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Nikon Coolpix S1200

$245.00
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
An award winning and good value for money 14.1 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 14.1MP 5x Yes Aug 2011
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix S1200 Review

With excellent reviews but representing average value for money, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S1200 number 148 across all digital cameras.
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11 Reviews + 1 Award
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Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 53?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 74%, based on 11 reviews.
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This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite large minimum aperture number
Quite narrow field of view

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How Big is the Nikon Coolpix S1200?

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 is 107mm wide and 63.4mm tall. It is 22.6mm deep and weighs 0.186kg.

Nikon Coolpix S1200 front dimensions

Nikon Coolpix S1200 size in context

Nikon Coolpix S1200 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

One expert review site concluded that they would recommend this camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this Nikon camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 74% based on 11 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, T3.com and Pocket Lint.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 31,432 owner and expert reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 14.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 186 grams, the Coolpix S1200 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Coolpix S1200 has a quite large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22. The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly large minimum aperture number (3.9) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Coolpix S1200 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Coolpix S1200 features date imprinting, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S1200 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Coolpix S1200 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of cameras is 420MB. The Coolpix S1200 has one of the bigger internal memory (94 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Coolpix S1200 has a fairly narrow field of view (only 98 percent) compared to most of the other cameras. The narrowest field of view of cameras is 1.5%, the widest is 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm. At 28 millimeters, the Coolpix S1200 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Coolpix S1200 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other digital cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was August 2011 when this camera was released.


Value for Money

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s1200pj
Barcodes 00018208923571, 00018208923618, 00182089235716, 00182089236188, 08033737552704

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