- Resolution: 10 MP
- Sensor size: 1/2.3 inch
- Screen size: 3
- Sensor type: CCD
- Optical Zoom: 3x
- Digital Zoom: 4x
- Type: Point & Shoot
- Built-in Flash: Yes
- Red Eye Reduction: Yes
- Battery Type: Li-ion EN EL10
- LCD Info Display: TFT LCD
NIKON COOLPIX S230: Featuring a 10MP CCD Sensor and 3X Optical Zoom
Nikon has introduced the COOLPIX S230, an affordable ultra-compact that adorns the S series to the best of its abilities. The COOLPIX S230 is one utilitarian point and shoot camera, offering a number of usable attributes within the thicker chassis. Here is a lot more about the COOLPIX S230:
The COOLPIX S230 starts off with the maximum image resolution count of 3548x2736 pixels. Other denominations are also supported with the lowest being 640x480 pixels. In terms of aspect ratio, the COOLPIX S230 supports the standard 16:9 and even 4:3. A 10MP image sensor is included besides the likewise photodetector. The 1/ 2.3 sensor measures 6.17mmx4.55mm in terms of dimensions and sports a CCD make. The COOLPIX S230 boasts of the Auto ISO mode besides the sensitivity range of 80-2000. 5 white balance presets are featured along in addition to the custom white balance mode. In terms of JPEG quality levels, the COOLPIX S230 supports Normal and High. The uncompressed RAW format seems to be missing with this camera.
Focus and Optics
The COOLPIX S230 offers the equivalent focal range of 35-105mm. The optical zooming limit for the same is 3X besides the maximum lens aperture of F3.1-F5.9. The COOLPIX S230 also supports autofocus alongside the 3 usable modes leading to the same in Live View, Single and Contrast Detect. Digital Zoom is also present but the COOLPIX S230 misses out on manual focus. The COOLPIX S230 offers a manual focus range of 70cm besides the macro focus range of up to 10cm.
The COOLPIX S230 sports a fixed viewfinder measuring 3 inches. The screen resolution on offer is 230K dots for the COOLPIX S230. Touch support is available but the COOLPIX S230 misses out on Live View and even the functional viewfinder.
The COOLPIX S230 misses out on several camera modes but supports the built-in flash. Subject of scene modes are featured as well besides the supported burst shooting at 11 frames per second. Multiple modes on offer are Auto, Slow Sync and many more for the Flash. 3 metering modes are also on offer, resulting in better clarity. The COOLPIX S230 also packs in support towards the exposure compensation.
The COOLPIX S230 can easily capture movies in 480p at 30 frames per second. One can go lower in terms of the resolution count to 240p movie captures at 30 frames per second as well. Motion JPEG is the supported format and the videography norms work rather perfectly with the Mono microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
The COOLPIX S230 offers USB 2.0 for faster file transfers but misses out on HDMI and remote access. Internal storage limit for the same is 50MB, expandable further via the SD and SDHC digital data cards. The COOLPIX S230 however features the orientation sensor.
Build and Battery
The COOLPIX S230 weighs 115g and measures 91mmx57mmx20mm in terms of dimensions. Powering the same is the Nikon EN-EL10 li-Ion battery module.