, or the GE G100 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Nikon Coolpix S4200 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider include the ST200 ($119.99), the WB200F ($201.97), or the ST200F all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S4200 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), or the Nikon Coolpix P7700.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 do not have a GPS. The Coolpix S4200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung ST200 ($119.99), the Canon IXUS 140, or the Nikon Coolpix P520 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S4200 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S4200 are also not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This digital camera has a still image resolution of 16M (High) [4608 x 3456]| 16M [4608 x 3456]| 8M [3264 x 2448]| 4M [2272 x 1704]| 2M [1600 x 1200]| VGA [640 x 480]| 16:9 [4608 x 2592], which is the most frequently found still image resolution on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Features One Flash Mode

The Coolpix S4200 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of only 3.5, the Coolpix S4200 has one of the bigger maximum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture of similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200 is 6.6.

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Only 180 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Nikon Coolpix S4200 is a camera that takes 180 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Coolpix S4200 has a greater number of shooting modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S4200. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix S4200 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s. The Nikon Coolpix S4200 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S4200.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture

At 6.5, the Coolpix S4200 has a very large minimum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S4200. Cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S4200 have minimum apertures of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S4200

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S4200.

Average Megapixel Count

The Coolpix S4200 has a relatively typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S4200.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the PowerShot ELPH 115 IS, or the PowerShot SX160 IS both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 ($216.99).

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-TZ35 (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-FZ60 (16.1MP and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Casio Exilim EX-H50 (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S4200 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S4200.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the PowerShot N ($139.99), and the PowerShot A2500 ($149.95) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the WB150F (5x), or the WB350F ($295.51) (5x) both from Samsung or the Vivitar T135 (5x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 6 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S4200 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S4200.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 6x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix S3300 ($149.00), or the Coolpix S4300 both from Nikon.

If you want a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Coolpix S3500 ($45.50) (7x), or the Coolpix S3400 (7x) both from Nikon or the Leica C (Typ 112) ($629.00) (7.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 139 grams, the Coolpix S4200 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 139g digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S4300, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR20, or the Sony DSC-WX300 ($317.99) which has better reviews.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus
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
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Display Language
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
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features
Picture Transfer Protocol

Expert Reviews

(2)
28 May 2012

When comparing the specifications, the S4200 appears to be a very similar camera to the Nikon Coolpix S3300 , both having 16 megapixels sensors, 6x optical zoom and 720p HD video recording. Where...

23 August 2005

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s4200, nikon s4200b, nikon s4200bk
Barcodes 00018208263387, 00018208927067, 00018208927081, 00616641735753, 08431016420513, 08431016420919
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