Nikon CoolPix S33 Camera

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Nikon Coolpix S33 Take the Nikon COOLPIX S33 Point & Shoot Digital Camera the pool, beach, skiing, or just about any other sort of family activity without worrying about waterproofing as low as 33', or shock proofing down to 5', along with freeze proofing as low to 14F. Naturally, quality images and movies are key using a 13.2 CMOS megapixel image sensor and a NIKKOR f/3.9-5.9, 4.1-12.3mm 3x optical zoom lens being equivalent to 30 thru 90mm in 35mm film format. This combination delivers high resolution photos with low noise along with full 1080p HD video and stereo sound using up to 30 frames per second. Also, the 6x Dynamic Fine Zoom mode effectively doubles the focal length.

Operability in these types of demanding situations is always something to be concerned over, which is the very reason the S33 features simplified menu system along with oversized buttons on the 230k-dot 2.7" rear LCD monitor. Other features included are ISO sensitivity all the way to 1600 along with 4.7 frames per second continuous shooting. The Coolpix A33 also features a separate movie record button to jump directly to video. Overall, the camera is engineered for intuitive worry-free shooting in a wide array of conditions.

13.2MP 1/3.1" CMOS Image Sensor
Delivering high resolution 13.2-megapixel images and full HD 1080p video at 30 fps, the 1/3.1" CMOS image sensor is the key to image quality. It also enables low light shooting with sensitivity up to ISO 1600 and continuous shooting at 4.7 fps for up to 11 frames.

NIKKOR 3x Optical Zoom Lens
 Enabling users to get the shot they want is the 4.1-12.3mm f/3.3-5.9 NIKKOR 3x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 30-90mm in the 35mm format. It works with a 6x Dynamic Fine Zoom function to effectively double the focal length. An Electronic VR system reduces the appearance of camera shake as well and there is a 4x digital zoom option for a effective focal length of 360mm.

Waterproof, Shockproof, & Freezeproof Construction
Designed to be taken everywhere, the S33 features an exceptionally durable construction. It is waterproof to 33', shockproof to 5', and freezeproof to 14F. Also, the camera body features oversized buttons and a simplified menu to make it easier to change settings while working in tough conditions.

Other Features
Make slideshows with sound directly in camera Multiple in-camera editing options Full HD 1080p video recording at up to 30 fps Saves photos and videos to SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards ✓

Specifications
Body type Compact  
Sensor
Max resolution 4160 x 3120  
Image ratio w:h 4:3  
Effective pixels 13 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 14 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/3.1" (4.7 x 3.5 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Image
ISO Auto, 100-1600  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Digital only  
Uncompressed format No  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 3090 mm  
Optical zoom 3  
Maximum aperture F3.3 - F5.9  
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
 
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Macro focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 2.7  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT-LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 3.10 m (at Auto ISO)  
External flash No  
Continuous drive 4.7 fps  
Self-timer Yes (10 sec, smile timer)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
 
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p), 320 x 240 (30p, 25p)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Remote control No  
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description EN-EL19 lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 220  
Weight (inc. batteries) 221 g (0.49 lb / 7.80 oz)  
Dimensions 110 x 66 x 27 mm (4.33 x 2.6 x 1.06)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS None


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Nikon Coolpix S33 Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 4.5