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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630

Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
26
Overall
34
Nikon Coolpix S5200 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S630 front
Portability
95
Imaging
35
Features
17
Overall
27

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 Key Specs

Nikon S5200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 26-156mm (F) lens
  • 146g - 98 x 58 x 22mm
  • Announced January 2013
Nikon S630
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-260mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 140g - 97 x 58 x 26mm
  • Launched February 2009
Photography Glossary

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 Overview

Following is a in-depth overview of the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S630, both Small Sensor Compact digital cameras and both are built by Nikon. There is a sizable difference between the resolutions of the S5200 (16MP) and S630 (12MP) but they use the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S5200 was brought out 4 years after the S630 which is quite a significant difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (Compact).

Before we go straight into a complete comparison, below is a short synopsis of how the S5200 grades versus the S630 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S5200 over the Nikon S630

 S5200 S630 
LaunchedJanuary 2013February 2009More modern by 49 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon S630 over the Nikon S5200

 S630 S5200 

Common features in the Nikon S5200 and Nikon S630

 S5200 S630 
Focus manually No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry around your camera, you need to take into account its weight and measurements. The Nikon S5200 provides outer measurements of 98mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") and a weight of 146 grams (0.32 lbs) and the Nikon S630 has proportions of 97mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.0") having a weight of 140 grams (0.31 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are employing at the time. Below is the front view physical size comparison of the S5200 compared to the S630.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the S5200 and S630 is 95 and 95 respectively.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to see the difference between sensor sizes purely by going over a spec sheet. The pic here may provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the S5200 and S630.

Clearly, both cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Nikon S5200 to offer more detail having its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The more recent S5200 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 sensor size comparison

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S5200 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S630 as a Portrait photography camera
30
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
no manual control
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
21
no manual focus
lack of manual exposure
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon S5200
Street photography with Nikon S630
48
fixed screen
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
57
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S5200 Sports photography advice
Nikon S630 Sports photography advice
28
good megapixels (16MP)
no shutter priority
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
not so great battery power (160 CIPA)
lacks phase detect auto focus
27
image stabilization (Optical)
lack of shutter priority mode
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S5200 Travel photography details
Nikon S630 Travel photography details
68
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (26mm)
fast max aperture (f)
does not have Time Lapse mode
not so great battery power (160 CIPA)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
56
built-in flash
great reach (260mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S5200 Landscape photography information
Nikon S630 Landscape photography information
42
fairly wide (26mm)
fast max aperture (f)
screen size is good (3 inches)
good megapixels (16MP)
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
no manual control
no image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
not so great battery power (160 shots)
does not have Time Lapse mode
28
image stabilization (Optical)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
screen is small (2.7")
lack of manual exposure
low megapixels (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S5200 Vlogging details
Nikon S630 Vlogging details
33
fairly wide (26mm)
fast max aperture (f)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
does not have mic socket
25
image stabilization (Optical)
wide angle not the best (37mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external mic jack
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Nikon S5200 vs Nikon S630 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S5200 and Nikon S630
 Nikon Coolpix S5200Nikon Coolpix S630
General Information
Make Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix S5200 Nikon Coolpix S630
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-01-29 2009-02-03
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.16 x 4.62mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.5mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 4000 x 3000
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Lowest native ISO 125 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-156mm (6.0x) 37-260mm (7.0x)
Maximum aperture - f/3.5-5.3
Crop factor 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display technology TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed - 11.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash modes - Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On, Slow sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format - Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 146 gr (0.32 pounds) 140 gr (0.31 pounds)
Dimensions 98 x 58 x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9") 97 x 58 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 160 shots -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery ID EN-EL19 EN-L12
Self timer - Yes (3 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $130 $240