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Nikon Coolpix S1200

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Nikon Coolpix S1200 Digital Camera

$200.00
Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x Aug 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nikon has good digital camera reviews
Good technical features
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Reviews

Nikon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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


Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Lens System

Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera range from 2.5 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. At only 5.8, the Coolpix S1200 has a quite big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera is 26mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Coolpix S1200 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly large minimum aperture number (3.9) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera is 3.4.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a pretty average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the L120, or the Coolpix S6150 both from Nikon or the Canon 240 HS.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR, the Nikon L31, and the Canon A3300 IS is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.8x and higher rated).

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix S1200 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix S1200 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Memory

Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 94 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix S1200 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix S1200 has a hand strap, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix S1200 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Features Calendar

The Coolpix S1200 features calendar. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also feature calendar.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Coolpix S1200 features connection to PC. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also feature connection to PC.

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Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix S1200 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix S1200 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon L120, and the Panasonic DMC-TZ30EF-W ($375.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S1200 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s), whereas most medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a higher image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera the worst image resolution is 4288 x 3216 pixels and the best is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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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 cameras of a comparable age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Features

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”.


Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Coolpix S1200 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Nikon Coolpix S8200 ($499.00).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix S1200 has a built-in flash. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Coolpix S1200 features date imprinting. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature date imprinting.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon Coolpix S1200 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S1200 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not support Full HD video.

Other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Olympus OM-D E-M10.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Coolpix S1200 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon digital camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540 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). Across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S1200 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the HX100V both from Sony which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon.

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Weight & Dimensions

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.

Average Weight

The Coolpix S1200 has a pretty standard weight (186 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Power

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 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” .


Design

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 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.


Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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

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