- 13MP - 1/3.1" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 1600
- Digital Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 30-90mm (F3.3-5.9) lens
- 221g - 110 x 66 x 27mm
- Introduced February 2015
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- Size Comparison
Nikon S33 summary
Nikon S33 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first introduced on February of 2015. It houses a 13 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/3.1" size sensor with a full resolution of 4160 x 3120.
The S33 comes in at #108 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over all #954 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please check our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your customized factors.
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Nikon S33 Gallery
You can view the S33 from several angles in the gallery here.
Nikon S33 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Nikon S33 based on factors which are usually regarded as necessary in a digital camera.
Nikon S33 Sensor features
The sensor size in the Nikon S33 is 4.7mm x 3.5mm (1/3.1"). The 16 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4160 x 3120 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Digital). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 13MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the S33's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The S33 sensor comes with a crop factor of 7.7 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon S33 dimensions
Nikon S33 weighs 0.49 lbs (221g or 7.80 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 110mm x 66mm x 27mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the Nikon S33 is weightier than its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a image of the Nikon S33 alongside a softdrink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will show the button design on the S33.
Nikon S33 Lens features
The S33 includes a fixed lens with a focal range of 30-90mm giving it a 3.0 x zoom which is definitely not huge nevertheless it could be very helpful in a few scenarios.
At it's widest 30mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.3 making it somewhat sluggish and not ideal in low light events and you might find it hard to capture good bokeh. You would also need to increase your ISO producing noisy photos. At the long end, 90mm comes at f5.9 making it quite sluggish and you will have to go with slower shutter speeds.
Nikon S33 Connectivity
The S33 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily send images and sometimes change camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Several apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can be connected to an external monitor. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Nikon S33 Video features
The highest possible video resolution in the Nikon S33 is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution can provide a good balance between video quality and file size but 1080p will not give you much room to downsample. The body does not offer a mic and headphone socket which means that you get zero control over your audio. It is probably best to look into another model in case you need good audio in your videos.
Nikon S33 Weather Sealing
Nikon S33 comes with environment proofing which makes it a good candidate to use during rough climates. This is particularly handy if you are not sure about the elements you might encounter during outdoor photography.
Nikon S33 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon S33 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specs regarding Nikon S33 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Nikon S33 Shutter features
Nikon S33 has the ability to shoot continuously at 4.7 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Nikon S33 Flash and Hot shoe features
Nikon S33 includes just in-built flash without external flash support.
Nikon S33 Autofocusing features
Nikon S33 includes only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker and precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detection which makes it helpful for portrait photography.
It also features Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Nikon S33 does not have manual focus. Manual focus mode is good during low light conditions or you require more exact focusing control.
Nikon S33 Battery life
The battery life (EN-EL19) for the Nikon S33 is designed to last for 220 shots with respect to the CIPA measurements making it comparable with its rivals. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the best (470) battery life within this kind of cameras.
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Nikon S33 for various kinds of photography
The following diagram displays a rundown of the Nikon S33 for various kinds of photography. To see more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon S33 as a Portrait photography camera
The Nikon S33 has a rating of 33 which is subpar, meaning that it is not good to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the option to work with off-camera flash.
Nikon S33 Street photography features
Coming in at a modest points tally of 58, the Nikon S33 is somewhat suitable for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon S33 as a Sports photography camera
A subpar sports photography score of 43 means the Nikon S33 is not good for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon S33 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is pretty important in getting a travel camera. All round, the Nikon S33 gets a modest 58 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat suitable for your travels.
Landscape photography with Nikon S33
If you are looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon S33 at it's subpar rating of 36 as a landscape camera is not good within the current market.
Nikon S33 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a articulating display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Nikon S33 is not good for vlogging as it gets a subpar score of 29.
Nikon S33 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the S33, below is a number of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart underneath provides you an overview of the S33 vs it's highest ranked rivals suggested earlier.
These are various other cameras you might check out as alternatives. To look at a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.