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Nikon Coolpix S1200 Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD Aug 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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21 Reasons For

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

Good Technical Features

Several people who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams four years ago “The S1200pj boasts some impressive features for a compact digicam; with the most obvious being its built-in 20 lumen projector”. Steve's Digicams wrote “Plenty of features”. Steve's Digicams also said “Camera features available on cheaper compacts”.

Easy to Use

Some customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Steve's Digicams said “Easy to use”. Steve's Digicams also wrote “Projector is handy, camera is still compact”.

Robust

Several Nikon Coolpix S1200 owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S1200 concluded that it was well made. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S1200 “A projector is built right into the front of this camera, allowing”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix S1200 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Bright 3-inch screen” .

Good Battery Life

One customer considered that the product had a good battery life. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “5 hour full battery charge time” .

Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix S1200 reviewers who bought it said that it was compact. One customer who bought this digital camera thought it was thin.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon Coolpix S1200 owner concluded that it was good quality. Steve's Digicams wrote “Great build quality” in their Nikon Coolpix S1200 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S1200 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200 which do not support Full HD video.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Fujifilm X10 which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 considering one of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Fujifilm X10, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ55 which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix S1200 which do not support video capability, the Coolpix S1200 supports video capability.

Other digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix JX500.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S1200 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S1200 also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10, the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S1200.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Olympus Stylus SH-60 which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most frequently found camera shutter type on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has Five White Balances

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S1200. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Manual" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S1200 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Nikon camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S1200. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the compact cameras that have been available for more than two years the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 290MB. The Coolpix S1200 has one of the bigger internal memorys (94 megabytes) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Coolpix S1200 has a wider flash exposure correction than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. This Nikon digital camera also have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S1200 the worst flash exposure correction is ±2EV (1/3 EV step) and the best is ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S1200. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this camera.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

The normal focusing ranges (tele) of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.2m to 3.5m, and the average normal focusing range (tele) is 1.3m. The Coolpix S1200 has one of the smaller normal focusing ranges (tele) (only 0.5 meters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix S1200 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, or the Sony DSC-WX300 ($317.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S1200 are not 3D. The Coolpix S1200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S1200, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 does not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Nikon Coolpix P330, or the Canon IXUS 140 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Coolpix S1200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Coolpix S1200 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S1200.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon Coolpix S1200 is more than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S1200. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Coolpix S1200 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly supported power source type is Battery, but this power source type is not supported by this digital camera. The power source types AC are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 98 percent, the Coolpix S1200 has one of the narrower field of views amongst compact cameras of this age. Compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S1200 have field of views of between 96% and 100%.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix S1200 is more than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S1200.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for more than two years the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 5mm to 39mm. At 28 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S1200.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers (3.9) amongst compact cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S1200

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S1200 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S1200.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S6150, or the Sony DSC-H70R which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Canon ELPH 320 HS (3.2" and higher rated), or the Samsung SAMSUNG MV900F ($165.99) (3.3" and higher rated).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This compact camera camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon 500 (4.1x and 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 digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S1200 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Coolpix S5200 (6x), or the Coolpix S5200 (6x) both from Nikon.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 186 grams, the Coolpix S1200 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 14.1MP cameras to this camera and we think the Canon SX150 IS, and the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F (14.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
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
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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 Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
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
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
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
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Weight
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

17 April 2012

Nikon's third "pj" labeled Coolpix camera, the S1200pj boasts some impressive features for a compact digicam; with the most obvious being its built-in 20 lumen projector. That's right, a projector...

One of a kind camera
Projection facility is great fun
High-quality build
Plenty of features
Fun, much improved projector
Commands a price premium over otherwise similar compacts offering similar picture quality
Smile timer has unreliable AF
Average image quality
Price
Expensive

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s1200p, s1200pj, nikon s1200, nikon s1200p, nikon s1200pj
Barcodes 00018208130870, 00018208262786, 00018208923571, 00018208923618, 00182089235716, 00182089236188, 08033737552704
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