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Nikon Coolpix S5200
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Nikon Coolpix S5200 Digital Camera

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16MP 6x CMOS Jan 2014
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One Industry Award

This camera received a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com who thought that this Nikon digital camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This camera has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

Good Brand

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

Good Size

One customer who purchased it thought it was thin. One Nikon Coolpix S5200 reviewer thought it was compact.

Good Connectivity

A number of Nikon Coolpix S5200 reviewers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave the Nikon Coolpix S5200 a score of 70 out of 100 and said “The Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a Wi-Fi enabled digital camera”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The headline feature on the S5200 is its built-in Wi-Fi, this allows you to share photos with smartphones”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon Coolpix S5200 owner who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S5200 said that it was able to produce good images.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought the product considered that it was good quality. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S5200 “Rivals offer superior image quality” however they scored the product 60 out of 100.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was smooth.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Techradar.com mentioned three years ago “Ideal for travel, because of its durability and easy charge options” .

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S5200 considered that it had good features. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “A good set of features.” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S5200 review “It also records full 1080p HD videos with stereo sound”.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other cameras of this spec and age which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 supports WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S9500.

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SD Memory Card

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

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 ($375.99), the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS ($195.00).

If the memory card type of this Nikon digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX350 ($228.49) (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S5200 which do not support Full HD video, the Coolpix S5200 supports Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Olympus Stylus SH-50.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

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

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix S5200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 125, 400, 800 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Has One Playback Mode

The number of camera playback modes found on the Coolpix S5200 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found playback mode is Single image, but this playback mode is not found on this digital camera. The playback modes Slide show are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of image editing modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this Nikon digital camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Coolpix S5200 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S5200.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S5200. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF" and "MPF" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 16.79 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S5200 have total megapixel counts of between 10MP and 15,000,000MP, and the average total megapixel count is 52,000MP.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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TFT Display

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this age and type. 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. Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Coolpix S5200 does not support video recording, unlike most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S5200.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video recording including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), the Samsung WB800F, or the Fujifilm FinePix JX500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S5200 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

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

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S5200 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5200 also do not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S5200 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5200 are also not waterproof.

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Only 160 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Coolpix S5200 is a camera that takes 160 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5200. The flash mode "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S5200 have field of view of between 96% and 100%. With a field of view of only 99 percent, the Coolpix S5200 has one of the narrower field of view amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon digital camera supports a WAV audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S5200. The audio format "AAC" is also supported by this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix S5200 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Only 1920x1080@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

This digital camera has a resolution and capture speed of 960x540@30fps|1280×720@30fps|1280×720@60fps|1920x1080@15fps|1920x1080@30fps|640x480@120fps, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

At 3 hours, the Coolpix S5200 has a fairly long battery recharge time compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S5200. The shortest battery recharge time of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S5200 is 1.8h, the longest is 3.8h, and the average battery recharge time is 2.7h.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The average minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of this type and age is 96, and the minimum ISO speed range from 10 to 800. With a minimum ISO speed of 125, the Coolpix S5200 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S5200.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S5200 range from 1.3 to 6.9. With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the Coolpix S5200 has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5200

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Coolpix S5200 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50), or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the Coolpix S5200 has a relatively standard megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S5200.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 16MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Powershot A3500 IS ($89.98).

Digital cameras with a higher megapixel count that might be worth looking at include the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($243.54) (16.15MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S5200.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ41 ($243.54) (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 6 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S5200 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 6x optical zoom cameras and we think the Sony DSC-W810 ($101.97) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a relatively typical weight (146 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S5200.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 (147g), or the Canon IXUS 240 HS (145g) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S5200 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, or the Nikon Coolpix S9400.

If the sensor type of this Nikon digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix L120 ($299.50) (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
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
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Networking
Other Features
Technical Details

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Expert Reviews

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16 May 2013

Ideal for travel, because of its durability and easy charge options, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 performs well in a variety of everyday situations. It would be a good camera to consider if you're...

Buying Guide What camera should I buy? your options explained The Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a decent update to the Coolpix range and will suit people looking for a camera without too many confusing...

10 April 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

Sheltering under the Style banner of Nikon's digital camera range is the new Coolpix S5200. It's an affordable, smooth, slim digital compact camera with a back-illuminated 16 megapixel sensor, 6x... Read more…

9 April 2013

A good set of features, but rivals offer superior image quality...

21 March 2013

The headline feature on the S5200 is its built-in Wi-Fi, this allows you to share photos with smartphones and tablets for editing and sharing. You can also use your mobile device for remote...

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16,8 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 6x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Good range of shooting modes
Good battery life
Impressive zoom
Solid build quality
Charging in, camera
Record button easy to hit by accident
Struggled with metering in bright light
Lacks manual controls
15 September 2013

Die zu einem Pris von 199 Euro (UVP) angebotene Nikon Coolpix S5200 verfügt über eine Bildauflösung von 14 Megapixel. Bei Brennweiten zwischen 4,6 und 27,6 Millimetern weist die Kamera einen... Read more…

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