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Nikon Coolpix S4150 review

Touchscreen 14-megapixel compact camera

Nikon coolpix s4150

Available in four different colours including red and purple, the Nikon Coolpix S4150 is lightweight and compact at 128grams with a 3.7 inch longest edge, but it feels durable and solid to hold.

The majority of the back is taken up by the touchscreen; the rest of the space is used for five buttons - video record, scene select, play back and the shutter and zoom on the top edge. All the other functions are accessed through the touchscreen menu on the LCD. The buttons are well placed and the camera is easy to hold in your hand, although if you have large fingers it's worth noting that the flash can be easily covered if you're not paying attention.

The screen is bright and easy to view, although it did suffer a little in bright sunlight. The menu options are accessible through two menus - a quick menu on the left where you can change macro, flash and timer modes as well as exposure compensation and a larger lower menu where all the other options are listed.

We found it a little difficult to select the menu options because of their edge location on the screen. Although the camera is provided with a stylus, it is only affixable to the camera via the wrist cord, and is small and therefore easy to lose. If you're using your fingers the screen can be unresponsive and requires at times a forceful application to get it to do what you're asking.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution14 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationDigital
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesSelf-timer
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVI
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)128 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height56.8 mm
Width95 mm
Depth19.9 mm
Focal Length4.60 mm to 23 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS4150
Product NameCoolpix S4150 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVNA120E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Feature-packed and looking chic, the Coolpix S4150 boasts a large, high resolution touch screen and a compact body that fits perfectly in your hand. Incredibly intuitive to operate, it offers fingertip control over shooting and playback, and a dedicated video-record button makes it easy to begin filming the action in high-definition.

Consistently sharp results are assured thanks to the precision Nikkor 5x zoom lens and four advanced anti-blur technologies that automatically minimize the effects of camera shake, subject movement or low light.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S4150 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
  • Stylus TP-1
  • Software CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year