• 1/2.5 inch 24.7mm2
  • 8.0 megapixels
  • 38.00mm - 114.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon S210 advantages over Nikon D7000

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $1500 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Thinner
    18 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner

Nikon D7000 advantages over Nikon S210

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.5 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 1.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1050 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    7 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 8.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 2000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Better than average noise vs. detail handling at high ISOs; Very good dynamic range in JPEGs, excellent in RAW files; Lots of high-end features in a relatively compact body; 6 fps burst mode.

  • Viewfinder not as accurate as specified; Viewfinder doesn't show ISO unless adjusting; No live histogram in Live View mode; No phase-detect Live View AF mode.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus FE-320

Nikon S210
Olympus FE-320
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • $180
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon D7000
Olympus FE-320
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $180
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon S52

Nikon S210
Nikon S52
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon D7000
Nikon S52
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $250
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus FE-360

Nikon S210
Olympus FE-360
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $150
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D7000
Olympus FE-360
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $150
  • 1/2.35 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Pentax K-30

Nikon S210
Pentax K-30
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Thinner
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-30
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $556
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Pentax K-5 II

Nikon S210
Pentax K-5 II
  • $162
  • 1/2.5 inch
  • Thinner
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon D7000
Pentax K-5 II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
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