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Nikon Coolpix S2500 Digital Camera

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12MP 4x CCD Sep 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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19 Reasons For

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Good Size

Some people who purchased it agreed that it was thin. Cnet.co.uk said on expert review site CNET.co.uk “The slim, 12.1-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S2500 could well”. Six years ago Expertreviews.co.uk said on Expert Reviews “Slim, attractive and relatively quick.”. Tech-Reviews.co.uk wrote “A 2.7-inch LCD monitor and a slim body” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars.

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said six years ago “If you’re looking for a budget point-and-shoot compact to snap day-to-day images without the need for critical detail then the Nikon S2500 can deliver that for under £100” in their review. Expert review site Tech-Reviews.co.uk mentioned “Its compact size means it easily fits in your pocket for use at parties or when you’re out” and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S2500 was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert website Ephotozine “The camera has a variety of auto and scene modes available designed to make taking pictures fun and easy” in their review. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews six years ago “Its photos are significantly better” but despite that they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on Pocket Lint “Is the S2500 the perfect partner for great images? The Nikon S2500 is part of the new spring range of Coolpix compacts, bringing the range up to date” in their review however despite that they scored it 3 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix S2500 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution.

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Nice Design

A few people who purchased it thought it was good looking.

One person said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Six years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com wrote in their review “Teenagers will find the slim design attractive and anyone who isn't photographically minded will also” and rated it 4 stars.

One Nikon Coolpix S2500 owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was smooth. Six years ago Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S2500 review “It’s a neat and smooth design, too”.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Good Product Quality

Several Nikon Coolpix S2500 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S2500 agreed that it was good quality. Whatdigitalcamera.com said “The market for £100 cameras has really improved in quality over recent years” in their review. Six years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The image quality is very good” in their review of this digital camera.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed this digital camera thought it was easy to use. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk six years ago “This compact camera is small, easy to use” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S2500 owner wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Six years ago Cnet.co.uk said on CNET.co.uk “Offers pretty impressive performance and features for the price”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Rollei Powerflex 240 HD[plb_1879236_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), the Nikon Coolpix S9600[plb_2196636_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-WX50[plb_2154757_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support video capability.

Other cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Sony DSC-HX10[plb_1543755_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix AX550[plb_1672381_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S2500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Video[plb_1829794_price], or the GE C1433[plb_1772802_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S2500, the Nikon Coolpix S2500 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon D300s[plb_994_price], the Olympus SP-820UZ[plb_1792852_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix AX600[plb_1735654_price].

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Very Light

With a weight of only 0.117 kilograms, the Nikon Coolpix S2500 is one of the lighter compact cameras that were released more than two years ago amongst cameras of this age. Compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 0.095kg and 180kg.

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Has Four White Balances

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S2500. The white balances "Cloudy", "Flash" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S2500 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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Light

The average weight of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S2500 is 170g. With a weight of only 117 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S2500 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S2500.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix S2500 has a better display than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most cameras of this type and age have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S2500 the worst display is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age.

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15 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camera is 68 out of 100 based on eleven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Digicam Buyer.co.uk.

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S2500 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst cameras of this age. The optical zooms of compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S2500 range from 0.17x to 50x.

We compared all the other 4x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Canon 310 HS[plb_651755_price] (4.4x), or the Panasonic DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price] (4.6x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 has a fairly low megapixel (only 12 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S2500. The average megapixel of compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S2500 is 14MP.

Alternative 12MP cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the PowerShot ELPH 300 HS[pl_1658031_price] (12.1MP), the 115 HS[pl_1526810_price] (12.1MP), or the PowerShot ELPH 115 HS[pl_796910_price] (12.1MP) all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix S2500 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S2500 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S2500, the Coolpix S2500 does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Coolpix S2500 is not 3D. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S2500 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S2500, the Coolpix S2500 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DMC-TZ30[pl_1847857_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 140[plb_1561326_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S2500 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type are also not waterproof.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix S2500 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most cameras that are a similar age to it. Across all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S2500 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Manual" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Few Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S2500 is 10MP, the most is 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP. The Coolpix S2500 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.39 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S2500 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm. The Coolpix S2500 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 108 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The worst video resolution of all compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S2500 is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix S2500 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix S2500 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Coolpix S2500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S2500

Released Over Five Years Ago

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

Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S2500 has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S2500.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P3[plb_2003_price].

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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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 commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Coolpix S2500 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix x100 Classic Kit[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the Sony DSC-WX10B[plb_595125_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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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
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
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
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)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Lens System
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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5 September 2011

Priced at under £60 as a no fuss camera the Nikon Coolpix S2500 is a great little purchase, turn it on, shoot and walk away with an okay photo. Its compact size means it easily fits in your...

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 costs less than £100 so for the money, the image quality is very good. It's pretty to look at fits perfectly in your pocket. Teenagers will find the slim design attractive...

PhotographyBlog.com

23 May 2011

Slim, attractive and relatively quick, but mediocre photo and video quality take the shine off...

21 April 2011

The S2500 is a respectable cheap compact that loses marks for its basic feature set and standard images...

Digicam Buyer.co.uk

14 April 2011

A good-looking camera that?s refreshingly slim, light and good value for money. It?s just let down by the LCD panel that makes the camera almost unusable outdoors Overall Our provides the latest...

14 April 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 costs only £90, so you can't expect perfection. But this compact camera is small, easy to use, and offers pretty impressive performance and features for the price...

16 March 2011

At just £89.99, the Coolpix S2500 represents good value for money although for just £111 you can get the Coolpix S3100 which has more megapixels, longer optical zoom and HD movies. The Coolpix...

Cheap, in-camera Colour Options
Poor LCD, unreliable AF, no HD video
15 March 2011

The market for £100 cameras has really improved in quality over recent years. Where once you'd struggle to purchase anything respectable around that price, there are now a host of models vying...

8 March 2011

If you?re looking for a budget point-and-shoot compact to snap day-to-day images without the need for critical detail then the Nikon S2500 can deliver that for under £100. It?s not without its...

4 May 2011

Le petit prix du Nikon Coolpix S2500 ne permet pas d?en attendre la perfection. Mais cet appareil photo compact est petit, facile d?usage et délivre des performances et des fonctions plutôt...

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