Nikon S1200pj overview
Nikon S1200pj is Nikon's Ultracompact camera initially released on August of 2011. The camera uses a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The S1200pj is rated #65 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras & all round #989 out of 1436 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Advanced camera search to see camera results based on your custom factors.
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Nikon S1200pj family
The Nikon S1200pj has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can see all previous and brand new models alongside main specifications.
Nikon S1200pj Gallery
You can see the S1200pj from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon S1200pj Pros and Cons
Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Nikon S1200pj based on things that are oftentimes seen as essential in a camera.
Nikon S1200pj Sensor specifications
The sensor specification on the Nikon S1200pj is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 14MP and supports a native ISO range of 80 to 1600. This ISO can be expanded electronically to a high of 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the S1200pj's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The S1200pj sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon S1200pj dimensions
Nikon S1200pj is 0.41 pounds (186 grams or 6.56 oz) & has outside dimensions of 107mm x 64mm x 23mm (4.2" x 2.5" x 0.9"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 grams and the Nikon S1200pj is more heavy compared with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Listed below is a visual of the Nikon S1200pj beside a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will illustrate the button layout on the S1200pj.
Nikon S1200pj Lens specifications
The S1200pj houses a built in lens and a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not at all huge however it might be convenient in a few cases.
At the widest 28mm, it features an aperture of f3.9 which will be kind of slow and not great for low light conditions and you will probably struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will likely also have to boost the ISO setting leading to noisy pictures. On the tele end, 140mm comes to f5.8 which is really slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S1200pj Connectivity
The S1200pj has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send photos and in some cases change settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Nikon S1200pj Video specifications
The highest video quality on the Nikon S1200pj is 1280 x 720 and you can capture in H.264 format. 720p is low for today's standards. You really should go for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera doesn't include a microphone and headphone port which means that you get no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to look into an alternative camera if you require decent sound for your video clips.
Nikon S1200pj Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Nikon S1200pj so you need to be cautious in rainy and dusty conditions.
Nikon S1200pj Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S1200pj houses a 3" fixed display screen boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you can adjust focus point plus adjust settings by using your finger.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon S1200pj are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be pretty helpful.
Nikon S1200pj Shutter specifications
Nikon S1200pj continuous shooting speed is 0.8 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 sec.
Nikon S1200pj Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Nikon S1200pj features only built-in flash lacking external flash ability.
Nikon S1200pj Autofocus specifications
Nikon S1200pj features just Contrast Based AF & doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact compared with Contrast Based focusing.
It boasts 9 focus points to pick from. Nikon S1200pj doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful in low light scenarios or you need to have more precise control on focus.
Nikon S1200pj Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest (320) battery life in this type of cameras.
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Nikon S1200pj for different forms of photography
The following bar chart shows a summation of the Nikon S1200pj for different forms of photography. To read more, check out the specific section below.
Nikon S1200pj Portrait photography details
The Nikon S1200pj gets a points tally of 29 which is low, and means the camera is just not good for portrait photography. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the option to use external flash.
Nikon S1200pj Street photography advice
Getting a average points total of 54, the Nikon S1200pj is somewhat suitable for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of image quality and portability.
Nikon S1200pj Sports photography features
A low sports photography points tally of 35 suggests the Nikon S1200pj is just not good for photographing sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon S1200pj Travel photography features
Weight is pretty crucial in buying a camera for travel. Over-all, the Nikon S1200pj gets a very good 61 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable fit to purchase for your trips.
Nikon S1200pj Landscape photography features
When you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Nikon S1200pj with it's low score of 42 as a landscape camera is just not good among it's rivals.
Nikon S1200pj Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Considering all things, the Nikon S1200pj is just not good for vlogging as it gets a low score of 29.
Nikon S1200pj Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the S1200pj, below is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the family of Ultracompact.
The graph below provides you an overview of the S1200pj compared to it's top ranked competitors suggested above.
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