• 1/2.9 inch 18.5mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 29.00mm - 87.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/3 inch 17.3mm2
  • 13.2 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 90.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S01 advantages over Nikon S02

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.36 vs 1.15 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)

Nikon S02 advantages over Nikon S01

  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    13.2 vs 10.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon S210

Nikon S01
Nikon S210
  • $170
  • 1/2.9 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Newer
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon S02
Nikon S210
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Newer
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon SD780 IS

Nikon S01
Canon SD780 IS
  • $170
  • 1/2.9 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon S02
Canon SD780 IS
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon S3000

Nikon S01
Nikon S3000
  • $170
  • 1/2.9 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Nikon S02
Nikon S3000
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Newer
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony DSC-T99

Nikon S01
Sony DSC-T99
  • $170
  • 1/2.9 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon S02
Sony DSC-T99
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony W710

Nikon S01
Sony W710
  • $170
  • 1/2.9 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Nikon S02
Sony W710
  • $180
  • 1/3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • HDMI out
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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