Nikon Coolpix S33 Review

Overall 40
Imaging 5
Features 32
Size 86
Price 0

Main Features

  • 13.0 MP 1/3.1" CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 2.7″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 4.7 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p), 320 x 240 (30p, 25p)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 110 x 66 x 27 mm
  • Weight: 221 g
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Built-in GPS: No

Nikon Coolpix S33 Summary

This review is devoted to Coolpix S33 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Feb 10, 2015. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 13.0 MP and a 1/3.1" (4.7 x 3.5 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #422 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 40/100 and it takes a rank of #906 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Nikon Coolpix S33 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix S33 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Environmental Sealing: Yes
  • Weight: 175 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 13.0 MP
  • Max Native Iso: 1600
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Nikon Coolpix S33 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Nikon Coolpix S33. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Nikon Coolpix S33

Nikon Coolpix S33 has the following external dimensions 110 x 110 x 27 mm (43.31 x 25.98 x 10.63″) with the weight of 221 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Nikon Coolpix S33, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Nikon Coolpix S33 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 27mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix S33 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Nikon Coolpix S33 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Nikon Coolpix S33 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Nikon Coolpix S33 — 220 shots
Min: 140 shots
Average: 241 shots
Max: 470 shots

Thickness

Nikon Coolpix S33 — 27 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Nikon Coolpix S33 — 221 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix S33 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix S33 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Nikon Coolpix S33 Photo and Sensor Features

Nikon Coolpix S33 boasts of a resolution of 13.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/3.1" (4.7 x 3.5 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

The base of Nikon Coolpix S33 has the following ISO range 100 - 1600 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Nikon Coolpix S33. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Nikon Coolpix S33 features a 13.0 MP 1/3.1" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Nikon Coolpix S33 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/3.1" sensor featured in Nikon Coolpix S33 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Nikon Coolpix S33

LCD and ViewFinder

Nikon Coolpix S33 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix S33 are its 4.7 fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Coolpix S33 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, Coolpix S33 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Nikon Coolpix S33, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Nikon Coolpix S33 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Nikon Coolpix S33 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Nikon Coolpix S33 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect Coolpix S33 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Nikon Coolpix S33 provides a shooting life of 220, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 241 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Nikon Coolpix S33 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Nikon Coolpix S33 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix S33’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix S33’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix S33 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Nikon Coolpix S33 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S33 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 25. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S33 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/3.1" (4.7 x 3.5 mm) sensor
  • You might not like Nikon skintone

Nikon Coolpix S33 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S33 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 31. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S33 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (110 x 66 x 27 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/3.1"(4.7 x 3.5 mm) sensor

Nikon Coolpix S33 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S33 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 68. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S33 can be called a 68 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (4.7 fps)
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)
  • Small battery life (220 shots)
  • Small size (110 x 66 x 27 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S33 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S33 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 18. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S33 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (221 g)
  • Small size (110 x 66 x 27 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/3.1" (4.7 x 3.5 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Nikon Coolpix S33 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S33 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 57. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S33 can be called a 57 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Environmental Sealing
  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/3.1" (4.7 x 3.5 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (13 MP)
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (1600)

Nikon Coolpix S33 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S33
Announced Feb 10, 2015
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 2.7″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 4 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 4.7 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 3.1
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size 1/3.1"
Sensor Dimensions 4.7 x 3.5 mm
Sensor Area 16.45 mm2
Sensor Resolution 13.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4160 x 3120
Max Native ISO 1,600
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 100
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective No
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p), 320 x 240 (30p, 25p)
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing Yes
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 221 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 66 x 27 mm
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type 220 shots
Battery Model EN-EL19
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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