Nikon S2 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon S2 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Successor:  
General
Model Number: S2
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes
Retail Price: $449.95
Street Price: $389.76
Date Available: 2014-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 6.7 oz (190 g)
Size: 4.0 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(101 x 61 x 29 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Aptina
Effective Megapixels: 14.2
Sensor Format: 1 inch
Sensor size: 115.28mm2 (13.10mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 2.85 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes
DxO Sensor Score:  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3072 (14.1 MP, Other),
3440 x 2296 (7.9 MP, 3:2),
2288 x 1528 (3.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW
Continuous-mode frames/second: 60.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
768x288 (400p)
416x144 (1200p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1
Lens: 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 30.0 - 74.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/16
Normal Focus Range: 30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); Single-point (135 focus areas, center 73 support phase-detect), auto-area (41 focus areas), subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 200
ISO Settings: Auto ISO, 200 - 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual, Underwater; All except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/16000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene modes: Portrait, Night Landscape, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up; Creative: Creative modes: Pallet, HDR, Easy Panorama, Soft, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Cross Process, and Toy Camera Effect; Motion Snapshot; Best Moment Capture mode
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync
Flash Guide Number: 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent.
Max Flash Sync: 1/60
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit NEF RAW
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound
Included Memory:  
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type D, Micro)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press?
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 60.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 0.0
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL22
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL22a Lithium-ion rechargeabe
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 270
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM
OS Compatibility:  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in Black, White, Red and Yellow.


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