Nikon S620 summary
Nikon S620 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera initially announced on February of 2009. It includes a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The S620 stands at #204 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & overall #1134 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should test our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your personal factors.
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Nikon S620 family
The Nikon S620 is part of a family of cameras. You can read the complete list underneath.
Nikon S620 Gallery
You can look at the S620 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon S620 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Nikon S620 based on factors which are usually considered important in a camera.
Nikon S620 Sensor information
The dimension of the sensor in the Nikon S620 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can produce cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 12MP and features a native ISO range of 100 - 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath illustrates the S620's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The S620 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon S620 dimensions
Nikon S620 is 0.26 lb (120 gr or 4.23 oz) & the physical size of the camera is 90mm x 53mm x 23mm (3.5" x 2.1" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Nikon S620 is less heavy as compared with its competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Here is a shot of the Nikon S620 besides a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view under will illustrate the button arrangement on the S620.
Nikon S620 Lens information
The S620 offers a fixed lens having a focal range of 28-112mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which may not be perfect nevertheless it is likely to be valuable in certain scenarios.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens features an aperture of f2.7 making it fairly sluggish and not good for low light situations and you will probably find it difficult to get good bokeh. You might also need to raise your ISO causing noisy pictures. With the long end, 112mm comes to f5.8 which is fairly slow and you might have to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S620 Connectivity
The S620 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to copy pictures and in some cases alter settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
A few apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Many cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Nikon S620 Video information
The max video resolution in the Nikon S620 is 640 x 480 and you can record in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible for today's requirements. You really should shoot for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body does not have a microphone and headphone port which means you get absolutely no control over the audio. It is perhaps best to buy a different model should you want good audio for your video clips.
Nikon S620 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing for the Nikon S620 so you have to be careful in wet or dusty situations.
Nikon S620 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S620 includes a 2.7" fixed display screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The View Finder specs for Nikon S620 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be particularly helpful.
Nikon S620 Shutter information
Nikon S620 continuous shooting rate is 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Nikon S620 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon S620 features just inbuilt flash without external flash support.
Nikon S620 Autofocusing information
Nikon S620 features only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and accurate as compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
Nikon S620 has not got manual focus. Manual focus ability is good during low light situations or you want more accurate focus control.
Nikon S620 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the maximum (470) battery life within this category of cameras.
Following is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the highest battery life:
Nikon S620 for various types of photography
The following bar chart gives a rundown of the Nikon S620 for various types of photography. To view more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon S620 Portrait photography info
The Nikon S620 receives a points total of 21 which is horrible, and means the camera is just not good to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files along with the potential to use off-camera flash.
Nikon S620 Street photography info
Getting a very good points total of 63, the Nikon S620 is a respectable option to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Nikon S620
A horrible sports photography rating of 25 suggests the Nikon S620 is just not good for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon S620 as a Travel photography camera
Weight is very important when choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Nikon S620 gets a nice 62 as a travelling camera which is a respectable fit to purchase for your trips.
Nikon S620 Landscape photography advice
For anyone who is looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Nikon S620 with it's horrible rating of 32 as a landscape camera is just not good amongst its competitors.
Nikon S620 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera ought to offer a articulating display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Nikon S620 is just not good for vlogging as it gets a horrible score of 31.
Nikon S620 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the S620, below is a number of the top rated cameras which fall in to the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart down below provides you a bird's eye view of the S620 versus it's highest ranking competitors listed above.
These are various other cameras you might see as alternate options. To look at a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.