Nikon Coolpix S230 Review

Overall Score

29

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 35-105 mm (3x) F3.1-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 2000 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 91 x 57 x 20 mm, 115g.
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Nikon Coolpix S230 Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Nikon Coolpix S230 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Nikon S230 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix S230

Sensor resolution of Nikon S230 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Nikon S230 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon S230


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix S230 with competitors in ultracompact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
35 mm Wide Angle Lens
Touch Screen
3.1 Lens at Wide
115g Light Body
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.1
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 2000
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix S230 has an Overall Score of 29/100 and ranked #718 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1123 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon S230 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
24
Value for money score
47
Portability score
99
Overall score
29
Average Scores in Ultracompact
Imaging Score
19
Features Score
29
Value For Money Score
47
Portability Score
88
Overall score
31

Physical Dimensions of Nikon S230


Nikon Coolpix S230 weighs 115g and has external dimensions of 91 x 57 x 20mm (3.58 x 2.24 x 0.79"). Considering that the average weight of Ultracompact cameras is 138g, Nikon S230 is 23 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon S230 is less by 5mm more than the average length in Ultracompact.

Weight Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Nikon S230
115g
Average weight
138g
Min weight
87g
Max weight
221g

Thickness Comparison
Ultracompact Cameras


Nikon S230
20mm
Average Thickness
20mm
Min Thickness
13mm
Max Thickness
33mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix S230 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix S230

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix S230 Dimensions Coolpix S230
Fujifilm XQ1 Fujifilm XQ1 206 g 115 g 100 x 59 x 33 mm 91 x 57 x 20 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 115 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 91 x 57 x 20 mm
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS Canon ELPH 340 HS 147 g 115 g 100 x 58 x 22 mm 91 x 57 x 20 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20 Sony TX20 133 g 115 g 96 x 56 x 18 mm 91 x 57 x 20 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 115 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 91 x 57 x 20 mm
Nikon Coolpix S7000 Nikon S7000 165 g 115 g 99 x 60 x 27 mm 91 x 57 x 20 mm
Fujifilm X20 Fujifilm X20 353 g 115 g 117 x 70 x 57 mm 91 x 57 x 20 mm
Leica D-LUX 5 Leica D-LUX 5 271 g 115 g 110 x 66 x 43 mm 91 x 57 x 20 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix S230


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S230
Announced February, 2009
Body Type Ultracompact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 10
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 2000
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model EN-EL10
Physical
Weight 115 g
Physical Dimensions 91 x 57 x 20 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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