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Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200

Portability
94
Imaging
35
Features
21
Overall
29
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj front
 
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 Key Specs

Nikon S1000pj
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.8) lens
  • 175g - 96 x 62 x 23mm
  • Introduced August 2009
Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 Overview

On this page, we will be evaluating the Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both built by Nikon. There exists a big gap among the image resolutions of the S1000pj (12MP) and S5200 (16MP) but both cameras have the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S1000pj was brought out 4 years before the S5200 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before going straight to a thorough comparison, here is a simple summary of how the S1000pj scores against the S5200 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S1000pj over the Nikon S5200

 S1000pj S5200 

Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S1000pj

 S5200 S1000pj 
RevealedJanuary 2013August 2009More recent by 42 months
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S1000pj and Nikon S5200

 S1000pj S5200 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither includes Touch friendly screen

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera frequently, you need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Nikon S1000pj features exterior measurements of 96mm x 62mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.9") and a weight of 175 grams (0.39 lbs) while the Nikon S5200 has measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") with a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs).

Examine the Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. Here is a front view size comparison of the S1000pj and the S5200.

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the S1000pj and S5200 is 94 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is hard to visualise the gap in sensor measurements purely by seeing a spec sheet. The graphic below might provide you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the S1000pj and S5200.

Clearly, both of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You should expect the Nikon S5200 to show more detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The older S1000pj will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 sensor size comparison

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon S1000pj
Portrait photography with Nikon S5200
21
manual focus not available
lack of manual exposure
no external flash support
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
30
decent MP (16MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual exposure
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S1000pj as a Street photography camera
Nikon S5200 as a Street photography camera
56
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
48
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S1000pj Sports photography factors
Nikon S5200 Sports photography factors
34
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
no shutter priority mode
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
28
decent MP (16 megapixels)
no shutter priority
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery life (160 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S1000pj as a Travel photography camera
Nikon S5200 as a Travel photography camera
57
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
resolution not great (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
68
decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
no Timelapse recording
terrible battery life (160 per charge)
screen isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon S1000pj
Landscape photography with Nikon S5200
32
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
resolution not great (12MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
42
really wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
pretty good screen size (3")
decent MP (16MP)
lack of manual focus
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
no manual exposure
lack of image stabilization
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
terrible battery life (160 per charge)
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S1000pj Vlogging highlights
Nikon S5200 Vlogging highlights
28
fairly wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic jack
33
really wide (26mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
screen isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
no microphone socket
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Nikon S1000pj vs Nikon S5200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S1000pj and Nikon S5200
 Nikon Coolpix S1000pjNikon Coolpix S5200
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S1000pj Nikon Coolpix S5200
Type Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2009-08-04 2013-01-29
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed -
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.16 x 4.62mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 -
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 3200
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 80 125
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-140mm (5.0x) 26-156mm (6.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.9-5.8 -
Macro focus distance 3cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG -
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 175 grams (0.39 lb) 146 grams (0.32 lb)
Physical dimensions 96 x 62 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.9") 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 160 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL12 EN-EL19
Self timer Yes -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $289 $130