Nikon minuscule Coolpix S01

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The S01 is a Respectable Image Maker

Nikon minuscule Coolpix S01 Digital Camera A 3x ultra-compact with 10MP CCD sensor. The S01 Digital Camera is much more than your mainstream compact point & shoot; it's a handy pocket camera anyone can master. For instance, the 2.5" touch type screen of the S01 contains 4 big icon touch buttons which easily take you to every one of the camera's menu selections for both still and movie capture, playback, along with editing in-camera and other creative modes.

Although simple, the S01 is also a respectable image maker featuring 1a resolution of 10.1MP, a 35mm equivalent 29-87mm 35mm NIKKOR lens, 3x optical zoom, plus a flash that's built-in. All of this allows you to acquire detailed subjects far and near, and photograph in the dark or in poor-light with absolute confidence. The S01 also captures 720p HD video. it doesn't matter how you decide to chronicle your memories, then again, the S01 stores it all using the built-in 7.3GB of memory. The S01 measures just 3.1 x 2.1 x 0.7" and weighs 3.4 ounces - it comes in Silver, White, Pink (shown) and Red - Aug 22, 2012 ✓

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Body type Ultracompact  
Max resolution 3648 x 2736  
Effective pixels 10.1 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 10.3 megapixels  
Sensor type CCD  
Processor Expeed C2  
Custom white balance No  
Image stabilization Unknown  
Uncompressed format No  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 29 – 87 mm  
Optical zoom 3×  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69")  
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 1.2 m  
Exposure compensation ±2 EV (at 2/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Storage included 7.3 GB  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Built-in Lithium i-on rechargeable EN-EL11 battery and charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 190  
Weight (inc. batteries) 96 g (0.21 lb / 3.39 oz)  
Dimensions 77 x 52 x 17 mm (3.03 x 2.05 x .67")  
Other features
GPS None


Press Release
The New COOLPIX S01 Complements the Modern Users Smart, Stylish and Trendy Personality

MELVILLE, N.Y. (August 22, 2012) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new COOLPIX S01, an ultra-compact camera that combines Nikon imaging technology, style and affordability into an ultra-mini camera body that’s easy to use. Its compact size makes the camera small enough to fit into a user’s pocket, so they can take it with them anywhere, whether spending a day on-the-go or a night out on the town.

The new COOLPIX S01’s attractive, beautiful styling screams to be seen and encourages users to carry it everywhere because of its small size. The S01 features a simple home screen and user interface with shortcut menus for quick operation to make it easy to capture incredible images and flattering portraits.

“The new COOLPIX S01 combines a stylish design and legendary Nikon image quality into a compact camera body for those users who love to easily capture stunning images,” said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. “Incredibly compact, the stylish COOLPIX S01 allows owners to always have a Nikon camera on hand while capturing their memorable moments.”

The COOLPIX S01 packs great image quality into an ultra-compact and stylish camera body, allowing users to be ready for fun and spontaneous shooting. Weighing approximately 3.4 ounces with an extremely small form factor (3.1 x 2.1 x 0.7 in.), the S01 is a versatile point-and-shoot that easily slips right into any user’s pocket. Stainless construction and processing prevents the glossy exterior from being scratched, while individual colors, such as Red, White, Silver and Pink, accent the fun and social personality of the user.

The COOLPIX S01 also features an easy-to-use touch-screen operation system. The new graphic user interface (GUI) offers an easy-to-tap four-segment home screen that streamlines operation. Even for first-time point-and-shoot users, various functions can be comfortably accessed through touch operation. By tapping a subject, the shutter is automatically released when focus and exposure are fixed while various image effects set prior to shooting can be applied to pictures. Additionally, simple in-camera retouching of photos can help the user relive their perfect memory.

Easy Auto Mode helps users to reliably capture beautiful pictures with the COOLPIX S01. By simply framing the subject, the optimal scene mode and exposure are automatically selected according to the unique shooting situation. The user can rely on the camera’s auto operation even for night portraits or backlit subjects to enable smooth shooting in any scenario. Six applicable scene modes such as portrait, landscape, night portrait, night landscape, close-up and backlighting help the user flatter subjects in nearly any light.

Despite its tiny size, the camera benefits from quality NIKKOR optics, sporting a 3X wide-angle zoom NIKKOR lens (29 to 87mm, 35mm equivalent). A high-speed and accurate EXPEED C2 image-processing allows for fast use, but also yields vibrant colors and even skin tones in images. Additionally, a built-in Xenon flash ensures balanced exposures in low light conditions.

Price and Availability

The COOLPIX S01 will be available in September 2012 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $179.95 in a variety of colors including Red, White, Silver and Pink. For more information about this COOLPIX camera and other Nikon products, please visit

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Nikon CoolPix S01 Compact Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5