Nikon Coolpix S4150 review

Touchscreen 14-megapixel compact camera

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Nikon Coolpix S4150

Nikon coolpix s4150

At £140 the Nikon Coolpix S4150 isn't the cheapest camera in the compact range, but it does have some pleasing options and takes decent pictures while in auto mode. For anyone looking for more control over what they're shooting however they may find the lack of options frustrating and limiting.

We liked

It's a small camera, great for a first time buyer or someone who doesn't want the hassle of a thousand menu options. It's got a good all round auto option, with some interesting scene modes for the more adventurous.

We disliked

The touch screen really needs to be better. It's clunky at best and completely unresponsive at worst. The lack of manual control will put off more serious users and its performance in low light left a lot to be desired.

Verdict

This is a good camera to sling into a bag or to quickly pack away for the beach, coping well in most ordinary, every day situations. However, using the touchscreen is frustrating for those used to the ease of something like the iPhone, which will be enough to put some off, but if you can live with the stylus this is a good all round camera.

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