The 8-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S210 is an entry-level compact that features a 3x zoom, 15 scene modes and SDHC compatibility.

Product Overview

Overall rating:

85%

Nikon Coolpix S210

Overall score:85%
Features:90%
Value:90%
Performance:80%
Image Quality:80%
Design:85%

Pros:

  • Design, features.

Cons:

  • Noise at high ISO.

Product:

Nikon Coolpix S210 Review

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£100.00

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S200 Update

An update of the popular S200, Nikon’s latest super-slim entry model ticks a lot of boxes for the price: 8MP sensor, Vibration Reduction (electronic), Face Detection, High ISO (up to ISO 2000), D-Lighting and, of course, a choice of snazzy colours.

Performance

The styling and build quality belies the selling price and unlike many small cameras it isn’t fiddly to use. The buttons on the back are a good size, well placed and easy to read, with a clear menu interface, too. In use the camera is a bit sluggish to start up but once on wastes little time.

Image Quality

Images look sharp and well saturated at normal sizes, though under magnification you can see a lot of processing has been employed to make it so. The exception is the high ISO mode where at ISO 1600 the results can be a ghastly noise-fest. Overall though, the S210 gives you a lot for your money.

Verdict

Good images, great value and its small form make the S210 a great entry-level model.

Full Specification

Other:
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Memory Card:
SD, 52MB internal

Connectivity:
USB 2.0
Power:
Li-ion

Flash Modes:
Slow sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Flash cancel/ flash off
ISO Range:
64-2000

White Balance:
Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, White Balance Preset, Auto, Daylight, Cloudy
Metering System:
-

Shutter Speeds:
-
Exposure Modes:
Auto, High ISO, Scene, Movie + 12 scene

File Formats:
JPEG, AVI
LCD:
2.5in 230K TFT

Lens:
38-114mm – 3x Optical Zoom
Dimensions:
90 x 55.5 x 18mm

Weight:
100g
Sensor:
8.0MP, 1/2.5″ CCD