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Nikon S02 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 13.2MP 3x Sep 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Poor image quality
Inferior technical features
20 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this low megapixel digital camera was good.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 29 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 83%. 4 reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag the average expert rating of this camera is 57 out of 100. It seems that experts really don't rate this low megapixel digital camera very highly.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Nikon S02 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Display

Quite Narrow Field of View

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera, the field of view of the Nikon S02 of only 96 percent is one of the narrowest. The narrowest field of view of low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 96% and the widest is 100%.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Nikon S02 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 3 times zoom factor, the Nikon S02 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera. The optical zooms of low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera range from 1x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.5x.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon EOS 1D MarkIII ($810) which has better reviews.

If this low megapixel digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W310 (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S02 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon SX510 HS ($220).

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon S02 does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Canon SX510 HS ($220) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon S02 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also do not feature bluetooth.

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Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One owner who purchased the product said that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “The lack of wireless connectivity makes it a less appealing”.


Features

Inferior Technical Features

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it did not have good features.


Power

Builtin Memory and Battery

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Pc Mag said “Builtin memory and battery” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this digital camera “Commendable Battery backup”.


Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S02 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "125", "200", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S02 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S02 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Good Flash

One person reckoned that the Nikon S02 had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

Two people said in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “This tiny camera features a 13 megapixel CMOS sensor, Full HD video, 2.7 inch touch-screen” in their review of the Nikon S02.

Good Quality Lens

Four owners thought the product had a good zoom. Four years ago Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “It is an ultra-compact camera with 3x optical zoom, full 1080p HD video recording”. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Great for those times when you need a good camera quickly and unlike most phones this has a proper zoom that does not lose pixels”. Marian rated it 5 stars and she said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “The touch screen is hard to touch like old nokia mobiles, day time photos are ok and 3 zoom is helpful.”.

Two owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. Dale Thorn wrote on Amazon “There is a breakdown in quality at and near the edges of the image, again due to the lens I believe” in his Nikon S02 review and rated it 7 stars.

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Poor Image Quality

Nine owners who reviewed it concluded that it was not able to produce good images. Pc Mag said in their Nikon S02 review on PC Mag two years ago “Poor high ISO images”. Pc Mag also mentioned “Picture quality is no match for many smartphone cameras” in their review. Techradar.com/au/ mentioned “Average picture quality” in their review of this digital camera.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good ISO range. Dale Thorn mentioned on Amazon “The nighttime images I shot using auto-scene selection used ISO 800, which is not ideal for the tiny sensor (1/3.1 inch, compared to a typical 1/2.3 inch pocket camera sensor” in his Nikon S02 review.

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Poorquality Screen

Two people reckoned that it did not have a good screen. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag two years ago “Poorquality screen”. Four years ago Dale Thorn wrote on Amazon “Pressing the Home button to the right of the screen with my fingers hasn't worked” in his review of the Nikon S02.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S02 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S02 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other low megapixel digital 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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Memory

Very Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 7,300 megabytes, the Nikon S02 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera. The smallest internal memory of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera is 8MB and the biggest is 7.5GB.

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Weight & Dimensions

Design Extrmement Compact Et Lgant

Six customers reckoned that this digital camera was compact. Pc Mag wrote two years ago “Design extrmement compact et lgant” in their review of this digital camera. Pocket-Lint.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the Nikon S02 on expert website Pocket Lint “Like its predecessor, this new model is a fully featured compact camera”. Pocket-Lint.com also wrote “Nikon has updated its smallest compact camera, resulting in the Nikon Coolpix S02” in their review.

Very Light

The weights of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera range from 50g to 1.3kg. The Nikon S02 is fairly light (only 100 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the EOS 1D MarkIII ($810) (1.2kg), or the SX510 HS ($220) (349g) both from Canon or the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39) (225g) which also has a higher rating.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S02 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the SX510 HS ($220), and the EOS 1D MarkIII ($810) both from Canon or the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39) is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S02 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S02 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S02 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon SX510 HS ($220), or the Fujifilm XF1 ($156.39) which has better reviews.

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Design

Robust Build

One person who bought the Nikon S02 reckoned that it was well made. Two years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Robust build” nonetheless they rated this digital camera 17 out of 100.

One customer reckoned that this digital camera was strong and durable. Gordon Mcmenemy rated it 8 stars and he wrote “It is small and fits into the pocket well, robust and takes reasonable images” in his review of this digital camera.

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Design Extrmement Compact Et Lgant

Two customers said in their reviews that it was well designed. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Ultracompact, stylish, cute design” however they scored it 1 stars.

One customer considered that the product was good looking. Digitalversus.com rated it 6 stars and wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a stylish and easy-to-use compact that's super-small size makes it ideal for snapping while out” in their review of the Nikon S02.

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Good Product Quality

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Dale Thorn mentioned “The pixel quality is much better with the LF1, yielding a more detailed image” in his review of this digital camera and gave the Nikon S02 a score of 7 stars. Dale Thorn also wrote “A better quality lens” in his review. Dale Thorn also wrote “The quality seems very good based on examining its images” in his review.

Easy to Use

Three customers who bought this digital camera said that it was easy to use. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this digital camera “Simple to use”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon S02 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S02 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. This Nikon digital camera also support a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the S02.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208264315, 00018208264322, 00018208937028, 00018208937042, 00018208937073, 00018208937103

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