Nikon Coolpix S30 Review

Overall Score

33

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/3 CCD Sensor
  • 29-87 mm (3x) F3.3-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 1 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 102 x 65 x 40 mm, 214g.
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Nikon Coolpix S30 Overview


First introduced in February, 2012, Nikon Coolpix S30 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/3 (4.8 x 3.6 mm) sized CCD sensor.


Nikon S30 comes with a 4.8 x 3.6 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 6.0 mm (0.23").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix S30

Sensor resolution of Nikon S30 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Nikon S30 has Crop Factor: 7.21

The sensor has a surface area of 17.3 mm².

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


Proc and Cons of Nikon S30


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix S30 with competitors in small sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
1.5 fps Continuous Shooting
Environmental Sealing
±2 AE Bracketing Range
AF Face Detection
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
5.9 Lens at Tele
29 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No External Flash
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Low Battery Life: 240 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.3
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix S30 has an Overall Score of 33/100 and ranked #620 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1027 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon S30 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
28
Value for money score
51
Portability score
95
Overall score
33
Average Scores in Small Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
22
Features Score
34
Value For Money Score
53
Portability Score
96
Overall score
36

Physical Dimensions of Nikon S30


Nikon Coolpix S30 weighs 214g and has external dimensions of 102 x 65 x 40mm (4.02 x 2.56 x 1.57"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Compact cameras is 175g, Nikon S30 is 39 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Nikon S30
214g
Average weight
175g
Min weight
103g
Max weight
423g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Compact Cameras


Nikon S30
40mm
Average Thickness
26mm
Min Thickness
10mm
Max Thickness
60mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix S30 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix S30

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix S30 Dimensions Coolpix S30
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 214 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 102 x 65 x 40 mm
Fujifilm FinePix XP70 Fujifilm XP70 179 g 214 g 104 x 67 x 26 mm 102 x 65 x 40 mm
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Fujifilm F900EXR 232 g 214 g 105 x 61 x 36 mm 102 x 65 x 40 mm
Ricoh WG-4 Ricoh WG-4 230 g 214 g 124 x 64 x 33 mm 102 x 65 x 40 mm
Nikon Coolpix S33 Nikon S33 221 g 214 g 110 x 66 x 27 mm 102 x 65 x 40 mm
Nikon Coolpix S6500 Nikon S6500 250 g 214 g 95 x 58 x26 x mm 102 x 65 x 40 mm
Samsung WB250F Samsung WB250F 226 g 214 g 106 x 62 x 22 mm 102 x 65 x 40 mm
Ricoh WG-20 Ricoh WG-20 164 g 214 g 114 x 58 x 28 mm 102 x 65 x 40 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix S30


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S30
Announced February, 2012
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 2"
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 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 1.5 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, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 4.8 x 3.6 mm
Sensor Area 17.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4
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 240 shots
Battery Type AA
Battery Model 2 x AA
Physical
Weight 214 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 65 x 40 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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