Nikon Coolpix S2900: Featuring a 20MP Sensor and with 5X Zoom
Nikon has launched the cute looking Coolpix S2900, a camera with several reliable attributes. This is one cute looking gadget which offers a lot in terms of built-in editing capabilities and the image sensitivity. The specs sheet associated with this ultra-compact is detailed as follows:
Sensor and Lens
This camera boasts of a 20MP CCD sensor, offering an image resolution of 5152x3864 pixels. Other ratings are also supported in addition to the multiple aspect ratio alternatives in 1:1, 3:2 and the all important 16:9. In terms of physicality, the image sensor measures 6.17x4.55mm. The Coolpix S2900 sports the Expeed C2 image processor which comes in handy for clicking vibrant images.
The image sensor sits behind the usable 5X optical Zooming prowess of the NIKKOR lens. Mechanical image stabilization is given a miss due to the maximum aperture range of the camera in f/3.2-6.5. An equivalent focal range of 35mm is featured which starts from 26mm for the wide angle viewing and runs up to 130mm for the telephoto. ISO range of 80-1600 is supported which can be further expanded up to 3200, mostly in the Auto mode. Besides these 4X optical zoom is also packed in by this camera with a normal focus range of 50cm and macro focus range of 10cm. The main highlight has to be Dynamic Fine Zoom which effectively increases the zooming capability of this handset to a staggering 10X.
Scene Modes and Video
Manual focus is given a miss but the Coolpix S2900 boasts of several autofocus modes in Contrast detect, Face detection, Single, Tracking and many more. Shutter speed range of 4-1/2000 second is also supported in addition to the subject/scene modes. Built-in flash mode is available with this camera with a range of 4.00m. External flash misses out but the self timer is featured with this handy camera. Metering modes are supported as Multi, Spot and Center-weighted in addition to the exposure compensation mode. In camera editing modes are also included like the Scene Auto Selector and the Target Finding AF.
The Coolpix S2900 supports 720p or HD capturing at 30 frames per second. 16 scene modes are housed which make the recording job easier in unison with the built-in autofocus system. Panorama assist mode is also incorporated for adding clarity to captures. Motion JPEG is the only video mode supported.
The rear panel of Coolpix S2900 includes a 2.7 inch LCD panel which checks on the frames and reviews the same. Resolution offered is 230K dots and the five step featured brightness control makes the job easy for the professionals. Live View mode is supported but at the expense of the touch interface and viewfinder.
Connectivity and Storage
The Coolpix S2900 supports USB 2.0, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for faster file transfers. Internal memory support is 25MB with SDHC and SDXC support available.
Design and Battery
The Coolpix S2900 weighs 119g and measures 95mmx59mmx20m in terms of dimensions. Battery is the EN-EL19 Li-Ion module, supporting up to 250 shots on a single charge.
Nikon Coolpix S2900 Rivals:
Nikon Coolpix S2500
Nikon Coolpix S2600
Nikon Coolpix S2700
Nikon Coolpix S2800
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Canon Ixus 150
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