Nikon 1 S2 summary
Nikon 1 S2 is Nikon's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera originally launched on May of 2014. It houses a 14.2 MegaPixel, CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4592 x 3072.
The 1 S2 is scored #84 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and over all #374 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please try out our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.
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Nikon 1 S2 history
The Nikon 1 S2 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the complete range underneath.
Nikon 1 S2 Gallery
You can see the 1 S2 from several angles in the gallery below.
Nikon 1 S2 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of good and bad points of the Nikon 1 S2 based on aspects which are normally regarded as crucial in a digital camera.
Nikon 1 S2 Sensor specifications
The Nikon 1 S2 features the Expeed 4A processor chip. The size of the sensor in the Nikon 1 S2 is 13.1mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 115 mm² sensor is able to capture 4592 x 3072 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor boasts 14.2 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 200 - 12800. RAW format is supported so you have wider margin for error.
The picture underneath shows the 1 S2's sensor dimensions when compared to other popular sizes. The 1 S2 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is displayed in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon 1 S2 dimensions
Nikon 1 S2 has a weight of 0.42 lbs (190 gr or 6.70 ounces) and the sizing of the camera is 101mm x 61mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323 gr so the Nikon 1 S2 is less heavy when compared with its rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon 1 S2 alongside a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view underneath will show the button arrangement on the 1 S2.
Nikon 1 S2 Lens specifications
The 1 S2 works with the Nikon 1 mount and has 13 lenses to choose from. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the 1 S2.
Nikon 1 S2 Connectivity
The 1 S2 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to transfer files and oftentimes adjust settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Nikon 1 S2 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution in the Nikon 1 S2 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in MPEG-4 file format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance in video quality vs file sizes but 1080p won't leave you with much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone jack so you have no control over your audio. It is probably best to have a look at an alternative model in case you need better audio in your videos.
Nikon 1 S2 Weather Sealing
Nikon 1 S2 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions could ruin the camera.
Nikon 1 S2 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon 1 S2 is equipped with a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder details regarding Nikon 1 S2 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be pretty helpful in sunny outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Nikon 1 S2 Shutter specifications
Nikon 1 S2 is able to shoot continuously at 60.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000s. Beware that the electronic shutter could cause "rolling shutter" in certain situations.
Nikon 1 S2 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Nikon 1 S2 boasts only built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Nikon 1 S2 Autofocusing specifications
Nikon 1 S2 boasts both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detection which can be useful for portrait photography.
The AF system supports 171 focus points to choose from. It also boasts Tracking AF for things on the move. Nikon 1 S2 has manual focus when needed in low light scenarios or you need to have more exact control on focus.
Nikon 1 S2 Battery life
The battery life (EN-EL22) in the Nikon 1 S2 is fashioned to last for 270 shutters with respect to the CIPA standards making it lower compared to its competitors. The average Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini comes with the best (650) battery life in this group of cameras.
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Nikon 1 S2 for various forms of photography
The following diagram presents a summary of the Nikon 1 S2 for various forms of photography. To check out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon 1 S2 Portrait photography advice
The Nikon 1 S2 has a rating of 61 which is very good, and means the camera is a respectable pick to use for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files together with the potential to use off-camera lighting.
Nikon 1 S2 as a Street photography camera
Having a above average points total of 71, the Nikon 1 S2 is a respectable option for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon 1 S2 as a Sports photography camera
A very good sports photography points total of 61 means the Nikon 1 S2 is a good option for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon 1 S2 Travel photography details
Portability is super crucial in buying a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon 1 S2 gets a above average 66 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to buy for your travels.
Nikon 1 S2 Landscape photography details
If you find yourself looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon 1 S2 and it's above average score of 61 for a landscape camera is a very decent fit among it's rivals.
Nikon 1 S2 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Nikon 1 S2 is not appropriate for vlogging as it comes to a dreadful score of 33.
Nikon 1 S2 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the 1 S2, here is a list of the top scored cameras which fall under the class of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The diagram underneath will give you a summary of the 1 S2 vs it's top ranked competitors mentioned previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might consider as alternative options. To check out a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.