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Nikon Coolpix S2500 review

Easy to use and easy to carry

Nikon Coolpix S2500 Review: Verdict

The S2500 does exactly what we were promised - it shoots and for the most part it scores. There are no frills here: no second screen, no built in projector, no Full HD movie mode, no extensive feature clad DNA, no fancy CMOS sensor and no super-zoom focal range.

Ideally the Nikon S2500 is well suited to the fair-weather or nervous newcomer photographer, as well as new shooters from the youth and mature demographics.

We like

The price! But also its svelte design and performance in a number of difficult lighting conditions.

We dislike

We expected few frills, but including a guide function would have been very useful.

Verdict

The Nikon Coolpix S2500 enters as an easy to use and incredibly affordable compact – perfect for those with little to moderate experience with digital cameras, but who seek a better than average level of image quality.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Effective Camera Resolution12 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix S
HD Movie ModeNo
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationDigital
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Manual White Balance
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsAVI
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)117 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height57.1 mm
Width93.1 mm
Depth20 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.90 mm to 19.60 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS2500
Product NameCoolpix S2500 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control
  • Programme AE
  • Automatic
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA781E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Fun to use and a pleasure to look at, the ultra-slim COOLPIX S2500 makes it easy for anyone to capture beautiful images. The precision NIKKOR wide-angle zoom lens and 12.1 megapixel image sensor combine to deliver incredibly detailed results that make superb poster-size enlargements. When the moment calls for a portrait, Nikon's Smart Portrait system helps you achieve perfect shots. You'll never miss a smile, and the camera will warn you if someone had their eyes closed so you can quickly take another shot.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S2500 Compact Camera
  • Camera Strap (AN-CP19)
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (EN-EL19)
  • Charging AC Adapter (EH-69P)
  • USB Cable (UC-E6)
  • Audio Video Cable (EG-CP14)
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year