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Nikon 1 S2 Digital Camera

$399.00
MILC 14.2MP CMOS SDHC Nov 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
One industry award
Pas de stabilisation (ni optique, ni interne
No mode dial, poor interface
14 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of review websites PhotographyBlog.com endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Good Brand

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 67 out of 100 based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and intogadgets.nl.


Features

Good Technical Features

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon 1 S2 supports video recording, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Audio

Silent Shutter

One person said in their reviews that the Nikon 1 S2 was quiet. Ephotozine said “Silent shutter”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 1 S2 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Stylish Body

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Ephotozine said three years ago “Compact stylish body” and scored this digital camera 70 out of 100. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert website PhotographyBlog.com also three years ago “The Nikon 1 S2 is the new entry-level model in Nikon's compact system camera range.” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon 1 S2 is a stylish compact system camera from Nikon” and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was a good body shape. Dp Review wrote three years ago “Compacte en lichte body, filmen 1080p tot 60 bps, snelle burstmode 20 bps, continu AF, snelle hybride AF”. In the same month expert review site Ephotozine.com rated it 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Features a colourful plastic body”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Three years ago Dp Review said “Compact, lightweight” in their review of this digital camera.

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Very Light

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the weights range from 120g to 590g. With a weight of only 190 grams, the Nikon 1 S2 is one of the lighter medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Design

Design Lgant Et Bonne Finition

Two owners agreed that it was well designed. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Design lgant et bonne finition”. Two customers reckoned that this digital camera was good looking.

Good Image Quality and Colour

Three owners agreed that it was good quality. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Elegant design, quality finish” yet they only scored it 60 out of 100. Ephotozine said “Good image quality and colour” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “The ultracompact Nikon Coolpix S2 does all the hard work and delivers decent picture quality”.

No Mode Dial, Poor Interface

Two owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it did not have a good interface. Three years ago Dp Review mentioned “No mode dial, poor interface”. Digital Versus mentioned “Interface optimised for a touchscreen” in their review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon 1 S2 was not easy to use the menus. Dp Review said “Menus optimiss pour un usage tactile”.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon 1 S2 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also have an AC adapter included.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Nikon 1 S2 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Nikon 1 S2 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon 1 S2 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Nikon 1 S2 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and 12800 are also supported by this camera.

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Lots of Video Modes

Four people wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Dp Review said on DP Review “Good stills and videos”. Digital Versus mentioned “Lots of video modes” but despite that they only scored it 60 out of 100. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert website Steve's Digicams three years ago “You get Full 1080/60p HD video recording courtesy of a 14.2 MP CMOS image sensor”.

High Speed Continuous Shooting

Seven owners said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine said “High speed continuous shooting” in their review of this digital camera. Ephotozine also said “20fps continuous shooting with AF tracking” in their review. Ephotozine also wrote “High speed video modes (albeit at low resolution” in their review.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images.

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Pas De Stabilisation (ni Optique, Ni Interne

Three customers concluded that the product did not have a good image stabiliser. Digital Versus said “Electronic stabilisation only in 30 fps video mode”. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Stabilisation lectronique uniquement en vido et 30 is”. Dp Review also wrote “Pas de stabilisation (ni optique, ni interne” in their review.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good zoom. Digital Versus rated it 60 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Kit zoom lens only opens manually”. Also three years ago Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “Zoom du kit non motoris”.

Two people reckoned that this digital camera did not have a good lens. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this digital camera “No image stabilisation (not for lens, not internally”. Three years ago Ephotozine mentioned “1127.5mm lens doesn't feature optical image stabilisation” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner said in their reviews that the product did not have a good autofocus. Cnet.co.uk said “Slow autofocus in dim light”.

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Lowdetail, Nontouchscreen Display

Two people who bought this digital camera wrote that it did not have a good screen. Digital Versus wrote “Lowdetail, nontouchscreen display” and scored the Nikon 1 S2 60 out of 100. Ephotozine mentioned three years ago “Difficult to view screen outdoors in sunlight” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Support

Few Manual Controls

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good technical guidance. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on CNET.co.uk “Few manual controls” and gave this digital camera a rating of 3 stars out of 5.


Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon 1 S2 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 460,000 pixels) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this type and age is 230,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon 1 S2 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Coolpix S9600 ($881.23), and the Coolpix L840 ($200.00) both from Nikon or the Pentax K-50 ($349.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vva223k001, nikon 27699
Barcodes 00018208276974, 00018208276998, 00018208277063, 00018208890491, 00018208890507, 00018208939695, 00018208939718, 00018208939749, 00018208939763, 00018208998005, 00018208998012

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