Nikon S32 summary
Nikon S32 is Nikon's Waterproof digital camera originally released on February of 2014. It houses a 13 MegaPixel, CCD 1/3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4160 x 3120.
The S32 ranks at #63 out of 74 in Waterproof cameras & over all #1005 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. You should look at our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your personalized factors.
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Nikon S32 history
The Nikon S32 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the detailed list below.
Nikon S32 Gallery
You can view the S32 from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon S32 Pros and Cons
Here is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Nikon S32 based on criterias that are usually considered useful in a digital camera.
Nikon S32 Sensor information
The sensor specification on the Nikon S32 is 4.8mm x 3.6mm (1/3"). The 17 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4160 x 3120 pixels . The camera has Image Stabilization (Digital). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 13 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 125 to 1600. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below displays the S32's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The S32 sensor has a crop factor of 7.5 and is pointed out in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon S32 dimensions
Nikon S32 has a weight of 0.39 lbs (175 grams / 6.17 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 108mm x 66mm x 40mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.6"). The weight of typical Waterproof camera is 196 grams and the Nikon S32 is less heavy than its rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The following is a photo of the Nikon S32 with a soda to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view directly below will highlight the button layout on the S32.
Nikon S32 Lens information
The S32 has got a fixed lens with a focal range of 30-90mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which isn't really very good however it is going to be useful in some circumstances.
At it's widest 30mm, it has an aperture of f3.3 and that's rather sluggish and not good for low light conditions and you will find it hard to get good bokeh. You will also need to boost your ISO which results in noisy images. With the long end, 90mm comes with f5.9 which is pretty slow and you would have to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Nikon S32 Connectivity
The S32 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send images and sometimes alter camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
A few apps also give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.
Nikon S32 Video information
The max video resolution on the Nikon S32 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance between video quality and file size but 1080p isn't going to give you any room to downsample. The body does not have a microphone and headphone socket which means you have got zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to consider a different camera in case you want good sound for your videos.
Nikon S32 Weather Sealing
Nikon S32 provides weather proofing making it a good option for use during challenging climates. This can be particularly beneficial if you are uncertain about the elements you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Nikon S32 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon S32 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specs for Nikon S32 are below:
- ViewFinder None
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders are quite valuable.
Nikon S32 Shutter information
Nikon S32 has the ability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Nikon S32 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon S32 has just built-in flash with missing external flash support.
Nikon S32 Autofocusing information
Nikon S32 has only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker & accurate than Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detection which is valuable for taking portraits of people.
Nikon S32 has no manual focusing. Manual focusing option can be good during low light scenarios or you want more precise control on depth of field.
Nikon S32 Battery life
The battery pack (EN-EL19) for the Nikon S32 is made to last for 220 shutters as per the CIPA benchmarks making it less than it's competitors. The usual Waterproof camera battery life is 274. Olympus TG-4 has got the maximum (380) battery life within this type of cameras.
Following is a collection of Waterproof cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Nikon S32 for varying kinds of photography
The following chart provides a summary of the Nikon S32 for varying kinds of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Nikon S32 Portrait photography details
The Nikon S32 has a score of 34 which is bad, meaning that it is simply not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support and option to utilize external lighting.
Nikon S32 Street photography highlights
Coming in at a above average rating of 61, the Nikon S32 is a respectable option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera features a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon S32 as a Sports photography camera
A bad sports photography rating of 37 means the Nikon S32 is simply not acceptable for photographing sports. A camera needs excellent tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon S32 Travel photography factors
Portability is very important when choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Nikon S32 gets a decent 58 as a travel camera which is reasonably adequate to take with you on your trips.
Nikon S32 Landscape photography info
For anybody who is planning to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon S32 with it's bad rating of 35 for a landscape camera is simply not acceptable compared to it's competition.
Nikon S32 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging should have a moving display, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering everything, the Nikon S32 is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a bad rating of 30.
Nikon S32 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the S32, here is a collection of the top rated cameras which fall into the family of Waterproof.
The line graph here shows you a bird's eye view of the S32 vs it's top scoring rivals mentioned earlier.
There are more cameras you might take a look at as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.