Nikon COOLPIX S02 announced, Price, Specs, Release Date, Where to Buy


Along with COOLPIX P7800, Nikon just announced Coolpix S02 – a tiny metal-bodied 13MP compact camera with a smartphone-sized CMOS sensor and 2.7-inch touch-sensitive LCD. The S02 does not accept memory cards, but comes with 7.3GB of built-in storage. The entire package, built around a 3x (30-90mm equiv) zoom lens is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Apart from the new sensor, the most notable improvement compared to the S01 is the addition of 1080p video. Curiously, for a camera so clearly aimed at ‘hip’ and ‘stylish’ people, the S02 does not feature any connectivity options, either built-in or via optional accessories.

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Nikon COOLPIX S02 Price

Nikon COOLPIX S02 Price – $176.95.

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Nikon COOLPIX S02 Features and Specifications

The new COOLPIX S02 features an easy-navigable home screen and user interface with shortcut menus for quick operation, making it simple to acquire share-worthy images with incredible detail and sharpness. The S02 strikes a balance between style and size, making it a must-have accessory to have on hand at all times.

“The new COOLPIX S02 is Nikon’s latest super sleek offering to give consumers a simple way to achieve exceptional image quality with stylish flair,“ said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “The COOLPIX S02 is user-friendly, making it great for capturing memorable moments in an instant with ease.”

The COOLPIX S02’s ultra-compact design houses a 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor to help users capture amazing image quality and Full HD 1080p video, even in challenging lighting conditions. The 3x zoom NIKKOR lens of the S02 helps produce truly exceptional images that only a camera with a zoom lens can help capture. Though astoundingly small, the S02 is easy to operate thanks to a highly responsive 2.7-inch touch screen, letting the user focus on capturing every precious moment.

In addition to its fashionable, compact design, the COOLPIX S02 also includes user-friendly features like Scene Auto Selector Mode which helps the user effortlessly capture high quality images. To help the user capture images in almost any scenario or lighting condition with ease and confidence, the ideal scene mode is automatically chosen based on the distinctive shooting situation (portrait, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, close-up and backlighting). The COOLPIX S02 also includes a hand-held night scene mode for improved low-light shots and backlit scene HDR for improved picture quality even in brightly lit situations. Additionally, a group of special effects can be used to give images a new fun, creative twist, including Mirror, Sepia, High Contrast Monochrome, High Key and Low Key.

Body type
Body type Ultracompact
Max resolution 4160 x 3120 ?
Other resolutions 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 ?
Image ratio w:h 4:3 ?
Effective pixels 13.2 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 14.2 megapixels ?
Sensor size 1/3″ (4.8 x 3.6 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Custom white balance No ?
Image stabilization Digital only ?
Uncompressed format No
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 30–90 mm
Optical zoom
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Face Detection
Manual focus No ?
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81″) ?
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97″) ?
Lens mount Unknown
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed ?
Screen size 2.5″ ?
Screen dots 230,000 ?
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Live view Yes ?
Viewfinder type None ?
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.3 – F5.9 ?
Aperture priority No ?
Shutter priority No ?
Manual exposure mode No
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 1.4 m
External flash No
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps) ?
WB Bracketing No ?
Videography features
  • MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps); High-speed: 1920 x 1080 (15 fps), 1280 x 720 (60 fps)
Storage included 7.3 GB ?
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI) ?
Remote control No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Built-in lithium-ion battery
Battery Life (CIPA) 210
Weight (inc. batteries) 100 g (0.22 lb / 3.53 oz)
Dimensions 77 x 51 x 18 mm (3.03 x 2.01 x .69″)
Other features
GPS None

Nikon COOLPIX S02 Release Date

The Nikon COOLPIX S02 starts shipping in late September.

Nikon COOLPIX S02 Sample Images

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