Nikon S630 overview
Nikon S630 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact camera first announced on February of 2009. The camera features a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The S630 stands at #225 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #1163 out of 1428 for cameras in our list. You can test our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your personalized factors.
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Nikon S630 family
The Nikon S630 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can find all past and newer models as well as main specifications.
Nikon S630 Gallery
You can check the S630 from various angles in the gallery below.
Nikon S630 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and drawbacks of the Nikon S630 based on factors which are normally seen as useful in a camera.
Nikon S630 Sensor info
The spec of the sensor on the Nikon S630 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can produce cropping.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CCD sensor has 12 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 64 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported so the user has less margin for error.
The graphic underneath displays the S630's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The S630 sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon S630 dimensions
Nikon S630 weighs around 0.31 lb (140 grams / 4.94 oz) & the volume of the camera is 97mm x 58mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.0"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the Nikon S630 is lighter in comparison with various rivals.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Down below is a picture of the Nikon S630 besides a soda so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will highlight the button design on the S630.
Nikon S630 Lens info
The S630 provides a built in lens and it has a focal range of 37-260mm making it a 7.0 x zoom which is not at all amazing however it may be convenient in a few scenarios.
At the widest 37mm, it has an aperture of f3.5 making it really slow and not the best for low light circumstances and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You could also have to boost the ISO setting which results in noisy photographs. For the tele end, 260mm is brilliant zoom and comes with f5.3 which is really slow and you might need to set slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S630 Connectivity
The S630 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer photos and sometimes adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
Some applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
Nikon S630 Video info
The highest video quality on the Nikon S630 is 640 x 480 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low for today's requirements. You should target a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone jack so you have got little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to have a look at an alternative model should you need good audio for your video clips.
Nikon S630 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing for the Nikon S630 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
Nikon S630 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S630 features a 2.7 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon S630 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty useful for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Nikon S630 Shutter info
Nikon S630 continuous shooting rate is 11.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Nikon S630 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon S630 has only inbuilt flash lacking external flash ability.
Nikon S630 Autofocusing info
Nikon S630 has just Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
Nikon S630 lacks manual focus. Manual focus option can be useful for low light occasions or you want to have more precise control on focusing.
Nikon S630 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest (470) battery life for this type of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Nikon S630 for various categories of photography
The following graph displays a analysis of the Nikon S630 for various categories of photography. To look at more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon S630 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon S630 has a score of 21 which is really bad, meaning that it is just not suitable for portrait photography. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW files together with the option to utilize off-camera lighting.
Street photography with Nikon S630
Having a reasonable score of 57, the Nikon S630 is relatively suitable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon S630 Sports photography advice
A really bad sports photography score of 28 indicates the Nikon S630 is just not suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera must have excellent focusing and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon S630 Travel photography info
Portability is extremely important when choosing a camera for travel. All round, the Nikon S630 gets a decent 56 as a travel camera which is relatively acceptable to take with you on your travels.
Nikon S630 Landscape photography advice
When you're looking to purchase a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Nikon S630 with it's really bad grade of 28 for a landscape camera is just not suitable within the current market.
Nikon S630 Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging should offer a moving display, microphone input and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Nikon S630 is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it gets a really bad rating of 25.
Nikon S630 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the S630, below is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall in to the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph down below shows you a bird's eye view of the S630 vs it's top rated competitors shown previously.
These are some more cameras you may consider as alternative options. To review a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.