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Nikon 4200 Digital Camera

16MP 6x CCD 1/2.3" Nov 2012
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21 Reasons For

Good Brand

Compact cameras built by Nikon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Nikon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Size

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review on expert review site Ephotozine “The Nikon Coolpix S4200 is a compact digital camera, aimed at beginners”.

Good Technical Features

A few people considered that the Nikon 4200 had good features. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “This sleek little camera has enough handy features to satisfy novices” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “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”.

Easy to Use

One person reckoned that it was easy to use.

Robust

One Nikon 4200 reviewer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was strong and durable. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on Steve's Digicams “The Coolpix 4200 is durable with an all”.

Nice Design

One Nikon 4200 reviewer who reviewed the Nikon 4200 thought it was good looking.

Good Quality Lens

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], or the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y[plb_1786919_price].

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of compact cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The Nikon 4200 has one of the larger display diagonals (3 inches) amongst compact cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Canon 255 HS[plb_1538063_price], and the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the EK-GC100[pl_2075290_price] (4.8"), or the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price] (4.8") both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable type 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Rollei PowerFlex 800[plb_1950271_price], the GE G100[plb_1861772_price], or the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-H400[plb_2169604_price] (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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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 4200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the D300s[pl_994_price], and the 3200[pl_1729050_price] both from Nikon or the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is typical of many compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon 4200 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the 4200. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon 4200 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Nikon digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4608 x 2592. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 4200 still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 to 5152 x 3864.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 74 megabytes, the Nikon 4200 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The smallest internal memory of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 4200 is 6.9MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 280MB.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon 4200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Nikon camera also 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 video resolution of all comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the 4200 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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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 commonly found maximum image resolution on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon 4200 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 80, the Nikon 4200 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 4200 is 94, and the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 10 to 200.

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Nikon digital camera is 65% based on two expert reviews from sites including Ephotozine and PC Mag.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 4200 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer that you might want to look at including the X10[pl_1150_price], or the FinePix AX600[pl_1735654_price] both from Fujifilm or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon 4200 does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 4200 also do not support video capability.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F[plb_1519008_price], or the Canon IXUS 130[plb_1644860_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of this type and age do not support Full HD video. The Nikon 4200 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price], or the Sony KHX20BBGSFDI[plb_1543754_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 4200, the Nikon 4200 does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the ST200[pl_378406_price], the Galaxy Camera EK-GC110[pl_2083466_price], or the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Nikon 4200 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the 4200 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon 4200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price], the Sony DSC-HX10V/R[plb_1543755_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40[plb_2046319_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon 4200 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the 4200 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 4200 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and spec is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the A2400 IS[pl_1488471_price], or the A2500[pl_1564196_price] both from Canon or the Olympus VR-350[plb_1835931_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Vivitar T135[plb_1838910_price] (5x), the Pentax Efina[plb_2009791_price] (5x), or the Samsung 200F[plb_2071998_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Nikon 4200 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Only 180 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon 4200 is a digital camera that takes 180 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 4200 take between 110 and 949 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon 4200 is more than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 4200. The shooting modess "Movie" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 4200 is 0.12s and the longest is 250s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Nikon 4200 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the 4200.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon 4200 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the 4200 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. The Nikon 4200 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.5) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 4200

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Nikon camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Nikon 4200 has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 4200.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the T400[pl_1505419_price], and the F660EXR[pl_1409997_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus Stylus SZ-15[plb_1721132_price] is also worth considering.

If this Nikon digital camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W630[plb_1873640_price] (16.1MP), the Casio EX-ZR800[plb_1990677_price] (16.1MP), or the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS[plb_2354770_price] (16.1MP) 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 the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon 4200 has a relatively standard optical zoom (6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released around the same time as the 4200.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 6x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the 3200[pl_1729050_price], or the 3300[pl_1378452_price] both from Nikon.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the S3500[pl_2119299_price] (7x), or the Coolpix S3400[pl_2072942_price] (7x) both from Nikon or the Leica C (Typ 112)[plb_2025175_price] (7.1x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Nikon 4200 has a relatively average weight (139 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 139g cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Casio Exilim EX-ZR20[plb_1348211_price], and the Sony DSC-WX300[plb_1621847_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Multi-Shot
Image Editing
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Anti Motion Blur
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)

Expert Reviews

(4)
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

« [ FIRST IMPRESSIONS?SonyEricsson K750i ] | Main | [ REVIEW ? SonyEricsson K750i PHONE CAMERA ] » August 23, 2005 [ IN BRIEF ? Nikon Coolpix 4200 ] Price: $449Rating: 4 THE NIKON COOLPIX 4200... Read more…

10 September 2004

This sleek little camera has enough handy features to satisfy novices and some enthusiasts. The ED glass lens produces extrem Specs: Megapixels: 4, Maximum Resolution: 2272 x 1704 pixels,... Read more…

24 August 2004

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 and Nikons exclusive new... Read more…

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