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Nikon Coolpix S2900 Digital Camera

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20.1MP 5x CCD 4x Jan 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Looking for a carry-anywhere camera that's slim, stylish and easy to use The 20-megapixel COOLPIX S2900 fits easily in your pocket or handbag, so you re always ready to shoot special moments. You... More
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at PhotographyBlog.com recommend this Nikon digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 77%.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Nikon Coolpix S2900 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Newpeterfacts wrote on Amazon “An 8GB or better memory card should be fine for ordinary stills photography.”.

Some Nikon Coolpix S2900 owners said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Last year Newpeterfacts said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 “Focusing accuracy is up to standard+ The camera's high resolution (20MP) sensor means that reasonable A4 prints are certainly possible with care+ Colour”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 “The pocketable S2900 features a 20 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom” and gave the Nikon Coolpix S2900 a score of 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of Nikon Coolpix S2900 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. H.r.roissetter said “A great little camera so easy to use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 and scored the product 5 stars. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Coolpix S2900 is a slim, easy to use camera that produces vibrant, well exposed images” however despite that they only rated the Nikon Coolpix S2900 3 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Nikon is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Nikon also has good reviews for its compact cameras.

Good Size

Three people agreed that it was thin. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com “Slim light” in their review.

One Nikon Coolpix S2900 owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. Photographyblog.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 “Hailing from the Syle range of Nikon Coolpix digital compact cameras”.

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Nice Design

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Laurence Campfield mentioned on Amazon in October this year “Neat little camera”. Also in October this year Niobe wrote on Amazon “Camera a great success so far, small and neat, easy to take around, straightforward to use” in their Nikon Coolpix S2900 review and rated the Nikon Coolpix S2900 4 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S2900 was good looking. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The S2900 is Nikon's entry-level model in its Coolpix Style range of slim and stylish compact cameras”.

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Good Quality Lens

One customer said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S2900 had a good autofocus. One Nikon Coolpix S2900 reviewer considered that it had a good zoom.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S2900 thought it was good quality. Max M said “Be easy to operate + produce images of reasonable quality for uploading onto the PC” in his review.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix S2900 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 on expert website Ephotozine “Battery life is also good”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Ephotozine.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 on expert website Ephotozine “You get some clever portrait-orientated features and processing tools” but they gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Support

One Nikon Coolpix S2900 owner said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. In October this year Niobe mentioned in their review “However the instructions arrived in a huge number of languages, none of which was English, which seems bizarre for a product bought in Britain through Amazon uk”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as 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.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price], and the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other compact cameras that were released more than a year ago which do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Coolpix S6700[pl_2272800_price], or the Coolpix S7000[pl_2759382_price] both from Nikon or the easypix W1024[plb_2798872_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix S2900 is 1.3MP and the highest is 22MP. With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Coolpix S2900 has a quite high megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S2900.

Other 20.1MP digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Coolpix S6700[pl_2272800_price], or the Coolpix S3700[pl_2714054_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the IXUS 275 HS[pl_2846769_price] (20.2MP and higher rated), or the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[pl_2976201_price] (20.2MP and higher rated) both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix L340[plb_2782405_price] (20.2MP and higher rated).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DMC-TZ58[pl_2793592_price], or the Lumix DMC-TS30[pl_3225325_price] both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price].

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS[plb_3125490_price] (HC MMC+|MMC+|SD|SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix S2900 has a higher image resolution than most cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S2900.

A 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Coolpix S2900 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Nikon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of this age and spec. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Light

The average weight of compact cameras that have been available for more than a year is 180g. With a weight of only 119 grams, the Coolpix S2900 is quite light compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S2900.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 80, the Coolpix S2900 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S2900. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S2900 range from 80 to 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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14 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine this compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S2900 do have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price], the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30[plb_3225325_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 digital cameras of this age and spec, the Coolpix S2900 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic DMC-TZ58[plb_2793592_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S3700[plb_2714054_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[pl_2976201_price], or the PowerShot SX610 HS[pl_2697182_price] both from Canon or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price].

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Not 3D

The Coolpix S2900 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix S2900 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S2900 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Coolpix S2900 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S2900 also do not support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the Nikon Coolpix S7000[plb_2759382_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S2900 are also not waterproof.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S2900 have optical zooms of between 3x and 40x. With an optical zoom of only 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S2900 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S2900.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-W810[plb_3150328_price] (6x), the Canon IXUS 162[plb_3019700_price] (8x), or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] (10.7x) which is also higher rated.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix S2900 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). The best still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Pre-flash" is also featured on this camera.

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Only Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Coolpix S2900 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S2900 is 1 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 540,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix S2900 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Coolpix S2900 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 130 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S2900. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S2900 is 360mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 6.2mm to 960mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S2900

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Nikon digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S2900 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out more than a year ago.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX610 HS[pl_2697182_price], or the PowerShot SX710 HS[pl_2697183_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix S6700[plb_2272800_price].

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung WB380F[plb_2720523_price] (5x), or the Medion Life X44038[plb_2972533_price] (5x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S2900.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think the Canon IXUS 170[plb_2701303_price], and the Nikon Coolpix S3700[plb_2714054_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung WB380F[plb_2720523_price] (3"), the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] (3"), or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
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
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
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Direct Printing
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Data Network
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Self-Timer

1 Award

PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(2)
5 November 2015

PhotographyBlog.com

Hailing from the Syle range of Nikon Coolpix digital compact cameras, the pocketable S2900 features a 20 megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom and video image stabiliser. Available in silver, red,... Read more…

Slim light
Easy to use
Smart Portrait and Glamour Retouch options
Available in a number of colours
No image stabilisation
Very slow
Average image quality
Poor LCD screen
Slippery to hold
2 March 2015

The Coolpix S2900 is a slim, easy to use camera that produces vibrant, well exposed images. Battery life is also good, and you get some clever portrait-orientated features and processing tools. ...

User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 3 June 2016 by Laurence Campfield
(Verified Purchase)

Neat little camera...

Reviewed 28 May 2016 by SandyP
(Verified Purchase)

I returned this...

Reviewed 25 April 2016 by Lorraine
(Verified Purchase)

Very happy with this camera. Does exactly what I want it to do. Takes brilliant photos which you woukd think were taken from a more expensive camera. So a good buy.

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Niobe
(Verified Purchase)

Camera a great success so far,small and neat, easy to take around, straightforward to use. However the instructions arrived in a huge number of languages, none of which was English, which seems... Read more…

Reviewed 2 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It might be a good camera but came with Eastern European instructions and accessories - 2 pin charging plug etc. No mention of this in the sales description. Useless in the UK.

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