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Nikon 4200 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 6x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Easy to use
Good size
Average expert reviews

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Reviews

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range 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

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine and PC Mag this camera has an overall expert rating of 65 out of 100.


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon 4200 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon 4200 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon 4200 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Battery

Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Nikon 4200 which takes 180 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 4200 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the A2300, or the A2500 Bundle both from Canon or the Nikon L120 which has better reviews.

If this medium megapixel camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the WB250 (5x), the WB350F (5x), or the DV180F (5x) all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon 4200 has a quite large minimum aperture number (3.5) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The smallest minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.7, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon 4200 has a fairly average optical zoom (6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 6x optical zoom cameras and we think the S3300, and the 3200 both from Nikon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the 150 (8x), or the 145 (8x) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S5300 ($119.99) (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 4200 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Samsung 200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5, or the Fujifilm X-A1 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon 4200 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 4200 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 common video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions 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 best video resolution of all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon 4200 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400 which is also higher rated.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB. With an internal memory of 76 megabytes, the Nikon 4200 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon 4200 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 4200 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon 4200 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners reckoned that it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote in their Nikon 4200 review “The Nikon Coolpix S4200 is a compact digital camera, aimed at beginners” . Thirteen years ago expert review site Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Coolpix 4200 is a very compact and stylish 4-megapixel camera that features a high-quality Nikkor ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element 3x optical zoom lens”.

Average Weight

With a weight of 139 grams, the Nikon 4200 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon 4200 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon 4200 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, and the DSC-W580 both from Sony or the Samsung ST150F ($120) is also worth considering.

If this medium megapixel camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2"), or the D4S ($4,489) (3.2") both from Nikon or the Leica T ($1,115.77) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 4200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, or the Nikon 3200.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon 4200 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 4200 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon L120, the Kodak Pixpro AZ365, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon 4200 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Across all medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the best still image resolution is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels 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 cameras of this age and type.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who bought it thought it had good features.


Design

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Nikon 4200 “This sleek little camera has enough handy features to satisfy novices” and gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100.

Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Steves-Digicams.com wrote “The Coolpix 4200 is durable with an all” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

One customer who bought the Nikon 4200 considered that it was good looking.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the 4200.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208263387, 00018208902194, 00018208927067, 00018208927081, 00616641735753, 08431016420513, 08431016420919

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